Various Paranormal Phenomena

Some pretty interesting articles I cam across not long ago…

Who cares about parapsychology?
Most psychology professors, people who work in a field related to parapsychology, are quite skeptical of psychic phenomena. The same is true of biologists, physicists, and others involved in the physical sciences. They do not put much credence in the claims of things like telepathy, clairvoyance or telekinesis. Many psychology students, however, are not so skeptical – they tend to believe that these phenomena are real…

Photos show mystery skeleton sticking out of iceberg off N.L. east coast
Marine scientists in Canada and abroad are puzzled by bizarre photographs that appear to show the skeleton of a large mammal jutting out of an iceberg that recently drifted past Newfoundland’s east coast. The six pictures show what looks like a brown rib cage and spinal column, slightly bent, sticking out of a crust of ice…

Underground bases
The alien underground base meme has infected the UFO community since the mid-1980s. Paul Bennewitz (a name you should know by now) wrote hundreds of letters to researchers and government officials about this issue and is generally regarded as the first to mention the subject…

Out of the minds of babes
The ordinary observer might assume that the thoughts of Rainen Solomon, a burbling 17-month-old in powder-blue shorts, hew to basics, like “hungry” and “very hungry.” Derek Ogilvie, a.k.a. the Baby Mind Reader, is picking up more complicated signals…

Hutchison Effect caught on tape in high def
Vlad: I was just at John’s apt/laboratory with a camera crew for new TV series I’m co-producing and hosting. We shot for over 7 hours, in High Def, and captured some extraordinary footage…

The Stonehenge flying saucer
While there are many theories explaining (or trying to) the Stonehenge megaliths and site, an almost obvious interpretation is that the initial creators of Stonehenge (circa 8000 B.C.) were emulating the craft that brought them or provided “supplies” to them, much in the way that the Cargo Cult peoples emulated World War II aircraft they had seen delivering supplies in the Pacific…

Sinister dirigibles over Russia
Strange, cigar-shaped objects have been seen in the sky over Russian cities, villages, testing grounds, battlefields, forests, and secret installations. Surely many observations have been lost in the whirlwind of history; however, the author has been able to collect some striking reports…

Campers thought dying man was astral travelling
A man who died from extreme dehydration after an outback purification ritual was not given immediate medical help because fellow campers believed he was astral travelling, a coronial inquest has heard…

“Ghosts are real”: Book documents the haunts at Capay Cemetery
We met Patty Zloczewski at the Capay Cemetery. It was early evening and there was no reason to be scared. The sun was setting and the mourning doves were calling. But the shadows were growing long. “Ghosts are real,” Patty said as we slowly made our way to the back of the cemetery grounds, away from the entrance and the little-traveled county road.

Psychic predicts earthquake in LA!
Insomniacs who believe in UFOs, doomsday, and the paranormal may be familiar with George Noory, late night talk show host of Coast to Coast AM. Noory was seduced by a recent email from one of his listeners who is predicting the Big One this month, and interviewed the guy on the air. Apparently, our clairvoyant spoke to a spirit who has the inside dirt, and told him to expect a 6.5-8 earthquake this month…

Do you believe in the existence of Bigfoot?
“Do I think Bigfoot exists? Well at this time right now … sometimes. I’m not going to say that I haven’t watched those shows on the Discovery Channel about Bigfoot, aliens, and the Loch Ness monster, because I have. Numerous times. And most of the time, after my eyes being glued to the TV for an hour, I end up believing that such a creature or creatures do exist for the rest of the day…

Survey: almost 60% say Sasquatch unsnatchable
The Anomalist today published their analysis of the survey results from 449 people who filled out a web-based questionnaire that took 15 to 30 minutes to complete in March…

Circular patterns growing on moss confuse scientists
A mysterious circular pattern on moss-covered logs has scientists scratching their heads. Last winter, researchers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park discovered the symmetrical bull’s-eye pattern on patches of liverwort (a close relative of moss) growing on pine trees that had died and fallen on the ground…

Bones of unknown animal unearthed
The forests of the Sunderbans conceal many mysteries. It has now thrown up a new challenge to zoologists in the form of the remains of an ‘unknown’ animal that was accidentally unearthed by a farmer and his daughter on May 26…

Bigfoot search begins afresh
“Gigantic, hairy, ape-like…” was all that Abu Marak could utter in between gasps for breath. Surrounded by villagers in the safety of his house near Durabanda in the West Garo Hills, Abu’s eyes still mirrored the excitement of spotting the animal. Within a few days, Abu’s account, coupled with those of a few other villagers, became the raw material for a renewed scientific search for the legendary Big Foot – mande burung in Garo…

Walking through spooky Shoreham

Strange concrete stain

Two mysterious grass circles in Mission, Kansas
Something has really knocked the heck out of the energy in the larger circle – and somewhat in the smaller circle…

Dispelling ghostly images with electromagnets
In a study investigating how the brain generates paranormal experiences and psychotic states, researchers used strong electromagnets to alter brain function and found they could reduce the number of times healthy volunteers saw spontaneously experienced false perceptions…

A sound way to turn heat into electricity
University of Utah physicist Orest Symko holds a match to a small heat engine that produces a high-pitched tone by converting heat into sound. Symko’s research team is combining such heat engines with existing technology that turns sound into electricity, resulting in devices that can harness solar energy in a new way, cool computers and other electronics.