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This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 22 – 30

Friday, August 22Altair is the brightest star shining halfway up the southeastern sky after nightfall. Look to its left, by a little more than a fist at arm’s length, for … Continue reading

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Oldest European human footprints confirmed

In 1965 archaeologists discovered about 400 ancient human footprints in Ciur-Izbuc Cave in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. At that time, researchers interpreted the footprints to be those of a … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Great Alien Debate Part 1

The conversation usually goes like this: Do you think we’re alone in the universe? Answer A :No, absolutely not. It’s a huge universe, we’re not at the center or central … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bulgaria’s latest ‘vampire’ skeleton found in Plovdiv

The skeleton is one of 80 found in a necropolis in the old town part of Plovdiv, tentatively dated from the 15th and 16th centuries.The remains, facing westwards, had a … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

12 Female Treasure Hunters in Movies

The upcoming horror-thriller As Above/So Below follows a female archaeologist who descends into the Catacombs of Paris in search of the fabled Philosopher’s Stone only to encounter terrifying things within … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Ghost Hotels of the Catskills

From Dirty Dancing to plain dirty: Sullivan County—100 miles from New York City—once had more than 500 resorts. Today, all that remains of these Jewish holiday centers is a constellation … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision Takes on Zombies With ‘Curse the Darkness’

SpectreVision, the shingle run by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller that specializes in horror fare, have set their sights on the zombie genre with Curse the Darkness, … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Was There An Alien Thigh Bone Found on Mars?

No.Definitely no. It’s just a combination of sand and wind that has caused a rock to have a similarity to a femur. But its not a femur. Its a rock. … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

UST documents in ancient ‘baybayin’ script declared a National Cultural Treasure

Owing to their outstanding cultural value, two 17th-century baybayin documents from the University of Santo Tomas UST Archives were recently declared National Cultural Treasure NCT by the National Archives of … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pastors Want Youth Occult Books Removed from Library: ‘It’s Dangerous for Our Kids’

Several Christians leaders in Texas are urging a local library to remove books for teenagers that deal with vampires and other ‘demonic’ content. read more Pastors Want Youth Occult Books … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fixing Ghost Movies

Originally posted on Culture War Reporters:
A while back, we had a discussion on everything wrong with our attempts to make exorcism movies. Good ones, anyways. That done, I figured…

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s all in the details: these miniatures changed movies

Perhaps it’s having grown up in the ’80s and a hearty dose of nostalgia in the face of overwrought visual effects in modern movies, but there’s something indescribably powerful about … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dead On: How the Original Resident Evil Did Right By Zombies

Do you remember when the first Resident Evil game came out in 1996? Like me, some of you may have been too young to play it at the time. I … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Read the secret diary that reveals the bizarre beliefs of aliens, super human powers and twisted child mind control inside The Family cult

A SECRET diary uncovered after more than 30 years has revealed how notorious cult The Family trapped people in a web of fear and dependence.The 47-page document, obtained by the … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Taiwan’s ‘murder’and ‘suicide’ houses – Taipei Times

Also known as violent houses, unlucky houses and inauspicious abodes, the deathly fear of living in a ‘xiongzhai’ has led to some callous behavior by homeowners as well as several … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bosco & Fleet: Detectives of the Occult Sciences

When you think of buddy cop movies, your mind probably jumps to stuff like Lethal Weapon or 48 Hours. Odds are, you’re not thinking of an octopus and a gorilla … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

McConaughey Eyed to Play the Lead Villain in Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

Matthew McConaughey is clearly a hot property, what with his Oscar-winning turn in Dallas Buyers Club, hit television show “True Detective” and now a starring role in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

BBC Announces “The Living And The Dead” Paranormal Series

The BBC has announced a new paranormal series with The Living and the Dead.The six episode series is set in Somerset, England in 1888 described as: A land and a … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crop Circle At Ackling Dyke 2, nr Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, United Kingdom.

Crop Circle At Ackling Dyke 2, nr Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, United Kingdom. Reported 22nd August 2014 read more Crop Circle At Ackling Dyke 2, nr Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, United Kingdom. … Continue reading

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Houston, we have a problem: UFO sighting stirs frenzy of tweets

Houston is ablaze with people reporting a UFO flying over their city on the evening of 11 Aug. Images of what appear to be a circle of lights, hovering in … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Did Ancient Scots Prepare ‘Frankenstein’ Mummies?

In 2001, a team of archaeologists found four skeletons at an archaeological site on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. At first, it appeared to … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Amityville: The Awakening’ Trailer: It’s Not You, It’s the House

Whatever you do, don’t move into a house where the previous owner murdered their family under mysterious circumstances. You would think that characters in horror films would’ve picked up on … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Urbex – Alla Italia

Abandoned thermal institute somewhere in Belgium. I wouldn’t have called this place Alla Italia, but the urbex community loves to give strange nicknames to the abandoned places, so the guy … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Byzantium king tomb turning into garbage dump

To the left of the Silivrikapı Walls in Istanbul’s Fatih neighborhood, there lies a tomb from the fourth century A.D., which is now in ruins. Known as the Silivri Crypt, … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Silent Hills teaser PT could be one of the scariest games ever made

PT played host to one of the best game reveals of recent memory. Announced to little fanfare, it masqueraded as a free demo for a new game from an unknown … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Design Different’s Zombie Safe Zone Maps Show You Where to Go When ‘The Walking Dead’ Becomes Reality

It’s the zombie apocalypse! Do you know where your escape plan is? If you’ve got one of these snazzy and practical posters, you’re all set — it’ll be hanging on … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment
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