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How a near-death experience affects the brain

A group of passengers who thought they were going to die when their plane ran out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean in August, 2001 have had their brains scanned … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Medieval Friary Unearthed in England

Archaeologists excavating ahead of a new development in Norwich are revealing the remains of a 13th-century Augustinian friary that was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538. The wealth of artifacts … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Zombie-themed walking dead cruise setting sail in January

Taking a vacation with a cruise ship full of zombies sounds like the premise of a blockbuster Hollywood film, but it will be a reality now for those who get … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Winona Ryder to star in new Netflix paranormal TV show

Winona Ryder signed on as star of a forthcoming Netflix drama about the high weirdness, conspiracy theories, and paranormal reports around the Montauk Project, alleged US government experiments on Long … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

African rock art image project

Africa’s rock art is as diverse as the continent itself. In 2013, the African rock art image project team began cataloguing around 25,000 digital photographs of rock art from across … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Perceptual Biases in Relation to Paranormal and Conspiracy Beliefs

Previous studies have shown that one’s prior beliefs have a strong effect on perceptual decision-making and attentional processing. The present study extends these findings by investigating how individual differences in … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Ghosts’ add fuel to the fire

The myth that lighting a veld fire helps to escape the clutches of ghostly apparitions while walking alone in the dark, is having devastating effects on farming areas around Umzimkhulu. … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Extras needed for zombie film

Extras are needed to be zombies for a new film featuring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close. The film She Who Brings Gifts will be using Upper Heyford as … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mars ‘Pyramid’ Seen By NASA Rover Isn’t Quite What It Seems

NASA’s Curiosity rover has photographed a pyramid on Mars–at least that’s what some paranormal enthusiasts seem to think…. Not surprisingly, NASA’s explanation for the object in the photo is somewhat … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Our deep need for monsters that lurk in the dark

Sea monsters are the stuff of legend – lurking not just in the depths of the oceans, but also the darker corners of our minds. What is it that draws … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Haunting Art Installation in an Abandoned Church You Need to Visit

The dilapidated church, which has laid unkept since the 1960s, has been transformed into a powerful art installation and tourist destination by artist Jakub Hadrava. read more 500px ISO » … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Hulk

The Hulk is very interesting superhero. The two personalities that clash, The Hulk and Bruce Banner, make the character very engaging. There isn’t really anyone like him. He’s not a … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Lusitania

100 years ago today, an event occurred that was reviled as one of the grossest acts of cowardice of the First World War, when a German U-Boat torpedoed and sank … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cinco de Mayo – The Battle of Puebla, Mexico in 1862

The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Enfield ‘Poltergeist’: a sceptic speaks.

A couple of years ago I was asked to appear on ITV’s This Morning to discuss the Enfield ‘poltergeist’. It’s not an unusual request per se: as editor of The … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 ways to celebrate May the 4th.

The 4th of May is the day to say “May the Force be with you” to all, and celebrate the beloved Star Wars story that binds our galaxy together. Here … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Today In History: May 2, 1933: Loch Ness Monster sighted

Although accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotland’s Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Drama, Controversy and Confusion: The Legacy of The Enfield Poltergeist

Polterwotsit has been rather a dead letter for a couple if years now; Becky has completed her PhD, my ghost group GSUK has not met, and Parasoc has quietly disbanded. … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beltane

Beltane is a Celtic word which means ‘fires of Bel’ Bel was a Celtic deity. It is a fire festival that celebrates of the coming of summer and the fertility … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Culloden Moor 1746

In the late morning of the 16th April 1746 a Jacobite Army commanded by General George Murray fighting for Prince Charles Edward Louis John Severino Mario Stuart stood ready to … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beaked whale reveals Africa’s tectonic secrets

Some 17 million years ago, a beaked whale took a wrong turn up an African river, something which ultimately turned out to be its demise. But now, geologists studying the … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bones In Bronze Age Armenia Uncover A Strange Story

It sounds like the perfect script for a sci-fi/ fantasy novel. A ruthless ruler under siege in his fortress, trying to keep his crumbling power intact through the divine gift … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Will Science Discover Alien Life in Your Lifetime?

Are we alone in the universe? That’s a question humans have pondered throughout the ages. That’s also a question that may find an answer sooner than you think. With the … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Artist Spruces Up Thrift Paintings by Adding Video Game, Sci-Fi Icons

Artist Dave Pollot has found a way to re-invent old paintings. read more Artist Spruces Up Thrift Paintings by Adding Video Game, Sci-Fi Icons – IGN.

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cow takes her first steps with new prosthetic legs in the snow

Walking on snow with hooves is hard enough, so doing it with two hoofed legs and two prosthetic ones must be a real challenge. But that hasn’t stopped this hardy … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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