A password will be emailed to you.

Today’s news leans heavily towards the strange. Put on your tin foil hat and venture on in, brave explorer…

  • Twenty years on, the pilot of JAL1628 still doesn’t know what he saw. He only knows he paid a price for telling the rest of the world. Some mistakes in the story (no passengers disembarked, as JAL1628 wasn’t carrying passengers) – for the full details of this case, you can’t go past Bruch Maccabee’s comprehensive investigation (if you can forgive the flashing text).
  • Psilocybin trials offer hope for sufferers of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The irony of an OCD ‘cure’ coming from something that grows in cow sh*t is inescapable. By the way, Mind Hacks has a good rundown on some of the other psychedelic research going on at the moment as well.
  • Exorcism: psychiatry meets faith (with video). Get thee behind me, TDG reader!
  • Ghost hunter says ghosts are a misunderstood part of the natural environment, which can be explained through the careful application of science. Oh, and don’t cross the streams. That would be…bad.
  • Mass hysteria forces evacuation of school.
  • Bob Heironymus claims to be the man inside the Bigfoot suit in the famous Patterson-Gimlin movie.
  • Psychics aid police in search for missing teen.
  • Why is seeing dead people (all the time) suddenly the hip thing in Hollywood?
  • Journalist debunks the Gulf Breeze UFO case.
  • The ten most bizarre people on Earth. David Icke makes the list. Mind you, I reckon on a Saturday night in the valley I could find a few worthy of the list too.
  • FOI in the UK. Government secrets now up for inspection.
  • The Antikythera Mechanism: a masterpiece of technology which raises more questions than it answers.
  • Richard Hansen, consultant on Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, acknowledges some creative licence was used in the depiction of the Maya. NG has video of Maya expert Zachary Hruby explaining how the movie’s take on human sacrifice stretches “far beyond the truth” (text story here). Allan Boyle has a good round-up over at his Cosmic Log.
  • India’s Pompeii uncovered.
  • Geothermal testing halted after it causes a quake.
  • Why a hydrogen economy just doesn’t make sense.
  • Chinese rock formation resembles a face. He doesn’t look very happy either…not sure I’d be driving beneath him in that mood.
  • Regional nuclear war could devastate global climate. I think it’s a given that the local climate will be influenced.
  • Does our sense of smell depend on quantum mechanics?
  • Stumped on a Xmas gift? Why not give your loved one some jewelry made from your body. Be careful which part of your body…

Quote of the Day:

If you haven’t found something strange during the day, it hasn’t been much of a day.

J. A. Wheeler