I’m the last news editor standing: Jameske’s fallen sick, Greg’s away spreading the ‘flu virus to others, and Kat is having computer problems. I’m expecting a satellite to crash through my ceiling at any minute.
- Is the strange animal in this footage a dog, a bear, or something unnatural? Before you pack a butterfly net and book a flight to Michigan, it’s a hoax.
- Pack a snorkel instead because fishermen have been seeing a merman in the Caspian Sea.
- If you’re going to Cornwall UK, look out for the Beast of Bodmin Moor.
- Loren Coleman discusses a hero of cryptozoology, Gerald Russell, and his search for the Yeti. The video documentary is awesome.
- In the Philippines, a Judge was fired after admitting he frequently sought the counsel of three elves only he could see. Better than the Devil like most lawyers.
- The very brave Anthony North discusses demonic possession and its cultural implications. I hope his head wasn’t spinning around when he wrote that.
- Parapsychology: Where Science and Magic Meet is an excellent article by Dr Serena Roney-Dougal. I wish they’d meet in a pub and have a good time.
- Daimonic Reality by Patrick Harpur is a brilliantly eloquent and witty exploration of folklore, myths and paranormal phenomena (Amazon US or UK). A review and interview coming soon.
- Video and article discussing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s dealings with mediums, and how spirits communicated with him by morse code. All I get is email spam.
- Was Mary Shelley inspired by real events when writing Frankenstein? (Amazon US or UK)
- Japan has allowed archaeologists limited access to two royal tombs for the first time.
- Will China race Japan and excavate the tomb of the Emperor Qin?
- Ian Sinclair, Grand Prior of the Scottish Knight Templars and The International Order of Gnostic Templars will give a presentation on — you guessed it — the Knights Templar in Sedona, Arizona.
- The disappearance of adventurer Steve Fossett is just one more mystery in a state that has Area 51 and frozen bodies at the bottom of Lake Tahoe.
- While the air and ground search for Fossett has been scaled back, volunteers continue to scour satellite images over the internet for clues.
- A plethora of UFO sightings in Ireland after a very quiet 37 years may be the reason Jameske fell ill.
- Protest against the construction of a motorway near the Hill of Tara has been taken to the streets of New York City. Protests will also be held in Dublin and Strasbourg next month.
- India has angered Hindus with plans to dredge a shipping canal through what is believed to be a bridge built by Rama and an army of monkeys, connecting Sri Lanka to the subcontinent.
Quote of the Day:
Adventure is just bad planning.