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Paranormal News for January 3, 2012

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GHOSTS, HAUNTINGS, POLTERGEISTS:

Author, Houdini had spirit war
In the early days of the 20th century, the world's most famous magician and the creator of the greatest detective in fiction had a running debate about ghosts. But it didn't go exactly the way most people would assume. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, believed in spirits, fairies and supernatural powers -- this despite his most famous creation's proclivities toward logic and analytical reasoning...
(Also read: The Houdini Séance)

OUIJA AND DIVINATION:

Ouija boards: The standard cure for boredom
All too many times people embark on their first Ouija board experience because they are bored. So they either hunt out a board or make their own and pretty soon they are not bored any more. More often than not though, they are just to damned scared to be bored...
(Also read: The Ouija Debate )

PROPHETS AND PROPHECY:

Astrologers predict great changes in year 2012
It is an astonishing fact that two ancient calendars of completely different cultures predict major events taking place in 2012...

EARTH MYSTERIES:

Dead blackbirds fall again in Arkansas town
Thousands of dead blackbirds rained down on a town in central Arkansas last New Year's Eve after revelers set off fireworks that spooked them from their roost, and officials were reporting a similar occurrence Saturday as 2012 approached...

LOST WORLDS:

Mayan ruins in North Georgia
There was ample indication of prehistoric intrusions along the Gulf coast and a Mayan Colony is not only plausible but very likely if not even more common place than presently understood. Such a colony would almost certainly gave aimed to bring a population of around a thousand as quickly as feasible in order to fully organize agriculture and to over awe local populations. Linking it to the Mayan collapse is presently premature. More likely it was an expression of Mayan expansion...

TIME AND SPACE:

Impossible crystals are "from space"
Examples of a crystal previously thought to be impossible in nature may have come from space, a study shows. Quasicrystals have an unusual structure - in between those of crystals and glasses...

Namibia "space ball" mystery solved
The mysterious large metallic ball that fell out of the sky in Namibia, sparking considerable panic, is most likely a fuel tank from an unmanned rocket...

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