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Paranormal News for February 18, 2012

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CREATURES:

Bigfoot and the Lizard Man: fact or myth?
Bigfoot and the Lizard Man are two of the most elusive beasts to hide from the human eye - so why are they getting so much attention? Well, the fact of the matter is that some South Carolina residents swear that they've seen one (or both) of the two creatures - with their own eyes...

Nessie sonar sighting wins £1000 prize
A sonar image of a large mystery object deep below the surface of Loch Ness has netted boat skipper Marcus Atkinson the Best Nessie Sighting of The Year Award - the first time in several years it has been presented by bookmaker William Hill...
(Also read: What You Need to Know About... The Loch Ness Monster)

HUMAN MYSTERIES:

Mystery of the Middle Eastern girls who cry stones - videos
Strange phenomena or an elaborate hoax from the Middle East, young girls who expel multiple stones from their eyes? News reports from India, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan of young girls expelling multiple stones from their eyes. This week India's TV 9 Pavada Purana news posted videos on YouTube of two young girls in India 'crying' stones from her eyes...

LOST WORLDS:

Stonehenge was based on a 'magical' auditory illusion, says scientist
The layout of Stonehenge matches the spacing of loud and quiet sounds created by acoustic interference, new theory claims...

PSYCHIC PHENOMENA:

Did Whitney Houston predict her own death?
Haunting new details on Whitney Houston's final days are emerging, and it seems that the singer sensed her passing was coming. Sources say that Houston was increasingly spiritual and religious because she felt her own end was near...

EARTH MYSTERIES:

Hundreds of dead birds on I-95 in Laurel
Hundreds of birds just dropped from the sky and landed onto I-95 Wednesday, bringing afternoon rush hour traffic to a crawl. They were common Starlings, and while there were a few in the grass and on the shoulders of the highway, the vast majority landed right on the northbound travel lanes in Laurel...

MEDIA - BOOKS, MOVIES, TV:

New haunted house found footage movie gets green light
Rob Letterman's new live action project will be The Paranormalists. This is set to be a found footage movie, based around a haunted house, and Letterman will be writing and directing. It's a project for the recently-formed Syfy Films, and no release window has been revealed as of yet...

New Paranormal investigation web series Mass Most Haunted coming to YouTube
After posting a video of a paranormal investigation of the former home of Lizzie Borden that went viral, ATF Paranormal Investigation Team decided to take things a step further. Now ATF is announcing a web series that will air on their YouTube Channel entitled Mass Most Haunted...

The Paranormal: Who Believes, Why They Believe, and Why It Matters
Erich Goode is a sociologist and thus, for the purposes of this book he defines paranormalism as beliefs labelled by scientists as contrary to scientific law. The book, then, is about this labelling process and its consequences, and not about whether any particular belief could be true or not. A distinction is also made between paranormalism and pseudoscience, although the two overlap. Pseudoscience is belief in things which could exist but for which there is no convincing evidence...

Ghost Hunters investigator Grant Wilson leaving series
Ghosts can get a little more rest in peace soon: Ghost Hunters co-lead investigator Grant Wilson announced during Wednesday's (Feb. 15) episode that he would be leaving the Syfy series. "It is with mixed emotion that I am announcing my departure from the cast of Ghost Hunters. While paranormal investigating has always been and will remain a passion for me, I have made the decision to leave the series in order to focus on other aspects of my personal life," Wilson says...

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