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Paranormal News and Views for July 17, 2012

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Frankenstein mummies

Frankenstein mummies

Photo: Michael Parker-Pearson

Up-to-the-minute reports of paranormal activity and news from around the world

HUMAN MYSTERIES:

"Frankenstein" mummies, made from body parts, found in Scotland
An international team of archaeologists have discovered that two mummies found on an island off the coast of Scotland are, like Dr. Frankenstein's monster, composed of body parts from several different humans. The mummified remains, as much as 3,500 years old, suggest that the first residents of the island of South Uist in the Hebrides had some previously unsuspected burial practices...
(Also read: Weird Skeletons in Mankind's Closet)

GHOSTS, POLTERGEISTS, HAUNTINGS:

Haunted Memphis: Earnestine and Hazel's
Russell George jolted awake, hearing the clinking of glasses and people laughing and dancing, and he headed toward his bedroom door. George poked his head out the door and saw nothing. There was no one drinking, laughing or dancing. In fact, he lived alone, above his famous bar called Earnestine and Hazel's...
(Also read: Ghosts of Memphis)

Two kids' burned bodies found in haunted house
Friday the 13th brought a late shocker in a village in this city when two intruding scavenging minors were murdered and burned in a "haunted house" allegedly by an owner left for years in solitary, according to a police official...
(Also read: Ghosts Lead to Bones)

Joe Nickell's 9 most haunted places
Since the most ancient times, people have believed in ghosts, or spirits of the dead. Haunted places are a mainstay of folklore, and today so-called ghost hunters are using often-sophisticated equipment in claiming that ghosts are the real (or at least surreal) McCoy...
(Also read: The World's Most Haunted Places)

Ghosts in Plainwell: Meet William and Charles who haunt the old Eesley Mill
A group of paranormal investigators will comb through the historic Eesley Mill in Plainwell this week to try and offer tenants an explanation for a series of odd happenings...
(Also read: Black-Eyed Thing at the Old Mill)

Investigating Alaska's ghosts, creatures and extraterrestrials
Alaska has a long history with the paranormal -- from its mythic past full of unusual creatures, to its modern-day infestations with cryptic beasts like Bigfoot and the Lake Iliamna Monster, down to purported alien abductions that became fodder for Hollywood not too long ago...
(Also read: Video: Ketchikan, Alaska Bigfoot)

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