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Paranormal News and Views for July 31, 2012

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Water-powered car

Waqar Ahmad's water-powered car.

Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty

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

WEIRD SCIENCE:

Car that runs on water invented
A Pakistani engineer has built a car that runs on water, a feat that left onlookers astounded. Engineer Waqar Ahmad drove his car using water as fuel Thursday during a demonstration for parliamentarians, scientists and students, Dawn reported from this Pakistan capital. He said cars could be driven by a system fuelled by water instead of petrol or CNG...

GHOSTS, POLTERGEISTS, HAUNTINGS:

Bones found at "haunted" Ohio house
President Richard Nixon and Newt Gingrich watch you from above as you walk on by the old building. "Most everyone who is there is from the past," said Bob Dixon. But it was what a paranormal group said that it found in the basement of the former Emmitt House Restaurant during a tour Saturday night that has people talking...

Ghost town: searching for the supernatural in Maryborough
An eerie orange glow bathes the street in light as the clock ticks towards midnight. Strange phenomena are being reported in Maryborough, and the Paranormal Paratek team couldn't be happier...

A life stranger than ghosts: An interview with John E.L. Tenney
John E.L. Tenney's columns have been printed in magazines and newspapers world-wide, and he has lectured to numerous public and private schools, universities, organizations and clubs. Mr. Tenney has also been interviewed extensively on radio and television about all things unexplained...

CREATURES:

Maine ghost hunters plan Bigfoot quest
When Maine Ghost Hunters go camping, they don't tell ghost stories around the campfire. They search for Bigfoot. From Friday, Aug 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5, Maine Ghost Hunters, a paranormal investigation group, will gather in an "undisclosed and remote wooded area in the deep woods of Northern Maine. True Bigfoot country, by all rights," according to the "meet-up" announcement...

Introducing britain's bat-winged monkey-bird
"It had bat wings which it unfolded and stretched out before folding back up again, red eyes and a kind of monster monkey face with a parrot's beak and was about 3 feet in height"....

Berlin's Loch Ness
Each Berlin lake has its own personality. Schlachtensee, however, is one lake that's popular with all breeds of bathers. There is, however, one little catch to this idyllic downtown watering hole. According to urban legend, it's home to the sea monster Nessi. Tales of Berlin's Nessi may not trump those majestic myths of the legendary Loch Ness, but what other ultra-modern metropolis can boast a sea monster on its home bathing turf?..

LOST WORLDS:

Is there a large pyramid underground between Mt. McKinley and Nome, Alaska?
The region between Mount McKinley and Anchorage is where the large pyramid structure was allegedly found during geophysical studies of the May 22, 1992, Chinese underground detonation of a large nuclear bomb at Lon Por...

EARTH MYSTERIES:

The mystery of the deadly black blob
The driving is easy. The road is smooth. Suddenly the car spins and swirls out of control as it skates along a layer of goo that mysteriously covers highways here. Venezuelans call the goo La Mancha Negra - the black stain - but it's really more like a blob, a thick black sludge with the consistency of chewing gum. No one knows what it is. No one knows where it comes from. No one knows how to get rid of it...

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