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Paranormal News and Views for August 21, 2012

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GHOSTS, POLTERGEISTS, HAUNTINGS:

Long Island's haunted restaurants and bars
It's common knowledge to many Long Islander's that Katie's Bar in Smithtown is haunted. It's been investigated on TV's Paranormal State, and there has been a lot of hype surrounding the place over the past few years. It's not the only popular eatery that has a ghost or two, however. Paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto and I have had the opportunity of investigating several haunted Long Island establishments. Good food and a ghost! Who could ask for more?..

LOST WORLDS:

Oldest mummies in the world explained
Behind this mask lies the well-preserved face of someone who died many thousands of years ago, in the coastal desert of what is now northern Chile and southern Peru. A new theory may explain why the locals there began mummifying their dead...

Scott's wrecked ship Terra Nova found off Greenland
The wreck of the ship that carried Captain Robert Scott on his doomed expedition to the Antarctic a century ago has been discovered off Greenland. The SS Terra Nova was found by a team from a US research company. Scott and his party set off from Cardiff aboard the Terra Nova in 1910 with the aim of becoming the first expedition to reach the South Pole. The ship had a life after the polar trek, sinking off Greenland's south coast in 1943...

EARTH MYSTERIES:

What's causing extreme weather?
Wondering what's causing all the extreme weather we've seen lately? The short answer, scientists say, is rotten luck and a warmer planet. It's not easy to shatter a record that has lasted for more than 75 years. But that's what happened last month, when a stubborn heat wave pushed July temperatures in the United States into uncharted territory...

HUMAN MYSTERIES:

Will DNA unlock the Elephant Man's final secret?
He was the thing of children's nightmares, outcast by a Victorian society unable to comprehend his grotesque deformities, but was later immortalised in films and plays. Joseph Merrick, better known as the Elephant Man, is one of medical history's enigmas: 122 years after his death, no one knows exactly what caused his extreme disfigurement...

Construction worker survives after a metal bar pierces his head in Brazil
A 24-year-old construction worker survived after a 6-foot metal bar fell from above and pierced his head, doctors said Friday. Luiz Alexandre Essinger, chief of staff of Rio de Janeiro's Miguel Couto Hospital said doctors successfully withdrew the iron bar from Eduardo Leite's skull during a five-hour surgery...

MEDIA - BOOKS, MOVIES, TV:

Haunted. Not your average found footage film
Just when you thought every new horror movie was gonna be some variation of a "found footage" style film, you are proven right. But Haunted is actually a found footage flick that has caught my attention...

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