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Paranormal News and Views for December 25, 2012

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What's weird in your state?

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

GHOSTS, POLTERGEISTS, HAUNTINGS:

Your state's weirdest unexplained phenomenon
A slide show of each U.S. state's weirdness, from Alabama's unexplained hum to Rhode Island's werewolf to Wyoming's haunted high school...
(Also read: Weirdness in Every State)

Paranormal corner: A Christmas Carol
It's Christmas time again. The trees are trimmed, the lights are twinkling and the cookies are baking in the oven. But even at this time of year, the spirit realm is all around us. One classic example is Charles Dickens' tale of four spirits (including Jacob Marley, of course) who visit Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol...

Psi and psychosis: Be afraid, be very afraid
Dr. Barry Taff: There is one thing I feel absolutely secure in saying after spending the last forty-four years of my life conducting parapsychological research; that the paranormal attracts more emotionally disturbed people than any other area of human interest or endeavor. The chronic encounters with such psychotic people never seems to end. The question is why?..

MYSTERIOUS CREATURES:

Finding Bigfoot team sails over New Mexico in hot air balloon search
The Finding Bigfoot team is always open to new ways of locating their target; this week, a new technique takes the search up above Valles Caldera National Preserve...

The inaugural issue of The Journal of Cryptozoology
Cryptozoology is the study of animals or alleged animals that are known only from anecdotal evidence. The field has a bit of an image problem. Frankly, this isn't much of a surprise when you look at the busy efforts of the various creationists, true believers and cranks who express interest in the subject...

PROPHETS AND PROPHECIES:

When prophecy fails
The irrefutable failure of a prophecy does not cause true believers - people who have committed themselves to a belief both emotionally and by their life choices - to reconsider. On the contrary, they become even more fervent, and proselytize even harder...
(Also read: The Fatima Prophecies)

TIME AND SPACE:

UFOs many times appeared in Vietnam?
Unidentified flying objects UFOs, the mystery for the human being so far, were believed to turn up in Vietnam many times...

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