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Falling ice perplexes scientists
The skies are raining big chunks of ice, and experts ranging from scientists to federal investigators are scrambling to learn what's going on. For the second time in a week, California was the victim of an aerial, icy assault, the latest being early Thursday when a chunk of ice the size of a microwave oven plunged out of a cloudless sky into the San Bernardino County town of Loma Linda. The ice punched through the metal roof of a recreation center, leaving a hole up to 2-1/2 feet wide, then fragmented into opaque, brilliant white chunks, one as big as a bowling ball. No one was hurt…

Speculate no more about specters
Spirits have been sighted. Bizarre behaviour recorded. An adventure in the jungle may just turn into a horror story. Are you ready? Entering the jungle? Respect the place and don't "talk big". Don't relieve yourself anywhere you like. Don't call out your friend's name. Break these traditional taboos and unseen spirits may just wreak havoc on you - for instance, a "voice" may just imitate your companion's name and lead him far astray from the path…

Spooky tales of Abe
Tamara Kerner and her sister, Kari Fargusson, were passing through downtown Springfield Friday night looking for a place to dance when they stumbled upon a walking tour that was just about to start. "Lincoln's Ghost Walk: Legends and Lore" was being led by Garret Moffett, and the free-spirited sisters quickly decided to put their dance plans on hold and join the group gathered in front of the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices on the Old Capitol Plaza…
(Also read: "Presidents and the Paranormal")

Thalbourne on the psychology of the paranormal
ABC Radio National's In Conversation had a recent discussion about paranormal belief and experience with psychologist Dr Michael Thalbourne. Thalbourne has conducted a huge amount of experimental research on psychological correlates of belief in the paranormal and what sort of mechanisms might predispose someone to have supernatural experiences

Eerie, Mass.?
MCLA course project has students researching unexplained phenomena. Floating lanterns, wandering lights, strange winds and eerie voices calling from within the Hoosac Tunnel are staple legends surrounding the infamous portal. The validity of claims about the haunting of the tunnel was one of many subjects explored in a "Skeptic Fair" at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts…

In search of the real Dracula
Skeptical Inquirer: I recently had the opportunity to travel through Europe in search of the reality behind some famous ancient legends. I was part of a team of investigators for a TV show called "Legend Detectives," which subsequently aired in December 2005 by Discovery Channel Europe. I was particularly interested in the legend that was scheduled for May: Count Dracula, the world's most famous vampire. Such is the enduring power of Bram Stoker's classic horror story, first published in 1897 and never out of print, that modern-day Transylvania in Northern Romania has become a tourist Mecca…
(Also read: "The Real Monsters of Halloween")

Former director of proposed Carter White House Extraterrestrial Communication Project to present new initiative at crop circles film screening
A controversial film on crop circles that was critically acclaimed in dozens of cities across Canada has been updated and is returning to Victoria, BC. The new version of "Star Dreams -- Exploring the Mystery of the Crop Circles" by filmmaker Robert Nichol, includes the new 2005 crop circles and will be shown publicly on Saturday May 6th, at 7pm, at the Victoria Truth Centre (www.truthcentre.com)...

Experts can't predict Big One? How 'bout pets?
Years ago, Cal Orey just wrote about unconventional methods for predicting earthquakes. Now she's using them herself. "I'm getting hits again and again, within a 24- to 72-hour time frame," the author-journalist said from her South Lake Tahoe home near the California-Nevada border…
(Also read: "Are Pets Psychic or Just Super-Sensitive?")

Former military air traffic controller claims comet collision with Earth on May 25, 2006
Eric Julien, a former French military air traffic controller and senior airport manager, has completed a study of the comet 73P Schwassmann- Wachmann and declared that a fragment is highly likely to impact the Earth on or around May 25, 2006

Men who fooled the world see fake alien autopsy made into a big-screen film
The bizarre tale of how two men created a hoax alien autopsy in Ridgmont - using a bucket of giblets and a 12-year-old wearing a mask - has hit the big screen. Keith Bateman and Andy Price-Watts, who ran a karaoke company in Milton Keynes, captivated the world with a film which purported to be a genuine autopsy, held in 1947, at a UFO crash site at Roswell, New Mexico…

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