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Phantom of the loo floods British pub
Police in the north of England were summoned early on Tuesday by a pub landlord who found a ghost in his establishment's lavatories with a taste for flooding them. Roger Froggatt and his wife, who run the Low Valley Arms in Darfield, Yorkshire, were woken up by the sound of their security alarm. Froggatt, 55, went downstairs and was surprised to find in the pub's toilets a woman in a long white robe with only half a face...

Ghostly apparitions and impending structural collapse
If you live in the St. Louis region, and conversation turns to the subject of haunted houses; chances are one of the first old and decrepit buildings that comes to mind is the McPike Mansion. The Mcpike Mansion has been featured in many books and on a host of national television shows. With an active supernatural history of strange encounters and unexplained phenomena, it is believed by many to be the most haunted site in the entire Midwest...

Second sight
It may sound like something out of Harry Potter, but this week the University of Kent is hosting a conference on cosmology and divination. From Friday, anthropologists, theologists, astrologers and psychologists, among others, will descend on the university's Canterbury campus to investigate the nature of second sight...

Blood exuded from icons of Christ on Easter even in a church in Penza region
Parishioners of the church of the Holy Trinity at the Stary Balovay village 200 kilometers away from Penza became witnesses on Easter eve of an extraordinary phenomenon as myrrh poured down and blood exuded from their icons. 'You doubt it, but if you see it with your own eyes you will know for certain that such things do happen. We have had 27 icons exuding myrrh for a year now, but in the last two weeks before Easter they began to 'cry' even stronger. And six icon as much as exuded blood', the warden of the church, Gennady Zalivnov...

Man dies after plummeting into large hole that opened beneath his home
It was like a scene from a horror film: A 27-year-old man plummeted into a gaping hole that suddenly opened beneath a house, trapping him beneath foundation rubble and killing him. Authorities say the home, built in the 1980s, may have been sitting atop a decades-old underground mine. Recent rains could have softened the ground under the home, in an isolated area near Lake Alta...

Thar he glows? Hunt on for Mystic Whaler ghost
The planks and rigging of the Charles W. Morgan creaked and groaned as Andrew Laird and his colleagues stepped aboard the 165-year-old whaling ship at Mystic Seaport around 9 p.m. Friday. They turned on their Trifield Natural EMF Meter and went looking for ghosts. When they got to the blubber room, they say, they found them. "I'm convinced there's something going on, and I'm pretty sure that the majority of it isn't naturally caused," said Laird, who is founder and director of the all-volunteer Rhode Island Paranormal Research Group...
(Also read: "Ghosts at Sea")

Nails found in skull of man with headache
An Oregon man who went to a hospital complaining of a headache was found to have 12 nails embedded in his skull from a suicide attempt with a nail gun, doctors said...

Lennon's message from beyond: Peace
That's what the producers of a pay-television séance to contact John Lennon claimed the former Beatle said when communicating with them from beyond the grave. The show aired on Monday on pay-TV service In Demand and was organized by the producers of a failed 2003 attempt to channel the late Princess Diana's spirit, a show that earned scathing reviews but was estimated to have grossed close to $8 million...
(Also read: "Ghost Writers")

Penn & Teller swear by cryptozoology
What can you say about Penn & Teller? They left no sacred cryptids untouched by their silence and their profanity. Bottomline, you did not miss much "science" (despite their claims) if your cable system doesn't get Showtime and you did not watch Penn & Teller's April 24th show on "Cryptozoology." Let's see, Penn & Teller made fun of Scott Norman, head of CryptoSafari. And they satirized the search for the Loch Ness Monsters via Richard Freeman and Jon Downes of the Centre for Fortean Zoology ("the world's best mystery animal research group")...

Scientists debunk astrology
One of the largest studies of the possible link between human traits and astrology found little, if any, connection between the traditional sun signs of the zodiac and characteristics of individuals...

Romania legalizes witchcraft

Zimbabwe outlaws practice of witchcraft

The body as battleground in alien abduction

Interstellar deathray not likely to hit Earth
Doomsayers and Chicken Little-types can now strike "deathray from a star" from their list of possible ways to die. A new study finds that the chances of a gamma ray burst going off in our galaxy and destroying life on Earth are comfortingly close to zero...

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