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Talking to the most famous psychic in the world
Do you believe a man can bend a metal spoon with the power of his mind? Most of the people I spoke to for this week's cover story about James Randi and the skeptic community do not. But Uri Geller, the Israeli self-proclaimed psychic, has been bending spoons for decades--and has been an arch rival of Randi's since the late '60s. Randi's first book, published in 1975, was called The Magic of Uri Geller (later re-titled The Truth About Uri Geller). His work has made Geller, perhaps, the most well-known psychic in history...

West Mesa families hope psychic will help solve case
Family members of the West Mesa victims are hoping a well-known psychic will help police find whoever killed and buried the 11 women. They're meeting with Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz on Saturday for the first time to discuss the idea. One of the victims' mothers called psychic Phil Jordan about a year and a half ago-before the womens' remains had even been found...

The Siren's Call: Bigfoot and secret societies
How much evidence do you need? Is the truth out there? New books consider our tireless fascination with unsolved mysteries...

Fearne Cotton fears poltergeist is haunting her 17th century Georgian cottage
Brit presenter Fearne Cotton has revealed that she fears her 17th century Georgian cottage is haunted by a poltergeist. And the Radio One presenter may not be too far from the truth, as neighbours in the picturesque south-west ­London village say that the Grade II listed cottage is built over a mysterious secret tunnel...

They say the ghosts are waiting at Brooksville's May-Stringer museum
Spirits don't take vacations. At least that's what Bonnie LeTourneau thinks. Although the May-Stringer Heritage Museum has been closed for the past month for its annual cleaning and maintenance, the woman who hosts the celebrated ghost tours at the museum says things inside the Victorian mansion remain as spooky as ever. "I don't think it's possible to chase away the spirits that reside there," LeTourneau said. "They've been there too long."..

Regional accents & the paranormal
David Klinghoffer: Last night as I was warming up dinner I was listening as usual to Coast to Coast AM with its millions of listeners and I was wondering, why does experience of paranormal activity only seem to happen to people with regional accents -- primarily Southern but not always? Ghosts, UFOs, demons, remote viewing -- these things apparently shy away from people like me whose accent would not link them with any particular part of these United States. It's not only the callers on Coast to Coast who illustrate this principle but even the guests. Last night the guest I happened to be listening to (subject: demons) spoke about being a resident of the Hudson River valley in New York and he sounded like that was where he's from...

Psychics and criminal profilers

Frightened girl dies after ghost prank
A prank turned horribly wrong in a Murshidabad school hostel on Wednesday. A Class V girl suffered a cardiac arrest and died after being frightened by some youths dressed up as ghosts during a power cut in the evening. Five other girls were also taken ill...

Canadian scientist aims to turn chickens into dinosaurs
After years spent hunting for the buried remains of prehistoric animals, a Canadian paleontologist now plans to manipulate chicken embryos to show he can create a dinosaur. Hans Larsson, the Canada Research Chair in Macro Evolution at Montreal's McGill University, said he aims to develop dinosaur traits that disappeared millions of years ago in birds...

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