March 24, 2019

Leprechaun Mugging

Q: I am a tour manager for a rock band. While washing my hands in a bar in Ireland, I spotted something in the mirror. Not worried, I turned and looked around. There was a small humanoid with bright tufts of red hair grinning manically at me. Its hair was matted and it was completely naked apart from a piece of fur around its waist. I reached behind for something to protect myself with when he leaped. With shocking speed it was on my head and “bang!” one swift crack to the skull. I woke up in a hospital bed….

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In Search of a Dangerous Dragon-Like Monster

Q: A team of British cryptozoologists have released a film documenting their expedition into the swamps and jungles of West Africa in search of a dangerous dragon-like monster known as the Ninki Nanka. The team spoke to many people who claimed their relatives or friends had seen the dragon, and had subsequently died. One man, who claimed to have seen the beast himself, described it as a monstrously huge snake with a horse like head, and a crest. He believed that only a herbal potion from a holy man saved him from the Ninki Nankas’ curse. Have you heard of…

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210 Cases of Frogs Found Inside Stones

Q: There are more than 210 cases of frogs or toads found inside stones, lumps of coal, or within the trunks of large trees from Europe, the United States, Canada, Africa, New Zealand and the West Indies. The earliest are from the late 15th century, the latest occurred in Australia and New Zealand in the early 1980s. On more than one occasion, the toads were seen by several independent witnesses. What do you think kept them alive? A: I’d have to guess that it was the hope that one day a beautiful Princess would come along and kiss them.  …

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L-o-l-a Lola

Q: My son has found an imaginary friend. He calls her Lola. I think he got the name off a cartoon show. It seems she advises him on matters he chooses not to discuss with us. So far, I haven’t seen any negative affects on his social behavior or his relationships with other people. He talks with Lola when he thinks no one else is around, but I have observed him more than a few times in lengthy conversation. Should I interfere or leave him be? A: I’d normally say leave him be, but the accompanying picture you sent shows…

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More Creatures from the Land of Legend

Q: In the ancient language of Cornwall, the name MORGAWR, meaning “Sea Giant,” describes an enormous marine monster that lives in the waters of Falmouth Bay–a long necked sea serpent, similar in appearance to the famous “Nessie” of Loch Ness. Cornwall is known as the “Land of Legend” and, until fairly recently, the Great Cornish Sea Serpent was regarded as part of that legend–a romantic rumor, a mythological beast, a figment of the Celtic imagination, along with pixies, mermaids and spriggans. Are you aware of recent sightings of this serpent? A: Sorry, no. Not since March 1976 has there been…

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Strange Encounter on a Summer Night

Q: In Jerome Clark’s book, “Unexplained,” is a story of 13-year-old Harry Anderson, who had a strange encounter on a summer night in 1919. Anderson claimed to have seen a column of 20 little men marching in single file toward him. The moonlight made them clearly visible and Anderson could see that they were dressed in leather knee pants with suspenders. The men were shirtless, bald and had pale white skin, talking in unison. Young Anderson couldn’t make out what they were saying. Are you familiar with this? A: Of course. They were singing, “Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off…

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Ancient Engravings Resembling Electric Lights and Generators

Q: The temple walls in Denera, dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Hathor, contain engravings that resemble electric lights and generators. Room 17 shows a depiction of braided cables leading to a box that engineers have identified as a primitive Crookes tube. The Crookes tube was the forerunner of the modern television tube. A van de Graaf generator is also portrayed, representing the generation of electricity. Egyptologists date this temple art to between 300 B.C. and 30 B.C. Is it possible there was electricity and television that long ago? A: Who knows? I just wonder how often they lost their signal…

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Your Dreams Can Guide Your Life

Q: Most of us are unaware that dreams are telling us about the future. Only a handful of us are encouraged and coached with the skills to dream true. Most of us are only aware that we dream the future when frightened by a dream of death or tragedy that happened in real life. Being prompted by our dreams of what might be happening in our real life, we can most probably alter the probability of the tragedy by actions that we can take. Do you believe your dreams can show you things and guide your life? A: Yes. Living…

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Chinese Man’s Sweat Turns Green

Q: Cheng Shuguo, 52, of Wuhan City, says he felt no discomfort, but went to a hospital because he was worried about his sweat turning green. Doctors thoroughly cleaned his armpits but it took only 10 minutes for his sweat to turn a piece of white gauze green again. They have carried out blood tests on Cheng, but found everything to be normal. “We can’t find the cause,” admitted a spokesman for the hospital which reported the case to the media in the hope of finding a solution. What could be causing this phenomenon? A: JELLO.   Q: Some pilots…

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Million Dollar Prize to Prove Your Paranormal Abilities

Q: The James Randi Educational Foundation Million Dollar Challenge will be discontinued 24 months from this coming March 6th. In this challenge, Randi promises a prize of one million dollars to anyone proving his or her paranormal abilities. This means that all those wishing to be claimants are required to get their applications in before the deadline, properly filled out and notarized as described in the published rules. Do you think anyone will collect the money? A: How would I know? I’d have to be psychic or something, wouldn’t I?   Q: As the nation studies the polls in New…

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Haunted Balls

Q: I bought some old lawn bowling balls at a thrift store. I thought they would be great in my hall entrance way, displayed in a large basket or bowl. Excited about my find, I rushed home and unpacked my heavy treasures.I didn’t have a basket big enough to accommodate all eight of them, so I just placed them on the hardwood floor. I awoke from a deep sleep to a thundering noise. Upon investigation, my cat and I discovered one of the balls rolling down the hallway. Could the balls be haunted? I gave them away. A: If you had…

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Definition of Ghosts and Possession

Q: In quantum terms, the device with which you measure a phenomenon has a direct correlation with not only your anticipation, but with your result. Perhaps we have such individuated mechanisms that while not psychological in the strictest sense of measurement but with the context of relationships in our conceptual models, can provide us with unintended results, as we have attenuated our perception toward a bias that allows these interior relationships to manifest in cognition toward an sensate external manifestation, if there is something outside of our visual field that is already present in a theoretical perpetuity outside of the…

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Librarian’s Ghost Still Awaits Her Lover

Q: I am curious about the ghost at the Landmark Inn in Lake Superior, Michigan. Legend has it that around the time the hotel first opened in 1930 on the shores of Lake Superior, a librarian in town fell in love with a sailor. He was to make one last journey before coming home to marry her, but the ship and crew never returned. The librarian is said to still haunt the Lilac Room, which has a view of Lake Superior. She is believed to be watching for her sailor’s return. Do you think the librarian’s ghost still awaits her…

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Luminous Objects in the Dominican Republic

Q: While in a private plane flying from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, I took pictures from the co-pilot seat of objects in our flight path about 8 miles from the nose of the aircraft. The visibility was clear at about 4500 ft. at 9:30 am. The objects are extremely luminous. The lower set of lights are twin diamonds or squares, symmetrical and unnatural. The upper set of lights are almost amorphous. Since they were not stars, planes, clouds, lightning, or natural phenomenon. What could they be? A: Let me guess, when you got closer, they…

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Accounts of Diminutive Intelligent Beings

Q: Since Ufology’s earliest days, and going even further back in history, accounts of diminutive intelligent beings have played a crucial role in shaping our perception of the phenomenon. The sizes of these creatures range from a scant twelve inches to a not-so-small four feet in height. The European tradition’s brownies, pixies, gnomes and dwarves have their equivalents in the Mexican ikhals, chaneques and aluches. Are these physical anomalies created by aliens? What else could they be? A: Wee people have been around since the beginning of time. I don’t think being short makes you anything but short. Are tall…

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Strange Invertebrate Animals in Vegas

Q: I read about a woman who saw a bunch of strange holes near a dumpster in Las Vegas while emptying her trash. Invertebrate animals started poking their heads through the holes. The eyes opened, then the creatures began to move, and she instinctively stepped back. The animals slowly began to sway the top of their bodies back and forth as they stretched upward toward the sky, all the while slowly blinking. Have you heard of such creatures? A: I had a dream exactly like this after spending hours at a five year old’s birthday party in a Chucky Cheese…

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You Know Your House Is Haunted When…

Q: A friend of mine told me that if you hear heavy footsteps in the upstairs hallway when you know no one is up there, doors slam unaccountably, commonly used items disappear and reappear without cause, the kitchen light turns on by itself or there’s the unmistakable scent of a strange perfume in the air, your house is haunted. True hauntings are rare occurrences, and it may be difficult to determine whether or not any strange phenomena in your home might be a haunting since no one knows what a true haunting is. Do you know of anyone whose house might…

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Out of Body Leg Massage

Q: A friend of mine told me that once in a while she would wake up with an excruciating spasm in her leg in the middle of the night. Her husband would routinely wake up and would then rub out the pain for her until she fell back to sleep. On one particular night, a leg cramp woke her. She had just started to groan in pain when she saw her husband standing at the foot of his side of the bed. He offered to massage her, but when she moved to give him room, she felt her husband next…

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The Ghost of Christmas Future

Q: I’ve been thinking lately about the Ghosts of Christmas and their effect on Ebenezer Scrooge from Dicken’s tale. If the Ghost of Christmas Future were to come today, would the story he would be telling be to corporate CEOs who raided their companies and left people homeless or unemployed? I wonder what kind of ghost would visit former President Bush, Jr. It appears as though these people aren’t concerned with their afterlife. What do you think? A: I hadn’t given it much thought. But, now that you have broached the subject, I can imagine the CEO’s being shown a…

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Ancient Alien Canals Used by Extraterrestrials

Q: I read where an archeologist has recently identified a boatload of sites that he calls ancient channels, canals, and harbors. The bulk of them seem to be located from Tampa down to Ft. Myers. The sites are now a few feet underwater and show banks and edges that indicate they were built before the sea level rise six to seven thousand years ago. Could these actually be ancient alien canals used by extraterrestrials to traverse the Atlantic seaboard, perhaps from Florida to the Bahamas? A: If they were found in Florida, I would look for a UFO with its…

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Forest Gnome Sighting?

Q: I heard a story from a schoolmate who saw a figure bending down and picking up several sticks. He was a about 7-13 inches high, a gnome-like man with homemade looking clothes, a pointed hat and a long gray beard! He thought to himself that maybe he allowed him to see him because maybe he trusted him. Did he see a forest gnome? Was it real or his imagination? A: I don’t know what grade your schoolmate was in, so it’s hard to tell whether or not it is a child’s imagination or he spotted a forest gnome. Perhaps…

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Bilocation or Hallucination?

Q: I consider myself an educated, mature, ordinary person, but I have no explanation for what happened to me recently. One Sunday afternoon, I looked out of our living room window to observe my husband turning the water sprinkler on for the front yard, I turned and he was gone. I thought he had been at church, so I called his cell phone to see if he had come home early, changed clothes and gone out front without telling me. He answered from the church. How can this be? A: I had a friend with a similar experience. His wife…

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Is CPD for Real?

Q: C.P.D. is a group of full time, off duty, certified Police Officers and Evidence Technicians who specialize in Paranormal Investigations. Unlike “ghost hunting” organizations, C.P.D. does not post pictures, host tours or release any information which their clients wish to be held in confidence. C.P.D. will provide a copy of any evidence captured from their own personal investigations. Their clients’ concerns, privacy and dignity are their top priorities. C.P.D. services are provided without cost. “If you are experiencing a haunting or any other type of paranormal activity, you are not alone. Our procedure is to examine each case with…

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Is the Ouija Board Safe?

Q: One night, my brother and I were playing with my new Ouija board. As soon as the entity revealed itself, I felt this strange feeling come over me. We asked the entity if it was good or evil, and it spelled out “EVIL.” It got harder and harder for me to breathe, until finally it felt like something pushed me and it was over. Ever since that night, strange things have been happening: doors shut by themselves, I hear strange noises and see shadows in the middle of the night. Although these experiences scared me, I still bring out…

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A Bright Blue Figure Emitting a Shimmery Aura

Q: My friend and I were walking on a Canadian shoreline. It was a bright night with all the stars shining and the moon was well lit. We turned toward the sea and saw a blue figure, very tall – about 7 feet – walking through the trees. It made no sound. It was a bright blue and glowing figure, emitting a shimmery aura. My friend and I both became very frightened. It walked away and out of our vision; we didn’t dare follow it. We ran to the people at a campfire, screaming and describing what we saw. One…

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Cripple Creek, Colorado Is the Most Haunted City in America

Q: I read that Cripple Creek, CO is the most haunted city in America. Given its history, complete with mining accidents, floods, fires, lawlessness and bloody battles between mine owners and labor unions, it isn’t so hard to imagine there may be ghosts who continue to wander the town. A famous apparition is “Maggie” at the Colorado Grande Casino and Maggie’s Restaurant. Staff in other cripple Creek buildings claim to have ghosts pull their hair and rearrange store supplies. Could the entire city be haunted? A: My only experience with Cripple Creek is from “The Band.”   Q: I heard…

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Loveland Lights in the Sky

Q: On the evening of March 22, 2009, at approximately 19:45 hours, I was traveling southbound on I-25 approximately five miles north of the Loveland, CO area when I noticed a set of lights in the sky that were approximately 250’ above the ground.The craft was perfectly stationary as it “hovered” in the air, neither tilting nor moving in any specific direction. As I traveled closer I was able to see that its dimmed lights were part of an aircraft/mechanical object. Did I just have a close encounter? A: A hovering craft spotted over a place called Loveland (the land…

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Hauntings in Tucson, Arizona

Q: I recently read about hauntings in Tucson, Arizona–stories about poltergeists at a theater and a couple of hospitals. I knew that Tucson was the astronomy center of the world, home to a premier research institution, the University of Arizona, and a tourism destination, but I had no idea that it boasted a reputation for the paranormal, as well. Isn’t Sedona supposed to be the phantasmal capital of Arizona? A: Well, like the vortexes, perhaps the ghosts have also left.   Q: I heard that five footprints, believed to be traces left by the legendary “Shennongjia Wildman,” have been found…

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Sasquatch Sightings Really Bears?

Q: All reported sightings in the states of Washington, Oregon and California of Sasquatch were gathered and used with environmental data to predict the distribution of the mythical Bigfoot. They found it yielded a perfectly plausible prediction about Bigfoot habitats. The researchers also compared the niche model for Sasquatch to one they developed for black bears. They found that the two were statistically indistinguishable. Does that mean reported Sasquatch sightings have really been of bears? A: It’s possible. But, it still doesn’t answer the question, “If a bear . . .”   Q: A tourist attraction is advertising in the…

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Books and Other Gift Shop Goods Moving on Their Own

Q: A book hit a woman in the back, a 10 by 10 inch hardback titled “The Confederate Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization 1861-1865.” Books aren’t the only gift shop goods moving on their own: On the front counter, key rings, pins and whistles hang upon a square, black spindle. Workers say sometimes it spins without anyone touching it, and the motion is not spurred by a fan or air conditioner. Bruce Smith, the Port Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum’s executive director, would not go so far as to say the place is haunted. If it isn’t haunted,…

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