Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Bring Out Your Dead

A parade of sad, silly people who thought they could resurrect the dead (and/or themselves) Returning from the dead is a big thing right now. ABC is airing Resurrection, a series about Missourians spontaneously coming back to life (total ripoff of similar to the excellent French miniseries  Les Revenants). A film adaptation of the bestselling... Continue Reading →

Satanic Panic in the News: Ouija Board Possession

On June 23, Glenn Beck's The Blaze, the Daily Mail, several paranormal websites, and other media outlets reported on this video of a "possessed" Mexican woman. The girl seen in the clip, Alexandra Huerta, alternates between growling and laughing while restrained on a hospital stretcher. These initial reports stated that Alexandra, 22, had begun to... Continue Reading →

Miracle in Missouri

Mysterious priests, guardian angels, and...aliens? Check out the update at the end of this post. No one wants to debunk an inspiring, heartwarming, faith-affirming "angel" story. But somebody has to be the grownup around here. Last Sunday morning, there was a serious two-car crash on Highway 19 near Center, Missouri. Aaron Smith, 26, struck Katie... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: The Bogus Christian Memoir Hall of Shame

Literary fraud is an important topic at Swallowing the Camel. Whether it's middle-aged women pretending to be teen boys afflicted with HIV/AIDS (here and here), or James Cameron's BFF letting himself be snowjobbed by a lying WWII vet, or fake Holocaust memoirists, no one gets a free pass when it comes to literary misdeeds. So... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Satan, Satan Everywhere

Think Satanic panic disappeared along with Geraldo and acid-washed jeans? Well, not quite. Welcome to the world of Jordanian Satanists conducting ceremonies in college bathrooms, panty-stealing gremlins, demonic mermaids - and the deeply misguided authorities who persecute them.    We'll get to Satan, but first: Yet another alien body has surfaced, this time in China.... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Extra-Stoopid Edition

It's good to be back. My ThinkPad finally succumbed to a series of long-term ailments two weeks ago (Hans has a computer, but can't type with cloven hoofs. I think he just uses it for porn). I've now replaced it. So. On with the weirdness. Folks love a good feral child story. Probably because feral... Continue Reading →

The Boy from La Noria

The Secrets of the Atacama Humanoid Human Note: Since this was first posted, it has emerged that the Atacama skeleton is actually that of a female. You can read more about the latest findings at the New York Times (here). As described in my last post, ufologist Dr. Steven Greer announced last summer that he... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: The Top 10 Conspiracy Theories About Popes and/or the Vatican

The retirement of Benedict XVI has unleashed a shit-tonne of conspiracy theories. In a March 1 interview with Howard Stern, Alex Jones declared Benedict stepped down because of "transvestite orgies". Others insist pedophilia must be involved, though there is scant evidence to support that. There's also talk of a secret dossier about clerical misdeeds, last... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup

Fake nuns with fake Anthrax, real vampires, UN conspiranoia, hateful lies about hate speech, and Bigfoot's disgusting ancestry After years of top-secret lab work, Dr. Melba Ketchum has announced the results of her DNA analysis of alleged Bigfoot hair and tissue samples (including, perhaps, the "Bigfoot steak" that was central to the Sierra Kills hoax).... Continue Reading →

The Prodigal Witch

Tales from born again devil worshipers, Illuminati agents, and witches Intro Part I: Doreen Irvine, the original "Witch Who Switched" This unassuming English lady was a demon-possessed streetwalker and Queen of All Black Witches in Europe before being saved. Her testimony provided a template for many other accounts of Satanic evildoing. Part II: Mike Warnke... Continue Reading →

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