Top 10 Stupidest/Weirdest Jack the Ripper theories

125 years ago yesterday, the last known victim of an unknown serial killer was found stabbed and eviscerated in her dismal rented room in London's East End Whitechapel district. Over the previous two months and ten days, this man had murdered at least four other area prostitutes, desperate and impoverished women in their forties. At... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup

space Leah Haley was by far one of the most interesting alien abductees on the scene today. She has a couple of firsts to her credit: She was the first to write a children's book designed to help kids view their alien abductions as positive, edifying experiences, and she was the first to claim she... Continue Reading →

This (Charming?) Man

-A peculiar website, thisman.org, is asking everyone if they have ever dreamed of a certain unknown man (pictured below in an artistic rendering). The story goes that in 2006 a psychiatrist's patient - name and location not given - dreamed of this man several times and created a picture of him for some reason and... Continue Reading →

Fake Teens VI: Online Teens

Spoiler warning: This post contains complete spoilers for the film Catfish. Caught The Truth 2.0 In 2007, 22-year-old New York photographer Yaniv "Nev" Schulman received an adorable Myspace message from a young girl in Michigan. Abby Wesselman, 12 years old, wanted to show him some of her paintings, including one based on one of his... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup

On this very day, according to former NORAD officer Stanley A. Fullham's book and website Challenges of Change, there was to be "a massive UFO display over the world's principal cities." Sorry if you missed that. Pay attention next time. One commenter at Above Top Secret notes something fishy about all the media coverage of... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup

One of the biggest, spookiest boogeymen in the H1N1 vaccine hysteria is the use of squalene in oil-based vaccine adjuvants. What the paranoia-peddlers fail to mention is that oil-based adjuvants aren't used in human vaccines, as I explain in "Much Ado About Squalene" at Leaving Alex Jonestown. You might as well be worrying that your... Continue Reading →

H Is for Hoax

In preparation for my viewing of Hoax this evening, I'm re-watching Orson Welles's fantastic half documentary/half mockumentary F is for Fake. Welles was, as ever, ridiculously ahead of his time when he made this film about infamous art forger Elmyr de Hory. Clifford Irving, who wrote the official biography of de Hory before embarking on... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: