"Ex-Satanists" and "Witches Who Switched"

Harmless nuttery, or dangerous smear campaign? One minor but fascinating aspect of modern fundamentalist Christian culture are the testimonies offered by "former Satanists", "witches who switched", and born-again New Agers. For decades, these stories of miraculous conversion were passed reverently from hand to hand via audio recordings made in church basements, grainy VHS tapes shot... Continue Reading →

Anti-Occult Nonsense On Stilts: Kurt Koch’s Occult ABC

In the world of anti-occult zealotry, Kurt Koch is something of a legend. A Lutheran pastor in Germany, he traveled the world addressing churches of nearly every denomination for over half a century, and claimed to have counseled about 20,000 people by the late '70s.I was *lucky* enough to score a copy of his most... 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

If you're bored with searching for reptoid aliens in newscasts and TV commercials, here's a new conspiranoid hobby for you: Looking for aliens in the background of George W. Bush photos. This guy claims to have found one, but I think his alien is just a window reflection of the Barney hand puppet the White... Continue Reading →

Hoaxes From Space: Time Travel Hoaxes, Part II

Ong's Hat As legend has it, Ong's Hat is an isolated ghost town in the New Jersey pine barrens, almost completely uninhabited since the 1930s. Now it consists of just a road, a few houses, and a cafe. The village was said to be a swinging place at one time, full of saloons and rowdy... Continue Reading →

Conspiracy Monday Wednesday: The Stupidest David Carradine Theory So Far (Updated)

In lieu of a Wednesday Weirdness Roundup, here's one big ol' chunk of weirdness for you... As you probably know, David Carradine, star of Kung Fu and the Kill Bill movies, died in Thailand on June 3rd. His death was apparently caused by either suicide or auto-erotic asphyxiation (sorry for TMI, but it's kinda central... Continue Reading →

Ghostbusters: Ed and Lorraine Warren Part I

Ghost hunters like the legendary Harry Price and Most Haunted star Derek Acorah want to capture evidence of the afterlife, and perhaps get famous while they're at it. Ghostbusters, on the other hand, actually try to de-ghostify homes and businesses by finding out what the ghost(s) or demons want, then helping them or banishing them.... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup

"Hi, my name is Bill and I'm the AntiChrist." A website called A True Church declares that Bill W.'s 12 steps came from Satan, and that Bill W. is the "master deceiver" of Revelations 12:9 because he was "heavily influenced by demons", fascinated with ouija boards, seances, psychics, etc. An Unlikely Prophet, Alvin Schwartz's 1997... Continue Reading →

Thanks a Lot, THEM…

A 2004 article by a New Age conspiracy dude who calls himself "cbsworks" offers this bit of wisdom: "Mel Gibson is a THEM. In his movie, THE PATRIOT, his first words are, when weighing a chair: '9 pounds, eleven ounces...perfect.' This was a message to many CIA operatives and the elite that plans were going... Continue Reading →

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