2014: The Year in Psychic Fail

It's that time of year again: Time to review some of the psychic predictions made for last year. Sylvia Browne is out of the picture now, but as Illuminutti has pointed out, she made one last set of predictions that turned out to be very wrong. How did the upstart psychics fare? Nikki, "Psychic to... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Detroit Bigfoot & a Possessed Mongoose

The tale of Gef, the talking mongoose, is by far one of the weirdest and stupidest incidents in the history of the paranormal. In the summer of 1931, a remote farmhouse on the Isle of Man was invaded by what initially seemed to be a pest animal. James Irving, who lived in the farmhouse with... 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 →

The Iceman Lieth

Was Mafia assassin Richard Kuklinski full of sh**? I've had Richard "Ice Man" Kuklinski's claims on my mind for some time now, and with the FBI recently scouring Detroit for Jimmy Hoffa and a┬ámovie starring Michael Shannon as Kuklinski being released in May, this seems as good a time as any to examine what the... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Steven Greer’s alien + lots of other fake dead aliens

On April 22, Amardeep Kaleka's documentary Sirius will premiere in L.A. Though the film is mostly about magical alien energy sources, like Thrive, the highlight will undoubtedly be the tiny alien body that Dr. Steven Greer has been studying for more than a year. (Update: You can read more about that here. ) Greer's alien... Continue Reading →

The Prodigal Witch Part III: John Todd

Part I The only positive thing I can say about the late John Todd is that he makes everyone else in this series look pretty good by comparison. At the height of his fame as a "former witch" he was also a sexual predator, a military imposter, and a practicing witch who used several aliases.... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: UFO Stuff

Cow-blood transfusions and other achy breaky bullshit Yet again, a series of blurry-ass photos help prove the existence of Bigfoot. This is almost as convincing as the video of a blob-that-could-be-a-spaceship abducting a smudge-that-might've-been-a-cow. How can you go on denying the evidence?! And speaking of alien cow abductions, at least one UFO Casebook forum commenter/alleged... Continue Reading →

Some Rather Pointless Hoaxes

No, Lindsay Lohan has not been poisoned. The search term "Lindsay Lohan Poisoned", which popped up on Google Trends and elsewhere two days ago, is a publicity stunt by Alex Jones. He's promoting an 11-minute video on the supposed dangers of ADHD medications, fluoridated water, vaccines, GMO food, etc. It's amazing how many errors one... Continue Reading →

Demons prefer air freshener

I mentioned Paranormal State in my last post on "ghostbusters" Ed and Lorraine Warren. At that time I thought the show had plumbed the depths of duuuhhhh, but that was before I watched the episode rebroadcast tonight. A middle-aged, menopausal woman was experiencing poltergeist activity in her house, and Lorraine Warren declared that hormonal changes... Continue Reading →

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