ExtraNormal and the Intraterrestrials: News or Entertainment?

Another week, another TV show about unexplained phenomena in Latin America, right? For the benefit of those of you who don’t habla, I’m going to illuminate you on the Mexican show ExtraNormal, a perfect example of the Latin American phenomenon of paranormal news shows that are actually framed as something like a paranormal version of […]

Strange Falls From the Sky

With the looming arrival of Hurricane Irene here in New York City, I thought it would be fun to look at some paranormal storms: strange things that have fallen from the skies. Charles Fort documented a lot of these, and strange falls from the sky have been recorded for centuries. Sometimes the events are explainable, […]

Skeptics Put Forth $1 Million Psychic Challenge

I love stories like this. Psychics are, for the most part, a very defensive group. They proclaim to have amazing powers, and anyone who doesn’t believe them is just not “open-minded” or whatever. When asked to prove their abilities, there’s always the convenient excuse of “I can’t control the visions!” Well, they seem pretty “in […]

Skeptics Put Forth $1 Million Psychic Challenge

I love stories like this. Psychics are, for the most part, a very defensive group. They proclaim to have amazing powers, and anyone who doesn’t believe them is just not “open-minded” or whatever. When asked to prove their abilities, there’s always the convenient excuse of “I can’t control the visions!” Well, they seem pretty “in […]

Another Claim of Proof of a Ghost on Video

Here we go again. In what is fast becoming a game of “Capture Inconclusive Shape on Camera and Then Go on Local News to Proclaim You Found Proof of Ghosts to Get Some Cheap Media Attention” (long name, I know, but it’s selling pretty well), another knucklehead has found what amounts to nothing really interesting […]

Hunting the Chupacabras

I was six years old, growing up in Puerto Rico, when the first sighting of the Chupacabras was reported in 1992. But reports really started taking off in 1995, when sightings began occurring all over Latin America and with more and more frequency in Puerto Rico. The entire island was obsessed with the Chupacabras, whether […]

The Capybara and Other Out of Place Animals

If you’ve been on the internet at all the past few days, you’ve no doubt seen the stories about the capybara, the world’s largest rodent, roaming Paso Robles in California. Now, while there is nothing paranormal about this, it does bring to mind reports of other out of place animals that most “experts” dismiss and […]

Bigfoot sighting and video in Minnesota woods

Call me jaded, but I just can’t get excited about the news of Bigfoot videos anymore. The people who capture them or post them tend to make outrageous claims of the great “evidence” they’ve found, and how they can see tons of details that prove that what they caught on video is indeed the legendary […]

You May be a Ghost Hunters Copycat if….

It seems like every day there are more and more paranormal/ghost hunting groups that pop up. This means, horrifyingly, that there are more and more groups out there using TV shows as their paranormal bible. I’ve been noticing some patterns and thought it’d be funny to come up with a list of warning signs. If […]

Experts Say Belief in Paranormal Common in US

I’m not quite sure why surveys needed to be sent out about this. Turning on the TV would pretty much lead anyone to the same conclusions. Interest in the paranormal is at an all-time high, and for that interest to be there, there needs to be belief. Still, some of the belief subdivisions that came […]