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Gloria Fritz’s home in Whitehall hardly looks like a haunted house. Built in the early 1950s, the cozy two-story Cape Cod is more "Leave It to Beaver" than "The Munsters." Still, for the past eight years, the teacher, now 56, has experienced an amazing number of ghostly encounters within its walls.

Posted: 4/6/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 237   Submitted By: haunteddiary   Source: www.post-gazette.com Category: Ghosts

He’s a fourth-generation well-digger, a ballcap-wearing, churchgoing 72-year-old who’s still active in the family firm.

Posted: 2/4/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 258   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.post-gazette.com Category: Mysterious Phenomena

British computer scientists have concluded that the so-called VM, which has stumped generations of scientists, is a scam concocted 400 years ago by an Elizabethan con artist to bilk a king.

Posted: 12/23/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 250   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.post-gazette.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Lucid dreaming occurs when the dreamer knows that she is dreaming. It’s among the most controversial areas of dream research, partly because of misperceptions over how much individuals can influence dreams -- or more importantly, whether they should.

Posted: 12/11/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 354   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.post-gazette.com Category: Dream Research

BARCELONA, Spain -- A Spanish-American scientific team will be scanning the United States this winter for what might be one of the weirdest byproducts of global warming: great balls of ice that fall from the sky.

Posted: 12/11/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 239   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.post-gazette.com Category: Mysterious Phenomena

Nightmares are with us almost from birth, and last throughout our lives. Many very young children have them repeatedly, and then, as their brains learn to process the images that bombard them throughout the day, the nightmares fade in intensity and frequency.

Posted: 12/9/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 341   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.post-gazette.com Category: Dream Research

Scientists, whose endless quest for objective facts is often trumped by the subjective nature of dreams, have yet to develop a common theory on what purpose dreams serve or what they mean.

Posted: 12/7/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 355   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.post-gazette.com Category: Dream Research

The British psychologist has spent 10 years studying lucky and unlucky people. And though luck is by definition unpredictable, his research findings have convinced him that people nevertheless can determine their own luck.

Posted: 5/12/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 254   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.post-gazette.com Category: Parapsychology

That was the late afternoon when something -- or nothing -- shot from the heavens over this south edge of Westmoreland County and landed -- or didn’t -- in a gully a mile outside of town.

Posted: 3/10/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 244   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.post-gazette.com Category: UFOs

With Americans prepared to invade Iraq in reaction to terrorist strikes by Saudis and Saddam Hussein destroying weapons he denies having, logic’s tattered remnants strode across the international stage in the robes of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Posted: 3/10/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 251   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.post-gazette.com Category: Alternative Spirituality