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As a child, I was terrified of death. It was often in the twilight hours, between the moment of lying down and the imperceptible instant of slipping off to sleep, that the terror would arise.

Posted: 8/29/2016 2:50:16 PM   Reads: 900   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Afterlife

Category: Afterlife
LAST month astronomers from the Kepler spacecraft team announced the discovery of 1,284 new planets, all orbiting stars outside our solar system. The total number of such “exoplanets” confirmed via Kepler and other methods now stands at more than 3,000. This represents a revolution in planetary knowledge. A decade or so ago the discovery of even a single new exoplanet was big news. Not anymore.

Posted: 6/11/2016 2:51:11 AM   Reads: 403   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Aliens

Category: Aliens
The group was organized around the conviction that its members are victims of a sprawling conspiracy to harass thousands of everyday Americans with mind-control weapons and armies of so-called gang stalkers. The goal, as one gang-stalking website put it, is “to destroy every aspect of a targeted individual’s life.”

Posted: 6/10/2016 10:36:48 AM   Reads: 634   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

Are die-offs occurring more often? To the casual reader, it can certainly seem that reports emerge on a regular basis of thousands of animals of a species suddenly dying.

Posted: 2/24/2016 2:24:13 AM   Reads: 335   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Doomsday

Category: Doomsday
On Thursday, the British National Archives released thousands of pages of the government’s classically understated responses to sightings of flying saucers and other unidentified flying objects...

Posted: 2/27/2010 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 437   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: UFOs

Category: UFOs
CHICAGO — Illinois will no longer do business with Bank of America until the bank restores credit to the shuttered factory here where workers are continuing their sit-in, Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich announced Monday.

Posted: 12/8/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 445   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

Late summer is not optimum devil-hunting time. For one thing, the creature tends to reveal itself more often in winter, when the somewhat suffocating Pine Barrens of South Jersey carry an extra sense of dread. For another, the ticks are murder this time of year.

Posted: 10/3/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 440   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Cryptozoology

Category: Cryptozoology
COME OUT, YOU DEVIL The Pine Barrens, a largely undeveloped area of South Jersey, has produced many stories. Among them is the long-standing tale of the Jersey Devil, and some people are still looking for the creature. “I’m the first one to say, ‘Yeah, I search for the Jersey Devil, ha-ha,’ ” Laura Leuter says. “But why, to this day, do people still report sightings?”

Posted: 9/9/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 447   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Cryptozoology

Category: Cryptozoology
You tell yourself: “This is ridiculous. What a waste of money. ...” And yet, skeptical as you are, you long for the Lovers or the Ten of Cups to appear in your spread, and catch your breath with fright if Death or the Hanged Man pops up.

Posted: 8/20/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 432   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Remote Viewing

Category: Remote Viewing
Was it was a spirit looking for something to read in the middle of the night? Or was it, as some killjoys suggest, just a spider?

Posted: 4/21/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 440   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Ghosts

Category: Ghosts
At the southern end of Madagascar lie four enormous wedge-shaped sediment deposits, called chevrons, that are composed of material from the ocean floor.

Posted: 11/15/2006 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 465   Submitted By: jmoore   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Space

Category: Space
More than shimmering rings and a smoggy moon the size of a planet set Saturn apart in the solar system. It also has an unusual hot spot at the tip of its south pole.

Posted: 2/8/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 439   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Space

Category: Space
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 - The budget increase Congress just voted for NASA is a clear endorsement of President Bush’s plan to send astronauts back to the moon and later Mars, the head of the space agency said Tuesday.

Posted: 11/24/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 426   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Space

Category: Space
A reversal could knock out power grids, hurt astronauts and satellites, widen atmospheric ozone holes, send polar auroras flashing to the equator and confuse birds, fish and migratory animals that rely on the steadiness of the magnetic field as a navigation aid.

Posted: 7/14/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 413   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Science Controversies

This pleasant young man from Colorado in a short-sleeved white shirt has been identified by the Dalai Lama of Tibet as the latest of many reincarnations of a Buddhist saint who lived in northern India 400 or 500 years ago.

Posted: 6/12/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 901   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Reincarnation

Category: Reincarnation
Observations of giant clouds of galaxies far out in space and time have revealed new evidence that some mysterious force began to push the cosmos apart six billion years ago, astronomers said yesterday.

Posted: 5/19/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 441   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Space

Category: Space
Carlene Huesgen is not afraid of death, she says. Not since she felt herself slip from her body, float to a hospital ceiling and move toward a bright light three decades ago.

Posted: 4/15/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 473   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Mysterious Phenomena

Rob Behler isn’t saying Max Cleland’s Senate seat was stolen by rigged electronic voting machines, but he insists it could have been. Mr. Behler, who helped prepare Georgia’s machines for the 2002 election, says secret computer codes were installed late in the process. Votes "could have been manipulated," he says, and the election thrown to the Republican, Saxby Chambliss.

Posted: 2/29/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 455   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 12 — For nearly three decades Robert Smithson’s "Spiral Jetty" lay underwater in the Great Salt Lake. Since 1999, as drought has lowered the water level, this famous American earth sculpture — a 1,500-foot coil of black basalt rocks — has slowly re-emerged.

Posted: 1/13/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 456   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: General

Category: General
NO one knows Vlad the Impaler’s drinking tastes beyond, well, his favorite refreshment. Yet a beer brewer and a soft-drink bottler are two early sponsors of a proposed theme park in Romania to be built around the character of Dracula.

Posted: 1/11/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 450   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: General

Category: General
No one knows how many people believe in voodoo. People who monitor religious belief in the New Orleans area, however, put the number of voodoo practitioners here well into the tens of thousands or beyond.

Posted: 11/30/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 574   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Voodoo

Category: Voodoo
Polls show that about half of Americans believe in paranormal phenomena. "For some reason, a lot of people want it to be so," said Dr. Robert L. Park, a professor of physics at the University of Maryland and the author of "Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud."

Posted: 11/11/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 452   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: General

Category: General
PASSAIC, N.J., — She is said to have appeared in some pretty strange places in the area — a grotto in upstate New York, a backyard in Marlboro and a smudgy window in Perth Amboy. But many here believe that on a vacant lot where drugs were once freely traded in this North Jersey city, the Virgin Mary is now appearing in, of all things, the form of a tree stump.

Posted: 11/4/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 464   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Religion

Category: Religion
The most improbable item in science fiction movies is not the hardware — the faster-than-light travel, the tractor beams, the levitation — but the people.

Posted: 8/25/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 426   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Science

Category: Science
As landscape features go, the patterned ground of the Arctic lacks the cachet of crop circles, say, or the Nazca lines etched in the high desert of Peru.

Posted: 1/28/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 65   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Crop Circles

Category: Crop Circles
The bad boys of illusion have diverted their manic energy into debunking what they call frauds: alternative medicine, self-help fads, alien abductions, ESP.

Posted: 1/24/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 91   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Parapsychology

Category: Parapsychology
When the screenwriter Leslie Bohem got a call from Steven Spielberg’s office four years ago about a planned miniseries on the history of alien abduction, he thought that it was some sort of hoax.

Posted: 11/25/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 142   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Paranormal Media

Astronomers have uncovered another clue to the identity of the mystery object found earlier this month in a far-off Earth orbit. Researchers at the University of Arizona say their observations show that it is probably coated with white paint.

Posted: 9/24/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 77   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: UFOs

Category: UFOs
Although movies are obviously fiction, Mr. Kurtz said, their power and influence are enormous. Meanwhile some television shows are presenting extraterrestrial conversations as a real thing.

Posted: 6/19/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 89   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Parapsychology

Category: Parapsychology