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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: 354   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 372   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: 357   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 360   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 366   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 352   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 395   Submitted By: jmoore   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 363   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 347   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 342   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: 722   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 367   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 380   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: 353   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: 380   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 372   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 465   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 385   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 375   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 356   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: New 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: 3   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 22   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 83   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: 12   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com 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: 22   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Parapsychology