Hello again, oddnauts! I’m back with some fresh links to the weirdest stories on the net, including one that made me use a word I hate just for the sake of a good pun.
What have we got today? News that Jesus may have been a shape-shifter, people who talk to dead people, the end of the universe, kindergarten archaeology, and a new tv show with the exploitive power of Honey Boo-Boo and Psychic Kids combined.
Read on, and stay weird!
Shape-Shifting Jesus Described in Ancient Egyptian Texts
A newly deciphered Egyptian text, dating back almost 1,200 years, tells part of the crucifixion story of Jesus with apocryphal plot twists, some of which have never been seen before. Like, for example, Jesus being a transformer.
The people who think they tune in to dead voices
Advocates of Electronic Voice Projection (EVP) claim they can use radio equipment to communicate with the dead. But are they just hearing what they want to hear? BBC investigates.
How the Higgs Boson Might Spell Doom for the Universe
Under the simplest assumptions, the measured mass of the Higgs could mean the universe is unstable and destined to fall apart. But don’t worry—it won’t happen for billions of eons. Whew.
Witchcraft Law Intended to Protect People From Fraud, Drafter Claims
The head drafter of the Criminal Code Law (KUHP) revision on Saturday claimed that a controversial article which would punish witchcraft is intended to protect people from fraud and deception, but a politician argued that it violates the rights of witches and psychics.
Psych Experts Support Keller Appeal; ‘Satanic ritual abuse’ is not real
A roster of leading psychologists and related experts from around the world last week signed on to a pair of letters in support of an appeal filed on behalf of Frances Keller, who was convicted of sexual assault and who has spent the last two decades behind bars for a crime that almost certainly never happened. Not enough Satanic ritual abuse for you? Watch this video.
Five Year Old Girl Discovers Fossil of Previously-Unknown Pterosaur
A nine-year-old girl has had a prehistoric beast named in her honour after fossilised bones she found turned out to be an undiscovered species. Talk about bragging rights at show and tell.
Mystery of ‘escaped ape’ photographed on the loose in playing field
How it got to the park is a monkey puzzle, but this snap shows what appears to be an escaped ape on the loose. Has a young Sasquatch gone for a holiday in the city?
‘Ghost Inside My Child’ calls for kids with ‘past life memories’
A Los Angeles production company is holding a casting call across the US for children who claim to have memories of a past life, or children who act strange like they are reincarnated or believe that they used to be someone else. Thought Psychic Kids was exploitive? Turns out it can get worse. Alternate title for the show: Honey Woo-Woo.
American UFO reports down 36 percent after 2012 spike
UFO reporting in the United States appeared to spike during the summer of 2012 with higher numbers continuing until a significant drop in February 2013 in a trend that appears to remain currently in March, according to UFO report statistics from both the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).
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