Unexplained Anomalies

Sasquatch

By Todd Prescott

Of all the so-called myths in the world—unicorns, mermaids, trolls, dragons, et al.—Sasquatch is the most persistent. The subject matter is also regularly cited in the pages of various print media: books, magazines, newspapers. The Internet is flooded with numerous websites/pages and forums devoted to the subject. Skeptics readily dismiss the tall, hirsute and mostly docile apeman-like creatures as the product of misidentification, vivid imagination, or hoaxing. But no matter how you cut it, Bigfoot just keeps rearing its ugly head, leaving countless witnesses and…

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Rising Above Materialism

By Michael E. Tymn

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia of the Internet, levitation is a process by which an object is held aloft, without mechanical support, in a stable position. A ping-pong ball can be levitated by a stream of air from a vacuum cleaner, a form of aerodynamic levitation. Much more dynamically, high-speed maglev trains are levitated above the rails by a large number of magnets, while a Hovercraft is levitated by a gas flow. As for “paranormal” levitation, including the levitation of humans, Wikipedia explains that,…

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The Possession Factor

BY STEPHEN HAWLEY MARTIN

Is demonic possession possible? The question crossed my mind as I was researching and writing my latest book, A Witch in the Family, about the Salem witch hysteria and my seven-times-great grandmother, who was hanged as one. How else, I wondered, could the extraordinary symptoms of those who were supposedly witchcraft victims be ex­plained? One had vomited blood in the courtroom in front of the judges and other witnesses. Several had nasty skin lesions and deep impressions that appeared to have been made by human…

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Technologies of the Animals

By William B. Stoecker

One of the greatest mysteries in the natural world is the amazing ability of certain animals to develop what can only be called technology, ranging from simple burrows and crude nests to the dams and canals built by beavers and the complex structures and the farming and ranching activities of some social insects. No conventional explanation for this is adequate—there is something going on here that modern materialist/reductionist science cannot understand. As far back as the late pre-Cambrian, in the Ediacaran period (635–543 million years…

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Incident at North Berwick

By Jeff Nisbet

Anytime I find myself back in Scotland I try to spend at least one day in North Berwick, a picturesque coastal town about 20 miles to the east of Edinburgh. The views of the offshore islands are glorious. The gulls cry, the waves lap, and it’s a great place to sample some of the fine local seafood. It is also one of the strangest places on the face of the planet. I had known for some time that the area from North Berwick west to…

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Photographing the Invisible

By Michael Tymn

It is difficult not to laugh or even scoff at the photos of purported mediumship phenomena produced during the latter half of the nineteenth century and early decades of the twentieth. Some of these photos now found in reference books and on the Internet are hokey, bizarre, and absolutely ludicrous. They include doll-like figures that are supposed to be the spirits of deceased individuals; some look like mannequins, others like cardboard cutouts prepared by kindergarten students. Some of the photos show hands only, while others…

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Science vs. Levitation

BY MICHAEL E. TYMN

The most celebrated levitation in recorded history took place on the Sea of Galilee some two thousand years ago and was witnessed by only a few humble fishermen.  Science discreetly smiles at such fables. Legend has it that on October 4, 1630, Joseph of Cupertino, an Italian monk, was assisting in a procession honor­ing St. Francis of Assisi when he suddenly was lifted into the sky and hovered there for some time before a crowd. Upon descending, he was so embarrassed that he ran to his…

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The Priest who Said He Could Time-Travel

By John Chambers

On September 24, 1953, Douglas K. DeVorss, founder of the DeVorss Publishing Co., was shot to death at point-blank range while working in his office in downtown Los Angeles. The murderer, who fled and was soon apprehended, claimed DeVorss had been having an affair with his wife. The wife vehemently denied this. Because of this apparent crime of passion, the husband was convicted of second-degree murder and sent to serve out a mandatory five-year-to-life sentence at Chino State Prison. Was there more to the case…

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The Case of Cora Scott Richmond?

By Michael Tymn

Thomas Edison may get all the credit for lighting up the world, but it was a woman—actually, a young girl—who began providing light well before Edison invented the light bulb in 1879. It was a different kind of light, however, more often referred to as “enlightenment.” Much of it had to do with what is called the “greater reality.” Beginning in 1851, 11-year-old Cora Scott, born and raised in Cuba, New York, would go into a trance and speak on subjects far beyond her education,…

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The Devil’s Triangle Revisited

By Frank Joseph

It would seem that everything known about the disappearance of ships and planes in the so-called “Bermuda Triangle” has been repeatedly published or discussed for nearly seventy years. Not so, according to a U.S. Army Master Aviator with twenty years in the military, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars, four Purple Hearts, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Jon F. Myhre began flying when he was twelve years old, soloed three years later, and is today a commercial pilot and flight instructor. As…

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