DNA Analysis Debunks Himalayan ‘Yeti Finger’

In what should come as no surprise to anyone, the alleged Yeti finger of the Pangboche Monastary has been debunked, as merely a human finger. A few years ago, an alleged Yeti scalp was proven to simply be from a Serrow, a Himalayan goat-like animal. Stories like this one are all over the internet today with […]

Zombie, Bigfoot and UFO queries are wasting time, police chief warns

Oh, what a double-edged sword the Freedom of Information Act can be. On the one hand, it is a great tool and very handy for getting information released that would otherwise be kept from the general public. Over the years, some pretty interesting stuff has been revealed through this act. Many times documents are actually […]

Saudi Woman Beheaded for ‘Witchcraft’

Nope, this isn’t 1692. A Saudi woman was executed last week after being convicted of practicing witchcraft and magic. While I agree this is absolutely crazy, I also think it’s so interesting to see the different views people/cultures have. The “crimes” she was convicted for are things that people here in the U.S. do openly […]

An “Illusions Shattering” Conference to Disprove Ghosts?

I was scouring Google news for new articles to write about and I came upon this press release. It seems to be a British conference being held in January with the intention of disproving (or at the very least, questioning) a lot of what current paranormal teams/investigators assume to be true. I am both insanely […]

Bad things are happening! It’s the dog’s fault – she’s possessed!

Oy. I’m not even sure where to begin with this one. A family acquires a dog. Some bad things happen to the family (bed bugs, a car accident, and their daughter gets in trouble at school, among other things) and so they quite naturally conclude that it’s all the dog’s fault because the dog is […]

Susan Boyle believes her mother’s ghost is with her

Sometimes, when you lose someone close to you, you want some sign that they are there so badly you are willing to believe they’ve come back no matter what. I think this may be the case with Susan Boyle, who lost her mother, and then was catapulted to stardom so quickly. The book Hauntings and […]

The Paranormal in History: A Red-Haired, Blue-Eyed Ghost

I’m starting something new here at The Occult Section. I am ob-sessed with history and thought it’d be fun to do a weekly column featuring a paranormal story from the past. So! Without further ado, may I present to you a story from the New York Times, published on March 10th, 1884. Coincidentally, on the […]

Harsh Truths the Paranormal Community Needs to Hear

1. Orbs aren’t paranormal. Period. 2. If you’ve ever paid to do an investigation, you’ve been suckered. (Guess what kids – this includes us in the NYPS as well). Donations to an organization are one thing, outright paying to investigate is another. 3. The Stanley Hotel is not haunted. 4. Competition between groups is pointless […]

CBS’s show “Unforgettable” to air episode on the murder of a ghost hunter

I saw a commercial about this today while watching football. How could I not blog about it? When a renowned ghost hunter is killed, Carrie and Al discover that his death is linked to a chilling discovery he made on a recent assignment. (source: IMDB). Since it’s not animated, I’m not familiar with the show. […]

Earth-like planet found in distant sun’s habitable zone

  This story is all over the internet today, and the implications are obviously huge. each year it seems we learn more and more, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life elsewhere in the universe just become more and more likely. I love reading about this stuff. For the first time, astronomers using NASA’s Kepler space […]