Team to investigate underwater UFO in Baltic Sea

We reported on this story back in August, where a team of underwater treasure hunters supposedly found what looks like a UFO (or the Millennium Falcon from “Star Wars”) deep under the Baltic Sea. Now comes news that the team might return to the location in may to see what they can find out about […]

The Occult Section on Unknown Origins Radio Tonight

Ok, shameless self-promotion time once again. Tonight at 8pm ET, on the awesome Unknown Origins Radio show, I will be the guest, talking about our little blog here, The Occult Section. We taped the show a little over a week ago, and we talked about a variety of topics, just like we do here on […]

Fran Drescher abducted by aliens?

Well, we can now add Fran Drescher to the growing list of celebrities who claim to have been abducted by aliens (see Hagar, Sammy). The star of “The Nanny” is claiming that she was abducted by UFO occupants in junior high school and had an alien chip implanted in her that caused her to meet […]

Accused Wife Beater Claims Ghost Caused Wife’s Injuries

In what seems to be an epidemic, ghosts are now apparently comitting a series of crimes. And the criminal activity is escalating. Whereas last time it was just a case of stolen goods, now a Wisconsin man, who is accused of beating his wife, says that a ghost is responsible for her injuries. Hell, it’s better than […]

Princess Diana’s ‘ghost’ caught on camera in Glasgow?

On of my biggest pet peeves is when ghost hunters find a piece of “evidence” that is clearly faked and then go to the media to claim that they have proof of paranormal activity. Now we have another irresponsible paranormal investigator claiming that some footage taken in a Glasgow church shows the ghost of Princess […]

Court finds New Hampshire violated Bigfoot’s right to free speech

I have blogged regarding this story in the past, and it appears that “Bigfoot” has won his legal case. Way to clog the court system, ACLU and Mr. Doyle. CONCORD, N.H. — “Bigfoot” can roam Mount Monadnock with a camera in tow free of any permit because the National Natural Landmark is so well known […]

Court finds New Hampshire violated Bigfoot’s right to free speech

I have blogged regarding this story in the past, and it appears that “Bigfoot” has won his legal case. Way to clog the court system, ACLU and Mr. Doyle. CONCORD, N.H. — “Bigfoot” can roam Mount Monadnock with a camera in tow free of any permit because the National Natural Landmark is so well known […]

Tennessee town hopes ghost hunts can scare up cash

Here we go again. Another town is using the supposed paranormal activity of an old building to attract tourism. This time, it’s Harriman, Tennessee. And this is one of those issues that walks a very fine line in the paranormal community, and even outside of it. Is it ethical to run “ghost tours” to bring […]

The Year in Review: Part 3

Well, 2012 has finally arrived, but 2011 was a great year for The Occult Section. We averaged about 15,000 hits per month, added some writers, added some advertising, and of course, stirred some pots. But in going through our stats, we’ve come across some interesting, funny, and sometimes perplexing trends for the year, which tells us a […]

Yeti Crab and Ghost Octopus Discovered

Ok, how could I not blog about these new discoveries? It’s very cool that these creatures are being named after paranormal phenomena, but that’s not the only reason why it caught my attention. As has happened in the past, and will happen in the future, it just proves once again that there is a lot […]