Thursday, September 29, 2016

Woman Is Burnt Alive On Bonfire After Being Accused Of Being A Witch

A 73-year-old woman was doused in petrol and burned alive on top of a bonfire after local people accused her of being a witch, prosecutors said. Prosecutor Hugo Mauricio said that Rosa Villar Jarionca was sentenced to death by the remote Shiringamazu Alto community in the Peruvian Amazon - after people claimed she made them sick through witchcraft. The burning took place last week, but the area is so remote that news did not reach the authorities, Mauricio said.
‘The woman was burned alive because the people accused her of being a witch, ‘ Mauricio said - saying that accusations of witchcraft are common among indigenous communities. A phone video given to prosecutors shows Villar being doused in gasoline while on top of a pile of dry logs and branches, then set on fire with a match. A local community logbook contained details of the decision to burn her - which was in response to a majority vote, and signed by community leaders, Mauricio said.

Nassau County Deputies Investigating 3 Reported Clown Sightings

A local teen said she was chased by a clown outside her friend's home. The Nassau County Sheriff's Office is now investigating it as one of three local incidents as the creepy trend of these encounters explodes across the country. Standing across from a school, peeking through a window and chasing teens -- in the past month, three clowns with similarities to ones that have been creeping around several other states were spotted in Hilliard.
"I'm very scared now. I'm scared to go outside," a teen, who doesn't want to be named, said. The teen said she was on the side of Henry Smith Road with a friend around midnight to get better reception on her phone when an older model blue car drove past them, stopped at the stop sign and then turned back around. "A clown got out and then yelled 'stop' and then we ran for a little bit and jumped my friend's fence," the teen said. She said the clown chased after them, but stopped once they jumped over the fence. "I know he had on an orange wig.
It was like an afro thing and he had on either white or yellow clothing," the teen said. According to an incident report, less than a week later, a clown was seen walking across from Hilliard Middle-Senior High School. "I think it's probably kids playing pranks or somebody out there just watching kids now that can be a little leery," said resident Pete Akers. In the most recent clown sighting, a woman told deputies she was giving her child a bath and looked out the window to find someone in a clown mask and red wig watching her. "That's very scary; it makes no sense. Nowadays, you never know what's going to happen and it's scary," said resident Teresa Libby. Officers went out to the different locations after the clowns were spotted, but never found anyone.

Police Helicopter Captures UFO On Thermal Camera

South Wales police are still scratching their heads over the UFO that appeared on one of their cameras last Saturday, reports the Daily Mail in Britain. Officers flying in a helicopter across the Bristol Channel around 9:30 p.m. local time became aware of the mystery object when it showed up on the aircraft’s thermal camera. It was not visible to the eye, nor did air-traffic control detect the unidentified object. The helicopter’s altitude at the time was 1,000 feet.
“It’s difficult to judge the size but we filmed it for just over seven minutes,” the police tweeted, while requesting suggestions from the public as to the object’s identity. Some have suggested the UFO is a Chinese lantern or balloon, but those ideas have been rejected since the object was flying against the wind. The sighting by police follows another just a few miles away relayed in February by a local woman, reports SomersetLive. Fiona Powell took a photograph along the beach while walking with family and friends that, on closer inspection, showed what appeared to be a flying saucer in one corner. In July UFO enthusiasts accused NASA of shutting down the live stream of the International Space Station when an unidentified object moved across the screen and stopped.
“This could well be a meteor or the like,” UFO hunter Streetcap1, in a video posted shortly after viewing the shutdown of the ISS feed. “[But] what made it interesting was that the camera cut off when the UFO seemed to stop.” NASA, for its part, denied cutting any feeds – but this is not the first time such allegations have plagued the agency. In April, NASA was put on the defensive over allegations its technicians continuously and purposely shut down feeds when unidentified objects fly into the path of video vision. An agency spokesperson said then that NASA never intentionally cuts video, but that the stream can sometimes be lost due to technical difficulties of signalling from the ISS.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Why I Let My Boyfriend Drink My Blood

A young florist whose boyfriend is a self-proclaimed vampire allows herself to be cut with razors so he can drink her blood. For more than a decade, Blut Katzchen, 28, has travelled thousands of miles to satisfy the bloodlust of men and women who are convinced they need to drink blood to survive. Her latest admirer is 44-year-old self styled 'Vampire King' Michael Vachmiel who claims her blood gives him the energy he needs to survive. The two get together a few times a year to perform the ritual. Blut, from Shreveport, Louisiana, describes herself as a 'black swan' which is the term for someone who willingly offers up her blood to drink.
She said: "I have always been entranced with the whole vampire culture since I was very young. "I found a book on vampires in my sister's collection and became completely entranced with it. "It takes a very specific type of mindset to enjoy being a swan - you have to be more submissive and enjoy giving." The pair met two years ago at a Vampire Ball in Houston, Texas. Blut said: "You have to have a very strong connection to the person who is feeding off you. "Michael and I have a very intimate relationship and I trust him completely." Unlike in the films, where vampires sink sharp teeth into the necks of struggling victims, Blut insists that the process is very clean, safe, and consensual. She said: "You have to have a very strong connection to the person who is feeding off you. I have specific tools that draw the blood and Michael will drink it from my body.
"The cuts are about an inch long - it doesn't take a very deep cut to draw the blood." She uses a razor blade to make a cut and then uses a set of suction cups to draw the blood out. She said: "We'll sterilise the area with alcohol and he uses mouth wash before drinking, so its very clean. "There are some risks involved, but we do everything we can to keep it as clean as possible. "I've been doing this for almost thirteen years and I have never had an STD or blood borne illness scare. "It's a release like any other release people seek - if you're getting something out of it and the drinker is too - then I don't see a problem with it. "It's a spiritual thing for me - to be able to give energy to someone even if it's a small bit is an extremely liberation feeling." After making a cut, Blut lays on her stomach and has the blood drawn from her shoulders or back for a few minutes.
She said: "If you drink too much you do get sick - it doesn't take much blood for Michael to get his energy." Michael, 43, started drinking blood at the young age of 13, and does this type of feeding a few times a year. He said: "I started drinking blood by accident - it was during an intense sexual act where blood was drawn and touched my lips. At that point it was an awakening. "Just like a person has a favorite culinary dish, vampires have a favorite spiritual culinary dish. "There are many ways to get energy, this is a more intimate way and its a ritual for vampires. "In doing such, we get the energy we need and the donor has their need to submit, so its completely consensual."

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Car Drives Straight Through ‘Ghost’ Girl As She Stands On Crosswalk

Ghosts: you either believe in them or you don’t. For those of you who don’t, you suspect every paranormal inkling can be proven with logic. If you do believe in ghosts, you happily accept evidence that there are spirits around us, maybe even right now. Maybe even looking over your shoulder and reading this post along with you. I, for one, love ghosts, but only if they’re friendly like Casper or Patrick Swayze. They just seem like good folks.
However, CCTV footage surfaced on YouTube shows a ghost, or so it seems, appearing on a crosswalk and being driven straight through. Oh boy, I hope she’s a friendly ghost, cause this sh*t looks pretty real. Go to the next page to see the bone-chilling footage of the alleged ghost. A video surfaced showing a ghost standing on a crosswalk while a car drives straight through her. As the car approaches, the spirit begins to form in the very helpful red circle put in the video below.
Just a second before the two meet, the image of the ghost, who appears to be a little girl, becomes much clearer. The car drives straight through her, but the figure remains in tact. Spooky. The footage was allegedly found in Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City on September 18 at 2:20 a.m. (as you can see in the footage). Only one camera seems to have caught the ghost girl, but that’s enough to rock the internet. The video was posted to YouTube and has been viewed more than 359,500 times.
Believers are quick to share their own similar experiences, but naysayers were vocal as well. “Explanation 1: A spirit, entity or ghost manifests itself in one of the busiest streets in the city and no one has noticed, no doubt, because this entity comes from an alternate dimension,” commented one viewer. “Explanation 2: The video is fake or has been superimposed on a real video.” I’m not a big believer in ghosts, except I would love to have a play date with my boys Casper and Swayze. I will admit that this footage makes the paranormal world seem a little more real, at least for the time being. Who knows, if this ghost is cool, maybe she can come. If not, I want nothing to do with her.

Does This Footage Prove The Anguished Man Is The World’s Most Haunted Painting?

This spooky video may just prove an horrific painting dubbed The Anguished Man and painted in blood is the one of the world’s -74most haunted objects.
The footage, captured in the dead of night at a home in Cumbria, appears to show a door slam shut, with the only possible explanation being paranormal activity caused by the painting. Owner Sean Robinson, from Cumbria, has been documenting the ghostly happenings caused by the painting for years. He told ghost hunting team Ghosts of Britain: “I think there is something evil about it, something wrong. “I was sure I left the door open when I was filming but in the morning it was closed. “The door just shuts on its own." He was passed on the terrifying painting by his grandma. He said: “She didn’t like it so she kept it locked away. “Just before she died she passed it to me.

“2009 was when it came out of the cellar, because when I got it no one else in the family liked it except me. Sean said he had been told by his grandmother that the artist had used his own blood, mixed in with the oil, to create the painting. When he finished the painting he committed suicide, Sean adds. But the story remains a mystery and the only evidence he has is his grandma's word. He said: “I believe the story my grandmother told me is true. “I also believe it gives off negative energy, definitely. “I am a believer now, there is definitely something wrong with that painting. “The fact that he used his own blood. It might be that it was some sort of ritual, I believe it may be a self-portrait.”
Sean claims he has experienced an enormous amount of paranormal activity caused by the painting. He said: “I have witnessed a lot. “Noises are the first thing, at first we didn’t relate them to the painting but it became obvious they only started when we brought the painting in the house. “I used to wake up in the middle of the night and see a figure at the end of my bed. “I used to have dreams about the painting, I had a vivid one when I was being lifted off the bed." One night, walking upstairs he was suddenly surrounded by thick smoke and it was freezing cold. “There was no denying it, it was there, and then it just vanished," he said. “Most of the activity seems to happen between 3am and 4am." The haunted painting, which is now safely locked away, is set to be the subject of a film coming out next year and Sean is excited about its release. He added: “We have got a very talented team working on the movie. “Tii Ricks is a Finnish American director and she is very talented so I have great hopes for that.”

Thursday, September 22, 2016

NASA Rover Finds Snake-Like Creature On Mars

Alien enthusiasts couldn’t contain their excitement as a mysterious serpent-esque creature was allegedly spotted crawling over rocks on Mars. The bizarre alien form was caught on camera by the Mars Curiosity Rover – with the images subsequently released to the public. Eagle-eyed viewers were quick to spot the snake after an “anomaly” was seen between two slabs of rocks. In a video uploaded to YouTube by popular conspiracy theory channel SecureTeam10, the creature can be clearly seen. The narrator of the video states: “It does not blend in, this doesn’t look like just some crack in the rocks.
"You can clearly see it, this thing has a shadow – it’s definitely three-dimensional.” Prevalent alien hunter Scott C waring, who runs the blog UFO Sightings Daily, chimed in on the debate, saying: “The snake looks similar to a small garden snake. “About half a metre long. A reptilian life form may have a better chance at surviving such a harsh environment.” Others went for a more spectacular theory, claiming that it is evidence of a past civilisation on the Red Planet. One YouTuber wrote in the comment section of the video: “Going on the theory that Mars may be a destroyed civilization, the "Snake" I think may be some sort of reinforcement bar. “It looks like it may be coming out of the stone, and if you've ever seen any broken concrete, the metal bars inside stick out in a serpentine fashion. So, there's another thought.” However, some were not as convinced and believe that it is a case of the mind playing tricks on one. A commenter said: “This will be shown in psychology class as a classic example of pareidolia.” Pareidolia is where the mind sees familiar patterns and recognises it as a being – such as the countless examples of finding Jesus on toast.

Mysterious Winged Creature Still Hunted In Small Iowa Town

If you've ever wanted to hunt for mythical winged creatures, Saturday is your lucky day. Paranormal investigators, authors and filmmakers will invade Van Meter this weekend for the fourth annual festival celebrating Iowa's most infamous creature — the Van Meter Visitor. It's a story that has captivated Iowans for more than 100 years, and a festival all you lovers of mystery don't want to miss. It goes like this: Over several weeks in 1903, a group of prominent men reported a seeing a half human, half animal with enormous, smooth bat wings. The fast-moving, smelly creature shot a blinding light out of its horned head. After several run-ins and attempts to kill it, the winged creature descended down the shaft of an old coal mine, never to be seen again.
The story was revived in 2013 when authors Chad Lewis, Noah Voss and Kevin Lee Nelson set out to research the 110-year-old mystery. They published "The Van Meter Visitor: A True and Mysterious Encounter with the Unknown" that same year. It received national and international attention. The book has 3.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Nelson will host a guided monster walking tour as part of Saturday's Van Meter Visitor Festival. There will also be paranormal presentations, monster-themed games, drinks and food. Admission is free. The festival is held on the 113th anniversary of the first sighting of the winged beast.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Is There LIFE On Europa? NASA To Announce Major News In Breakthrough Press Conference

The US group sent out a cryptic message, stating that there is “surprising activity” on Europa – the most well known of Jupiter’s 67 moons. NASA has been analysing data from its Hubble Space Telescope which is currently prowling the universe. The space experts said in a statement announcing the event on Monday, to be broadcast live at 7PM UK time: “Astronomers will present results from a unique Europa observing campaign that resulted in surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa.” Most scientists agree that where there is water, it massively increases the chances of finding life.

Europa has long been touted as a possible host of life elsewhere in the Solar System, and even boffins working on the Juno Probe, which is currently in orbit around Jupiter, believe that it could be a likely habitable zone for some lifeforms. When asked why Juno has to be intentionally destroyed at the end of the mission, Juno project scientist Steve Levin said that they don’t want to contaminate any potential life in that are. He added: “We think Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has a subsurface ocean of liquid water; and because everywhere on Earth that we’ve found water, we’ve also found life, this is a good place for us to search.” However, many are not convinced and believe the announcement will relate solely to the discovery of water on Europa. NASA called a similar emergency press conference when they announced the discovery of flowing water on Mars. It was only last year that Alfred McEwen, professor of planetary geology at the University of Arizona, and his team found evidence of water on Mars, and even found that water was still flowing on the surface. Since then, efforts to find life on the Red Planet have been upped.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Doctor Planning World's First Head Transplant Says He Is Preparing For His 'Frankenstein' Surgery By Reanimating Human Corpses

A controversial neurosurgeon who wants to carry out the first human head transplant has outlined plans to conduct 'Frankenstein' experiments to reanimate human corpses to test his technique. Dr Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, and his collaborators believe they may be able to conduct the first human head transplant next year. They have outlined plans to test whether it is possible to reconnect the spinal cord of a head to another body with tests that will stimulate the nervous system in fresh human corpses with electrical pulses. However, the Russian man who has volunteered to have the first transplant has also revealed that his girlfriend is opposed to him having the operation. The aim of the surgery is to first cut the spinal cord and then repair it before using electrical or magnetic stimulation to 'reanimate' the nerves and even movement in the corpse. In an article for the Surgical Neurology International, Dr Canavero and his colleague in South Korea and China drew parallels to the infamous story of Frankenstein, where electricity is used to reanimate the fictional monster. He pointed to experiments conducted in the 1800s using the corpses of criminals who had been hung as proof such tests could be successful.

Dr Canavero (pictured) said the first operation on a human would only be carried out once surgeons were sure there was a 90 per cent chance of success. They hope to test some of the techniques needed to reconnect the spinal cord using fresh human cadavers
 Dr Canavero and his colleagues said: 'A fresh cadaver might act as a proxy for a live subject as long as a window of opportunity is respected (a few hours). 'It also implies that the process of deathly disintegration is not an immediate process. We name this effect the "Frankenstein effect". It comes as Dr Canavero and his colleagues have announced the results of experiments to show they can reconnect the spinal cord after it was severed in a dog. A series of research papers published today detail how the animal was able to walk and wag its tail three weeks after being paralysed from the neck down. Dr Canavero claims the results prove the technique used, known as GEMINI spinal cord fusion, will also work in humans to fuse two ends of a spinal cord together. This could then be used to connect a transplanted head to a donor body, allowing a paralysed patient regain control of a body. Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian computer programmer suffering from a form of spinal muscular atrophy called Werdnig-Hoffmann, has volunteered to undergo the surgery. However, the claims have been met with scepticism by many in the scientific community who warn the experiments in animals do not yet prove a head transplant will work in humans. It is unclear exactly how completely the dog's spinal cord was severed before it was treated and its injury is some way from having a total head transplant. Writing in the journal Surgical Neurology International, Dr Canavero said the results of the experiments should dispel the hysteria around full head transplants 'once and for all'. He said: 'While of course these results are in need of duplication, there can be no doubt that this new batch of data confirm that a spinal cord, once severed, can be refused with useful behavioral recovery. 'Despite these exciting animal experiments, the proof of the pudding rests in human studies.' He said that initial tests will be carried out using the bodies of brain dead organ donors where the spinal cord will be severed and treated to see if it can be repaired. He explained how techniques, such as electrically stimulating movements through the spinal cord or with magnets applied to the brain, known as transcranial magnetic stimulation, will be used to test the connections. If the spinal cord has reconnected, such stimulation should produce tiny electrical pulses in the nerves further beneath the point where the spinal cord was cut. Dr Canavero said: 'We believe this has a neuropathological basis.' He first announced his plans to conduct head – or body – transplant in 2013 and he in 2015 he believed the challenges involved were surmountable. Together with colleagues in South Korea, China and the US, he set up the head anastomosis venture, or HEAVEN, project to develop the techniques needed to carry out such an operation. Earlier this year, Dr Canavero claimed scientists in China had performed a head transplant on a monkey where they connected up the blood supply between the head and the new body.
         Valery Spiridonov suffers from a genetic disorder that has left him wheelchair bound. He told Good Morning Britain (pictured) that he hopes having a head transplant will allow him to regain his independence
They did not, however, reconnect the spinal cord and the animal was unable to regain movement.In a new set of papers published in the journal Surgical Neurology International and edited by Dr Canavero, researchers in South Korea and the US claim to have reconnected the spinal cords in mice and in a dog.Dr C-Yoon Kim, a neurosurgeon at Konkuk University in Seoul who has been collaborating with Dr Canavero, severed the spinal cords of 16 mice. They injected a chemical called polyethylene glycol (PEG) into the gap between the cut spinal cord in half of the mice. After four weeks, five of the eight mice who received PEG regained some ability to move but three of the mice died. Those who did not receive PEG also died. Similar tests using an enhanced version of PEG was given to five rats with severed spinal cords and the South Korean researchers showed electrical signals passed down it after treatment. However, four of the rats were killed in a flood at the team's laboratory and so they were not able to see if movement was restored. In a final experiment the South Korean team tested the PEG solution in a dog after it's spinal cord was almost completely severed. They claim 90 per cent of the cord had been severed. While the dog was initially paralysed, three days later the team report it was able to move its limbs. By three weeks it could walk and wag its tail. There was no control in the experiments. According to New Scientist, however, other scientists have raised serious concerns about the results. Dr Jerry Silver, a neuroscientist at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, told the magazine: 'These papers do not support moving forward in humans. 'They claim they cut the cervical cord 90 per cent but there's no evidence of that in the paper, just some crude pictures.' Others said it could still at least eight years before a human head transplant could realistically be carried out. Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain, however, Dr Canavero said his team intended to conduct experiments on dead bodies before attempting ahead transplant with Valery Spiridonov. He said the operation on a living patient would only go ahead when there was at least a 90 per cent chance of them surviving the procedure. He said: 'The first humans to receive this sort of head transplant will not be Valery, but we will just be performing the first on brain dead organ donors, so the first live head transplant will come about somewhere where we'll be able to transfer the head of a brain dead organ donor onto the body of a decapitated, brain dead organ donor. 'So only after extensive cadaveric rehearsals and this final proof of principle surgery on brain dead organ donors we will move on Valery. 'Actually the list of patients is so long that we can't actually begin to give you all the names including several patients from England.' However, his plans to 'reanimate' corpses will doubtless require ethical approval and may pose a barrier to the experiments.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

New Photo Of The Loch Ness Monster Surfaces

As far as the most mysterious things in the world go, the Loch Ness Monster ranks right there at the top of the list. Now we may have the most compelling evidence yet for ol’ Nessie. Check out this photograph taken by a nearby resident, that clearly shows something unusual in the water:
Yeah, unlike past pics, this is definitely something living and breathing and not some cardboard cut-out. So what on earth is it? Well, some people who've seen it are suggesting that it might be three seals lined up perfectly to imitate the infamous monster. Hey, this theory does hold some water, since, according to Scottish Natural Heritage, Scotland is home to “internationally important numbers” of seals, somewhere over 100,000. So I guess it’s up to you to decide: does the photo show the world’s last dinosaur in hiding, or just synchronized seals?