Aug 182011
 

Welcome to the Ultimate Chupacabra Quiz! Test your knowledge of one of the world’s top cryptozoology stars with this quiz for fun and prizes. Yes, from now until January 1, 2012, you have a chance to win chupagoodies with your knowledge of this vampire beast.

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Jul 112014
 

My recent article on the Vatican’s move to formally recognize a group of professional exorcists. In 2014.

The Catholic Church recently formally recognized The International Association of Exorcists, a group of 250 priests worldwide who claim to drive demons and devils out of possessed individuals. You can read the piece HERE.

Jul 042014
 

I was recently interviewed by Voice of Russia about conspiracy theories surrounding the missing Malaysian Flight 370.

The mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 has become the most debated issue in the recent weeks, sparking more questions than answers. The public has taken to coming up with their own theories desperately seeking a clue for the Malaysian jetliner riddle. An assortment of conspiracy theories includes terrorist attacks, supernatural intervention, and even influence of the Illuminati. Although the government of Malaysia announced that the Boeing had crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, no debris from the missing aircraft has yet been found despite all efforts of the multinational search team. According to Malaysian officials, police investigation may never discover the reason of the crash, but that only poured oil on the flames.


Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_04_06/A-guide-to-MH370-conspiracy-theories-10-most-curious-versions-8123/

Jul 022014
 

A classic piece I wrote about my trip to Macchu Picchu, in Peru…

Hard-headed types like scientists and skeptical investigators are often seen as dour debunkers, devoid of magic and awe. We are seen as eggheads and naysayers who don’t believe anything wondrous that we can’t put under a microscope. Yet I passionately disagree; as Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, and others have eloquently pointed out, the skeptic’s world is not devoid of awe. Instead, we simply find wonder in the natural universe instead of a supernatural one. In 1997 I visited two of the great mystical “energy centers” of the world: the pyramids at Ghiza and the Peruvian ruins of Macchu Picchu in the South American Andes. The Peruvian ruins sit atop a steep verdant mountain, surrounded by lower hills emerging regally from cottony white clouds. The huge stone complex, which is a remnant of the Inca civilization, was rediscovered only recently (in 1911), having escaped the Spanish Conquest because of its remote location and rugged terrain.

You can read the rest HERE. 

 

 

Jun 302014
 

In theory, it seems it should be nearly impossible to lose track of a commercial airplane in flight: with sophisticated radar and satellite tracking, it would take a catastrophic series of system failures for a flight to simply disappear without a trace. Yet Flight 370 remains missing…

Read the rest of my article HERE.