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I consider fascinating this story but at the same time I didnt believed it could be true. No face with capacity to speak, to whisper, could share the same brain. Certainly it was a fiction, independently of you finded the source of the news. Nevertheless, congratulations for accuracy work searching! (sorry about my errors; I dont know English! I hope this line make sense).
Posted by Luciano de Almeida Peruci on Oct 3, 2015 - 07:20 AM
From the entry: Edward Mordake -- A Mystery Solved

I never even heard of deer ornaments before. Hoaxes are astounding
Posted by James H on Oct 1, 2015 - 11:53 PM
From the entry: Wisconsin Concrete Deer Hoax

This hoax is far more revealing, but for some reason completely ignored by the media
Posted by simus on Sep 29, 2015 - 05:45 AM
From the entry: The Poetry of Yi-Fen Chou

The model's name is Gary Bimson, and he was a popular catalog model at the time.

He died in 2013.

Posted by John Casey on Sep 28, 2015 - 01:44 PM
From the entry: The Man on Page 602

"Go on an overnight paranormal investigation.....

You will become an immediate believer and your entire outlook of that video will change......."

Yes. If you spend the night in a supposedly haunted place with a bunch of other people that already believe, or want to believe, being hyper aware of every little noise and visual noise in your peripheral vision, the odds are good you will become a believer.

What you will have * experienced* are the sounds of settling timber as it cools, the nocturnal wildlife, drafts, regular visual glitches and noise in your peripheral sight you'd normally ignore automatically, but now try to explain, and, quite possibly, falling asleep for five minutes, dream and wake up again. Given the preoccupation of the mind, it won't be hard to guess what you'll dream about.
Posted by Washell on Sep 26, 2015 - 05:49 AM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

Brilliant story, thanks for doing the research
Posted by V T on Sep 25, 2015 - 05:49 AM
From the entry: The $12 Million Message In A Bottle

I wanna party with ThatGuy!
Posted by Davey on Sep 24, 2015 - 09:04 PM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

So let's fucking assume all ghosts and shit is fake for a minute. But how do you explain;

1.Balls of this energy in the specturm we don't see with our eyes.
2.why the fuck isant everyone a ghost?
3.What is this energy!!? Something we haven't discovered yet!

Posted by Truth on Sep 23, 2015 - 05:30 AM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

Its obviously fake, as the carpet can be ripped by anyone, the shower can be turned on by anyone, anyone can tamper with the lighting, and anyone can scream like that. Probably just a prankster or just plain out fake
Posted by agusto on Sep 22, 2015 - 10:02 PM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

well,as for me,if its fake,its a good one as it is really fucking scary.
Posted by meldrei v. on Sep 22, 2015 - 02:14 PM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

All I can say......

If you think this stuff is faked.....

Go on an overnight paranormal investigation.....

You will become an immediate believer and your entire outlook of that video will change.......

I'm a believer..... Paranormal investigators
Posted by I'm a believer on Sep 21, 2015 - 09:51 AM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

No cryptide at all. This is just a trout who was rich enough to buy a fur coat.
Posted by Russian Skeptic on Sep 16, 2015 - 04:48 AM
From the entry: Man Catches Fur-Bearing Trout

This mysterious germ is called testosterone. It is really nasty for hair.
Posted by Russian Skeptic on Sep 16, 2015 - 04:33 AM
From the entry: Bogus Baldness Epidemics

So that's what actually happened to Psyche! After all, Cupid MUST have been female, behaving like that.
Posted by Russian Skeptic on Sep 16, 2015 - 04:28 AM
From the entry: Boyfriend was really a girlfriend

I would just like to point out a few things. First, if I was a guest in a hotel and heard screams like that coming from a room, I would STAY IN MY ROOM and LOCK the door cause god knows what is going on to the person in there! A lot of people aren't heroes and would hide and call the police. Second, its a small time hotel by the sound of it. Maybe there's not that many guests. The screams and audio seem to be coming from a walkie to me, so most likely the securities walkies. Lastly, you do scream like that in your sleep. Or you can. They're called night terrors. It's a legit psychological thing look it up (Yes I am a psychology major I am not making this up)
Posted by Megan Harris on Sep 13, 2015 - 12:29 PM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

Sounds like win-win to me.

Posted by David J Wilson on Sep 12, 2015 - 02:04 AM
From the entry: Boyfriend was really a girlfriend

I am author of this collage. It was created november 31 2009 but first time it was sent to my old blog at 2011 .

9 Semtember 2011 - photo was posted to
and to my account on photoshare service

I have RAW files from this session smile

I was wrote to Stuart and to Daily Mail office this after Daily Mail publication but any answers from there smile

Posted by Oleksii Marchenko on Sep 11, 2015 - 04:07 AM
From the entry: Owl formed by Hula Hoops in a cup of coffee

Because relations are just about sex.
Posted by TMB on Sep 10, 2015 - 09:38 AM
From the entry: Boyfriend was really a girlfriend

what can I give my dog to be like this one

Posted by mila Sibabalwe on Sep 2, 2015 - 05:12 AM
From the entry: Is the "Hercules the World's Biggest Dog" photo fake, as everyone has assumed?

I really dunno if its true, or not. And still dont understand if John turned the flashlight or not. But how can u scream like that while ur speepin'!? Maybe there exist ppl that do it, first time i said: "Omg. Wut if it is true!?" By reading these comments, i said "Its fake!" But if its real... then why that room? Why not another one? Why was there a ghost?
•Well maybe there died someone.
• Maybe, there came a man, that doesnt respect God.
• Maybe someone did there something.
Boooh! Now im really scared.
I still want to understand, much better! I dont watch that anymore!
If u wanna tell me, im Arctic Victory on facebook. Thx! smile)
Posted by Birsan Julia on Sep 1, 2015 - 06:11 AM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

I think it's more likely that someone was ridiculing their faith and calling them all stupid for believing in Jesus.
Posted by Lorena on Aug 25, 2015 - 01:21 AM
From the entry: Pastor drowns trying to walk on water

to Jodi in Glendale:
contrary to the knowledge we have been taught to accept and believe as factual it could be totally true that your grandmother had indeed went without food or drink for the time frame spoken of. why do ppl find it so hard to believe that life can be sustained without the aid of external input. what is alive inside each of us is more real, powerful and life sustaining than whats around you.
that's not even speaking from a religious stand point but a energy stand point. all things around you once existed within you. they are all a manifestation of thought. now we need those manifestations to survive?
no we don't i totally believe this to be possible. but i also believe in mind over matter though, so.... lol, i'm a different type of thinker.
Posted by sabae jackson on Aug 20, 2015 - 10:14 AM
From the entry: Martha Nasch -- the woman who didn't need to eat or drink

Also, if the screams were purportedly coming from that room, wouldn't you think there would be more people in the hallway,coming out their rooms to see what on earth was going on?!
Nah,I think it's fake...
Posted by Lisa G on Aug 15, 2015 - 04:39 PM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

I install surveillance cameras for a living. By law, hotels and other establishments are not allowed to record sound. Just video. So the sound we are hearing in coming from the walkie talkie station in either the security room or reception desk (I was a mall security guard back in the day). Cameras are strategically placed in hallways and lobbies for security of guests and staff. So that clears up that.

I agree with the hotel worker on this forum about not turning on the light, as to not wake the guest. Makes sense. Yes, the ghost and the screams can be faked. Anything can be faked. Amityville was for decades. But I have to admit, those screams sound blood curdling and not human. Just my thought.
Posted by Mr. Murphy on Aug 14, 2015 - 10:55 PM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

The catalog of quack baldness cures advised by the unidentified "one physician" in the New York Times article about Kittanning is interesting. "Iridiagnosis" is the diagnosis of health problems by studying the irises of a patient's eyes. It's still around, although I don't know of any medical evidence supporting it.
Whatever "apply plenty of elbow grease to the scalp" means (massage your scalp?), it doesn't sound like something that would remedy hair loss.
I assume that "barber's itch" must have been ringworm or head lice or some other scalp disease that could be spread by unsterilized barber's implements.

The advice not to wear tight hats reminds me of my mother. When I was a kid, Mom used to tell me not to wear a hat (tight or not), because it would make me go bald. I asked her why she believed this, and she said that her grandfather had been bald, and used to tell her it was because he always wore a hat when he went outdoors. It seems not to have occurred to Mom that he was putting her on, which isn't too surprising if you know my mother. I've always suspected that she had cause and effect reversed: Bald men wear hats because they are bald; they aren't bald because they wear hats.
Posted by Big Gary on Aug 5, 2015 - 05:00 AM
From the entry: Bogus Baldness Epidemics

Couldnt be that hotel. In other comments a guest states they have been staying there since it opened 5 years ago. That was in 2013...If the video was taken n 2003... Thats pretty good getting it 5 years before it opens smile
Posted by Laura Fine on Aug 5, 2015 - 04:11 AM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

David Turner : I think it's safe to say that Sears didn't go back in time to fix the issue BEFORE the controversial issue.

It's also pretty absurd to think that they created a doctored version of the now-antique catalog and tricked the Museum of Hoaxes into buying it.
Posted by Andy L on Aug 4, 2015 - 09:37 AM
From the entry: The Man on Page 602

Is that infection believed to be the source of the Tall Tale? Or is it just a coincidence?
Posted by AndyL on Aug 4, 2015 - 09:22 AM
From the entry: Man Catches Fur-Bearing Trout

An artist of that time could have easily painted out the genitalia, saying it was a hoax because a company white washed something does NOT make it true.

Regardless, one for the history books.
Posted by David Turner on Aug 2, 2015 - 11:02 PM
From the entry: The Man on Page 602

No, That Guy read exactly what you wrote. When all that you can state up front is that it can easily be faked, that means that you go through every thing with the assumption that every thing is faked. Devil's advocate is one thing, being a butt is totally another.
Posted by 1958Debs on Aug 2, 2015 - 10:00 AM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

Up until a little more than fifty years ago, suicide was illegal in the UK. Those who failed faced a fine and/or imprisonment.
When I was growing up a local grocery had signs put on the parking lot lampposts that proclaimed: "Parking For Customers Only. Violators Will Be Persecuted." Pointing them out to adults as humorous usually resulted in a lecture on the seriousness of obeying the law. It was like "The Emperor's New Clothes". All we grade-schoolers could do was shake our heads and say, "Gosh, grown-ups are so dumb."
Posted by Eoin on Jul 31, 2015 - 11:23 AM
From the entry: Touching wires means instant death and prosecution!

Also... The room is 209. In the original poltergeist movie, the hotel room they check into at the end is room 209... I find that too much of a coincidence.
Posted by Clayton on Jul 13, 2015 - 10:09 AM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

Incredible how possible can that be a dog like monster?
Posted by wester suah on Jul 7, 2015 - 02:08 AM
From the entry: Is the "Hercules the World's Biggest Dog" photo fake, as everyone has assumed?

Hilariously, the 3 "brides" appear to be overweight mustachioed men in drag.
Posted by Reimi on Jul 2, 2015 - 06:33 PM
From the entry: Brides for Liechtenstein

@mary surely you meant to say religion. santa clause for adults!
Posted by Mary Alice Martinez on Jun 29, 2015 - 09:09 AM
From the entry: The Escherian Stairwell

Who cares whether this is a hoax or not. The fact is that people can live to extremely old ages. There are many documented cases of this out there, the most famous of which is Mr. Li Ching-Yuen who lived to the ripe old age of 256 years. Food for thought.
Posted by mr g on Jun 26, 2015 - 04:11 AM
From the entry: Fake News: Indian Cobbler claims to be 179 years old

Aside from never hearing 'John', yet hearing the 'screams'; aside from the very poorly done CGI of the 'ghost' coming out of the room; aside from the whole "why does John have his flashlight on before he enters the room?" thing - the main reason this is fake as hell to me? Why on earth does this hotel have a security camera pointed directly at the door to this ONE specific room??? Hotels don't do that. They generally have one maybe two cameras in a hallway, pointed down the hallway, to see anyone IN that hallway. They don't have security cameras set up to record one specific guest room door.
Posted by Curt on Jun 25, 2015 - 10:04 PM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

Judy Aycock? Really?!
Posted by Immature Anon on Jun 2, 2015 - 12:30 PM
From the entry: The Man on Page 602

I own an original copy of the USA Today ad from April 1, 1998. Actually, it is NOT in color -- it is only in black and was page 7 of Section D. On the reverse is an Andy Warhol-inspired Marilyn Monroe April Fools moustache ad for the "Got Milk?" campaign. This ad IS in full color -- much like Warhol's Marilyn but with a white milk moustache. I still remember the day that I bought the paper and read both ads at lunch. I hung it in my office (with tape, sadly) and it has been hanging in my offices ever since.
Posted by Rick on May 28, 2015 - 01:12 PM
From the entry: The Left-Handed Whopper

Cool! I would like to add a summary of your article with link back to this page to my Anomalies website at; would that be okay? I usually research stories like this myself, but I love finding other people that do it too and try to give credit where its due.
Posted by Garth Haslam on May 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM
From the entry: Edward Mordake -- A Mystery Solved

WOW children's art is a blessing. They are innocent children that teachers and parents give them the opportunity to create their own creations. This is the best part.
Posted by Grendelia N Balandran on May 27, 2015 - 11:16 PM
From the entry: The Rhythm of the Trees

It's really true - anyone can do "Modern Art".
Posted by Frank TALKER on May 27, 2015 - 01:28 AM
From the entry: The Rhythm of the Trees

"Queerer than a Clockwork Orange" - my old nan from Hackney Wick used to say it often, particularly in the 80's lol
Posted by Cheryl on May 26, 2015 - 11:12 PM
From the entry: The All-Female Clockwork Oranges Gang

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he use to tell me he loves me i never believe until that
day i felt ashamed of myself and so sorry.....and my love
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they scammed me and took away my money withouit helping me out.
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5hrs later my ex called and was begging it was like a dream to
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Posted by mica on May 26, 2015 - 02:31 PM
From the entry: Blood Love Spell

I don't only believe but I am damm sure that the end of the world is coming nearer day by day.
this horse is real because it was moving in one direction,legs were continuous moving & heads were also moving. I telling u all that this was burrahk & it was same as the flying horse seen in movie clash of the titans. but the flying horse seen in mecca was not having wings. We can also say that this warning for all of us that kayaamat ( world end) is near. daily earthquakes are coming in Nepal,india, & many other countries. so be alert. this is just a message for all humans and mutants.
Posted by arsalan on May 25, 2015 - 12:26 PM
From the entry: Flying Horse in Saudi Arabia

Wish the same could be said about Cadbury's Vegemite Chocolate. sick
Posted by Smerk on May 22, 2015 - 07:51 PM
From the entry: Cheeseburger Oreos


First of all I'd like to congratulate you for your blog, I've been following it for many years. smile

This case is very similar to the original album's cover from Alice Cooper "Love It To Death" (Warner Bros., March 1971), where the singer's thumb was mistaken by his exposed penis! The record label finally airbrushed away the supposed "snake" (no pun here about Alice!) on all later printings of the record, thinking the then-outrageous shock rocker went too far with his provocations. Finally it's been proven that all was an optical illusion. That's the reason why,the first edition of that LP is very valued today. For more info

Keep on the good work!
Posted by Erisian on May 22, 2015 - 11:41 AM
From the entry: The Man on Page 602

Someone trying to clean a mess up with a sponge and accidentally discovering they liked the effect sounds way more plausible to me.
Posted by zequi on May 19, 2015 - 12:06 PM
From the entry: Sponge-Throwing Painters of the Ancient World

Garth -- Yes, the article did have a distinct byline. I provide a link to a scan of the complete article in my article above. It's the second link in the section "The Lay Source."
Posted by The Curator on May 19, 2015 - 09:15 AM
From the entry: Edward Mordake -- A Mystery Solved

Glad to see that you understand the story was meant as a bit of fun! smile How virulently the story spread across the internet, and how many people simply accepted my obviously fake (and tongue-in-cheek) story, surprised me greatly. The Victorian Academy of Magick produces stories of this nature on an almost daily basis, but none have caught the public imagination quite like the Clockwork Oranges did. As an aside, the concept of female gangs in Victorian London inspired me to write a novel which can be seen here:
Posted by Paul Voodini on May 19, 2015 - 02:41 AM
From the entry: The All-Female Clockwork Oranges Gang

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