Ghostly legends and superstitions are part of the educational experience at Indiana State University. Mysterious footsteps, slamming doors and eerie happenings make up the rich folklore surrounding the longtime institution of higher education. Nan McEntire, an associate professor in the English Department at ISU, entertained a group of 30 local ghost enthusiasts recently with an evening campus “ghost walk,” part […]Read more ›
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The Spiritual Home of the Royal Navy? A Paranormal Investigation of the National Museum of the Royal Navy (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard) – Store House 11 Saturday 7th May 2011, 8pm – 2am Dark Encounters has exclusive access for the first ever public paranormal investigation of Store House No.11 at the National Museum of the Royal Navy. The magnificent Georgian building […]Read more ›
She had been a pin up in her youth and had even made the centre fold of Playboy magazine in the 1950s. But the body of who authorities believe is B-movie actress Yvette Vickers, 82, has been found mummified in her Beverly Hills home. Police think the actress, whose film credits include 1958's Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and […]Read more ›
An image of Halley's Comet taken in 1986. CREDIT: NASA It has been 25 years since Halley's Comet last passed through the inner solar system, but an annual meteor shower keeps the icy wanderer's legacy on Earth alive this week. Halley's Comet takes roughly 75 years to circle the sun, but if you're 30 years old or younger, you either […]Read more ›
Pike Place Market: Opening Day Cartoon – Public Domain Seattle Washington's historic Pike Place Market, noted for its myriads of shops, is the most haunted site in the city. A gaggle of ghosts haunts the area. Pike Place Market has spirits, both potable and otherworldly. On November 2, 1971, voters approved the establishment of the seventeen acre historic district and […]Read more ›
Credit: EPA A scientific battle over the fate of Easter Island's natives is ready to erupt this summer with the publication of a book challenging the notion that their Neolithic society committed ecological suicide. The debate has a modern political dimension. At stake is the central example, cited by Jared Diamond in his 2005 book Collapse: How Societies Choose to […]Read more ›
CREDIT: NASA/Frank Michaux NASA needs at least a week to make repairs to space shuttle Endeavour before the orbiter can soar on its final mission, making May 8 the earliest launch option, mission managers said today. The space agency called off a launch attempt on Friday (April 29) when a problem was discovered with a power system, called an auxiliary […]Read more ›