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The Ghost Of Sleepy Hollow

Tarrytown, New York – On June 26, 14-year-old Rachel Lambert saw something a bit unusual in a photograph she took earlier during her trip to Washington Irving’s Sunnyside. After seeing Tim Burton’s film, “Sleepy Hollow,” Rachel pursued her interest in the paranormal and convinced her family to take a trip from Rotterdam, N.Y. to see what the town of the […]

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Defunct Essex Cty Hospital Scheduled for Demolition

Defunct Essex Cty Hospital Scheduled for Demolition

UPDATE: Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and officials from K. Hovnanian Homes confirmed today that demolition would begin in the next few weeks. A reader sent Baristanet a photo of the nurse’s quarters. Can anyone spot the ghost in the picture at the bottom of the story? It’s time of service past, the now defunct Essex County Hospital […]

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Fish with 'human teeth' bit angler

Fish with 'human teeth' bit angler

An angler had a shock in the US – when a mystery fish bit him back with distinctly human-looking teeth. Frank Yarborough was fishing in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, when he hooked the fish which was 5lb and nearly 1ft 8ins long. Assuming it was a catfish, he scooped his hand in the water to pull it out, only to […]

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Russia’s witches and wizards face ad ban to protect cancer victims

Russia’s witches and wizards face ad ban to protect cancer victims

English witches claim they are discriminated against by the church. Photo: MENS Witches, wizards and faith healers are to be banned from advertising in Russia over concerns that they are giving false hope to cancer sufferers. Russian MPs have backed a bill that bans anyone who calls themselves a witch or a wizard from advertising their services in the media […]

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Does York woman's holiday picture reveal ghost like image of UFO?

Does York woman's holiday picture reveal ghost like image of UFO?

A woman from York captured an unexplained object in her holiday snaps this month, and wants your help identifying it. Abbey Linfoot, 22, was on a European holiday with her boyfriend when she took a photo of this street in Nuremberg. When she looked at the photo later, she saw something she couldn’t explain, high above the buildings. “I was […]

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Snapshot:  Shimmering Nebula Caught in Scorpion's Claw

Snapshot: Shimmering Nebula Caught in Scorpion's Claw

Gripped in the claw of the constellation Scorpius (the Scorpion), the reflective nebula DG 129 twinkles in a new image taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. The WISE space telescope provides an infrared view of the reflection nebula – so-called because the cloud of gas and dust reflects light from nearby bright stars. Also visible in the image is […]

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What our solar system would look like to alien astronomers

What our solar system would look like to alien astronomers

Scientists have used a Nasa supercomputer to work out what our solar system would look like to alien astronomers searching for other planets. New simulations have tracked the interactions of thousands of dust grains to how this view might have changed as our planetary system matured. And astronomers hope that the new view could help them learn how to spot […]

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Press Your Cremated Ashes Into a Vinyl Record

Press Your Cremated Ashes Into a Vinyl Record

Nobody likes dust on a vinyl record right? The skipping, the popping, the scratching, etc. Well, what about dust in a vinyl record? Get ready for this.Andvinyly, a UK-based outfit, has this offer: after you die, you can have some of your cremated ashes pressed into a vinyl record. (A tagline on their website says, “Pressed for Time.”) There are […]

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Day of Rapture – how far away is it from the Burning Times?  by Pat Regan

Day of Rapture – how far away is it from the Burning Times? by Pat Regan

Pat Regan: Can we trust fundamentalist claims of doom! A fresh response to mind-numbing religious prediction mania The so-called Day of Rapture, predicted for thousands of years to be the ultimate showdown between the forces of good and evil was erroneously said to fall on September 09, 2010. As I write, on a day subsequent to this hollow prediction, readers […]

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Facebook crash is 'worst in four years'

Facebook crash is 'worst in four years'

Social networking site Facebook says it has suffered the worst shutdown in four years. It's thought around 135 million people were unable to log on yesterday evening (23 September). The problems started at around 7pm (BST) and lasted for two-and-a-half hours. Facebook blamed the problem on a software flaw which caused “huge disruption” to the site which has 500 million […]

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