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The US Fish and Wildlife Service has this neat creek cam! It shows a salmon in the water, and then it’s grabbed at by a dark and mysterious clawed “hand”. Source: Mystery creature catches salmon: So what is it? – AOL Travel UK The video was taken at…
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has this neat creek cam! It shows a salmon in the water, and then it’s grabbed at by a dark and mysterious clawed “hand”. Source: Mystery creature catches salmon: So what is it? – AOL Travel UK The video was taken at Icicle Creek in Leavenworth, Washington. While some…Continue →
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  News snippet: Moscow police say they have busted a group of dubious folk healers and psychics who made at least €680 000 through various frauds, including selling a farmer a “dagger of power” to help his crop. Source: Moscow cops bust €680 000 ‘psychic’…
  News snippet: Moscow police say they have busted a group of dubious folk healers and psychics who made at least €680 000 through various frauds, including selling a farmer a “dagger of power” to help his crop. Source: Moscow cops bust €680 000 ‘psychic’ scammers Related posts: Russian TV psychics take old woman’s life…Continue →
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There have been countless claims that the world is ending on this or that date. Hasn’t happened yet. Wanna make a bet this is the one? Source: Blood moon has some expecting end of the world – CNN.com The night of September 27-28 will bring a “blood moon.”…
There have been countless claims that the world is ending on this or that date. Hasn’t happened yet. Wanna make a bet this is the one? Source: Blood moon has some expecting end of the world – CNN.com The night of September 27-28 will bring a “blood moon.” To skywatchers, it simply refers to the…Continue →
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The Siberian Times has a new ridiculous story about a Yeti footprint. This story is on the heels of a recent tale of a telepathic yeti. The alleged footprint – twice the size of a man’s – was spotted close to the Mras-Su River in Kemerovo region, Russia’s…
The Siberian Times has a new ridiculous story about a Yeti footprint. This story is on the heels of a recent tale of a telepathic yeti. The alleged footprint – twice the size of a man’s – was spotted close to the Mras-Su River in Kemerovo region, Russia’s main area for alleged Yeti sightings. Denis Alexandrov, 12,…Continue →
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Science news driblet: Toxic metals such as iron, lead and arsenic may have helped cause mass extinctions in the world’s oceans millions of years ago, according to recent research from the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Center for Scientific…
Science news driblet: Toxic metals such as iron, lead and arsenic may have helped cause mass extinctions in the world’s oceans millions of years ago, according to recent research from the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Center for Scientific Research, France; and Ghent University, Belgium. These findings largely came from studying “teratological” or malformed fossil…Continue →
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It’s a lovely purple color but that’s not normal. Purple tinted waves have been spotted on the Oregon coast for the last month. It’s not unusual for the purple sails jellies (Velella velella) to be in bloom but this was something different. Testing showed…
It’s a lovely purple color but that’s not normal. Purple tinted waves have been spotted on the Oregon coast for the last month. It’s not unusual for the purple sails jellies (Velella velella) to be in bloom but this was something different. Testing showed it was salps (sea squirts or tunicates). Oregon Coast Mystery of…Continue →
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The parade of weird things on Mars continues. Today, a floating spoon. A floating spoon? Discovery has a good writeup on it. This latest Mars oddity was spotted by members of the UnmannedSpaceflight.com forum in an image captured by Curiosity’s Mastcam on…
The parade of weird things on Mars continues. Today, a floating spoon. A floating spoon? Discovery has a good writeup on it. This latest Mars oddity was spotted by members of the UnmannedSpaceflight.com forum in an image captured by Curiosity’s Mastcam on sol 1089 of the mission (Aug. 30). Once you spot it,it becomes obvious;…Continue →
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OMG!  That's definitely pottery and what looks like a blue tooth earpiece!  Aliens!  Quick - my hat needs more tinfoil!
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The absurd and silly UFO mystery site, UFO Sightings Daily, has managed to push this piece of ridiculousness into the media. When the best news source I can find for it is “Yahoo News”, it’s really crap. Conspiracy theorists are in a bit of a flutter…
The absurd and silly UFO mystery site, UFO Sightings Daily, has managed to push this piece of ridiculousness into the media. When the best news source I can find for it is “Yahoo News”, it’s really crap. Conspiracy theorists are in a bit of a flutter after the discovery of what the believe is an…Continue →
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The case of the French woman with wifi sensitivity appeared in the comments of this story about a boy whose parents are suing a school for the same cause. Now, it’s all over the internet so we’ve decided, for completeness, to cover it separately. It…
The case of the French woman with wifi sensitivity appeared in the comments of this story about a boy whose parents are suing a school for the same cause. Now, it’s all over the internet so we’ve decided, for completeness, to cover it separately. It raises justifiable concerns about science-based claims. Forced to live in a barn…Continue →
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News alert: Vancouver Police say there may be more victims of a blessing scam or evil spirit scam that has robbed people of significant amounts of cash and jewellery.Three women have now been arrested in connection with the scam, which came under…
News alert: Vancouver Police say there may be more victims of a blessing scam or evil spirit scam that has robbed people of significant amounts of cash and jewellery.Three women have now been arrested in connection with the scam, which came under investigation on July 8.The Vancouver Police Financial Crime Unit began the investigation into a…Continue →
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The rumor of the Nazi gold train has sparked an invasion of treasure seekers eager to get to the reported location in Poland Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland…
The rumor of the Nazi gold train has sparked an invasion of treasure seekers eager to get to the reported location in Poland Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. The gold fever intensified after…Continue →
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News snippet: A school in Malaysia had a bout with “mass hysteria” last week. The learning session at a secondary school in Pokok Sena, Kedah was interrupted Wednesday when about 30 girls went into hysteria. Source: Pandemonium broke out in Pokok Sena…
News snippet: A school in Malaysia had a bout with “mass hysteria” last week. The learning session at a secondary school in Pokok Sena, Kedah was interrupted Wednesday when about 30 girls went into hysteria. Source: Pandemonium broke out in Pokok Sena school as pupils are hit by hysteria | Astro Awani It was reported…Continue →
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Advocate for science and skepticism, geologist, writer, scientific consultant, Editor of Doubtful News and author of the web column Sounds Sciencey

Interests: Cryptozoology, anomalous natural phenomena, paranormal, science and the public, zoology.

Personal musings at Doubtful -- By Sharon Hill.

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  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
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