Tuesday, June 7, 2010

Psychic's 'tip' leaves Texas police on wild goose chase for hoaxed mass murder grave site
Texas police were investigating whether a tip-off from a psychic about a mass grave containing dozens of dismembered bodies was in fact a hoax after an intense search found no bodies.  State, local and federal agents combed the area around a rural home after a woman who claimed to be psychic called police twice to report the mass grave at in Hardin, Texas about 50 miles (31 kilometers) northeast of Houston.
Full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110608/ts_alt_afp/uscrimechildren

Amateur astronomer believes he has found evidence of 'space stations' on Mars, using Google Mars!
We have all heard of little green men from Mars.  But now an American 'armchair astronaut' claims to have discovered a mysterious structure on the surface of the red planet - by looking on Google earth.  David Martines, whose YouTube video of the 'station' has racked up over 200,000 hits so far, claims to have randomly uncovered the picture while scanning the surface of the planet one day.
Full article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1394322/Armchair-astronomer-discovers-structure-Mars-Google-earth.html

Italian art historian believes the Shroud of Turin dates back to the Italian artist Giotto di Bondone in 1315
Luciano Buso claims to have found Giotto di Bondone's signature hidden in the 14ft-long, sepia-coloured burial cloth, as well as the number 15.  The historian believes that the number is a reference to 1315, and that the artist was commissioned in that year to come up with an exact copy of the relic because the original was badly damaged after centuries of being hawked around the Holy Land and Europe.
Full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/8561812/Turin-Shroud-the-creation-of-a-Renaissance-artist.html

Australian Department of Defense claims it accidentally lost it's UFO 'X-files'
COULD there be any better fodder for Australia's conspiracy theorists? The Department of Defence has ''lost'' its X-Files.  For decades, Defence officials dutifully investigated an unknown number of UFO sightings being reported all over the country. Intelligence officers attached to the Royal Australian Air Force checked the known movement of aircraft against reported sightings, and politely responded by mail to everyone who claimed they saw floating lights or flat saucers or streaking vapour trails. Some of the files were marked as classified.
Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/alien-abduction-defences-xfiles-are-lost-in-space-20110606-1fpea.html

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