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Thursday, January 1st, 2037
12:00 pm - Perpetual Tag Post
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    Thursday, November 20th, 2014
    12:35 pm - One More For Old Time's Sake
    It's been a pretty long time, huh? A pretty long stretch without an update about paranormal goings-on! What could possibly bring me out of retirement to spread the word?


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    Thursday, October 27th, 2011
    9:46 am - Title With "Bray" Pun Somewhere
    This? Might be the greatest paranormal news bit I've ever seen. Not your typical shapeshifter story.

    Wonderfully, "donkey" is a well-documented shapeshifter form, from tales as diverse as Indian, Greco-Roman, and German. Therefore, I am going to assume that the perpetrator, Sunday Moyo, is telling the absolute truth.

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    Monday, October 3rd, 2011
    12:57 pm - Well good CRAP
    This one ain't an episode of Supernatural yet, but it will be.

    I have a handful of others saved up, so let's see if I can get through them before lunch is over. Stand by for weird. ETA: Done!

  • Murder suspect claims to be a vampire. Female. Not the same one I posted about last month, either.
  • Woman kills, eats husband. Supermodel!
  • Irish zombies unearthed. Or vampires, since they've got that Italian-vampire thing going on.
  • Spontaneous human combustion. Diagnosed posthumously instead of witnessed, but still interesting.
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    Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
    2:05 pm - One for History
    Alien abductee dies. Not of alien abduction, notably.

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    Friday, September 9th, 2011
    7:20 pm
    There are lots of things it's inadvisable to dig up: crypts, graves, burial mounds...but ancient sites in Transylvania? That is just above and beyond asking for the woo-woo kind of trouble.

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    Thursday, September 8th, 2011
    5:21 pm - We Got Another One
    Another vampire, that is. This one's a woman, which is really only notable in that it is the first one I've seen. Also: #nopants.

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    Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
    1:04 pm - Isn't This a Little Late in the Year?
    Here's something new: Human foot washes up in Vancouver. I need to get something I can notch every time this happens.

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    Friday, August 19th, 2011
    9:09 am - Back to Back, Even
    Mass demon possessions in Manila. These stories do come in batches.

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    Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
    2:30 pm - STOP THE PRESSES
    Badger I MEAN CHUPACABRA hit by car in Minnesota: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/08/chupacabra-found-in-minnesota/

    Texas woman bit by teenager I MEAN VAMPIRE: http://blastr.com/2011/08/500-year-old-vampire-conf.php

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    Thursday, June 9th, 2011
    12:50 pm - Weird O' the Day
    I've been watching the weird-news circuit lately, and some of the stories are kind of sad and some of them are kind of horrifying, but here's one about a twenty-year-old who drank a lot of vodka and told police he was a werewolf, and that's just right.

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    Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
    1:04 pm - Unexpected Follow-Up
    Holy cow, sometimes these things actually get solved.

    Severed feet in British Columbia identified as belonging to missing person.

    My archive has several examples of this, but tahmthelame covered this specific one. Don't think you're off the hook, north Pacific coast! I got my eye on you.

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    Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
    10:08 am - The Return of Weird
    Hunters doin' it wrong! Happy Tuesday, everybody!

    Three Florida women arrested in evil spirit cleansing scam

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    Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
    2:06 pm - All Apocalypse, All the Time
    Just to keep everyone up to date.

    Moar dead fish in Brazil.

    Still moar dead fish in New Zealand.

    The UK shakes it up with forty thousand dead crabs.

    Oh yeah, and Hurley's numbers won the lottery yesterday. Not a joke, although not quite as awesome as the headline would have you believe. Still.

    ETA: More downed birds in Kentucky, and just in case you missed it, the "tens of thousands" of dead fish in the Chesapeake Bay are actually two million.

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    9:34 am - Apocalypse Cont'd
    At this point I feel I have an obligation to report to you that there are dead birds in Sweden, and oh yeah did you hear about the birds in Louisiana and the fish along the Chesapeake Bay? Yeeeah.

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    Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
    4:51 pm - !!! x 2

    ETA: For those curious about how the bird rain, the fish massacre, and last month's earthquake cluster line up,I have created a map.

    ETA 2: Map updated to include New Year's Eve tornado.

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    Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
    1:56 pm - !!!

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    Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
    9:16 pm - Cookies
    I'm baking tonight, and in case you are too, or aren't and would like to be, here are my two designated Christmas cookie recipes. First: molasses cookies, which are seriously the easiest cookies in the world as they can be done with one bowl, one spoon, a 1/2 tsp measuring spoon and a 1/2 cup measuring cup, and that's it.

    The second recipe is...not so simple.

    Mom's Raisin-Filled Cookies

    3/4 c. butter (REAL Butter)
    1 1/2 c. sugar
    3 eggs
    1 1/2 t. vanilla
    3 3/4 c. flour
    1/4 t. baking powder AND 1/8 t. baking soda
    3/4 t. salt

    1 15 oz. raisins
    3/4 c. water
    1/2 t. vanilla
    3/4 c. sugar
    2 1/2 T. cornstarch

    Make raisin filling slowly cooking water and 2 1/2 T. cornstarch. Mix and add raisins and 3/4 c. sugar. Cook until thickened and add vanilla. Set aside.

    Dough - Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add combined dry ingredients. Chill dough. Roll as thin as possible and cut into circles. Put tops on and pinch seams shut. Bake 8-10 minutes at 400. Remove to racks to cool. Do not overbake.


    A note, before you run off to undertake the raisin-filled cookies.

    You will think the dough is dough. It is not. It is liquid. It must be rolled on a bed of pure flour with a rolling pin made of flour. But work quickly and use as much as you can the first time, for this comes at a cost: every time you re-roll, it gets tougher. And do it in pieces. And wet the edges of the bottom circles before putting on the tops. And watch out for raisin juice leaking, it'll break the seal! And you know what, maybe I'll just make two batches and mail you some. Merry Christmas.

    Oh right, one more thing. I get 28-30 cookies out of this recipe, but I take the instructions "roll as thin as possible" as a personal challenge and it's probably only meant to make two dozen, if that.

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    Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
    12:05 pm - Seasonal
    Guess what time of year it is!

    It's feet wash up on the north Pacific shore time!

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    Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
    9:03 am - Omen-tastic
    I like to think that in posting these news items, I'm unknowingly dispatching someone to go take a look at them: that someone even more serious than me watches, hovering close to the keyboard, gun in hand, waiting for the post that will kick off a new adventure. If that's the case, then congratulations, guys, you're goin' to New Zealand.

    ETA: It never rains but it pours!

    Remember that earthquake cluster in Pennsylvania? Now Arkansas's got the shakes.

    There are ways to remove a voodoo curse. Throwing rocks through windows is less effective.

    Today, on Hunters Doin' It Wrong: Man goes to cemetery to photograph spirits. Cemetery security cameras photograph him. Naked.

    Also something about Nessie, cojoined turtles in Turkey, and something unconvincing in Argentina. Delicious.

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