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A Romanian priest jailed for seven years for killing a woman during an exorcism has been released.
The circumstances of the downed Malaysian airplane in Ukraine made it ripe for conspiracy theories.
While some are eager to move into supposedly haunted houses, many aren't so sure.
Drought-stricken farmers and others are turning to the mystical practice of water dowsing, and many are convinced it works. Here's why. Continue reading →
The Catholic Church has formally recognized a group of professional exorcists, but the move raises concerns.
Dirty needles and other carelessness can spread serious diseases among acupuncture patients.
The story of an injured young girl being asked to leave a fast-food restaurant has been called a hoax. But its viral spread says a lot about folklore and internet activism. Continue reading →
A whole menagerie of animals are now predicting World Cup soccer matches... what gives? Continue reading →
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