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Jun 17, 2013 06:11 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A psychic who falsely reported a mass murder on a Texas ranch in 2011 has been ordered to pay $7 million in damages. Continue reading →
Jun 3, 2013 06:25 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A Florida man broke a hotel window, claiming he was pursued by zombies. And he's not the only one. Continue reading →
May 14, 2013 03:29 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Despite parents' concerns and news media stories, child abductions by strangers are much rarer than most people think. Continue reading →
May 9, 2013 05:10 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Psychics use common sense and a few psychological principles to provide the illusion of accuracy. Continue reading →
Dec 13, 2011 12:24 AM ET // Eric Rogell
We're not at the point where psychic "precogs" lie floating, tethered to computers in the bowels of some secret police headquarters, slipping your name to Tom Cruise so he can drop through your roof and arrest you for pre-crimes. Yet... But we are getting closer. According to data compiled by Crimi...
Dec 19, 2011 08:53 PM ET // Eric Rogell
Pepper spray is a safe, non-lethal weapon for police to use against criminals, rioters and the occasional sporting event streaker, right? Maybe not. It seems this non-deadly weapon has caused its share of deaths since 1990, and according to info gathered by OnlineCriminalJusticeDegree.com, it is cl...
Jun 13, 2011 10:05 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
The woman who misled Texas police insists that she never claimed to be psychic -- only a prophet of God.
Jun 7, 2011 02:23 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Two months ago, Holly Bobo was abducted; the case remains unsolved and police say that misinformation has hurt their investigation.
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