Spontaneous human combustion: Truth or fraud?

Following a recent incident in Germany, where a woman sitting in a park suddenly bursts into flames for no apparent reason, interest has been revived among scientists and paranormal experts in the so-called phenomenon of “spontaneous human combustion” or SHC.

The idea of SHC was a rare, but a real concern to many during the 19th Century. In fact, there were about a dozen references on people bursting into flames in pre-1900 fiction. For example, English novelist Charles Dickens described a man as "suddenly exploding into fire" in one of his books.

Such tales of people self-combusting have baffled scientists…

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Mystery surrounds Kazakhstan geoglyphs

Archaeologists have long struggled to explain the nature and origins of the ancient Steppe Geoglyphs, found in the steppes of northern Kazakhstan.

Dating back up to 8,000 years and sprawled across vast areas of the Central Asian country, the remarkable earthworks remain one of the most enduring archaeological mysteries of recent times.

Even with the help of NASA, which has been aiding in the investigation by making it possible to take high resolution satellite images of the region, researchers and archaeologists are still debating on who constructed the remarkable structures, how they were built or what their original purpose was.…

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DNA tests deepen mystery of ‘Shroud of Turin’

Centuries of debates by religious experts and scientists have failed so far to unravel the mystery of the Shroud of Turin, supposed to be containing the authentic image of Jesus Christ.

Now, a new DNA analysis of the venerated garment has revealed samples from different parts of the earth – that add further to the mystery.

Gianni Barcaccia, a geneticist at the University of Padua in Italy, said “individuals from different ethnic groups and geographical locations came into contact with the Shroud [of Turin] either in Europe (France and Turin) or directly in their own lands of origin (Europe, northeast…

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Feature: Ghost solves her own murder

Teresita Basa: Her ghost allegedly helped in solving her own murder case.

Authorities trying to solve mysterious, dead-end cases often get their leads through unusual sources: anonymous phone calls, loose ends left behind by criminals, or even their own intuition.

But have you heard of a ghost solving his or her own murder?

Such a story sounds far-fetched – and yet several cases had been reported. One such case happened in Chicago, Illinois, when the ghost of a Filipino-American murder victim has allegedly solved her own case through possession.

On the evening of February 21, 1977, fire engines raced through…

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China’s ‘Floating City’ - A parallel universe?

A “floating city” has been spotted in the skies above China. Thousands in the Jiangxi and Foshan regions saw what appeared to be skyscrapers popping out from the clouds.

The ghostly vision lasted only a few minutes, but that was long enough to alarm and confuse local residents. And there’s no shortage of ideas as to what it was.

Conspiracy theorists had a field day. Many said it was related to “Project Blue Beam,” a secret project by which NASA plans to create a ‘New World Order’ by simulating the second coming of Christ through holograms.

“This is the Project…

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