Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Do you believe in demons? One Indiana police captain said he didn’t until he started investigating a bizarre case in 2012.
Charles Austin, a 36-year-old veteran of the Gary police department, said he initially thought Latoya Ammons had made up the strange tale involving the demonic possession of her children and supernatural occurrences as a scheme to make money.
But after visiting the family’s rental home and speaking to others who had been there, Austin changed his mind.
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Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
A Russian ship that has been adrift for nearly a year in the North Atlantic is on a trajectory that could cause it to run aground in Ireland, Scotland or the Devon coast.
British newspaper The Independent reported that decommissioned Russian cruise shipLyubov Orlova could be infested with diseased, cannibalistic rats that have turned to eating each other to survive.
The Soviet-era vessel was being towed from Newfoundland, Canada to the Dominican Republic when its tow-line snapped in a storm and the craft went adrift. Canadian maritime officials tracked the vessel, but only until they were certain the ship “no longer pose[d] a threat to the safety of [Canadian] offshore oil installations, their personnel or the marine environment.”
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Monday, January 20, 2014
(CNN) -- A Maryland mother stabbed two of her children to death and wounded two others while attempting an exorcism, authorities said.
Zakieya L. Avery, 28, was charged Saturday with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, Montgomery County Police said in a statement.
A second woman, who was briefly hospitalized after the incident, was also charged in the two deaths. Police believe she is not related to the family, but lived at the same residence in Germantown.
Norell Harris, 1, and his sister, Zyana Harris, 2, suffered fatal stab wounds while their siblings, ages 5 and 8, were hospitalized with injuries, authorities said.
"Cases like this are heartbreaking," county Police Chief Tom Manger said. "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims."
Police said they found the four children Friday morning after a neighbor called 911 to report suspicious activity at the home. The neighbor reported seeing a car with a door open and a knife next to it.
Exorcism is a ritual aimed at defeating purported evil spirits or demons. Authorities did not provide additional details on why they suspected exorcism.
"Investigators have learned that the two defendants believed that they were performing an exorcism. The investigation into this motive and other aspects of the crime continue at this point," police said.
Police were called to the home Thursday over reports of an unattended child in a car. By the time they got there, the child was not in the car and no one came to the door, authorities said.
"Prior to officers arriving, two women exited the townhouse, retrieved the child and re-entered the home," Montgomery County Police said. "Officers attempted to speak with the residents, but received no response at the door. "
After the neighbor's call, authorities notified county child protective services and asked them to follow up. It's unclear whether they did.
Both women are being held without bond. Information on their attorneys was not immediately available.
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Sunday, January 19, 2014
In the heavily Roman Catholic country of Mexico, exorcisms battle the evil violence of drug cartels, priests say. Also blamed for syndicate savagery is the rising popularity of Santa Muerte, folk saint of narcotics kingpins and some two million Mexican followers.
It was the most awful confession Father Ernesto Caro ever heard in 22 long years of serving the church.
The sinner was a killer for the Los Zetas cartel, Mexico's most heinous crime syndicate. His specialty was chopping people into pieces, while they were still alive.
Friday, January 10, 2014
A paranormal investigator captured some compelling footage at a hotel in New York earlier this year. In one of his clips, a ghostly figure seems to pass by a doorway at the end of a long hall. A closer look at the video and what appears to be a tail wagging back and forth is seen as an apparition of an animal enters one of the rooms.
On January 15, 2013, paranormal investigator Stephen Barcelo set off to Napanoch, New York to explore the Shanley Hotel. Barcelo was determined to gather evidence of the hotel's ghosts so he set up cameras in various rooms of the alleged haunted hotel.
In one of the clips from Barcelo's footage, a ghostly figure seems to pass by a doorway at the end of a long hall. A closer look at the video and what appears to be a tail wagging back and forth is seen as an apparition of an animal enters one of the rooms on the third floor.
Shanley Hotel owner, Sal Nicosia believes that the figure could be the ghost of a cat that he once had that lived in the hotel. Nicosia also said that he picked up an EVP one night of a ghost named Claire saying that it was her cat.
"I had a cat close to 14 years and when I lived in the other house I would let the cat out and the cat would come back every day. When we moved into the hotel, the cat refused to go out. I couldn't get the cat to come into my apartment. For some reason the cat wouldn't come into that room. I would bring her into the room and she'd run right out the door so I started feeding her in the hallway," Nicosia said.
According to Nicosia, the third floor seems to be the most active with paranormal phenomena in the hotel. Suite 13 is the room where the footage was captured.
"The cat was roaming the building and after awhile she would start going up to the third floor and she would come down to the second floor and go back to the third floor. Then after a few months she refused to come down from the third floor. She stayed in Claire's room," Nicosia said about his cat.
What do you think the ghostly figure is? Is it dust or debris? Is it a hoax? Is it the ghost of a cat? Post your opinion in the comment section below.
Visit the Shanley Hotel's website or call 845-210-4267 for more information. The Shanley Hotel is located at 56 Main Street, in Napanoch, New York.
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Saturday, November 9, 2013
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