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UnWarrented: The “Possessed” Raggedy Ann Doll

I have not seen The Conjuring, yet.  Not sure I ever will. I might leave it on when I’m mindlessly clicking around the HBO stations on television in about 5-6 months, so I might eventually get around to seeing this “true” movie based on the greatest ghost hunters of all-time, The Late Ed and The [...]

Compound Nonsense

Sometimes in the world of Woo, people will call upon pseudosciences or fantasies by introducing another pseudoscience or fantasy to help bolster their claims. For example, we’ve come across people who believe, and have written books about Bigfoot (Bigfeet) being a race of time-shifting extra terrestrials. We are also very familiar with people who consult [...]

Belief In Nonsense Kills – Yet Again

Every week there seems to be a new report of people dying due to the harmful effects of irrational beliefs and pseudoscience.

However, when a child is killed as a result, it strikes a nerve in people that propels us to the peaks of anger, frustration, sadness, or some combination of them all at the same [...]

70,000 Cases Of Demonic Possession

From The Times Online:

Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican’s chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said that the consequences of satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as “cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who [...]

Cast Out Them Demons, Ah Gar-on-tee

Okay, some weird stuff happens in Louisiana, and it was happening even before Hurricane Katrina and the heckuva job done by “Brownie” over at FEMA.

Take Bobby Jindal, the current Republican Governor (I stole the photo from Talking Points Memo, referenced below).  At age 36, he has already been president of the state University system, a [...]