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Morning Mystery Mushroom

After a few days of hard rain, these fungal fruiting bodies appeared in my garden this morning, with bright red stalks and slick grey tops. Does anyone know what species this is?

Mysterious Assemblages For Monday

Monday is a day of regularity. It is a day of predictable assemblages of people and objects.

To counter Monday’s clockwork, I present the following links to mysterious assemblages:

The Guilty River, a free ebook by Wilkie Collins opens with a dreary time: “The mysterious assemblage of trees was blacker than the blackening sky. Of […]

The Mystery Of The Hum

Have you heard The Hum?

The World Hum Map and Database isn’t a directory of people who like to repeat catchy tunes they’ve heard, but in a low key way.

It’s a web site that is attempting to document the perception, among a very small portion of any given human population, that there is a […]

The Saxons Of Iraq

Yesterday on Capitol Hill, U.S. Representative James Himes gave an important speech in which he called for his colleagues to oppose a renewal of U.S. military involvement in civil war in Iraq. “Colleagues,” he said, “let us not expend one more dollar or one more life on military activity that is not in the clear […]

Too Wise to Make a Mistake, Too Loving to be Unkind? John Hagee, Samuel Medley and God

Visiting Twitter earlier today, I was stopped in my tracks by a quotation attributed to Pastor John Hagee:

God is too wise to make a mistake and too loving to be unkind. – John Hagee

— Ervin Tagoe (@SirErv) June 10, 2014

What an odd thing for John Hagee of all people to say, I […]

Irregular Object From Early June

What is it?

The Congressional Candidate For A Nice Long Nap

I’m looking for an answer to a campaign finance oddity. Yesterday, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee declared to the FEC that it had spent $110,000.00 for radio advertisements supporting Patrick Hope, one of many Democrats competing for their party’s nomination to Virginia’s 8th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Pastor John Hagee: Something Big is Coming with the Four Blood Moons. What is it?

Like the Rev. Irwin Baxter, Pastor John Hagee just can’t stay away from the Christian End Times. In 1999, Hagee was quoted in the Washington Times (“End-times believers hedge apocalypse bets; Dramatic forecasts now hard to find,” Larry Witham, 12/9/99) as saying that “we are obviously in the last days.” In his high-selling 1999 book […]

Rev. Irwin Baxter: World War III Comes this Year… so get Your 6-Year Subscription Today!

Back in 1991, Rev. Irvin Baxter started publishing EndTime magazine. That was 23 years ago. In 1997, Rev. Irvin Baxter started publishing his EndTime Magazine online at endtime.com, spreading the news of “his soon return.” That was 17 years ago, when he wrote:

Every 2,000 years there is a major event in the plan […]

Comet Siding Spring is the Hidden Planet Nibiru? In Other News…

… I am Queen Elizabeth.

At the conspiracy website Godlike Productions, user cometa’planeta has announced that the “breaking” news that “Comet Siding spring is nibiru planet x hercolubus!!! All characteristics seem to match. Coming below the ecliptic. Red in colour. Mass of a planet!”

In case you haven’t heard, back in 1995 Nancy Lieder began […]

Hashtags: Where Conspiracies Cross

For some time here at Irregular Times, we’ve followed what might delicately be termed “mysteries” and what might more coarsely called “conspiracy theories”: claims that secret evidence (seemingly always about-to-be-revealed) proves the existence of hidden realities or long-smouldering schemes or special dangers that They don’t want you to know about. In our Mysteries thread of […]