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5 Years After Promising to Release Data on Breatharian Prahlad Jani, Dr. Sudhir Shah Offers … Nothing

Five years ago this month, American newspapers and television stations reported the amazing story of Prahlad Jani, a mystic from the Indian subcontinent who claimed to have lived seven decades without eating or drinking, subsisting as a “breatharian.” Even more amazing, said the news reports, was the research of Dr. Sudhir Shah, who declared at […]

NASA Scientists Claim To Know The Future

In order to whip up enthusiasm about their work, and to gain attention for themselves as individuals, NASA scientists were willing to make definite predictions about future scientific studies, claiming to know what will happen before it happens. When scientists engage in this kind of exaggerated claim to knowledge, they cast doubt on their credibility as individuals and as a collective work. […]

What Human Activity Does This Aerial Desert Photograph Show?

What are these mysterious roads in the desert for? […]

Whatever Happened To Robocall King Dinesh Ravishanker?

Of all the unconventional presidential candidacies in the 2016 season, I have yet to find any more enigmatic than that of Dinesh Ravishanker.

Just a little over one year ago, Ravishanker was the CEO of Callfire, a company that provides commercial and political customers with robocall services – automatic telephone calls that use pre-recorded messages […]

Are the Real Cures being Hidden because there’s No Money in Alternative Medicine? (Fact Check)

If you spend enough time in alternative medicine forums, you’ll hear a claim like the one William made here today:

“There are cures for Cancer out there but big PHARMA is spending billions to prove that there isnt….because the cures there is no big bucks in natural cures. It all comes down to MONEY…MONEY….MONEY.”

Is […]

Amid the obvious, Fake Psychic Thomas John Strikes Out on 3 more Predictions for 2014

Someone who names himself the “Manhattan Medium” clearly wants to go somewhere. Thomas John seems to believe that the fake psychic business is his ride to Richville, and with a $1,000 fee to answer just two questions about dead relatives in a month, the potential for profit is significant. To convince enough desperately grieving people […]

Baloney Prediction #2 from the So-Called Psychic Thomas John: 2014 Terrorist Bomb in Germany

He calls himself the “Manhattan Medium,” a psychic of such great talent that he charges a $1,000 fee to answer two of your questions a month. Presumably somebody believes in him enough to pay that price.

Are the psychic predictions of Thomas John really worth a thousand dollars?

To answer that question, let’s take a […]

Baloney Prediction #1 from $3,000 an hour Psychic Medium Thomas John

“Manhattan Medium” Thomas John charges $3,000 per hour to give his so-called psychic predictions to a group of 10 people.

You’d think that someone who charges $3,000 per hour would be good at what they do.

On December 28, 2013, so-called psychic Thomas John declared that in 2014, Prince William would be crowned King of […]

Psychic Vicki Monroe’s Laugh-a-Minute Predictions for 2012

Someone out there is paying Vicki Monroe $250 an hour to issue psychic predictions from the spirit world. The problem is, it turns out “the spirits” really don’t know what they’re talking about. As I documented yesterday, Vicki Monroe used her professional psychic powers to make 21 predictions about the year 2013 for a Maine […]

“Psychic” Vicki Monroe’s Predictions for 2013 — And Reality Bites

In December of 2012, the Lewiston Sun Journal featured “psychic” Vicki Monroe and her predictions for 2013. This is the same Vicki Monroe who tells the world “the spirits” tell her the future. Vicki Monroe’s website (search “Maine psychic Vicki Monroe” if you really must see it) features photoshopped glistening false stars orbiting her head, […]

With Zero Ebola in the United States, the #Obola Meme Spreads Virally

November 10: Craig Spencer, the last Ebola Patient in the United States, is declared virus free, bringing the number of people infected with Ebola in the United States to Zero.

Number of posts on Twitter on November 11 using the #Obola hashtag to criticize Barack Obama’s policy for containing Ebola in the United States: 245

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