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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 […]

Failed Breatharian Naveena Shine shoves Standards down the Memory Hole

When Naveena Shine started out her highly publicized “experiment” to stop eating and live on light alone, she set the standards for herself. In a press release she spoke of herself in the third person, promising to release video of her every move:

On May 3rd 2013, the Spiritually based endeavor, “Living On Light” began […]

Naveena Shine attracts attention with "Proof" of Breatharian claim. Does the "Proof" exist?

Woman hasn’t eaten since May 3, plans to go on

So reads the breathless headline of a United Press International story published on June 10, 2013. Is it true?

Naveena Shine of Seattle declares in a press release and a website that:

On May 3rd 2013, the Spiritually based endeavor, “Living On Light” began an […]

After 1 year 5 months, still no Scientific Data released from Breatharian “Experiment”

One year and five months ago, Dr. Sudhir Shah was holding a worldwide press conference to announce the results of his experiment with the breatharian Prahlad Jani, who claims to have gone without food or water for seventy years. According to Shah, Jani was confirmed to have gone 15 days without food or water and […]

Breatharian Prahlad Jani Caught with a Refrigerator in his “Cave”


Remember Prahlad Jani, the devout man of India said to live in a cave and claiming neither to have eaten nor to have had anything to drink for 70 years? He’s one of many breatharians who make that sort of claim, and he’s gotten a lot of media attention for it. Why, the newspapers […]

Breatharian “Scientific Experiment” Still Has No Scientific Results

This spring, the news media was all over claims that the elderly Indian man Prahlad Jani had been “proven” in a “scientific experiment” to go without food or water for 15 days without weight loss, dehydration or any other ill effects. Less well covered was the fact that the Prahlad Jani was allowed his “privacy” […]

Don’t Hold Your Breatharian: Prahlad Jani “Scientist” Provides Update with No Science

Think back a few months. Do you recall the media fanfare in the spring when the 83 year-old Prahlad Jani entered into an experiment in which he was said not to eat or drink for 15 days straight? Oh, the papers and the news shows were agog. Isn’t life just miraculous?

Since then, we’ve discovered […]

Prahlad Jani Update: PI Still Waiting for Data to “Come Through”

Do you remember the hubbub and hullaballoo this spring over claims that Prahlad Jani, an 83 year-old man of India, went for 15 days straight without eating a thing while under strict scientific supervision? Why, the scientists observing Prahlad Jani say he didn’t even take a single drink of water!

Of course, it’s turned out […]

Prahlad Jani Soaks His Head in Water During Experiment. Bathing?

Would you like to follow the example of Prahlad Jani, an 83-year-old Indian who claims to have subsisted without eating or drinking at all since World War II? Well, we don’t have any tips for the eating part, but the James Randi Educational Foundation tips us off to a video showing Jani’s #1 strategy for […]

Credulity over Credibility: Fox News Flubs the Prahlad Jani Story

Yesterday morning, Fox News issued a news story on the Prahlad Jani “miracle”: that apparently the 83 year old man hasn’t eaten a morsel or had a drop to drink since World War II. Fox News reported on a recently concluded episode in which Prahlad Jani was said to be constantly observed by scientists in […]

Revealed: Scientist in Prahlad Jani Experiment Refused Independent Monitoring

The UK’s Daily Mail provides new information on Prahlad Jani’s experiment in breatharianism that the rest of the credulous world media has neglected to report. At the end of 15 days, experimenters in India claimed that Prahlad Jani had nothing to eat and nothing to drink, yet not only surviving but displaying the vigor of […]