3 Comments When the Paranormal Goes Wrong: Vampires, Bigfoot And Witchcraft Edition

When the Paranormal Goes Wrong: Vampires, Bigfoot And Witchcraft Edition

You know, it’s all fun and games until you burn your own house down trying to defeat vampires. Or shoot someone because you think they’re Bigfoot. A few days ago, news hit out of Daytona Beach that a Florida man had burned his house down while trying to fend off hallucinatory vampires. According to Local …

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Virtual News Anchors Hit Airwaves In China

China’s Xinhua News Agency, alongside the Chinese search engine Sogou.com, have revealed what they call the “world’s first artificial intelligence news anchor.” Its appearance, facial expressions, and voice were modeled after the real news anchor Zhang Zhao, using machine learning algorithms that essentially “taught” it to recreate his likeness. The final product, what you see …

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A Classic Demonic EVP: “I have the body of a pig.”

Electronic voice phenomena is one of the most haunting aspects of the paranormal. I remember listening to episodes of Art Bell’s Coast to Coast AM long ago involving EVPs, and they ran the gamut, from faint voices saying “hello” to violent disembodied clanging noises, and what Bell himself found so terrifying: the sound of people …

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Boston Dynamics Shows Off “Parkour Atlas” Robot

There was a time when you may have looked at Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot and thought, hey, I could outrun that. It was a lumbering hunk of metal, after all. Sure, it could open doors and go for quiet walks in the freshly fallen snow, even lift 10-pound boxes. But in a robot apocalypse scenario? …

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Japan, Cloning, And Soul Transfers: A Pamyu Pamyu Conspiracy

I’m going to be up front with you: This one’s a bit weirder than usual. How familiar are you with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu? A Japanese pop star with a penchant for the grotesque and the obscure. A singer, a model, a…blogger, or so Wikipedia tells me. She’s been compared to Lady Gaga, and if you …