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Blood-curdling display at Inquisitor’s Palace

By George Cini

If you thought il-bir tas-skieken – the well of knives – at the Inquisitor’s Palace, in Vittoriosa was the worst form of torture it’s time you reviewed your pain threshold. Other forms of corporal punishment that were popular in Europe between the Mediaeval times and the 19th century would make even brave . . . → Read More: Blood-curdling display at Inquisitor’s Palace

Rowling squashes ugly Icklibogg rumours

By Jackie Dent

LONDON – JK Rowling has silenced the rumour-mongers by confirming the new book in her series will be called “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”.

The author of the multi-million selling books revealed the title behind a magic door on her official website, but gave no indication of when the . . . → Read More: Rowling squashes ugly Icklibogg rumours

Explore Green Men

“Explore Green Men” by Dr Mercia MacDermott,

Green men with foliage sprouting from their mouths can be found in many old churches and cathedrals. The oldest are to be found in Romanesque churches of Britain and Europe with ever more grotesque forms seen in Gothic architecture. Even up to Victorian times, architects still used . . . → Read More: Explore Green Men

The Kentucky UFO Abductions

From Loy Lawhon

January 6, 1976 was Mona Stafford’s 36th birthday. To celebrate, she and her friends Louise Smith and Elaine Thomas decided to drive thirty-five miles from their home in Liberty, Kentucky, to have dinner at the Redwoods Restaurant, between Stanford and Lancaster, Kentucky. Louise Smith was driving them in her ’67 Chevy Nova. . . . → Read More: The Kentucky UFO Abductions

Dreams: From Eroticism to the Magic of Love

By Mabel Iam

When lights are turned off and sheets tucked in and you drift into deep sleep, everything seems to be suspended. This is the time when your innermost desires and fears – those which you won’t recognize in your waking life – are unleashed.

Do you know what your true wishes and needs . . . → Read More: Dreams: From Eroticism to the Magic of Love

Pollutant level rising in Great Lakes gull eggs

By Gary Wisby

Herring gull eggs collected from nests along the Great Lakes are contaminated with a pollutant that could be as bad as PCBs.

Moreover, levels of BDEs – brominated diphenyl ethers – are rising, and are highest in eggs collected near Chicago and other big cities.

Environment Canada, a government department, has been . . . → Read More: Pollutant level rising in Great Lakes gull eggs

Pagan Prison Murderer Execution Stayed

By Bill Baskervill

A federal judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a self-styled high priest of a pagan religion who had been scheduled to receive a lethal injection for fatally stabbing a fellow inmate.

U.S. District Judge Samuel G. Wilson of Charlottesville issued a stay so Michael W. Lenz, 40, can pursue a habeas . . . → Read More: Pagan Prison Murderer Execution Stayed

Don’t shelter kids from the real world

I read the letter discussing “godless government schools” (“Support Christ, not schools” by Dan L. White, June 25 Readers’ Letters) and if the gentleman supports religion-based home schooling or church-run schools, I must respectfully disagree with him.

The area Pagan community considered private schooling and there may be a few families who home school but . . . → Read More: Don’t shelter kids from the real world

Ritual sex ‘victim’ stands by claim

A woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a couple during “quasi-satanic rituals” has denied her allegations were complete “hocus pocus”. The woman told a jury at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday that she had been interested in witchcraft.

But she denied drawing on her own experiences of witchcraft and Satanism to add credence to . . . → Read More: Ritual sex ‘victim’ stands by claim


Ever wanted to know if a famous person was dead or alive? This website lists over 6700 famous (and semi-famous) people from various walks of life – entertainment, politics, sports, music, law and others.

This site tracks whether famous people are still alive or whether they have passed away. Very user friendly navigation and . . . → Read More: DEAD or ALIVE?