There's a reason I've titled the article this way, and it's not what you think. This isn't about who broke the heart of a madly-in-love dwarf actor playing a munchkin in 1939's The Wizard of Oz, leading said actor to dramatically hang himself on set. Because that never happened. No munchkin actor committed suicide while… Continue reading Who’s to blame for the munchkin suicide in The Wizard of Oz?
Do you remember in Back to the Future, Part II, when Old Biff travels back in time and gives his younger self a sports almanac? A book that gives Young Biff knowledge of future sporting victories and allows him to make a fortune? Looks like a similar thing has happened in real life… One of… Continue reading Alleged time traveller Andrew Carlssin disappears – did he go ‘back to the future’?
No wonder so many people believe in conspiracy theories. The world is literally boiling over with lies. In the last few years especially, the line between “conspiracy theory” and “fake news” has grown ever fuzzier. Many of the latest conspiracy theories originate from fake news stories that end up spreading virally via the internet and… Continue reading The world’s most notorious fake news — from Rameses the Great to the German Corpse Factory to Trump and Brexit
The Moon, it’s said, is an anomaly with so many freakish coincidences surrounding its existence that it must be a big, fat fake... Even to the world’s best scientific minds, the Moon is a mystery of gargantuan proportions. Nobody knows how it was formed, and the most popular hypothesis—that a planet-sized rock called Theia smashed… Continue reading Wake up, folks. The Moon is fake.
Do you ever walk past a building and wonder if it’s really as it looks? Probably not, but that’s because we’ve all got too much on our minds. We take our surroundings for granted and we don’t question them. So how do we know that we’re not being deceived left, right and centre? Newsflash—we are.… Continue reading Mysterious buildings that aren’t what they seem
In 1889, well-drillers discovered the Nampa figurine, a mysterious artefact that really puts a spanner in the works of modern evolutionary theory. But I have another idea. What if the figurine is proof that time is not as linear as we all thought, but a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff? On August… Continue reading The Nampa figurine — more evidence that time travel is real?
Osama bin Laden, architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks (unless you believe the conspiracy theories), was killed in Pakistan on May 2nd 2011 as part of a CIA-led operation — wasn’t he? Not everyone’s satisfied that we’ve seen or heard the last of him... It was headline news worldwide when US Navy SEALs took out… Continue reading Is Osama bin Laden really dead?
Howdy! Next week I'll be on Canadian online radio station, Spaced Out Radio, talking to host Dave Scott about UFOs, conspiracies, time travel and general weirdness. Eeeek! I'm nervous and excited but I'm sure it'll be great fun — for me and for listeners! The interview, I'm told, will last two hours and Dave wants my… Continue reading I’m going to be on Spaced Out Radio! October 25th Pacific Time, October 26th London Time
Apparently there’s much more to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining than we all realised. It’s believed that the film contains a range of clues revealing that the Apollo moon landings were faked. Bonkers, right? Or might the conspiracy theorists be onto something? In my blog “Were the Apollo moon landings faked?” I assessed the footage of… Continue reading Does “The Shining” reveal that the Apollo moon landings were faked?
A persistent UFO conspiracy theory is that there is an alien satellite in orbit around Earth and it's been there for 13,000 years. So what is it? What is its purpose? And is it really there? The Black Knight satellite rose to fame in 1998, when an object was photographed from the International Space Station… Continue reading The Black Knight satellite — are aliens watching us?
Between 2000 and 2001, several movies were released by Columbia Pictures that were not very well received by film critics. Well, apart from one. Journalist David Manning heaped high praise Hollow Man (2000) and The Animal (2001) even though no one else did. Did he just have bad taste? No. David Manning wasn’t really there...… Continue reading David Manning, the invisible film critic
The most famous ghost in the UK is that of the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall in Norfolk, whose image was allegedly captured by photographers from Country Life magazine. Who is she? Is Raynham Hall really haunted by her ghost? Or is the photo a fake? The first recorded sighting of the Brown Lady was… Continue reading Britain’s most famous ghost – the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall