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Photo of World’s Largest Mushroom: Debunked

July 20, 2014 – 10:02 PM | 2,150 views

Hi everybody. I just came across a really interesting skeptical website named Waffles at Noon. There, I found an interesting piece on a step-by-step debunking of a photo that has long circulated on the internet …

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Articles by Xavier Ortega

I'm a writer, a runner, and a hell of a coffee drinker residing in Los Angeles. I'm currently working on a book about Doris Bither and her terrifying account of a haunting in Culver City, California. The case was dubbed "The Entity" and it stands to be one of the most controversial cases ever to be studied by parapsychologists.

Dr. William Roll 1926 – 2012

January 10, 2012 – 11:18 AM | 3 Comments | 2,427 views

Rest In Peace Dr. William G. Roll.
For those who know a little about parapsychology, Dr. William Roll was a pioneer in the poltergeist sector. He investigated high-profile cases like the infamous “A haunting in Georgia” …

Did A UFO Fly Past Saturn’s Moon?

January 10, 2012 – 10:26 AM | 16 Comments | 1,048 views

In 2004, the Cassini spacecraft entered Saturn’s orbit. It was sent to study the planet and its surrounding moons. Titan is one of Saturn’s largest moon. With an “earth-like” atmosphere, the moon is said to …

Video: Mt. Bisbino UFOs

January 9, 2012 – 9:41 AM | 9 Comments | 487 views

This awesome video was uploaded by OPENMINDZTV to YouTube.
It’s not clear who recorded the video, but I have to admit that it is one of the clearest UFO videos to date. The UFO lights were …

Todd Standing’s 2011 Sylvanic Sasquatch Compilation

January 9, 2012 – 9:19 AM | 8 Comments | 1,648 views


Todd Standing is back! A new compilation video is up on YouTube that showcases his team’s findings.

Full source:
We are a growing group of independent researchers working towards definitive proof and protection of the species …

Port Arthur Ghostly Image?

January 9, 2012 – 9:00 AM | 8 Comments | 1,008 views

An Australian family snapped the above image while on vacation. Visiting Port Arthur‘s Trentham Cottage, the family claims to have captures the ghostly image of a man with a wide-brim hat and long coat.
The 100+ …

Scotland’s “Foggy UFO” Video.

January 5, 2012 – 9:14 AM | 14 Comments | 1,068 views

The following video was uploaded on New Year’s day, supposedly by the Scottish Mountain Rescue Team, and it shows two bright orbs accelerating and what appears to be advanced aerial maneuvers. Well, either that or …

The ‘Oily Man’ Terrorizes Villagers

January 4, 2012 – 8:55 AM | 7 Comments | 1,893 views

It’s true. There is such a legend as the “Oily man”. The Orang Minyak is Malaysia’s boogeyman. Covered in slick oil, the Orang Minyak is supposedly a person (is it only males?) who is practicing …

New Year, New UFOs

January 3, 2012 – 10:00 AM | 7 Comments | 523 views

Wow…it seems like 2012 began with a heavy inundation of UFO news. Scores of videos are freshly uploaded to YouTube with enticing titles such as “New Year’s eve UFO” or “Tapei UFO”. These videos, like …

Hollywood: Arson Fires and UFOs

January 2, 2012 – 9:54 AM | 6 Comments | 423 views

Hollywood is a strange city. No doubt about it. Among all the weird and craziness that happens on a daily basis, the new year brings us more disturbing news about serial arsons and UFOs in …

Friday Video: Amherst Mystery

December 30, 2011 – 12:30 PM | 8 Comments | 1,167 views

Most of your might have read my earlier post titled “The Amherst Poltergeist“. A strange and well documented poltergeist case that took place in 1878 after Esther Cox survived an attempted rape. The attack left …

Peterborough UK: Police Respond To A List Of Paranormal Goings-on

December 30, 2011 – 10:29 AM | 8 Comments | 1,149 views

Police in Peterborough have had a busy time dealing with situations that are out of this world. Responding to calls about ghost children, ghostly hitchhikers and poltergeist activities, the police department’s incident database shows that …

Video: Exploding UFO Over Tijuana, Mexico

December 28, 2011 – 10:18 AM | 15 Comments | 873 views

A video was captured of a supposed exploding UFO over the border state that is Tijuana, Mexico. The video was captured on Christmas day and shows extreme light displays and acrobatic moves by some glowing …

Family Captures ‘Christmas Ghost’ On Cell Phone Video

December 28, 2011 – 9:27 AM | 5 Comments | 1,545 views

A family from Claypool, Indiana claim to have captured a “sweeping ghost” through a cell phone. The family posted the video online and claims that the ghost resembles a relative of theirs, calling the sighting …

Trekhgorny UFO: Lost Russian Satellite

December 27, 2011 – 11:42 AM | One Comment | 410 views

A strange light was observed floating through the Russian skies on December 23rd, 2011. Multiple citizens were able to capture the odd “halo UFO” on their cellphones as it flew silently across. The word started …

Friday Video: Dark Matters

December 23, 2011 – 10:07 AM | 2 Comments | 395 views

Hey gang!
It’s gonna be a short post for today’s FV. You know, on account of it being a holiday and all.
The great “Dark Matters: Twisted but True“. I got a great response from the previous …

‘Nature mourns’ Kim Jong-il

December 23, 2011 – 8:50 AM | 3 Comments | 573 views


Just when you thought you’d heard it all from North Korea, here comes a story about divine mourning for the late “Great Leader”. According to North Korea papers, Kim Jong-il’s death was mourned not only …

100 Year-Old Letter To Santa Found In Chimney

December 22, 2011 – 1:01 PM | 5 Comments | 626 views

The IrishTimes posted the following article about a letter to Santa that was written 100 years ago. The letter was found in 1992, when the current homeowner of a Dublin house was installing central heating.
The …

Adam Curtis: The Ghosts In The Living Room

December 22, 2011 – 10:10 AM | 2 Comments | 1,194 views

One of my favorite documentarian, Adam Curtis, writes an interesting blog post about the evolution of paranormal reality television.
Before Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters and Paranormal State there was GhostWatch. A “paranormal documentary” that became …

Did UFO Hunters Accidentally Film Drug Smugglers?

December 21, 2011 – 9:14 PM | 12 Comments | 1,557 views

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Tamaulipas, Mexico is a border state. Like all border states in Mexico, it has its share of problems with drug cartels, gang violence and corrupt cops. Now we can add UFOs to the …

Witnesses Spot Bigfoot In West Virginia

December 21, 2011 – 9:29 AM | One Comment | 1,854 views

In the lonely stretches of highway that cut through West Virginia, two women claim to have seen a Bigfoot-like creature off the side of the road. Terri Bessler and Crystal Krieger spotted the massive creature, …

Video: Unidentified Flying Object Vanishes Over London

December 20, 2011 – 5:00 AM | 12 Comments | 967 views

I’ve been seeing a lot of UFO videos lately, and as usual, most represent a blurry and shaky mosaic of pixelated nothingness. Regardless of what the headlines say, the videos are rarely clear and stable …

Smuggled UFO Turns Out To Be A Military Drone

December 19, 2011 – 3:33 PM | 2 Comments | 525 views

So much for the fun mystery. It turns out that the “Smuggled Kansas UFO” was in fact a military drone.
Gizmodo updates us on the latest:
the UTO (unidentified towed object) was actually an X-47B Unmanned …