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Written by Sharon Hill   

Here is a rundown of the top stories in pseudoscience, paranormal and news of the odd from the past week courtesy of Doubtful News.  

Many astounding stories this week...

First, a Zimbabwean official is accepting of the idea that you can find "proof" of witches. And apparently that means it's OK to persecute them for being a witch.

It's breast cancer awareness month. We can't help but wonder: is "awareness" a valid goal now and is the "pink" promotion doing anything of value?

It's that time of year again, Halloween. You will find stories like this every day. A college offers a non-credit course with a clairvoyant who has a warped view of what it means to be a skeptic

And ghost hunting groups number in the thousands around the world but do they further our knowledge about hauntings? No. Something's wrong with this approach.

In a follow-up, remember those kids who got their Congo trip to find living dinosaurs financed by Kickstarter? Whatever happened to them? Well, they didn't die, that's the good news.

The front cover of Newsweek this week was a neurosurgeon's claim for proof of Heaven. Needless to say (but I will), it was met with some resistance from the scientific community. Even scientists can be mistaken.

The eyes have it this week: a one-eyed kitten born, but died.

And one, random, GIANT eyeball found on a Florida beach. Good authority says it's likely from a swordfish, but how did it even get there?

There was much trouble with the law this week. First, SLAPP suits are defining the troubled and dubious Mayan documentary that promised proof of alien contact.

More companies go after bloggers with strong-arm tactics to shut them up.  

Attempting to sneak into a heavily secured military base? You are lucky you didn't get shot!

Let's head to the metaphysical realm… where a new site aims to sell you lotions, potions and notions that eBay rejected.

Ghost Adventurer Zak Bagans exploits a suicide victim by claiming his ghost voice was recorded. He put it on his new album.

The outrageous claim of the week is that anyone would seriously consider homeopathy as a useful treatment for domestic abuse behavior. But, it's been claimed.

We'll end with some good news. A grant is awarded for monitoring of anti-vaccination efforts and the pseudoscience speculation show Ancient Aliens gets a thorough debunking by an unlikely source.

Visit Doubtful News for more stories, updated every day and great comments from our readers! Submit a story from the webpage or email editor@doubtfulnews.com.

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Sharon Hill runs Doubtful News, a unique feed of news stories about the paranormal, pseudoscience, the weird and the unexplained with questioning commentary.

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written by Willy K, October 16, 2012
First, a Zimbabwean official is accepting of the idea that you can find "proof" of witches. And apparently that means it's OK to persecute them for being a witch.

Sharon, don't you worry your pretty little head over this. A US CongressMan from Missouri, who happens to be on a SCIENCE committee, said that he was told it's okay to persecute witches if they're legitimate witches.

( For those of you who do not understand my humor, it is a spoof of an ignorant, condescending, misogynist viewpoint held by far too many people ) smilies/wink.gif
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written by Xiphos, October 16, 2012
" it is a spoof of an ignorant, condescending, misogynist viewpoint held by far too many people"

That statement ignorant, condescending and misogynistic and you didn't even realize that it was when you wrote, worse it wasn't even funny.
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written by Willy K, October 17, 2012
Xiphos.....

What the heck are you saying? Do you really not understand what I wrote? The first sentence of my post is the sarcastic spoof. What I wrote in parenthesis was to explain that to people who didn't get it.

Your grammar is even worse than mine. Sorry old bean it's nothing personal, but your response seems very bizarre to me.

Please, someone else other than Xiphos chime in here. smilies/cry.gif
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