10 Famous Scientists Who Held Surprising Supernatural Beliefs

While we typically hold up scientists, especially those who have made important discoveries, as paragons of rationality, numerous scientists have had fascinations with cryptids, psychic phenomena, and other aspects of the occult. And what some of these particular people believed may surprise you. » 3/04/15 10:15am 3/04/15 10:15am

A 1,300-Year-Old Egyptian Book Of Spells Has Been Deciphered

Do you want to cast love spells? Exorcise demons? Subjugate your enemies? These and other arcane invocations can be found in the Handbook of Ritual Power, an 8th-century, 20-page codex that has been translated and published by two scholars of religion and ancient history. » 11/21/14 8:30am 11/21/14 8:30am

An Occult History of the Television Set

The origin of the television set was heavily shrouded in both spiritualism and the occult, writes author Stefan Andriopoulos in his new book Ghostly Apparitions. In fact, as its very name implies, the television was first conceived as a technical device for seeing at a distance: like the telephone (speaking at a… » 2/13/14 4:07pm 2/13/14 4:07pm

X-Files veteran plans show that sounds exactly like the X-Files

Long-time X-Files writer James Wong has a new show in the works titled Occult, about a crazy FBI agent who teams up with another FBI agent to investigate supernatural mysteries. It may sound a little familiar, admittedly, but there are a few differences. » 3/11/13 2:50pm 3/11/13 2:50pm

Suburban Satanists chagrined that somebody stole their "VOTE FOR SATAN"…

And now, a news report that out-Satans that Christmas light fiasco that ignited the Eastern Tennessee media market last December in a geyser of hellfire. Obviously, we're not thrilled that anybody's lawn ornaments were stolen, but seriously, this is the apotheosis of regional news. » 7/03/12 10:25am 7/03/12 10:25am

You can hire a teenage girl exorcist franchise to repel the Devil…

Teenage life is filled with nefarious temptations, such as premarital hand-holding, Mad Dog 20/20, and those burgeoning Juggalo communes which have riddled our nation like so many grease-painted termites, spreading their ongoing smear campaign against ferromagnetism. » 8/15/11 12:40pm 8/15/11 12:40pm

When Geraldo Rivera took on Satanism (and a very confused Ozzy Osbourne)

Back in 1988, mustachioed talk-show gadfly Geraldo Rivera aired a very special two-hour exposé on America's foremost seducer of innocents: Satanism! The host somehow managed to spin heavy metal album covers and disparate crimes into a sensationalist yarn about a million-strong Satanic conspiracy overtaking the nation. » 8/09/11 12:00pm 8/09/11 12:00pm

The Ancient Angel Language on Paul Bettany's Neck, Decoded

We've long speculated on the meaning of the mysterious tattoos adorning Paul Bettany's body as the Archangel Michael in the apocalyptic truck-stop movie Legion. Now, we've finally learned the secrets of Bettany's angelic ink and the heavenly LoJack system. » 7/25/09 11:00am 7/25/09 11:00am

Joel Schumacher Dabbles In Vampire Nazi Experiments

The yawn-inducing still photo seen here was released yesterday as the first image from Joel Schumacher's new film Town Creek, about a brother who seeks revenge on a family who has been hiding the result of some of the Third Reich's experiments with the occult: a vampire. Not just any vampire, mind you, but a Nazi… » 12/19/07 10:30am 12/19/07 10:30am