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my apologies if this has been asked before, or if it's inappropriate, but I just found this group and think maybe you guys can help us out.
my friend just sent me a link to this video on youTube of a severed dog head reacting to stimuli: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rSrIkUXwsNk
we're trying to figure out if it's a fake, since at points the head seems to lift as though it's still attached to a neck.

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Who Is Benjamin Stove?

I'm really disappointed in this one. The concept is fascinating, but the delivery was a little too slick. I think I now have enough to debunk it, although it should still prove to be an interesting read.

Over on forteana, someone posted the link to Who Is Benjamin Stove? The site tells an interesting tale of a young man who came to own a painting that just seemed odd at first, but now has an apparently supernatural history.

The painting is of a crop circle, which is no big deal as those seem to pop up all the time these days. However, after a mishap in an airport (the painting caused some sort of concern when x-rayed) it is discovered that the date on the painting is 1913. A crop circle in 1913? That's interesting...

Inside the frame is a note from a Dr. Martinez furthering the mystery, as it signifies that the painting is of an actual 'event'. All of this breaks down to the basic question of the site, who is Benjamin Stove? The painting is by a V. Stove, and the owner of the painting discovers that Ben was born in 1958 and Vera was his grandmother. There were tales of odd things about the Stoves.

All of this is well and good, but I just couldn't resist digging deeper. A whois search revealed that the domain is registered to a GMD Studios in Winter Park, FL. (That's the Orlando area.) The writer of the Stove site claims to be a collections agent in Tampa, so this was the first sign that something is up.

A little digging, and we get the next clue that this is a hoax. GMD's specialty? 'Viral' promotions, interactive hoax sites meant to promote a product. They are the studio behind the web component of that old show Freakylinks, and recently did a viral campaign for an indie film called Nothing So Strange that featured numerous bogus sites.

The final link here is one of their primary clients: Haxan Studios. Some may remember Haxan as the studio created by the two guys behind the Blair Witch Project. Haxan has a new movie coming out, Altered (formerly Probed), which deals with alien abductions.

Putting all this together, I think it's clear to see that the Stove site is part of the Altered promotion, and may eventually lead to other sites as part of the same promotion.

Dammit, and I really hoped this one would be real, such early evidence of crop circles would have been a great find.
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I'm thinking of joining www.surveyscout.com and partaking in the whole getting-paid-for-online-surveys bit. I can see lots of potential of junk mail/spam/identity theft...

Has anyone else done this? Advice? Tips?

More sexxy than fake seamonsters: war!

Does anyone have any thoughts on War Nerd?

a friend of mine's thoughts can be found here

I don't have any of my own yet. I just found out that he 'lives in Fresno'.


For those of you who don't know, war nerd is a military collumnist for an expatriate sensationalist moscow based english language newspaper. Kinda like The Onion, or The Daily Show.

he claims that his (sometimes disturbing) familiarity with warfare comes from his life as a fat slob surfing war news.

The photo at the top of his column isn't him, its a guy from a Norweigan blues band (??)

I started reading him recently, and assumed he was an ex patriate Special Forces, or simply an astute grunt, when i found out he is supposedly a recluse data entry clerk in FRESNO.

Its interesting, because for a fat slob with a drudgerous data entry job in Fresno, who no one has ever heard of and is unlisted in any phone book, using a fake column photo, Gary Brecher really knows what he is talking about.

or at least he sounds like he does.
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"I shot the big cat"

The breakthrough follows decades of sightings of
mysterious wild big cats throughout Australia -- but no physical proof
of their existence.

The retired engineer said he lugged the cat
back to his camp, but put the carcass into the river after removing the
tail and photographing it.
Mike Williams, a representative of the Centre for Fortean
Zoology, a body that researches mysterious or out-of-place animals,
said he believed it was concrete evidence that big cats are on the
loose in Australia.
Hundreds of sightings have been reported over the years and a
leaked government document revealed 59 sightings had been reported in
Gippsland between 1998 and 2001.
The cats are said to be descendants of animals that either
escaped from zoos or circuses or were released by US airmen who kept
them as mascots while stationed in Australia in World War II.
"Kurt has killed an urban legend," Mr Williams said.

"He has proved all the hundreds of farmers have been telling the truth.

"There is a breeding population of big cats."

"The tail is 100 per cent -- it is a concrete case."

Scientist Bernie Mace, who has been researching
big cats in Australia for 30 years, said the animal was far too big to
be a feral domestic cat, and predicted it would be identified as a puma.

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