Blog Archives for July 2012

Mermaid Body Found?

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 24, 2012

Has the body of an actual mermaid been discovered? Well, no, but that very idea was launched by an Animal Planet “documentary” that proved to be a crockumentary—in this case a fictional story offered in the realistic style of The Blair Witch Project (1999).


High-Wire King Claims the Falls

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 18, 2012

During the night of June 15, 2012, I watched Nik Wallenda, of the famous Wallenda acrobatic family, become the only person ever to walk a high-wire across Niagara Falls. (Other funambulists, beginning with the Great Blondin in 1859, traversed the gorge a mile or so downstream.) Wallenda—a man of impressive daring and discipline—is a fascination to me, especially since I have acrophobia. (I don’t even like being this tall!)

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Will ETs Invade During the Olympics?

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 09, 2012

The extraterrestrials may have finally done it: zapped Nick Pope’s brain!