Blog Archives for September 2013

Chupacabra, or Déjà Chu?

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
September 20, 2013

Another (yawn) chupacabra has been reported, this time by a good ol’ boy in rural Leake County, Mississippi.

Oklahoma Man Didn’t Die of SHC

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
September 17, 2013

You heard it here early on: The elderly Oklahoman who supposedly died of “Spontaneous Human Combustion” (SHC) on February 18, 2013, did not perish from that nonexistent phenomenon. Now the medical examiner in the case fully agrees, contradicting the earlier speculations of the local sheriff.

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Moral Red Line

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
September 11, 2013

 

“Compound Oxygen”: Quackery of Yore

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
September 04, 2013

When I purchased the blue bottle pictured here, I suspected it was a relatively rare item with an unusual story. I was right on both counts.