Blog Archives for April 2015

“Woman in Gold”: A Nickell-odeon Review

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
April 28, 2015

Simply put, Woman in Gold is the story of Maria Altmann who—her family’s paintings having been stolen by the Nazis—seeks to reclaim a particularly famous one from the Austrian national art museum that “owns” it.

The Wizardry of Oz

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
April 21, 2015

 

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Now a Second “Human Torch” Baby

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
April 13, 2015

A bizarre case has become even more bizarre as burns from alleged “spontaneous human combustion” (SHC)—inflicted on a baby boy from rural India in 2013—have now been followed by similar burns on his newly born brother!

“Miracle” of “Jesus” in Mud

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
April 09, 2015

Caused by heavy rain, a mudslide on a remote Colombian hillside has revealed an apparent image of a face many believe is that of Jesus. Appearing on Saturday, March 21 (a week and a half before Palm Sunday), the mud Christ drew the attention of media (ah) muckrakers who mostly treated it with amusement.