It was the traditional slow holiday week in news. Not much happened, but there were a few stories that were interesting that you may have missed.
Here is a rundown of the top stories in pseudoscience, paranormal and general stuff you should be doubtful about from the past week courtesy of Doubtful News.
Last week, we linked to a story about how vaccination workers in Pakistan were in danger, with several killed and injured. This week, they are back on the job.
A very interesting exercise in video analysis this week provided us with a moment of reflection. Nope, it was not a UFO.
Here's one I never heard of before: the story of Jesus in Japan.
In a tremendously sad and complicated story, a young woman dies in childbirth. Chalk that up to faith healing. It NEVER works. In this case, the judge found the church leaders liable.
We hear some odd stories about superstitions coming out of Zimbabweans. We've previously seen villages worried about goblins and dam worker concerned about mermaids. Now, a giant river snake god is worrying some locals.
Our perennially unfavorite psychic is back in the news with a new book.
It's the end of the year so many are tallying up the best and worst of 2012. Here is an excellent analysis of psychic predictions from 2012. You don't have to guess how well or poorly they did, you know.
We also did a rundown of the terrible ghost evidence this past year.
It was a BOOMING year for Bigfoot and yet, we still have nothing. Check out my review of Sasquatchery debauchery.
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Sharon Hill runs Doubtful News, a unique feed of news stories about the paranormal, pseudoscience, the weird and the unexplained with questioning commentary.