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Joe Nickell

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10 Faked Historical Miracles (PHOTOS)

(290) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 4:10 PM

The word miracle is much used--and abused. It comes from the Latin miraculum, meaning "wonder." It is usually defined as an event that is inexplicable by natural laws, and is therefore attributed to the supernatural, usually to divine intervention. But the definition depends on negative rather than positive evidence, and...

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9 Most Haunted Places (PHOTOS)

(434) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 8:25 AM

Since the most ancient times, people have believed in ghosts, or spirits of the dead. Haunted places are a mainstay of folklore, and today so-called ghost hunters are using often-sophisticated equipment in claiming that ghosts are the real (or at least surreal) McCoy. Yet their work appears more mystical than...

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