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Ritoban Mukherjee
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Founder and Editor at the famed fortean news blog All About Occult, Ritoban is a writer, journalist and armchair occult researcher. Being a somewhat obsessed curator of anomalies and strangeness, he spends his time digging out old and forgotten cases of strange phenomena or researching the latest news on weird stuff, alternative culture and science. He has dipped his toes in several acclaimed skeptical and paranormal news websites, such as Unexplained Mysteries, Historic Mysteries, Ghost Theory and America's Most Haunted. He is a Weird News, Science and Religion Blogger for the Huffington Post.

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Entries by Ritoban Mukherjee

The Roswell Slide Agenda: Epilogue

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 1:41 PM


Bloody war overshadowed the wide world of Internetland, as people from all spheres of the world collected to observe the monumental reveal of the Roswell Slides. On the 5th of March, what has been called the most stunning evidence ever in the world...

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Unveiling the Truth Behind the Cannock Chase Slenderman

(5) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 6:17 AM


Whether it is the highly publicized pre-teen stabbing in Wisconsin or the wave of other Slenderman-obsessed crimes of psychopathy that followed, Slender Man never rests. Be it from his nightly activities of pulling the strings behind all that is evil, or just from...

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Afterlife Files Takes The Deepest Possible Look Into Electronic Voice Phenomena

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 12:35 AM


I think we all know about Electronic Voice Phenomena. But still, just FYI, when the dead attempt to communicate with the living, there are a number of stereotypical ways such a communication occurs. Sometimes, they appear as dewy apparitions, sometimes as floating orbs...

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Would You Invest In... Bigfoot?!

(1) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 7:46 AM

Photo Credit: Reuters, WSJ

Bigfoot has been one of America's greatest all-time controversies. But investment? That seems a bit too far off to me. But, just in case you are, in Fox Mulder's lingo, a true believer, this might just be in your...

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The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, Or Not?

(11) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 1:45 PM


I always say one thing. In matters like these, you can't have just one opinion. You'll have to be skeptical and believe, and be skeptical, again. Turns out, you may have to be a little more on the skeptical side. Especially when you...

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The Argentinian Werewolf Scandal: Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You Read

(2) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 12:47 AM


On 23rd December, 2014, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the President of Argentina, formally adopted Yair Tawil, a 21-year-old Argentinian Jewish boy, as her godson. The adoption wasn't really a media circus, just a little candlelight ceremony at the Tawil residence. Of course, with...

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Elusive Video of California 'UFO' Leaves Redditors Baffled

(54) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 3:03 PM


Okay, so we are all tired of those just-another-UFO-video thingies that take the Internet by surprise every now and then. Most of them are falsified, or just turn out to be a crashing meteor. But here's something I found that was a little...

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Mysterious Crop Circles Appear Over Mexico: Spawn Suspiciously Huge Attention From Authorities

(41) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 5:44 PM


It's the usual gig. Mysterious crop formations appear over a 7 hectare chunk of land in the Mexican country, local residents report seeing bright lights on night in question, suspiciously swift government officials collaborate with scientists to photograph and study the entire place...

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Supercritical Fluids: A New Direction To The Search For Extra-Terrestrials?

(1) Comments | Posted January 4, 2015 | 11:13 PM


Being in a planet so abundant in water, oxygen and resources, it is hard to imagine that life could thrive in any situation but everything seems to be so perfectly balanced for the existence of life, perhaps that's why till...

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Strange Gray Creature Spotted in Ohio

(13) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 3:20 PM


Not much of a creature, i'd say, just two really, really long legs joined somewhere above, making a little pustule of a head, but that, believe it or not, is the creature reportedly seen by a man in Ohio this 12 December. Could...

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Abductee Painter Channels Aliens in His Art

(2) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 11:40 PM


An alien abduction can either be a shocking experience or an illuminating one, better yet, sometimes it's both. Abductees have reported nightmares decades after having a close encounter with the third kind; they have reported persistent feelings of being watched, and mental irritability...

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Fascinating Breakthrough on Indonesia's 'Land of Hobbits'

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 2:28 PM


On October 2004, a marvelous discovery occurred on a paleontological site on the island of Flores, Indonesia. The discovery was called "the most important find in human evolution for 100 years."

It was a new species...

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Goblins Are the New Outrage: Weird Gremlins Sweep the News

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 8:46 AM


A tide of reported goblin encounters that have swept the African mainstream alternate media in recent days left me astonished! Strange goblins are poisoning poor lady's food, turning successful businessman into a bankrupt and even burning houses down in the dearly beloved Africa.

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Possessed Americans Hospitalized in Mexico: the Superstition, the Controversy and the Truth Behind

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2014 | 9:11 AM

Alexandra Huerta, a 22-year-old American orphan living in south-west Mexico, was hosting a session on the Ouija Board with her brother Sergio, 23, and 18-year-old cousin Fernando Cuevas in the Tepotzlan village, San Juan Tlacotenco.


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Ohio Boy Finds Mummy Hanging Inside Abandoned House

(5) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 2:31 PM


According to the CNN, as a boy stepped into an abandoned house in Dayton, Ohio, on the morning of Sunday 15, he was terror-stricken to find a mummified corpse of a man hanging by the neck from a belt.

Edward Brunton...

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The Slender Man Trilogy: The Myth, the Fiction and the Reality

(12) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 4:28 PM


Recently, there has been an upsurge in the news about how a harmless fictional character brainwashed two 12-year-olds into committing a brutal assault and attempted murder of a classmate. While it seemed in the beginning to be an isolated case of mental trouble...

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Violent Exorcisms: The Modern Day Witch Hunt?

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 11:28 AM


In the break of recent events, it has become absolutely necessary for one to voice his opinion. Since the last few days, exorcisms gone wrong have been the call of the day. Violent rituals have been reported from Fiji, Ghana, Morroco and elsewhere.

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