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Marijuana Documentary Proves That Truth Can Indeed Be Stranger Than Fiction

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

These are all terms that can be truly applied to veteran tabloid television producer/director/writer Wayne Darwen. I had the high honor of working with Wayne on the TV programs,Strange Universe and Extra, where he always exhibited the highest levels of professionalism.

The Private World of Darkness: The Secret Behind 'The Twilight Zone' Episode

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

SyfY aired a Twilight Zone marathon for July 4, including "The Private World of Darkness." A few years ago, readers of The Twilight Zone Magazine voted it their favorite TZ episode.

3 New Intriguing Factoids From the Sci-Fi/Horror/Mystery Genre

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Most serials had an edited-down film version. Vincent Price's fave film was Theatre of Blood. Groucho Marx's TV quiz show host co-starred in The Thing...

Frightway to Stardom (Part 1)

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Alan Alda battling a satanic pianist! James Arness combating titanic ants! Gene Barry fighting Martian invaders! These are just a few of the fascinating roles many of Tinseltown's top stars once essayed early in their careers in the horror/sci-fi genre!

The Very First Season of TV's Superman Was Superb!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

The very first season (1952-53) of TV's Superman with George Reeves was outstanding, including intense film noir elements, such as the deaths of a couple who learned his secret ID in "The Stolen Costume."

Two More Starlets Who Met Tragic Demises!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

So, once again, I ask if it is within the realm of feasibility that these actresses were victims of some type of a curse for appearing in works in the sci-fi/horror genre? Or, were these just tragic cases of ill fortune?

Were 2 Screen Bombshells Named Barbara Under A Curse?

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 02.21.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Is it conceivable that a pair of movie sirens named Barbara were under a deadly curse? Both Barbara Nichols and Barbara Payton appeared in horror and sci-fi films, and died tragic,premature deaths, as did a handful of other such actresses.

Did a Lethal Curse Plague Three 1950s Screen Sirens?

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Mari Blanchard! Peggie Castle! Allison Hayes! Incredibly, death stalked each one of these three gorgeous scream queens of the 1950s! All met tragic, premature demises by the time they reached their 40s!

3 New Fascinating Horror Film Factoids!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 10.25.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

A surprising true story was incorporated in The Masque of the Red Death! The stars of The Gorgon hated the creature! Color mitigated the horrific effects of I Was A Teenage Frankenstein!

Re-Airing of the "Professor Weird" Pilot & A Challenge Regarding UFO "Kooks"

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

I am issuing a challenge to Lord Martin Rees, one of Great Britain's foremost astronomers, who recently asserted that "only kooks see UFOs." I am prepared to debate him anywhere, anytime, in any appropriate forum on the existence of extraterrestrial life!

Professor Weird Pilot Debuts on the Science Channel!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Is the universe literally teeming with life? Are some UFO abductees being implanted with control chips? Is it possible that Bigfoot could be an alien ...

Two Celebrated Authors' Precognitive Dreams!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Is it possible to accurately visualize the future in one's dreams? According to two of the world's foremost authors,the answer is a decided YES!

Are Some UFOs Living Space Beings?

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Rather than alien spacecraft, could some UFOs actually be living beings which normally inhabit the cosmic void?

Did a German U-Boat Sink the Titanic?

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Will the Titanic ever be resurrected to assess the destruction and determine if this hypothesis could be viable?

A Tribute to Versatile Actor Warren Stevens!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Considering his diverse plethora of roles, Stevens will not be forgotten by his many fans. And, on a personal note, I say, "May the power of the cosmos be with you, Warren, wherever you may now be!"

70th Anniversay Tribute to Three Casablanca Co-Stars!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

The 70th anniversary tribute to Casablanca is today, Wednesday, March 21, where it will be shown in 450 theaters across America.

3 Fascinating Flubs in Films in the Sci-Fi/Horror Genre

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 05.09.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Flubs are endemic to movies and television programs of all ilks! Some are continuity errors caused by multiple shooting days. Some are so-called "reve...

A Trio of Intriguing Qs & As!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Dr. Ruehl, are humans composed of stardust?

3 More Intriguing Factoids From the Sci-Fi/Horror/Mystery Genre!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Were Ingrid Bergman and Edward G.Robinson offered choice roles in The Planet of The Apes? Did producer Val Lewton make a grave error in 1943's "The Seventh Victim?" Was stongman Steve Reeves ever cast as Tarzan?

Intriguing Factoids From the Horror/Sci-Fi/Mystery Genre

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Entertainment
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Was actress Gloria Dickson fated to die tragically by a scene in her penultimate film? Did monstrous actor Rondo Hatton actually suffer from acromegaly, which gave him a grotesque head? Was raven-haired Vampira in reality a Scandinavian blonde?

This Week's Realm of Bizarre News Top 7

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Eek! Cows are being attacked by, of all creatures, ravenous mice down in South Australia! The starving rodents actually are hopping on the backs of bovines and chewing them up alive!

What Is the Strangest Burial Marker in Existence?

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

A strong candidate for this title would be a stone cross dubbed the "Wolfstone" on a grave in the Fichtel Mountains of Germany. In the 18th century, a local shepherd hired a hunter to kill a strange, huge wolf which had been devouring lambs in his flock.

This Week's "Amazing Realm of Bizarre News Top 7"

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 01.15.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Widow in Fayetteville, TN, has been eating her dead husband's cremated ashes! When Casie Johnson's husband suddenly died of an asthma attack, the 26-year-old wife had him cremated and began carrying around the ashes in a small urn wherever she went.

Let's Institute Double Daylight Savings Time!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Less crime! Fewer accidents! More energy! These are the benefits of Double Daylight Savings Time (DDST) which I propose we institute immediately.