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It seems almost as regular as the setting of the sun that the world news media releases some viral internet picture or video and labels it paranormal in origin. In hopes of raising ratings or simply entertaining, news organizations tend to use stories like these every so often. Not only does it get people to question their reality a bit, but it gives them a much needed break from the doom and gloom preached by the MSM. On the other hand, this reporting of “paranormal news” is detrimental to paranormal research and the paranormal community in general. To illustrate this point, I am going to present several recent news stories that have reached viral status. I will tell you what the media says is happening, then I will tell you what is ‘actually’ happening.
This video from “The Sun” supposedly shows a Woolly Mammoth braving a raging river in the freezing climate of Siberia. Now, I realize that “The Sun” is known for sub-par news reporting, but their story has been featured on news websites around the world. I have even seen this video on Cryptozoology sites! So what is the video actually showing? Look closely…
Looking closely, you’ll notice that the supposed trunk of the creature sways completely independent of it’s body. No muscle movement or flesh movement connecting the trunk to the head. Secondly, unless this is a baby mammoth (if it was, there should be a mom nearby) it is way too small to be a mammoth of normal proportions. What we are actually looking at is a bear crossing a river with a large fish hanging out of its mouth. Just as a reference, here is what an actual Mammoth would have looked like.
Ready to have your spine sufficiently tingled? According to reputable news source The Daily Mail, an image is making its way around the web that purports to show the face of a demon hiding behind the couch. What do you think?
So what is this face in reality? Look closely. You will notice that the pillow has some frills around its edges that seem to bunch up at certain areas. This bunching is what makes up the ‘eye’ of the demon. Secondly, the facial features of the demonic face are made up of wrinkling on the couch and shadows playing on those wrinkles. Certainly, no demon would show up intentionally for a photo shoot.
These are only a few of the hundreds of paranormal themed news stories that MSM uses as filler during slow news times. These stories, as I said before, are fine for entertainment purposes only, but they should not be submitted as pure fact as a lot of news outlets have been doing.
Finally, these people who submit the stories to the news organizations have a tenancy to label themselves “Paranormal Investigators.” This is obviously completely untrue, as a true researcher would have opened an image analysis software and could easily see that the supposed demon was simply a play on light and the imagination; and with a little common sense, it can be seen that the mammoth is nothing more than a lone bear trying to make it in life. The news is cramping nature’s style.