Stories about children raised by wild animals are common in myth and folklore. Fortunately, true tales of feral child have proven to be hoaxes.
Though nobody was harmed in the fire that burned down a New Orleans 'haunted' mansion, the occurrence shines a light on the dark side of ghost hunting, which seems to be only gaining in popularity.
Ley lines supposedly circle the globe, connecting monuments and sacred sites with undetectable "earth energies."
Voodoo is a sensationalized pop-culture caricature of voudon, an Afro-Caribbean religion that originated in Haiti.
The second-largest hospital in the Southern African country of Swaziland may be operating a black market in human body parts used in magic spells, according to claims made by a reverend and others.
The deaths of more than 100 elk in a 24-hour period in rural New Mexico has officials puzzled, ruling out all of the usual suspects, such as disease, predators and poachers.
Lack of evidence has not deterred expeditions in search of a living dinosaur in the jungles of central Africa.
The young Russian model Valeria Lukyanova is very real, not a computer-generated hoax, and may be driven more by her New Age beliefs than the desire to emulate the popular doll.
The wisdom and universal truths that are revealed by channelers are likely generated in the person's mind rather than being received from ancient spirit.
The American counterpart to Nessie is said to lurk in Lake Champlain, on the border between Vermont and New York.
Using a divining rod, usually a forked twig, to find anything — water, money or people — is no better than chance.