Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pabna school closed over ‘toilet ghost’ panic


Several pupils have fallen ill after entering a bathroom attributed with the death of a schoolgirl.

The unusual series of events, which took place in the Pabna District of Bangladesh, began on Wednesday when 11-year-old Rumi Khatun became seriously ill and later died in hospital after using a bathroom at the Bordanagar Govt. Primary School.

Soon afterwards several other pupils at the school also started to feel ill after using the toilets, prompting the belief that a ghost had taken up residence there. Before long concerns over the matter had grown to the point where the school had to be closed down.

Locals later attempted to solve the problem by using a special ritual to try and cleanse the building.

"People use to believe that there is a ghost in the school as there was a long palm tree rumored to have a ghost many years ago," said Ataur Rahman Tota, chairman of the Saikola Union Parishad.

"After the schoolgirl died, locals believe that it was the same ghost now taking shelter in the toilet. That is why we have taken a step to remove the ghost from the school."

It isn't clear whether his efforts have succeeded in preventing any further incidents.


Why spooky spiders rained from the sky in Australia

A house is surrounded by spiderwebs next to flood waters in Wagga Wagga on March 6, 2012. Residents of nearby Goulburn saw a similar phenomenon this month, after millions of spiders reportedly descended on the Australian town. (Daniel Munoz/Reuters)

Residents of Goulburn, Australia, awoke this month to find their town shrouded in eerie, silken webs, while millions of tiny spiders rained down from above, local news reported.

“The whole place was covered in these little black spiderlings and when I looked up at the sun it was like this tunnel of webs going up for a couple of hundred meters into the sky,” resident Ian Watson told the Sydney Morning Herald. His house looked like it had been “abandoned and taken over by spiders,” he added.
Mystified by the phenomenon — and frustrated by the tiny arachnids getting caught in his beard — Watson did what anyone in his situation would do: He turned to the Internet.

“Anyone else experiencing … millions of spiders falling from the sky right now?” he wrote on Goulburn’s community Facebook page, according to the Morning Herald. “I’m 10 minutes out of town and you can clearly see hundreds of little spiders floating along with their webs and my home is covered in them. Someone call a scientist!”

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Millions Of Baby Spiders Rain Down From The Sky In Australia

It’s not clear if anyone did pick up their phone, but if they had, scientists could have assured the people of Goulburn that their predicament is not without precedent. Similar incidents have been documented recently in Texas and Brazil and nearby Wagga Wagga, another Australian town.

“Spider rain” happens when large groups of arachnids migrate all at once, using a technique called “ballooning.” According to a 2001 study in the Journal of Arachnology, the spiders will spin out dozens of silk strands at once so that they fan out and form a triangular parachute, allowing the clever critters to catch a breeze toward new ground.

Rick Vetter, an entomologist at the University of California at Riverside, told Live Science that many spiders use ballooning — usually just not all at once.

“This is going on all around us all the time. We just don’t notice it,” he said.


A spider is seen on a fence covered with spiderwebs near flood waters in Wagga Wagga, about 236 miles southwest of Sydney, on March 7, 2012. (Daniel Munoz/Reuters)

It’s a useful skill to have if you’re a tiny arachnid — far faster than walking on your own eight legs. According to Martyn Robinson, a naturalist at the Australian Museum, spiders can travel for miles this way.
“[Ballooning] is why every continent has spiders. Even in Antarctica they regularly turn up but just die,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald. “That’s also why the first land animals to arrive on new islands formed by volcanic activity are usually spiders.”

When the aerial arachnids land, their silk balloons wind up draped over the landscape. This effect, sometimes called “angel hair,” also happens after heavy rains or floods, Robinson said. Spiders that live in the ground will throw silk “snag lines” into the air and use them to haul themselves up out of the waterlogged earth. When huge numbers of spiders escape drowning this way, their criss-crossing “silk roads” weave a shroud over trees, grass and sometimes buildings.

The effect rarely lasts long, but it gives ordinary buildings and fields a distinctly haunted look. Which means that lots of people are ready to forgo the scientific explanation for an otherworldly one. People who believe in UFOs often cite “angel hair” incidents as evidence.

 A wild plant is covered in spiderwebs, formed as spiders escape from flood waters, in Wagga Wagga on March 7, 2012. (Daniel Munoz/Reuters)

Last fall, Roberto Pinotti, the president of Italy’s National UFO Center, spoke to the BBC about his own angel hair sighting, a 1954 incident in Florence.

“I remember, in broad daylight, seeing the roofs of the houses in Florence covered in this white substance for one hour and, like snow, it just evaporated,” he said. The substance appeared at the same time that spectators at a local soccer game spotted several strange objects in the sky above the stadium, and Pinotti is not convinced that spiders were to blame.

“Of course I know about the migrating spiders hypothesis — it’s pure nonsense. It’s an old story and also a stupid story,” Pinotti told the BBC.

But astronomer James McGaha, who works at the Center for Inquiry’s Grassland Observatory and works to debunk paranormal theories, said much the same thing about Pinotti’s beliefs.

“It’s an absolutely silly idea. Science totally rejects this idea,” he said of the UFO explanation.
“This was actually caused by young spiders spinning webs, very, very thin webs,” he told the BBC. “As some of this stuff breaks off and falls to the ground, this all seems magical of course. … But I’m fairly confident that’s what happened that day.”

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

TV stars left terrified after a ghost wreaks havoc with the set of a new poltergeist drama

STARS of a poltergeist drama have been left terrified by a ghost on set.

The Enfield Haunting looks at the real-life story of the Hodgson family who were targeted by an evil force which possessed their 11-year-old daughter Janet.

Recordings from the time show the girl speaking in a harsh male voice and levitating off the bed.
Executive producer Jamie Campbell revealed: "Every time our photographer came on set his camera broke. It annoyed him, but terrified the rest of us."

Oscar-nominated actor Timothy Spall plays paranormal investigator Maurice Grosse in the Sky Living drama, had to listen to the original tapes of the malevolent spirit talking through 11-year-old Janet, and the experience left him shaken.

He admitted to the Star: "It frightened me to death."

Adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair's book This House is Haunted, the drama draws on documentation, recordings and witness statements from the incident.

To this day the alleged haunting remains one of the most notorious and widely-discussed in British history.
The plot revolves around Maurice Grosse, played by Timothy Spall , who investigates the strange happenings at a family home.

His sceptical co-investigator Guy Lyon Playfair is played by Matthew Macfadyen.

Meanwhile Juliet Stevenson plays Gosse's wife who is struggling to come to terms with what is happening.
The haunted Hodgson family is made up of Eleanor Worthington-Cox who plays the youngest daughter and Rosie Cavaliero as her mum.

Kristoffer Nyholm, the man behind The Killing, is the director.

 A trailer for the series, which airs on the Sky Living channel in the UK, can be viewed below.

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