Magic in the air: Myanmar wizardry flourishes

Mar 12, 2017

Magic in the air: Myanmar wizardry flourishes

From spells to win back an errant lover to help communing with the spirits, Myanmar's mediums, soothsayers and wizards dabbling in the occult, are in high demand. Most people here believe in a brand of Buddhism laced with animism and magic, but since the end ...

'Ghosts' drive Brazil president from residence, report says

/ Mar 12, 2017

'Ghosts' drive Brazil president from residence, report says

Brazil President Michel Temer blames bad vibes and even ghosts for driving him from his sumptuous official residence in the capital Brasilia, a Brazilian news weekly reported Saturday. Temer surprised Brazilian political observers last week with the revelation that he has decamped from the Alvorada ...

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

/ Oct 28, 2016

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

Dominik Creazzi, "Paranormal Investigator" embossed on his jacket, strains his ears among the decaying tombstones of Vienna's central cemetery, the last resting place of 3 million mortals from Beethoven to "Rock Me Amadeus" singer Falco. Armed with an array of high-tech gadgets to detect ghostly ...