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Old 8th January 2017, 05:39 AM   #1
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Exclamation Most craziest or crackpot you have read on the paranormal

Please list your most favourite crazy or nutty paranormal book/s

I mean absolutely nonsensical ones with outrageous nonsensical claims.

I will start:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beginning_Was_the_End

The Beginning Was the End, 1971.
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Old 8th January 2017, 06:22 AM   #2
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Without any shadow of a doubt, the most lunatic publication available to humanity is 'The Key: A True Encounter' by Whitley Streiber. It shatters any ceiling of unadulterated crackpottery that previously existed by a country mile, and I think I can say that with some degree of authority.
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Old 8th January 2017, 06:38 AM   #3
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I remember reading one of Adamski's UFO books when I was still in my teens, with his glowing descriptions of taking a ride in the mother ship and those famous grainy, black-and-white photos of the UFOs and the "aliens".
He seemed so sincere....
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Old 8th January 2017, 06:49 AM   #4
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"Ravaged by the New Age", by fundamentalist Churchian and author of far too many similar books, Texe Marrs.

The Satanic Conspiracy is everywhere, but most especially in '80s pop culture. The Smurfs are blue and blue is the color of death so the Smurfs are undead and Satanic! NASA badge symbols are coded messages from the GREAT BEAST 666! Run! Save yourselves!
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Old 8th January 2017, 07:03 AM   #5
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If we agree to omit religious sects , e.g. scientology or that sect eith the20 foot statues south of france, i think the most jnsane has to be timecube. Or the people telling they were kidnapped by aliens.
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From the old usenet days I offer Alexander Abian and Archimedes Plutonium
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Old 8th January 2017, 07:17 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Mackenberg View Post
"Ravaged by the New Age", by fundamentalist Churchian and author of far too many similar books, Texe Marrs.

The Satanic Conspiracy is everywhere, but most especially in '80s pop culture. The Smurfs are blue and blue is the color of death so the Smurfs are undead and Satanic! NASA badge symbols are coded messages from the GREAT BEAST 666! Run! Save yourselves!
That is nuts but it's understandable nuts. Streiber, on the other hands, makes assertions such as 'here is everywhere', 'essence is taste', 'God is in my pyjamas', if the world is propelled faster than light it will move beyond infinity, God is a hologram, 'the object of every stone is to become the word' and that humans once had an organ made from quantum superpositioned electrons that enabled us to communicate with the cosmos.
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If we agree to omit religious sects , e.g. scientology or that sect eith the20 foot statues south of france, i think the most jnsane has to be timecube. Or the people telling they were kidnapped by aliens.
If we don't omit religious texts the Bible wins hands down.
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There was a book I saw once, "Exo-Vaticana", after the author was a guest on a crazy religious AM talk radio show.
NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Vatican are involved in a conspiracy to pass off demons as alien visitors, with the Vatican planning to confirm that they are "closer to God" due to their advanced nature, like what the priest supposed in the 1950s "War of the Worlds" movie just before he got vaporized. Once the aliens/demons are accepted as God's messengers, they will destroy society, i.e. implement a Liberal world-government.
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Old 9th January 2017, 10:58 AM   #10
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If we don't omit religious texts the Bible wins hands down.
I disagree. On the myth side, I find many pantheistic myth and stories gathering far more insane e.g. hinduism religion. Don't get me started on the pan demonic cultural stories of japan with all sort of insane Oni. Bible win hand down only if you limit yourself to judeo christian world .
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Old 9th January 2017, 11:40 AM   #11
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I disagree. On the myth side, I find many pantheistic myth and stories gathering far more insane e.g. hinduism religion. Don't get me started on the pan demonic cultural stories of japan with all sort of insane Oni. Bible win hand down only if you limit yourself to judeo christian world .
The Oni, Obake, Yokai, Yurei, Kami stories are just so much fun that I can't help culturally appropriating them into stories I write.

The Bible has a man who died but walked out of his tomb. Japanese lore in the Shingon Buddhist sect has a man who died but stayed in his tomb, never rotting but in continuing meditation. (Kobo Daishi Kukai)

Of course this is myth as opposed to crackpottery. And BTW the current head priest of the Orthodox Koyasan Shingon Sect told me no one in the priesthood takes it literally.
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Old 9th January 2017, 11:44 AM   #12
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You've always got the old, woo classics like "Chariots of the Gods" and "Our Haunted Planet".
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The Oni, Obake, Yokai, Yurei, Kami stories are just so much fun that I can't help culturally appropriating them into stories I write.

The Bible has a man who died but walked out of his tomb. Japanese lore in the Shingon Buddhist sect has a man who died but stayed in his tomb, never rotting but in continuing meditation. (Kobo Daishi Kukai)

Of course this is myth as opposed to crackpottery. And BTW the current head priest of the Orthodox Koyasan Shingon Sect told me no one in the priesthood takes it literally.

So the Kobo Daishi isn't dead, but simply ... resting?
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Sorry, but there are too many shining, steaming examples of fecal matter in that field to pick out just one or two
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So the Kobo Daishi isn't dead, but simply ... resting?
In a state of deep meditation. But in folk lore this includes some ability to asterally project himself about appearing in visions, dreams, and on the pilgrimage routes (Shikoku 88) where he protects the teachings and aids people in trouble. Also this state of meditation has an accompanying Pure Land realm called "Mitsugon."

Offerings of food are made at Kobo Daishi's Mausoleum every morning. However they are not set before his remains. The tomb has been sealed for over a 1000 years, and that his remains are actually in it is very historically unclear. But of course no one ever sees this perfectly preserved body or moldering bones.
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Oh, I have actually been there. I just couldn't resist a Monty Python reference.
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Oh, I have actually been there. I just couldn't resist a Monty Python reference.
'E's daishished!
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Oh, I have actually been there. I just couldn't resist a Monty Python reference.
Ah, I missed it.
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From the old usenet days I offer Alexander Abian and Archimedes Plutonium
Ed Conrad and 'Man as old as coal is fun, he was a stalwart of Talk Origins
http://manasoldascoal.blogspot.co.uk/

Don't forget the daddy of all Kooks Ted Holden http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/homs/holden.html

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A History of Man by L Ron Hubbard, "a coldblooded and factual account of your last sixty trillion years." Easily the craziest thing in Scientology. Xenu pales in comparison to this. For example: Does your jaw hurt? It's because you used to be a clam in a past life and the clam suffered from a conflict; one shell wanted to stay open and the other wanted to stay closed. Toothaches are reenactments of the clams reproductive exploits.

You encounter this book pretty early in your Scientology career, much earlier than the Xenu story. I guess Hubbard figured if you can swallow this crap and stay in Scientology, Xenu would taste like Foie Gras.
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This is one I'm sure hasn't been read by many. She is a local woman with a Moonbeam-type name she uses, who self published two handwritten autobiographies. In them she teaches Love. I must share a line:

"I see/hear/feel/taste/sense LOVE within me and all around me."

If $500 for the book is too pricey, you're still in luck! For $40 you can have a half hour with her for an "Intuit reading". Or, for the same price, engage in a session of "Passing the Talking Stick", which is a branch you have a turn to hold while you "Speak Your Truth".

Really. I'm afraid I don't even know what an "intuit reading" is. Perhaps I'm just judgemental, as a friend suggested while I read part of her solicitation flier out loud while laughing so hard that I slipped off of the couch.
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David Icke is the correct answer here.
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Unfortunately the fellow I will mention has never written a book nor as a website. Called Cladking and he claims he is the only person who can REALLY read ancient Egyptian....as long as someone translates it into English first
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Formenko's "New Chronology " deserves a mention:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Chronology_(Fomenko)


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Like wasapi, my nomination is a local.

Self published. Handed me a copy in person. It's mostly unintelligible.

"Jesus Christ Prince of Harted" <- title on the front cover contains a spelling error
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Please list your most favourite crazy or nutty paranormal book/s

I mean absolutely nonsensical ones with outrageous nonsensical claims.

I will start:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beginning_Was_the_End

The Beginning Was the End, 1971.
oh that's a difficult one. There is an asymptotic leveling out of loon/woo/Kah-Raazy that encompasses a very large number of sites. The main difference being the subject matter.
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Unfortunately the fellow I will mention has never written a book nor as a website. Called Cladking and he claims he is the only person who can REALLY read ancient Egyptian....as long as someone translates it into English first
I'd never heard of him. Google led me to the Graham Hancock forums. Thank you. Thank you so much.
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Unfortunately the fellow I will mention has never written a book nor as a website. Called Cladking and he claims he is the only person who can REALLY read ancient Egyptian....as long as someone translates it into English first
The same Cladking who thinks that the pyramids were built using geyser power?

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That Time Cube guy.
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From the old usenet days I offer Alexander Abian and Archimedes Plutonium
Archimedes Plutonium. Now there's a name I haven't heard in a while.

For sheer intensity and staying power, I give you Jocko-Homo Heaven-Bound King of the Zoo, and author Rev. BH Shadduck PhD's various other works, like Toadstool Among the Tombs, Puddle to Paradise, and the profoundly racist Rastus Agustus Explains Evolution

Notable for being the inspiration for Punk/New Wave band DEVO, particularly their concept of "devolution".
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You've always got the old, woo classics like "Chariots of the Gods" and "Our Haunted Planet".
A worthy companion to these works is described here.
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There is a series of books by Lobsang Rampa. I read the first three books in 1969 and I was still giving them credibility, even though they made fantastic claims. But when I got the fourth book I found it was about cat legends and apparently cats told each other ancient stories. That finished it for me.
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I remember reading one of Adamski's UFO books when I was still in my teens, with his glowing descriptions of taking a ride in the mother ship and those famous grainy, black-and-white photos of the UFOs and the "aliens".
He seemed so sincere....
So do most preachers.
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There is a series of books by Lobsang Rampa. I read the first three books in 1969 and I was still giving them credibility, even though they made fantastic claims. But when I got the fourth book I found it was about cat legends and apparently cats told each other ancient stories. That finished it for me.
Let's help others here with killer data!!!!!
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I'd never heard of him. Google led me to the Graham Hancock forums. Thank you. Thank you so much.


Are you thinking of joining GH? I'm SusanDoris there!!
When I read the OP here, I thought immediately ,, 'well, just trot along to the GH'Mysteries' and 'Paranormal and Supernatural' boards....' e
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What about this thread from our very own site http://www.internationalskeptics.com...d.php?t=316378

Twitches and itches sent by God will defeat ISIS
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