The 2018 story of the year: Chile’s Mummy Mystery. Read my blog at: http://www.hauntjaunts.net/story-of-2018-chiles-mummy-mystery/.
Paranormal News for the Week of March 27, 2018
ParaNews: Raising the Dead and Paychecks
- The 6-inch skeleton discovered in Northern Chile positively identified as not being an alien. The mummified remains appeared to be disproportionate and fodder for many rumors since being found in a Chilean ghost town. “Ata” was aptly named for the Atacama Desert near the deserted town. Researchers were finally able to test Ata’s DNA. The findings revealed that she was genetically deformed. Scientists have not precisely dated the girl; however, they estimate she lived after 1500. She is privately owned. The findings are published in peer-reviewed journal Genome Research. Read the abstract here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/29567674/
- Decomposing body of a sea creature is not the corpse of the mythical Georgia river monster “Alty.” Jeff Warren was boating with his son along the Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge when he spotted a disfigured, dead animal. He took pictures and video, headed inland, and passed along his tale. Locals were eager to claim “Alty” has been found, but not so fast. Area experts theorized the animal was a frilled shark, an elusive shark that has a long body. Read the blog here: https://thehauntedlibrarian.com/2018/03/23/sorry-its-not-alty-or-nessie-or-any-other-mythical-creature/
- Season 3 of Stranger Things begins production next month (April) with a very happy cast. All of the cast members secured huge pay raises. Adult actors Winona Ryder (“Joyce”) and David Harbour (“Hopper”) will earn between $300,000-350,000 per episode while at least two of the boys, Finn Wolfhard (“Mike”) and Gaten Matarazzo (“Dustin”) will earn upwards of $250,000 per episode. Caleb McLaughlin (“Lucas”) and Noah Schnapp (“Will”) will earn over $150,000, while Natalia Dyer (“Nancy”), Charlie Heaton (“Jonathan”), and Joe Kerry (“Steve”) will take home $150,000 per episode. The only unknown is Millie Bobby Brown. News media reports that she negotiated separately from the teenagers and will earn between $250,000-350,000 per episode. Considering the kids earned $30,000 per episode for the first two seasons, they have proven their worth on and off the set.
Note: Still waiting for the official Season 3 poster for Stranger Things.