October 30, 2001 |
While making "The Omen," the 1976 horror thriller, producer Harvey Bernhard wore a Coptic cross on the set for protection. Bob Munger, an advertising executive who'd brought him the concept of the arrival of the antichrist in the form of a cherubic-looking young boy named Damien, had warned Bernhard that "things were going to happen" of a distinct satanic bent on the set. "He warned us that he thought the devil didn't want us to make the picture," recalls Bernhard.
August 15, 2001 |
A memorable episode of "The X-Files" featured a serial killer who preyed upon psychics and fortunetellers. "You really should have seen this coming," he says, almost apologetically, as he descends on one of his victims. While psychics and spiritual mediums may provide a good laugh to skeptics, they are also big business, as the proliferation of late-night TV gurus such as Kenny Kingston and Miss Cleo demonstrates.
October 30, 1999 |
Is Halloween getting scarier? More people apparently believe in ghosts and witches than two decades ago. A third of the people surveyed in a new Gallup Poll said they believe in ghosts, three times the number that said that two decades ago. One in five said they believe in witches, twice the rate of the late 1970s. The telephone poll of 1,005 adults, taken Oct. 21-24, had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
January 24, 1999 |
James Van Praagh promises us one hell of a heaven. It's a place with forests and flowers and lakes and boats, and beautiful mansions, too. It's a place where the aged return to their prime and where the young, struck down too soon, can grow into theirs. It's a place where amputees find their limbs restored and those blown to bits in a plane crash become whole again. OK, heavy smokers may still be battling their addiction and the mentally ill may need some counseling.
January 18, 1998 |
If you think James Cameron pulled off movie magic by restoring the sunken Titanic to its maiden glory, prepare yourself for another ambitious illusion in 1998. With "Godzilla," director Roland Emmerich will try to turn cheese into gold.
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May 26, 1997 |
Peggy Stahler was just 4 years old, playing with her toys on the basement floor, when she had her first vision. "I looked up at the stairs and on the top stair--I'll never forget it--I saw these two gorgeous feet. They were white, just like alabaster, and they were shining. And as they came down the stairs, I saw a beautiful figure in a white robe with the most gorgeous light surrounding this person. "His hair was long and brown and he was maybe 12 or 13 years old.