In this list, we take a look back at some of the most bizzare and interesting paranormal news in year 2011.
1. January - Crop circles found in Yogya rice field
This bizarre case was reported in January and it was the first ever instance of crop circle activity in Indonesia. In fact, crop circle activities are uncommon in the Asian region; they tend to occur more often in Europe and the US.
[Crop circles found in Yogya rice field ]
2. February - UFO mystery over Jerusalem
A series of videos taken by a tourist in Jerusalem appears to depict Unidentified Flying Objects.
Some reports which surfaced later alleged that these videos were a hoax.
[UFO mystery over Jerusalem]
3. March - Kayakers snap best-ever photo of ‘Loch Ness Monster’
These kayakers claim to have the best ever photo evidence of the Loch Ness Monster, but do bear in mind that the world famous "Surgeon's photograph" of the Loch Ness Monster taken in 1934 was later proven to be a hoax.
[Kayakers snap best-ever photo of ‘Loch Ness Monster’]
4. April - 'Poltergeist' caught on camera
This incredible video surfaced in April, seemingly depicting poltergeist activity in a bedroom.
The owners claim to be haunted by a poltergeist and thus decided to set up hidden cameras to record evidence.
['Poltergeist' caught on camera]
5. May - Incredible story of how man survives being hit by lightning TWICE in remarkable CCTV footage
This incredible story came out in May in the UK. The odds of being struck by lightning twice is around 1 in 360,000,000,000 which works out to be 1 in 360 billion.
The person in the video not only got struck twice, but survived twice. Imagine the odds of that!
[Incredible story of how man survives being hit by lightning TWICE in remarkable CCTV footage]
6. June - Bid to stop children taking 'live fish' asthma cure
This crazy story came from India in June, where a series of event culminated in parents making their children swallow live fish as a cure for asthma.
This has no medical basis at all in and is probably either a hoax or just a case of mass hysteria.
[Bid to stop children taking 'live fish' asthma cure]
7. July - Easter Island: Fountain of Youth Discovered?
Has the elusive and legendary Fountain of Youth being discovered? And on Easter Island, of all places.
[Easter Island: Fountain of Youth Discovered?]
8. August - ‘Grease devil’ haunts Sri Lankan women
The 'Grease Devil' mentioned in this story is strikingly similar to the myths surrounding the 'Orang Minyak', or 'Oily Man' in Malaysia.
Some say they are actually humans practising black magic, while others claim of them to be devils or ghosts.
[‘Grease devil’ haunts Sri Lankan women]
9. September - Scientists’ ‘Mind Reading Device’ Matches YouTube Videos to MRI Scans
This amazing story came from news reports that scientists have managed to create a device, which takes MRI scans from the subject and then match the patterns to actual images.
It will seem like mind reading will not be considered as hocus-pocus soon, but as actual science.
[Scientists’ ‘Mind Reading Device’ Matches YouTube Videos to MRI Scans]
10. October - Ritual held to enable Jobs to be reincarnated
Tech visionary Steve Jobs of Apple Inc, passed away in October. Some of his loyal followers actually held a ritual in Malaysia to enable him to be reincarnated, so that the world can witness his ingenuity again.
[Ritual held to enable Jobs to be reincarnated]
11. November - What is wrong with Bedok Reservoir?
After a series of deaths and accidents occuring in Bedok Reservoir over 6 months, team Asia Paranormal made a trip down to investigate.
[What is wrong with Bedok Reservoir?]
12. December - Saudi woman beheaded for ‘practicing witchcraft’
This crazy story came from Saudi Arabia. We supposedly live in modern times now, but such practices stem from the Middle Ages.
[Saudi woman beheaded for ‘practicing witchcraft’]