News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
A prison inmate named Calvin Miller, who was angry with a former partner in crime who had escaped conviction, called police in Kansas City, Mo., in 2003 with information that led them to reopen that cold case, and eventually the partner, Johnny Chapple, was convicted of murder (along with two others). However, also convicted was a fourth participant: Calvin Miller. While Chapple received a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, Miller got 17. (By the way, Miller’s well-known nickname, acquired before any of this transpired, is “Cheesy Rat.”)
James C. Burda surrendered his Ohio chiropractor’s license after an investigation (mentioned in April in News of the Weird) revealed that he offered to treat patients via telepathy (for $60 an hour) and had the ability to go back in time to realign bones and joints at the point at which they were damaged, via his techniques of telekinetic vibration, which he called “bahlaqeem vina” and “bahlaqeem jaqem,” which he admitted were nonsense words that came to him one day while he was driving around. An exam ordered by Ohio chiropractic regulators found, not surprisingly, that Burda suffered from “delusional disorder, grandiose type.”
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