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Weekly World News, which for 28 years has dazzled readers by chronicling the exploits of alien babies, dead celebrities and animal-human hybrids will soon stop publication, Reuters reported.
Publisher American Media Inc. said in a release that it will close the print version of the tabloid next month, but would maintain an online version. "Due to the challenges in the retail and wholesale magazine marketplace.
The Weekly World News reveled in shocking reports about aliens, ghouls, scientific discoveries and other news bizarre.
Bat Boy, a half-bat, half-human child, was a regular feature. After the September 11 attacks, the tabloid reported he had been enlisted in the hunt for Osama bin Laden because of his special cave-dwelling skills.