The reporting of such a phenomenon, though, is not the same as proving its existence.
Unless...attribution is missing, which then places the burden of the resultant editorial fallacy on the media outlet.
Notice the quotation marks around the words...
'...incurs wrath of a shrine'
It's a safe way for the paper to disassociate itself from any unproven claims.
However, the article further expressly states:
'This proved that gods are still alive and potent...'
Isn't this a direct endorsement, which in other words, equates to the newspaper rendering the information factual.
I'm worried though, by careless journalistic omissions, which like in the above example, negate the importance of properly attributing frivolous and spurious assertions.
Real reportage is not necessarily about the reality!