Category: Oddities

Just violently swaying in the breeze

Quote: “Jesus! I never seen it do THAT before!” Watch: Street lights sway violently in the wind – UPI.com. Britain’s Highways Agency said the violent swaying of lamp posts in a video taken by a motorist driving in high winds was an example of “vortex-shedding.” Bob Hill posted a video on YouTube showing lamp posts…

Experienced hunters hog-tie “Boarzilla” in Texas

He’s quite a monster and it was a job to capture and secure this nearly 800 lbs animal and return it to the site from which it escaped. Hunters bag, tie 790-pound “BoarZilla” hog | The Flash Today De Leon’s Blaine Garcia is about to put a whole new twist in the legends of Texas…

Amazingly spectacular, perfectly natural: Frilled shark caught

Stupid media click-bait headlines piss me off. It’s not ‘horrific’, grotesque, something from “Alien” or even a silly “living fossil”. It’s a cool animal. Learn about the real world, it’s amazing. A rare specimen of a frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) was brought up by a fisherman in Australia. Trawler skipper David Guillot caught the 1.5 meter specimen while…

Mystery booms of Idaho explosively explained

In the leftovers of 29 December, we posted a link to a story about mystery booms in Idaho. Another mysterious explosion heard in Bingham County; residents in Riverside say boom shook their homes This has now apparently been solved; it was exploding targets. Bingham County Sheriff: Exploding targets are source of mystery “booms” Bingham County Sheriff…

Hairless, toothy mystery carcass in Santa Barbara has a normal ID

It’s hairless, bloated and decomposing. Of course people will freak out and speculate wildly. Unusual Creature Puzzles People on a Santa Barbara Beach | News – KEYT. A brownish creature, with sharp teeth and claws, is deceased on the beach in Santa Barbara after the latest storm, and many people are wondering what it is.…

Slenderman-obsessed Florida teen sets fire to house

Slenderman, the fictional character, has been a hot topic since two girls tried to stab to death their friend to appease the spindly creature. Now, whenever the name is even MENTIONED, it seems to create an overreact in adults. Florida teen obsessed with Slender Man set fire to own home as mom, brother slept: cops…

Strange Pacific ocean glow surprises pilot and stirs curiosity

A Dutch pilot, JPC van Heijst, reports a strange observation in the Pacific Ocean en route from Hong Kong to Alaska. His story appears on conspiracy/mystery website Above Top Secret, sparking ALL KINDS of offbeat ideas of what it could be. So far, he can’t explain it. Unknown orange/red glow over Pacific Ocean – August…

HAY! It’s raining

People in several locations over a few days in the U.K. report clumps of hay swirling in the sky and falling over villages. Mystery as it rains hay in parts of Devon | Exeter Express and Echo. Huge clumps of dry grass were reported falling from the sky in several parts of the UK as…

Slenderman myth connected to attempted murder (UPDATE: Cult? Censorship?)

This may be a first. Slenderman has gotten out of hand – attempted murder connected to the mythological monster. Two young girls are charged adults with first-degree attempted homicide of another girl. 12-Year-Old Wisconsin Girls Charged in Stabbing – ABC News. Prosecutors say two 12-year-old southeastern Wisconsin girls stabbed their 12-year-old friend nearly to death…

Dyatlov Pass and Mass Murdering Yeti? A DN Exclusive

Doubtful News is pleased to present this EXCLUSIVE piece by author and researcher, Benjamin Radford, on the Discovery Channel’s presentation airing TONIGHT! [Warning: Spoilers] Dyatlov Pass and Mass Murdering Yeti? A Closer Look at Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives A new two-hour Discovery Channel “documentary,” Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives, revisits the curious case of…

Chupacabra (mangey raccoon) killed in North Carolina

Don’t tell the finder that it’s not the legendary monster chupacabra. Because he KNOWS it is. It exists, he says. Did elusive chupacabra attack farmer’s cows? Wildlife experts suspect sickly raccoon – Your Daily Journal – yourdailyjournal.com. After the disappearance of two goats, evidence of attacks on his cows and some mysterious late-night howls, James…

What hit an Ohio man’s car? Meteorite?

Sadly, there is no physical piece of what hit the car. Kettering man says meteorite hit his car | Dayton, OH News | www.whio.com. A Kettering man believes a meteorite hit his car early Sunday morning. Joe Massa said he was driving home in the center lane on I-75 North when his Buick was struck…

Mysterious mirage is not UFO, but nature being cool

“This is easily the strangest thing I have ever witnessed in my life,” says the person who captured this weird video taken of an iceberg of the coast of northern Canada. But it has an explanation. From the YouTube post: I noticed what appeared to be a chunk of ice just barely attached to an…

Muddy prints feed Bigfoot lore in Malaysia

A set of huge footprints have made the news as possibly from the Malaysian version of Bigfoot. Man, it’s A BIG FOOT. A Big deal about footprints – Nation | The Star Online. It’s a strange sight indeed – three sets of muddy footprints, one set looking like it belonged to a tiger, another like…

Fish fall documented in Sri Lanka

A fish fall has reportedly occurred with a rain in Sri Lanka. The explanation is the same as always, one that leaves me a bit cold. BBC News – Fish rain down on Sri Lanka village. Villagers in the district of Chilaw said they heard something heavy falling and found scores of fish with a…

What is the Black Ring of Leamington Spa? A vortex ring

A strange siting over Warwick Castle actually DOES have an explanation that does not signal anything occult or supernatural. Mysterious Black Circle Sighted in the Sky Over Leamington Spa. Weather experts are baffled by the appearance of a black ring in the sky above Leamington Spa on Friday evening. Schoolgirl Georgina Heap was playing tennis…

Staten Island’s creepy clown is viral marketing for business

More evil clowns. I hate this stuff, no matter what it’s for. Mysterious clown sightings creeping out Staten Islanders (with photos) | SILive.com. Maybe he’s trying to get a few laughs, but there have been several reports of a mysterious clown wandering the borough, and he seems to be spooking Staten Islanders on social media.…

That’s not mold on the bananas; is a spider nest

Another story that you all won’t appreciate but it’s good to keep this in mind. Deadly spider nest found in bananas bought in Staffordshire | Stoke Sentinel. A STAFFORDSHIRE family were forced to flee their home after finding hundreds of potentially deadly spiders in a bunch of bananas. Father-of-two Jamie Roberts, 31, spotted white patches…

Huge wave crashes into cruise ship, killing passenger

A man died and several others were injured when a freak wave struck a cruise ship in the English Channel. If it’s not norovirus, it’s freak waves. I do not like ships. Cruise ship passenger killed by freak wave – Telegraph. Water crashed through a window injuring a number of the 735 passengers, who were…

An earth shaking kaBOOM rattled Maryland

Was this another frostquake? It seems not. A quake shook Ocean City, Maryland Thursday around noon. Mysterious ‘Boom’ Rattles Maryland | Maryland Earthquake | LiveScience. It was also heard in Annapolis. But after local construction and blasting were ruled out (and no military testing admission was forthcoming), people suspected an earthquake or a frost quake. The…

Foerster, Pye and Ketchum collaborate: Paracas elongated skull exposed! (UPDATE)

NEW (09-Feb-2014): Brien Foerster has contacted me saying that Melba Ketchum is not the geneticist behind the released results. See more details in the update below. On the south coast of Peru in 1928, Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, discovered a collection of remains of individuals with unusually elongated skulls. Cranial deformation is a widely known practice…

Mystery goo origin revealed via DNA: When the magpie met the frog

This material found in a park in the U.K. had previously been tested and revealed to be frog spawn but they went another step. I really love that they tested this material. Test Results Back For ‘Alien Goo’ Found After UFO Sighting in Somerset. The mystery of alien goo which appeared in Somerset following an…