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National Geographic has a special issue out featuring “Strange But True: Secrets of the Supernatural Revealed”: Strange But True: Secrets of the Supernatural Revealed features the most wildly popular, incredibly weird, and totally true stories that only National Geographic could discover. Ripped from the headlines of National Geographic Daily News, these often weird, sometimes miraculous…

Corfu’s mystery hippo-croco-dolphin is dubious (UPDATE)

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See UPDATE below. We have the best match yet. Originally published October 28, 2015  The story goes (from the Daily Mail and the Mirror, both shameless promoters of mystery) that Harvey Robertson took pictures over the side of a tourist boat in a sea cave about 20 miles south of Albania on the west coast…

Strange sound in Swansea ceased

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In September 2015, a story about a mystery noise disturbing Swansea, Wales made the rounds. The siren-like noise was waking people up at night but also was heard during the day prompting a cluster of complains and the Swansea Council to investigate. They could not find a source for the sound that some have said…

Superstitious beliefs work against tormented family in Zimbabwe

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A nine-member family including small children have been experiencing mysterious fires in their home in a village in Zimbabwe. They have had to flee and they can’t find help. Source: Mystery fires guts down homestead | The Chronicle The Nkomo family of Tabi Line in Magaya village, Ward 17 yesterday told The Chronicle how the inexplicable…

Wild pig with striking blue fat

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This strange story is making the Internet rounds thanks to sharing sites like Imgur and Reddit. A pig shot on California farm has blue fat deposits in its entire body. The startling strange blue color is not normal and is only in the fat. Exactly what caused a wild pig harvested in Morgan Hill to…

Chunk of ice crashes into California home

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Neighbors are flocking to one Modesto home after a large chunk of ice fell from the sky and landed on the garage Wednesday morning. Source: Flying ice slams into Modesto home, damages roof  A witness says she saw the falling ice which then went through the roof of a home, into a garage, damaging a…

Ceres’ spots in higher res still can’t solve the mystery

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An update on the bright spots on Ceres. New photos show more detail. Source: Ceres’ Bright Spots Seen in Striking New Detail The brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres gleam with mystery in new views delivered by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. These closest-yet views of Occator crater, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters)…

Twists and turns in the Nazi gold train story

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The rumor of the Nazi gold train has sparked an invasion of treasure seekers eager to get to the reported location in Poland Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. The gold fever intensified after…

Popular polar bear had autoimmune inflamation of the brain

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Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011, was found to have anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis which experts believe was the likely cause of his untimely death. Source: Knut polar bear death riddle solved – BBC News A new investigation has shown that he had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain…

Alaskan whales mass mortality event

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News snippet: Mystery Surrounds ‘Unusual’ Death of 30 Large Whales in Alaska Thirty large whales have died in the western Gulf of Alaska since May, now deemed an “unusual mortality event” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The historical average for this time-frame is eight deaths, said Julie Speegle, a spokeswoman for NOAA…

Mutilated cat discovered in Louisiana

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A disturbing and sad case of probable animal abuse. Authorities do not know what happened. The Humane Society of Louisiana said it is investigating a gruesome case of a cat that was found cut in half last week on the Northshore. Officials with the HSL said the cat was discovered the morning of Aug. 5…

Kid finds gold bar in German Alpine lake

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Speculation is that it may be Nazi gold but this is disputed. A teenager has made an unexpected find while swimming in a lake in the German Alps: a 500-gram (17.6-ounce) bar of gold. Police said Wednesday that they are still trying to figure out where the bar comes from and how it got into…

Mystery sound closes restaurant

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News driblet: A mysterious booming sound that appears to have originated at Sam’s Chowder House in downtown Palo Alto shook up the neighborhood but investigators say they don’t know what triggered it. Source: Palo Alto:Sam’s Chowder House temporarily closes after mysterious booming sound – San Jose Mercury News The boom could have been venting gas.…

Aircraft debris being examined – part of Malaysian flight MH370?

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Will the mystery finally be solved? Debris in Indian Ocean checked for MH370 ties. Apparent airplane debris found off the coast of Reunion island, a French department in the western Indian Ocean, is being examined to see if it is connected to the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a member of the French…

What were these gold spirals for?

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Archaeologists Baffled By 2,000 Tiny Gold Spirals Discovered In Denmark A press release from the National Museum of Denmark reveals this mysterious find. Thousands of tightly-wound gold wires, each about one inch long, appears to have been buried in a box aged around 900 BC. Nearly 2,000 small gold spirals from the Bronze Age have come to…

Mystery explosion injures woman on Rhode Island beach (UPDATE)

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What happened? Sitting on the beach and suddenly an explosion?! A woman injured in an apparent explosion at a Rhode Island beach said the last thing she remembers is relaxing and reading a book. “We watched a gentlemen get ready to go scuba diving. Danise was at the Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett on…

Seahorse Key island’s birds mysteriously abandoned their nests

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Where did all the birds go? Mass animal death stories typically get picked up by “apocalyptic news” sites and spread anti-scientific fear. But this case, which I haven’t seen getting traction on such sites (though it might be), is, for this environmentalist, more than a little disturbing. Thousands of little blue herons, roseate spoonbills, snowy…

Loud noise, little earthquake in New Zealand

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Disruptive noise in New Zealand sounds like an earthquake. Loud, rumbling noise a mystery for Wanganui region. Mystery surrounds the origins of a loud rumbling noise heard in the wider Wanganui region overnight. The noise happened between 10.15pm and 10.30pm and was heard from Turakina to Waitotara. It was loud enough to shake the ground…

The face on the cliff, rediscovered

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A face in a rock cliff that may have been carved by First Nation natives in Canada has been located in a remote area after years of looking. Is it made by man or by Mother Nature? That’s what many are wondering about a giant face that appears to be carved into a cliff on…

Horse death from mystery “attack” in Michigan

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The horse was bitten on a lower part of its leg, apparently causing it to bleed out, sheriff’s office Sgt. Darrin Siemen said. Source: Horse attacked by large animal in Sanilac County A 1,200 pound adult horse is dead, and the “large” animal that bit and killed it hasn’t been identified, causing the Sanilac County…