Unsolved mystery

Photos of mystery person in black cloak sparks spooky speculation (UPDATE: Solved)

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See UPDATE below. An admittedly creepy photo of a hooded mysterious figure has sparked some speculation on the Internet. A picture of a cloaked person posted online sparked a Facebook frenzy Monday. And the speculation followed. Was she a witch performing a ritual, or was he a guy playing a prank? Source: Photo of cloaked…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Apocalyptic sounds 2015: The world is a noisy place

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The “trumpets of the Apocalypse” story is going around again. A two year old video that collected a series of clips (some are admitted hoaxes, others are dubious) is recirculating via email and social media with a purpose that seems to be simply to make gullible people nervous. Snopes debunks it. snopes.com: People Hearing Apocalyptic Sounds…

Joni Mitchell’s health scare brings Morgellons condition back into the news

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Legendary folk singer Joni Mitchell’s emergency hospital trip this week has brought Morgellon’s disease back into the media eye. What Is Morgellons? Singer Joni Mitchell’s Disputed Diagnosis – NYTimes.com. Joni Mitchell, 71, was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday after she was found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. In recent years, the…