Tag Archive for anomalies

Earthquake lights reported associated with New Zealand event

Flashing lights have been recorded on video supposedly occurring in conjunction with the shaking from this weekend’s strong quake in New Zealand. The strong event occurred just after midnight on Monday and caused massive damage, a small tsunami and several deaths. We’ve covered EQ lights before and I have done some research on natural anomalies…

New paper on earthquake lights show they are a reality

I am so excited about this story. As a geologist who has studied anomalous phenomena connected to earthquakes, this is an excellent step forward to understanding earthquake lights. This will be of interest to Forteans, anomalists, geophysicists and even UFO chasers! Scientists find records of rare “earthquake lights”. They’ve been mistaken for UFOs or dismissed…

Two-headed ray fetus in Australian aquarium

Two heads are not better than one in this case. Two-Headed Ray Fetus Found in Australia | LiveScience. While checking up on the pregnant female rays that he was caring for in an aquarium, Australian researcher Leonardo Guida saw that some of the animals had given birth, in April of this year. As he made…

Optical ghosting: Camera artifacts are not “paranormal”

We here at Doubtful News often report on anomalous images that are unfortunately described as ghosts or UFOs or some other mysterious phenomena. I received this excellent (and quite technical) explanation describing some odd photo anomalies from DN reader Pete Attkins. I am glad to share it with you here as one of our features.…

Rare four clawed Maine lobster

Maine fisherman Zach Donnell makes a rare catch! 4-clawed Maine lobster spared from pot. A rare four-clawed four-clawed Maine lobster has been spared from the pot, thanks to a local fisherman. Donnell said he will probably donate the crustacean to the Maine Department of Marine Resources in Boothbay. The office is closed for the season,…

The whales are mocking us

Beluga whale ‘makes human-like sounds’. Researchers in the US have been shocked to discover a beluga whale whose vocalisations were remarkably close to human speech. While dolphins have been taught to mimic the pattern and durations of sounds in human speech, no animal has spontaneously tried such mimicry. But researchers heard a nine-year-old whale named…

Is there a fine for littering on Mars?

Here is another take on the story we covered here about curious bits on the surface of Mars. Mystery Particles on Mars Revealed by Curiosity’s Junk. Sifting through soil on Mars, NASA’s rover Curiosity paused to take a picture – and exposed its own bad behaviour. The shot included a bright object lying in the…

Lobsters: Available in a rainbow of colors

Odd lobsters… Lobstermen finding more odd colors in the catch When a 100-pound shipment of lobsters arrived at Bill Sarro’s seafood shop and restaurant last month, it contained a surprise — six orange crustaceans that have been said to be a 1-in-10-million oddity. Reports of odd-colored lobsters used to be rare in the lobster fishing…

Two-Faced Kitten Named Harvey Dent

Kitten born with two faces You’ve probably heard of cats having nine lives, but a Florida kitten was born with two faces. The Janus cat is named Harvey Dent after the Batman character more commonly known as Two Face. Aaron Eckhart played Dent in the 2008 film The Dark Knight. Janus cats are named after…

Scientists explain triangular anomaly before conspiracy nonsense heats up

NASA Debunks Mysterious Triangular ‘UFO’| Scientists Explain the Optical Effect Behind the Latest ‘UFO’ Claim | UFO & Alien Conspiracies | LifesLittleMysteries.com. Once again, alien conspiracy theorists have attempted to use publicly available NASA images to prove that the space agency must be engaging in an elaborate UFO cover-up. And, once again, they’ve been foiled…

Sounds from the sky: Reflections on historical observations and recent events

The recent wave of sky noise videos and reports from across the globe have sown concern and copycat hoaxes. Historical observations disclosed here reveal that mystery noises in the sky are not new and have many and various potential explanations. Our urban and industrial society may be contributing to the recent events, if they are…

They pass as they lived, together

After being married for 6 decades, Pennsylvania couple die hours apart Family members say a couple married for more than six decades died 12 hours apart in central Pennsylvania over the weekend. Richard Trimmer, 81, had been hospitalized after a fall when his children told him Sunday that his wife of 61 years, Nancy, had…

What’s the frequency, Ofcom? Malfunctions occurring in U.K.

Village where nothing works after electrical signal failures – Telegraph. Families in Kingsclere on the Hampshire-Berkshire border, spent much of the festive season without heating after the failure of household systems which rely on digital technology. One family, the Smiths, were baffled when their heating, shower, doorbell and even their car’s remote-control door locks refused…

Hold the foam!

Mystery foam engulfs northern seaside town A thick white blanket settled gently on the seaside town of Cleveleys near Blackpool on Wednesday, but this was no seasonal dusting of snow from above. The Environment Agency dispatched officers to Princess Promenade to gather evidence as gobs of foam blew in from the sea and smothered streets,…

Tsunami-looking clouds appear in Alabama

Bizarre Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves Appear Over Alabama While driving through Birmingham, Alabama, Redditor alison_bee couldn’t help but notice the bizarre, repetitive wave shapes appearing in the clouds near the horizon. While these strange cloud formations look otherworldly, they’re an example of what’s called Kelvin-Helmholtz instability — which is a pretty awesome name for a spectacular phenomenon.

Two-headed albino corn snake in Florida

Wow! It’s two-headed snake day here on Doubtful News. And it’s a total coincidence. We were not searching for “two-headed snake” in Google. Two-Headed Albino Milk Snake in Florida A University of Central Florida biologist says a rare, two-headed albino milk snake was recently born. Daniel Parker told Orlando television station WKMG-TV the snake hatched…

Two-headed viper found in Denmark

Viper with two heads found in Denmark* The two-headed adder was found near the coast by Klint in Odsherred on Zealand, is probably the first of its kind in Scandinavia. It is quite sensational. It can be the first adder with two heads in the world. From the U.S. we have seen hackers and boa…