Tag Archive for beach

Busted: “Samurai” ghost boots

Photo: Martin Springall

Back in April 2015, we posted two photos going around in tabloid press of “ghosts”. Or apparent ghosts, I should say. Both could easily have had prosaic explanations. One of the photos was of a “mysterious” pair of boots behind a 2014 picture of a girl on a scenic beach bluff in Japan. ‘Samurai Ghost’:…

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…

Beach loses all its sand, regains it the next day

Photo credit: SWNS.com

Very dramatic. Cornish beach is washed away overnight… then reappears. A British beach which was stripped of all its sand overnight by a freak high tide for the first time in living memory, has miraculously been restored. Overnight on Wednesday a severe high tide removed all the sand – leaving it a rocky not sandy…

Mysterious bird deaths recorded on the Oregon coast

Ptychoramphus aleuticus
Pacific southwest of Santa Barbara, California, USA
21 April 2007.  Photo by Glen Tepke.

A harsh winter? No food? What is causing a surge in dead and dying sea birds on the West Coast? Why is the beach covered in dead birds?. Many visitors to Oregon’s coast over the holidays were greeted with the disturbing sight of dead seabirds. On Dec. 21, on the beach at Seaside, more than…

Deja vu: Weird Russian carcass is a beluga whale

This monstrous carcass was discovered on a Russian beach near Japan in 2006. Photo credit: Australscope

I have no idea why this story is recirculating from 2006. But it is. It was known to be a whale at that time so this is not news. I guess the Daily Mail hadn’t had a good monster story in a while. Mystery sea monster washes up on Russian beach. Initial tests suggested the…

Slippery goop washed up on shore in U.K. is fat

lard like substance

Once again, there are balls of fatty material washing up the English shoreline. BBC News – ‘Lard-like’ substance washed up on beaches ‘not toxic’. A white “lard-like” substance washed up on several Isle of Man beaches is either animal or vegetable fat, government tests have proved. A spokesman said it was “not harmful to humans…

Mysterious carcass stinks up Malaysian beach

Remains of an unknown animal washed up on shore. Photo Credit: Mas Adib Saie

I feel obligated to pass along reports of all mystery carcasses. So here is the latest. Not much to look at. Mysterious creature washed up in Santubong – New Straits Times. A remains of an unidentified sea creature was found washed up at Pantai Pasir Pandak in Santubong earlier this morning. “The creature is three…

Bird is the word: Four swans a-surfing

surfing swans

Surfin’ birds! Birds do the darndest things. Video: Four black swans spotted surfing in Australia – Telegraph. A group of black swans have been filmed surfing off a beach on Australia’s Gold Coast, to the astonishment swimmers. Birds just wanna have fun… A video of a crow sledding down a snowy roof on a jar…

Foot found on San Fran beach

This is unfortunately not all that uncommon. SAN FRANCISCO: Human foot washes ashore at San Francisco beach | State News | FresnoBee.com. Authorities say a human foot in a running shoe has washed ashore on San Francisco’s Ocean Beach with no sign of the rest of the body. 12 feet were found in British Columbia…

Strange remains beach mainly in Spain (UPDATE: shark)

With person as scale

This is going around the mystery-mongering “weird” news sites so I guess it was time to post it here though I don’t have much to say about it. It’s a dead thing; it’s missing important parts; it’s gone now. And now the speculation begins. Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology: Cryptozoology: Follow Up – “A Strange and…

New Jersey beaches will ‘Blow You Away”

And not in a good way. Military team detonates suspect mine found partially buried in ocean off NJ beach – The Washington Post. A plume of water shot about 125 feet in the air and a boom echoed through town Wednesday as a military explosives team detonated a suspected mine that a diver had discovered…

A tsunami hit and we missed it?

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Whaaaahhh? Tsunami may have hit East Coast earlier in June. A storm that blew through earlier this month might have triggered a rare phenomenon for the East Coast: a tsunami. Tsunami-like conditions were observed June 13 at more than 30 tide gauges along the East Coast, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

Are these North Korean hovercraft full of eels?

Analysis of photo from The Atlantic.

Seriously, I’m just going to include as “doubtful” ANY story that come out of North Korea. It’s like Pravda over there. Is This North Korean Hovercraft-Landing Photo Faked? – In Focus – The Atlantic. While researching a photo entry about North Korea’s recent threats of war, I discovered an image released by North Korea’s official…

Burning rocks source suspected, but not made public

In an update to one of the most interesting stories of last year, there may be a definitive answer about the cause of the burning beach rocks but we are not being told what that is. Burning-rocks victim calls her recovery amazing – Fire Engineering. Seven months after being burned by rocks that ignited in…

The curious tale of the washed up tombstone

gravestone

A 122 year old gravestone washes up on a San Francisco beach. Interested readers do impromptu investigation and piece together the story. The pictures first appeared on this web site:122-year-old gravestone washes up on Ocean Beach « Mission Mission. The commentators subsequently posted a series of comments with references which was summarized on this site:…

Origin of phosphorus on beach rocks remains a mystery. Likely manmade.

Rocks found on beach. Note yellow substance.

In an update to a widely reported story about a woman several burned when rocks she collected on a California beach ignited her clothing, the origin of the burning material is still unknown. Lab: Beach rocks that burned Calif. woman contained elevated phosphate levels; source unclear – The Washington Post. Additional testing has confirmed beach…

Prehistoric-looking fish surprises South Carolina beach goers

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Strange sea creature on South Carolina coast ID’d as Atlantic sturgeon Something strange washed ashore on Folly Beach in South Carolina this past weekend. The beast had some wondering if it was some sort of new species. A veterinarian from a South Carolina aquarium identified the fish as a sturgeon. The Atlantic sturgeon can grow…

Did someone lose a lung?

Spring breaker finds lungs on beach A pair of lungs found on the beach Wednesday morning is being tested to learn whether they’re human, authorities said. The early consensus, however, is that the left and right lungs aren’t human remains, Jamaica Beach police Chief Andy McLane said. A spring break vacationer found the lungs near…

Disembodied foot mystery solved – one step at a time

Disembodied foot ID solves 25-year-old mystery. A disembodied foot found on a B.C. shore last year belongs to a fisherman who died in January 1987, the BC Coroners Service said Friday. Stefan Zahorujko’s boat was found overturned in Sasamat Lake in Port Moody, B.C., on Jan. 5, 1987. Despite repeated searches, the 65-year-old’s body was…

Washed up beast in San Diego. Or, what the…? (UPDATE: Solved)

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Behold: The San Diego Demonoid | VICE. The Ten Commandments of the internet dictate that anyone who receives images of a “monster” is obligated to disseminate and investigate them, even though incidents like this seem to happen about once a year these days. This one apparently turned up on Pacific Beach in San Diego last…