Tag: Canada

Rare black bobcat confirmed in Canada

A mysterious photo appeared on Facebook showing what looked to be a solid black bobcat caught in a snare and dispatched by a trapper. The photo came with no hints of time, place or other details and was being posted in various places disconnected from a source. You could not see the hands of the…

Igloolik mystery sound sounds mysterious, but the story leaves us cold

Stories about strange sounds are always suspicious. This recent news about a very northern mystery noise is no exception. In this piece from CBC news (Canada) – Mysterious ‘ping’ sound from sea floor baffles Igloolik – I found a number of assumptions, guesses, and no good data to support the allegations that there is a strange…

Episode 2: Rather Rigged

Stopping by at 15 Credibility Street this week are our pals Bob Blaskiewicz and Karl Mamer. Because, they rock. But first, since this is Halloween, I mention ghosts. The hot news this week was not that ghosts are any more plausible or better documented than in the last 300 years but that the guy who makes…

It’s frost quake season in North America!

As reports of mystery booms continue every week, we finally have confirmation that the weather services have determined that frost quakes are occurring in Eastern Canada and even in the U.S. ‘Frost quake’ shakes Montreal’s West Island – Montreal – CBC News. Some residents on Montreal’s West Island were shaken early Tuesday morning by a…

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…

Mystery boom in Calgary could have been frost quake

A big boom rattled this part of Canada earlier this week. One man recorded a seismic event on his self-build seismometer. Was it another frost quake? Mystery behind noise in northwest Calgary revealed Speculation and confusion swirled after a loud boom could be heard through parts of northwest Calgary on Tuesday afternoon. It was enough…

Widely-reported UFO in Vancouver was stunt by local space center

We normally don’t link to Examiner article, but Jack is on track here with this story. This was a hoax meant to hype the new renovations at the local space center. Vancouver Space Centre hoaxed mass UFO sighting – Orlando Paranormal | Examiner.com. The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre issued a press release Tuesday stating it…

Metallic sounds in BC town freak people out (UPDATE: Horn of Gondor, etc.)

And… here we go again… Strange sounds in Terrace, B.C., spark stranger theories – British Columbia – CBC News. Some people in Terrace, B.C., say they were awoken Thursday morning by some strange, whining and grinding noises echoing off nearby hills for several minutes, prompting a wide range of speculation online about the source. At…

Sasquatch, Keeper of the forest, invoked at environmental hearing

This is not the first time, surprisingly, that mythical creatures have been used for environmental causes. Sasquatch cited in mine hearings | Local News | Prince George Citizen. Most people consider the sasquatch a legendary creature, but the mythical bush man of northern B.C. received its fair share of attention at environmental review hearings into…

Escaped snake kill two kids (UPDATE: Huge python, pet owner arrested)

Holy cow! This is astonishing if true. RCMP investigating sudden deaths of two children, Campbellton, N.B. – Royal Canadian Mounted Police. On August 5, 2013, shortly after 6:30 a.m., police officers with the Campbellton RCMP responded to an apartment on Pleasant Street in Campbellton, where the two boys were found deceased. The boys had been…

Bigfoot on a hilltop in Canada (UPDATE: marketing-related?)

Has there been a convincing Bigfoot film in the past 30 years? Not really. The trend continues. Hikers capture footage of mysterious ‘Bigfoot’ figure in the Canadian wilderness […]whether you believe this figure caught on camera by hikers in the Canadian wilderness is actually the legendary Bigfoot, or just a man in an ape suit,…

Wifi-sensitive people would like accomodations for their disability

Is environmental electrosensitivity a disability? Sensitive riders want a safe place away from B.C. Ferries Wi-Fi. While debate rages on over the effects of wireless technology on human health, those who claim a hypersensitivity to electromagnetism have called on B.C. Ferries to provide options to limit their exposure. Louise Campbell of Nanoose Bay says her…

Stinkin’ rain on a family’s backyard (UPDATE: Again)

Yuck. Mississauga home ‘bombed’ by sky poo – Toronto – CBC News. Gilfillan-Giannakos was sitting in her backyard earlier this week, her kids playing nearby. “I was sitting underneath the gazebo .. with my son, and my two other kids were on a fort over here, and all of a sudden we heard this big…

Strange sound in U.K. explained; hum in Calgary area continues

A mystery musical noise in the U.K. may have a real rail explanation. Strange sounds reported in early hours over Sopwell (From St Albans & Harpenden Review). Lee Tyler was leaving his studio when he heard the sound, which he describes as similar to guitar feedback. He said: “It was really loud. “It sounded like…

Hoax video with 42 million views. What have we learned?

Recall THIS story that circulated for two days rapidly all over the world: Bird Abduction: Golden eagle grabs child video. We were uncertain right off the mark but knew there was some basis for the story, the tales of birds snatching kids in days gone by. Now, the whole story is revealed in this report…

Nude raccoon rescued in Canada

CottageCountryNow Article: Gizmo’s nakedness an unsolved mystery. She had found a very strange-looking animal in her shed, huddled up in a corner, and wondered what it was and what she should do about it. It was described as bald except for its face, and with ears that appeared bigger than a raccoon’s. She was very…

Latest sky noise freak out: Saskatoon. This is a Fortean flap.

Strange noises reported around North Battleford. There’s been a lot of buzz over the last few weeks about strange sounds being heard in the atmosphere. People around the world and here at home have reported hearing some bizarre noises. The latest were recorded in the Battlefords last weekend. Ian Hamilton, North Battleford’s mayor, says he…

Edmonton sky noises video an admitted hoax

Edmonton entertainment web site exposes the sky noise hoaxing phenomenon. Strange Sounds in Edmonton Sky part of viral phenomenon | GIG CITY. The creator, local student Claudine Gladue, says it’s a hoax – a hoax made by using the soundtrack to the Conklin video, which may or may not be a hoax. It’s all so…

Canadian parents protest wi-fi exposure in classroom

York region parents want Wi-Fi removed – Toronto – CBC News. A group of parents in a school district north of Toronto kept their children out of school Wednesday to protest the use of Wi-Fi in classrooms. Parents are concerned that Wi-Fi could be exposing their children to radiation six hours a day, five days…

Ninth foot washes up onshore in Canada

Ninth foot washes up in Canada — with a twist – msnbc.com. In a followup to an earlier story, another (!) foot washes onshore. Authorities are seeking the public’s help in trying to determine the identity of a ninth foot that washed up in southwestern British Columbia. The remains of a foot were found encased…

Ogopogo sighting creates a wave in Lake Okanagan

Possible Ogopogo sighting in Okanagan Lake? An Okanagan man has video he says proves the Ogopogo may be more than just a figment of our imagination. Richard Huls says he always believed in the possibility of the monster rumoured to be living in Okanagan Lake. Last Thursday, while visiting a West Kelowna winery, Huls shot…