Tag Archive for Minnesota

Who’s a VERY NAUGHTY BEAR, then?

Bear attacks are rare and escapes even rarer. But we wonder what was going through the mind of this grizzly. A grizzly bear at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley picked up a basketball-sized rock with both front paws Monday morning and repeatedly slammed it into a pane of glass, shattering the barrier as startled patrons…

Billions of mayflies swarm the Mississippi valley

A mass hatching of mayflies, also known as shadflies, invaded the LaCrosse, Mississippi area Sunday night and hatched all along the Mississippi river valley. Mayflies hatch along Mississippi. The hatch was so large you could see it on radar maps. The bugs are harmless and they’re actually a sign of a healthy river because they can…

Early morning strange sound recorded in St. Paul

We’ve covered dozens of stories of strange sounds. This is a new situation, reported by NPR. Strange howling sound awakens St. Paul- Minnesota Public Radio News. […] a distant, howling scraping sound woke people up about 4 a.m. this morning in St. Paul’s Highland Park and Mac-Groveland neighborhoods. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/mprnews/morning-sound The best guess is that…

What pissed off this turkey?

Is it because the driver was dressed all in brown and looked like a threat? Video shows wild turkey harassing UPS driver. A UPS driver probably already getting grief for late packages was harassed by a wild turkey, much to the amusement of lunching hospital workers in Minnesota who recorded the event. According to the…

Fireball lit up the midwest after Christmas

A fireball rattled the mid-west on the evening of December 26. “Whew that was a close call” Light, boom – bolide | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota. There is no doubt in Jim Wentworth’s mind about what caused the flash of light and building-rattling boom Friday night. Wentworth’s Fire in the Sky Observatory near Nisswa is…

Unidentifiable? How come I see a weather balloon, then?

Disappointed in this story. It’s not “unidentifiable”, it’s “unidentified”. And, I could ID it pretty quickly. Why these things are news, I’m just not clear. Do they not ask any experts at all? UFO? Cass Lake science teacher takes photo of unidentifiable object | INFORUM | Fargo, ND. Allison Barta saw something. It was in…

Jackalope spotted in Minnesota

A person spotted an unusual rabbit who appears to have a disease that causes warty growths on the face. This disease likely gave rise to the idea of a jackalope – a mythical hare with horns. Unusual Minnesota rabbit video attracts attention – Yahoo! News. Gunnar Boettcher, a 20-year-old student at Gustavus Adolphus College in…

Creeping ice “blob” devours homes

Amazing destruction as lake water ice engulfs homes in Manitoba and Minnesota. Watch: ‘Glacier on speed’ nearly swallows Minnesota homes | The Raw Story. A glacier-like “ice wave” struck northern Minnesota on Friday, nearly swallowing up homes in an astonishing natural phenomenon that was caught on tape by shocked residents. NBC affiliate WPTV described the…

Lovely ‘chandeliering ice’ in Minnesota

Very neat natural phenomena. Strange ‘chandeliering ice’ phenomena unfolds at Medicine Lake | kare11.com. On a day in which spring made its return to Minnesota with a vengeance, Nadalie Thomas caught Old Man Winter making his last stand with an ice-shattering spectacle known to some as “chandeliering.” Nadalie and her kids were down on the…