Thursday, September 28, 2006
Photos from the Rocketbelt Convention
Yeah, you read that right, a rocketbelt convention
! Look on and weep earthbound mortals!
Via Boing Boing.
Zombie Rights March Protested by Pirates
"What do we want? Brains! When do we want them? Brains!"
The Face on Mars
Posthuman Blues takes a closer look. Lots of illustrations.
Via the Anomalist.
Yarram Ape or Yowie?
Cryptomundo's got it, with pic.
Ghost ads haunt the city
It's no surprise, then, that these painted ads, faded by age and sunlight, are known around the world as "ghost ads." They are the ephemeral remnants of a form of advertising that was once ubiquitous.
Got any ghost stories to share?
Greg Jordan is looking for West Virginia ghost stories and other strange tales. Scroll down for his email address.
'Evil spirit' threat to occult classes
VOLUNTEERS at Worle Community Centre have been warned the building will be 'plagued by evil spirits' if plans to start occult classes there go ahead.
Scotland's Dr Evil?
Did the first King of Scots employ an Austin Powers-style trapdoor to dispose of his Pictish enemies, and was the daughter of an Egyptian pharaoh really the founder of our nation?
Leather-Clad Corpse Found on West Village Street
"I thought it was a dummy. It looked like a dummy, because every year they do decorations like that."
Ron Meroney to Plead Guilty
Memphis broadcaster Ronald A. Meroney is gonna do soft time for child molestation.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
"The most bizarre friggin' thing I ever heard in my life."
What the hell was Larry Ford up to?
The World's Oldest Baseball Player
Silas "Si" Simmons was handed a photograph and asked whether he recognized anyone in it. He fixed his eyes on the sepia stares, even wafted his curled fingers over the glass and frame, soaking in the faces for more than 20 silent seconds.
It was a picture of the 1913 Homestead Grays, a primordial, Pittsburgh-area baseball team that played before the Negro Leagues were even born. His mind, Simmons said, needed time to connect the faces to positions to names. He was entitled to the delay; next month, he will turn 111 years old. Simmons was born on Oct. 14, 1895, the same year as Babe Ruth.
Aging angler swears there's nothing better than feel of invisible mountain skyfish
Now that's a headline.
Look out for the Nazi robot bombs!
A "blast" from the past.
Via Covert History.
Born in Time (Part One)
New Rigorous Intuition.
The one that got away
Scottish legends, including Nessie, the Hogboon, and the Grey Man of Ben MacDhui.
Britain reportedly tried to keep UFO investigators a secret
Call them the Department of U-F-Os. Turns out the British Defense Ministry had a unit to investigate unidentified flying objects. Only they didn't want anyone to know.
Great train mystery
About two stories under the Waldorf-Astoria hotel on 50th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan is an abandoned rail car on unused tracks leading out of Grand Central Terminal.
Was it Roosevelt's secret train? Very cool story.
Scientists explain Mona Lisa's smile
Scientists may have solved the mystery of the Mona Lisa's smile - they believe she had just given birth.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Search for the Big Grey Man of MacDhui
It is more than a century since a respected academic raced down Ben MacDhui, Scotland's second-highest mountain, believing his life was in danger from Fearlas Mor - the Big Grey Man.
Sabine River Monster Photo
Cryptomundo's got it.
Close encounters at Marion
UFO sightings in South Australia have taken off, with dozens of people reporting close encounters to the Australian Cosmic Connection hotline.
See also: Well may you think we investigate UFOs, sir, but . . .
Bigfoot in Brunei?
A Sungai Liang resident has discovered several strange footprints along the Andulau forest area in Labi, which according to him do not resemble human or animal footprints.
With footprint pics.
Farmers in fear of sheep killings
Cox Tor on Dartmoor is as bleak and lonely as anywhere in southern England.
Now, for dozens of farmers who graze their sheep on the surrounding commons, it is also a place of fear.
Robin Hood was Welsh and never went to Nottingham: book
Robin Hood was really a Welsh freedom fighter who never even set foot in Nottingham let alone Sherwood Forest, a historian has claimed.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Ancient pet cemeteries found in Peru
Even in ancient Peru, it seems dogs were a man's best friend. Peruvian investigators have discovered a pre-Columbian culture of dog lovers who built pet cemeteries and buried their pets with warm blankets and even treats for the afterlife.
OH, MICHIGAN, WEIRD MICHIGAN
More on Linda S. Godfrey's Weird Michigan.
Researchers ready to reveal the mysteries of Mona Lisa
Canada's top research agency has completed "the most significant scientific study ever conducted" on the world's most famous artwork, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
Mysterious Face on Mars Appears
The European Space Agency's Mars Express has obtained images of the Cydonia region, the famous site of the 'Face on Mars.'
Friday, September 22, 2006
Did you know that the legendary Bat Masterson
was the inspiration for Damon Runyon's Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls?
Or that he was the great grandfather of oceanographer and Titanic
wreck discoverer Robert Ballard?
Nikola Tesla Monument
Police say Chandler witnesses won't be charged
They reportedly knew about Janet Chandler's brutal murder.
In fact, law enforcement officials say some may have even raped the Hope College student in the hours before she died with a belt around her neck and Robert Lynch standing over her.
But these people -- police say 15 to 20 were at a party at a Chemtron Corp. guest house when Chandler died -- are not among the five men and one woman charged so far in the 27-year-old investigation.
See also: Suspects' bitter plot led Chandler to her death
Disgusting. Who the hell are these people? Oh, that's right, they worked for CIA cut-out Wackenhut
. And lets not forget that the dates January 31-February 1, the time Janet was kidnapped, raped, and murdered, have occult significance.One folk tradition that continues in both Christian and Pagan home on St. Brigid's Day (or Imbolc) is that of the Brigid's Bed. The young girls of the household or village create a corn dolly, adorning it with ribbons and baubles. The older women then make a bed for Brigid to lay in. On St. Brigid's Eve (Jan. 31), the young women gather together in one house to stay up all night with the corn dolly, and are later visited by all the young men of the community who must treat them and the corn dolly with respect. Meanwhile, the older women of the community stay at home and perform other ceremonies.
Sheep are mutilated 'in Satanic rituals'
The killings began in January last year when seven sheep were found laid out in the shape of a seven-pointed star. The killings have increased in recent months.
See also: Sheep slaughtered in 'satanic' ritualAround 100 animals have been found slaughtered and mutilated with their tongues, eyes and sexual organs removed on Dartmoor in Devon in the past year.
The envelope please . . .
This week's Award for Heroic Hexing goes to Unknown Reader from Thurrock, Basildon, UK,
who logged 38 page views in 1 hour 38 minutes. That's one big dose of the strange and mysterious.
Strange death of a 911 witness
Cannonfire's got it.
Conservative websites claim Rove has been promising GOP insiders an 'October surprise'