Saturday, January 31, 2009
'Strange tentacled UFO' in California
Sighting a Sea Serpent
RAF navigator believes he saw one of the last of the large dinosaurs.
British Columbia Startled by the Appearance of “Sasquatch,” a Strange Race of Hairy Giants.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Indiana: New Joker Attack
Clinton, Indiana, was the site of a Joker-copycat attack at a South Vermillion High School on January 29, 2009. This comes in the wake of the Dendermonde Joker incident of January 23, 2009, in Belgium.
Did an Asteroid Strike Billions of Years Ago Flip the Moon Around?
Around 3.9 billion years ago a massive asteroid may have slammed into the moon with such force that it changed the satellite’s rotation, according to a new analysis by a pair of astrophysicists.
Scientists Not So Sure 'Doomsday Machine' Won't Destroy World
Clots Thicken Neolithic Murder Mystery
New analysis of the body of Ötzi the Iceman, found in 1991 in an Italian Alp crevasse where he'd fallen 5000 years ago, shows that he was attacked at least twice in the days preceding his death.
When Orb's Attack!
The orb streaks down the hallway toward the camera; then, just as it reaches the camera, some type of electrical interference causes the camera image to warp and waver. The camera itself was not physically moved.
More spooky stuff today over at
Fingerprints Filter The Vibrations Fingers Feel
The intricate patterns of swirls on human fingers may do more than help cops nab crooks.
Curtains for ghost caught on camera...
Attempts to contact aliens date back 150 years Secret UFO archives opened More UFOs over Wimbledon?
Video of strange light over Twickenham posted on YouTube
(With poor quality video)
Close encounters reported over Lough Swilly Tories 'would publish UFO files' UFO allegedly lands on farm in Argentina Pub locals spot UFO
(And then the power went out!)
UFO watch: Was object a spaceship or a spinning grapefruit? RAF 'ordered to shoot down UFOs' Did UFO Attend Obama's Inauguration Ceremony? Watch Video
Inauguration UFO Analyzed
Докторрр ин дер ролле Fima_Psuchopadt
Cool photos of Leningrad during WW2 superimposed on modern St. Petersburg.
Silbury Hill mystery soon to be resolved
It is said that there is a greater concentration of ancient monuments in the Wiltshire countryside between Marlborough and Avebury than anywhere else in Britain. Many present an eternal puzzle to archaeologists as to how and why they came to be, but Silbury Hill out-puzzles them all.
Professor works to learn truth behind historical Booth letter mystery
Junius Brutus Booth is not only the father of John Wilkes Booth, but he also has a history of his own worth remembering. One of the most talented actors of his time, he suffered from alcohol problems and madness, which prompted him to send a threatening note to U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
Something Wicked this way Flaps: Anomalous Bats and Cryptozoology
In spite of the supernatural traditions involving bats of normal size and orientation, cultures the world over also describe bat-like manifestations, often of gigantic proportions, which haunt various indigenous people in their locales.
Unveiling the mystery of Mona Lisa
Cotte’s images are the most accurate recreation of the masterpiece yet. His photographs are reproduced in giant size, at 1,500 dpi, giving a perspective on the painting that simply cannot be seen under normal conditions. He also shows it in variable states of color, from the 1506 original to what it looks like today, and he even gives viewers a glimpse at its back, including inscriptions, and under the frame.
Mark Twain Writing From Beyond The Grave
Mark Twain has been busy since he died in 1910.
Sasquatch, 1935, 1945
to the links.
'Immortal' jellyfish swarming across the world
The Turritopsis Nutricula is able to revert back to a juvenile form once it mates after becoming sexually mature.
I am also able to revert back to a juvenile form after I mate, but I don't look any different.
Thanks Scott, for the link.
Amanda Knox: Prosecutor takes on "Friends of Amanda"
Prosecutor Giuliano Migninii created a sensation in Italy today. He filed a defamation complaint against the tiny West Seattle Herald for a story about the Friends of Amanda Knox fundraiser held in that neighborhood last week.
Amanda Knox 'opened the door to Meredith Kercher's killer'
Mysterious Creatures and UFO Sightings Baffle Pennsylvanians During 2008
Giant birds, Bigfoot and more.
‘Evil animal’ prowls the streets
Since December Guguletu residents in section 3 have not been enjoying their drinking as they claim a deadly “baboon” like animal attacks them on their way home.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Beast of Essex spotted by police officer
A policeman has become the latest person to encounter the elusive Beast of Essex.
Mystery of huge smoke circles
Petrified wood: from healer to jeweller
Hidden underground and compressed by the weight of centuries, a special kind of semi-precious gem is formed – petrified wood – that holds deep aesthetic and medicinal value in Viet Nam.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
12,900 Years Ago: North American Comet Impact Theory Disproved
New data disproves the recent theory that a large comet exploded over North America 12,900 years ago, causing a shock wave that travelled across North America at hundreds of kilometres per hour and triggering continent-wide wildfires.
Exiled earl may have been the model for Prospero
Stewart was implicated in plots to kill the King and was rumoured to be heavily involved in witchcraft and sorcery. In 1590 he was said to have dressed as the devil during a witches' sabbath, and cast a spell, summoning up a storm - just as Prospero did - in an attempt to wreck the king's ship. He failed, and James survived to ascend the English throne as well 13 years later. Stewart was imprisoned.
New move in big cat riddle
Big cat trackers could be heading to Warwickshire to find the Beast of Bubbenhall.
Black Lips escape arrest in India
For some reason, a band touring India with an act that includes "urinating, nudity, vomiting, band members kissing, cross-dressing, fireworks, a chicken, and flaming guitars" has upset some people.
Danish murder mystery solved?
Denmark's King Christian IV ordered the murder of famed astronomer Tycho in 1601.
Painting found in warehouse bin sells for $8,000
A 100-year-old Ellsworth Woodward painting found in Goodwill’s Nashville warehouse has sold for more than $8,000.
Historic Miami Circle shrouded from public view
The 2,000-year-old Miami Circle won designation as a National Historic Landmark, but delays continue to plague plans for public access.
Mitchell resident shoots one of world's largest mountain lions
Wow, that's an interesting- OH MY GOD LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT CAT!
The Stockwell Poltergeist
The case of the Stockwell poltergeist has been pretty much forgotten, mainly because it took place in 1772, but it deserves a resurrection for it remains a chilling yarn.
Lost "Sleeping Beauty" Mummy Formula Found
She's one of the world's best-preserved bodies: Rosalia Lombardo, a two-year-old Sicilian girl who died of pneumonia in 1920. "Sleeping Beauty," as she's known, appears to be merely dozing beneath the glass front of her coffin in the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy.
Mysterious Mountain Fire Burning for Over a Month
A mysterious fire has been burning for more than a month within a mountain in China’s southwestern Guizhou Province.
Welcome to the ghost fair
The uneasy mix of superstition and science in rural India.
Area mystery mounds delight archaeologists
Locked away and hidden from the nearby town of Longview, largely undisturbed for a thousand years, is an ancient and mysterious place that guards the secrets of a vanished people.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Still without a computer
Sorry gang. My computer is still in the shop and I have been informed that I will not be getting it back for perhaps two weeks due to a recall on that particular model (thanks Hewlitt Packard!) I'm disappointed, as you can imagine, but hopefully I will be back online soon.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Due to a computer malfunction I will be unable to post until probably this weekend. My apologies. Until then, explore the links and I'll be back soon with more weird stuff!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Finding beasts and blue holes in the Bahamas
Variously described as a three-toed elf, a red-eyed man beast or a birdlike creature with a lizard's tail and a fluffy mane that likes to hang upside down from trees, the chickcharnie is something out of this world.
Conspiracy of silence: Could the release of secret documents shatter Felix Mendelssohn's reputation?
Did Felix Mendelssohn's passion for the Swedish soprano Jenny Lind lead to his early death?
Digging up our own N. American mythology
So many of our place names come from ancient peoples we know very little about; for example, the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, the towns of Ossipee, Pawtucket, and Agawam; Mt. Monadnock and Mt. Katahdin; Lake Winnipesaukee and, my favorite, a lake in Webster, Mass. The abbreviated name is Lake Chaubunagungamaug, but I like the long name, Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. I wish somebody would rhyme it in a rap song.
Fairy tales with a sinister twist
While I love ghost stories, fairy stories are my favourite kind to hear and tell. There is something mysterious and, in Newfoundland, slightly sinister about the fairy stories people used to tell.
Chaos Magic: The Misunderstood Path
Chaos magic points out that the techniques more than the symbols are what matter and that our belief in a system is actually what makes it work.
Rare depressor brings in a tongue-wagging $14,100
Paul Revere, the famous horseback rider who warned that “the British are coming,” made this odd silver piece stamped with his name.
Stage is set for Knox trial
Handful of characters key to high-profile Italian murder case.
The Mystery Of The SS Ourang Medan’s Dead Crew
Awesome Or Off-Putting looks at ghost ship tale.
Mystery yacht found drifting off Whitstable coast
Sunday, January 11, 2009
10 close encounters caught on tape
With lots of video from Dateline.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
The Greatest Inventions Nikola Tesla Never Created
Nikola Tesla was pretty brilliant in real life, but in fiction and the comics he's really amazing.
Bigfoot-UFO researcher George Lutz gets candid - an 8-part video interview
The Uniontown UFO-Bigfoot account from October 25, 1973 is one of the most fascinating paranormal investigations of the 20th century. Multiple witnesses reported observing a UFO land on a farm - and soon after - two Bigfoot creatures were seen nearby.
The Grave Eaters
The Paranormal Pastor tells a tale
The Enigma of the Enchanted Hills
Imagine gently laying an empty bottle on the ground, only to watch it roll uphill; or parking on a slight incline—on an angle that seems quite unnecessary for a parking break—only to see the car inexplicably drift in a way that defies gravity. There’s no doubt you’re in the presence of a very peculiar phenomenon.
Where the wild things are
As our planet edges closer to the apocalypse, the escapist, fantasy world of cryptids is suddenly coming to life.
Scientists Discover Rare, Venomous Shrew-like Mammal
Saturday night special: Biggest full moon of '09
If skies are clear Saturday, go out at sunset and look for the giant moon rising in the east. It will be the biggest and brightest one of 2009, sure to wow even seasoned observers.
Monsters of the Dark Waters
Giant eels in the city of Birmingham? Nick Redfern tells the tale.
The Natural History of Unicorns by Chris Lavers
Rome Welcomes The Devil
"'Satanism and the occult are in fashion,' declares Father Pedro Barrajón, a Catholic priest who serves in Rome. There are an estimated 800 satanic cults operating in the country, with more than 600,000 followers.
Bigfoot was here
Jad Adams enjoys three studies of the persistence of belief in the paranormal.
The Mystery of 2012?
Not surprisingly, the Mayan-inspired mania surrounded 12/21/12 is more money-grubbing than actual science.
The New Annotated Dracula
The origin of the term “vampire” is clouded in mystery. Before the 19th century, vampires were viewed as monstrous - literally, the dead risen from the grave. The 1888 edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica described a typical 17th-century vampire sighting: “When the vampire's grave is opened, his corpse is found to be fresh and rosy from the blood which he has thus absorbed. To put a stop to his ravages, a stake is driven through the corpse, or the head cut off, or the heart torn out and the body burned, or boiling water and vinegar are poured on the grave.”
New Study: Autism Linked to Environment
California's sevenfold increase in autism cannot be explained by changes in doctors' diagnoses and most likely is due to environmental exposures, University of California scientists reported Thursday.
Stolen by the Nazis: The tragic tale of 12,000 blue-eyed blond children taken by the SS to create an Aryan super-race
Obsessed with his experiments to breed 'pure white' chickens while running a poultry farm before World War II, Himmler was intent on doing the same with humans after rising to the very top of the Nazi hierarchy.
Coalisland's ghostly attraction
Pilgrims and pranksters drawn by sightings of a pale old woman in country lane.
With video and tremendous Northern Irish accents.
L.A. museum displays legendary diamond
When he first saw the storied red diamond - a gem colored "as if a drop of blood fell upon the hand of the cutter" - Douglas Kazanjian thought it was heaven-sent.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Stonehenge Beneath the Waters of Lake Michigan
Mark Holley, a professor of underwater archaeology at Northwestern Michigan University College, discovered a series of stones – some of them arranged in a circle and one of which seemed to show carvings of a mastodon – 40-feet beneath the surface waters of Lake Michigan.
Amazing photos. Via
Man has close encounter with musical UFO
That settles it: UFOs are interstellar jukeboxes.
this strange story from the Ukraine
, which reads like a classic 50s abduction tale and even includes some alien canoodling, and
this abduction story from Nebraska.
Is this the Beast of Exmoor? Body of mystery animal washes up on beach
Police raced to the popular surfing beach of Croyde where the carcass of an animal 'the size of a calf with canine teeth' was spotted by a member of the public.
Is this the mysterious Beast of Exmoor?
Mike Conley's Tales of the Weird
Mike is back, with missing heads and UFOs.
Jelly-like blob baffling
Old News: Sea serpents sighted off the coast
"His head was about the size of a 10 gallon keg, having long flaps, or ears, hanging down, and his eyes about the size of those of an ox, bright and projecting from his head".
Execution last time bells true, folks say
The 108-year-old bell atop the Desha County Courthouse in Arkansas City hasn't kept correct time, some say, since it was cursed by a man on the gallows.
The Necronomicon has an expensive 31st birthday party.
Did UFO Damage UK Wind Turbine?
UFO claim over wind farm damage
'UFO strike' has UK in a lather over E.T. UFO damages Lincolnshire wind turbine UFOs crashing into wind farms: has the Guardian solved the mystery? Speculation grows over mysterious wind turbine damage 'Octopus UFO' wrecks wind turbine UFO investigation squad moves to High Wycombe
Mystery over 1665 plague pit site
A while back, the exhumation of 200 skeletons from the construction site of the new Asda supermarket in South Shields fuelled speculation that a plague pit had been found.
Severed head mystery: MoD joins in hunt
A full search operation was still in force yesterday, a week after the head was found in an Ikea bag by a dog walker near the Hawthornvale path in Newhaven.
Treasure hunting has become popular in Macedonia. Driven by lack of economic perspective and adventurism, treasure hunters crusade the country. They collect verbal records of old legends from village elderly, buy dusty maps in Istanbul, and often well equipped, search the countryside.
Ancient Greeks' homes may have doubled as bars and brothels
Excavations at sites across the Greek mainland have uncovered hundreds of drinking cups and erotic objects in homes dating back to the 5th and 4th centuries BC, suggesting rooms and courtyards were used for dubious commercial practices.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Aerial photos develop into snapshot of history along British coast
A rich legacy of archaeological treasures hidden on a stretch of coastline has been uncovered by a painstaking survey of aerial photographs dating back to the 1940s.
How Huge Flying Reptiles Got Airborne
Once airborne, even the largest of these flyers, such as Quetzalcoatlus northropi whose wingspan reached 35 feet (10 m), could stay aloft by flapping their impressive wings.
Get Shanghaied in the Portland underground
Seeing the city as it is now, it is almost impossible to believe that Portland was once the most feared port on the entire West Coast, called the Unheavenly City for participating in the act of Shanghaiing, or kidnapping, men and women in order to sell them as crew members on departing ships.
Top Ten Bigfoot Books + 20
Loren Coleman counts them down.
Huge undersea 'wall' discovered
Not much information but cool video.
Shadow People Stalk a Dying Man
From the Shadows tells the tale.
The Continued Mystery of Off-Colored Animalia
Purple squirrels and much weirder things.
Cottingley Fairies on Antiques Roadshow
Includes the photo that the Griffiths sisters insisted was real.
The word is… Cartocacoethes
Cartocacoethes, the compulsion to see maps everywhere. This may seem like a rare and intriguing idiosyncrasy, but it turns out “the oldest map in the world”, an iconic image that just begs to be seen as a map, may not have been a map at all.
Woman Finds 139-Year-Old Baseball Card
I hate her so much. And get this: She also once won $250,000 on a slot machine.
Ancient Peruvian civilization's trophy heads slow to give up mysteries
Less well known is that the ancient society, which existed from about A.D. 1 to 800, also harbored the largest collection of human trophy heads in the Andes region of South America. These human skulls were often worn or used as decoration and differ from the shrunken heads of other civilizations.
No Smoking in the Skull Cave
No Smoking in the Skull Cave
to the links. Fun stuff but some of it may not be safe for work (unless you work in an awesome place. Are you guys hiring?)
You’ll Find The Best Books (and folks) in the Strangest Places
Great video of a most unusual bookstore (book farm, really) and the sweet couple who run it.
'UFO' sighting in Sawley caught on film
The Cryptid Chronicles
There's a new weekly cryptozoological news letter on the scene and publisher David Acord is giving away a free download of the first issue. Whistling snakes, the North Dakota Whatsit, Anomalous Lizards and much more. Definitely worth a read.
Check it out at the
The Cryptid Chronicles
Fate of Civil War sub still a mystery
It could be one of the nation's oldest cold case files: What happened to eight Confederate sailors aboard the H.L. Hunley after it became the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship?
Sundance Kid in Duchesne?
The bones of a man buried in the Duchesne City Cemetery 72 years ago have been exhumed for testing to determine whether he is actually Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, better known to most of the world as The Sundance Kid.
Big cats caught on camera in Gloucestershire forest
The tooth is out there. Big cats spotted by Government agency officials Cougars spotted in Mid-Michigan
Possible big cat breeding colony New year brings new sighting of "black beast"
Dark eclipsed Moon and cold weather in 1761 attributed to mysterious volcanic eruption
According to Pang, The early 1761 volcanic eruption was very powerful, as it was felt in all corners of the world. The bipolar extent of the acidic deposits suggests that the volcano was at a low- or mid-latitude. However, its exact location is still unknown. So, the mystery continues.
Grail 2008 - Hidden History Summary
The Daily Grail rounds up the best hidden history stories from 2008.
Mystic visions of 2009 from 100 years ago
Posterity has not been overly kind to Henri Antoine Jules-Bois (1869-1943), but there was a time when he was quite the fashionable futurologist.
Monday, January 05, 2009
10 Amazing Uncovered Treasures From 2008
From The Avid Collector.
Another goodie via
Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine.
UFO photographed by army sergeant in Chile
Friends stunned by Bradford UFO
Hunters spots UFO in Pennsylvania Naval Officer's Extraterrestrial Contact
LAIR OF THE BEASTS- A Menagerie of Monsters
Weird Wisconsin: Your Travel Guide to Wisconsin's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
Varmint of Turkey Hollow
An unknown 7-foot-long predatory “varmint” from the Brushy Mountains killed a hunting dog and pursued local residents in Turkey Hollow, Wilkes County, North Carolina in November 1944...
Strange sleep disorders: Sexsomnia to sudden death
Not everyone is so lucky. In 2005, sleep disorders caused 684 deaths in the U.S., according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control's Compressed Mortality Data.
The Freak Storm of 1925
It was like a scene from a blockbuster disaster movie in the end, but how it all began was a mystery, like so many freakish weather shows.
1 man. 5 cities. 200 years. Poe died alone, but everyone claims him now
Pick a major East Coast city at random, and you’re likely to find a 200th birthday celebration for Edgar Allan Poe.
Prince Madoc and the Legend of White Indians
Did Prince Madoc really travel to the New World from Wales in 1170? Wiki.
Stonehenge was 'giant concert venue'
Maybe Spinal Tap was on to something.
Kennedys, Castros, and Murder
Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder.
RIP Edward D. Cartier
Edward D. Cartier, whose illustrations graced "The Shadow" and numerous other science fiction and mystery publications in a career that spanned several decades, has died at 94. The Shadow's Sanctum
has more info and some cool scans of Edd's work. They also have tons of Shadow-related material for your perusal.
Thelonious Monk's Advice
"A genius is the one most like himself."
Hard Case Crime - Interview with Charles Ardai
As some of you know, I've read my fair share of crime and mystery fiction. Many hours of my youth were spent in the company of flatfoots, gumshoes, grifters, gangsters, molls, footpads, second-story men and other assorted ne'er-do-wells. Recently I've been working my way through the
Hard Case Crime
line, a thrilling throwback to the era of cheap pulp paperbacks and I've been loving every minute of it. Brisk storytelling, colorful characters, and reprints of long-forgotten classics by masters in the field. They also publish new work written in the spirit of the Golden Age of the Paperback and all of their books come with gorgeous newly commissioned covers. Plus, you can subscribe and get the books mailed right to your door at half bookstore prices, even after shipping.
The Tainted Archive has posted an excellent interview with Hard Case creator Charles Ardai
and it's full of goodies if you're interested. I was.
Has BFRO Captured Thermal Images of a Bigfoot?