Month: April 2013

Huge unidentified water creature caught on video in Loch Lough Foyle, Ireland

A crew shooting a fishing show caught what appears to be a strange water creature on video a few days ago.  Shooting in Loch Lough Foyle, Ireland, the crew was taping a segment for Fishing with David Lynch (Lynch can be seen in the video wearing a suit) when a huge creature swam between the fishing boat and the boat that was shooting the video.  According to Lynch: “Was shooting in Lough Foyle when this thing went past us. It was massive. Really don't know what it was. There have been whales in the Lough before so maybe that's what it was but Matthew was closer than we were and says it was no whale. Looks like we have our own Loch Ness Monster?!  We took

Highest brawl ever – fight breaks out on Mount Everest between European team and local Sherpas

On April 28, 2013, Simone Moro and Ueli Steck were forced to interrupt their acclimatization on Mount Everest and likely also their expedition project, after a fight broke out between the European team and a group of local Sherpas.  At 23,600 feet, the climbers were punched, kicked, and stoned after being accused of "touching" the Sherpa's fixed line. An official of the Cho-Oyu Trekking agency that organized the expedition, told Reuters that the three Europeans had failed to comply with a request from their Sherpa guides to stay at a location while the guides fixed the route.  According to the European team: “t about 8am on 27th April 2013 Simone Moro (IT), Ueli Steck (CH), and Jonathan Griffith (UK) left Camp 2 to reach a tent

These kids in China have to scale a dangerous 195-foot cliff each day in order to get to school

What are these crazy kids up to now?  They are going to school!  In China, the youth of Zhangjiawan village in Long Tianping County have  195-foot (60 meter) cliff they have to climb in order to get to school.  There is a safer route but it takes three hours to get to school via the roundabout path so parents have their kids climb these custom-built ladders each day.  The ladders are built by the parents that live in the area and are replaced every few years for, ahem, safety reasons.

Commercial airplane dangerous landing/approach mere feet above beachgoers’ heads – are these pics for real?

As a matter of fact, even though this picture appears to be a huge commercial aircraft coming in for a crash landing on a crowded beach, the picture (and the ones below) is 100% real and the plane is operating exactly as it has been instructed.  The beach, a favorite with tourists, is located on the Caribbean Island of Saint Martin and is known as Maho Beach.  The Princess Juliana International Airport is located adjacent to Maho beach and with Runway #10 (which stretches across the narrow island) being so short, the end of the runway joins the beachfront requiring planes to approach and takeoff at very low altitude - just feet above people's heads.  Signs placed along the beach (yes, the area is a favorite for

Terrorist attack at Boston Marathon – the Boston Marathon bombing (2013)

At the 2013 Boston Marathon, two explosions happened at about 2:50 p.m. (within a 10-minute window of the average marathon-runner's finish time), more than two hours after the first of the race's nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line.  The explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people (including an 8-year-old boy who was waiting for his father to cross the finish line) and injuring nearly 200 more, as runners completed the course and thousands cheered them on.  A third blast at the John F. Kennedy Library was initially thought to be related but later attributed to fire.  Witnesses described victims and frightened civilians running for cover while others sprinted towards the blast site

Man wraps his entire body in plastic in order to protect against religious impurity while flying aboard commercial airline

We don’t much like making fun of anyone’s religion but this must have been some sight to see for passengers of a recent commercial airline flight.  A photo of an Ultra Orthodox Jewish man wrapped in a life-size plastic bag aboard an airplane has been posted online and is quickly going viral.  According to Oddity Central: “It is believed the man dressed entirely in black and wearing a Jewish skullcap or “kippah” may belong to the Kohen sect of Judaism, whose members believe they are descended from the priests of ancient Israel and cannot come in close contact with dead in order to protect their higher-than-average holiness. Apparently, the strict religious code prohibits visiting cemeteries except for the funerals of close relatives, and even flying over

New video clearly shows cylindrical UFO flying past commercial airlines at 1,500 MPH+

Interesting video coming from LookNowTV (a YouTube station) showing a purported UFO shooting past a commercial airlines bound for Hawaii (presumably shot sometime in April 2013).  Coming from behind the plane, you can clearly see a cylindrical-shaped object fly ahead of the airplane at a speed that looks to be 3-4 times faster than the airplane is travelling.  Pretty impressive considering commercial airlines typically fly at speeds of 500MPH or faster. Not much else is known about the video as LookNowTV claims it was submitted anonymously.  We have to point out though, that LookNowTV is known for posting outlandish videos on YouTube so take this one with a grain of salt.  Still, the video looks pretty convincing and it’s hard to tell if it is a

Giant African Land Snails, as big as your foot, invade southern Florida

The Giant African land snail grows as large as a rat and can eat through the walls of a home – and they're invading southern Florida. Hundreds of thousands of the snails are emerging from hibernation and eating through everything in their path. Destruction by digestion aside, their shells are so hard, they can blow out the tires of a car and their excrement and slime coat walls and roads with a gooey mess.  And if all that is not bad enough, the snails also carry a parasitic rat lungworm that can cause illness in humans, including a form of meningitis. Scientists are working hard to eradicate the invasive species, which they think came from Africa via tourists who purchased them as pets. "They're huge, they move

30 years later, police still searching for bodies of serial killer John Wayne Gacy victims

Tom Dart, the Cook County Sheriff, explained to ABC News yesterday that serial killer John Wayne Gacy's contractor job brought him to as many as 20 states and that he intends to look at in each location for unsolved murders to possibly tie to Gacy.  The detectives have just finished digging through the property of the former home of Gacy's mother in Chicago.  Police used ground sonar, cadaver dogs and a team of professionals to search the property.  No bodies were found. According to ABC News: “Detectives have gone through a mountain of evidence that they've gathered from the arrest of Gacy back in 1978 and from those files it was learned Gacy traveled to 15-20 states for his contractor's job. A sample of Gacy's blood was

A lake full of Pepto Bismal? Australia’s Lake Hillier – a bubble-gum pink wonder that scientists have yet to unravel

From above, Lake Hillier, located on the edge of Recherche Archipelago’s largest island in Australia, looks to be filled with Pepto Bismal.  It’s bubble-gum pink waters are so unusual, airlines report passengers getting up from their seats and crowding around windows to get a peek of the stunningly beautiful natural wonder.  Scientists are unsure why its waters retain their rose pink color but believe it may be from a dye created by the organisms living in the lake – Dunaliella salina and Halobacteria.  Another theory proposes that the pink color might be  attributed to the presence of red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts.  What they do know is that the bright pink waters are no illusion.  The water retains its pink hue when taken

Stanton Friedman open letter to Astronomy Magazine blasting them for poorly researched “The Science Behind UFO’s” article

Noted UFO researcher and nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman, penned an open letter to Astronomy Magazine lambasting them for the lack of scientific merit in their recent “The Science Behind UFO’s” piece.  And with no wonder.  The article is a weak attempt to discredit the UFO phenomena and serious study of past and current UFO cases.  For instance, in the article, author Philip Plait recounts his own terrifying personal UFO sighing which turned out to be – ducks.  Yes, ducks.  And they were quacking (the author notes that he had a vague recognition of the sound but took a bit to dawn on him what the sound was).   The author seems to make the case that people see UFOs because they are not familiar with the

Wikileaks cable details Morocco King UFO sighting and confidential request to U.S. government for assistance

On September 25th, 1976, King Hassan II of Morocco instructed his Commander of the Royal Gendarmerie to inquire about a strange unidentified craft that he and others had witnessed in the early morning hours over the skies of Morocco on the night of September 18th through the 19th of that year.  King Hassan II described the UFO as a “…silvery luminous circular shape and gave off intermittent trails of bright sparks and fragments, and made no noise.”  A confidential memo, which has now been dumped by Wikileaks for public viewing, was sent to the US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, asking for help or information on the strange silvery disc-shaped craft that flew over Morocco. The cable explains how on September 18 and 19 of 1976,

British grandmother breaks silence – kidnapped as a child, she escapes and is raised by monkeys

It seems almost too bizarre to be true, something straight out of a Tarzan movie.  But cases such as this have been documented before and a professor of psychology at Bucknell University who specializes in feral children has studied the case and found no evidence that she is lying.  Marina Chapman, after the encouragement of her grandchildren, published her memoirs in her new book, “The Girl with No Name”, in which she revealed that at four years old, she was kidnapped and abandoned in a Colombian jungle where a troupe of capuchin monkeys, who are known to bond easily with humans, found her and adopted her as one of their own.  In her book, Chapman recalls how she was discovered by the monkeys. “All trace of

Is NASA discovering “skulls” on the surface of Mars? Picture evidence emerges of more skull-shaped objects

A while back, when NASA video revealed an odd, skull-shaped object (complete with eye and nose holes) on the surface of Mars we figured it was just an unusually-shaped rock.  Today a second “skull” (see photo above) has been spotted in Curiosity Rover video in a location known as Sol 482 and this one is a dead ringer for a humanoid head bone.  This is at least the third skull-shaped object found on Mars.  While we’re not ready to pronounce it evidence of life on Mars yet, we reckon there’s as good a chance of it being an authentic alien skull as a bleached rock shaped like a head. Below is a shot of a “skull” photographed on earlier Mars mission (above the blue arrow). And here’s

Archaeologists discover mysterious, huge stone structure beneath Sea of Galilee

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology has announced the discovery of a mysterious, and huge, stone structure located beneath the southwestern area of the Sea of Galilee in Israel which has archaeologists puzzled as to its purpose and even how long ago it was built.  The mysterious structure is cone shaped, made of "unhewn basalt cobbles and boulders," and weighs an estimated 60,000 tons. That makes it heavier than most modern-day warships.  Rising nearly 32 feet (10 meters) high, it has a diameter of about 230 feet (70 meters). The structure was first noticed in 2003 when sonar surveys detected the strange object.  Later divers were sent to investigate after which scientists declared that the object was “definitely human-made and probably was built on land, only