Month: February 2014

Saddle Ridge Hoard – couple discovers $10 million in old gold coins buried in backyard

It’s amazing when even a single Gold Rush era gold coin is found, let alone a thousand of them.  But that’s the sort of phenomenal find that a Sierra, Nevada couple ran across last month and they didn’t have to go far to find it – it was buried right in their backyard.  Dubbed the Saddle Ridge Hoard and valued at $10 million dollars, it is believed to be the biggest hoard of gold coins ever unearthed in the United States.  But, the excitement Lady Luck's touch aside, the find has left some wondering if the newly discovered cache is long-lost stolen loot from an unsolved San Francisco Mint heist in 1901. The Saddle Ridge Hoard find – gold coins aplenty! The mysterious gold coin cache was found

UFO captured in photo shows saucer-shaped object hovering between buildings in Turkey

Poor resolution on this one makes it a tough call. The photo above shows what appears to be a saucer-shaped UFO hovering in the sky above a market in Turkey in September 2013.  Little else is known about the photo. The witness wrote the following explanation in the report submitted to MUFON on January 2, 2014. “I was walking down the market street when I snapped a picture of the people and markets.  I first detected the object in the picture when I was home shuffling trough my pictures.  I first thought it was a lamp hanging but then I remembered it was no other lamps hanging in the air.  I can’t believe my camera caught this!  There seems to be no other reaction from the people

Worldwide UFO hoax scheduled for April 2014

The UFO community often finds themselves held under a microscope and naysayers are likely to have something to scoff about in April.  UFO author Nigel Watson recently uncovered plans for a massive worldwide UFO hoax to take place on April 5, 2014. The event, organized by remote-controlled RC drone operators, was originally intended to launch on April 1 but organizers felt that the date would make the hoax too obvious. The organizers of the event, which they've named The Big UFO Project, are asking RC operators around the world to attach LED lights to their aircraft and fly them around at 8:00 PM on April 5. They wrote: “Anyone who has a multirotor drone or anything that can carry a strip of LED lights and hover

Houston Chupacabra – cryptozoological creature or mutant crossbreed?

Reports of the Houston Chupacabra have picked up this month with three sightings in the past few weeks and a unique set of tracks turning up along the Buffalo Bayou in the Memorial neighborhood of Houston.  Described as extremely large (much larger than a human) with long pointy ears, long tail, and no fur, Houston animal control officials have been called in to investigate the beast that has been terrorizing citizens of the western Houston community. With the number of reports and physical evidence presented, officials have no doubt the animal exists and are trying to determine exactly what it is.  Their best theory so far does not follow the typical “mangy dog” notion but rather, that it is a mutant crossbreed, possibly a cross between

Translation of 1,200-year-old Egyptian manuscript proposes Jesus could change his appearance and shape at will

Regular readers know I have a deep respect for all religions but believe that ancient non-canonical sources may sometimes provide additional information about particular religious events, pivotal characters, and deep-seated cultural beliefs.  Such is the case with a set of 1,200-year-old ancient Egyptian texts discovered many years ago in the library of an abandoned monastery in the Egyptian desert.  The text is interesting, not because it proposes that the strange series of events really happened, but rather because it demonstrates what some people believed at that time – and apparently two-thousand years ago some people thought Jesus would, on occasion, make himself invisible and change his appearance at will, a “shapeshifter” so-to-speak. The manuscript was found by villagers digging for fertilizer inside the remains of the

CCTV security footage captures image of ghostly spirit in Britain’s fourth-oldest pub

Security footage has captured what appears to be a ghostly spirit in Bolton’s oldest pub (and fourth oldest in Britain).  The CCTV video was captured at the Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub in Churchgate, Britain, a bar that has long been rumored to be haunted, and shows a ghostly figure flickering into view before quickly disappearing. Manager Tony Dooley was awoken on Friday by the sound of breaking glass. He got up to investigate and noticed that the pub’s security cameras had stopped working so he checked the footage to see what was up. “At first I thought someone had broken in, but I thought it was weird that the cameras stopped working, and then I watched it back and saw the figure.” Early frames of the

Wave of unusual deaths leaves many wondering – “Who’s killing our bankers?”

More than a half-dozen dead in less than two weeks.  Police classified the deaths as suicides even though the causes of death remain vague and in some cases undetermined.  The dead died violently but none died via self-inflicted gunshots, the method preferred by nearly 90% of all male suicide victims.  And all were prominent financial executives - some working for companies with reported ties to governmental intelligence gathering organizations; others working for institutions that many believe are a part of a vast financial criminal conspiracy. It began in early January when rumors spread that a Swiss Reinsurance Company director had died under unusual circumstances.  Nothing regarding the death was released to the public and the company remained mum.  Then on January 11, Wall Street Journal investigative reporter

Say it isn’t so! Sinkhole in National Corvette Museum swallows 8 rare Corvettes

Museum officials say they received a call today from the security company at 5:45 AM alerting them to motion detector alarms going off in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  When they arrived, they were horrified to find a 40-foot-wide sinkhole in the middle of the museum’s exhibition floor and eight missing Corvettes.  Located across the street from the GM Bowling Green Corvette assembly plant, the yellow cone-shaped museum houses Corvettes on loan from private owners and those "made famous by magazines and auto shows the world over”. Among the eight classic Corvettes swallowed by the 30-foot deep “Corvette Sinkhole” were  a 1993 AR1 Spyder, 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil, 1962 Black Corvette, 1984 PPG Pace Car, 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, 1993 Ruby Red

British student comes forward with close-range account of troll-like creature chasing train

A 25-year-old British student has reported what he describes as “a troll looking creature” chasing after a train that was travelling through flooded fields towards London.  The lad said that at first, he thought the creature was a “fat bloke running through the soggy fields, water up to his knees”.  As the creature neared the slow-moving train, he was able to observe it at close range. “I thought it was a person… until it got closer to the train.  We were going at a very slow speed because of the surrounding water.  It wasn’t a man.  I don’t know what that was but it had hair all over the body, and a bald face and chest.  The eyes reminded me of a gorilla’s but it had

There’s more to the Easter Island Heads (Moai) than meets the eye

There’s more to the Easter Island Heads than meets the eye.  In fact, if you dig under them, you’ll discover not only complete odd-shaped bodies but strange, undecipherable symbols and petroglyphs etched into the statues’ 20-foot-tall torsos. Located 2,000 miles west of Chile on the remote Easter Island, the mysterious over-sized heads (called Moai) sit with their backs facing the ocean.  For decades, it was thought that the statues consisted solely of giant heads as most were buried in the hillside up to their shoulders.  But in 2011, the Easter Island Statue Project completed its Season V expedition and released remarkable photos showing that the bodies of the statues go far deeper underground than anyone had imagined. Considered one of the greatest achievements by Pacific prehistory, the

70-year-old Louisiana woman claims to have raised a baby Bigfoot in her swampland shack

A 70-year-old Louisiana woman has come forward claiming that for nearly a decade, she helped raise a baby Bigfoot and asserts she even taught the beast a few simple English words.  The woman says she has physical evidence, including pictures and a personal diary, which she may release at a later time.  According to Cryptozoology, 70-year-old L. Melacetti says she found the animal, which was just a "tiny" 20 lb. hairless baby at the time, in 1964 in the swamps of Louisiana. “He was so little, so cute.  I had to do something about it.  He was so defenseless, lying next to the mud and water, curled up, crying like a baby.  His parents were either dead or they had abandoned him.” At first, Melacetti fed the

Students at all-female college freaked out by lifelike statue of sleepwalker in undies

Students at the all-female Wellesley College in Massachusetts have asked administrators to remove a lifelike statue of a sleepwalking man in his underwear.  The statue, created by artist Toni Matelli, depicts a lifelike white male trampling through the snow in his underwear.  It was installed at the school last week near the center of the college’s campus as part of an art exhibit.  According to a petition from students: “While it may appear humorous, or thought-provoking to some, it has already become a source of undue stress for many Wellesley College students, the majority of whom live, study, and work in this space.”

Another intriguing UFO discovered in Taiwan Google Street View photo (verified by Altered Dimensions)

You’d think that Google Street View cars would occasionally capture pictures of UFOs.  Think about it.  Dozens of cars driving all over the planet snapping random pictures of the geography for several hours each day – they’re bound to capture an odd, unexpected object in the sky from time to time.  And they do.  Another report emerged today on YouTube pointing out a UFO captured in a Google Street View photo shot over a Taiwan Air Force Base.  The photograph is intriguing and Altered Dimensions verified that the photo is indeed in a Google Street View frame (see below).  However, whatever was captured in the photo appears in only one, single frame – it is not found in either the frame before or after. Scott C.

Officials beleive 2013 attack on PG&E Metcalf substation a “dress rehearsal” for a larger electric-grid attack to come

The Wall Street Journal released a stunning report yesterday revealing that on April 16 of last year, what looks to be a coordinated terrorist attack on the nations’ electric grid, took place in Los Angeles, California.  Originally reported as an “act of vandalism”, many officials are now coming out and admitting that they believe the attack against a PG&E substation was a dress rehearsal for a larger electrical-grid attack to come. Although details of the attack are of course, sketchy, what we do know is this.  The attack began just after midnight on April 16, 2013.  A group of men (experts say it would have required more than one man to conduct the attack) climbed through at least two different manholes to an underground AT&T utility

Boy captures photo of ghostly apparition emerging from window of storied Cecil Hotel

A Riverside, California boy has captured a picture of a ghostly apparition appearing outside the window of the fourth floor of the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. In the photo, you can see what appears to be the transparent figure of a man standing on the ledge of the fourth-floor window. The Cecil Hotel has a storied history including the case of the missing tourist whose body was found in the water tank on the roof of the hotel and the abode of serial killer “The Night Stalker” and murder victim “The Black Dahlia”. The frightened young lad told reporters: "When I looked at that window, it just looked kind of creepy to me, and then I showed my friend, and he kind of freaked out. It