Month: April 2014

The Phantom of Heilbronn blunder – “Woman Without a Face” named Germany’s most dangerous woman

The Phantom of Heilbronn crime wave DNA evidence linked her to over forty crimes including a string of six murders over sixteen years, dozens of high-profile thefts, and a deadly arson case. After DNA evidence linked her to the murder of a policewoman from Heilbronn, a $400,000 bounty was placed on her head but the female serial killer dubbed the “Phantom of Heilbronn”, described by German police as “the country’s most dangerous woman”, cleverly evaded an extensive police manhunt for over 15 years despite her sloppy criminal work and evidence left behind. When her DNA was found on documents belonging to a person who had died in a fire, police took a step back, reevaluated the cases, and determined that the mysterious Phantom was the last person

New virus sweeps country – has wiped out more than 10% of America’s pig population with no end in sight

It struck suddenly, last May, at a hog farm in Ohio. Now, a year later, it has spread to 30 states around the United States, wiping out 10 percent of the U.S. pig population. The virus, known as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDv, targets the lining of a pig's small intestine, causing extreme diarrhea. It's highly contagious, extremely potent (a tablespoon of PEDv is enough to wipe out the entire U.S. hog herd) and spreads by contact with infected manure or feed. Nearly every pig infected will die – it has already killed 7 million of America’s 63 million pigs sending pork prices through the roof. The PEDv virus is nearly identical to one that infected pigs in China’s Anhui province but scientists have been

High-speed UFO caught on film bursting from clouds near passing airplane

An interesting video of a high-speed UFO emerging from a cloud has shown up on YouTube. The location where the video was shot has not been divulged but it is believed to have been shot on April 25, 2014 using a 300mm lens. Several factors lend credence to its authenticity but at least one factor (in my opinion) casts a bit of doubt on its legitimacy. In the video below, you will see a high speed, saucer-shaped UFO emerge from the clouds behind the airplane and speed quickly towards the left where it disappears from the frame. At full speed, it’s almost too fast to detect. We’ve slowed down the video and included several zoomed-shots to provide a better view of the mysterious craft. In the zoomed views,

That time Lucille Ball picked up spy communications through her dental work

Lucille Ball receives Morse code radio broadcast through dental fillings Lucille Ball, the zany comedic redhead (she was a natural brunette) that starred in popular television shows such as I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Here’s Lucy, was one of the most influential comedic stars in U.S. history. Lucy was the first woman to head a major television studio, the first to film before a live studio audience (with multiple cameras), and the first to use side-by-side sets during filming – a string of firsts that solidified her legendary status in comedic TV sitcom history. And as portrayed in her popular television series, life with Lucille Ball was never mundane, as evidenced by a bizarre true-life incident she recounted during a live 1974 appearance on the

Terrifying EVP recorded in 100-year-old hotel in upstate New York will leave you speechless (2007)

The Most Horrific EVP Ever Recorded I find most EVP recordings mundane but this one, which has come to be known as The Most Horrific EVP Ever Recorded, will definitely send chills shimmering down your spine. What follows is an EVP recorded by the Central New York Ghost Hunters (CNYGH) in January 2007 during an overnight stay at an 100-year-old hotel in upstate New York. CNYGH explained that the hotel structure was built in the late 1800’s and has long been reputed to be an extremely active haunted location. Per the owner’s request, the name of the hotel has never been released to the public. Members of Central New York Ghost Hunters set up their equipment at the hotel on a Friday evening. During their one night stay,

Strange smoky ghostly figure captured on video gliding through stands during Bolivian soccer game

A strange ghostly figured was captured on video during the taping of a Bolivian soccer game last week. The dark silhouetted figure can be seen gliding at a fast, steady clip through the crowd. The ghostly figure seemingly passes through fans and a concrete barrier separating two sections of the stadium’s stands. Fans do not seem to react as the smoky figure speeds by (or through) them. The spectre was captured during a television broadcast on April 17, 2014 during a soccer game in the Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz, Bolivia. Fans, who noted that this is not the first time a ghostly presence has presented itself at a soccer game, have been spooked by the ghostly video that is now running viral through their

Oldest (1894) known photograph of Bigfoot surfaces

An unusual (but well circulated) photo of a purported dead Bigfoot has been discovered to have been taken over 100 years ago. According to Bigfoot Casebook, the photo was shot in 1894 in western Canada by trappers who encountered the Bigfoot creature near their cabin and promptly shot him dead. The photograph bears the following writing on the back: Year 1894 Yalikom River Around Lilliott B.C. Forestry- Hudsonbay Co. They took the picture and the Guy that was in the picture went & stole them back from the forestry records (hudsonbay co.) I believe his last name was Holiday (Don't know the first name) Never took all the pictures (only one) and took pictures of the rest. (Glass Plate Photography) Other than the writing on the back, very little else is known about the photograph.  Some think it

Miracle – boy survives sub-zero temperatures and near-zero oxygen during five-hour flight in wheel well of airplane

  It’s a rare event and even rarer if the person attempting it survives. The FAA says that since 1947, there have been around 100 people known to have stowed away in wheel wells of an airplane. Most of them died. But this week a 16-year-old boy survived a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii hidden in a wheel well of a commercial Boeing 767 airplane. Aviation experts are calling it a “miracle”. Authorities say the boy ran away from home after a fight with his parents, jumped the airport fence, and ran across the tarmac to the first airplane he could find. He climbed onto the wheel of the Boeing 767 and up into the wheel well where he remained for the five-hour plus flight from

Nowhere to run – family car catches on fire inside safari park’s Lion enclosure

The Clements family, mother Helen and her two children, found themselves in an unusual, and harrowing situation this week after their car caught on fire during a visit to the Longleat Safari Park, a drive-through safari park in Wiltshire, England. With horribly bad timing, their car burst into flames while the family was parked inside the lion enclosure watching the lions.  Clements told reporters: “It could have been in the flamingos or the camels but no, it had to be in the lion enclosure.” The family believes the car caught on fire while they were parked because it overheated. Initially Clements believed the smoke was steam but as it darkened, she realized the car was on fire. She sounded the car’s horns and began to exit the vehicle when

Weather experts baffled after mysterious black ring appears in skies above England

16-year-old Georgina Heap was playing tennis with her mother on Friday evening, April 11, 2014 when she looked up at the sky and noticed a mysterious black ring floating high in the air. She grabbed her iPhone and quickly snapped a picture. The huge black ring was spotted in the skies above Leamington Spa, a spa town in central Warwickshire, England, and remained in sky for about three minutes before disappearing completely (or “burning off”).  Weather experts are baffled by what they describe as a "real-life X-Files" event. The giant black ring resembles an extremely well-defined smoke ring but police said there were no reports of fires in the area at the time of the sighting. Weather experts are baffled, and say the clearly-defined black ring

Unexplained – Cherry tree seeds sent to space station grow into mutant plants on earth

As part of an educational program for Japanese children, several cherry tree stones (the hard inner layer that contains the seed) were carried to the International Space Station by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata in November 2008. Once returned to earth, the seeds were planted in various locations throughout Japan with expectations that the cherry trees would mature and blossom several years later. Surprisingly, and with no scientific explanation, the plants somehow blossomed years earlier than expected - and with a bizarre mutant flower formation that nobody has seen before. The cherry tree stones were collected from dozens of trees across Japan with a carefully timed plan in place. Once the seeds returned to Earth (after eight months orbiting in space), the children would replant them and

Lewis-Clark Valley Serial Killer – 35 years later, frustrated police believe they know who killer is but lack evidence to make arrest

Life in the Lewis-Clark Valley grows complicated after a serial killer strikes their quiet rural communities Life in rural America is supposed to be relaxing, simple, and even mundane. But for three years in the late 70’s, life in communities in and around the Lewis-Clark Valley was anything but ordinary. Parents shuffled their youth to school in groups and children were told to never be alone outside after dark. During those three years, five youth had disappeared. When human body parts were found wrapped in black garbage bags, floating in the nearby Snake River, police knew they had a serial killer running rampant in their community. In fact, they were even certain they knew who the killer was. Regardless, lack of evidence and one critical missing

NASA’s Curiosity rover captures odd shard of light bursting from surface of Mars

We’re not going to file this one under paranormal events just yet but still, it’s an interesting development. Eagle eyes have spotted an odd shard of light that seems to be erupting from the surface of Mars. Altered Dimensions verified that the photo is available on NASA’s website and has not been altered in any way. Two explanations thus far include missing photo image data (not likely since the light shows a distinct rounded-bottom and seems to overlay the terrain above and behind it) or possibly a reflection off of, well, we’re not sure what it would be reflecting off of and hence, the mystery. NASA has not publicly commented on the photo, which was taken by the rover’s right-hand navigation camera, nor offered an explanation

The Philip Experiment – did a 1972 scientific experiment conjure a spirit or create a real ghost?

The 2014 movie The Quiet Ones, portrayed a historic event known as The Philip Experiment. What many do not know is that The Philip Experiment was an actual historic research project conducted by a Toronto organization in 1972 in an effort to prove that paranormal entities such as demons, spirits, ghost, and poltergeists were manifestations produced by human will through expectation, imagination, and visualization. A prominent group of citizens, three men and five women with no interest in the occult, participated in the study, the results of which not only shocked the group but stunned the world. The how and why of The Philip Experiment has never been answered leaving many to wonder - did the group accidentally summon a demonic or spiritual entity or did

Beyond eerie – photographer accidentally captures couples’ suicide leap from bridge

The Wahuan Yangtze bridge, located in the Hubei province in central China, has been dubbed a “lovers’ leap” after the number of people who commit suicide there each year. In 2013, a photographer standing on a viewing platform was snapping pictures of the bridge, which was shrouded in an eerie fog, when he inadvertently captured these memorable photos of a couple’s suicide leap. As he said after the incident, he never even realized the tragedy he had captured on film. “I didn’t even see the first person jump because I was concentrating so much on the camera settings and I didn’t realize at first that I had snapped the man jumping to his death. It was only then after snapping the photograph that I heard someone