Month: May 2015

Historic photos you never knew existed and the bizarre circumstances behind them

Real or fake?  Below are a collection of historic photos, some whimsical, some shocking, some sad – all unusual and thought provoking.  Many are believed to be genuine historical records of the events that unfolded while some will debate the authenticity of a few of these.  I'll leave it to the readers to make up their own minds. The last ever public execution in the United States – 1936 The last public execution was carried out in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1936 when Rainey Bethea was hanged after his conviction for the rape and murder of a 70-year-old woman.  At least 20,000 people descended on the town to witness the execution.   World Record black sea bass (425 lbs.) caught by Edward Llewellen – 1903 Llewellen caught the record bass at

Concerned citizens notify police that a woman was pushing her dead son in a swing throughout the night

The horrors of humanity and fragility of the human mind often make for the most bizarre and heart-wrenching stories imaginable. Such was the case today in La Plata, Maryland. La Plata police say they received a phone call just before 7:00 AM saying that a woman was at the park pushing a toddler “for an unusually long period of time”. As it turns out, the woman had been pushing the toddler in the swing, nonstop, throughout the night. When police arrived at the Willis Memorial Park at 500 St. Mary’s Ave., they found the 24-year-old mother pushing her dead 3-year-old son (JiAire) in a swing. Police say the child showed no signs of trauma and the mother was unable to provide any identifying information. It was

Weird groaning sound heard throughout Germany described as trumpets of God

I’ve written several times about the mysterious sound phenomena occurring throughout the world where an inexplicable loud noise echoes through a region, sometimes lasting for several minutes, with no visible explanation as to the cause. Witnesses say the volume ranges from mild to deafening and describe the sound variously as a metallic-type groaning, a cacophony of orchestra instruments, a loud humming, and the blare of a thousand trumpets. The latest recorded case occurred on April 4, 2015 in Germany. In the video below, to which I’ve added edited segments with increased volume for clarity, we watch as a couple rush to swing open a window to record the unusual noise. A woman asks in German, “What is that?” while a child stands motionless, stunned, in the street below.   Mysterious "Trumpet

Forrest Fenn hidden treasure – millionaire hides chest of gold and jewels and encourages public to head outdoors to find it

In 2009 (or 2010), a New Mexico millionaire (and modern-day Indiana Jones) gave the world a fascinating puzzle when he hid a treasure estimated to be worth between $1-5 million dollars and provided a cryptic poem full of clues hinting at its location. Tens of thousands have trekked through Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming in search of Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure.  To date, the location of the treasure remains a mystery, despite a plethora of clues pointing to its location. About Forrest Fenn Forrest Fenn, millionaire writer, art dealer, and artifact collector, says he hid his treasure to get people off of their couches and into the wilderness. To say Forrest Fenn himself is a modern-day Indiana Jones would be an understatement. Fenn flew more than 300 missions in Vietnam and

Jade Helm 15 military operation – the scary truth behind America’s largest-ever military exercise on civilian soil

The rumors began on March 13, 2015 when U.S. citizens first learned about the shadowy military operation known as Jade Helm (or Jade Helm 15). The size and scope of Jade Helm (the operation will be conducted over seven different states throughout the Southwest) sets the exercise apart from any other military exercise in history - never before has a drill of this scope and magnitude taken place on US sovereign soil. The official Special Operations Command stance is that the civilian operation locations were chosen because the terrain is “similar to conditions special operations forces operate in overseas”. Detractors however, find federal military personnel operating covertly in American cities throughout the southwest USA alarming and cite plenty of reasons to suspect there is more