Month: October 2016

Residents fear world is ending when hellish 140-degree heat burst descends on Kopperl, Texas (1960)

An outside temperature of 120 degrees would be  nightmarish, a temperature of 130 degrees would be  hellish, and surely a 140-degree weather event would be an unsurvivable meteorological impossibility. But it happened - in Texas - in 1960 during a rare weather event called a “heat burst”. The citizens of Kopperl, a small Texas town tucked into a bend of the Brazos River, still talk about the hellish event, referring to the meteorological anomaly as Satan’s Storm. Weather records prove the event truly happened – it’s not a myth – and at the time, citizens believed the apocalypse was descending upon them. Today we know the day-after scene of unbelievable devastation was caused by a weather phenomenon known as a heat burst. It was a warm night on

Missing woman accidentally joins search party looking for – herself

The story began on Saturday, August 25, 2012 after a group that was travelling through Iceland on a tour bus, stopped near a volcanic canyon for a quick view. When the bus reloaded, passengers reported one of the women, described as “Asian, about 5’2”, wearing dark clothing” was missing. A search was mounted in the vicinity of Eldgja canyon which continued throughout the weekend with no sign of the woman found. Then on August 26, 2012, authorities revealed the woman had been found, noting that she never realized she had been missing. It was first reported that the woman stepped off the bus and never returned. In fact, she had simply changed clothes before getting back on the bus. Speaking little English, when she heard about

Bizarre missing-teen case takes strange turn after kidnapping video discovered on YouTube

Nothing about the Kayla Berg missing-persons case makes much sense and today, the case grew stranger after a six-year-old kidnapping video on YouTube, once written off as a hoax, is now being considered an authentic recording of the missing teen, who disappeared in August 2011. The disappearance of Kayla Berg With her 16th birthday just a few weeks away and no driver's license, Kayla Berg accepted a ride to a McDonald’s restaurant in Antigo, Wisconsin so she could speak with a friend who worked there. Her mother recalls Kayla checking in. “She had called me that afternoon, on August 11, around 1 or 2 and said she was going to hang around at her dad's. She said, 'I love you,' and I said, 'Love you back.'” Driven by a

Sawney Bean and his 48-member backwoods cannibalistic clan terrorize 14th century Scotland.

Who was Sawney Bean? Alexander “Sawney” Bean was born in the 14th century in East Lothian, Scotland, about ten miles from Edinburgh. His father supported the family through yardwork, ditch digging, and hedging. Sawney tried his hand at yardwork but found the amount of effort required to be distasteful. He preferred an easier trade, one that took advantage of others with little effort required. When Sawney reached adulthood, he left home with a local woman (sometimes identified as Black Agnes Douglas) and moved to Bennane Head, Scotland, on the southwest coast of Scotland. At Benane Head, the Beans lived in a cave, which was said to be about 200 yards deep. The entrance to the grotto was covered with water during high tide and thus the abode,

Video from Thailand captures dark apparition exiting woman’s body just moments after death

Video captured an inexplicable ghostly apparition in Lopburi, Thailand following a traffic accident involving a passenger vehicle striking a motorcycle carrying two people. A woman on the motorbike was knocked off the bike when the automobile slammed into it, knocking her into a power pole. Sadly, the woman was killed instantly. A video of the aftermath shows the woman laying on the ground as a black orb visibly emerges from her chest. A passenger leaps from the car and runs toward the ghostly figure, wildly waving his hands. The apparition hovers above the body for several seconds, then vanishes.  

Eerie leering skull face formed in Hurricane Matthew radar image

As Hurricane Matthew approached Florida’s east coast on October 4, 2016, a meteorologist from The Weather Channel noted a particularly disturbing pattern in the radar image. At first, viewers thought the image was fake but news outlets verified that the image is indeed legit.  In the radar shot above, you can see a clearly defined skull face complete with eye, nose, teeth, lips and evil, leering grin. The image was captured on infrared radar as the storm moved over western Haiti.  The "eye" in the image is of course the eye of the Hurricane Matthew storm.   NASA Earth Science Office's Paul Meyer told CNN that the sinister picture looks like a skull because of the radar's colors focused on the eye of the hurricane. The skull's

The real-life exorcism of Ronald Hunkeler – the true story that inspired The Exorcist

  In the beginning, Ronald Hunkeler was an anonymous boy, referred to variously as Ronald Doe, Robbie Mannheim, John Hoffman, or Roland Doe. Subject of a demonic possession, the events surrounding his exorcism were carefully documented by attending priest Raymond Bishop. Dr. J. B. Rhine, director of the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University, called the case the “most impressive manifestation he has heard of in the poltergeist field.” Decades later, the terrifying events were portrayed in the book and subsequent blockbuster movie, The Exorcist. Reports of a demonic possession surface In mid-1949, communities around Washington D.C. were riled after several newspapers printed reports of a demonic possession and exorcism that took place in Maryland. According to reports, more than forty-eight people witnessed the events. Newspapers hid the trued