Month: August 2019

DARPA issues urgent (and creepy) call for access to privately owned “underground tunnels”.

The requirements are unusual – complex structures with multiple levels, ideally covering “several city blocks”. Oh, and they need to be underground. That’s the “urgent” call DARPA issued this week to private company and university-managed underground tunnels. And it’s got people freaked out. DARPA issued the call on August 20th and pointed out that tunnel owners have only until August 30th to offer their underground spaces which DARPA says will be used for “research and experimentation” purposes. Of course, this led to the public asking, “Why does DARPA want access to massive underground tunnels and what are they *really* going to do with them?” It was proposed that the purpose of DARPA's request was for an underground "urban circuit" contest but no explanation was offered for why

Kansas City woman visits doctor for “water in ear”, doctors find highly venomous brown recluse spider nested deep inside her ear canal.

Susie Torres visited her Kansas City doctor for what she believed was “water in her ear”. It’s a familiar feeling for most – an uncomfortable pressure and slight tickle when water trapped inside the ear canal moves and sloshes about. In Torre’s case however, the final diagnosis was the stuff of nightmares. A medical assistant examined Torres’ ear using a traditional otoscope, a magnification tool used to peer deep inside the ear canal. Torres says the assistant looked alarmed and said, “I’m going to get a couple more people” before running from the room. As she left the room, the assistant told her: “I think you have an insect in there.” Torres says she did not panic even though she was left not knowing exactly what was

Man wearing TV on head drops more than 50 TV sets on random front porches.

Doorbell surveillance cameras across Virginia captured video of a mysterious man with a TV set over his head laying older television sets on various people's front porches. Outdated TV boxes were found at more than 50 homes. One lucky resident told reporters: "We got an old tube-style TV, 13 inch!" Officers worked throughout the day collecting the old sets and hauling them away. "The police did a great job of coming up and collecting them all." Police say a similar incident occurred in Glen Allen, Virginia last August making it appear as if the special delivery is set to be an annual event. Police say the only crime they can come up with is "illegal dumping". Sources: ABC News

The bizarre Russian cult that buried themselves alive – more than two-dozen men, women, and children buried alive to achieve salvation.

The road to redemption is never an easy path but for a shadowy cult in a small Russian village, the way was particularly difficult. To achieve salvation, they had to die. But not only did they have to perish, they had to depart life in a most horrific way. For these unfortunate believers, in order to reach paradise, they had to be buried alive. Liman, Russia – 1896 The tiny village of Liman is located twenty-eight miles from Tiraspol in the province of Kherson in what is now modern-day Ukraine. It was a small village of about thirty people, most of who belonged to a cult known as Raskol Niki (or Raskoinki). Raskol Niki was a vague subsect of a religious division known as the Old Believers

Scientists capture “ancient” shark that is more than 500 years old.

It's likely the world's oldest living vertebrate – a massive Greenland shark believed to be up to 512-years-old. The shark was discovered in the North Atlantic Ocean and given it's age, was born sometime around 1505 – during the reign of King Henry VIII. The sharks' skin was wrinkled and worn with several visible scars. Experts used the shark's length and radio carbon dating to determine its age. Sources: News AU

Eight mysterious repeating radio bursts have been detected coming from the far reaches of space.

Earlier this year, only a single repeating FSB (fast radio burst) had been discovered. The mysterious repeating radio burst had been detected from the far reaches on the universe and then lost. This week, scientists say they have discovered an astonishing eight new repeating radio signals. Seven of the repeating radio signals fired only once showed a downward drift in frequency but the eighth one fired a pattern of signals three different times. The signals were detected by the CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) radio telescope. CHIME monitors a broad swath of the sky and unlike other radio telescopes, listens for lower range of frequencies. The results are analyzed by scientists and artificial intelligence algorithms. "It's a great way of developing the kinds of techniques that

Woman survives fall from plane after parachute and backup parachute fail to open.

  A 30-year-old woman has survived a fall from an airplane after her parachute and backup parachute failed to open. The woman, an experienced skydiver, had jumped at the skydiving facility Parachutisme Adrenaline in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec when her chutes failed to open. She fell approximately 1-mile to the ground. A witness told reporters: "We watched all the way to the end. We kept hoping something would happen." Another witness witness said he noticed a skydiver falling much faster than the others and watched and waited for her chutes to open. They never did. "It's a miracle. I don't know how a person can survive a fall from an airplane like that." The woman landed on trees near the landing area which cushioned the landing. She suffered several fractures including a

Russian authorities deny nuclear weapons explosion poses radiation risk but order residents to stay indoors and take iodine tablets.

Russian authorities are claiming it was a rocket explosion but residents in the area near the village of Nyonoksa in Arkhangelsk region say it is a nuclear weapons test facility – and today they had an explosion so large, nearby towns have been instructed to stay indoors and take iodine tablets. Shipping in a nearby bay was immediately closed off and the town of Severodvinsk (population 185,000) reported a spike in radiation levels. The Russian defense ministry initially claimed radiation levels in the area were normal before ultimately admitting to the explosion after a video of the event leaked on the Internet. Greenpeace is reporting radiation levels that are 20-times normal in areas as far as 20 miles from the accident site. The environmental group said

The history of the top-secret Dulce Base – an underground base in New Mexico reported to be home of alien research facility.

Residents from Dulce, New Mexico will attest that the Archuleta Mesa in New Mexico has seen its share of bizarre events. Dulce, a border town near the Colorado-New Mexico border, is remote, largely unpopulated (Dulce has a population of only around 3,000 people), and is the tribal headquarters of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. According to several reports, it is the home of the top-secret Dulce Base – a research and military facility operated jointly between humans and alien beings from another world. Paul Bennewitz picks up strange radio signals The rumors of a base in Dulce began in 1979. Paul Bennewitz, a local electrician with a doctorate in physics, was researching classified government programs at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Part of his researched