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That time a pilot survived a B-52 airplane crash despite no obvious exit, no safe landing zone, and two failed parachute deployments – from a plane carrying 2 atomic bombs.

Stop me if you've heard this one before. A pilot survives a plane crash against all odds, despite having no exit point from the crashing plane, no safe zone to land in, and two failed parachute deployments on the way down. Did I mention the airplane was carrying two nuclear bombs? Did I mention one of the radioactive bombs is still buried under a cotton field- in North Carolina? The Operation Chrome Dome program January 1961 was just a typical day for the eight pilots aboard a B-52 bomber. Operation Chrome Dome was in full swing. For 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, multiple B-52 bombers carrying two Mark-39 hydrogen thermonuclear atomic bombs flew above the Northern Hemisphere, waiting for Russia to make a false

Heaven’s Gate – the cult that killed themselves in order to board a waiting UFO hiding behind a comet.

Who were Heaven's Gate? Applewhite’s family could understand how the man they knew - a friendly, happy, caring Christian and devoted husband and father of two - could walk away from everything to found a cult. But that's what Marshall Applewhite did. And not just any cult. Heaven’s Gate was strange even among the bizarre New Age beliefs that were popularized in the 1970s — a time when a generation of free spirits were leaving the conventional behind to find themselves. For one, Heaven’s Gate was the first cult to go hi-tech. It had a website before most traditional businesses did, and its beliefs were meticulously spacey, involving aliens, UFOs, and talk of ascension to the “next level.” Visitors to the website were not quite sure if what

Pilot takes advantage of Nellis air traffic controller’s mistake and gets clearest images of the top-secret Area 51 base we’ve ever seen.

A wily Nevada pilot took advantage of Nellis air traffic controllers in April 2020. The pilot had flown near the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) base before and knew that parts of the highly restricted airspace above the Mojave Desert were sometimes opened if no air traffic was using the space. Knowing this, Gabriel Zeifman notified Groom Lake’s control towers that he was flying toward a destination on the other side of the base. After several tries, he finally found the base “cold” (meaning no military flights were taking place in the airspace), and was given permission to fly across an outermost border. What Area 51 personnel did not know, was that Zeifman’s Cessna 150 carried a powerful camera capable of gleaning clear photos from

The worst psychic medium failure in history captured in a single photograph.

Swedish medium Olof Jonsson claimed a special connection with people. When near a person, he maintained he could tell their life story, their likes and dislikes, and even their thoughts. He said he could touch a person and detect feelings about themselves and other people. He even asserted he could touch an object and establish the identity of people who touched it before him. Thus in 1951, Swedish police sought his help in finding a killer. It was the first, last, and only time the Swedish police used a psychic medium to assist with an investigation. The murder of John Allan Nilsson The victim was John Allan Nilsson. Nilsson’s home had been nearly burned to the ground. Police found the cause to be arson and determined that

The secret app that celebrities and the ultra-rich use to find dates.

It was quietly launched in 2015 and takes great lengths to stay under the radar. Few have even heard of the app. Nobody knows much about its founders. It avoids normal technology hubs and instead conducts business through offices in LA, New York, London, and Paris. Only a select few are allowed into the social network - membership is approved by a secretive anonymous committee. Members must adhere to strict rules of confidentiality. Even an attempt at a screenshot inside the app results in a numbered, filed warning that threatens to revoke your membership if the screenshot shows up on the Internet. The list of the rich and famous who use the app is long and include celebrities such as Skrillex, Elijah Wood, Amy Schumer,

A 3,100-mile race around a single New York City block is so long, you’ll need a haircut before finishing it.

It’s called the Everest of Ultra Running. But Mount Everest has been summitted by more than 4,000 people. The Self Transcendence race has only been finished by 43 people in the 22 years it has been run. It is certified as the world’s longest foot race. Runners run the equivalent of two marathons each day for two months. They do this with only five hours sleep each night. They’ll stress internal organs and destroy from 15-30 pairs of shoes before finishing the race. Almost every racer who enters the race will fail. Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race takes place in New York City on 84th Avenue, along Grand Central Parkway, around Thomas Edison High School, down 168 Street, and

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

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

Why are people all over the world dreaming of this same man?

To date, more than 2,000 people from all over the world have come forward with claims they dreamt of this man in their dreams. They do not know each other, have never met each other, but dream of the same grim-faced man with thick eyebrows and dark peerless eyes. The mystery began in New York City psychiatrist office in 2006. Around 2006, a well-known New York City psychiatrist began drawing sketches of people and places she saw in her dreams. One face stood out – a man who seemed to hover around the edges of her dream, always watching her, never saying a word. She drew a sketch of the man, then forgot about it. After some time, a patient saw the sketch on her desk.

Computer glitch causes every pyrotechnic in 18-minute fireworks show to go off at the same time.

It was the most spectacular pyrotechnic display ever seen – or the worst. This is what it looks like when a computer malfunction causes an 18-minute fireworks show to be compressed into a stunning five-second display. In 2012, the Big Bay Boom fireworks show was about to begin when thousands of people camped out on San Diego Bay were treated to the show of a lifetime. At 8:55 PM, five minutes before the show’s scheduled start, a sudden burst of fireworks shot into the air. The explosion caused a rumble that could be felt throughout the area. Confused spectators milled around waiting for the rest of the show. A few minutes later, the announcement was made. “Go home, people. The show is over.” The next day, the Port

Woman dies for 27 minutes before being revived – unable to speak, her first written message will send chills down your spine.

In 2018, young, healthy Tina Hines had an unexpected cardiac arrest. Her husband, Brian Hines, worked on her until medical personnel arrived. He revived her four times. At the hospital, doctors revived her two more times. Tina was on a defibrillator, unable to breathe, when suddenly, she came back to life. The total time of “death” was estimated to be a remarkable 27 minutes. Upon awakening, Tina was unable to speak because she was intubated, a endotracheal tube hanging from her mouth. She had something important she needed to share though. She motioned frantically for a pen and paper. A family member handed her a personal journal. Tina took the pen and with shaky hands, scrawled her message. For a few minutes, family members stared at the

The Wilhelm Scream- the scream you’ve heard in hundreds of movies from Disney to Star Wars.

The Wilhelm Scream is a stock scream, somewhat comical, and easily recognizable. Once you’ve heard the scream, you’ll notice its use in hundreds of movies, TV shows, cartoons, and video games. If you’ve watched Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story, Titanic, 22 Jump Street, or any of more than 400 other movies – you’ve heard the iconic scream. NOTE: You can listen to the Wilhelm Scream in this video compilation on Altered Dimension's YouTube channel. The Wilhelm Scream made its appearance in its first film, Gary Cooper’s Distant Drums, in 1951. The voice of the scream is unknown but believed to be the voice of singer Sheb Wooley. The scream is named after Private Wilhem, a character in the 1953 Western

London children as young as 4-years-old forced to squeeze through miles of pitch-black, claustrophobic, suffocating 7-inch chimney flues (1800’s).

The child had no choice. Sold as cheap labor by poverty-stricken parents with too many mouths to feed, they were between 4 and 8 years of age, too young to defend themselves or flee their owner and live on their own. Unfortunately, they were just the right size to squeeze into narrow, pitch black, claustrophobic, suffocatingly-hellish 7-inch chimney flues. The dangers child chimney sweeps faced In early 1800 England, immediately after the Industrial Revolution and during the Victorian Era, child chimney sweeps faced a hellish task. They were lowered into narrow chimneys by their owner and forced to clean soot, grime, and creosote from the chimney flue. Falling or being burnt to death was always a possibility but worse, if they lost their way in the complex

That time a sewer worker discovered a drainage pipe leading into a vault full of gold

In the early 1800’s, London’s sewer systems were a mess. Early household cesspools, cisterns located underneath homes that collected waste water sewerage, had migrated to a labyrinth of underground tunnels snaking throughout London. The sewer system was constructed to solve London’s disease problem by directing sewage away from homes and into the Thames river. For the system to work properly, the sewer pipes had to be periodically repaired and cleared of debris. Sewer workers, such as Randolph Gentry, made a decent living doing the dirty work. About 1836, Randolph Gentry was directed to make a repair to a drain in east London, just a few blocks north of the River Thames. During the repair work, Gentry checked ancillary drainage systems to ensure they contained no debris.

The Westall School UFO – Hundreds of students and teachers witness disc-shaped UFO above school in Australia (1966)

In 1966, Australia saw its largest mass UFO sighting in history. For over 20 minutes, more than 300 students, teachers, and others watched as a silver disc-shaped object flew above the school, landed behind it, then took off and sped away. Fifty years later, witnesses to the event still have no explanation for what they saw. April 6, 1966 – the Westall High School UFO On April 6, 1966 at 11:00 AM in a Melbourne, Victoria, Australia suburb known as Clayton South, a class of students and a teacher at Westall High School (now Westall Secondary College) had just completed an outdoor physical education class. It was a sunny, breezy autumn day. As the students filed toward the building, a student noticed an object in the sky.