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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

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,

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

The Vatican secret library – what mysteries lay hidden in the Holy See’s Vatican Secret Archive

In Vatican City, the walled enclave within the city or Rome, there is an archive containing more than 75,000 codices from throughout history and an estimated 1.1 million ancient printed books. It was officially designated the Vatican Apostolic Library (aka Vatican Library or the Vat) in 1475 although the collection is much, much older – one of the oldest in the world. If you are a researcher, and can sufficiently document your need for access, the collection is open for limited periods of time – except for a section of the library known officially as the Vatican Secret Archives. About the Vatican Secret Archives (aka Vatican Secret Library) From the main library, go by the way of Porta Angelica, through Porta di Santa Anna and you will

Lainz Angels of Death – four nurses systematically murder hundreds of patients in Vienna hospital

Beginning in 1983, a series of crimes occurred in Vienna, Austria that Chancellor Franz Vranitzky called “the most brutal and gruesome crime in Austria’s history”. The crimes took place within the walls of the Lainz General Hospital and would prove so horrifying, the four nurses who committed them would come to be known as The Angels of Death. Together, for seven years between 1983 and 1989, they killed scores of people. Waltraud Wagner kills 77-year-old woman to “ease her pain” 23-year-old Waltraud Wagner worked the graveyard shift at Lainz General Hospital, a picturesque facility fixed into the side of a hill next to the Vienna Woods. With over 2,000 staff members watching over patients, Lainz was the fourth largest medical facility in Vienna and considered one of

Collection of historic vintage UFO photos (before we had Photoshop)

During the Golden Age of UFO sightings, the time between 1940 and 1970, thousands of UFO reports were submitted to officials, many of which were held for decades before being released to the public.  Included in these reports are many notable photographs purported to depict UFO's, or flying saucers as they were known at the time.  Below is a collection of the most popular historic UFO photographs from as early as 1870. UFO over Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. December 29, 1953     This is widely believed to be a photo of the infamous UFO over Westall Scondary College in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, witnessed by more than 200 students and teachers as it descended into an open, grassy field. The only official explanation to date is "experimental craft". 1966   UFO in

Robert Pickton- pig farm serial killer murdered more than 30 woman then fed them to his pigs

Robert Pickton – pig farm serial killer By all accounts, the owner of the Pickton pig farm, Robert Pickton, was an odd duck - quiet, hard to strike up a conversation with, and nervously fearful of others. Born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, his mother recognized at an early age that something was not right with Robert. As a result, he was marginalized by society, shunned by women, and dominated by his younger brother, David. A bartender at a venue Robert frequented said he was much less of a man than he pretended to be. “He was a wannabe, you know, he wanted to be a biker, a Hells Angel, a mean leather guy. But everyone knew he was a weasel, a wannabe. I

Experts say this magical numerological chart has predicted stock market for over 100 years.

It’s an almost-magical chart that has accurately predicted more than 90% of stock and real estate market movements for the past 100 years and has the ability to predict market changes through an infinite future. It’s based primarily on the numerological change of the moon’s angle that occurs every 18.6 years. Few are aware of its existence. Skeptical? Economist Fred Foldvary used the chart to predict the devastating 2008 recession – more than a decade before it happened. In 1997, he wrote: “The next major bust, 18 years after the 1990 downturn, will be around 2008, if there is no major interruption such as a global war.” Gann’s chart successfully predicted the historical stock market lows in 1914, 1933, 1952, and 1970. It predicted the Great Depression. WD

Exciting discovery of Proxima-B planet confirms prior claims of alien life in Proxima Centauri star system

The cases were completely separate but eerily similar. Both took place about 60 years ago (1950’s) and both involved witnesses speaking of alien inhabitants of a planet in the Proxima Centauri star system, a system about 4 light years away from earth. They told of a triple-star system and an earth-like planet that never grew dark. They described a sophisticated species who had visited earth several times before. The claims they made were bizarre, outlandish even, and in some cases contained scientific and technological revelations that were so advanced, even scientists today cannot completely grasp the concepts they unveiled. Most passed off the cases as fantastical tales from a troubled soul or highly imaginative mind. However, in 2016, a ground-breaking astronomical discovery called both cases back

Charles Manson – Helter Skelter guides Manson Family on murderous rampage thru LA

Charles Manson and the Manson Family murders Huddled in Charles (Charlie) Manson’s commune in an abandoned movie set in the California desert,  the Manson Family lived under the belief that an apocalyptic race war called “Helter Skelter” was destined to reap impending doom on the world while bequeathing an enormous power base to the Manson Family. In order to precipitate the war, the Manson Family committed nine murders over four locations during a five-week period in the summer of 69. The events ended the Decade of Love and introduced the world to a real-life monstrosity that prior to, Americans thought only existed in their worst dreams. Who was Charles Manson? Charles Manson’s childhood is difficult to discern because, as with much of Manson’s narratives, the story changed often. He

Russia’s mystical “Nooscope” device – can global human consciousness be manipulated by a machine?

Meet Anton Vaino When in early August 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin selected 44-year-old Anton Vaino (or Vayno) as his new chief of staff, very little was known about the man. He had participated in no press interviews during the past year and had little personal biography openly available. It was known that he previously served as a foreign diplomat and was currently acting as deputy chief of staff when Putin selected him to replace his old KGB colleague, Sergei Ivanov, but other than that, Anton Vaino was a ghost. Seeking information on Russia's new Veep, researchers looked into Vaino’s academic work and stumbled across a startling discovery. What they found looked like something straight from the pages of a science fiction novel – only the story

What happened to the bodies of 9/11 victims that are missing to this day?

The September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center towers killed over 2,996 people and produced a profound emotional impact in the lives of every American. Decades later, with retribution for the evil acts all but impossible, the 9/11 attacks are still a touchy subject among American citizens sparking anger, hurt, and shame. Of the nearly 3,000 victims, it is estimated that 2,750 died from blunt impact injuries. Of those, fewer than 1,600 victims were identified leaving more than 1,100 people who simply vanished without a trace.  The reluctance to delve into the aftermath of the attacks leaves one important question unanswered, a question that has graced everyone’s mind at one time or another – what happened to the bodies of the missing 9/11 victims? Identifying those

The murder of Teresa Halbach and Manitowoc County’s bizarre investigation of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey

It has been called one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in American history. The wrongful conviction and subsequent prison release of Steven Avery in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, spurned nationwide news, television interviews, and a Netflix documentary (Making a Murderer). Upon his release from prison his father warned him, “Manitowoc County’s not done with you. They are not even close to being done with you.” Less than two years later, his father’s words would ring true when Avery, along with his nephew Brendan Dassey, was again accused of a heinous crime – this time the abduction, sexual assault, and murder of local photographer, Teresa Halbach. The Avery’s – trying to fit a square peg into a round hole Manitowoc County, Wisconsin is a typical American farming community, hardworking,