Strange

Info and tidbits on strange things you probably did not know.

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

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

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.

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

The Doomsday Clock – grim reminder inches closer and closer to human extinction

The Doomsday Clock hangs on a wall in the University of Chicago where the hour hand sits at 12 o'clock.  The minute hand has only changed nineteen times, inching closer towards midnight, marking the countdown to global catastrophe and human extinction. The clock has been maintained since 1947 by the members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board.  The decision to move the clock or not is led by a group of scientists and intellectuals, including 15 Nobel laureates.. The closer the Clock inches toward midnight, the more vulnerable the scientists believe the world is to global disaster. Originally, the Clock represented an analogy for the threat of global nuclear war; however, since 2007 it has also reflected climate change, and new developments in the

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

Malawi’s bizarre rite of passage for young girls and the “Hyenas” who initiate them into womanhood

Warning: The following article is shocking and disturbing. Some readers may be offended by its content which includes frank discussion of a shocking rite of passage practiced in Malawi – the initiation of young Malawian girls into womanhood through “sex camps” and “sexual cleansing”. Malawi, located in southeast Africa, is one of the most underdeveloped countries on the planet. Guided by high rates of infant mortality and HIV/Aids, the area has one of the lowest rates of life expectancy on earth. Adding to their economic and health problems is a shocking societal problem – a bizarre rite of passage for girls as young as 6-years-old that is conducted in order to initiate them into womanhood. It’s called kusasa fumbi or “sexual cleansing” and requires a hired-man,

Airline pilot bets he can land while blindfolded – crashes plane killing 70 passengers (1986)

On October 20, 1986, the seven-man crew of a Tu-134A aircraft departed from Koltsovo Airport (Sverdlovsk in the Urals, Russia) on route to Grozny aboard Aeroflot Flight 6502. To the 85 passengers, it was a routine flight. However, to pilot in command Alexander Kliuyev, the trip needed a little spice. While approaching a stopover landing at the Kurumoch Airport, co-pilot Gennady Zhirnov proposed an outlandish dare. Kliuyev agreed and made a bet that he could make an instrument-only landing while blindfolded (some reports say the cockpit windows were curtained). At 3:48 PM, at a height of 1,300 feet, flight engineers pulled blinds over the windshield. Foregoing any visual contact or radio-controlled assistance, Kliuyev began his attempt to touch down while flying blind. At around 215 feet, the aircraft

Monstrous tumors from hell – “teratoma” tumors found to grow hair, teeth, limbs, organs, and even eyeballs while inside human host

Like something from a horror movie, an evil twin growing inconspicuously inside a human host, they’re called teratoma tumors and thankfully, they are extremely rare. Cases have been reported of teratoma tumors growing organs, hair, teeth, bone, hands, feet, torsos, and sometimes even eyes. If visions of an evil twin come to mind, hold on tight. These things are nature’s most horrendous twist. What is a teratoma tumor? The word Teratoma comes from the Greek words “teras” and “onkoma” which appropriately translate to “monster” and “swelling”. It is believed the bizarre tumors come from germ cells, which form human eggs, and is caused by wayward sperm or eggs that erroneously activated. The result is an encapsulated tumor, with tissue or organ components resembling a fetus - that attempts to

Chemtrails and the mysterious orbs often seen flying around them

Many believe that some contrails, those willowy wisps of white vapor released from a jet airplane’s engines, are really “chemtrails” – chemically tainted vapor being purposely released for some unknown but potentially ominous reason. Even stranger than the chemtrails themselves, many witnesses have reported mysterious white or silver orbs moving around and through the chemtrails. In the video below, the mystery deepens as we witness a chemtrail orb ejecting something at high speed ahead of itself. Is it a weapon system? A probe? A geoengineering weather system? Admittedly, I’m at a loss on this one… Contrails of chemtrails – what is the difference? Normal contrails (condensation trails) are formed when the hot humid exhaust from an airplane jet engine disperses into the colder surrounding atmosphere. The result is

Internet’s most disturbing photograph begs question: Who was Jeff the Killer?

Known as Jeff the Killer, he became one of the Internet’s most disturbing legends and favorite bogeyman. His picture shows a pale, nose-less person with soulless eyes and an odd, almost Joker-like grin on his face. The creepy picture spawned several horror fiction stories, YouTube videos, and even a Jeff the Killer video game. But what is the true origin of the eerie 2008 photograph that appeared suddenly on the Internet with little or no explanation striking fear and wonderment in all who viewed it? The origin of the Jeff the Killer legend Jeff the Killer appeared on the Internet sometime during or prior to 2008 with no explanation. The photo spread fast and theories spilled forward as quickly as the photo circulated throughout the Internet. As

High speed highway motorcycle crash – rider flips, lands on feet on roof of car [video]

Spiderman’s got nothing on this fortunate motorcycle rider. Check out the video below which was shot via an automobile dashcam. Pay attention to the black car in the right lane. Out of view (behind the filming car), a motorcyclist travelling at a high rate of speed is beginning to switch lanes to move in front of the filming car. As the motorcyclists enters the black car’s blind spot, the black car also begins to change lanes to move in front of the filming car. As a result, the motorcycle slams into the back of the car sending the rider head over heels over the trunk of the automobile. Alas, no blood and gore here folks. With catlike reflexes, the rider comes out of the flip

Bizarre accident – man fighting fire dies after accidentally swallowing molten lead (1755)

A no more unusual circumstance than swallowing molten metal can be imagined but in fact, there are many recorded cases of people swallowing molten metals (both by accident and as a method of torture). After a particularly unusual incident in Plymouth, a series of experiments were conducted on dogs, cats, and fowl to determine the effects of swallowing molten material. The case that sparked the interest within the medical community was the death of Henry Hall who accidentally swallowed molten lead while fighting a lighthouse fire in 1755. The death of Henry Hall 94-year-old Henry Hall was a lighthouse keeper who worked on the Eddystone Lighthouse in the English county of Devon. At around 2:00 AM on December 2, 1755, Hall discovered that a spark from a

Beyond eerie – photographer accidentally captures couples’ suicide leap from bridge

The Wahuan Yangtze bridge, located in the Hubei province in central China, has been dubbed a “lovers’ leap” after the number of people who commit suicide there each year. In 2013, a photographer standing on a viewing platform was snapping pictures of the bridge, which was shrouded in an eerie fog, when he inadvertently captured these memorable photos of a couple’s suicide leap. As he said after the incident, he never even realized the tragedy he had captured on film. “I didn’t even see the first person jump because I was concentrating so much on the camera settings and I didn’t realize at first that I had snapped the man jumping to his death. It was only then after snapping the photograph that I heard someone