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World Trade Center photographer’s last picture before North Tower collapsed on top of him

// January 13th, 2015 // No Comments » // People in Unusual Circumstances

54-year-old William G. Biggart first heard about the World Trade Center terrorist attacks from a passing taxi driver. News that a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center prompted Biggart to rush to his apartment near Union Square and grab three of his cameras – two film and one digital. He then walked […]

The horrifying sound of an Aztec Death Whistle will make your skin crawl

// December 2nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Lost Civilizations

Aztec Death Whistle skull thumb

For decades, archaeologists thought the ancient Aztec Death Whistles were nothing more than disturbing skull-shaped toys for Aztec children. They studied how they looked, how they were made, and where they were found. But nobody thought to blow into one. When they did, they found that the disquietingly-decorated skull-shaped clay objects made a spine-chilling noise […]

New university research study supplies evidence of “life after death” in near-death experiences

// October 8th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

University of Southampton researchers have completed the largest ever medical study of near-death experiences (NDEs) and out-of-body experiences (OBEs). From a four-year study of more than 2,000 people at 15 hospitals throughout the United Kingdom, United States, and Austria who “died” from cardiac arrests and were resuscitated, they found that nearly 40 percent of people […]

Holy man claims he can bring dead back to life – kills volunteer, flubs resurrection

// September 23rd, 2014 // No Comments » // News

A pir (a Muslim saint or holy man) in Pakistan excited the villagers of Mubarakabad, Bahawalnagar when he announced he could bring the dead back to life. Muhammad Sabir had already gained notoriety for his ability to perform miracles and was popular amongst the villagers. When he announced he could breathe life back into a […]

The Dylatov Pass Incident – what slaughtered nine young hikers in the Russian wilderness? (1959)

// June 9th, 2014 // No Comments » // People in Unusual Circumstances

Nine seasoned hikers die inexplicable deaths One January 25, 1959, nine hikers from the Soviet Union’s Ural Polytechnic Institute set off from the city of Sverdlovsk (1,200 miles east of Moscow) on a three-week cross-country skiing expedition to the nearby Otorten Mountain range. Led by enthusiastic 23-year-old Igor Dyatlov, the group boarded a train in […]

After at least four villagers dead, 2,200 lb. man-eating crocodile captured in Uganda

// April 4th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

A one-ton crocodile was captured at Lake Victoria, Uganda yesterday. The beast had already killed at least four men (some reports indicate six) and injured many others when villagers begged the Uganda Wildlife Authority to hunt the creature down. After a four-day search, the 20-foot croc was captured using meat on a hook, towed to […]

Ebola outbreak in Africa has reached epidemic proportions

// March 24th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

The images are horrifying – a virus which spreads through blood, feces, even sweat, and causes profuse bleeding and necrosis (death of body tissue). 90% of those who become infected die – and now an outbreak is ripping through the region of Guinea in Africa infecting nearly 100 people thus far.

800-year-old monk remains found sticking out of cliff face

// March 14th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

Mandy Ewington was strolling along a British coastline when she looked up and noticed two odd-looking “tubes” sticking out of the face of a cliff. She quickly recognized the protruding white tubes for what they were, femur bones, and snapped pictures which she sent to leading coastal archaeologist Karl-James Langford. Langford also recognized the grisly […]

Funeral home workers preparing to embalm body of dead man find man is still alive

// March 4th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

78-year-old Walter Williams, described by family members as a “fighter”, appeared to have died in his Lexington, Mississippi home on February 26, 2013. The coroner arrived at the home and finding no pulse, pronounced him dead. Family members watched as emergency personnel “put him in a body bag and zipped it up”. Williams was then […]

Atomic wedgie kills Oklahoma man: underwear’s elastic waistband pulled over man’s head suffocates him to death

// January 9th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

Oklahoma authorities have arrested a 33-year-old man who they say killed his stepfather by giving him an “atomic wedgie” that caused the victim to suffocate on his own underwear. 33-year-old Brad Lee Davis was fighting with 58-year-old Denver St. Clair (the man’s stepfather) at their residence in McLoud, Oklahoma (just east of Oklahoma City) when […]

The mysterious case of Elisa Lam – bizarre behavior caught on video prefaces drowning death in hotel rooftop water tank

// December 16th, 2013 // No Comments » // Unsolved

In February 2013, after hotel residents complained of funny-tasting water and poor water pressure, 21-year-old Elisa Lam, a student from Vancouver, Canada, was found dead inside the Cecil Hotel’s rooftop water tank in Los Angeles. The coroner’s finding was surprising to many – accidental death by drowning – despite the fact that no drugs nor […]

Ten seconds of light – mysterious beam of light shines down on body of boxer killed in ring (1913)

// December 16th, 2013 // No Comments » // Strange Events

On May 24, 1913, up-and-coming boxer Luther McCarty kissed his wife and young son goodbye and headed from his home in Wild Horse Canyon, Nebraska to the boxing ring in Calgary, Alberta where the heavyweight hopeful would face his next opponent, Arthur Pelkey. The match would not proceed beyond the first round and the boxing […]

British: Dead MI6 agent found padlocked inside own gym bag probably a self-inflicted accident

// November 14th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

In a classic WTF moment, the ruling on the death of MI6 espionage agent Gareth Williams has been changed. Originally the secret code breaker’s death was ruled a “unnatural and likely criminally meditated act” after his lifeless body was found stuffed inside his own padlocked gym bag. Now British police say that Williams’ death was […]

“Island of the Dolls” – site of little girls death is adorned with hundreds of creepy, dead-eyed dolls hanging from the trees

// October 30th, 2013 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

It’s a common theme in horror movies – creepy, dead-eyed dolls dangling from a cord hung from a tree. If the scenario gets your chest a thumping, you may want to visit Mexico’s Isla de las Munecas, or Island of the Dolls, where the entire island looks like it came straight from a horror movie […]

14-year-old boy killed after being impaled on bull horn statue at Texas Tech campus

// June 25th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

A 14-year-old boy was tragically killed this weekend after being impaled on a bull statue on the Texas Tech University campus. The young victim, Miguel Martinez, and the family of his best friend Jeremy, went for a walk early Saturday morning outside the National Ranching Heritage Museum (located on the Texas Tech campus) when the […]

 

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