Google Earth released updated photos of Area 51 – imagery shows new construction on base

Many think the notorious top-secret Area 51 base has gone off the books. New satellite photos from Google Earth show that not only is the base still operating, it’s being expanded. The satellite images are the first new images from Google since 2011. In the photos we can see a newly constructed building on the southern end of the base and it’s clear that the new structure is the tallest on the base. The purpose of the building is not known. Other areas of the base appear to have expanded too, particularly Area 6 which is believed to be the location for top-secret drone testing. Of course, publicly-available satellite imagery are low-res versions and it can be assumed the Air Force was aware of the satellite flyover and

Clearly visible, unexplained ghostly hand rests on girl’s shoulder in 1900 Belfast photo

The spooky photograph above was taken in 1900 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and shows a group of linen mill girls in their work clothes, toolsets tied about their waists. One girl, pictured on the second row, far right, appears stand-offish from the others. Identified as Ellen Donnelly, her granddaughter explained: "I don't really believe in ghosts – but there have been a few odd going-ons around this photo!" So what is so unusual about the photo? Look at the girl’s right shoulder. There's an unidentifiable disembodied ghostly hand gripping her shoulder! The family had long wondered about the freakish hand resting on the girl’s shoulder. Experts have said the photo is untouched but have been unable to identify the clearly visible hand-like thing resting on her shoulder. It doesn’t look

The Waiting for Death photo – photographer captures memorable dying child scene, then kills himself

Captured by photographer Kevin Carter in 1992, it came to be known as the Waiting for Death photo and went on to win the 1994 Pulitzer Prize. The graphic picture shows a starving Sudanese child collapsed on the ground, kneeling, waiting for death as a wide-eyed vulture sits patiently in the background, waiting for its next meal. When the picture was published in the New York Times on March 26, 1993, the international community was horrified – and awakened - while the toll from the horrors he witnessed led Carter down a path of destruction. Kevin Carter travels with Operation Lifeline Sudan Kevin Carter traveled to Sudan in 1993 alongside a United Nations group tasked with assisting starving Sudanese under the umbrella of Operation Lifeline Sudan. Sudan already had a long and

That time a surge in fogged pictures let Kodak discover radiation from secret nuclear testing was raining all over the world (1950’s)

The problems began in 1946 when Eastman Kodak noticed an uptick in complaints from customers regarding bad film. Customers were regularly calling Kodak and complaining about film they had bought coming out splotchy and fogged. Kodak was a powerhouse in the industry at the time and could not have their good name soiled. They set their top scientists on a mission to find out why. Equipment was tested and chemicals were analyzed but Kodak could find no explanation for the surge of fogged film that was ruining customers’ pictures. As a last resort, Kodak tested the film’s cardboard packaging – and they found large amounts of radioactive iodine-131. Kodak, who had some of the best scientists of the era on staff, traced the problem to fallout from American

Are “invisible terrestrial entities” all around us? Physicist says yes, and has photos to back it up.

Dr. Ruggero Santilli, a notable expert in physics and mathematics, gets no respect. According to many scientists, he’s a crank. Santilli however, says there is an “effective conspiracy to suppress, or refuse to investigate, novel theories which may conflict with established scientific theories. Such will surely be the case with Santilli’s newest discovery – a concave-lens telescope that reveals an invisible part of the universe many of us would just as soon stay tucked behind the curtain. Santilli's telescope detects Invisible Terrestrial Entities (ITEs) Unlike normal telescopes which use convex lenses, Santilli’s telescope was developed with a concave lens. According to Santilli (with pictures to back it up) his invention lets us see “entities in our terrestrial environment that are invisible to our eyes and conventional Galileo telescopes”

Man buys $2 tintype photo at junk shop – discovers it’s only the 2nd known photo of Billy the Kid worth estimated $5 million dollars

One man is a lot happier and possibly $5 million dollars richer after experts authenticated his 4x5 inch tintype picture as only the second-known photograph of the famous outlaw Billy the Kid (aka Henry McCarty or William Bonney). Randy Guijarro purchased the photo at a Fresno, California junk shop for just $2 dolloars. The photo shows the smug-faced Billy the Kid and his gang, the Regulators, playing a game of croquet at a New Mexico ranch. The photo was acquired by Guijarro five years ago. After careful examination, he thought one of the croquet players highly resembled Billy the Kid (Guijarro is a U.S. history buff and was familiar with the Kid). However, experts quickly shot down his find as an authentic photograph of Billy the

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

  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 two miles to the center not knowing the next couple of hours would be the last moments of his life. As Biggart walked toward the burning towers, he shot photographs of the event from various angles. He arrived at the building complex and amidst fire trucks and emergency personnel, situated himself near the North Tower where he could shoot nearly straight up at the burning structures. At 9:29 AM, he captured

New photos of Loch Ness Monster captured by “skeptic” on west shore of loch

58-year-old Richard Collis was driving along the west shore of Loch Ness on November 6, 2014 around 11:00 AM when he noticed something unusual in the water. He pulled over and shot some video and took some photos with his mobile phone.  What he captured was the classic Nessie head and neck shape extending from a large area of disturbed water. “I was travelling along the side of loch Ness, saw something out the corner of my eye, pulled over and went down to the Loch and took some photographs. As I was watching, I was thinking what the hell is that! The loch was quite rough and I wanted to get as best a picture that I could possibly get because I knew it wasn’t

Ghost of the Langsmeade House Nanny captured in photograph during ghost hunting expedition

Chelle Morris was on a ghost-hunting expedition with the paranormal research group, Swindon Ghosthunters, at the haunted Langsmeade House in Oxford when she snapped the eerie picture above. Morris says she believes the picture captured the renowned ghost of the Langsmeade House Nanny peering from a second story window. At the time the picture was taken, the Langsmeade House was said to be empty.  Legend says the ghost is the remnant of a nanny who was riddled with guilt over a child who died in her care after falling out of a tree on the property.  According to Morris (edited for clarity): “We were investigating the grounds and heading towards the house.  I looked up and there were flashing lights on the second floor...  I decided to take

Terrified girls inadvertently capture picture of Newcastle ghost while snapping selfie

Two young ladies taking a selfie were surprised to find that they unintentionally captured the presence of what they believe is a ghostly spirit. The girls were out and about in Newcastle on Sunday, October 26, 2014 when they decided to pop into a local pub, the Slug, for a quick drink.  22-year-old Victoria Greeves and her 23-year-old friend Kayley Atkinson say the pub was empty at the time and claim they did not see the spooky old Victorian-era woman who appeared in the background of the photo, standing between the two friends. Greeves was so frightened by the incident that she deleted the picture from her phone. Luckily, beforehand she sent the photo to friends on Snapchat who retained copies as proof of the otherworldly appearance. Greeves told

At last! Ireland’s famous Grey Lady ghost captured on film!

It’s believed that a photograph of Ireland's famous ghostly apparition, the Gray Lady, has been captured on film at last. The picture, which shows a ghostlike body hovering above a tree-lined path, was shot at the Dark Hedges in Stranocum, County Antrim, a location recently made famous as King’s Road in the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”. Local photographer Gordon Watson captured the apparition on October 24, 2014 while shooting landscape photos of the Dark Hedges (an atmospheric, 300-year-old beech tree-lined path in Northern Ireland that approaches the famous Georgian mansion, Gracehill House). Kevin McAuley, a well-known local photographer, examined the original photo and insists that there’s no way the one-of-a-kind photo has been digitally enhanced. “It looks like a dress going towards the shape of a

Oldest (1894) known photograph of Bigfoot surfaces

An unusual (but well circulated) photo of a purported dead Bigfoot has been discovered to have been taken over 100 years ago. According to Bigfoot Casebook, the photo was shot in 1894 in western Canada by trappers who encountered the Bigfoot creature near their cabin and promptly shot him dead. The photograph bears the following writing on the back: Year 1894 Yalikom River Around Lilliott B.C. Forestry- Hudsonbay Co. They took the picture and the Guy that was in the picture went & stole them back from the forestry records (hudsonbay co.) I believe his last name was Holiday (Don't know the first name) Never took all the pictures (only one) and took pictures of the rest. (Glass Plate Photography) Other than the writing on the back, very little else is known about the photograph.  Some think it

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

UFO captured in photo shows saucer-shaped object hovering between buildings in Turkey

Poor resolution on this one makes it a tough call. The photo above shows what appears to be a saucer-shaped UFO hovering in the sky above a market in Turkey in September 2013.  Little else is known about the photo. The witness wrote the following explanation in the report submitted to MUFON on January 2, 2014. “I was walking down the market street when I snapped a picture of the people and markets.  I first detected the object in the picture when I was home shuffling trough my pictures.  I first thought it was a lamp hanging but then I remembered it was no other lamps hanging in the air.  I can’t believe my camera caught this!  There seems to be no other reaction from the people

Bulgarian hikers capture clear photo of giant, gray humanoid-like alien creature deep in Yundola forest

In November 2013, a group of hikers in Yundola, Bulgaria captured what appears to be a huge, gray humanoid alien standing inconspicuously in the dense forest. Yundola, located between the mountains of Rila and Rhodoppe near Plovdiv, Bulgaria, is a popular hiking destination in Bulgaria. The group of hikers were moving through a heavily wooded area when one of the hikers noticed something up ahead. Having an unobstructed view of the humanoid creature (presumably the other hikers had not yet noticed the creature or had obstructed views at this point), he paused and snapped a picture of the creature which then slid behind the trees and quickly disappeared into the woods. In the photo, you can see what appears to be a giant, gray alien. A