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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

Scientists say jet stream crossing the equator is an unprecedented climate emergency

Scientists this week noted a highly unusual weather event – the Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream has merged with the Southern Hemisphere Jet Stream. One scientist explained: “Historically, the Tropics — which produce the tallest and thickest air mass in the world — have served as a mostly impenetrable barrier to upper level winds moving from one Hemisphere to another. But as the Poles have warmed due to human-forced climate change, the Hemispherical Jet Streams have moved out of the Middle Latitudes more and more.” Now that the jet streams have merged – what’s next? Some believe the extraordinary event could have global weather-changing consequences including the end of seasons on planet earth.  One scientist explained the concern over the unusual merging of the jet streams: “That’s bad news for seasonality. You get this weather-destabilizing

Bizarre glowing clouds over CERN’s Large Hadron Collider spark concern over potentially sinister experiments

New photos of a inexplicable bizarre glowing cloud formation over CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Geneva have sparked concern that a portal to another dimension may have been opened. The photos were reportedly taken on June 24, 2016 by three different photographers – the same day CERN’s AWAKE (Advanced Wakefield Experiment) experiment was scheduled to begin. According to CERN, the AWAKE experiment is: “The world’s first proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration experiment. Besides demonstrating how protons can be used to generate wakefields, AWAKE will also develop the necessary technologies for long-term, proton-driven plasma acceleration projects.” Others note that CERN is also conducting a series of experiments called CLOUD which could explain the unusual cloud formation. CLOUD, or the Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets experiment, uses a special cloud chamber at the

Historic intensity of Canada’s wildfire – generates its own lightning with dire effects that could spread throughout planet

The historic, out-of-control Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada wiped out cities and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. Given today’s advanced firefighting technology, modern-day wildfires are much smaller than historic burners of the past, but with changing weather and environmental conditions resulting from global warming, experts say the fires burn much hotter and spread much quicker than fires of the past. In fact, Canada’s 2016 wildfire is so intense, it is furthering its advance by generating its own weather system. Compounding fears, experts now believe dire effects from the extraordinary fire may extend far beyond Canada and Alaska. The 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire is so intense, it generates its own lightning inside a self-contained weather system Experts say the fire is burning so hot, "fire clouds" are forming which not

Ethiopian residents stunned as fish fall from sky over drought-stricken Dire Dawa

Residents of Dire Dawa in eastern Ethiopia welcomed the much needed rain in their drought-stricken area this week, but were not expecting the oddity that came with it. According to the Ethiopian Herald, at around 11:30 AM on January 31, 2016, fish began to rain from the sky over the peasant neighborhoods of Dechatu, Finfinne, Adada, and Eyawale Woreda. The Ministry of Livestock and Fishery Public Relations sent a team to the area to examine the phenomena which residents referred to as "a blessing from Almighty God". They say it is the first occurrence of its kind in the country. Oddly, there were no strong winds or typhoons in the area, conditions which typically accompany this type of phenomena. In fact, witnesses say the weather was fair right

Bizarre, mysterious clouds of white foam descend from sky to cover ground in Morocco

A strange white substance resembling thick foam clouds settled across the coastal region of Doukkala, Morocco this week. The most likely explanation would seem to be sea foam or possibly sewer foam except (1) the substance appears much lighter than sea foam and (2) witnesses say the foam fell from the sky! The video below, which features large blobs of the foam blowing around in an area covered with the strange stuff, was shot by a man who was brave enough to move through the unknown substance. At first the man says he thought they were clouds that had descended to the ground. “I have never seen clouds fall down to the ground. It is strange.” Of course, clouds cannot plunge from the sky and settle on the

Bizarre “light pillars” project glowing map of Finnish city into the night sky

They call them "sun pillars", vertical shafts of light extending upwards from the setting Sun into the sky. A type of halo effect, they form when sunlight reflects off the surface of falling ice crystals and thus, are more common in cold, snowy northern latitudes than other parts of the world. Occasionally the optical phenomenon can also be produced from other sources of light, including street lights. Such was the case in Finland last week when light pillars rose into the air projecting a perfect map of the city's streets into the dark, night sky. On January 12, 2016, residents of Kauttua, Finland were treated to an unusual pattern of beautiful, bright, glowing lines in the sky. Many took pictures and posted them on the Internet. It wasn’t

Plane passenger snaps picture of mysterious humanoid-like shadow figure walking on the clouds above Austria

30-year-old Nick O’Donoghue, a software support team manager from Ireland, was flying aboard an EasyJet airplane from Austria to Cork at 30,000 feet when he noticed a bizarre humanoid-like figure outside his window. He grabbed his camera and snapped the amazing photo above which shows a strange shadowy figure, resembling a giant robot, walking across the clouds.  Nick explained how he spotted the unusual sight: “I was flying back from a work ski trip in Austria, I was on the window seat with two work colleges beside me. They were talking like crazy and I was gazing out the window, as you do. I could see this figure in the distance in front of us and then as we flew closer this shape appeared. I asked the ladies

Mystery 2,250 long canyon-like crack appears suddenly in Wyoming – and may still be growing

This crack in the earth is huge – more than seven football fields long and nearly a football field in width – and it appeared virtually overnight. Scientists are not sure what caused it, how it formed, or how much bigger it may get. “A hunter stumbled on it when he was hunting there Oct. 1. And the next time anybody went out there, a few weeks later, there it was, this huge slide or crack or whatever it is.” The crack appeared in a rural area, about 40 miles south of Ten Sleep in north central Wyoming, on state-owned land in the middle of a cattle ranch. The land began to crack in late September but geologists were stunned to find it had developed from a mere

Shocked citizens photograph mysterious ghost city floating in sky above Foshan, China

Thousands of Chinese residents reported seeing a “floating city” in the skies above Foshan in the Guangdong province of China this week. Similar reports occurred in China in 2011 over Huanshan City. In both instances, the apparition shocked and terrified witnesses but only lasted for a few minutes before completely disappearing. Weather experts believe it could be a sort of mirage, an optical illusion called Fata Morgana (named after the mythical sorceress Morgan le Fay who created images of fairy castles in the air to lure sailors to their deaths), but many researchers say the clarity of the apparition rules out cloud or humidity-related weather anomalies. Some have speculated the illusion was a result of Project Blue Beam, a rumored top-secret NASA project that can be used

Huge cloaked UFO photographed travelling over China and India by many witnesses

Some claim they are a rare type of cloud but many believe these UFOs are huge cloaked, alien motherships veiled behind some sort of advanced, semi-transparent cover. This week, pictures poured in from China’s Sichuan Province after residents along the Heilongtan Reservoir spotted a huge cloaked-UFO travelling across the horizon. Shortly after, similar sightings began arriving from India. Check out the photos in the pictorial below and let us know what you think – hoax, weather phenomena, or cloaked UFO…

Scientists baffled by mysterious dancing ball of light caught on CCTV camera in synagogue

For all intents and purposes, you would assume this mysterious globe of light captured on CCTV video, was a rare but explainable case of ball lightning. Trouble is, the locals reported the weather was clear with not a lightning storm in sight. Rabbi Michael Oishie discovered the oddity when reviewing CCTV footage taken at his synagogue. Oishie says the video was shot around 4:00 AM on May 28, 2015 at the Giymat Rosa Synagogue in Zaporozhye in Southeast Ukraine. Unable to discern what the strange floating globe was, he shared the video on Facebook with this message: “Strange things happened in the Synagogue around four o’clock in the morning.” Experts believe the video is authentic but are unable to provide a viable explanation for the dancing ball of light. Theories

Couple’s final photos tell tsunami story from the grave (2004 Indian Ocean tsunami)

As if their last words were cut off mid-sentence The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (aka Sumatra-Andaman earthquake) on December 26 is the third-largest earthquake ever recorded and holds the record for the longest duration of faulting ever observed. The massive event triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the Indian Ocean coast that generated waves up to 100 feet high which pounded the shores resulting in the deaths of approximately 230,000 people. Among those who died were John and Jackie Knill. When their digital camera was discovered among the rubble on a deserted beach in Thailand, the world was left with the pictorial last words of the couple – a visual record of their last moments on earth presented in a harrowing sequence of photos that

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

Gates of Hell opened? Mysterious sulfur-smelling fogbank envelopes city of Seattle in dense, smelly fog

Residents of coastal US city of Seattle are mystified at a massive fogbank that has enveloped the entire area in a foul-smelling mist. Just after midnight on January 7, 2015, Seattle citizens began flooding social media networks with tales (and photos) of a large bank of dense fog that rolled across the landscape filling the streets with a pungent, sulphur-smelling odor reminiscent of “manure or pulp mills”. Others described the odor as smelling like “dead fish”, “sewer water”, “sulfur”, and “a giant flaming bag of manure”.  Nobody (including experts) are quite sure what caused it. Newspapers reported on the event this week with headlines reading “All of Seattle Smelled Like Poop Last Night” and “The Stink-Fog that Coated Seattle” – but none could offer an explanation for