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

// July 13th, 2016 // No Comments » // Bizarre

The upside down seats inside crashed Aeroflot Flight 6502

On October 20, 1986, the seven-man crew of a Tu-134A aircraft departed from Koltsovo Airport (in Sverdlovsk in the Urals, Russia) on route to Grozny on 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.

The Golden State Killer – California’s most prolific serial killer eludes police for over 40 years

// June 17th, 2016 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

Police sketches of the East Area Rapist (EAR), the Golden State Killer, Original Night Stalker (ONS)

He was originally known by two names, the East Area Rapist (EAR) and the Original Night Stalker (ONS). Once police realized the two were one and the same person, the Golden State Killer moniker took hold (aka EAR/ONS). Altogether, he is believed to have burglarized more than 120 California homes, raped between 45-50 women, and […]

Horrors of war: That time the U.S. Army buried hundreds (possibly thousands) of Iraqi soldiers alive

// June 13th, 2016 // No Comments » // Government

Iraq trenches

On February 24, 1991, U.S. soldiers began an assault against Iraqi soldiers along a 10-mile-wide stretch of border between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, a seemingly impervious boundary that was laced with barbed wire, dangerous minefields, and fortified trenches. When reporters reached the area the day after the attack, not a single Iraqi body was to […]

These giant arrows blanket the U.S.A. from coast to coast – what are they?

// June 8th, 2016 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

These giant arrows blanket the U.S.A. from coast to coast – what are they?

You’ll find them in a nearly straight line between the East Coast and the West Coast. Like an ancient cosmic map, they are spaced about 15 miles apart and placed on any available surface – the side of a mountain, across the desert floor, and in the great, flat plains of the central United States. […]

Roman Polanski – famous director drugs and rapes 13-year-old girl, flees country, and remains free (with support from Hollywood friends)

// June 6th, 2016 // No Comments » // Strange

13-year-old Samantha Jane Gailey who Roman Polanski drugged and raped in 1977

Roman Polanski’s tale reads like millions of other child abuse stories except the participants were rich, elite, and never paid for their crimes. In fact, the abuser, famous movie actor and director Roman Polanski, was celebrated – and continues to be celebrated today. Polanski remains free, and continues to direct and appear in movies, despite […]

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

// May 4th, 2016 // No Comments » // People in Unusual Circumstances

The Waiting for Death photo - starving Sudanse child awaits death while a vulture sits nearby

The graphic picture shows a starving Sudanese child collapsed on the ground, kneeling, waiting for death as a wide-eyed vulture waits patiently in the background 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 […]

Mother and six children held in underground room for 24 years see outside world for first time- the Fritzl case

// March 8th, 2016 // No Comments » // People in Unusual Circumstances

Daughter Lisa, who lived a normal life, Fritzl

When the public found that Josef Fritzl had held a woman and three children captive in a basement dungeon for 24 years, the act seemed unspeakable. The trail of Josef exposed a web of horror, a series of events that surpassed the worst snuff film or penny dreadful, events that would cause permanent physical and […]

The Franklin child abuse scandal – stunning cover-up of child prostitution ring for wealthy elitists and political leaders

// March 5th, 2016 // No Comments » // Government

Father Flanagan and the original boys from Boys Town

In 1993, a film crew from Yorkshire Television in the UK travelled to Omaha, Nebraska to make a documentary about a pedophile ring. The project was funded by the Discovery Channel and set to air in 1994 in the UK and in the United States a year later. To their surprise, filmmakers uncovered a vast […]

Bangladesh Tree Man – rare disease causes tree-like branches to grow from his body

// March 1st, 2016 // No Comments » // Sideshow Anomalies

Bangladesh Tree Man–rare disease causes tree-like branches to grow from his body

In Bangladesh, Abul Bajandra is known as the “Tree Man” because of an extremely rare genetic condition known as Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis, or “Tree Man” disease, which causes large bark-like tentacles, resembling tree branches, to grow from his body.

That time a Beluga whale spoke, telling a diver to get out of its tank

// February 28th, 2016 // No Comments » // Water Based

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At first researchers at the US National Marine Mammal Foundation aquarium in San Diego, California were baffled by the muffled voices they heard. The mystery was finally solved when a diver in the whale’s tank surfaced, poked his head out of the water, and asked, “Why did you tell me to get out of the […]

NASA releases Apollo 10 recordings revealing astronauts report hearing weird sounds (music) on far side of moon

// February 22nd, 2016 // No Comments » // Coverups, News

Apollo 10 lunar module

Apollo 10 orbited the moon two months before Neil Armstrong took his famous first step on the Moon. During a pass on the “dark side of the moon”, the side facing away from Earth and a zone of silence for radio communications between the spacecraft and Earth, the crew were baffled by a series of […]

The Black Knight Satellite – something is still out there orbiting ominously above Earth

// February 20th, 2016 // No Comments » // Coverups

Black Knight Satellite

The Black Knight satellite is a near-polar orbiting object that many believe is a 13,000-year-old alien artifact lurking in the solar system. Its existence was first suggested after radio signal experiments in the late 1800’s detected inexplicable “echoes” in space. In the decades that followed, photographs and video of the amorphous black object emerged showing […]

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

// February 10th, 2016 // No Comments » // Government

Nuclear test in the Pacific

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 […]

Niccolo Paganini – the virtuoso violinist rumored to have sold his soul to the devil

// February 1st, 2016 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

Niccolo Paganini on the cover of a program advertising his concert

Born in 1782, Niccolo Paganini was an expert Italian violinist, guitarist, and composer. The most celebrated virtuoso violinist of his time, his technique and abilities were thought to be “beyond a human’s capabilities”. His concerts left attendees entranced and wondering, “Did Paganini make a deal with the devil, or had Satan taken a human form?”

That time President Roosevelt was shot in the chest but went ahead, took the stage, and made his speech anyway

// January 20th, 2016 // No Comments » // People in Unusual Circumstances

Theodore Roosevelt just before the assassination attempt during his 1912 campaign

Any presidential assassination attempt is highly unusual but the attempt to assassinate President Theodore Roosevelt stands head and shoulders above any other. Roosevelt was shot in the chest just before making a speech, but with blood seeping through his shirt and a bullet lodged in his chest, he took the stage anyway and made his […]