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Black-eyed children of Staffordshire, England – mysterious childlike beings seek permission to enter person’s abode

// October 21st, 2014 // No Comments » // Other Ghosts

Mysterious black-eyed children spotted in Staffordshire, England

Described as childlike beings with eerie coal black eyes, no iris or pupils, and pale, white skin, a scourge of mysterious black-eyed children have been reported throughout England in recent months (2014). Commonly sighted in the area since the 1980’s, there are hundreds of reports of black-eyed children, often seen in groups of two or more, who ask for permission to enter the person’s home or vehicle. Witnesses often report an overwhelming feeling of dread and despair in their presence.

Darren Deon Vann – authorities fear alleged Indiana Strangler serial killer may have been active for two decades or more

// October 21st, 2014 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

Confessed Indiana serial killer Darren Deon Vann

His first known victim was 19-year-old Afrika Hardy (aka Octavia), a known prostitute in Hammond, Indiana who advertised her services on the Illinois area of Backpage.com. On October 17, 2014, a female friend helped Afrika arrange a meeting with 43-year-old Darren Deon Vann at a Motel 6 at 3840 179th Street in Hammond, Indiana. Soon thereafter, the friend began receiving “suspicious text messages” from Afrika’s phone. Alarmed and concerned for Afrika’s safey, she called a male friend who went to the Motel 6 to check on her. There, at around 9:30 PM, the man found Afrika’s strangled body in the bathtub.

Five crystal-clear disc-shaped UFO photos from Albuquerque, New Mexico circa-1962 turn up in grandmother’s photo album

// October 9th, 2014 // No Comments » // Sightings

Closeup of circa-1962 disc-shaped UFO near Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico

An anonymous couple came forward this week with an amazing set of five crystal-clear photos of a daytime disc-shaped UFO taken sometime between 1961 and 1965 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The man and his wife were going through old personal belongings when they discovered a 50-year-old photo album belonging to his wife’s grandmother. The wife recognized the photos as pictures taken around the time she was born (1962) when her grandfather was a Captain in the United States Air Force and stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Gibsonton, Florida – Showtown USA (aka Freaktown USA) is home for many famous sideshow freak performers

// October 9th, 2014 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

An 8 foot tall fire chief and dwarf police chief in Gibsonton (Gibtown), Florida

The migration of sideshow freaks to Gibsonton, Florida began in the 1936 after legendary carnival performers Al “the Giant” Tomiani and his wife, Jeanie the Half-Girl moved to waterfront property in Gibsonton to start a fishing business. “Gibtown” looks like any other non-descript American town with a grocery store, gas station, and library, but if you travel deeper within its streets, you’re just as likely to run across elephants in a resident’s front yard or any number of legendary sideshow freaks who have made their home there for over 75 years.

Yambuku – Ebola virus ground zero and the terrifying discovery (and death) of “patent zero”

// October 3rd, 2014 // No Comments » // People in Unusual Circumstances

1976 photograph showing two nurses standing in front of Ebola case #3, who was treated, and later died at Ngaliema Hospital, in Kinshasa, Zaire

The Ebola saga began in 1976 in a small village in Congo called Yambuku and the news leaking out of the area was terrifying – lifeless bodies of feverish birds falling from the sky and human bodies piled by the roadsides formed impressions of the apocalypse in the minds of medical professionals. When samples of an infected Flemish nun’s blood arrived in Belgium, scientists immediately recognized they were dealing with an unknown viral invader– and that it was extremely dangerous.

The loudest sound on Earth occurred on August 27, 1883 and circled the Earth four times

// October 1st, 2014 // No Comments » // Strange Events

1887 Lithograph illustrating the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in 1883

On August 27, 1883, when a volcano erupted on the island of Krakatoa, the Earth emitted a sound louder than any sound in history. The sound was so loud, it burst the eardrums of sailors in a boat forty miles away and circled around the Earth four times before succumbing to silence. No louder sound was thought to occur prior to this event and no louder sound has been created since.

21-year-old Florida woman obviously misunderstands men’s motiviations – adds third breast to make herself unattractive

// September 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Sideshow Anomalies

Woman (Jasmine Tridevil) has third breast implanted between her two natural breasts

21-year-old Jasmine Tridevil (I’m guessing this isn’t her real name) says she was rejected by 50 plastic surgeons before one cosmetic surgeon (licensed?) agreed to perform an unusual surgery to add a third breast in between Tridevil’s two natural breasts. At a cost of $20,000, the surgeon’s only condition was that she sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect his identity.

The history of the Freak Show

// September 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Sideshow Anomalies

Freak show in Vermont - 1941

Freak shows were popular attractions during the mid 19th to mid 20th centuries until changes in societal attitudes towards handicapped persons and tightening of local laws prohibiting “exhibition of deformed human beings” led to the decline of the freak show as a form of entertainment. Featuring attractions such as deformed humans and animals, unusual physical performers, “pickled punks” (abnormal fetuses preserved in glass jars), and occasional hoaxes, the freak show has captivated audiences since as early as the 16th century.

Woman spends $50,000 to transform herself into real-life blow-up sex doll

// September 18th, 2014 // No Comments » // Sideshow Anomalies

Victoria Wild transforms herself into a real-life blow-up doll

30-year-old Victoria Wild had great aspirations. She wanted puffy pouty lips, gigantic breasts, and huge eyelashes so she could look more like an inflatable sex toy. Wild went through several operations to obtain size 32G breasts followed by rhinoplasty, bottom implants, lip implants, and botox injections. $50,000 dollars later, it looks like she accomplished her goal.

Haunted dolls – the demonic and spiritual possession of inanimate objects

// September 9th, 2014 // No Comments » // Other Ghosts

Annabelle the Haunted Doll

Can demonic entities or ghostly spirits inhabit inanimate objects? Historical accounts of books, vases, boxes, automobiles and of course, houses, have been reported to become “possessed” with otherworldly spirits but one of the most common inanimate objects subject to demonic or ghostly possession are toys – particularly children’s’ dolls.

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

// August 20th, 2014 // 1 Comment » // Bizarre

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 this video. 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.

Terrified professional cricket players refuse to stay at London’s haunted Langham Hotel

// July 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Friendly Ghosts

Haunted Langham Hotel, London as it appeared in 1865

England’s ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) cricket players are convinced that their five-star central London hotel is haunted. Reports from England this week reveal several players have requested to switch rooms and their wives have refused to stay at the world-renowned Langham Hotel after players and their families experienced strange noises, lights and water faucets turning on by themselves, and ghostly spirits wandering the hallways of the legendary haunted hotel.

The day the United States Vice President killed the Secretary of the Treasury

// July 14th, 2014 // No Comments » // Government

Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr duel

Bickering politicians are nothing new and the antics of today’s politicians are tame compared to the escapades of yesteryear. On July 11, 1804, the United States Vice President, reacting to insults from the former Secretary of the Treasury, challenged his foe to a duel during which he shot and killed his opponent. Burr was charged with murder in both New York and New Jersey. The charges were eventually dropped although the incident ruined Aaron Burr’s political career.

Eerie Facebook messages from dead girlfriend push grieving boyfriend to mental breakdown

// July 6th, 2014 // No Comments » // Other Ghosts

Emily tagged in one of Nathan

It quickly became a viral sensation as the world watched a grieving boyfriend pushed to the edge of mental breakdown after being tortured by eerie Facebook messages from his dead girlfriend. Whether a hoax, made-up story, purposeful manipulation, or real spirit unable to find a means to move on – it’s so creepy, you’ll probably lose sleep over it.

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

// June 12th, 2014 // No Comments » // Bizarre

Solid lead taken from man who accidentally swallowed 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. 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.