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The Gombe Chimpanzee War – violent four-year civil war for territory involved kidnapping, rape, and murder (1974)

// November 7th, 2014 // No Comments » // Strange Events

Chimpanzees kidnapped, raped, and murdered during the 1975 Gombe Chimpanzee War

The violence began on January 7, 1974 when a party of six males from the southern Kasakela tribe brutally attacked and murdered Godi, a young male member of the northern Kahama tribe. Over the next four years, all six males from the Kahama tribe would be killed by the Kasakela. Female Kahama tribe members suffered similar fates – one was murdered, two went missing and were never found, and three were kidnapped, beaten, and raped by the Kasakela. The war was over a sliver of turf – and the combatants were monkeys.

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.

A lake full of Pepto Bismal? Australia’s Lake Hillier – a bubble-gum pink wonder that scientists have yet to unravel

// April 12th, 2013 // No Comments » // Illusions

Australia

From above, Lake Hillier, located on the edge of Recherche Archipelago’s largest island in Australia, looks to be filled with Pepto Bismal. It’s bubble-gum pink waters are so unusual, airlines report passengers getting up from their seats and crowding around windows to get a peek of the stunningly beautiful natural wonder. Scientists are unsure why its waters retain their rose pink color but believe it may be from a dye created by the organisms living in the lake – Dunaliella salina and Halobacteria. Another theory proposes that the pink color might be attributed to the presence of red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts. What they do know is that the bright pink waters are no illusion. The water retains its pink hue when taken away in containers.

Hessdalen Lights in Norway have been reported since the 1800’s

// January 10th, 2013 // No Comments » // Illusions

Hessdalen Lights in Norway

The Hessdalen Lights are an earth anomaly (or UFO phenomena, they’re tough to classify without knowing exactly what they are) commonly seen in the Hessdalen valley in the central part of Norway. The mysterious lights, typically large, bright white, blue, red, or yellow lights floating above the ground or shooting at amazing speeds through the air, have been witnessed since 1811 or earlier. Interest in the lights picked up in 1981 when residents in the area began to see unknown lights in the valley and in the nearby districts. The lights sometimes remain still and sometimes flash, and can suddenly move at extreme speeds up into the atmosphere or down into the ground, or into one of the many lakes in the area.

The mysterious New Mexico “brilliant flash of light” event (August 15, 1999)

// January 7th, 2013 // No Comments » // Strange Events

Still frame photos taken from atop a Albuquerque building show the flash

At 11: 18 PM on August 15, 1999, the residents of the southwestern United States experienced an intense, unimaginable bright flash of light which lit the area brighter than daylight for 2-3 seconds. At the same time, people from all across the western U. S. began calling the UFO hotlines reporting their sightings of an unidentified object travelling overhead. Most reported a hovering ball of light. Calls came in from New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Texas and Mexico. 21 minutes later, a second (less bright) flash occurred.

Black colored icebergs (they come in blue, green, and brown too)

// January 6th, 2013 // No Comments » // Illusions

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Icebergs are typically white but various factors can occasionally cause them to turn a different color – green, brown, black, or blue are possible. Factors that distort the iceberg color include a lower density of air within the ice (which allows less sunlight to reflect off the surface or pass through the iceberg with a scattered pattern of light) or a higher density of rock embedded within the ice. Seldom are colored icebergs the result of man-made pollution or contaminants. Many times a colored iceberg has rolled over, revealing the discolored basal ice that once lay underneath the surface. Even striped icebergs are possible and can be created when a crevice fills quickly with water that freezes before ice bubbles are formed inside. Although rarely seen in nature, here are some pictures of famously colored icebergs.

Marfa Lights

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Illusions

Marfa Lights  - photo courtesy Robert Thomson

In 1883, the first official report of the Marfa Lights came out. A Texas homesteader, Robert Ellison, noticed the lights and feared that Indians were attacking his home. After viewing the lights for some time however, it became clear to Mr. Ellison that these mysterious lights were not attacking Indians. These lights danced and flew wildly across the open plains.

Ghost Lights

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Illusions

Ghost lights along an old stagecoach route

In 1656, John Davis of Cardinshire, Wales recorded some of the earliest historical evidence of ghost lights. In this small town in Northern Wales, ghost light sightings were quite common and believed to portend the death of someone in their town.

Mysterious Tunguska explosion rocks remote area of Siberia in 1908

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange Events

On June 30, 1908 at approximately 7:15AM, a huge explosion occurred in a remote, mosquito infested swamp near the Tunguska River. A local reindeer herding tribe, called the Evenki, described seeing a bright, white light streak across the sky. They claimed the object, with a tail over 800 kilometers long, made no noise as it passed over the forests northwest of Lake Baykai. They heard 5 explosions, the second of which was the most powerful. To this date, scientist continue to debate the cause of the incident.

Slithering Rocks in Death Valley National Park

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Weather

A slithering rock at Death Valley

In California’s Death Valley, there is an area call ‘Racetrack’ that has puzzled visitor’s for hundreds of years. The area gets its name from the large flat stones that mysteriously ‘race’ around this barren dry lake bed.

Icy Bombs

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Weather

50 pound ice bomb

On September 2, 1958 in Madison Township, New Jersey, Dominick Bacigalup survived an experience that to this date has confounded scientists. While sitting at his kitchen table, Dominick was bewildered when the roof and attic of his kitchen exploded with a deafening roar. After Dominick regained his senses, he was puzzle to find that a huge object had crashed through his ceiling. Upon closer examination, he and the authorities determined that the object was a 70 pound block of ice.

Green Sun (or Green Flash)

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Illusions

Green Sun flash of light during sunset

Every once in a while, if the atmospheric conditions are just right, the sun will spark a bright green hue just as it disappears on the horizon. Called the ‘green flash’, this phenomena is purported to be caused by the spectral separation of the sun’s colors.

Ball Lightning

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Illusions

On July 5, 1852, a Periason man reported an extraordinary event. While sitting in his living room chair, a bright ball of light descended down his chimney and emerged from the fireplace.

The Dust Bowl and Black Sunday

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Weather

“The impact is like a shovelful of fine sand flung against the face,” Avis D. Carlson wrote in a New Republic article. “People caught in their own yards grope for the doorstep. Cars come to a standstill, for no light in the world can penetrate that swirling murk. . . . The nightmare is deepest during the storms. But on the occasional bright day and the usual gray day we cannot shake from it. We live with the dust, eat it, sleep with it, watch it strip us of possessions and the hope of possessions. It is becoming Real. The poetic uplift of spring fades into a phantom of the storied past. The nightmare is becoming life.”

Noah and The Great Flood – civilizations throughout history have told of a great flood that destroyed mankind

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange Events

Replica of Noah's ark

The biblical story of Noah’s flood is world renowned. A deluge of rain that covered the earth with water and purged all evil from mankind. The survivors of the great flood went on to repopulate the planet and hence, were the originators of mankind. What most people do not know however, is that the historical recording of a great flood is a widespread theme through many cultures. For true skeptics, including scientists who scoff at the idea, the evidence presented below is overwhelming. Believers rejoice and naysayers place your heads firmly in the sand. Practically every major civilization in existence believed a flood story lending credence to the idea that something catastrophic did indeed occur on earth many thousands of years ago – and made us who we are today