Odd Happenings

The Boston Molasses Flood – 21 people killed in Boston streets by tidal wave of Molasses (1919)

// November 30th, 2016 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

Overview of Boston

The five-story tall steel tank at 529 Commercial Street in Boston held 2.3 million gallons of molasses weighing an astonishing 26 million pounds. At 12:30 in the afternoon, persons in the area heard a “sound like a rumble” and the ground shook. The Purity Distilling Company molasses tank had burst, releasing millions of gallons of […]

The town that hanged an elephant – the macabre story behind Murderous Mary’s dreadful execution

// July 28th, 2016 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

Murderous Mary the elephant hanging from a railroad crane

Using her trunk, Mary lifted Eldridge high into the air, then threw him into a nearby drink stand. To ease public outrage, it was decided that Murderous Mary would be hung the next day in Ervin. What followed became a cautionary tale of circus animal abuse.

The Salem Witch Trials – mass hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts ends in deaths of 25 people

// January 15th, 2016 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

Accused witch rolls around on the floor during the Salem Witch Trials

The Salem witch Trials were a series of hearings, and executions, of people accused of witchcraft in the towns of Salem Village, Salem Town, Ipswich, and Andover, Massachusetts. In the end, twenty-five people died, most of them women. Today the trials are considered abominable and serve as a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of […]

GPS from hell leads man down strange, dark highway on most frightful night of his life

// October 25th, 2014 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

Canadian man describes night his GPS took him on a haunted journey to a terrifying destination

Today, an anonymous Canadian writer, we’ll call him “Jeff” for our purposes, revealed a true-life paranormal experience that rivals the terror of any horror movie. In what Jeff would later call a terribly “bad idea”, he followed the obviously errant guidance of his GPS to a T and found himself guided down a road of […]

The Bermuda Triangle

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

Five Navy Avengers mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle and Hoodoo Sea, birthed its legend on September 09, 1950 in a strange AP dispatch. E.V.W. Jones, a reporter, penned an article on a strange anomaly he had stumbled across.

The Impenetrable Oak Island Money Pit

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

Located on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, there is a grouping of 360 small islands in an area known as Mahone bay. Amongst those islands is a 140 acre piece of land known as Oak Island. Sitting only 35 feet above sea level, the island’s history tells of an impenetrable cache of treasure […]

Skinwalker Ranch – few will argue that this plot of land is the strangest place on Earth

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

Skinwalker Ranch

In northern Utah, there exists a “ranch” so strange, so bizarre, that the National Institute for Discovery Science purchased it solely for scientific research purposes. Located in the Uintah Basin near the town of Fort Duchesne, paranormal activities have been reported on the 480 acre Skinwalker Ranch for hundreds of years. It is estimated that […]

The sordid (and scary) history of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center on Long Island

// December 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

In Gardiners Bay, east of Orient Point, off the eastern end of the North Fork coast of Long Island, there lies an island that is classified as one of the most dangerous points on the planet. It does not exist on most maps. Under high security and guarded by the Department of Homeland Security, the […]

The Zone of Silence (Zona de Silencio) – science cannot explain why radio waves are unable to penetrate this desolate desert area

// December 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

In a Chihuahuas desert patch near the Bolson de Mapimi in Mexico, there exists an eerie area of land called Mapimí Silent Zone (La Zona Del Silencio) or the Zone of Silence. Just 400 miles south of El Paso, Texas, the Zone of Silence gobbles up radio and TV signals and has a documented history […]

Dead bodies on Mount Everest

// December 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Odd Happenings

Ask any Mount Everest climber who has beaten the mountain and reached the 29,000 foot summit and they will tell you the most memorable, and disturbing, part of their climb were the many perfectly preserved bodies that they passed on their way to the top.