In early March 2014, the Morales family left their home in Connecticut for a short vacation in Tampa, Florida. While there, they purchased steaks from the local Walmart and cooked a quick dinner in their rental home. Shortly after finishing the meal, all members of the family began hallucinating – the children trying to grab vivid colors from the air and the father seeing multiple sets of many-fingered hands sprouting from his wrist.
Gibsonton, Florida – Showtown USA (aka Freaktown USA) is home for many famous sideshow freak performers
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.
21-year-old Florida woman obviously misunderstands men’s motiviations – adds third breast to make herself unattractive
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 Weather Channel is reporting that a massive toxic red tide is killing marine life off the coast of Florida. According to the Weather Channel, the large blooms of red algae are located about five miles off St. Petersburg and measure an astonishing 60 miles wide by 100 miles long.
A Fort Lauderdale, Florida witness caught this photo of a fast-moving UFO spotted off of I-95 on September 15, 2014. The witness had noticed the double-rainbow in the sky and started snapping pictures with his smartphone while driving. The witness says he took four photographs of the rainbow and on the 4th shot, the object shot into frame.
Giant sinkhole swallows Disney World resort buildings – nearly 40 residents scramble to escape collapsing building
The ground shook and windows blew out in Lake County, Florida on Sunday as a resort near Disney World collapsed while sinking into a 100-foot wide sinkhole. Guests were given a scant 10-15 minute warning to evacuate the Summer Bay Resort as the building cracked and popped during its fall into the giant sinkhole. All guests managed to escape and no one was injured but nearly 40 guests lost personal belongings to the massive sinkhole.
A condominium surveillance video caught a glowing-orb like UFO hovering over a swimming pool in Naples, Florida this week. As a result, MUFON, who calls the video “one of the most fascinating videos they have seen in a while”, will investigate in an attempt to identify the mysterious object. The video, which was shot from condos on Gulfshore Boulevard near Venetian Village on Monday 8/5/2013, shows a glowing saucer-shaped object which suddenly appears and then morphs into a glowing web-like orb before slowly dipping into the swimming pool.
JR Hott of Panhandle Helicopter Tours out of Panama City, Florida has captured a remarkable and rare weather phenomena during a helicopter tour over the city. Called an “Air Tsunami”, the photos show a visually-vibrant, low-lying haze swooping over the high-rise buildings on the Panama City coastline. The event is rare but for safety reasons, helicopter pilots remain grounded when they pass through. In this case however, Hott’s curiosity got the better of him.
Andrew Hudson, 17, was swimming on Monday at Little Big Econ State Forest in Florida when he saw what he thought was a 10-foot-long piece of wood floating in the water. He kicked the “log” which started moving. Before he realized the “log” was really an alligator, the beast turned on the boy, gripping the boy’s head in his jaws. The boy fought back and eventually broke free from the gator’s grip.
The Bigfoot-like “Skunk Ape” has been reported in several states including North Carolina and Arkansas but reports of the rare and elusive creature are much more common in Florida. Sightings of the smelly creature (hence its name) date back to the 1960’s. This week a video surfaced on YouTube claiming to show crowds of people taking pictures of the elusive creature on March 2, 2013 at Myakka River State Park in Sarasota County.
The Neptune Memorial, also known as the Atlantis Memorial Reef, is an underwater cemetery located three miles off the coast of Key Biscayne, Florida. At over 16 acres in size, it is also the world’s largest man-made reef built to hold the remains of over 125,000 people. Persons buried in the Atlantis Memorial Reef are cremated and their ashes mixed with concrete to form 10-pound sculptures of starfish, shells, coral, and other Atlantis-themed shapes. A copper and bronze memorial plaque, etched with the person’s name, date of birth and death, is then attached to the object which is fixed to the reef to create the “features” that make the underwater cemetery so unique.
23-year-old Jason Leon was riding his ATV with a few of his friends when he noticed a few feet of snake sticking out of the brush by the gravel road. Jason crawled off the ATV, grabbed the head of the snake, and yanked it free from the brush. To his surprise, there was 15 more feet of the snake that was concealed by the thick brush. The battle began.
The Giant African land snail grows as large as a rat and can eat through the walls of a home – and they’re invading southern Florida. Hundreds of thousands of the snails are emerging from hibernation and eating through everything in their path. Destruction by digestion aside, their shells are so hard, they can blow out the tires of a car and their excrement and slime coat walls and roads with a gooey mess. And if all that is not bad enough, the snails also carry a parasitic rat lungworm that can cause illness in humans, including a form of meningitis.
In early November 2012, 4-year-old tortoiseshell cat “Holly” was separated from her owners Jacob and Bonnie Richter at an RV Park in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Richter’s said the normally well-behaved Holly just bolted out of the RV door one day. Fireworks that night may have further spooked Holly. After several days of searching, alerting animal agencies and posting fliers, the Richters returned home without Holly. Two weeks later an animal rescue worker called the Richter’s and told them that a cat fitting Holly’s description was seen eating scraps behind a local Hooter’s restaurant. For several weeks, that was the last anyone heard of Holly.
An interesting video posted on YouTube shows a bright blue, glowing light hovering in the clouds. The video was shot from the window seat of a commercial airliner on a fight from Florida to Pennsylvania and has generated much talk on the paranormal forums. Some have suggested that the flight was not “30,000 feet in the air” but rather, given the angle of the flaps on the airplane’s wing, was in a descent pattern. This is a crucial fact given that the glowing object could be atop a stationary object (e.g. mountain) if the plane was flying at a lower altitude. However, if the flight was indeed at a cruising altitude, then this report becomes much more difficult to explain.