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It’s not a UFO – wind gust blows bounce house (with three kids inside) more than 50 feet into the air

// May 14th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

Photo of bounce house picked up by gust of wind and sent sailing through the air

Three upstate New York children were inside a bounce house Monday afternoon when a gust of wind launched the house high into the air. Horrified witnesses say the bounce house rose 50-feet into the air but photographs of the incident suggest the playhouse rose at least 100-foot into the sky and possibly higher. The three youngsters were seriously injured when they were dumped from the house while it was rising into the air.

Watch video of sinkhole forming and nearly swallowing cars on Russian highway

// May 8th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

Watch video of sinkhole forming and nearly swallowing cars on Russian highway

A driver in the town of Tyumen, Siberia narrowly avoided being swallowed up by a giant sinkhole in the highway on Thursday. In the video below, drivers notice the depression in the road and move to the right lane in order to avoid it. As traffic stalls and more cars pile up around the depression, the road surface gives away revealing a huge, gaping sinkhole that nearly swallow a car parked right next to it.

It rained fish in Sri Lanka (again)

// May 8th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

Sri Lanka villagers pick up fish that rained from the sky

Villagers scooped up buckets full of the valuable commodity after it rained fish in west Sri Lanka on May 6, 2014. Villagers in the district of Chilaw said they heard something heaving falling on the roofs of their homes and businesses and were surprised when they rain outside to find fish falling from the sky. The villagers collected over 100 lbs. of the edible fish – many of which were still alive and squirming. A similar incident occurred in Sri Lanka in 2012.

Weather experts baffled after mysterious black ring appears in skies above England

// April 14th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

Mysterious black ring photographed in the skies above Leamington Spa, England

16-year-old Georgina Heap was playing tennis with her mother when she looked up at the sky and noticed a mysterious black ring floating high in the air. The huge black ring was spotted in the skies above Leamington Spa, a spa town in central Warwickshire, England, and remained in sky for about three minutes before disappearing completely. Weather experts are baffled by what they describe as a “real-life X-Files”.

Frozen Niagara Falls – waterfall landmark is close to freezing solid

// January 13th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

Frozen Niagara Falls (2014)

Although not completely frozen (come on, – nearly 76,000 gallons of water flow over it every second), the flow over Niagara Falls’ American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls has certainly frozen a considerable amount since last week’s chilly “polar vortex” event. Ice floes and giant icicles form on the falls every year and the ice at the base of the falls, called the ice bridge, has historically grown so thick that people used to build concession stands and walk from the United States to Canada on it. In early 2014, the unusual cold created a brilliant frozen sight at Niagara Falls with visitors flocking to the area in order to glimpse the frozen winter spectacle for themselves.

Pigs can fly? For the first time in over a century, snow falls in Cairo, Egypt.

// December 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

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It’s not quite pigs flying but it’s pretty close. For the first time in 112 years, snow has fallen in the normally dry, arid region of the Middle East. For citizens of Cairo and Jerusalem in Egypt and Israel, this is the first time in their lives that they’ve seen the fluffy, white stuff and to say they are amazed is an understatement. Snow also reportedly fell in Turkey and Syria.

Video captures massive mudslide and huge boulder narrowly missing passing car

// September 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

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The video below was shot via a dashboard camera during Tropical Storm Kong-Rey near Keelung, Taiwan. In the video you will see a heavy mudslide rain down from the roadside mountain followed by a gigantic boulder that comes to rest mere feet from a car trapped by the debris. The boulder weighs hundreds of tons and would have been catastrophic to the automobile if the massive mudslide had not shoved the car to the opposite side of the roadway.

Amazing “Air Tsunami” captured over Panama City, Florida in helicopter aerial photos

// August 6th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Air Tsunami over Panama City, Florida

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.

Unusual weather system brings concern of HAARP weather manipulation

// July 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

U.S. weather sattelite photo illustrating highly unusual east to west weather system movement

Yesterday we brought news of an unusual pulsating cloud caught on video and the potential for the anomaly to have been caused by the top-secret HAARP program. Today, weather forecasters are noting a highly unusual weather pattern currently moving across the United States, one that is moving from east to west. The strange movement of the storm system has brought concern that the secretive HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) program may be conducting weather experiments and/or manipulating the weather around the United States. HAARP is a jointly funded project funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The program’s focus is to identify new technologies for radio communications and surveillance. Among other things, HAARP has also been blamed for earthquakes, mind control, and yes, weather modifications.

Odd, glowing, pulsating cloud formation caught on video. Evidence of HAARP?

// July 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Odd, glowing, pulsating cloud formation caught on video. Evidence of HAARP?

A very strange, pulsating, shifting cloud formation has been videoed and posted to LiveLeak this week (we’ve edited the video and zoomed in on the area of the cloud movement to make facilitate viewing). The cloud has a strange glow and rapidly changes shapes several times during the video. Some have proposed the odd cloud movement is caused by HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) blasts

Emergency ejection results in 40-minute ordeal as pilot is flung about inside a thunderstorm cloud

// May 30th, 2013 // No Comments » // People in Unusual Circumstances

Navy F-8 Crusader jet airplane

The next time you feel like complaining about turbulence while flying aboard a commercial airlines, consider the situation Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Rankin survived after ejecting from his F-8 jet fighter that was flying Mach .82, at 47,000 feet, above a thunderstorm. To date, Rankin is the only known person to survive a fall through a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud. He paid one heck of a price for his adventure.

Russian “Snowpocalypse” is a snow tsunami – buries streets, cars, and buildings under 10 feet of snow

// January 22nd, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Massive snow drifts in Russia

Unrelenting snowfall in Russia this past week have buried many cities under 10 feet or more of snow.  Entire apartment blocks, markets, stores and offices were buried under snow overnight with snow accumulations so high, residents could not get out of their doorways.  There are reports that some cities remain cut off from the outside […]

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.

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.