googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); For anyone who pays attention to visits from our alien neighbors, you know that UFOs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. First, there’s the classic saucer UFO, and then there’s the iconic (but mysterious) cigar-shaped UFO. Some speculate that these cigar UFOs are motherships of some sort. Strangest of all, however, are triangle UFOs. Usually, the shape is inferred by the arrangement of lights on the underside. To UFO researchers, triangle UFOs are certainly the most mysterious and the most threatening. In recent years, the number of triangle UFOs spotted has skyrocketed. The most [More]
Do you have coulrophobia? Coulrophobia is the informal term for being afraid of clowns. The reason the term coulrophobia is considered informal is because it is not listed as a specific mental disorder in the DSM-5. Still, though, the fear of clowns is very real to a lot of people. Research into the matter says that traditional clown makeup exaggerates facial features and body parts, like hands, feet, and noses. While the intention is for these things to be humorous, they often come across as sinister. Now that we have the technical definition out of the way, allow me to [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); It was just another day for this news reporter when he suddenly looked death in the eye — or rather, knocked heads with it. Back in the 1970s, Richard Wyatt was getting ready to cover the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival in Somerset, England, when a plane nailed him right in the head. It was supposed to fly over and drop bags of flower on him as part of a stunt, but something went very, very wrong. Get ready for some hard cringing, people. Just wait until you hear that horrible CLUNK. Luckily, Wyatt’s injuries were not life-threatening. [More]
Despite our modern technology and interconnectivity, America is a still a nation full of surprises and rich regional mysteries. Pick a random exit on the interstate pretty much anywhere and you’re sure to discover something memorable. If you happen to be traveling through Michigan, you may want to stop in the town of Paulding to experience its ghost light first hand. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Yes, I said ghost light. The Paulding Light, as it’s called, is a strange light that regularly appears in a valley just outside of town. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); The bizarre beam was first [More]
From dolls with removable feet to pet rocks, there are plenty of weird toys out there. Fortunately, there are old standbys that are decidedly less strange, like blocks, toy cars, and train sets. Well, maybe not that last one. While toy trains are typically pretty innocuous, Marc Settle of the BBC just encountered one train set’s baffling secret. Take a look at what he discovered while he was tidying up around the house. My toddler's train track is freaking me out right now. What is going on here?! — marc blank-settle (@MarcSettle) April 6, 2016 It seems totally insane, [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Okay, this clown business is seriously getting out of hand. It seems that wherever you go in the U.S. these days, groups of freaky clowns are sure to follow — I’m honestly surprised that I haven’t run into one by now. Many of them seem to only be people messing around, but that doesn’t mean it’s any safer for those getting pranked or even the ones doing the pranking. The following video shows exactly why it’s really not a good idea to dress up as a clown and scare people anymore. As a group of friends [More]
If aliens are living on Earth, as many conspiracy theorists suggest, then where are they hiding? Assuming the first part of that sentence is true, the only logical place for them to hide where no one would accidentally stumble across them would be at the bottom of the ocean. I know it sounds far-fetched, but reserve your judgement until you see the following deep-sea exploration video… It features a very alien-like creature cautiously approaching a deep-sea ROV. Could it be from another world? Sadly, the chances of that fish actually being an alien are slim to none. Likely what we’re [More]
Octopuses are magnificent creatures, and they have certain skills that cannot be imitated by any other life form on the planet. And this octopus is about to showcase one of those abilities. Watch what happens when they place the critter inside of a tiny box. This thing is the Harry Houdini of the animal kingdom! Still not impressed? Then you might want to check this out. Octopuses have brains that are roughly the size of walnuts, but they’re way smarter than you might think! Flickr / damn_unique In fact, some scientists believe that if octopuses had longer life spans (they [More]
In the 1970s, Britain was experiencing an alarmingly high number of child fatalities from drowning. So the government decided to do something about it. In 1973, the Central Office of Information, in association with Illustra Films, produced a PSA entitled Lonely Water. The PSA featured a demonic figure warning children to stay away from the water. It ran for several years during commercial breaks in children’s television programming. But was it effective? Check it out below and see for yourself… Today, Lonely Water has achieved cult status, especially among adults who were children at the time it aired. Perhaps unsurprisingly, [More]
When seven-year-old Lexi was born, doctors diagnosed her with a rare condition that left her life hanging in the balance. One devastating side effect of the condition fused her upper and lower jaws together, which left her unable to breathe on her own. But when she was three years old, doctors presented her family with an unconventional solution. They assured them that they could make Lexi a new jaw out of rib bones. This girl’s story is one of perseverance and hope. Even at such a young age, it’s clear that she is a fighter. Read more: