Weird news stories

Extraordinary images show ‘light pillars’ dancing above houses after sunshine and snow combine to create rare effect
17th January 2017 | | Earth, Weird

Extraordinary images captured in Canada have shown rare light pillars beaming up to the sky above the houses after a combination of sunshine and snow.

The pillars are caused when temperatures plummet so low that water molecules in the air freeze but remain stationary in vertical shafts.

Chilean navy declassifies inexplicable UFO footage after 2yr investigation
13th January 2017 | | Weird

The report from an alleged UFO sighting by the Chilean military over two years ago has just been declassified and the internet is abuzz with speculation – this is one mystery that has experts completely stumped.

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The Strange Case of the Minnesota Iceman
11th January 2017 | Ancient, Weird

The modern-day corpse of a human-like hominid, preserved in a block of ice, encountered by researchers in the 1960s, you say? Surely the zoological discovery of the century!

China Claims It’s Made the Impossible EmDrive Possible
11th January 2017 | Space, Tech, Weird

Rumor has it that the Chinese are testing that fabulous Sangraal of spacecraft propulsion—the EmDrive.

But the Chinese have been known to make some pretty fantastic, and insupportable claims; and there’s so far not a shred of evidence that the EmDrive actually works.

Sweden’s Queen Silvia says palace is haunted by ghosts
8th January 2017 | | Weird

Queen Silvia of Sweden believes her royal palace is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on Swedish public television on Thursday.

She said she shares 17th-century Drottningholm Palace, with “small friends … ghosts”.

Are aliens hidden in ancient religious artwork? Bizarre theory claims that signs of early visits from ET can be found in old paintings
2nd January 2017 | | Ancient, Weird

Conspiracy theorists claim that ancient artwork could hide signs that aliens have visited the human race.

Several centuries-old paintings, cave drawings and tapestries contain symbols and shapes that resemble UFOs and extraterrestrials.

Inexplicable UFO captured on radar over air base – claims former RAF Lieutenant
2nd January 2017 | | Weird

The incident happened while Malcolm Williams was working in air traffic control at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire, on a night shift, just before Christmas in either 1994 or 1995

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On the trail of Bigfoot in an Upper Peninsula Michigan forest
2nd January 2017 | | Weird

A tall, thin sapling had been bent into an arch over the path, high above everyone’s heads. Its tip was wedged in the underbrush, holding it down. This, Meyer said, might be a sign. Bigfoots, he explained, often leave signals to each other using sticks or trees. Arches are common.

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So About That Physics-Defying NASA Thruster That Supposedly Works
29th December 2016 | Space, Tech, Weird

When NASA scientists think they’ve built something that breaks the laws of physics, do you take them at their word?

Folks have been buzzing about an “impossible” rocket thruster, one that looks like an air blaster you’d buy at Disney World and somehow generates thrust without propellant to push it forward, since forever. The so-called electromagnetic or EM drive makes headlines annually, but this year is different

Mysterious Sonic Booms Are Being Heard on the Moon
26th December 2016 | Space, Weird

A sonic boom is heard when the shock waves created by an aircraft, a meteor or some other object traveling through the air at a speed faster than the speed of sound reach a human ear or some other listening device. A new study has found that there are sonic booms being generated on the Moon right now. Lots of them.

Six new mysterious blasts of radio energy are detected from deep space
26th December 2016 | | Space, Weird

It may be three billion light-years away from Earth, but this distant constellation could be trying to contact us.

Six bursts of radio waves have been detected from the constellation Auriga, each lasting just a few milliseconds.

Alt: Six more radio signals from deep space deepen mystery: Are we being hailed by intelligent beings?

China Trumps NASA With Working “StarTrek” EM Propulsion Drive –“Testing Now Aboard the Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory”
22nd December 2016 | | Space, Tech, Weird

Scientists with the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) claim NASA’s results ‘re-confirm’ what they’d already achieved, and have plans to implement it in satellites ‘as quickly as possible.’ China claims they’ve created a working prototype of the ‘impossible’ reactionless engine – and they say they’re already testing it in orbit aboard the Tiangong-2 space laboratory.

An ancient vial of ‘miracle’ blood failed to liquefy, and that’s a bad omen for 2017
22nd December 2016 | Ancient, Weird

One of the most famous recurring miracles — even if one not quite sanctioned by the Catholic Church — is the liquefaction of the dried blood of San Gennaro, or St. Januarius, a bishop of Naples martyred around 305 A.D. and the city’s patron saint. Starting in 1389, the vial of San Gennaro’s blood typically turns liquid three times a year

Mysterious Trumpet Sounds Heard All Night in Spokane Valley
22nd December 2016 | Weird

“This is the loud trumpet/howling noises in Spokane Valley, WA that I have been hearing All night. Started around 11pm and have been non-stop up until this morning, about 6am.”

That’s just one of countless social media posts that appeared throughout the night of December 13th and early December 14th

3 massive, perfectly aligned towers discovered on the surface of Mars
20th December 2016 | | Space, Weird

Located in the area of Terra Meridiani, researchers have spotted three massive ‘Towers’ on the Martian Surface that are so perfectly aligned, that just as the Pyramids of Giza on Earth, these Martian towers seem to mimic the constellation of Orion.

Image here

Super rare sphere-shaped ‘Death Star’ cloud spotted in the sky over Japan
12th December 2016 | | Weird

A MYSTERIOUS cloud which looks like the Death Star from Star Wars has appeared in the sky in Japan.

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