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The Most Mysterious Anomalies of Mars
19th September 2017 | thoughtco.com | Space, Weird

Is there life on Mars? Despite the controversy surrounding Mars meteorites that some scientists think contain fossils of ancient Martian bacteria-like life forms, there is no conclusive evidence that life currently or ever existed on Mars. That, however, does not rule out the possibility that there was once life on Mars. Although there is no conclusive evidence, there are some tantalizing photos sent back from the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) and other probes that might raise some eyebrows.

Vision Quest: A Journey Within to Expand Consciousness
18th September 2017 thecostaricanews.com | Humans, Weird

Truth-seeking questions got asked by nine transformational leaders from around the world on a high-risk extreme adventure, complete with ayahuasca ceremony, through the heart of the Costa Rican jungle.

What’s Causing Egg-Shaped Rock Formations on Cliff in China?
15th September 2017 | atlasobscura.com | Earth, Weird

Near the village of Gulu, China, there’s a cliff that has a mysterious talent: It lays eggs.  More precisely, beautifully round egg-like rocks stud its face, MetroUK reports. Eventually, over the course of about three decades, those rocks emerge until they drop from the cliff face to the ground—smooth and nearly spherical.  No one knows what is responsible for this phenomenon.

Stormhenge: Timelapse Video of Storms, Stars and Eclipse Filmed at Carhenge
15th September 2017 | dailygrail.com | Space, Weird

The Stormhenge footage was captured during four different shoots at Carhenge, in the High Plains of Nebraska, between 2015-2017 by Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan as part of SkyGlow Project, their ongoing quest to raise awareness about the damage and dangers of light pollution.  Article contain a link to watch the entire video.

NC Mom Invents Spray to Attract Bigfoot
14th September 2017 | charlotteobserver.com | Weird

A North Carolina-based wife and mother has home-brewed a spray that she claims can attract any Bigfoot within a mile and a half.

Model Jailed After Nude Photoshoot at Ancient Egyptian Temples
13th September 2017 metro.co.uk | Weird

A model ‘inspired by Cleopatra’ ended up in prison after posting naked at various ancient temples.  Marisa Papen travelled to Egypt to take part in the secret photoshoot, without permission from authorities.

The Giants of Mont’e Prama: Traces of a Lost Civilization?
12th September 2017 | ancient-code.com | Ancient, Weird

The mysterious Giants of Mont’e Prama, or Colossi as some call them, are sculptures nearly 2.5 meters in height believed to have been created by the Nuragic civilization, an ancient culture that inhabited the island of Sardinia between the XVIII and II century AD.

Indiana Farmer Creates Maize Maze in Shape of Princess Leia
10th September 2017 time.com | Weird

A southern Indiana farmer created a corn maze with a network of trails outlining the face of “Star Wars” character Princess Leia to pay fitting tribute to the late Carrie Fisher.

Unusual Earthquake Lights Observed During Mexico’s 8.2 Tremor
9th September 2017 | dailygrail.com | Earth, Weird

When Mexico City civilians heard the sirens of the city’s alert system go off, many opted to congregate on the streets, as advised by the authorities. There they managed to observe a very unusual phenomenon: Blue, white and green flashes on the fairly overcast sky. Witnesses were quick to share the bizarre spectacle through Twitter.  Article contains a link to watch related video.

Jade ‘Stones of the First Encounter’ May Depict Mayan-Extraterrestrial Contact
7th September 2017 mysteriousuniverse.org | Ancient, Weird

With so many Mayan artifacts seemingly depicting what we today would describe as extraterrestrials or aliens, it gets harder to dismiss them as hoaxes or misinterpretations of Mayan drawings and carvings of conventional objects, animals or people. Word is spreading about a discovery of jade stones in a Mexican cave carved with so many realistic engravings of what look like aliens and spaceships that they’re being called “Stones of the First Encounter.” Are they?

Yorkshire Schoolgirl Finds Legendary Excalibur Sword in Cornish Lake
5th September 2017 | yorkshirepost.co.uk | Ancient, Weird

A 7 year old schoolgirl from Yorkshire, England, could become the stuff of legend after pulling a 4 foot long Medieval-looking sword from the same Cornish lake where King Arthur’s Excalibur was famously thrown.

Man Trying to Bring Psychedelic Religion to Nova Scotia
5th September 2017 thechronicleherald.ca | Weird

A professional lifestyle coach is hoping to bring a new religion to Nova Scotia that’s focused on a South American psychedelic spiritual ceremony that includes drinking Ayahuasca.

Paranormal Proof: Australian Skeptics’ $100,000 Prize Still Unclaimed After 37 Years
4th September 2017 | abc.net.au | Weird

There’s a $100,000 prize waiting for you if you can read minds, heal people at a distance, see the future, or talk to the dead.  As long as you can prove it, that is.  According to this skeptic, most people claiming psychic powers baulk at proving themselves.

Most Frequent Elements of Near Death Experience, and the Order in Which They Occur
2nd September 2017 | dailygrail.com | Humans, Weird

While we think we know what a near death experience is, in reality it is somewhat of a slippery concept. At its very loosest, we might say that it is when someone near death – sometimes physically, but also sometimes when they are simply under the impression they are about to die – experiences at least one of a number of identified ‘NDE’ elements.  Where do we draw the line on which are the important elements, and how many of them are really needed to make it a genuine NDE?

Nevada’s Lovelock Cave: A Native American Tale of Giants, or a Giant Tale of Fiction?
1st September 2017 | ancient-origins.net | Ancient, Weird

The Paiutes, a Native American tribe indigenous to parts of Nevada, have an oral tradition about a violent race of red-haired, white giants or ‘barbarians’ that their ancestors referred to as the “Si-Te-Cah” or Saiduka.   The story was written down in a book in 1882 by Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, daughter of a Paiute Indian chief.  There is some debate as to the veracity of the claims made regarding the Lovelock Giants.  During initial cave excavations, there were reports of mummified remains being found of two red-haired giants up to 8 feet tall.  But as the article explains, however, only a giant mystery remains.

Bizarre Google Earth Images Spark Controversy
31st August 2017 | thesun.co.uk | Weird

These eerie photos from Google Earth imagery have sparked dozens of conspiracy theories, with some saying they show ‘evidence’ of UFO landing sites, ancient lost cities, and even giant spiders.

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