Archive for June, 2009

Possible Alien Sewer Creature Discovered, Identified, Destroyed By Bayou Riflemen

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Please follow the cues for this YouTube playlist throughout the post.

In the sewers of North Carolina lies a strange creature. Pulsating and wiggling in the first video on this playlist. Could it be of alien origin? CHUD? A metaphor of a chemical society gone too far?

Apparently none of the above. According to the How Stuff Works blog this thing is called Bryozoa. It’s a 350-million year old primitive animal life form comprised of smaller, ickier life forms. Which brings us to video number two, as it happens, down on the Bayou they don’t take to kindly to 350-million year old primitive animal life forms. Watch as a pair of Bryozoa are blown to bits by way of a M1 Springfield 30.06 rifle. And Rage Against The Machine.

But just when things have come to a shocking conclusion, we get the cliff hanger. Those gun nuts got the wrong guy/thing. The inquisitive minds at Deep Sea News consulted an expert on Bryozoa and he claims the sewer video features a pulsating look at Tubifex (video number three, please) a collection of worms that normally are found at the edge of polutted streams. In the NC sewer video, he claims that they’ve gathered around each other and the movements are caused by one worm contracting, which stimulated all the others to move.

Credit to Brian Brushwood and Dodd Vickers for digging through this mess on Twitter last night.

New Face, Same Weird Things

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


Hello all.

My name is Justin Robert Young. I am the editor at large for this site.

It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Sean McCabe, the only editor this site has ever known will no longer be with us. We are grateful for all of his hard work and dedication, without which we could have never gotten this blog off the ground. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward.

As for the future? It’s bright.

First, I am officially amputating the “at large” from my title and assuming the role of interim editor. Second, you will hopefully see some new contributers to these parts. Third, we hope to be much more interactive with you guys. Email any and all tips, videos, pics or personal stories to JustinRobertYoung@Gmail. Feel free to hit up both the @WeirdThingsCom Twitter or my personal @JustinRYoung account as well. This is a (weird) community after all.

So, yeah, my name is Justin. Pleased to meet you.

Lame Ghost Video

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

This video, filmed by the Greater Central Ohio Paranormal Society, is being touted on the main page of Ghost Videos as evidence of a ghost girl. Are we the only ones who don’t really see…..anything of interest at all?

Only Eyewitness to Lizard Man Shot to Death!

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

We were saddened today to find out from Cryptomundo that Chris Davis, the originator of the South Carolina Lizard Man legend was shot to death at his home in a drug related incident.


According to Davis’ reports: on June 29, 1988 he was changing a flat tire at 2 AM on his way home from work, when he was attacked by a seven foot tall, humanoid, bipedal lizard creature. In Davis’ account he was able to start the car and drive away while the lizard man clung to the top, eventually falling off when Davis swerved the car from side to side.

This is how the American crypto-classic Lizard Man was born. The question now is will the story live on without its central character?

St. Peter’s Church Paranormal Investigation

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Check out this dramatic investigation of St. Peter`s Church in Essex.

Remote Viewers Travel To Vegas This Week

Friday, June 19th, 2009


The International Remote Viewing Association is having their 10th anniversary this year and are hosting a conference in Vegas starting today to celebrate. There press release on the event states:

For 20 years, the U.S. government trained soldiers and secret agents in the use of psychic powers to gain an advantage on enemies.
This weekend, the world’s foremost psychic warriors are coming to Las Vegas to share ideas about the techniques they used, including something called remote viewing.
Las Vegan Ret. Col. John Alexander was one of the insiders of the program. “Part of my time on active duty in the intelligence community was looking at psi phenomena. We were interested in what the Soviet Union was doing and in what could be done. One thing I’d argue, scientists argue about the scientific viability of this. The reality is, we had an operational unit that was out doing intelligence operations quite successfully,” he said.
The conference begins Friday at Green Valley Ranch. It includes speakers who were trained by the CIA, DIA, and Army Intelligence to rely in psychic insights to spy on the enemy.
Among the most dramatic successes was the use of remote viewing to discover the existence of an advanced Russian submarine that was previously unknown.
The conference kicks off at noon and is open to the public.

Though extrasensory perception (ESP) has never been proven in any form, the conference will provide a great opportunity to find out more about the U.S. Government’s whacky Cold War remote viewing research. You might not find evidence of the paranormal, but we can guarantee that you will see weird things.

Did Tesla Prophesy the Internet in 1904?

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Penn Bullock Reports:


Did Nikola Tesla prophesy the Internet in 1904? In the pages of Electrical World and Engineer, he envisions a global media system – based on the Telegraph:


Catholic Church Persecuting Witches Again!

Friday, June 19th, 2009


You thought the Catholic Church was done persecuting witches. Well, they are at it again, this time in Stockport, UK.

High Priestess Amethyst Selmeselene (also known as Sandra Davis, grandmother of 11) attempted to rent out “Our Lady’s Social Club” for her group’s annual Witch’s Ball. When she went to pay for the venue she had secured, she was turned away and told that the Roman Catholic Church, which owns the facility, had blocked her from renting the center.

Her goal was to attract a crowd of people to do obscene and ungodly things like have a buffet dinner and dance to an ABBA tribute band.
Though we can fault High Priestess Selmeselene for her taste in music, we can’t fault her for wanting to get down and have a good time with her women’s group.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Shewsbury told Ananova News that “Parish centers under our auspices let their premises on the understanding users and their organisations are compatible with the ethos and teachings of the Catholic church.” And apparently that means a no go for pagan partying.

When will the Catholics leave those poor witches alone? When will they finally be free to dance to bad eighties music while talking shop around a bubbling cauldron? I guess the Church decided that if they can’t burn them, they should at least be able to ban them from their rec. center.

Unidentified Flying Smoke Ring Over King’s Dominion Theme Park

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

“Smoke usually looks smoky”, truer words were never spoken. Has Ms. Deana Smith never heard of smoke rings? Though Ms. Smith thinks it’s a sign from god and the UFO expert thinks it’s an extraterrestrial visitation, it is probably just a special effect smoke from the volcano ride at King’s Dominion, pictured below.

It’s funny how the media reporters didn’t bother do go check if this was a daily occurrence at the park, if they had bothered to film the volcano ride itself, they would have debunked this mystery much sooner, but it’s more fun to say the ring was made by aliens….or god.

Volcano Roller Coaster at King's Dominion

Volcano Roller Coaster at King's Dominion

Here is a full length video of the mysterious smoke ring sans annoying nine second commercial and newscasters:

No More Holy Water For Roman Catholic Church

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Santa Maria Stella Maris church in Fiumicino, Italy has decided to stop offering holy water for members of the public to bless with, amid fears that the water may be being stolen for satanic purposes. Walter Palombi, Parish Priest told Italian Newspapers that:

“We have motives to believe that these are used for a ‘black mass’ (satanic mass). Usually the person who carries out these practices needs items that are ‘blessed’ as well as holy water.”

So no more holy water for the faithful Italians of Fiumicino. Satanic ritual scares became popular in Italy during the 1980’s and 90’s, more recently in 2004, fears of satanic ritual cults have sprung up again.

Crew Captures UFO Video While Filming UFO Documentary

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The Gray Brothers were filming their latest documentary called “Supernatural Investigator : The White Mountain Abduction” when they became the luckiest film crew in the world.

They were interviewing relatives of Betty and Barney Hill, the first couple ever to come forward claiming alien abduction, when the lights appeared in the sky. Perfect timing, and even more perfect timing to promote the documentary.

84-Year-Old Woman Wakes From The Dead In Morgue

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Zwolen, Poland: The morgue technicians at a hospital found the body of an 84-year-old woman moving in her body bag. They immediately alerted doctors, who came in and verified that the woman’s vital functions had returned.

Her husband had called for an ambulance after she fell unconscious in a nearby village. She was then pronounced dead by a medical examiner at the hospital.

We don’t know many other details, but we do know that someone is going to lose their job over this. How creeped out would you be if you woke up in a body bag?

Meteorite Strikes Boy’s Hand

Monday, June 15th, 2009 posted an article last week about a boy being hit in the hand with a meteorite. Since then the online community has been abuzz, some excited, some crying fraud.

The details of the event itself are sketchy and vague, though the meteorite reportedly left a scar on the boy’s hand before drilling a crater into the ground. We talked to Astronomer Phil Plait about the incident. He gives a great breakdown of the case on his website Bad Astronomy.

Us: So do you think it is at all likely that the kid was hit with a meteorite?

Phil: It’s possible, but there are too many holes in the story. I’m pretty suspicious of this for the obvious reasons — it’s pretty unlikely — but a lot of the story doesn’t add up. He was on his way to school on what’s obviously a suburban street, but no one else saw the flash, the bang, him getting hit? Plus, the Telegraph article misquotes the scientist, so it seems like this is less and less likely the more and more I look at it.”

The Bad astronomer alerted us to the existence of photographs of the boy, crater and meteorite on a German Newspaper’s website. He believes that the impact crater in the photo is probably a fake.

But if confirmed, this incident will be one of the only known direct meteorite strikes that has occurred since Ann Hodges was struck with a grapefruit size meteorite in 1954, the first known incident in human history. We aren’t holding our breaths just yet.

Another Look At Manitoba Bigfoot Video

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Bobby Clarke, a ferry boat driver from Manitoba, took this Bigfoot footage in 2005. The short film, taken with an out of focus camcorder created lots of media buzz and lead to a Bigfoot investigation by now defunct news program “A Current Affair”. Cryptomundo recounts the incident and reviews the tape. Do you think it’s really worth a second look?

Microbe Awakens From 120,000 Year Slumber

Monday, June 15th, 2009
Credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH

Credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH

Down, down, two miles below the surface of a Greenland glacier, in sub-zero temperatures inhospitable to most existing life, a new form of bacteria was discovered frozen in time. A team of scientists from the University of Pennsylvania played microbial Frankenstein and revived the tiny bacteria now dubbed Herminiimonas glaciei.

The debate still continues over whether the bacteria had been reproducing at an incredibly slow metabolic rate for thousands of years, or if they lay dormant as spores for the elapsed time. Either way, the discovery of these microscopic critters gives insight into what bacteria might be like that exist in similar harsh climates on other planets.

UFO Sighted Over Erlanger, Kentucky

Monday, June 15th, 2009

This pulsating UFO over Erlanger, Kentucky caught the attention of a local camera man. It almost looks like a cursor on a computer for the first few seconds, before being shot up close.