Archive for January, 2014

Bizzare Made-For-Hollywood Haunting in Indiana

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Latoya Ammons owns a house in Gary, Indiana where she lives with her three children since 2011. Things were going well until 2012 when it all started getting a little Amityville-like.

Large black flies started appearing in the house, her kids were levitating above their beds or being thrown through the house by unseen demonic forces. All the trappings of some bizarre supernatural joke where a priest, a psychic and the Department of Child Services walked into a house…

DCS (Department of Child Services) filed a report stating that they had witnessed some of the bizarre events firsthand:

“Medical staff reported that while the children were at their primary doctor’s office the medical staff reported they observed (one of the children) be lifted and thrown into the wall with nobody touching him.”

Then this instance that was witnessed by a psychiatric counselor and the DCS worker:

“Child became aggressive and then walked up the wall as if he was walking on the floor and did a flip over the grandmother.”

The situation escalated when two clairvoyants, an exorcism-performing priest and the local police department got involved. The three children were growling at times, photos taken by officers were allegedly showing faces and apparitions and shadowy figures were harming the children.

According to some of the people helping Ammons with her situation, 200 demons were believed to inhabit the house and Ammons believed it was all coming from under the stairs. During one of their many stops at the house, officers checked under the stairs. The concrete floor was broken and revealed the dirt underneath but nothing telling or eerie was found.

A more detailed account of the bizarre, made-for-Hollywood story can be read over on the IndyStar’s site where, after reading the actual police, DCS and even the Catholic priest’s report, you’ll have just have to make up your own mind on this very strange case.

And while you’re at it? Take a look at that photo of the house again. It was taken by one of the police officers after responding to a call from Ammons. Notice anything…maybe watching you?

[IndyStar]

Podcast: Track Em Tag Em Tickle Em

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Skitched 20110225 175343

Andrew attempts to sell Brian and Justin on an all expenses paid cruise with several thousand cannibal catches. A man in the mist turns into a mystery that bends the reality of the boys and makes them question how they would handle such a revelation. Andrew goes toe to toe with a famous scientific expert to defend the honor of Gravity.

It’s all part of a new Weird Things podcast.

Get all the latest details on Andrew’s new show Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne coming this January to A&E, like the official Facebook page.

Try out the brand new PODCASTR player, featuring wireless syncing between desktop browsers and iOS devices.

Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes
Podcast RSS feed
Episode archive
Download url: http://www.itricks.com/upload/WeirdThings012714.mp3

Listen now

 

Picks:

Justin:

Her

Brian:

The Charisma Myth

Andrew:

Her

Dog Poop Transmitter Used By Millitary in Vietnam!

Monday, January 27th, 2014

You’re walking with your buddy in the woods and one of you steps in what you thought was a dog mine only it cracks instead of squishes.

During the Vietnam War, what looked like dog dookie could possibly be an Air Force homing beacon in disguise…like a sad Transformer toy no one’s going to ever want to play with…ever. Officially called the T1151 Dog Doo Transmitter, this T1000 version of your standard dog dropping would relay movement of supply vehicles during the night and even transmit and receive morse code messages.

According to someone who actually worked on the project, these nuggets of espionage were customized to resemble the fecal matter of local animals so…you know…they wouldn’t stand out in an area full of non-local dog spam.

We’re betting there could be enough material for a book from all the prank-pulling that took place with these things.

[Sploid]

Podcast: Elon Musk’s Secret Plan to Save the World

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Skitched 20110225 175343

The rock that changed Mars. A mysterious pebble is causing NASA to rack their brains but could it be a civilization all it’s own? Also, does Elon Musk have a secret plan to save us all vigilante style should an asteroid threaten our planet?

It’s all part of a new Weird Things podcast.

Get all the latest details on Andrew’s new show Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne coming this January to A&E, like the official Facebook page.

Try out the brand new PODCASTR player, featuring wireless syncing between desktop browsers and iOS devices.

Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes
Podcast RSS feed
Episode archive
Download url: http://www.itricks.com/upload/WeirdThings012014.mp3

Listen now

 

Picks:

Justin:

Infected

Brian:

Better Angels of our Nature

Andrew:

Up

Devil Baby Rolls Into Streets of New York to Promote Film – Mayhem Ensues!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

To promote the new film, Devil’s Due, the marketing team decided to introduce unsuspecting New York pedestrians to the star of the film via a remote-controlled stroller and the animatronic spawn of Satan.

[DevilsDueNY YouTube]

Precursor to SkyNet Begins Testing in England!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

For whatever reason, humankind and the geniuses that propel the science of robotics have impossibly ignored every science fiction film and book that has foretold of the impending replacement of soft, squishy people by cold, metallic machines that become better than us in every way imaginable.

In the latest ‘great idea’ to rid us of ourselves, several universities in England and Phillips Electronics have partnered to expedite the entire process by creating a cloud-based central control for four robots in a mocked-up hospital room.

Instead of several robots working on individual tasks, those same robots can all work together to accomplish one task cooperatively using a single hive-mind system dubbed RoboEarth!

Sounding more like some kind Monster Truck event at the local fair, RoboEarth will allow various robotic systems to collaboratively solve problems.

What does that mean? It means that one robot will use heat signatures to let several hovering drones know where the last remnants of humanity are so that we the robot takeover will go in a very organized and methodical fashion than Hollywood’s silly notion that we’ll rally together and be victorious.

Rene van de Molengraft, the head human exterminator of the RoboEarth project, states, “At its core RoboEarth is a world wide web for robots: a giant network and database repository where robots can share information and learn from each other.”

With Google’s recent robotics acquisitions, (check out the January 12th WeirdThings podcast) we’re pretty sure we’re all on our way out.

Anyone else just side-eye their Roomba?

[BBC Tech News]

Artist Lovingly Embroiders Portraits – By Sewing Them Into the Flesh of his Hand!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

When many of us are bored and have a writing instrument we tend to doodle.

Whether it’s on a napkin, a table, etching something obscene into a picnic table or our school folders, we’ve all doodled away boredom at one point.

Then there’s always those people that just kind of take such a seemingly innocent act just a little bit further than they probably should.

Meet David Cata’. He doesn’t doodle. He sews.

And he doesn’t sew into napkins, receipts or school folders. Nope.

He sews portraits into the palm of his hand!

If you get a little queasy with this kind of thing just note that Cata’ is a guy that sews portraits into the palm of his hand. If you’re NOT the queasy type
go ahead and press play and witness the process as well as what we’ll call…the uh…erasing of the portrait.

Those threads gotta come out sometime.

[UniqueDaily.com]

Podcast: Free Beer Until The Day You Die

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Skitched 20110225 175343

There is a creeping influence in the woods keeping progress from the doors of citizens. What are locals protecting? Meanwhile, there is an offer for you to get drunk and high on cocaine every single day. Your living expenses are taken care of, you are a local celebrity but there is a catch… Meanwhile, Andrew’s new show premieres Monday, January 13th on A&E at 10 p.m. ET and Brian and Justin do impressions of Julian Assange as if he were in love with Sasquatch.

It’s all part of a new Weird Things podcast.

Get all the latest details on Andrew’s new show Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne coming this January to A&E, like the official Facebook page.

Try out the brand new PODCASTR player, featuring wireless syncing between desktop browsers and iOS devices.

Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes
Podcast RSS feed
Episode archive
Download url: http://www.itricks.com/upload/WeirdThings011214.mp3

Listen now

 

Picks:

Justin:

Battleheart

Brian:

Basic Comic

Andrew:

At the Mountains of Madness

Bigfoot Has Been Shot & Killed – Says Hunter Who Forgot He Pulled Bigfoot Hoax Before

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Spike TV’s show about hunting and possibly capturing a Bigfoot should probably just pack it in because Rick Dyer, a guy who’s somehow forgotten that he pulled a bigfoot hoax prior to what’s sadly going to amount to more of the same, has bagged a Bigfoot. For real. If you believe him.

“Bigfoot is not a tooth fairy — Bigfoot is real. The most important thing to me is being vindicated, letting people know that I am the best Bigfoot tracker in the world and it’s not just me saying it.”

Dyer will be taking the “corpse” on a cross-country tour and on February 6th he’ll be holding a press conference telling you exactly where you can come catch a glimpse of the sadly departed Bigfoot.

For now you can take a look at the odd video that Dyer sent television station KSAT showing off his trophy which features one of our new favorite catchphrases of 2014, “Six inches from face!”

Hopefully there are still more elusive Bigfoots out there and this won’t be the end of everyone’s favorite hairy hominid.

We can only hope it isn’t a hoax. (cough)

[CNET]

Jamie Oliver Asked By Producers to Help With Show on How to Cook Human Flesh!!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

2013 has come and gone. “Bath Salt Zombies” had their time. Krokodil has already peaked and is on its way out.

What’s the new weird trend? Cannibalism.

Cannibalism is becoming the latest weird ‘it’ thing. There are currently several court cases in process concerning cannibalism. The modern equivalent of an online farmer’s market of people looking to eat other people has also surfaced in the process.

But the most telling sign that cannibalism has hit its stride toward knocking zombies from their golden time in the media? That Jamie Oliver has apparently been asked by producers to do a cooking show that deals with preparing a meal using human flesh.

Blink. Your eyes will dry out if you don’t.

In an attempt to grab ratings by creating a shock factor of a show, producers out there have suggested that a show about cooking human flesh should absolutely be headed up by the very same guy that stormed out across the world on a campaign to get kids to eat healthy. Oliver has turned down the idea of a show based on smoking your neighbor.

Even though he said “No”, his reply to reporters about the situation was almost as shocking as the idea of the show itself. Oliver’s reply:

“I know exactly what human meat tastes like. Pork. It tastes exactly like pork.”

Really.

[The Drum]