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Champlain Lake Monster Revisited

Thursday, June 4th, 2009


“Champ” the Lake Champlain monster is back bothering residents of Burlington, Vermont. The above image is a screen shot from the latest Lake Champlain monster video of a mysterious dinosaur like creature crossing the water. Alas we could not post it here because they took away the embed code, but Cryptomundo has a great write up on analyzing this latest video, as well as studying the history of the Lake Champlain Monster.

Frog Marriage To End Drought

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Screw expensive and ineffective cloud seeding, if your farmland is dry and infertile, try frog marriage, valued by Indian holy men as the most fun and creative way to end drought.

That may be the most adorable frog bride we have ever seen, but is froggy matrimony really the way to go to bring rain? For the sake of the people of Assam, we sure hope so.

Feng Shui Trouble in Vegas

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The Venetian Hotel and Casino

The Venetian Hotel and Casino

The stakes are high in Vegas. No one knows that better than the high rolling VIPs who pour into Vegas from the far corners of the globe to gamble away their millions.

One high roller, a Taiwanese Businessman identified as Mr. Yuan, lost two million dollars during his attempt to break the bank at The Venetian Hotel and Casino. Instead of blaming the cruel hand of fate and accepting the role of the dice, Mr. Yuan is suing The Venetian for his losings, claiming that The Venetian intentionally used Feng Shui to induce his losing streak. According to AFP News:


Twitter: Now With ESP

Monday, June 1st, 2009
Prof. Richard Wiseman

Prof. Richard Wiseman

Today marks the beginning of the first ever scientific experiment conducted using Twitter. Professor Richard Wiseman, from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, has organized an remote viewing ESP experiment using the social networking tool.

Richard Wiseman, assisted by fellow researchers, will visit different locations around the UK and ask participants to “tweet” their impressions of the characteristics of the surrounding area. These participants will then be given a series of five photos to choose the correct location from. If anyone gets three hits, the odds of which are 1 in 125, the outcome will be considered statistically significant in proving the existence of ESP.

Wiseman, famous for conducting mass participation studies, has found the perfect online tool for extending his research, making him the first person I know of to use Twitter to do good in this world.

To participate, follow Prof. Wiseman on twitter at:

Anomalous Sonar Activity At Loch Ness

Sunday, May 31st, 2009


A classic pleasure cruise, traveling along Loch Ness, recorded strange sonar activity in the middle of its voyage on Thursday. Captain John Askew reported that these sonar readings were unique in his over fifteen years of working as a boat captain on the lake. The sonar readings, indicating a large underwater object, await scientific analysis. Could it be Nessie?

Jellyfish Crop Circle

Saturday, May 30th, 2009


An Oxfordshire farmer woke up one morning to find this epic jellyfish crop circle in his field (or so he claims). The farmer, R. Spence, has submitted that no one has access to his land, leading us to speculate that a race of alien Jellyfish are trying to make a bold political statement. Notice how the aliens have been getting far more ornate with their crop circles since the first ones started popping up in the sixties, we wonder why that is?

The Hands That Burn

Friday, May 29th, 2009

We found this Video over at Looks like a bunch of Russians sitting around with their Babushka having a good time, until about five minutes in (the video is half an hour so fast forward) when he takes a set of cups and appears to miraculously break holes in them using only his mind powers and body energy.

Is this man’s show simple trickery or a miracle of a semi-religious nature? I talked to paranormal investigator James Randi about the purported miracle and he believes that this video is a demonstration of clever slight of hand, with possible explanations ranging from spray solvents to compact invisible lasers hidden in the sleeve. What do you think?

Bigfoot, Terrestrial Primate or Alien Hominid?

Friday, May 29th, 2009


Since the dawn of civilization man has been asking the big questions: Why are we here? How did we come to be here? Is there a god? Is Bigfoot an alien?

Chris Noel, Bigfoot enthusiast, author and investigator may not be able to shed much light on the first three, but in an interview with the Tampa Examiner he tackles the big question of Bigfoot’s origins.

-For more great drawings and caricatures by Nick Worthey, check out his website.

Museum Haunting

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Another Ghost Video. This one, taken in a Mexican Museum, has the added bonus of the security guards chatting it up about the improbable feat they’re witnessing.

Glowing Monkeys

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Glowing Monkeys: The gift that all of us have always wanted but never dared admit it. Now our collective dream has become a reality. We are Weirdthings are pleased to announce that Japanese scientists have created transgenic glowing monkeys. Check it out.

Did a Deceased Reality TV Star Contact Mother from Beyond the Grave?

Thursday, May 28th, 2009


British reality TV star Jade Goody lost her battle with cancer in March. Now her mother claims that she has been witness to two paranormal visitations from her daughter. Creepy stuff from the UK, find out more about it at

Swan Ninja’s of Munich

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Image Credit: Alison Smith

For those of you that didn’t check out Der Spiegel’s headlines for today, you might have missed the title of this article:

Man Uses Live Swan to Beat up Victim

We did a double take too. According to Der Spiegel: the assailant, a Mr. Sebastian P., grabbed a passing swan from the bank of the River Munich by the neck and wielded it like a club, repeatedly striking his victim with the feathery armament. His victim, an east German tourist identified as Steven L., was not harmed in the altercation, nor was the winged billy club used in the beating. The assault weapon flew away unharmed.

Now you can write this off as random drunken Germans beating each other with the most convenient hitting implement, or you could take a closer weirdthings look. We believe this was no mere drunken shenanigan.

There is only one ancient order that is trained in the art of hand to swan combat:



Flying Ghost Caught On Tape In Indonesian Jungle

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

An Indonesian Paranormal TV show is touting the above video as the real deal. This ghost video starts off looking like it’s going to be incredibly lame, with a person in a white gown slowly crossing the screen. Then suddenly with no explanation the figure takes to the sky, jumping to a tree before mysteriously exiting via the top edge of the frame. Why the cameraman didn’t follow eagerly with his lens? We don’t know.

Treasure Hunters Try to Sell Chuch’s Loot, God Intervenes

Monday, May 25th, 2009


Vyacheslav Agapov and Konstantin Chiliskin were unsuccessful, amateur treasure hunters from the Kaluga Region of Russia, who were searching for buried coins with a metal detector in Velino Village. Behind the long standing Velino Church, built in 1772, they struck pay day, or more accurately a jewel studded pot that contained religious icons. On the side of the pot was an engraving that read: ““Property of Velino Church”.

Both men immediately felt uneasy about the previous owner of their big find. After all, ancient Russian armies are one thing, god is in a league unto his own. But Apapov and Chiliskin did not let their apprehensions stop them from calling a friend named Roman, who immediately contacted antique dealer who offered the treasure hunters $20,000 for everything they had, no questions asked.

Moments went by as Roman, Agapov and Chiliskin tried to decide what to do with their loot, then apparently god stepped in to assist in their decision making process. Roman reported hearing a mysterious voice and feeling someone hit him on the back of the shoulder repeatedly. After this incident, the group decided it might be best to return the religious relics to the church.

Cleveland Ghost Video

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

These clips were taken at a house on Cleveland’s historic Franklin Avenue. Investigate, inspect, let us know.

Siberian Yeti Raids Leek Crop!

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Something is amiss in Siberia once again. The wild leek crop, that is a staple food of the Shor people of the Siberian tundra, is being gobbled up by an unknown creature. The cryptid takes only leek plants and leaves only numerous, large, mammalian footprints.

This is the same region that Cryptozoologist Igor Burtsev mounted his failed expedition to search for yetis sighted near Azasskaya Cave. Weirdthings reported on that back in March. Fourteen more sightings of a big-foot like creature with reddish brown fur have been reported in the region. Maybe Burtsev should try stuffing his tent with leeks and let the Yetis come to him next time around.