Archive for the ‘Investigation’ Category

Did Someone Die in Your House? Website Offers Answer for a Price

Monday, October 21st, 2013

It’s that time of year again, kids. People start telling ghost stories about “someone who died in this house a long time ago.”

Now there’s a site where you can call them out for lying or freak yourself out a whole lot more when you realize that they’re not joking about someone dying in the place where you’re holding what was supposed to be a fun Halloween seance.

DiedInHouse.com is a site that can tell you whether or not someone died in a particular home. In some states it’s not required to reveal whether someone died in the home you’re about to purchase or rent.

Charging $11.99 per search is a little pricey for most but for those people who keep hearing footsteps in the middle of the night or keep wondering why the cabinets in the kitchen open and close by themselves? That might be the best twelve bucks they ever spent.

[CNET]

Happy Thanksgiving! Now Pass the ‘Girl Meat’!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

And in true WeirdThings fashion here’s a story to enjoy while you’re waiting for your Turducken to golden its sweet self.

Most of you prefer white meat. Some of you prefer dark meat.

NYPD officer Gilberto Valle prefers something he’s coined ‘girl meat’. According to the prosecution in a bizarre case against Valle, he was going to sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings and a plateful of said ‘girl meat’.

“I’m planning on getting some girl meat. This November, for Thanksgiving. It’s a long way off, but I’m getting the plan in motion now. She’s not a volunteer. She has to be abducted. I know where she lives. I will grab her from her house. I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus. Cook her over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible.”

We can hear everyone quietly putting down their forks and looking around awkwardly.

Valle is apparently part of a small subculture that prefers its meat right off the bone…the human bone. The ‘girl meat’ that Valle was refering to was just that…the meat of an abducted girl. Federal prosecutors produced the transcript of an online chat between Gilberto Valle and an alleged co-conspirator that revealed his plan to abduct a woman he knew and roast her alive and slowly over an open flame.

While his defense claims that Valle would never commit such an act and that his thoughts alone don’t deserve jail-time (he’s currently locked up in solitary confinement), an FBI expert from Quantico looked at the case and stated that he would definitely eventually act on his plans.

The judge handling the case has denied bail for the third time as of this posting and the court proceedings begin on January 22nd which could actually make CourtTV worth watching.

Now pass us those fava beans (we couldn’t resist)!

[NY Times]

Strange Object Buried In Ice: Recovery Begins!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

One year ago Swedish Ocean Explorer Team (Ocean X), using sonar, came across something buried under the ice in the Baltic Sea. Tons of hopeful theories have been tossed around as to what it may be. Ufo? Sunken ship? Arctic Stonehenge? No one could guess from the sonar imagery.

Now, a year later, Ocean X is actually on site and beginning a deeper investigation into what this thing is that has even them baffled.

As they continue to uncover the mystery, pictures are starting to emerge from the site causing even more speculation and excitement.

There is definitely something down there. While the research team from Ocean X, a company that finds sunken ships and sells what they find for a substantial profit, explores the site their finds are not making this discovery any less fascinating.

Pictures and video are beginning to pop up online as the divers explore the strange anomoly. While the team has stated that it could be anything including a strange geological formation, they’ve also said that, due to funding, they don’t have much interest in spending too much time exploring it and need to get back to work on more profitable ventures.

“The object appeared more as a huge mushroom, rising 3-4 meters/10-13 feet from the seabed, with rounded sides and rugged edges. The object had an egg shaped hole leading into it from the top, as an opening. On top of the object they also found strange stone circle formations, almost looking like small fireplaces. The stones were covered in something resembling soot.

First we thought this was only stone, but this is something else. And since no volcanic activity has ever been reported in the Baltic Sea the find becomes even stranger. As laymen we can only speculate how this is made by nature, but this is the strangest thing I have ever experienced as a professional diver.”

We just want them to watch a copy of John Carpenter’s The Thing before they start messing around too much…oh…and to put their dogs away.

[Gizmodo]

Forest Boy Still Unclaimed (UPDATE: Total Hoax)

Friday, June 15th, 2012

UPDATE: Yeah, this one is malarkey. The boy was identified as a Dutch runaway. None of his story was true.

In a last attempt at trying to identify a mysterious young man that wandered from the woods in Berlin, police have decided to release several photos of the youth nick-named ‘Forest Boy’.

It’s been almost a year now since German authorities picked up the mysterious guy everyone simply calls ‘Forest Boy’ or ‘Ray’ as he’s called by officers and still no one has come forward to claim him as family or friend.

For those who aren’t quite up to speed on ‘Forest Boy’? He strolled into Berlin from the woods surrounding the capital city about a year ago claiming that he’d been living out there for about five years. Forest Boy speaks very good English, doesn’t have any kind of record on file, was born in 1994 and claims that his parents are dead; his mother in a car crash and his father died after he fell over last August.

Forest Boy continues to baffle police as to where he came from or who he is. Many authorities, including police cheif, smell a hoax and the search continues for his identity.

Eventually ‘Ray’ will have to be let go from the housing project that he’s currently living in.

“At some time he will have to be given a family name, a nationality and an official date of birth — that is the law in this country,” said Thomas Neuendorf of the Berlin Police.

Recovery of Amelia Earhart’s Alleged Anti-Freckle Cream Triggers New Search

Monday, June 4th, 2012

On July 2, 1937 Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan set out in Earhart’s plane, the Electra, to circumnavigate the world at the equator…and vanished.

Their disappearance has been mentioned in everything from historical documentaries on plane crashes to shows about the paranormal where conspiracies abound about shadowy government projects and even alien abduction.

While most people agree that the Electra simply ran out of fuel, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has spent the last twenty-four years and nine expeditions to Earhart and Noonan’s last known location in an attempt to find out exactly what happened on that historic journey around the world.

In 1940 artifacts surfaced, renewed interest in the search and were then subsequently lost leading to rumors of a government cover-up and a slew of conspiracy theories.

Recently, pieces of a significant artifact, an anti-freckle cream jar (Earhart had freckles and it was well known that she wasn’t happy about it) turned up. Now, armed with new technologiy, preparations are underway and another expedition is about to commence. TIGHAR is hoping that this search will reveal all of the missing pieces to this seventy-five-year-old mystery.

As of this writing, TIGHAR is in the midst of a three day symposium discussing the flight, its disappearance and what may have actually happened in the final days of a trip that’s still yet to reach its conclusion.

[Discovery News]

Weird Things Live: Hunting the Night Creeper

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Weird Things Live: Hunting the Night Creeper from Andrew Mayne on Vimeo.

Last Monday night in front of a live internet audience we set out to solve the mystery of the Night Creeper. Ghost? Frogman? Or something else? Although we’re pretty sure we figured it out, we haven’t definitively proved our theory. The mystery continues…

Running time 55 minutes.

Check out our photos of the scene on Flickr.

Weirdthings Investigates: Coral Castle, you can come too!

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Saturday, May 9, join us as the Weirdthings crew hits up Homestead, Florida to investigate Coral Castle. Coral Castle is made up of over 1,100 tons of Coral Stone. Amazingly the entire project was quarried, cut, carved and put in place by one man, a Latvian immigrant named Edward Leedskalnin. Leedskalnin apparently built the castle as a tribute to his fiance who left him the night before their wedding. The mystery of Coral Castle is how Leedskalnin pulled it off all by his lonesome. Since he was very secretive about his work and nobody ever saw him in the middle of actually building the thing, speculation that he used paranormal means, such as levitation, to build the site abounds. It took Leedskalnin from 1923-1951 to build the thing.

Investigation Info, after THE JUMP.

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