Researchers led by Durham University, in collaboration with Northumbria University, recently set out to understand the differences between a group of clairaudient spirit mediums — people who claim to hear voices of the dead — and the general public.
It seems that anything at all can go missing without a trace. I have written extensively on vanished people, vanished planes, even vanished nukes. The world seems to have a way of sometimes just swallowing people and things up. Yet among these many stories some stand out as particularly odd, pushing past the boundaries of mundane possible answers and lodging themselves firmly into the world of the weird. One such case must surely be one that has made the rounds talking about a whole train that not only disappeared without a trace, but also seemingly managed to go traveling around time and space….
Nearly eight years ago, we learned of the macabre mystery of Elisa Lam, who vanished in February 2013 only to be found, weeks later, dead inside a water tank on the roof of Los Angeles’ Cecil Hotel.
Throughout human history we have sought to go ever further out into our world, to penetrate into the dark places of our maps, to venture out past the next horizon. It is a universal desire of our kind to push out past the boundaries of what we know, and since time unremembered this has brought… Read more »
In keeping with its status as one of the oddest years on record, 2020 boasted a vast array of amazing animal stories that left us awestruck. From ancient armadillos in Argentina to a ‘zonkey’ born in Kenya, this past year featured a veritable menagerie of creatures making headlines in weird and wondrous ways whether it was by land, sea, or air. Check out this collection of the wildest animal stories from this past year…
A colorful self-proclaimed clairvoyant in Mexico known as the country’s ‘Grand Warlock’ has issued his forecast for 2021. Much like his fellow prognosticators around the world, the start of January is the proverbial busy season for Antonio Vazquez, who holds an annual gathering in which he shares what he envisions for the coming year. By virtue of his striking appearance and bold predictions, the purported psychic’s yearly announcement of what is to come over the next twelve months is a popular event in Mexico, where it garners considerable media attention…
2020 was a wash in many different ways, but maybe 2021 will have a different vibe. Who knows what will happen, or what will be rescheduled? If everything goes according to plan…
Netflix has released the official trailer for Surviving Death, a new docuseries set to premiere this week. Surviving Death comes from director and executive producer Ricki Stern (Reversing Roe, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work) and is based on journalist Leslie Kean’s bestselling book of the same name. The mind-bending series will blend science and spirituality in its look into the possibility of the afterlife. Each of the six episodes features interviews with people who claim they have experienced the afterlife in their near-death experiences, people who claim to have proof of the afterlife based on communications with loved ones, and those who investigate these claims from a scientific or spiritual perspective….
A woman in England was left scratching her head when she discovered a puzzling trail of four-toed footprints had appeared atop her frost-covered car.
We look back at our 10 most viewed stories at the end of what has been a particularly challenging year.Here are the top ten stories from 2020 based on the number of views…
Most of the alien civilizations that ever dotted our galaxy have probably killed themselves off already.That’s the takeaway of a new study, published Dec. 14 to the arXiv database, which used modern astronomy and statistical modeling to map the emergence and death of intelligent life in time and space across the Milky Way. Their results amount to a more precise 2020 update of a famous equation that Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence founder Frank Drake wrote in 1961. The Drake equation, popularized by physicist Carl Sagan in his “Cosmos” miniseries, relied on a number of mystery variables — like the prevalence of planets in the universe, then an open question….
The former head of Israel’s space security program has sparked worldwide headlines following a shocking interview in which he claimed that humans have made contact with aliens and that their existence has been kept secret at the behest of a Galactic Federation of extraterrestrials. The wild assertions were reportedly made by Haim Eshed in a piece published this past Friday by the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot. In the interview, the retired general who is now an esteemed professor told a reporter that the United States and Israel have been in contact with ETs for quite some time….
The Juno spacecraft spots flashes of light on Jupiter, making it the only planet besides Earth to have these transient luminous events.
Add Rat-Infested Sinkholes to 2020 Bingo Card! A sinkhole overrun with giant rats swallowed a man waiting for the bus in NYC. How likely is it that you’re next?
Vesuvian Curse, Asteroid Life, Killer Beetle and More Mysterious News Briefly — October 12, 2020