The Strange-ness: Drilling Rocks on Mars

October 9, 2015

Released by DC Agle and Guy Webster, Jet Propulsion Laboratory On Tuesday, Sept. 29, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover drilled its eighth hole on Mars, and its fifth since reaching Mount Sharp one year ago. The […]

Why Are So Many Antelopes Dying?

September 11, 2015

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, reprinted from with permission Over the past few months, saiga antelopes have been dying out by the tens of thousands in Kazakhstan. Since May, about 120,000 have died, and that number […]

The Strange-Ness: NC July UFO Reports

July 31, 2015

From the beginning of July 2015 through this printing (July 28), 16 UFO signing reports were filed with the Mutual UFO Network, MUFON, which collects data on worldwide sightings of UFOs. Of the 16 sightings […]

The Strange-Ness: Eastern Hercules Beetle

July 19, 2015

By Kay Whatley, Editor A few weeks ago, my youngest and I came across a strange sight: a beetle on the school sidewalk which measured more than two inches long. It looked more like an […]

The Strange-ness: My Haunted Television

January 16, 2015

Contributed by Brenda Lambert, Member You may not think of your TV as something that would be considered “haunted”, but here I’ll tell you of my personal experience, and you may just change your mind. So, here I […]

The Strange-ness: School Start Times can Harm Learning

October 25, 2013

Research from 1980 forward has shown that teenagers require adequate time for sleep. Learning and thinking improve for teens who get a good night’s sleep. Yet schools still start early in the day, average teens staying up later, and […]

The Strange-ness: Dolphin Deaths Increase in 2013

August 16, 2013

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a report on dolphin deaths in the mid-Atlantic region. Unusual Mortality Event (UME) has been declared for bottlenose dolphins in the Mid-Atlantic region from early July 2013 through August. […]

The Strange-ness: Tar River Banshee

August 2, 2013

The banshee, known as a messenger of death, is known for its wailing and shrieking. While its origins are mostly Irish, banshees have been reported in several countries including the US — and NC has one too. The […]

The Strange-ness: Cougars of Eastern NC

July 1, 2013

In our May 15, 2011, newspaper issue, we reported on the Glen Alpine NC search for a large cat seen repeatedly in the area by residents and police patrols. Reports from their local police described the […]

The Strange-ness: Chemtrails

February 1, 2013

Contributed by Chris Chappell By now everyone has seen crisscrossing streaks of white clouds trailing behind jet aircraft, stretching from horizon to horizon, eventually turning the sky into a murky haze. Our gut tells us these […]

The Strange-ness: Fish Kill Reported at Masonboro Island

February 1, 2013

Released by Michele Walker, State environmental officials reported on January 11, 2013, hundreds of thousands of dead Atlantic Menhaden fish at Masonboro Island in Wilmington NC. The dead fish are along the Masonboro Island beaches and in the […]

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