The Strange-ness: Streets Change with Rain

June 8, 2016

A group in Boston has inscribed poetry on the streets of Boston MA; poetry that is only seen when it rains. Using stencils and water repellent, the poems are placed on a sidewalk or similar […]

The Strange-ness: Viking Ship Heading for North America

April 26, 2016

The world´s largest Viking Ship departures from Haugesund, Norway and sails towards Iceland, Greenland, Canada and USA. Released by Sarah Blank, On April 24, 2016, the world’s largest Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre, set […]

The Strange-ness: April UFO Sightings in CO

April 13, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor Three Colorado residents reported UFO sightings during the month of April. Photos available for two of them are nearly identical. The first sighting reported via the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) occurred […]

The Strange-ness: Fairy Circles Discovered in Australia

March 15, 2016

Mysterious Gaps in Vegetation Only Ever Seen in Southern Africa — Until Now Released by Susanne Hufe, UFZ press office The circular, barren patches of land, forming a highly regular pattern over the dry grassland of Namibia, were thought […]

The Strange-ness: Unusual Bobcat Burial Discovered

January 17, 2016

Reported in the Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 2015, a bobcat appears to have been buried in a human-like, loving, and bejeweled fashion. The bobcat grave was discovered in Illinois, and dates back to somewhere around […]

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 […]

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