The Strange-ness: Magpies

July 31, 2016

Corvidae is a scientific designation for a family of birds which includes crows, ravens, jays (like blue jays), magpies, and several more birds. These “corvids” arguably are some of the smartest animals on the planet — not just the smartest of birds, […]

The Strange-ness: Arm Pit Fans

July 29, 2016

Thanko, a Tokyo, Japan-based company, is offering an arm pit fan that may be attached to short sleeves to keep arm pits and shirts dry. Details and illustrations on this Thanko web page detail how […]

The Strange-ness: Wendell NC UFO Sightings

July 27, 2016

Over the past few years, Wendell UFO sightings and strange occurrances have been reported during summer months. The most recent report details a sighting from June 29, 2016. A Wendell residents photographing storm clouds in the […]

The Strange-ness: Ghostly Cab

July 24, 2016

A closed-circuit TV (CCTV) video shows a ghostly person following a man into a cab, or does it? The footage, posted on YouTube here, appears to show a figure following a man into a taxi, […]

The Strange-ness: Mountainside Ten Commandments

July 7, 2016

Deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains lies the town of Murphy NC. The mountains near Murphy are home to a 200-acre Bible-themed park and its giant Ten Commandments representation. Visitors are invited to walk up Burger Mountain past five-foot letters […]

Paranormal Talk Coming to NC

June 8, 2016

An August 27, 2016, special event brings the host of Coast to Coast AM, George Noory, to Asheville NC. Noory will be joined by Ufologist Micah Hanks, The Paul Revere of our century, William R. Forstchen, […]

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 Zebulon Cougar

August 1, 2015

Originally published in The Grey Area newspaper (printed) August 1, 2011. ___________________________________________________________ By Frank and Kay Whatley In the July 1, 2011, issue of The Grey Area, we reported cougar sightings within Eastern North Carolina over […]

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 […]

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