In an earlier entry I shared some bizarre December traditions around the world. Of course there are some strange choices to ring in the New Year. It may be too late for you to try some of these, but there’s always next year (unless those doomsday guys are finally right this time). To help you choose I’ve put everything in convenient categories. Burning things Scots parade through the street swinging fireballs
Photo by MrPurple at English Wikipedia [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wi
You may have heard reports of the Texas man injured by a ricochet while shooting an armadillo. Some outlets reported that the bullet actually ricocheted off of the hard armor of the creature, but this Huffington Post article denies that claim. They report that Chief Deputy Roy Barker, with the Cass County Sheriff’s department, was by the man that the bullet from his .38 caliber pistol ricocheted off a rock and struck him in the jaw, grazing him. The injuries were not life thr
Forget the controversy about whether or not to wear white to a wedding. These people are deciding between quilted an extra-absorbent. It’s an contest sponsored by Charmin (as in “don’t squeeze the”) where dress designers create a wedding gown out of toilette paper. Why? Who knows? They’ve been doing it for 11 years. A model walks the runway wearing ‘Garden Party’ a design by Carol Touchstone during the 11th annual toilet paper wedding dress contest at Kleinfled’s Bridal Bouti
Punishment? No! Cure! This cage was a 1909 treatment for Arteriosclerosis. Click the picture for the article in a 1909 science magazine. There may be a reason why what doctors do is called “practice.” While medicine has become a more rigorous science over time, the history of medicine is filled with things that would have you swear that people were just making things up. The picture shows a man in a cage. It’s not some sort of medieval torture, it’s a device that was designed
This news just in from Russia Today: A group of Scandinavian boffins have gathered enough money through crowdfunding to try and bridge the gap between animals and humans by producing a gadget that can translate what a dog is thinking into plain English.
They claim that a new invention from Sweden, No More Woof, will be able to translate a dog’s thoughts into words.
A headset will be strapped to the animal’s head. The device will read EEG signals from the dog’s brain and softw
How would you feel if, thinking you’re poking at a discarded toupee, it suddenly bursts into a creeping, crawling mass of thousands of spiders? That’s exactly what happened to one man as he got the surprise of his life doing just that. Here’s a clip of the video that is quickly going viral: Can you say “Arachnophobia”? READ MORE: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/spider-vine-video-goes-viral/ #weird #spidertoupee #weirdnews #KeepAustinWeird #museumoftheweird #Arachnophobia
Friday, December 27th, 2013 @7:00pm The Museum of the Weird presents its 3rd Annual: An Evening of Christmas Ghost Stories
with your host Richard Whittaker Come warm your bones with some hot chocolate as we gather for an age-old Christmas tradition– listening to spooky tales of days of yore! Featuring two terrifying tales by British master of the macabre, M.R. James, as read by resident Englishman Richard Whittaker. The event is $8 and includes admission to the Museum of the
Screen shot of the moment the supposed Skunk Ape stands upright. Could this be the best video yet of the elusive Skunk Ape, the south’s version of Bigfoot? Here’s the description accompanying the video, which was uploaded by YouTube user Josh Highcliff on October 28, 2013: Here is exactly what I seen, I’m not sure what it is but can someone please tell me? Is there a person who can do video analyses or something? I got scared and ran away, i wish i stayed to keep taking the
David “Crusty” Herron snapped this photo of what he dubbed “Lost Nessie” from a distance of about 600 feet from shore. Last Friday, the scene from Magnetic Island off the northern coast of Australia must have looked like something straight out of The Lost World. Beachgoers were treated to the sight of what appeared to be a long-necked sea going creature straight out of our prehistoric past. The strange looking object moving in the water was extraordinary enough to get the at
“The Incredible Bionic Man” makes his debut at the Washington Air and Space Museum. A first-ever walking, talking “bionic man” built entirely out of synthetic body parts made his Washington debut on Thursday.
The robot with a human face unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum was built by London’s Shadow Robot Co to showcase medical breakthroughs in bionic body parts and artificial organs.
“This is not a gimmick. This is a real science development,” museum
Abominable Snowmen book and my mummified “Yeti” finger. I was tipped off to this news several months ago (and again a few days ago) that Oxford University geneticist Dr. Bryan Sykes would be announcing some “unexpected results” concerning his DNA study of supposed Yeti hair samples. Well, now those results are being officially announced to the world, and I would think it’s safe to say they are not what anybody had expected, but no less amazing in my opinion. For centuries, ta
The photo snapped by Ms. Sicuro’s son that shows the ghostly girl. Why do all ghost kids look so creepy? Couldn’t they ever be playing, laughing or smiling? RAVENNA, Ohio – A local ghost story is getting new attention.
Lu Ann Sicuro has lived in her Ravenna home for 20 years. She says she’s experienced some strange and frightening paranormal activity.
She hears voices, noises in the closets and door knobs jiggling.
She claims the proof is in a photo taken by her son a few ye
This is a photo of the creepy clown spooking residents of Northampton. “He doesn’t juggle. He doesn’t twist balloons into animal shapes. He just stares.” Those were the details reported by the Northampton Herald and Post today, and may be part of the reason locals are feeling a bit unnerved by a mysterious stranger dressed in full clown makeup who began standing outside their homes in a town north of London. Appropriately enough, the clown first appeared on Friday the 13th. H
The ghostly image of a young woman can be seen in the door window. Here’s an interesting and creepy photo. You can see through the door window what appears to be a young woman peering in. Supposedly taken by the woman’s husband, they claimed there was no one else in the room at the time. So if it isn’t a reflection, what could it be? A New Hampshire man noticed an unexpected guest in one of his friend’s Facebook photos recently. He posted the odd image of his friend and her
Medjimurje Mayor Ivan Stefic holding the “alien head.” I have no idea what this thing is that the mayor is holding, but I wouldn’t mind having it on display in the Museum of the Weird! Mayor Stefic, if you’re reading this… call me! A baffled mayor has asked scientists to examine the remains of what be believes to be the head of an alien dug up by workers in a graveyard in Croatia.
The twisted, soft-bodied remains – which seems to have a beak-like mouth in the centre – were u
Here’s an interesting bit of trivia. Today, July 8th, was the very day 66 years ago that the legendary UFO crash supposedly took place in Roswell, New Mexico. I don’t know if it’s a cosmic coincidence or another incredible bit of providence on my part, but I’ve just been contacted by a man who claims to have some actual debris from another UFO that crashed somewhere here in Texas over a hundred years ago! He contacted me after he learned about the Museum of the Weird from t
As you can read in our previous post, Frank Hansen, the man who originally exhibited the Minnesota Iceman in the 1960s and 70s, revealed in a 1970 article in Saga Magazine that he himself was the one who shot the creature while hunting in the deep woods of Minnesota. Keep that in mind as you read this next story (click on the link below), which details some interviews with Frank Hansen in his final years. If the following account is true, why would Hansen in his later years
I received many requests from various individuals and groups for the entire backstory of the Minnesota Iceman. If you want to learn its fascinating history, all I can tell you there is a lot of information out there on the subject, so I encourage you to do your own research. For those of you who have neither the time, patience or inclination to research the subject on your own, I generously provide to you one piece of the puzzle here for your perusal. Below you can read an en
Is this a close up of a Sasquatch face? This image and a few others have been recently leaked on the internet. It is speculated that they show the face of a Bigfoot called “Matilda” by the researchers who have been studying the creature. What do you think? Is it real? Or is it just another hoax? That face sure does look familiar… #weird #Yeti #Bigfoot #mystery #TopSecret #Cryptozoology #Cryptid #weirdnews #museumoftheweird #Sasquatch
Did a plane carrying a famed fashion designer vanish into thin air over these islands? Last month, a plane carrying famous fashion designer Vittorio Missoni mysteriously disappeared in mid-flight. An exhaustive search found no wreckage or debris, and to this day it remains an unsolved mystery. The region the plane vanished in is known as a dangerous area where other disappearances have occurred. Referred to as ‘Los Roques Curse,’ it is close to the vicinity of the infamous B