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Monday, December 01, 2014

Start the Week: Weird & Unusual

I dug up a few interesting anecdotes and unusual images to start the week:

Before teaching at a French school for girls, Emilie Sagee taught at 18 different schools and had been fired from each because of the strange events that seemed to follow her. It seems she had the incredible power of being seen in two places at once. Students would often report seeing her in class at the same time others claimed they saw her walking down the hall. On one occasion, as she taught with her back to her students, her doppelganger appeared beside her.

Before she died, model and journalist Peaches Geldof tweeted this selfie photo of herself, her son (Astala), and a ghost hand that unexpectedly appeared with them. She believed the hand belonged to a resident, female spirit who haunted the family. Did this 'spirit' have something to do with Geldof's death?

See Uey Sae Ung was a notorious serial killer from Thailand. His body is on display in the Songkran Niyomsane Museum of Forensic Medicine. He had eaten the hearts and livers of over a half dozen male children. His goal was to become stronger, healthier, even immortal. He was caught in the act by a young boy’s father as he was burning one of the bodies, and executed.

In 1894, this 4 year old boy was rescued from drowning by an Austrian priest. The boy's name was Adolf Hitler.

The Andover Vampire Skull. The information is sketchy but the basis of the story is that at sometime during the 1950’s a newly married couple, Mr F and Mrs B Morris, moved to Andover, Massachusetts. They were disappointed to discover the house they had purchased had not been fully emptied and that the attic remained stacked with books, broken furniture and other such possessions. A year or so after moving in Mrs Morris finally decided to empty to attic and in the process found a heavy wooden box which had been nailed shut. That evening her husband opened the box with a claw-hammer and together they discovered a large and disturbing skull. It had unusually big eye sockets and several pieces of the bone cranium were broken. There were strange carvings on the front left of the skull but the most interesting part of the discovery were its canine teeth which were strangely elongated. Overall the skull was larger than an average human’s and had a distinctive domed forehead. Mr Morris glued the skull fragments together and apparently kept it in his study where he would show it to curious friends and visitors. After some months Mrs Morris became distressed by its presence and insisted that it be reburied as she had convinced herself that it was demonic or at least the skull of a powerful Indian medicine man. Instead, he allegedly took the skull to a nearby Museum of Archaeology which specialized in Native American history.

The townspeople of Oakville, Washington, were in for a surprise on August 7, 1994. Instead of their usual downpour of rain, the inhabitants of the small town witnessed countless gelatinous blobs falling from the sky. Once the globs fell, almost everyone in Oakville started to develop severe, flu-like symptoms that lasted anywhere from 7 weeks to 3 months. Finally, after exposure to the goo caused his mother to fall ill. Anyway...it has been suggested by some skeptics that the residents of Oakville enhanced and embellished the original story for notoriety. The original news report in fact stated that local residents were discussing an annual jellyfish festival, and mentioned a drink called “The Jellyfish” at a local tavern.

The 1989 Nashville, Tennessee UFO Photographs - the photographs of these UFOs were provided by Commander Graham Bethune of the US Navy. He obtained these photographs of a FS-143 saucer from a close friend who claimed to have rendezvoused with another intelligence and requests anonymity. Are these photos the 'smoking gun?'

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