Residents in five Midwestern states were shaken by the sight of an enormous fireball that streaked across the night sky on Wednesday evening. While the National Weather Service is uncertain as to what exactly caused the phenomena, they suspect it may have been a meteoroid entering the atmosphere, since the Gamma Virginids meteor shower is in the midst of a 48 hour window of peak activity. More on the story, including video of the fireball from a number of different angles, at CNN.com.
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NASA's Messenger spacecraft, orbiting Mercury, has sent back some surprising findings-- evidence of massive volcanism, unusual impact craters, and magnetic tornadoes that funnel plasma from the sun.
Joshua P. Warren sent us an illustration of a huge v-shaped formation that he saw while looking through Night Vision goggles.
Scientists in South Korea have cloned four dogs that glow in the dark.
George Noory with his grandson Gavin (April 2009).
The new outbreak of swine flu is associated with a never-seen-before strain of influenza A virus.
Long considered one of Ufology's premier abduction cases, the story of Betty and Barney Hill has found new life back where it all began. An exhibit at the University of New Hampshire is showcasing...
This unusual object was captured on night vision film back in December. Could it be it a UFO?
Residents of the tiny town of Tuscarora, Nevada have come up with a novel way of repelling the yearly invasion of Mormon crickets—they aim boom boxes toward the desert and blast local rock station KHIX from dawn to dusk. More at Gizmodo.
Chinese hairdresser Huang Xin has built a detailed replica of the Tian'anmen Gate Tower in Tian'anmen Square out of human hair gathered from shop clippings. The model is 2 feet 10 inches long and made from over 24 pounds of women's hair (because it's softer). More at Ananova.
This photo of a bizarre creature was recently featured in a newspaper from Qatar. The woman who took it claims that she saw the entity in a parking lot...
This massive 170-pound rock has created a stir in Merced, California. Clearly out of place amongst the landscape, area residents are puzzled as to its origin...
A new study in connectedness has revealed that it truly is a small world. So small, in fact, that less than 10% of Earth's land areas require more than 2 days of travel time to reach a major city.
Monday night's guest, Dr. Bruce Goldberg, sent us some images to accompany his appearance. Included in the pictures are graphics depicting how "parallel souls" and "soul mates" are formed, ancient artwork and currency with possible UFO elements, and maps which may show the location of Atlantis and other lost worlds.
Archaeologists in Egypt are hopeful that they have finally discovered the long sought-after tombs of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony. The potential breakthrough in their search is the result of radar scanning which has found three different locations that could be the burial site of the historic duo.
Dr. Alasdair Coles, an Anglican priest and lecturer in neurology at University of Cambridge, has reviewed several brain imaging studies involving people of faith in an attempt to discover if there are unique brain signatures for religious experiences. Coles concluded that there were "no differences in the signatures for verifiable or unverifiable beliefs," meaning the brain image of a Madonna fan humming along to one of her songs would likely look the same as one of a religious person singing a spiritual song.
During a UFO investigation in southwestern Puerto Rico, photographer Luiseppi Quiñones snapped this image of something unusual staring back at him through the lead car's rear window. Unwanted passenger or a trick of light and shadow?
The first crop circle of the 2009 season was reported on April 14 near Avebury, Wiltshire, England in a field of yellow flowering canola. Pictured is an image of the formation by Lucy Pringle.
"From an alleged Bigfoot in ice to a mysterious body on a beach, from a new manta ray to a giant elephant shrew, it was quite a year," writes Loren Coleman. Pictured is the 'Montauk Monster,' which may simply have been a decayed raccoon.
Thousands of protesters turned out for the nationwide 'Tax Day Tea Party.' Some 760 events were held across the country to express displeasure with the tax process and government spending.
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The news agency, Xinhuanet is reporting that thousands of dolphins blocked Somali pirate ships from attacking a fleet of Chinese merchants ships passing the Gulf of Aden on Monday. According to the report, the pirates turned away and "could only lament their littleness before the vast number of dolphins."
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A woman's imaginary arm has been confirmed by doctors in Switzerland. After she suffered a stroke, the 64-year old patient began reporting the presence of a translucent third arm, that she could actually use to scratch itches. The puzzling condition is known as SPL (supernumerary phantom limb). More here.
A five-centimeter fir tree was found in the lung of a man in Central Russia last week. Doctors conducting a biopsy (as they thought he had a tumor) were surprised to see green needles in the cut.
A woman's imaginary arm has been confirmed by doctors in Switzerland. After she suffered a stroke, the 64-year old patient began reporting the presence of a translucent third arm, that she could actually use to scratch itches.
The City Council of Liverpool has called in paranormal experts to review a ghostly image picked up by security cameras at Croxteth Hall. City bosses have suggested that the grounds may be haunted by the spirit of the 7th Earl of Sefton. Video and more info at The Courier-Mail.
During Open Lines, David, a physician and self-proclaimed skeptic from South Pasadena, phoned in to share an amazing experience that happened to him in December 1990. While walking through an airport in Little Rock, Arkansas, David said he heard screaming and saw something that looked like a "streaky drawing" of his sick mother flying around him. David credited the inexplicable encounter with making him a more open minded person.Samuel in St. Petersburg, Florida talked about how to protect oneself from a psychic vampire, which he defined as "a special type of ghost that siphons the life force from the living to maintain its own astral body." Samuel recommended victims of psychic vampire attack say or think, "Lord (or Universe), send down your white light upon me," and then visualize a brilliant white light shining down from above. The instant you do this these entities will banish because they are afraid of the light, he said. George also played a clip from an audio rec