Weird & Bizarre
Japan boasts a wide variety of strange mummified relics. Some, like the purported mummies of "river imps" and flying demons, border on the fantastic. Others, like the remains of self-mummified monks, are all too real. Pink Tentacle showcases a litany of Japanese mummies, but be forewarned, some of the images are rather graphic.
Larry Arnold sent us this photograph (click image for enlargement) showing the curious combustion case of Dr. John Bentley.
With her surprising saxophone skills, Sara the Walrus has been charming scores of visitors to Istanbul's new Dolphinarium. More on the story at the Telegraph.
For the past 42 years, a town in Sweden has erected this massive straw goat in honor of the holiday season. And, in 23 of those years, vandals have destroyed it. Sadly, the 2008 edition met its demise this past weekend, once again by fire. More on the story here.
In the first hour, author Varla Ventura shared some of the strange stories from her new work, Book of the Bizarre. Ventura talked about ancient clay tablets uncovered from a human sacrificial pit in Tartaria, Transylvania in 1961. Known as the Transylvanian Tablets, these artifacts contain the language of a Stone Age agricultural tribe.
Chad Lewis sent us a set of images to accompany his presentation.
Check out photos of Philip Carlo meeting with the Mafia contract killer, Richard "Ice Man" Kuklinski, who is on the left in this image.
John Kachuba sent us several photos to accompany his presentation, including this image of his 'Ghosthuntermobile.' Click here to view.
C2C Digicam image highlights the special Birthday Pizza for Coast board operator Steve Carr.
During the 2/24/06 program, George played a recorded statement by 'Devil Channeler' Demitri.
The following video, recently posted on the Spanish-language site Ikerjimenez.com, was allegedly taken on a cell phone and handed over to the Mexican authorities. It shows two boys playing soccer in an alley. When the ball goes astray, one of the boys goes after it and an unusually long arm grabs for him.
Tess Gerrtisen has a long standing fascination with strange and morbid details of human existence .Her website offers a page of Creepy Biological Facts, which includes such nuggets as tumors with teeth, maggot therapy, hair eating, and the possible link between vampires and rabies.
The classic mechanical attraction Laughing Sal, has been outfitted with a freshly digitized cackle, to scare/amuse a whole new generation of visitors at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.
On May 2, 1962, Clairvius Narcisse was declared dead by two physicians at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti. Narcisse's body was identified by his sister, Angelina, and buried the next day in a small cemetery near their village.
The American artist J.S.G. Boggs has become known for his artwork which closely resembles currency. Rather than sell his creations, he attempts to use these bills to pay for goods and services.
During the Thursday and Friday night programs, George played a recording of a phone message left by a man who witnessed a car accident on his way to work.
John Zaffis runs the Museum of the Paranormal in Stratford, Connecticut. Among his collection, is this clown painting.
Elena, an intrepid motorcyclist, has created a haunting website, which photo-documents her drive through "the dead zone" of Chernobyl, the site of the world's worst nuclear power accident.
As presented on the 11/2/03 show: Art Bell: Let's say the government chose me. They were going to use me as an outlet to release this information. Let's just say they did that and they took me to a briefing. Then what John?John Lear: They whisk you to Washington, DC, you get limo-ed to this building, beautiful building, you go up into this room. They say, 'Art, you're the guy and if you give us the go ahead, we are gonna release everything we know to the public. If you decide to go ahead, all major networks will be provided with information on all aspects of the cover up and no type of information will be withheld.
Jeff and Jennifer S. of Milan Portrait Co. announce the arrival of their son Aston Riley (pictured) born Sept 22. "His nickname is Smeagol and he goes to sleep every night listening to Coast to Coast." Happy Halloween!
(10-16-03) The Wacky World News has learned exclusively that the Chicago Cubs fan whose interference with play in Game 6 of the recent National League baseball playoffs may have cost the Cubbies a spot in this year's World Series, is none other than a younger, time-traveling Art Bell, weekend host of the overnight radio program, Coast-to-Coast AM.