Etchings: Puffing the wrong kind of cigars

It would appear the cigar-shaped object hurtling itself through space is an interstellar space probe, according to researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Called ‘Oumuamua, which is Hawaiian for arriving first, the object was first considered to be an asteroid. Now it’s being theorized by Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb as being a “lightsail of artificial origin.”

This stemming from the object’s excess acceleration when it travelled through our solar system and its peculiar trajectory distinguished itself from comets and asteroids.

Our guess is, it was Canadian Pot Night at Harvard, or the Geology guys were on a press junket and unavailable to discuss what cleavage means to the astrophysicists.

Then again, we know how Dr. Sheldon Cooper treats the geology guy on Big Bang Theory, so it’s not likely they’d roll the idea of consulting them.

UFO of the Swedish Variety

A video captured in Gothenburg, Sweden captured a bizarre, shape-shifting object in the sky over the Nordic city.

As the driver continued the capture the long lantern-shaped, billowing UFO in early November, the object seemed to elongate itself.

Here on our end, in our natural snarky state, is to suggest it’s a runaway Macy’s Parade float.

I mean, U.S. Turkey Day is just around the corner.

Cats’ are out of the bag

An archaeology team in Egypt has uncovered dozens of mummified cats in the Fifth Dynasty tomb of King Userkaf. The pyramid complex is situated at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, south of Cairo.

The site also uncovered a large collection of mummified scarab beetles, the first find of its kind.

The site is said to have belonged to Khufu-Imhat, overseer of the buildings in the royal palace.

Is there a non-disclosure agreement for haunted cars?

An Ohio teen, Troy Vance, is probably a little shaken by what he uncovered in a photo he snapped of Ford pickup in early October.

While parked by a lake outside of New Carlisle, Ohio, he grabbed a shot at sunset. The image of a young boy’s face can be seen riding shotgun.

Allegedly, a young boy drowned in the lake back in the 1900s. However, there aren’t any extensive reports of a haunting in New Carlisle. The closest medium to high profile haunt would by the University of Akron.

That’s not to say locals aren’t experiencing anything spooky.

Things that make you go, ugh

A paranormal expert has been convicted of a series of sex attacks on children in Paisley, Renfrew and Glasgow, Scotland.

Jason Love, 43, targeted three boys over a 12-year-span from 1987 and 1999.

He would use their mutual interest in horror movies as a starting point. He was also known to give lectures on demonology and exorcism throughout the region.

He’s been sentenced to six years behind bars.

Narrowing in a Manson’s Marrow

From the Why? files, Ghost Adventures host and paranormal personality, Zak Bagans, has purchased bone fragment from the deceased criminal and cult leader, Charles Manson.

Manson, who died in 2017 of cardiac arrest while battling colon cancer, was cremated. That didn’t stop Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, from allegedly scraping out the incinerator which he was dust-to-dusted.

Freeman provided Bagans with the remains for his Haunted Museum, located in Las Vegas, which is full of other macabre items.

This isn’t the first time Bagans has gone to the Manson well. The 41-year-old purchased the hospital gown he died in, as well as a toe tag and a couple of his paintings.

Fanboy much?

This kid’s a little long in the tooth

Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered a body that was a little longer in the tooth than expected in the Umbria Region of the country.

A “child vampire” was discovered at La Necropoli dei Bambini, or the Cemetery of the Babies, which dates back to 500 AD. The child, determined to be around 10 years old, had a large stone placed in its mouth. An uncommon practice at the time, it was done to avoid the dead from rising.

During that time in history, Italy was experiencing an outbreak of malaria.

The locals are referring to the child, whose sex is still to be determined, as the Vampire of Lugnano.

Photo courtesy M. Kornmesser/European Southern Observatory

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