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The people of Twentynine Palms, Calif., just north of Joshua Tree National Park, caught one heckuva light show this year.

A video surfaced on Youtube from Californian Cody Kennedy. Kennedy, who runs an animal-themed Youtube channel, captured a long bar of lights in the sky as the tried to capture some of the nocturnal nightlife. 

Kennedy told the Mirror he was skeptical, believing the lights to be part of a kite, but dismissed it due to the time of day and nearby power lines. 

“I think maybe it was the tail of a kite that has some kind of LEDs but I have looked online for something like it and can’t find anything,” he said.


Pity a house named “The Cage” wouldn’t have people lining up around the corner to purchase it. Perhaps, they should move it to Toronto or Vancouver to get better market value?

One of Britain’s most haunted houses, which was formerly a medieval prison for witches, is on the market for a cool £240,000 (~ $400,000 Canadian).

The previous owner, Vanessa Mitchell, said the two-bedroom cottage was rife with “relentless paranormal activity”.

Real estate website Right Move described the home as being “cleared of the many evil residents encountered over the years”.

How quaint.


The Bigfoot Information Center in Oregon enlisted the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the 1970s.

And Hoover’s charges in this century disclosed their findings by publishing a 22-page discourse between agents and the center in early June.

The cryptozoological society, devoted to the study of the alleged bipedal behemoth, sent Hoover’s charges strange hairs of “unknown origin” for analysis.

The FBI politely reported back to the center, letting them know that their discovery via incident light microscopy, was not outside the usual fauna in the region.

“It was concluded as a result of these examinations that the hairs are of deer family origin.”

Case closed if you’re a Scully.


With the ubiquity of cameras on mobile phones, the question of why isn’t there a sudden glut of sea serpent or bigfoot photos?

The answer, to one paleontologist, Darren Naish, is simple. 

“You really would think they’d be more and better photos, but the only things that ever have ever appeared are terribly low-resolution little blobs in the distance,” he told the Telegraph. “I would say that the fact that we haven’t got any of the evidence that we should have by now — alarm bells are ringing.”

Naish added that it’s all part of a cultural event or belief system that has manifested in what the Superstitious Times likes to call, a tulpa or thoughtform. 

The unconvincing photos that are presented are colourfully referred to as “blobsquatch pictures”.

In fairness, it certainly separates the professional photographers from the technologically unsavvy fathers (or self-taking fashion models). 

Does Nessie have an Instagram account yet?


The PKE meters are picking up some activity at the Travel Channel. That’s because Paranormal Caught On Camera has been renewed for a second season.

Season One just wrapped on June 9, and the channel is looking to continue its showcasing of “the most amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world.”

Over 13.2 million total viewers tuned in to the first, ergo another 26 episodes have been ordered. 


The former head of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, or AATIP, is revealing some of the more intimate aspects of his work as an intelligence officer for the program that was launched in 2007.

Luis Elizondo revealed his findings on Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation, which premiered on May 31 on the History Channel.

The hope is to overcome the stigma associated with reporting mysterious aircraft, which aren’t always full of little green men, if ever at all.

Still, some of the studies made by the Pentagon are baffling.

“These things that we were observing were pulling 400 to 500 G’s,” Elizondo told LiveScience. “They don’t have engines or even wings, and they are able to seemingly defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravitational pull.”

Given the instability of relationships between countries such as Russia, Iran, North Korea, and the United States, it’s only logical they keep their eyes to the sky.


Navy pilot Lt. Ryan Graves shared his unexplained experiences, along with other pilots, with unidentified flying objects with the New York Times in late May.

The newspaper released a long feature a month after the U.S. Navy announced revisions to its UFO reporting policy. 

One pilot almost collided with a UFO near Virginia Beach in 2014. 

“These kinds on incursions can be both a security risk and pose a safety hazard for both Navy and Air Force aviation,” a statement from the U.S. Navy said. “For safety and security concerns, the Navy and the USAF takes these reports very seriously and investigates each and every report.”


A house a 949 Florida Avenue in Portsmouth, Va. was the scene of some very paranormal activity in 1962.

Some 56 years later, Cleveland Tony Harmon and other residents of the street during that time opened up about the experiences they witnessed in the Daughtery home.

Harmon was a young boy at the time, but the poltergeist activity — flying cups and books, as well as a levitating mattress — all left an impression on him. And he said he believed he was behind it all.

“I did everything that was done in that house,” he said. “I didn’t know about poltergeist at the time. I believe my life was destined to do that stuff.”

A journalist and photographer from the paper witnessed the phenomenon and it made front-page news. People from around the Virginian community ventured down to the house on a Sunday after the activity began.

“Police estimated that as many as 10,000 people went to Florida Avenue Sunday to take a look at the Daughtery house. In the afternoon, cars were arriving in the suburb at a rate of 600 an hour,” The Virginian-Pilot reported.

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