Creepy Cloaked Figure Seriously Freaking People Out in North Carolina

Police in North Carolina are investigating reports of a strange cloaked figure appearing at an apartment complex and possibly leaving behind raw meat near a local playground.

Images posted on social media claim the hooded figure was spotted at the Hudson Woods apartment complex in Gastonia, located in the Charlotte area:

Police said the incident may be a prank, and the photos could even be from someplace else entirely. 

"It could have come from anywhere," police spokesperson Donna Lahser told WBTV, the local CBS station. "We don't know if this is some bogus prank someone is playing." 

A resident of the complex told the Gazette she was afraid for the safety of her daughter. 

“I see why it could be easy to make a joke out of it, but this is serious," Brooke Conard, whose yard backs up against the woods by the complex, told the newspaper. "We live in a world todaywhere you don’t know what’s going on and you don’t know people."

The paper also reported that online commenters have said the figure left a bag of raw meat that was found and removed by maintenance, but police have not linked the two incidents. 

Creepy and abandoned homes

Creepy images of run down homes from Photographer Seph Lawless' book, Autopsy of America, which documented the decline of the U.S. economy in memorable portraits of abandoned malls and empty factories. His ongoing project, also called "Autopsy of America," and aims to raise awareness of the struggles faced in the Deep South and Rust Belt regions.

Weird jellyfish-like creatures taking over West Coast beaches

Strange blue sea creatures that started washing up along shorelines in Washington, Oregon and Northern California earlier this summer have now invaded Southern California beaches, officials say.

Velella velella, jellyfish-like creatures also known as "by-the-wind-sailors," have been reported carpeting beaches from Oxnard, north of Los Angeles, down to San Diego, they report.

They get their "sailor" nickname from their transparent fin that sticks up out of the water from their blue, 3-inch-long bodies.

That fin allows the winds to push them across the ocean surface with tentacles trailing down into the water to capture plankton and floating fish eggs as their food.

"Out at sea, they look like bubbles on the surface of the ocean until you get up on them," says Julie Bursek from NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

It's because that upright fin puts them at the mercy of the winds that they've been carpeting West Coast beaches, scientist say.

"Every now and then, the currents and the winds will change and these guys will, instead of being pushed out to sea, they actually wind up on the beach," says David Bader, director of education at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.

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Psychic Gary Busey actually spoke to Patrick Swayze’s ghost days before entering Celebrity Big Brother house

Celebrity Big Brother oddball Gary Busey actually saw Patrick Swayze’s GHOST days before entering the house.

And no, we don’t mean the film.

Hollywood star Gary claims the spooky experience occurred just days before he entered the CBB house on Monday. So yep, as well as being an Oscar-nominated actor he is also a psychic and can speak to the dead.


Gary revealed his spooky senses during a chat with axed Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan yesterday.

‘He [Swayze] came through me the other day…I’ve been to the other side, after my death…so I have a connection to that spiritual world,’ Gary revealed. More story here...