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.
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.
A Winter Haven, Florida homeowner is working to remove a huge yellow jacket nest, before the wasps that live inside do any more harm.
The wasps built a massive nest on a reclining chair that's stored outside a home.
The nest starts at one side of the recliner, extends behind it, and then onto the other side.
A cat that had jumped up onto the recliner to take a nap was attacked and killed by the yellow jackets, according to Tony Smarte, whose mother lives in the house.
"It's huge," he said. "I got chills up and down my spine."
I say...NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE!
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...
Bigfoot’s been at it again, this time spotted by a sharp-eyed skateboarder on the outskirts of Tahoe City, California.
The elusive ape pops up in a video shot by YouTube user Couch Potato, who was mucking around with his new GoPro camera when he captured the beast.
Standing stock still, and perfectly camouflaged to look like a tree stump to the untrained eye, Bigfoot can be seen fleetingly in the top left of the screen, around the 10-second mark, within slowed-down footage that comes courtesy of The Paranormal Review.
In the text accompanying the footage, uploaded on August 9, Couch Potato says: ‘I didn’t notice the Bigfoot-like creature until I got home several days later and watched my videos.’
That tends to lend some credibility to the sighting, as the naked eye probably wouldn’t be attracted to a glaring eight-foot hominid standing in the open only 30ft away.
In the following photo, every expense has been spared to make the creature more visible for those still having trouble spotting it.
Shaman spirit trap in hard wood (made up of two halves), Burmese in origin. Probably early nineteenth century. Bound loosely with recent leather thong. Overall size 14 cms. Used by Burmese shamans or medicine men to capture and transport supernatural entities
Got this from GhostsNGhouls.com. Suitably creepy...what do you think it is?
How many avid soccer fans, well used to the theatrics that are part and parcel of the World Cup, would have anticipated that witchcraft would enter into the discussion of wins and losses? Yet, despite their overall lackluster showing, the Ghanaian Black Stars received support from an unexpected quarter: Ghanaian spiritualist Nana Kwaku Bonsam, who claimed that he used witchcraft to conjure the knee injury that threatened the continued participation of Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in the World Cup.
While Bonsam's claims may have been an amusing interlude in the World Cup brouhaha, it overshadows a much more serious recent incident involving witchcraft allegations in Ghana, a situation that is misunderstood and has received insufficient and inadequate international attention.
In northern Ghana, where poverty is rampant, witchcraft is a disturbing manifestation of violence against women. Women, and even young girls, can be accused of using supernatural power to harm individuals and bring misfortune onto their communities. These women are ostracized by their families and neighbors, rejected by their communities, subjected to life-threatening assaults and often brutally murdered. Some women are fortunate to find their way to one of the "witch camps" dotted across northern Ghana. These camps provide sanctuary to women persecuted as witches.
On June 18th, the United States Ambassador to Ghana Gene Cretz announced that the United States would collaborate with the Ghanaian government to disband the witch camps in the Northern Region. The reason is the conclusion that the camps are inconsistent with the image of modern Ghana. The Americans have pledged to donate one million cedis ($355,000 C), to support Ghana's Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture to research how best to eliminate the camps.
This announcement was welcomed by Ghanaian governmental authorities, who have been under increasing international pressure to take action against the deplorable persecution of women alleged to be witches.
Alexandra Huerta, her brother Sergio, and cousin Fernando Cuevas began growling, thrashing around, and showing signs of temporary deafness and hallucination.
Three American friends were rushed to hospital after becoming “possessed” by demon spirits while trying to contact the dead with a Ouija board.
Alexandra Huerta, her brother Sergio, 23, and 18-year-old cousin Fernando Cuevas had wanted to talk to the after life while visiting friends in the village of San Juan Tlacotenco in south-west Mexico.
However just moments after using the spirit board the 22-year-old started “growling” and violently thrashing around in a “trance-like” state.
Paramedics who attended the scene said Sergio and Fernando also started demonstrating signs of “possession’" including temporary deafness, loss of vision and hallucinations.
Alexandra had to be forcibly strapped to a stretcher to prevent her from hurting herself while being administered anti-stress medication.
Victor Demesa, 46, the director of public safety in the nearby town of Tepoztlan, said: “The medical rescue of these three young people was very complicated.
“They had involuntary movements and it was difficult to transfer them to the nearest hospital because they were so erratic.
"This is the photo that changed my opinion about ghost photos," says Terry Ike Clanton, who runs the TombstoneArizona.com website. Clanton is an actor, recording artist and cowboy poet, and is also a cousin of the legendary Clanton Gang who clashed with the Earps and Doc Holliday at the famous gunfight at OK Corral.
Clanton took this photo of his friend at Boothill Graveyard. The photo was taken in black and white because he wanted Old West-looking pictures of himself dressed in Clanton's 1880-period clothes. Clanton took the film for developing to the local Thrifty Drug Store, and when he got it back was startled at what he saw.
Among the gravestones, just to the right of his friend, is the image of what appears to be a thin man in a dark hat. By height, the man appears to be either legless, kneeling... or rising up out of the ground. "I know there was no other person in this photograph when I shot it," Clanton insists. And he believes the small figure in the background is holding a knife."We thought this was a tie at first, but after further review, it appears to be a knife," Clanton says.
"The knife is in a vertical position; the tip is located just below the figure's right collar.
If you're not convinced that something is weird here, look at my friend's shadow in the photo.
It appears to be going back slightly to the right of him. The figure in the back should have the same shadow, but it doesn't!"
The Guanjuato Mummies - are considered to be amongst the strangest and most horrifying in the world. Contorted faces on some of the mummies give credence to the belief that some of them were buried alive. After author Ray Bradbury visited the catacombs in Guanajuato he stated "The experience so wounded and terrified me, I could hardly wait to flee Mexico".
A hunched figure sits on the water’s edge in another alleged sighting of the fabled Bigfoot .
Randy O’Neal, 40, reckons his dad’s photo – taken on a phone at the weekend – backs up his claim he saw the beast 25 years ago.
Sceptics said it was another hoax, but Randy challenged them to prove him wrong.
He said: “My memories and experiences have made me a believer.
“Here are the pictures again... I can honestly say that these are the clearest, most ‘non-blurred’ images I personally have ever seen.”
Randy claimed he saw “a set of red eyes” peering at him from the darkness on a camping trip in 1989.
The latest sighting was taken at an unnamed spot off the Intracoastal Highway in Virginia, US.
It's big, it's hairy and people in New Jersey claim to have seen it. Now, a television series has joined the hunt for the infamous Bigfoot, also known as Sasaquatch.
The Animal Planet network's "Finding Bigfoot" crew came to Sussex County last week to search the rural area for the legendary -- some would say mythical -- creature who has eluded capture despite numerous purported sightings.
The crew held a town hall-style meeting to hear about local sightings before taking to the field. The Daily Record of Parsippany reports that more than a dozen people shared stories.
Great creepy story from Io9...
In Siciliy, there's a very spooky mummy of a girl who died in 1920. Occasionally, she can be seen to open and close her eyes. Italian researchers now say there's a perfectly reasonable explanation — and it has nothing to do with her being among the undead.
Recorded in time lapse photos and videos, the creepy phenomenon has been the subject of various speculations for some years. This week, Italian newspapers again reported that Rosalia Lombardo, a two-year-old girl who died of pneumonia in 1920, moves her eyelids several times during the day, slightly opening them to reveal intact blue eyes.
One of the world's best preserved mummies, Rosalia is the most famous among some 8,000 thousands mummies lining the catacombs beneath the Capuchin convent in Palermo, Sicily.
Nicknamed "sleeping beauty," she looks like a 2-year-old baby taking a nap. Poking above a blanket, her peaceful face is framed by curly blond hair, while a ribbon is still tied around her head.
Although amazingly mummified, Rosalia doesn't open and shut her eyes.
"It's an optical illusion produced by the light that filters through the side windows, which during the day is subject to change," Dario Piombino-Mascali, curator of the Capuchin Catacombs, said in a statement Thursday.
He noted the mummy was moved slightly and shifted to a horizontal position in a humidity-free glass coffin. The new position makes it easier see Rosalia's eyelids.
"They are not completely closed, and indeed they have never been," Piombino-Mascali said.