Monday, April 22, 2019

Anomaly / Oddity

Zombies toraja

The Real Walking Dead: The Rituals of Toraja

If you think that this walking corpse is the fantasy of a Hollywood make-up artist, then you are deeply mistaken: it is not an actor, but a...
Laugh

Strange Mass Hysteria: The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

In 1962, the Tanganyika region, now called Tanzania, suffered a mass epidemic, unlike anything seen throughout history in the rest of the world. Its onslaught was fast...
Jatinga India birds

The Jatinga Bird Suicides: The Mystery Of Small Town

Imagine it's November and you're exploring the East on vacation. India, first stop. You start out in Bangladesh city and a full nine hours’ drive later you...
Zombie Haiti

Real-Life Zombies In Haiti: They Truly Exists

In the spring of 1962 Clairvius Narcisse, a forty year old man was diagnosed as deceased and buried – the cause of his death was an undetermined...
Pike Amusement Park

The Bizarre Story Of The Funhouse Mummy

Did you ever hear the funhouse mannequin's urban legend, which was actually a dead body? The story goes that children and parents had a great time exploring...
Kabayan Fire Mummies

Kabayan Fire Mummies

The Philippines Ibaloi peoples had one of the world's most elaborate burial practices, a process that looked more like cooking a meal than burial, but could take...
Big Nose George Parrott

Big Nose George Parrott… Who Became a Pair of Shoes

George Parrot is infamous not only for being hanged as an outlaw, but also for being the only man in American history who became a pair of...
Ella Harper

Ella Harper – The Camel Girl Story

Ella Harper was born on January 5th 1870 with a very rare orthopaedic condition that caused her knees to bend backwards, called congenital genu recurvatum. In layman's...
Mary H. Reeser fire

Mary H. Reeser – Spontaneous Human Combustion Victim

Reports of spontaneous human combustion, where a person bursts into flame with no apparent cause, date back to the late 15th century. Of the more recent cases however,...
Margorie McCall

Margorie McCall – Lived Once, Buried twice

After succumbing to a fever of an unknown origin in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall of Lurgan, was hastily buried to prevent the spread of whatever disease...