You devoured our previous roundups of mind-expanding stories, so we’ve curated six more of the weirdest, WTF-inducing items sure to send you into a google tailspin. This time, it’s tales of creature sightings — everything from aliens to mermaids to wolf-hybrids. Get your tin foil hats ready, and let’s dive in!
1. Earlier this year, Canada released a coin commemorating Stefan Michalak’s famous UFO sightings at Falcon Lake, Manitoba.
The $20 coin— which is currently (and unfortunately) sold out — glows in the dark, and has a shape not unlike the head of the standard “Roswell Grey” alien. COINCIDENCE? Furthermore, what’s the Canadian government trying to say with the release of this coin? That the alien sightings did, in fact, occur?
2. Oregon researchers are attempting to understand the genetic makeup of a wolf-like creature discovered on a ranch in Montana.
The animal, as seen on The Oregonian’s Instagram page, was brought to my attention by our web manager, who always has something perfectly strange to share with me. Considering the state’s experience with cryptozoology, namely Bigfoot, it seems an ideal location to study the strange creature and determine its origins.
3. Antarctica is swarming with aliens, where humans and aliens collaborate on scientific research, according to an ex-military man known only as “Brian.”
The anonymous man contacted Linda Moulton Howe, a journalist known for her ufology and conspiracy theory research, to discuss the things he allegedly sawwhile stationed in Antarctica from 1983 to 1997, including “UFOs, aliens, and a giant entrance hole to an alien base.” Hollow Earththeorists also claim that Antarctica is a hotbed of activity, and that there are lush, ancient civilizations residing within the crust.
4. The off-the-rails 2011 Animal Planet “documentary,” “Mermaids: The Body Found,” posits that mermaids are real and follows the crew that “discovered” them.
As you may have guessed from the scare quotes above, this is not a documentary, but a dramatic film Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel erroneously branded as a series of real events. I highly recommend partaking in your favorite form of consumptionand enjoying an evening of sexy “scientists” explaining that 1) mermaids are real, and 2) they look less like Ariel and more like the Fish Man from “The Shape of Water.”
5. Green-tinted children were discovered in 12thcentury England, claiming to be from an all-green, perpetually dusk town called St. Martin’s Land.
Villagers in Woolpit, Suffolk, didn’t quite know how to react tothe boy and girl with green skinwho spoke a different language and “only ate raw beans.” Their green hue dissipated after a more regular diet was introduced, but the boy didn’t make it. Did they suffer from an iron deficiency, or did they really come from “St. Martin’s Land”?
6. There was a vampire on the loose in London’s Highgate suburb in the ‘60s and ‘70s, with multiple sightings ultimately resulting in a good ol’ fashioned vampire hunt.
The sightings at Highgate cemetery generally followed the same descriptions: “A tall, dark figure, floating behind the railings,” and a “tall, dark figure sliding over the wall along Swain’s Lane like ‘black treacle.’” British Occult Society member David Farrant and self-proclaimed “bishop” Seán Manchester led a mob to the graveyard, though nothing came of the hunt.
Freaked out once again? Me, too! Leave your favorite WTF stories in the comments so we can keep this weird train runnin’!