"The big news crossing the trivial-news desks this week was the discovery of some old Charlie Chaplin footage from the 1920s which appeared to show a woman talking on a cell phone. According to the YouTube comments which accompanied the video — heavily laden WITH words capitalized for no OBVIOUS reason — this was clear proof that time travel had been invented, and that we were being monitored by people from the future at all times, probably even in the bathroom."
— 16 Possible Explanations for the Time Traveler Caught On Film | Cracked.com
It looked like a scene from the 1982 horror movie Poltergeist when two bomoh allegedly captured nine djinns at the home of a woman yesterday.
The girl became the talk of her village when she allegedly vanished on several occasions, only to be found in odd places like inside a cement mixer and a cemetery.
The parents of Siti Balqis Mohd Nor, 22, were relieved with the success of the two bomoh and hoped their life would return to normal as the djinns were said to be behind the woman’s mysterious disappearances.
— 2 bomoh capture 9 djinns
"UnCon is back in 2010 and will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Rendlesham UFO encounter, going in search of the Blue Dogs of Texas and exploring the fortean themes of Doctor Who – not to mention enjoying bawdy ballads from the 17th century and investigating ghostly encounters of the sexual kind!"
— Cryptomundo » Fortean Times UnConvention 2010
"Tuesday night, a strange series of orange and white colored lights were seen hovering over the ocean near Fort Myers, Florida. Earlier that day, witnesses near Egg Harbor, New Jersey, claimed they witnessed a man falling through the air, face down, who appeared to be free-falling without a parachute."
— Strange Things Hovering in (and Falling From) the Skies | Mysterious Universe
Sliders are those people who appear to possess a truly uncanny skill: they can turn off, or turn on, streetlights when they are in their near-vicinity. Sometimes, it seems, this is entirely at random, and on other occasions, there is evidence that the phenomenon - or perhaps skill would be a better term - can be controlled, at least to some degree.
And, to prove his point, Evans provides his readers with numerous accounts - from equally numerous walks of life and backgrounds - of people who are possessed of this curious talent. Clearly, as the author shows, this is a worldwide phenomenon, rather than one solely limited to one locale or one particular person.
— REVIEWS OF THE MYSTERIOUS KIND: Sliders: When The Lights Go Out…
"In 1865, the Hartlepool Free Press reported that excavators working on a block of magnesium limestone taken from about 25 feet underground near Hartlepool, England, discovered a cavity within the stone that contained a live toad. “The cavity was no larger than its body, and presented the appearance of being a cast of it. The toad’s eyes shone with unusual brilliancy, and it was full of vivacity on its liberation. It appeared, when first discovered, desirous to perform the process of respiration, but evidently experienced some difficulty, and the only sign of success consisted of a ‘barking’ noise, which it continues to make invariably at present on being touched. The toad is in the possession of Mr. S. Horner, the president of the Natural History Society, and continues in as lively a state as when found. On a minute examination of its mouth is found to be completely closed, and the barking noise it makes proceeds from its nostrils. The claws of its fore feet are turned inwards, and its hind ones are of extraordinary length and unlike the present English toad. The toad, when first released, was of a pale colour and not readily distinguished from the stone, but shortly after its colour grew darker until it became a fine olive brown."
— Animals Sealed in Stone - Amazing cases of animals sealed in stone