Your Day in Oddness: Project MK Ultra Begins

Project MK Ultra (AKA the CIA’s in-no-way heinous mind control experiment) was officially sanctioned on this day in 1953. The project involved the CIA secretly performing experiments (including torture, sexual abuse and administering mind-altering substances) on U.S. and Canadian citizens. At least one subject — CIA employee Frank Olson — jumped to his death from a 13th story window after the CIA secretly slipped LSD into his drink. So, I guess the moral of this post is:

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Especially the sketchy guy at the bar who keeps whispering into his lapel and sending you Appletini’s.


Huge Swastika Found in Bottom of Pool in Brazil

Police helicopters in Brazil doing a sweep over a posh neighborhood were startled to spot a large swastika painted at the bottom of a swimming pool. The house with the pool is located in the Santa Catarina region, which has a long history of immigration from — you guessed it — Germany.

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Elderly “Herr Smith” was banned from the Christmas pageant for repeatedly trying to herd Joseph and Mary into a local bakery. 


TAKE THE POLL: Man Threatens to Shoot Dog, Instead Shoots Self in Face

In an early Thanksgiving Day present to dog lovers, a Florida man recently killed himself while threatening a dog with a gun.

Dennis Emery was involved in a domestic dispute with his wife earlier this week. Upset over excessive barking, Emery made his point in a gentlemanly fashion by pulling a loaded gun on an unarmed woman and several small dogs. Accounts vary on what happened next, but after bravely holding a tiny dog at gunpoint, he then reversed the gun to look down the barrel and it went off — killing him instantly.

Shockingly (said no one) several criminal charges, including aggravated assault, were pending at the time of his demise. His wife and all dogs were unharmed, said officers on-scene… after they stopped laughing.

Dennis Eugene Emery, shown during Oct. 17 arrest, died when police say he accidentally shot himself in the face during an argument with his wife.

Pictured: gallantry.

Take the pre-Thanksgiving poll and tell me what you think happened to Prince Valiant up there.


Nessie Pops in for my Birthday: New Footage of the Loch Ness Monster

Readers of this blog know that I have a deep, abiding love for the Loch Ness Monster. Well, bless her slimy (presumably) prehistoric heart… the monstrous green lassie popped up for a leisurely swim on Nov. 6. Click here to check out the video and see what you think. Either my girl popped up to give me an early shout-out (Holla!) or that is one hell of a big Scottish otter. (Note: Nessie and I had a wee tiff a few years back but I’m sure she’s over it by now.)

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Surely this crude drawing I found wrapped in seaweed on my porch is in no way a bad omen of things to come.

Huge thank you to Bill and Bob Clark, of the wonderful blog SF Sea Serpent, for giving me a head’s up about this cool new video.


New Sea Serpent Sighting in San Francisco Bay!

Bill and Bob Clark — who run an excellent blog called SF Sea Serpent — just contacted me to let me know of an exciting new sighting sent to them by a very credible witness. The details of his email are listed below. Thanks to Bill and Bob for sharing this with NFHIFW and stay turned for a long overdue interview with these gentlemen to be posted here soon. And be sure to check out their fascinating blog if you are interested in sea serpents or sea monsters.

Note: The witness’ name has been removed to protect his identity.

—–Forwarded Message—–
From: Name removed
Sent: Oct 30, 2014 9:31 PM
To: “sfseaserpent@access4less.net
Subject: Sighting?

Hi,

I’ve followed your blog for a while and am aware of your incredible experience.  I travel between Sacramento and San Francisco several times a month.  On my way back from San Francisco early this afternoon on the Carquinez  Bridge, I noticed a curious black object in the water just west of the bridge. I was driving east bound and looking to my left and I could see underneath and slightly west of the west bound bridge when I noticed the object.  It was black, not shiny but not dull, either. It was sort of hump shaped.  Understand that I only caught sight of this object for several seconds as I was driving away from it, now looking back over my left shoulder.  In those several seconds I observed the following:

The object was black, smooth, and hump shaped.

Hard to judge size as there was nothing man made near it but I would estimate the object to be approximately 4’ long and 2-3’ wide..

The object did not seem to be moving.

It slowly sank vertically out of sight in the few seconds I observed it.

I noticed no horizontal movement, no splashing, no wake. I have seen porpoise and whales but never in the Straight and they are typically a grey or dark grey in color. There was no dorsal fin.

The water was fairly calm and there were no ships or boats in the straight. No wake was evident.  The day was partly sunny and warm. It was about 1:15 PM.

I am a former Marine Corps pilot and have had extensive experience flying up and down the California coast and I have seen whales, porpoise, sharks, and sea lions from the air.  I am fairly certain what I saw was not any sea mammal I am familiar with.  I got the impression it was an animate object and not trash or debris in the water.  I would think that a large sea lion might be possible but that would not be in keeping with my past observations of those animals.  I don’t really know what I saw but it was very strange, especially so close to the bridge.

I have never seen a “sea serpent”. I believe that the vast number of so called sea serpent sightings are cases of mistaken identity or just hoaxes.   I have read “The Great New England Sea Serpent” by O’Neill and I think so many sightings could not be groundless and so I try to keep an open mind.  I thought you might appreciate my experience.

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Killing Bigfoot This Friday

A new cryptozoology documentary airs this Friday, Oct. 24, on the Destination America cable network. Set in Texas and Louisiana, the show follows the hunters/trackers of the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO) as they scour the woods for a Yeti to shoot. That sounds heartless, but their premise is that they are basically paranormal exterminators who are only out to kill “nuisance” Sasquatches.

Depending on their definition of “nuisance”, I fully support this.
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Have you heard the Good News about Jehovah?”


Weirdo Book Club: Poor Man’s Paranormal

The Poor Man’s Paranormal is a guide featuring instructions on how to turn common household items into handy-dandy ghost-busting equipment. Written for the “paranormal MacGyver”, this manual claims to be able to show you how to:

  • Use a flashlight to communicate with the dead,
  • Create a “ghost trap” using a jar and aluminum foil,
  • Use a necklace to tap into your psychic abilities, and
  • Communicate with the Beyond using only toilet paper, flour, balloons, and a wristwatch.

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I honestly want to buy this just to see how the balloons come into play.