Category: Bizarre and Odd

Young boy saves Fulham shop after spotting mysterious square fire

Young boy saves Fulham shop after spotting mysterious square fire

By Alix Culbertson/GetWestLondon A square-shaped fire burnt a sofa to pieces in Fulham Road but nobody can figure out how it was started. A passer-by helped save a closed shop and flats from going up in flames after spotting a sofa which had mysteriously caught fire in a square shape…… VIDEO  

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7 Children Who Were Raised By Animals

7 Children Who Were Raised By Animals

Via Oddee The Ugandan boy who was raised by monkeys in the jungle The barking girl who was raised by cats and dogs while they were locked in a room together The Russian kid who was raised by birds in a tiny apartment The Argentinian kid who was being taken cared of by cats The Russian boy found in a […]

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The depopulated Japanese village that became a real life doll’s house

The depopulated Japanese village that became a real life doll’s house

Via Daily Mail One woman in a fading Japanese village is slowly replacing its dead residents with scarecrows. The 35 residents left in Nagoro, southern Japan, are now outnumbered three-two-one by the mannequins Tsukimi Ayano has made to replace neighbours who have died or moved away. It’s an eccentric response to an increasingly common problem. More than 10,000 towns and villages […]

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The 8 Most Mysterious Disappearances of All Time

The 8 Most Mysterious Disappearances of All Time

By Jake Anderson/Oddee Thousands of humans go missing everyday. Unfortunately, the explanation is usually crime–kidnappings, abductions or murder. In other instances, a person can runaway to escape something, or forge a new identity. A missing persons case that can’t be explained is considered a cold case. Of these cold cases, the vast majority have rational explanations, but investigators simply do […]

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The Macabre Romance of a Man and a Mummy

The Macabre Romance of a Man and a Mummy

Via Atlas Obscura Carl Tanzler, aka Count Carl von Cosel, was a man of many talents. The German-born radiologist (who was most definitely not a count) claimed to have nine university degrees, be a former submarine captain, and an accomplished inventor. In reality, he was an eccentric and lonely man who had abandoned his wife and children to work in […]

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Bosnian Woman Claims She Can Cure Eye Problems by Licking People’s Eyeballs

Bosnian Woman Claims She Can Cure Eye Problems by Licking People’s Eyeballs

By Sumitra/Oddity Central 77-year-old Hava Cebic, from the village of Crnjevo in northern Bosnia, is popular for her miraculous, golden tongue. If her claims are to be believed, she can cure any kind of eye ailment by just licking sufferers’ eyeballs. She’s been helping her neighbors and friends for 40 years now, and people from nearby villages travel several miles […]

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Two-headed snapping turtle found in Hudson

Two-headed snapping turtle found in Hudson

By Aislinn Sarnacki/Bangor Daily News When animal lover Kathleen Talbot rescued a baby snapping turtle down the road from her home in Hudson on Monday, she didn’t realize how special the creature truly was. When she brought the turtle home, she cleaned off its tiny dirt-caked body and was shocked to find it had two fully formed heads — and […]

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Zombie chic

Zombie chic

Via Daily Mail They say the dead live on in our hearts and minds – but in one Indonesian village, the deceased continue to walk the earth in a rather more literal, zombie-like fashion.  Families in Toraja in South Sulawesi dig up the bodies of their dead relatives before washing, grooming and dressing them in fancy new clothes. Even dead […]

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300-year-old statue of Jesus in Mexico has real human teeth

300-year-old statue of Jesus in Mexico has real human teeth

Via Daily Mail A creepy X-ray image taken of a statue of Jesus in Mexico has revealed that the 300-year-old figure contains real human teeth – and they are all in perfect condition. The eight teeth were discovered when researchers took the X-ray as part of restoration work on the ‘Lord of Patience’ statue, believed to have been constructed in the […]

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Satanism and witchcraft fears after boy vomits ‘money’

Satanism and witchcraft fears after boy vomits ‘money’

Via Newsbite A 14-year-old boy is alleged to have vomited mysterious objects including bearer cheques (Zimbabwe’s old currency which was officially discarded in February 2009). Some claim that witchcraft and Satanism are at work after the minor’s disappearance and mysterious return a week ago.  There are claims that more children in the area were being targeted. Harare provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tadius […]

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