Strange Things

The Hum

‘The hum’ is a strange noise that has been heard since people became aware of its existence in the 1970s in Bristol. The hum is a rumbling noise that is only heard in certain parts of the world, in completely silent areas. The thing that makes this even stranger is that the hum is only heard by certain people.

Some have tried to explain this, however they have failed. The sound has never been located, and after hearing tests, it was declared that those who heard the sound had normal hearing.

Some people who have heard this noise claim that it is like torture. There has been one suicide directly related to the noise.

One person who heard the hum said “It’s worst at night… It’s hard to get sleep because I hear this throbbing sound in the background. You’re tossing and turning, and you get more and more agitated about it.”

UVB-76

UVB-76 is a Russian radio station that has played a static buzzing noise since the 1970s, however, every few months a coded message is said aloud on the station. It is unknown why this station exists or what the messages mean. You can still listen to this at any time.

The WOW! Signal

On August 15th, 1977, a radio astronomer named Jerry Ehman was looking for evidence of alien communication in radio waves. He discovered a signal that said “6EQUJ5”, and he circled it writing the word ‘Wow!’ next to it. This code was distinguished from various 1s and 0s.

Some people claim this signal came from Earth, but if this was true, it would have been received in other places. It was not. This signal has not been repeated since. Wow_signal

Room 428

The Ohio University (in Athens, Ohio) is commonly thought of as haunted. Room 428 of this university has been considered to be haunted so horribly, that it is inaccessible to students. There have been witnesses claiming to see things flying across the room, falling off shelves, doors randomly opening, and unexplained dark shadows.

One of the doors in the room has a strange demon-like face imprint in it. Whenever the school has replaced the door, the imprint has returned. The ghost is said to be a student who committed suicide in the room.

 

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Mysterious Deaths

Elisa Lam

On February 19th, 2013, Elisa Lam was found dead in a water tank, after the hotel owning the water tanks started receiving complaints about the water. After checking the security cameras, footage of the last time Elisa Lam was seen before her death was released.

In the video, Elisa makes strange gestures to an unseen figure in the distance, and appears as if she is attempting to hide at certain parts. She presses many buttons in the elevator multiple times, yet nothing appears to be working. Finally, after she leaves the faulty elevator it immediately starts working.

Many people have questioned her strange behaviour in  the video,  yet there is no explanation. Some have claimed she was taking hallucinogenic drugs, yet it has been proven that there were no drugs in her body.

Many people also wonder why she was in the hotel in the first place. The hotel was not one of high quality, and it had many negative reviews.

Despite countless theories, nobody knows what happened to her.

Taman Shud

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In 1948, a man was found dead on an Australian beach. All pieces of evidence that could have been used to identify the man had been removed. However, police discovered a hidden pocket inside of his trousers. The pocket had a small piece of paper in it that said Taman Shud, which is Persian for “finished” or “ended.” The paper was ripped from a poem. The rest of the poem was found nearby in a parked car, next to a code that is yet to be deciphered. Nobody has figured out who this man was, who killed him, or anything else about the case.

Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?

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In 1943, four boys were poaching in a forest near Hagley, Worcestershire. They found a tall tree called a Wych Elm, and they decided to climb it in attempts to find bird’s nests. They soon found a skull inside of the tree and a severed hand nearby.

When the boys showed the police the area, the police found a wedding ring and tattered clothing nearby. The body could not be identified, and no suspects were ever found.

However, in the years after the boys found the dead body, strange graffiti began appearing in the town. The graffiti would always say “Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?”

The creator of the graffiti was soon caught, however their name was never released. Police did not believe that the graffiti artist was involved in the possible murder.

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True Stories of People Being Buried Alive

 

Essie Dunbar

Essie Dunbar was declared dead in 1915 at the age of 30. Essie’s funeral was delayed by a day so her sister could attend. Her sister was late, and saw the coffin being buried. Her sister demanded to see the body, one more time. Essie was dug up, and she climbed out of the coffin, completely alive. She lived another 47 years before actually dying.

 

Mina El Houari

During May of 2014, a 25 year old woman named Mina El Houari had a date planned. During the middle of the date, Mina collapsed to the ground, supposedly dead. However, her date decided to bury her instead of calling the police or getting an ambulance. Mina died, but her family and the police discovered her buried in the man’s backyard. They determined that she had only entered a diabetic coma.

 

Voluntarily Buried Alive

A Russian man dug a hole in a garden, and he persuaded his friend to bury him. The man buried himself with air holes in the coffin, water bottles, and a cell phone for emergencies. He was killed because heavy rain leaked into his coffin, blocking his air holes. Investigators believe that the man buried himself because he thought it would grant him good luck.

 

Angelo Hays

In 1937, Angelo Hays was 19 years old. He was riding on his motorcycle when he crashed into the curb, and he was thrown into a brick wall. Angelo was buried, but a life insurance company became suspicious. Angelo’s father purchased life insurance for Angelo only a few months before the accident.

The insurance company demanded that the body was dug up so that the cause of Angelo’s death could be verified. Yet surprisingly, the doctor discovered Angelo was still alive in the coffin. He was rushed to the hospital, and he made a full recovery.

 

Sipho William Mdletshe

In 1993, a man named Sipho William Mdletshe was in a car accident. His passenger, who was also his fiance, survived. Doctors believed Sipho was dead. He was brought to a cemetery to be buried, and he was placed in a metal coffin. He was unconscious for two days in the coffin, until he awoke and he began to scream, and shake the coffin. Workers at the cemetery dug him up, and he luckily survived.

Death Defiers

Frano Salek – The World’s Luckiest Man

Frano Salek nearly died seven times. He is considered to be the world’s luckiest man. His first near death experience was in 1962, when he was caught in a train crash. Seventeen people died on that train. Only a year later, in 1963, he survived a plane crash. One of the cockpit doors on the plane had randomly became open. Three years later, he found himself in a bus accident. The bus had crashed, and landed in a river. Four years after that, in 1970, Frane’s car randomly caught fire. He escaped the car only seconds before the gas tank exploded.

About twenty years passed, and in 1995, he was hit by a bus, however he was merely injured from the event. In 1996, he drove off of a highway to avoid a truck, breaking the guard rail. He landed on a tree, and watched his car fall 300 feet. Only a few years later, in 2003, he won the lottery.

 

Roy Sullivan – Lightning

Roy Sullivan was an extremely unlucky park ranger. He was struck by lightning seven different times. The chances of this happening are one in twenty-two septillion. The first time he was struck was in 1942. He was struck while in a guard tower. He tragically died when he committed suicide at the age of 71.

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Isidro Mejia – Nails

Isidro Mejia was a construction worker. He fell whilst holding a nail gun, and he ended up with 6 nails in the back of his head. Three of the nails entered the brain. He went into a coma, and an ambulance arrived quickly. Despite the horrible injury, he survived a surgery, and he awoke from his coma.

Ricky Megee – Outback Survival

Ricky Megee survived 71 days in the Outback. All he remembers about how he got stuck there, is that his car broke down. (Some investigators believe he was drugged by a hitchhiker.) When he was in the Outback, he had built a basic shelter, and he created a water dam. He survived by eating frogs, lizards and snakes. When he returned home, Ricky spent a few days in the hospital, and he was able to regain his health.

Unexplained Events – Updated

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The Dancing Plague

The dancing plague of 1518 is an insane situation that scientists still can’t explain today! The dancing plague started when a women named Mrs.Troffea began to dance in the streets without stopping. Within a week 34 people joined her, and within a month 400 people joined them. Many physicians claimed that more dancing would help people stop. They even hired musicians to encourage them. This didn’t work as most of the people danced until they literally dropped. Dozens of people died because the dancing caused heart attacks and strokes.

The Kentucky Meat Shower

In Kentucky, on March 3rd 1876 meat rained from the sky. The type of meat has been left undetermined, however there were a few differing opinions from professionals. Most of the pieces of meat were 5×5 centimeters in size, however one of the pieces was 10×10 centimeters.

Water Demon

In 1963 the Methuen Water Demon began terrorizing the Martin’s family. The family began experiencing some strange things that happened with a damp spot in the corner of their home’s floor. They had found the spot spurting out water at random intervals. At first, they believed it was an error in plumbing. They attempted many times to get the pipes fixed or replaced. They soon found out that the pipe wasn’t the source of the water emerging from the damp spot, as it began to spurt when all of the nearby pipes were removed. The water even began squirting out of the walls in different areas of the house. The family moved to a friends house and the water problems followed them. Later, when they attempted to completely turn off the water, their plastic walls exploded with water. The home was destroyed.

Kasper Hauser

It was May 26, 1828 when a teenage boy (Kaspar Hauser) was found wandering around in Nuremberg, Germany. When people first discovered him, he would only mumble gibberish. The only thing he was able to say in English was that his father was a cavalry officer, and that he wanted to become a cavalry officer himself. Over time, he began to speak more about his life. He gave the police his name, and explained that he had been locked in a cell by an unknown person, for an unknown amount of time. He was trapped with water, food and toys. Kasper became famous, and he had many articles published about him. He also learned how to write, and he created an autobiography.

On December 14th, 1833, Kaspar was stabbed by a stranger, and a note was left with him. When put up to a mirror, the note would read:

Hauser will be

able to tell you quite precisely how

I look and from where I am.

To save Hauser the effort,

I want to tell you myself from where

I come _ _ .

I come from from _ _ _

the Bavarian border _ _

On the river _ _ _ _ _

I will even

tell you the name: M. L. Ö.

Kaspar died 3 days later, on December 17th, 1833.

The Enfield Poltergeist

A ghost dubbed the Enfield Poltergeist haunted a home for an entire year, between 1977 and 1978. The ghost has been witnessed by investigators, journalists, and police. The ghost would make knocking noises, or move furniture. It would throw people into the air, or make them levitate slightly above the ground. The ghost also seemed to be able to communicate through people, or through the knocking sounds. There are audio recordings of the ghost doing this.

The Pollock Twins

In 1957, two sisters named Joana Pollock and Jacqueline Pollock died in a horrible motor accident. The next year, two new twins were born in the same family. The twins were named Gillian and Jennifer. When the twins were first born, their Father noticed a white line on Jennifer’s head that matched a scar that looked similar to Jacqueline’s scar. The new twins also had the exact same birthmarks as the deceased twins. The living twins began to request toys that the deceased twins had previously owned.

The family soon moved away from their hometown. When they returned home, the twins were reaching the age of four. During the car ride to return to their previous hometown, the twins passed the school that the deceased twins attended. The twins claimed that they had gone to that same school before. Soon, the twins were given the deceased twin’s toys. Both twins had names for each of the teddy bears, and somehow, the names were all the same.

Strange Deaths

Clement Vallandigham – Death by Demonstration

An American Congressman named Clement Vallandigham (who was 50 years old) died whilst defending a man in court who was a murder suspect. He claimed that the victim hadn’t died from murder, and that the victim had simply fired a gun accidentally whilst pulling it out of his pocket. When Clement attempted to demonstrate how this could have happened, he shot himself, using a gun he thought was not loaded. He won the case, but he died from the shot he accidentally fired. This happened in 1871.

Garry Hoy – Window Ramming

Garry Hoy was a lawyer who was described as an intelligent man by his peers. He would often run into the company’s building’s 24th floor window and test its strength to impress his friends. He was 39 years old on the day he died, and he was with a group of people, giving them a tour of his office building. When he reached the 24th floor, he performed his normal window-ramming stunt. He bounced off of the glass, and nothing had gone wrong. When Garry tried to hit the window a second time, he smashed through the center, and fell 24 stories.

Jimi Heselden – Inventor Killed by Invention

Jimi Heselden was the creator of the segway. On September 26th, 2010, he rode a segway off of a cliff. He fell 24 meters into a river, which killed him.

Hans Steininger – The World’s Longest Beard

A man named Hans Steininger had a 1.4 meter long beard. He would almost always have it rolled up into a leather pouch. One day in 1567, he forgot to do this. A fire began in his home, and when he went to put it out, he tripped on his beard. He died in the fire. During his time he had the world’s longest beard, yet today, the world’s longest beard is nearly 5 times the length of Hans’. The world’s longest beard is currently 5.33 meters long.

Ramon Rodriguez – Porta Potty Peril

Ramon Rodriguez was a 23 year old construction worker. He was from Miami, Florida. While walking through the streets on a windy  day, Ramon was crushed by a porta potty that was blown off of a building four stories above him.

Spontaneous Human Combustion

Spontaneous human combustion is when a fire randomly begins inside of a person without a source of ignition. There are many arguments about whether this occurrence could actually happen, or if it is just a myth. There are over 200 recorded cases of spontaneous human combustion.

People Who Have Spontaneously Combusted

Polonus Vorstius – The First Case of Spontaneous Combustion

Polonus Vorstius was the first person to ever spontaneously combust. This happened during the late 1400s. He claimed that he had drank too much wine, moments before he spewed fire out of his mouth. He then burned to death, in front of a large group of people. Everyone else who drank the wine was perfectly fine, and there was no nearby source of fire.

Mary Raeser – A Skull and a Foot

In St. Petersburg, California, a landlady was going from door to door at her apartment, collecting rent. She went to open one of the doors, but noticed it’s handle was extremely hot. She finally got the door opened to find a skull, and an intact foot. The skull and foot were on a burned carpet, yet there was no source of fire in the room. The police claimed that she died from spontaneous combustion. This happened on July 1st, 1951.

Jeannie Saffin – The Witnessed Spontaneous Combustion

Jeannie Saffin was 61 years old when she died of spontaneous combustion. She had serious issues with her mental health. She had always lived with her 82 year old father. Jeannie’s father witnessed her spontaneously combust, whilst they were in their home. She showed no change in expression while she was on fire. Her father splashed water from the sink onto her, and the fire stopped. Sadly, she ended up in a coma, and she died eight days later.

Is Spontaneous Combustion Real?

Spontaneous Combustion is a widely debated phenomena. There are over 200 cases of spontaneous combustion, however almost all of them involve a nearby heat source (Such as a cigarette, or a candle.) In most cases, the victims were also elderly, or intoxicated. This leads many scientists to believe that spontaneous combustion isn’t possible. Despite the scientists’ beliefs, there is no solid proof against any of the theories about spontaneous human combustion. Many of the theories about how spontaneous combustion work, are very convincing.

How Does Spontaneous Combustion Work?

The most popular explanation for spontaneous combustion is that two chemicals combine inside of a person’s body, and end up creating fire. The fire will usually spread from inside of the person, resulting in them being burnt to death, yet with nothing nearby being lit on fire.

Doppelgängers

What Are Doppelgängers?

Doppelgänger is German for double-goer. However, in many fiction stories, doppelgängers are people that look exactly like you, and they usually cause bad luck. They are thought to be paranormal beings.Even though these creatures are thought to be fiction, there are many people who believe they are real. In this blog post, I will be listing some of the most popular stories about doppelgängers.

Abraham Lincoln

In his time, Abe was very open about his belief in the paranormal. According to Abe himself, he had experienced paranormal activity. Abe claimed that the night before his election, he looked into his mirror to see that he had two faces. The second face was pale and ghost-like. He quickly moved back, startled with fear. The second face had disappeared. Then, he went back to the place he was standing, thinking he had simply seen something that wasn’t there, when it appeared again. In hopes of figuring out why he saw the doppelgänger, he moved around the mirror, looking from different angles. He was only able to see the face once more.

His wife believed that two faces meant Lincoln would be re-elected for two terms, but she also expected that the pale, near-dead face meant that he wouldn’t survive the re-election. Her prediction came true, as Lincoln did get re-elected, and he did die before the second term.

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Jonne Donne’s Doppelgänger

Although some people have doppelgängers that symbolize bad luck, Jonne Donne had a doppelgänger wasn’t going to cause him horrible luck. Jonne was in Paris. His wife was pregnant at the time. He had seen his wife, but when he walked up to her, he saw her holding a child. The scary part is, the doppelgänger appeared at the same moment his child was born.

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Queen Elizabeth I

Not much is known about Queen Elizabeth’s doppelgänger. It is known that only hours before her death, she saw herself on lying on her own bed, pale-faced and nearly dead. Some speculate that the shock of seeing her doppelgänger killed her.

Emilie Sagée

This is one of the most famous cases of doppelgängers ever. Emilie was a French teacher. In the year 1846 many of her students noticed a ghostlike figure that would commonly repeat her actions. The doppelgänger would be moving around whilst Emilie was standing still, and it would stay still whilst Emilie moved around. When Emilie was sick, the doppelgänger would seem healthy.One day, Emilie was writing on her chalkboard. The students all witnessed as her doppelgänger walked into the class and repeated the action whilst standing directly next to her, yet the doppelgänger wasn’t using chalk.

Another time, her doppelgänger was both working in a garden outside, whilst the teacher was sitting in her class. Two brave students from the class went up to the teacher’s doppelgänger to try to speak to it. The students claimed that there was a strange resistance in the air around the doppelgänger. Emilie never saw her doppelgänger, but she always began to feel sick when the doppelgänger was near.

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Do you think doppelgängers are real? Have you ever seen a doppelgänger? Comment your response below!

Sleep Paralysis

 

 

Imagine yourself waking up to find that you are unable to move. You lie in your bed unable to do anything. You start to get scared. “What if I got stuck like this forever?” you think to yourself. You start to imagine all the horrible things that could have made you frozen. Your eyes scan the room, looking for an answer. You see an old witch open the door and start to cackle. You wonder if she is the cause for you being frozen. You attempt to move, run or call out for help but nothing works. The witch sits on your chest and stares at you. Her long claw shaped fingers reach toward your neck…

      Then she disappears. You become able to move again. You think to yourself about whether or not it was a dream. You are unable to tell why everything was so realistic. You decide to check your computer to see if anyone has had a similar experience. Then, while looking through web pages you find sleep paralysis.

 

      Sleep paralysis is a scary event in which a person wakes up but cannot move. This is usually accompanied with hallucinations. This isn’t rare among teens and young adults, it affects about 6% of them each year. Sleep paralysis is often caused by awkward sleeping patterns. For example if you work in shifts you are more likely to experience sleep paralysis. You are also more likely to get sleep paralysis if you have narcolepsy. This blog will include information about: REM (rapid eye movement), stories of sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming, OBE (out of body experiences) and more.

      When sleep paralysis happens, it is usually during REM (The part of sleep where dreaming occurs.) During REM you are paralysed to keep yourself from moving in your sleep. Sleep paralysis is caused when the person is awake but their body behaves as if they were asleep. REM happens several times a night. (It happens every 90-120 minutes). Dreams can only happen during REM.  It will keep you paralysed by an amino acid called glycine. Glycine is lightweight and travels through your body quickly.

      During REM your mind is choosing what information is important and what is not. This has caused some people to believe that they can forget sleep paralysis moments after it happened. They think that sleep paralysis makes your brain make mistakes. There is no conclusion about whether or not this could happen.

 

      The part of sleep paralysis in which you wake up and cannot move has different causes. The first, most common cause happens when you are awake but your mind doesn’t realize it. This may cause your mind to let glycine continue to freeze your muscles. Another, less common reason is when REM won’t stop. This causes REM to continue when you wake up and make sleep paralysis continue for up to 15 minutes. The least common way would be if you had narcolepsy. Narcolepsy causes you to fall asleep at random times.

      One of the most common hallucinations that people experience is when a hideous witch sits on the person’s chest. Another common hallucination is when aliens attempt to abduct the person. A third hallucination that is experienced is of human shadows that run around, barely out of your sight.

      One of the scariest stories is about a boy who was trying to fall asleep. He decided to stay still in one position because he kept rolling over and keeping himself awake. He stayed still but after a few minutes sleep paralysis began. He didn’t notice it until he attempted to scratch his leg and found that he couldn’t move. He was scared so he tried to talk to his brother in the bunk bed above him. However, he couldn’t talk to his brother either. After that he started to hallucinate. He saw an old man walk into the room and kidnap his brother. He told the boy that he was going to be back. The boy woke up and saw his brother still sleeping.

      Most of the time, sleep paralysis hallucinations can be retold in extreme detail. For example, if one person’s hallucination had a TV on in the background they could repeat exactly what it said.

      Some people say that they can control their hallucinations and dreams. Even people without sleep paralysis claim they can do this. This is called lucid dreaming. There are a lot of strategies to force lucid dreaming. The most common strategy is to do a reality check. Reality checks are when you do something like read a sentence or check the time to see if anything is weird in the world around you.

      OBE’s are also common experiences. An OBE is an out of body experience. This is a type of dream where a person will watch themselves sleep in a ghost-like form. You can fly around your room and look at things during OBE’s. Sometimes OBE’s can be amazing experiences or they could be nightmares. OBE’s are more common if you have sleep paralysis.

      Remember the story I read at the beginning? Imagine yourself after reading about sleep paralysis. The next day you have sleep paralysis it again, the difference is that now you can control it. Your horrible nightmare turned into a dream where you could do anything you wanted. You could meet your favourite superhero, or become a professional player on your favourite sports team. Then you become able to see yourself asleep. You look around your room staring at yourself and everything else. Then you wake up. From that point on you would never have another sleep paralysis incident other than the occasional time lucid dreaming didn’t work, but now the paralysis seem a lot less scary. During any dreams you would have in the future, you would be able to do anything.