Here’s this week’s today in strangeness. Hope you enjoy!
Today in strangeness, It was on this date in 1795 that a man yanked a 17 lb. potato from his garden in Chester, England. Hello tater tots!… Drifting back further to the year 1600, Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for his heretical views on the plurality of worlds.
Crop Circle Discoveries: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2020/02/15
Today in strangeness, The dwarf planet Pluto was discovered on the same day in 1930 as a cow flew– in an airplane, that is. The creature known as Elm Farm Ollie was milked in mid-flight, with her milk sealed in paper containers and dropped by parachute over St. Louis.
Rare Phenomenon of ‘Ice Volcanoes’ Seen on Lake Michigan: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/rare-phenomenon-of-ice-volcanoes-seen-on-lake-michigan/
Today in strangeness, Born on this date in 1473, Nicolaus Copernicus is said to be the founder of modern astronomy with his heliocentric model that displaced Earth as the center of the universe. In 1847, the first rescuers reached the Donner Party in Northern California.
‘Demonic Sounds’ Prompt Call to Police: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/colorado-cops-respond-to-report-of-demonic-sounds-heard-at-mcdonald-s/
Today in strangeness, On this date in 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, circling the globe three times at more than 17,000 mph. In 1934, the Utopian Society in Los Angeles started a chain-letter campaign proclaiming that “profit is the root of all evil.”
Pair of Mystery Booms Heard in Arizona: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/pair-of-mystery-booms-heard-in-arizona/
Today in strangeness, This is the time of Roman Feralia where spirits of the dead are said to hover over their graves. On this date, Donald Davis ran one mile backwards in six minutes and 7 seconds (1983), and the man said to be the world’s oldest, Shigechiyo Izumi, died at 120 (1986), though this age was later claimed to be exaggerated.
‘UFO’ Cloud Spotted Near Mt. Shasta: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/ufo-cloud-spotted-near-mt-shasta/
Today in strangeness, On this date in 1997, Scottish scientists revealed that they had successfully cloned a sheep. The animal, dubbed “Dolly,” was the first mammal to be cloned and the news set off a feverish debate over the ethics of cloning. Also, in 2006, six robbers in England pulled off the largest bank heist in that nation’s history. The elaborate scheme netted the crooks 53 million pounds (approximately $92.5 million US dollars). Despite a lengthy investigation and a number of arrests, the perpetrators of the crime remain at large.
Tailless Mystery Creature Filmed in Vancouver: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watch-strange-tailless-mystery-creature-filmed-in-vancouver-backyard/