Today in strangeness for 5/24/2020-5/30/2020

Here’s this week’s today in strangeness. Hope you enjoy!

May 24th/25th:

Today in strangeness, On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made his historic speech before a joint session of Congress, declaring that America would aim to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. On this date in 1977, movie history was made when Star Wars opened in theaters. The film would forever change the way movies were marketed by studios after if grossed over $300 million dollars in its initial run.

Photographer Produces ‘Vintage’ UFO Images:

May 26th:

Today in strangeness, On May 26, 1977, George Willig climbed the South Tower of the World Trade Center in NYC. Known as “the human fly,” Willig was subsequently fined by New York’s Mayor Beame for $1.10– one cent for each of the skyscraper’s 110 stories. On this day in 1984, Don Cain of Philadelphia set the record for keeping a frisbee aloft– for an astonishing 16.72 seconds.

The Mystery of Green Egg Yolks:

May 27th:

Today in strangeness, The ‘laziest man in history,’ a wealthy English heir named Jeremiah Carlton, went to bed and stayed there for 70 years. He died on today’s date in 1790 at age 89. On May 27, 1994, the highest temperature created by humans, a balmy 920,000,000 F degrees (30 times hotter than the center of the sun) was produced at the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Mysterious ‘Giant’ Spotted in Mexico:

May 28th:

Today in strangeness, A solar eclipse in Asia Minor occurred, leading to a battle truce, and historical astronomy has set May 28th, 585 BC as the likely day for this event. This became a cardinal point from which other dates in ancient history have been calculated. On this day in 1959, two monkeys, Able and Baker, became the first living creatures to survive a space flight. Their voyage reached speeds of 10,000 mph and lasted 15 minutes.

Shadow Figure Filmed by Hotel Security Camera?:

May 29th:

Today in strangeness, On this day in 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to conquer Mount Everest. “A symmetrical, beautiful, snow cone summit,” Hillary said of the peak that is 29,028 feet above sea level. May 29, 1954 saw the first meeting of the annual Bilderberg group, a secretive, invitation-only gathering with the elite from such fields as politics, commerce, and banking.

Hoping to Obtain Superpowers, Bolivian Boys Let Black Widow Bite Them:

May 30th:

Today in strangeness, On this day in 1432, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. The nineteen year old, who claimed heavenly voices had urged her to lead France to victory over England, was condemned by the Church and executed for heresy.

Monkeys Steal Covid-19 Samples from Lab Worker in India:

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May 17th/18th:

Today in strangeness, On this day in 1897, a public reading of Bram Stoker’s new novel Dracula was staged in London. On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded in a cataclysm that sent ash 12 miles into the air, and left 57 people dead.

Rendlesham UFO Conspiracy:

May 19th:

Today in strangeness, A mysterious darkness enshrouded New England at noon on this date in 1780. Scientists later suggested it was due to a massive wildfire in Canada. On May 19, 1962, Marilyn Monroe performed her sultry rendition of “Happy Birthday” for President Kennedy during a fund-raiser at Madison Square Garden.

Man Breaks into Museum, Takes Selfies with T. Rex Skull:

May 20th:

Today in strangeness, On May 20, 1916, the small town of Codell, Kansas was struck by a tornado. But what was truly incredible was Codell was hit by a tornado on the same date in 1917, and yet again in 1918. Further, all three storms came through around the same time– in the early evening.

Last-Known Footage of Captive Tasmanian Tiger Found:

May 21st:

Today in strangeness, On today’s date in 1972, Michelangelo’s statue Pieta in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome was vandalized by a mentally deranged Hungarian geologist named Laszlo Toth. Striking the Renaissance masterpiece with a hammer twelve times, he cried out “I am Jesus Christ – risen from the dead.”

Virgin Mary Apparition Causes a Stir in Uganda:

May 22nd:

Today in strangeness, Occurring on this date in 1960, the Great Chilean Earthquake was the most powerful quake ever recorded, with a magnitude of 9.5. The Space Needle (built for the 1962 World’s Fair) opened its revolving restaurant, now called SkyCity, on this day in 1961.

First Crop Circle of 2020 Found in Italy:

May 23rd:

Today in strangeness, On this day in 1955, American journalist Dorothy Kilgallen reported from London, claiming “the scientific and aeronautic authorities of Great Britain, after having examined the remains of a mysterious airship of conventional form – have come to the conclusion that these strange flying objects do not represent optical illusions, nor are they Soviet inventions, but that we have to deal with objects that really fly and that originate from some other planet.”

Peter Noone & Herman’s Hermits:

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May 10th/11th:

Today in strangeness, In Salem, Massachusetts ten children identify the “witches” in their community who afflicted them: Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and an old Native American woman named Tituba. Warrants are obtained and they are arrested on February 28, 1692.

Ghosts Caught on Film:

May 12th:

Today in strangeness, On this day in 1922, a large meteor struck Earth near Blackstone, Virginia. On May 12, 1967, Pink Floyd debuted its custom-made quadraphonic speaker system, amazing concert-goers with surround sound.

Indian City Enlists ‘Ghosts’ to Enforce Coronavirus Lockdown:

May 13th:

Today in strangeness, On this date, The Great Comet of 1861 was discovered by John Tebbutt of New South Wales, Australia. It was visible to the naked eye for approximately three months. On May 13, 1917, three shepherd children first reported seeing an apparition of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal. The date is celebrated as a holiday.

Saturn’s Strange Hexagon Composed of ‘Sandwich’ Layers:

May 14th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1849, a black rain fell in Ireland upon an area of 400 square miles. It was the color of ink and “of a fetid odor & disagreeable taste,” according to the Annals of Scientific Discovery. On May 14, 1881, Harper’s Weekly featured a cartoon bemoaning the high price of gas.

Tales of an Exorcist:

May 15th:

Today in strangeness, May 15, 1527 was the date Anabaptist Hans Huth predicted the final day of judgment. When that didn’t happen, he postponed it to 1529. On today’s date in 1984, archeologists in Guatemala made a remarkable find – a painted Mayan tomb more than 1,500 years old that was untouched by looters. A runaway train rolled about 70 miles through Ohio with no one aboard before a rail employee jumped onto the locomotive and brought it to a stop on this day in 2001.

Are Quarantine Ghosts on the Rise?:

May 16th:

Today in strangeness, St. Brendan, the 6th century Irish priest, is celebrated today. He is chiefly renowned for his legendary journey by boat to the Isle of the Blessed, as part of his search for the Garden of Eden. Along the way, he’s said to have encountered fantastical creatures such as a sea monster.

Cryptids & Legends of Alaska:

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May 3rd/4th:

Today in strangeness, On May 4th, 1933, the discovery of mysterious radio waves from the center of the Milky Way galaxy was described by Karl Jansky in a presentation he made to the International Radio Union. On today’s date in 2003, the first cloned animal in the horse family, a mule named Idaho Gem, was born at the University of Idaho.

UFO Revelations:

May 5th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1945, a Japanese balloon bomb exploded on Gearhart Mountain in Oregon, killing the pregnant wife of a minister and five children. May 5, 2000 saw an unusual planetary alignment, with Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn more or less positioned in a line with the Sun. Though some predicted it, this event did not herald the end of the world.

Video: ‘Murder Hornets’ Arrive in America:

May 6th:

Today in strangeness, Sigmund Freud, who opened a window on the unconscious mind, was born on this day in 1856. On this date in 1937, the Hindenburg Disaster took place when the German airship caught fire while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Study Finds Evidence for Massive Ancient River on Mars:

May 7th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1840, the Great Natchez Tornado struck Natchez, Mississippi taking the lives of 317 people. It was the second deadliest tornado in American history. And on May 7, 1983, August Hoffman performed a record 29,051 consecutive sit-ups.

Massive Flock of Birds Appears on Radar:

May 8th:

Today in strangeness, Known as a ‘pioneer esotericist,’ and a founder of the Theosophical Society, Madame Blavatsky moved on to the next realm on this date in 1891. The synthetic fabric Dacron debuted on this day in 1951; it was the first polyester fiber unleashed on the public.

Odd Metal Skull Found on Maine Beach:

May 9th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1671, Thomas Blood nearly pulled off one of Britain’s most famous crimes: stealing the crown jewels from the Tower of London. His elaborate plot was foiled at the last minute when the subdued guard’s son made a surprise visit to his father. Shockingly, Blood was pardoned for his crimes by the King of England for reasons which are still debated to this day.

Bold New Theory Offered for Source of Tunguska Blast:

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April 26th/27th:

Today in strangeness, “Good evening HBO from Captain Midnight,” began the bizarre text message which hijacked the HBO airwaves, for almost five minutes on this date in 1986. The message went on to protest HBO’s pricing change for satellite subscribers. “Captain Midnight” turned out to be John R. MacDougall, who ended up getting caught by the FCC, charged a $10,000 fine and put on one year of probation.

Glowing Dolphins Play in Bioluminescent Waves:

April 28th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and five crew members left Peru on a balsa-wood raft in order to prove Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia. And on this day in 2001, millionaire Dennis Tito became the world’s first space tourist.

Pentagon Officially Releases ‘Historical’ UFO Videos:

April 29th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1953, the first experimental 3D-TV broadcast took place in the US with a showing of an episode of Space Patrol. But, alas, for those who didn’t have the special 3D glasses to view it, the program appeared as a blurry jumble. Since then, such TV shows as MediumThird Rock from the Sun, and Shark Week have experimented with 3D programming.

‘Hat Man’ Entity Caught on Film?:

April 30th:

Today in strangeness, Walpurgisnacht, a holiday of pagan origins is celebrated in many parts of Europe– in Germany, witches hold special ceremonies during the night, celebrating the arrival of Spring. On this day in 1006 AD, a new star, possibly the brightest supernova in recorded human history, appeared in the sky.

Japan to Develop Plan for UFO Encounters:

May 1st:

Today in strangeness, Happy May Day! The month of May is thought to be named after Maia, a Roman goddess of earth, who was the wife of Vulcan, and mother of Mercury. On this date in 1776, in Bavaria, Jesuit-taught Dr. Adam Weishaupt formed the secret society called the Order of the Illuminati.

‘Ghost Ship’ Spotted in New Zealand:

May 2nd:

Today in strangeness, Although accounts of a large aquatic creature living in Scotland’s Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the first modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster was reported in the Inverness Courier on May 2, 1933.

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