Here’s this week’s today in strangeness. Hope you enjoy!
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: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/tim-scullion-ghost-images/
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: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/tim-scullion-ghost-images/
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: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/saturns-strange-hexagon-composed-of-sandwich-layers/
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: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2020-05-13-show/
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?: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/quarantine-ghosts-on-the-rise/
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: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2020-05-15-show/