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UFO’s doing donuts in Argentina

Santa Fe, Argentina – The two circles shown above are either marks on the ground left behind by a UFO and therefore represent one of the most significant UFO related incidents to occur over the last few months or the remains of a hoax and therefore of no more value than the cow pats that surround them.

At 3 AM on January 14 2009 Argentinean farmer Nestor Rivoira and his wife Sara Fernandez of Arroyo Leyes, Santa Fe, were woken up by a loud noise coming from their paddock. The couple later described the sound as being similar to that of a blow torch.

Nestor tried to get out of bed to see what was going on outside but claims that a mysterious force disabled him temporarily. Nestor also remembers that his normally brave guard dogs sounded like they were scared of whatever they encountered that night.

Only two days later did Nestor and Sara decide [to] go out to inspect the area they thought the sound came from. What they found left them baffled: Two perfect circles one inside the other, the outer circle measuring three meters in diameter and both circles three centimeters deep. The indented area was completely burnt out with only dry dirt remaining. It appeared that the marks were created by something radiating heat.

The couple at first dismissed any ideas that the circles might have been created by a UFO, however friends and neighbors who saw the marks felt that they were of mysterious origin. Did a spaceship land on Mr. Rivoira’s farm or are some local hoaxers sending them around in circles?

via Our Strange World.

January 27, 2009 Posted by | UFO | | Comments Off on UFO’s doing donuts in Argentina

Haunted house, haunted castle, maybe. But haunted book?

It is part of Governor James Whitcomb’s collection that was donated to Asbury (now DePauw) University in the early 1800s. Included in the collection is one book purported to be haunted. Titled, The Poems of Ossian, The Son of Fingal, it is kept locked away in a special section of the library closed to the public.

For years a story has circulated about a boy who borrowed this book from the library in the 1800s. He became so engrossed reading it that when the library closed he sneaked the book out of the library and took it to his room.

It was after midnight when he finished reading and turned out the lights. Later, he woke with a sense of not being alone. When his eyes became adjusted to the darkness he saw a spectral finger pointing accusingly. Then he heard a voice speaking, “Who stole Ossian?”

A bony hand reached toward the boy, who swore he felt a finger touch his cheek. The boy returned the book first thing in the morning, telling the librarian he’d been visited by the ghost of Governor Whitcomb and promising he’d never take another restricted book out of the library.

via Our Strange World.

January 27, 2009 Posted by | ghost, Strange | , | Comments Off on Haunted house, haunted castle, maybe. But haunted book?

Haz-Mat Team? That’s some spicy sauce!


Nobody was able to cross the road Monday afternoon in front of Archie Moore’s [Fairfield, Illinois] restaurant after 200 gallons of chicken wing sauce spilled onto Sanford Street.

The street was closed several hours after the 1:30 p.m. spill as the state Haz-mat team was dispatched to the scene.

via NewsTimes.com.

January 27, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, buffalo wings | Comments Off on Haz-Mat Team? That’s some spicy sauce!