When the Paranormal Goes Wrong: Vampires, Bigfoot And Witchcraft Edition

When the Paranormal Goes Wrong: Vampires, Bigfoot And Witchcraft Edition

You know, it’s all fun and games until you burn your own house down trying to defeat vampires. Or shoot someone because you think they’re Bigfoot. A few days ago, news hit out of Daytona Beach that a Florida man had burned his house down while trying to fend off hallucinatory vampires. According to Local …

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Virtual News Anchors Hit Airwaves In China

Virtual News Anchors Hit Airwaves In China

China’s Xinhua News Agency, alongside the Chinese search engine Sogou.com, have revealed what they call the “world’s first artificial intelligence news anchor.” Its appearance, facial expressions, and voice were modeled after the real news anchor Zhang Zhao, using machine learning algorithms that essentially “taught” it to recreate his likeness. The final product, what you see …

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EVP: I Have the Body of a Pig

A Classic Demonic EVP: “I have the body of a pig.”

Electronic voice phenomena is one of the most haunting aspects of the paranormal. I remember listening to episodes of Art Bell’s Coast to Coast AM long ago involving EVPs, and they ran the gamut, from faint voices saying “hello” to violent disembodied clanging noises, and what Bell himself found so terrifying: the sound of people …

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Boston Dynamics Shows Off “Parkour Atlas” Robot

There was a time when you may have looked at Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot and thought, hey, I could outrun that. It was a lumbering hunk of metal, after all. Sure, it could open doors and go for quiet walks in the freshly fallen snow, even lift 10-pound boxes. But in a robot apocalypse scenario? …

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Japan, Cloning, And Soul Transfers: A Pamyu Pamyu Conspiracy

Japan, Cloning, And Soul Transfers: A Pamyu Pamyu Conspiracy

I’m going to be up front with you: This one’s a bit weirder than usual. How familiar are you with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu? A Japanese pop star with a penchant for the grotesque and the obscure. A singer, a model, a…blogger, or so Wikipedia tells me. She’s been compared to Lady Gaga, and if you …

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Algorithm Helps Discover Even More Unexplained Radio Bursts 3 Billion Light Years Away

AI Discovers Even More Unexplained Radio Bursts 3 Billion Light Years Away

Repeated and unexplained radio pulses from deep space have led astronomers to consider some intriguing possibilities. On August 26, 2017, the Breakthrough Listen program detected a number of fast radio bursts (FRBs) originating from the ‘repeater’ object FRB 121102, located about three billion light years away. Astronomers observed 21 FRBs in total, all within one …

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Japan’s Space Agency Successfully Lands Rovers On Asteroid

I don’t know if anyone noticed, but this website erupted in a nightmare the other day. Stranger Dimensions went down for nearly a full 24 hours. I’m talking down. I had to use a backup from August 11 to get things running again. Let’s just say it was a fun and enlightening experience, and it’s …

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New Mexico’s Sunspot Solar Observatory Closes Under Unusual Circumstances

New Mexico’s Sunspot Solar Observatory Closes Under Unusual Circumstances

The Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico was evacuated and closed on September 6, and no one knows why. It’s been over a week now, and details have not been forthcoming. According to an initial report by the Alamogordo Daily News, officials stated the observatory was shut down due to a “security issue,” with the …

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Google Maps Anomalies: A Plane in the Jungle

Google Maps Anomalies: A Plane in the Jungle

Over four years on, and we still don’t know exactly what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. In March 2014, the Boeing 777 vanished over the South China Sea, leaving behind nothing but questions. In early August of this year, after what many felt was an inadequate “final report” by the Malaysian government, France reopened …

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Robot Dinosaurs Manage Front Desk At Japanese Hotel

There’s a hotel in Japan staffed by robots. But not just any kind of robots. As you walk up to the front desk, you might feel a bit confused when you see the two gesticulating robot dinosaurs greeting you in a handful of languages. Don’t worry; they’re wearing bellboy hats, so you’ll know they’re employees …

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Time Travel Stories: Strange Missions Into the Past

Time Travel Stories: Strange Missions Into the Past

There’s always a mission. Whether it be John Titor and his quest to retrieve the IBM 5100, or Project Pegasus and their covert experiments to gather data on future events, most alleged time travelers journey with a purpose. And sometimes, that purpose is a bit hard to explain. You’ll see what I mean. Let’s have …

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