Mystery ‘Metal Starfish’ Found Off Rhode Island Coast

The metallic starfish (credit: Peter Brockmann) As fans of Lost will attest, it’s not a good idea to lift a hatch, open a strange door or move an odd object without having some idea of what might happen next. That could be the reason why residents and government officials are in no hurry to remove a seemingly unmovable starfish-shaped metallic object found about 10 feet offshore at low tide on East Beach in Westerly, Rhode Island. Has anyone checked […] Read More

Exploring American Monsters: Rhode Island

Rhode Island is the smallest of the United States. In size, literally fiftieth out of fifty at 1,545 square miles (the same size as a single county, Marathon, in Wisconsin). It’s forty-third in population density at a little more than a million. One of the original British colonies, it is called an island because the colony began on Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay, and Rhode because the colony was once referred to as “Isle of Rodes.” The state is home […] Read More