1994: Found: The Fossil of a Giant, Extinct, 400-Million-Year-Old Worm

In June 1994, some fossils from Ontario’s Kwata Mohegan Formation—a cross-section of the earth that is hundreds of millions of years old—were recovered, and, for the next several years, stashed at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. That was until recently, when some researchers had a fresh look at them, finding something that’s a bit terrifying: evidence of the 400-million-year-old existence of a giant worm with a disturbingly large set of jaws.  The researchers, from the University of Bristol in Great Britain and the University of Lund, in Sweden, published their findings today in Scientific Reports.  “Giant,” in this case, is a bit relative, as this worm’s jaws would’ve been close to a half-inch, and it would’ve been up to three feet in length.  Still, that’s larger than the worms we see today and large enough that, should you find yourself alone in the outdoors, any encounter might get dicey, […] Read More

2017: Strange Creature Photographed In Garden During Night

Taken with a light-sensitive camera, multiple images were photographed seconds apart, however in the second image a strange figure can be seen in the garden. Nobody else at the time seemed to notice anything in the garden. The Reddit user who posted the images also stated that the images were taken by an elderly couple who would have no idea about Photoshop or image tampering. Interestingly enough there also seems to be a shadow associated with the figure. What are your thoughts? Something genuinely unexplained or hoax? SOURCE 

1894: Great Spider of Issoire

For many years it is undeniably stated that in the fourteenth arrondissement of Paris–called the tomb of Issoire–a number of persons living in that quarter had mysteriously and periodically disappeared. The most careful researches, the most minute inquiries, the most skillful agents of the police had failed to discover the least trace of them. Every year successively some inhabitants of this quarter would suddenly disappear, leaving their friends overwhelmed with grief and anxiety. It is also stated that these strange, inexplicable facts always occurred in the early spring–from the 20th to the last of March–and without regard to age or sex. First a notary disappeared. It was thought he had used his client’s funds and fled to parts unknown. Then an old woman, returning late one night from market, was the next victim, then a laborer going home from work. The last victim had been a young girl–a flower […] Read More

2014: Mother Nature Says, “Get off my lawn!” Humans attacked by Ants, Bees, Spiders

Let’s just call it quits, people. Over the last couple of weeks, Mother Nature has decided to remind all of us who’s really in charge. Here’s the rundown of recently terrifying yet gentle reminders from her: Deadly Spiders vs Homeowners: Deleted video After purchasing a house from the previous owners who failed to disclose that it was actually a destination spot for the deadly brown recluse spider, the latest owners began discovering spiders everywhere until they were eventually bursting out of the walls. A conservative estimate of 6,000 spiders was said to be lurking in the house. [ABC News] Ants vs Tire-Changing Human: Then there’s THIS incident where some humans needed to change a tire on the side of the road and got in the way of a bunch of ants’ business. [CBS News] And finally… Bees vs Landscapers: In Arizona, several landscapers got too close to a 100-pound […] Read More

2014: Terrifying Insects Back From Edge of Extinction

There are a LOT of animals being saved from extinction…rhinos, cheetahs, snow leopards, etc,. Most of them are regal or furry or cute or just plain huggable. The Weta Punga are not ANY of those things. Weta Punga literally means “God of Ugly Things”. Nailed it. The Weta are squirrel-sized insects that can only be described as terrifying. But that’s not stopping a group of animal lovers from bringing the animal back from the edge of extinction. Once the weta flourished in and around the islands of New Zealand. Invasive and non-native species took care of that until only small numbers of the giant insect remained. Researchers in Auckland began a breeding program to…uh…yay…bring back the populations of weta that once roamed the islands. Between this year and last, almost 400 of these creepers were released into the wild to bring back nightmares to anyone visiting the islands. [Stuff.co.nz […] Read More