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Secret space plane lands at US air force base after unknown two-year mission

"The US air force’s first unmanned re-entry spacecraft landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Photograph: US AIR FORCE/Reuters"

“The US air force’s first unmanned re-entry spacecraft landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Photograph: US AIR FORCE/Reuters”

via The Guardian:

A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an air force base on the southern California coast.

The plane spent nearly two years circling Earth on a classified mission. Known as the X-37B, it resembles a mini space shuttle.

It safely touched down at 9.24am Friday, officials at Vandenberg Air Force Base said.

Just what the plane was doing during its 674 days in orbit has been the subject of sometimes spectacular speculation.

Several experts have theorized it carried a payload of spy gear in its cargo bay. Other theories sound straight out of a James Bond film, including that the spacecraft would be able to capture the satellites of other nations or shadow China’s space lab.

In a written release announcing the return of the craft, the air force only said it had been conducting “on-orbit experiments”.

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An Italian Couple Get Stuck Together During Intercourse “Due to Suction”

By Patricia Gavra via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

By Patricia Gavra via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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via The Local:

Il Mattino reported that the amorous couple were making the most of a warm day, and a practically deserted beach, when they decided to take a dip in the ocean at Porto San Giorgio to express their love.

But their lovemaking came to an embarrassing end when the man was unable to extricate himself from the woman due to suction, the newspaper said.

They remained in the water until they caught the attention of a woman walking along the beach, who gave them a towel after they struggled back to the shore.

A doctor was called and they were taken to a hospital emergency room. There the woman was given an injection usually used to dilate the uterus of pregnant women, in order to untangle the couple.

This is not the first report to emerge this year of a couple getting stuck together while having sex.

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Satan’s Hollow – The Portal from Ohio to Hell

This video by a YouTube channel called ‘”Believe’ A Paranormal Experience” follows two young men on a pilgrimage/road-trip across country to visit paranormal places. Their last stop requires venturing into a storm drain known as “Satan’s Hollow” which allegedly hosts/hosted devil worshipers and demonic rituals. The radio device they use to communicate with the netherworld at the end is a nice touch.

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Butt Plug or Christmas Tree?

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The age-old question: is it a butt plug or Christmas tree?

via The Mirror:

An arty Christmas tree in the centre of Paris that appears to resemble a giant SEX TOY is leaving locals red-faced.

The festive blow-up art was pumped up into life to take pride of place in the capital city’s Place Vendôme.

City chiefs hope it sparks interest ahead of the International Contemporary Art Fair to kick off next week.

But bemused locals claim the big green monster looks more like a butt plug – a gadget for bedroom fun freely sold in Paris’ notoriously seedy Pigalle district.

The 80ft object – simply called ‘Tree’ is the brainchild of American artist Paul McCarthy.

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h/t Boing Boing.

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[Poll] Have you ever had a paranormal experience?

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By 826 PARANORMAL via Flickr.

In keeping with the tradition of Halloween, this week’s poll will be a short yes or no question: Have you ever had a paranormal experience? If the answer is yes, feel free to recount what happened in the comments.

Here are last week’s results:

Favorite Cryptid?

  • Reptilians (18%, 98 Votes)
  • Bigfoot (Sasquatch) (17%, 91 Votes)
  • Mothman (14%, 75 Votes)
  • Kraken (13%, 74 Votes)
  • Loch Ness Monster (8%, 43 Votes)
  • Chupacabra (8%, 42 Votes)
  • Jersey Devil (6%, 34 Votes)
  • Hellhound (5%, 30 Votes)
  • Yeti (5%, 26 Votes)
  • Goatman (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Giant Anaconda (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Grassman (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Shunka Warakin (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 551

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White Bigfoot Sighting in Maine

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via Mysterious Universe:

What is it about Maine that seems to attract white Bigfoots, or at least reported sighting of them? Are they fans of lobsters and whale watching?

Recently in Eddington, Maine, a boy (name not given) told Bill Brock and AJ Marston, members of the cryptid research organization Team Rogue, that he saw a big white creature running into the woods near his family’s home.

I was walking and then…I hear something run over there. I look up and then there is something big, white and it runs right into the woods…and it’s just gone.

The boy’s family didn’t see the creature but reported finding a deer leg that “had just been ripped off, and was just sitting there.”

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Hairstylist Covers Car in Human Hair, Breaks World Record

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via Oddity Central:

We’ve seen people cover their cars with the weirdest stuff – right from dentures to swarovski crystals. But this one is a first – an Italian hairstylist chose to pay tribute to her profession by covering her car in human hair. There’s hair everywhere – on the exterior, the seats, the dashboard, and even the steering wheel.

The car in question belongs to 44-year-old Maria Lucia Mugno. She decided to cover it in hair in 2010, after a friend bet her that she couldn’t do it. So with the help of her assistant Valentino Stassano, she spent 150 hours sewing thickly braided strands of hair imported from India on her small Fiat 500. The effort won her the Guinness World Record title for the world’s hairiest car.

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As if that wasn’t enough, she’s now added another 20 kg of hair to the car, setting a new record this year.

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Siberian exploding holes ‘are the key to Bermuda Triangle’ – scientists

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via The Siberian Times:

The craters – two in Yamal and one on the Taymyr peninsula – were revealed during the summer, leading to urgent analysis by scientists as well as a wave of speculation suggesting the cause was aliens from outer space, meteorites, or stray missiles.

Now respected Science in Siberia journal has come up with a coherent explanation for the northern craters and – sensationally – links it to the notorious Bermuda Triangle phenomenon, where ships and aircraft have disappeared under strange circumstances between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Heating from above the surface due to unusually warm climatic conditions, and from below, due to geological fault lines, led to a huge release of gas hydrates,  say the scientists from the Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum-Gas Geology and Geophysics in Novosibirsk.

They subjected one of the two known craters in Yamal – a peninsula known to locals as ‘the end of the world’ – to detailed scrutiny.

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Pope Lick’s Goatman

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Continuing my spooky posts for the month of October, here’s a story about a cryptid monster who’s said to inhabit a location near Pope Lick, Kentucky — it’s almost too good to be true.

Check out this take on the legend from this Impulcity post…

Okay, to be fair, this place should always be abandoned. What caught our attention here, though, is the local legend of the Goatman, who has apparently taken up residence below the train tracks. Many claim that they’ve seen this legend, but it seems to be one of those things that have just become a myth, but some people still cling to the fact that they’ve definitely seen something strange beneath there.

Whether the Goatman exists or not still remains in speculation. Either way, venturing below that trestle at night will definitely creep you out enough to not venture around and find out. Cars rarely pass through the area, and every little noise seems to be intensified.

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