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2012-12-24 04:48:49 PM  
Other states get UFOs, but the best VA can come up with is the Bunny Man? Lame.
 
2012-12-24 04:49:52 PM  
I live in Florida.  The whole place is one whole chaotic mess of unexplained.
 
2012-12-24 05:03:55 PM  
We get trollface.  ಠ_ಠ
 
2012-12-24 05:41:43 PM  
16 trillion dollars is missing in my state. Last seen on Wall st.
 
2012-12-24 05:52:03 PM  
Meh, never heard of Oklahoma's lake octopus and doubt most have.

/just like the rest of those
 
2012-12-24 06:03:03 PM  
For a state with stuff like the Jersey Devil and all sorts of bizarre phenomenon, the best this slideshow could do is that someone hung some shirts in trees?
 
2012-12-24 06:06:02 PM  
Okay, I chuckled when I eventually got to Tennessee.
 
2012-12-24 06:13:10 PM  
My favorite -- Rumor has it the beast was once a scientist who was conducting an experiment on goats when things went horribly, horribly wrong.
 
2012-12-24 07:30:59 PM  
Well played, Tennessee. Well played.
 
2012-12-24 07:36:56 PM  
 
2012-12-24 07:42:24 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Deslided


You are a scholar and a gentleman, sir.


Oregon -- The Mysterious Rocks of Nehalem Bay

I've lived in Oregon most of my life and I've never even heard of that.
 
2012-12-24 07:58:06 PM  
Vermont -- The Pigman

Big man, pig man...haha charade you are

ecx.images-amazon.com


Geoffrey Allen Pigman is a member of the Faculty in Political Economy at Bennington College

Looks like pigman has done ok for himself since
 
2012-12-24 08:14:36 PM  
Thanks subby, I like these unexplained phenomena stories.

Many of these I have never heard of.

I like these:
Missouri -- Black-Eyed Child
New Jersey -- The Mystery Shirts
New York -- The Ghost Plane of 1933
Oregon -- The Mysterious Rocks of Nehalem Bay

Pennsylvania -- When A Ghost Calls - I have 2 phone numbers of close friends who've passed several years ago, still in my phone. One of the numbers rings once in a long while. The line hangs up as soon as I answer. Now I just say 'Hi, I miss you..' and hang up.

Listening to 'Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun' whilst reading the slideshow.
 
2012-12-24 08:16:14 PM  
"The 2009 Gay Exorcism"

Now this is getting silly.
 
2012-12-24 08:17:50 PM  
I live in Thailand. I don't even know where to begin, but frankly, it's amazing that this place manages to function at all.
 
2012-12-24 08:40:21 PM  
The North Carolina poop monster?? Really? It was a fungus! So many other cooler choices in this state. Like the Devil's Tramping Ground, or the road where you can roll up hill.

/durn whippersnappers!
 
2012-12-24 08:41:51 PM  
Tennessee made me snicker.

On a related note, we also have one of the coolest and creepiest ghost stories in history - the Bell Witch.
 
2012-12-24 09:01:56 PM  
The "El Diablo" blobs?!??!

Oh ffs. We've got so much more in California--most especially the fact that we're, you know, CALIFORNIA.
 
2012-12-24 09:01:57 PM  
No way is a haunted elevator at the Landmark Theater the weirdest unexplained thing in WA...
 
2012-12-24 09:02:57 PM  

St_Francis_P: Other states get UFOs, but the best VA can come up with is the Bunny Man? Lame.

images4.alphacoders.com
 
2012-12-24 09:07:12 PM  

Godscrack: Thanks subby, I like these unexplained phenomena stories.


Then allow me to explain them to you. They're bullshiat!
 
2012-12-24 09:08:13 PM  

johnryan51: 16 trillion dollars is missing in my state. Last seen on Wall st.


Erm...Isn't that more money than the whole country produces in a year?
 
2012-12-24 09:09:18 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: johnryan51: 16 trillion dollars is missing in my state. Last seen on Wall st.

Erm...Isn't that more money than the whole country produces in a year?


The mystery deepens!
 
2012-12-24 09:09:33 PM  
Feel stupid after reading article. Dammit man, don't you know I don't have much left.
 
2012-12-24 09:10:35 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Deslided


I came in here to decry how I would never make it through an alphabetical slideshow when I'm from Wisconsin, but as always a Peter saved the day.
 
2012-12-24 09:11:16 PM  
So someone in Colorado has a RC flying man.
 
2012-12-24 09:11:35 PM  
I am sure it is fake, but michigan's kind of freaky.
 
2012-12-24 09:12:01 PM  
TN is nice.
 
2012-12-24 09:12:02 PM  
Thought Texas would go with the Marfa Lights but oh well.
 
2012-12-24 09:12:15 PM  
All I know is that whenever I eat particularly spicy food, I, too, fear the poop monster.
 
2012-12-24 09:13:45 PM  

St_Francis_P: Other states get UFOs, but the best VA can come up with is the Bunny Man? Lame.


hey, look on the bright side: we are the only US state to have a nuke dropped on us ... by our own government!

Link.
 
2012-12-24 09:14:02 PM  

Happy Hours: Then allow me to explain them to you. They're bullshiat!




Of course they are. All fairy tales.

Just like Christmas.
 
2012-12-24 09:14:11 PM  
Who created that crap? The same folks that worried about the mayan prophecy? I got 2 or 3 slides in and gave up.
 
2012-12-24 09:14:46 PM  
These seem to be one third unusual non-annual animal behaviours, one third the consequences of fracking, and one third unusual runway approaches.
 
2012-12-24 09:14:53 PM  
drunks.
 
2012-12-24 09:14:57 PM  
Speaking as a resident of Gettysburg we have much better ghost stories than the one listed. Took my class on a ghost tour this year and had the head ghost hunter in to discuss how he investigates. It was a trip

/he calls himself a skeptic
//he and I have very different definitions of the word
 
2012-12-24 09:15:06 PM  
(OK, so we're not the only one....)
 
2012-12-24 09:15:17 PM  
I think it's scary they would name a nuclear reactor "El Diablo" - The Devil.
 
2012-12-24 09:15:27 PM  
Yeah, no one can explain a bunch of stupid ghost stories and hoaxes.
 
2012-12-24 09:16:15 PM  
Good old Stull, Kansas. Drive through it all the time. If I ever need a gate to Hell, I know where to go.
 
2012-12-24 09:16:21 PM  
On an unrelated note, I would like to add that I've been drinking wine on this fine evening and I just realized now after 10+ years that Fark is way more entertaining when inebriated.

I have a working theory that a lot of the werewolf sightings here in WI are escaped research animals from the assorted labs in the Madison area.  The more you know.
 
2012-12-24 09:17:47 PM  
I certainly don't believe the dino sighting by hunters in Georgia, that thing would have been dead with about 4 lbs of lead.
 
2012-12-24 09:18:58 PM  
Heh.
 
2012-12-24 09:19:11 PM  

BenJammin: I think it's scary they would name a nuclear reactor "El Diablo" - The Devil.


An imaginary reactor?
 
2012-12-24 09:19:16 PM  
Of course people drown in Sawyers Pond in Emmett. They're all drunk. That's all there is to do in Emmett, drink and screw.
 
2012-12-24 09:19:50 PM  
Weird, I was born and raised in Wisconsin and I never heard of UFO's and alien abductions at Bong Park.
 
2012-12-24 09:20:51 PM  
Unexplained phenomena of the internet: Not only are articles like this deemed worth the bandwidth to write and publish, but websites all over the globe expend further bandwidth in order to disseminate them as far and wide as possible...even to the extent that the bandwidth they use to do so is more than they can afford to pay for, prompting them to plaster their site with advertisements or to charge users $5 per month.
 
2012-12-24 09:21:54 PM  

Angry Monkey: The North Carolina poop monster?? Really? It was a fungus! So many other cooler choices in this state. Like the Devil's Tramping Ground, or the road where you can roll up hill.

/durn whippersnappers!


The Brown Mountain Lights, the Maco Light, Judaculla Rock, or the ghost of Frankie Silvers would all have been far more interesting.
 
2012-12-24 09:22:47 PM  
Mississippi -- The Carrot-Top Aliens

gawd. We'll never be able to live it down. Other states get the Greys with their anal probes. We get Carrot Top.
s-ak.buzzfed.com
 
2012-12-24 09:22:58 PM  
Merry Christmas, USA.

Please don't open your stockings until morning...
 
2012-12-24 09:23:05 PM  
That was dumb as fark, i liked Oregon though.. It's a past time of some to go stack rocks on the beach/in forests, i know it might sounds lame, but still.. Uh... Not the ghosts of slaves buried alive.
 
2012-12-24 09:24:24 PM  
What a bunch of stupid shiat for gullible rubes.
 
2012-12-24 09:24:51 PM  
Giant slug like creatures that invade your home? I had that once, but i got a divorce and it went away.
 
2012-12-24 09:25:47 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Giant slug like creatures that invade your home? I had that once, but i got a divorce and it went away.


Much like commas, no?
 
2012-12-24 09:25:50 PM  
In July 2008, two men on a hunting trip in northern Georgia encountered a lizard-like creature about 100 yards ahead of them. Both men confirmed the beast looked exactly like a Jurassic Park raptor -- five feet tall, long tail, huge claws on both feet and smaller claws on its short, stubby arms. The hunters said the creature stopped for a moment, sniffed the air, and then disappeared back into the bushes.


So two Georgian men on a hunting trip say they saw something out of a movie? Pretty sure alcohol was involved. Lots of it.
 
2012-12-24 09:25:59 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Deslided


Kind thanks.
 
2012-12-24 09:26:12 PM  

Smackledorfer: I am sure it is fake, but michigan's kind of freaky.


Um, make that louisiana.

I didnt notice my phone scrolling up when I tilted it.

Michigan's is everything I imagined it to be.
 
2012-12-24 09:26:14 PM  

MBooda: Mississippi -- The Carrot-Top Aliens

gawd. We'll never be able to live it down. Other states get the Greys with their anal probes. We get Carrot Top.
[s-ak.buzzfed.com image 406x630]


images.smh.com.au
 
2012-12-24 09:26:19 PM  
We Dutch have a saying: "You never know how a cow catches a hare." It was in the newspapers and everything. At least that is somewhat believable.

/The most credible explanation entails a cow standing behind a tree and mimicking the sound of a carrot
//Well, it was in the newspapers in ages past and it didn't require a lot to be newsworthy back then
 
2012-12-24 09:26:56 PM  

RexTalionis: For a state with stuff like the Jersey Devil and all sorts of bizarre phenomenon, the best this slideshow could do is that someone hung some shirts in trees?


CSB
The really sad part is that I'm pretty sure I know the guy who did this shirt thing; in the 90's around Princeton and Lawrence my art teacher in HS was making collages out of clothes nailed to plywood and numbering them before nailing them up high on utility poles or trees, even got a quick blurb in Weird NJ. This sounds just like his MO of doing confusing things with clothing and just leaving it out in strange places
/CSB
 
2012-12-24 09:28:07 PM  
Looking at a video of the NC poop monsters, I would say that they are worms covered in nasty...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trUr6cuBlFw

compare to tubifex worms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-VDk61ayz8
 
2012-12-24 09:30:03 PM  
What, no Skunkape?
 
2012-12-24 09:30:09 PM  
And RI gets a couple of kids playing hooky who say they saw a werewolf? Seriously, there really are no "deep woods" around here, either.

/damned state gave us Lovecraft, and the creepiest thing is a spurious report from some dumb kids? *sigh*
 
2012-12-24 09:30:36 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Weird, I was born and raised in Wisconsin and I never heard of UFO's and alien abductions at Bong Park.


Sounds like a lot of weird stuff would've been seen at Bong Park.

/I wonder how many parks in MI now have pot nicknames.
 
2012-12-24 09:35:29 PM  
Wasn't Louisiana's monster thing proven fake years ago? It's the poster child for fake internet pictures of ghosts.
 
2012-12-24 09:37:31 PM  
Most of that shiat sounds fake...a few are intriguing...but the "humanoid" pic of the Louisiana photographer is downright creepy.

Oh and uh...1 person saying they saw something, doesn't make it phenomena...it makes it hearsay from an attention whore. That covers about half of em.
 
2012-12-24 09:38:09 PM  
Around here the weirdest unexplained phenomenon is Maple Leafs fans.
 
2012-12-24 09:38:36 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Deslided


THANK YOU !
 
2012-12-24 09:38:43 PM  
It's TruTV! It's not reality, it's actuality*

*and by "actuality", we mean bad actors doing horrible recreations of anecdotal stories that we heard and then pretending its real.
 
2012-12-24 09:40:15 PM  
Arizona: Phoenix Lights?

*clicks*

No some dumb made up bullshiat.
 
2012-12-24 09:40:25 PM  
Pennsylvania could have had prison cell 17 or anything from Gettysburg, but instead they chose to go with prank callers.
 
2012-12-24 09:41:38 PM  
Wisconsin: Elected Scott Walker twice, then sided for Obama.
 
2012-12-24 09:42:23 PM  
wow
"unexplained crap" aka mostly made up bullshiat
so yah, I got pregnant, but I didnt have sex. an angel came down from GOD and gave me a baby.
so, you're ok with that, right? and taking care of the baby and me right?
WHEW
 
2012-12-24 09:42:35 PM  
ftfa:

"California -- El Diablo's Nuclear Jellyfish
In April of 2012, an unprecedented invasion of jellyfish-like sea creatures forced a nuclear reactor on the California coast to shut down. A mysterious swarm of the gelatinous organisms, called salp, had so completely clogged screens used to filter the plant's cooling seawater, the utility company had to turn off its so-called El Diablo reactor. Salps are usually found farther out to sea, so why the creatures chose to attack the plant's filtration system en masse remains unknown."

really? spontaneous sea-snot is the best they've got?

those sheltered saps have obviously never been to the bay area...
 
2012-12-24 09:43:42 PM  

Cheesehead_Dave: Wisconsin: Elected Scott Walker twice, then sided for Obama.


bwahahahahahahaa
I get redistricting farking with the house. but governor?
I guess that means that the other party couldn't field an honest man.
It would be nice if at least one of the parties could groom people for higher office.
 
2012-12-24 09:43:44 PM  
Idaho: sometimes fog forms over swamps.

*facepalm*
 
2012-12-24 09:44:30 PM  

jonohull: Wasn't Louisiana's monster thing proven fake years ago? It's the poster child for fake internet pictures of ghosts.


I'm pretty sure that at least a majority of those 'phenomena' have been explained. Mostly as hoaxes or drunk rednecks.

/The thing from Louisiana, creepy but so very fake.
//Don't even need to look at the pixels.
 
2012-12-24 09:44:37 PM  
jennawoestman.files.wordpress.com

Sorry NC
 
2012-12-24 09:45:28 PM  
Arkansas -- Mystery Quakes

Caused by Crenshaw.
img.photobucket.com
/wanna see the little monster?
 
2012-12-24 09:45:39 PM  
PA: They missed the Phantom Hitchhiker of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
 
2012-12-24 09:48:13 PM  
No Paulding Light for Michigan?
 
2012-12-24 09:48:22 PM  
Was thinking they would do the strange lights from the Upper Peninsula whose name escapes me right now. There is even a sign at the park that tells about them but they still don't know how they are formed.
 
2012-12-24 09:49:49 PM  
Oh, and as for my home state...really? THAT'S the best they've got? For crying out loud, how do you write something about 'Weird shiat in Connecticut' and not find Dudleytown?

I mean, come on, if you MUST go on about fake creepy things to scare the gullible, at least do your research.
 
2012-12-24 09:50:19 PM  
Delaware - UFOs hang out at the race track. IMAGINE THAT. The bigger mystery is why aliens like to be seen by rednecks so much.

/not really
 
2012-12-24 09:50:56 PM  
It's really bad to have an alphabetized slide if your state is Washington...ya gotta click thru almost all of it to see what lame shiat they came up with.

With a 'W' last name, I'm really sensitive to always being the last one in line. I usually don't line up at all. thanks for the deslide, Peter von Nostrand:
 
2012-12-24 09:51:41 PM  
In florida, there were aliens but Casey Anthony killed em.
 
2012-12-24 09:52:51 PM  

DubtodaIll: Delaware - UFOs hang out at the race track. IMAGINE THAT. The bigger mystery is why aliens like to be seen by rednecks so much.

/not really


It really is funny how often these stories are from places frequented by drunk rednecks.

Also funny is how, now that so many people are carrying smartphones with decent cameras, that nobody can get a shot of these 'phenomena' that isn't blurred to the point of uselessness.
 
2012-12-24 09:56:58 PM  
My state's weirdest unexplained phenomenon:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-24 09:57:28 PM  

DerekSD: "California -- El Diablo's Nuclear Jellyfish


Though salps look a bit like jellyfish, they are actually more closely related to organisms that have backbones.
So not republicans or democrats??

Salps passively feed off tiny organic particles in the water and can reproduce sexually or asexually.
Like your mom.


The more you know.
 
2012-12-24 09:57:56 PM  

wildcardjack: My state's weirdest unexplained phenomenon:

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x204]


To weird defined.
 
2012-12-24 09:58:01 PM  

Smackledorfer: I am sure it is fake, but michigan's kind of freaky.


They play a song about the Dogman on the radio around Halloween. I didn't know it was based on a "real" thing.

The Paulding Light is more documented and researched yet remains a mystery. There are plenty of theories, but unless you've seen the lights you know those theories don't hold up too well. I didn't think I'd actually see it, but there it was.
 
2012-12-24 09:58:39 PM  
We need more cryptids.
 
2012-12-24 10:00:03 PM  

45cal: Was thinking they would do the strange lights from the Upper Peninsula whose name escapes me right now. There is even a sign at the park that tells about them but they still don't know how they are formed.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulding_Light#Scientific_Investigation

YAWN
they were able to recreate the lights. inversion layer.
YAWN

It should be legal to kill people who believe ghosts are real. Just to help clean the gene pool.
 
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2012-12-24 10:02:45 PM  
the poop monster is uncsamarai
 
2012-12-24 10:03:06 PM  

namatad: 45cal: Was thinking they would do the strange lights from the Upper Peninsula whose name escapes me right now. There is even a sign at the park that tells about them but they still don't know how they are formed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulding_Light#Scientific_Investigation

YAWN
they were able to recreate the lights. inversion layer.
YAWN

It should be legal to kill people who believe ghosts are real. Just to help clean the gene pool.


To desensitize is stupid
 
2012-12-24 10:03:10 PM  
The real mystery is that so many people clicked a truTV link.

It's a Christmas miracle. And shiat.
 
2012-12-24 10:03:46 PM  

Indubitably: namatad: 45cal: Was thinking they would do the strange lights from the Upper Peninsula whose name escapes me right now. There is even a sign at the park that tells about them but they still don't know how they are formed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulding_Light#Scientific_Investigation

YAWN
they were able to recreate the lights. inversion layer.
YAWN

It should be legal to kill people who believe ghosts are real. Just to help clean the gene pool.

To desensitize is stupid


*snikt*
 
2012-12-24 10:05:10 PM  
Wasn't the Morgan City Monster photo debunked almost immediately after it first hit the web?
 
2012-12-24 10:06:36 PM  
Michigan's dogman comes from an April fool's day joke song.
 
2012-12-24 10:08:21 PM  
Colorado seems to have it all what with UFOs, ghosts, strange weather, bigfoot, prarie dragons that invade your home, and dracula/mothman hybrid flying people types.

/And by "all" I mean a higher concentration of delusional people, apparently.
 
2012-12-24 10:09:34 PM  

namatad: DerekSD: "California -- El Diablo's Nuclear Jellyfish

Though salps look a bit like jellyfish, they are actually more closely related to organisms that have backbones.
So not republicans or democrats??

Salps passively feed off tiny organic particles in the water and can reproduce sexually or asexually.
Like your mom.


The more you know.


why did you have to bring my mom into this?
why?

*assumes old tyme fisticuffs position*

she was a saint!

/only rumored to be salpish.
//i read that on the wall over a urinal once...
///the salp part.
 
2012-12-24 10:09:58 PM  
Well that whole thing sucked but Maine in particular got ripped off. How is that "unexplained"?
 
2012-12-24 10:11:05 PM  
Lived just south of Pawley's Island (SC) for two years and never once heard of the Gray Man.

The Bishopville Lizard Man, however.....

Link
 
2012-12-24 10:11:59 PM  
Really? California has jelly fishes? We have farking rocks (Racetrack Playa's Sailing Stones) that move on their farking own, and they pick jelly fishes?

Fark you author... fark you.
 
2012-12-24 10:13:04 PM  

namatad: 45cal: Was thinking they would do the strange lights from the Upper Peninsula whose name escapes me right now. There is even a sign at the park that tells about them but they still don't know how they are formed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulding_Light#Scientific_Investigation

YAWN
they were able to recreate the lights. inversion layer.
YAWN

It should be legal to kill people who believe ghosts are real. Just to help clean the gene pool.


Include holy ones and you have my vote
 
2012-12-24 10:17:23 PM  

C18H27NO3: Colorado seems to have it all what with UFOs, ghosts, strange weather, bigfoot, prarie dragons that invade your home, and dracula/mothman hybrid flying people types.

/And by "all" I mean a higher concentration of delusional people, apparently.


They also seem to have a higher percentage of the electorate willing to vote to legalize mind altering substances, I wonder if this is related,
 
2012-12-24 10:18:39 PM  
Great.. Now that Black Eyed Children will haunt my dreams... NY's was lame. That's the best they could come up with?
 
2012-12-24 10:19:03 PM  

Farker Posey: No way is a haunted elevator at the Landmark Theater the weirdest unexplained thing in WA...


Seriously. We have Bigfoot, the Kenneth Arnold UFO sightings at Mt. Rainer, the Maury Island UFO incident, D. B. Cooper, and a bunch of other weird stuff, and THIS is what those farktards pick?
 
2012-12-24 10:19:10 PM  

JPINFV: Really? California has jelly fishes? We have farking rocks (Racetrack Playa's Sailing Stones) that move on their farking own, and they pick jelly fishes?

Fark you author... fark you.


Cool ... definitely explicable though. Put a solar panel and a webcam out there. I bet ice and wind together.
 
2012-12-24 10:19:32 PM  
Washington State gets a freakin' elevator. Couldn't they have at least gone with Bigfoot?
 
2012-12-24 10:21:01 PM  

Angry Monkey: The North Carolina poop monster?? Really? It was a fungus! So many other cooler choices in this state. Like the Devil's Tramping Ground, or the road where you can roll up hill.

/durn whippersnappers!


YouTube video was pretty creepy, though. Fungus with a pulse.
 
2012-12-24 10:21:15 PM  
Massachusetts: WE'RE HP LOVECRAFT-LAND, biatchES!!!!
 
2012-12-24 10:21:35 PM  

ParaHandy: JPINFV: Really? California has jelly fishes? We have farking rocks (Racetrack Playa's Sailing Stones) that move on their farking own, and they pick jelly fishes?

Fark you author... fark you.

Cool ... definitely explicable though. Put a solar panel and a webcam out there. I bet ice and wind together.


Yer post rocks.
 
Rat [TotalFark]
2012-12-24 10:25:10 PM  

had98c: Thought Texas would go with the Marfa Lights but oh well.


Chupacabra!!!

© RUN!!!
 
2012-12-24 10:27:11 PM  

namatad: Cheesehead_Dave: Wisconsin: Elected Scott Walker twice, then sided for Obama.

bwahahahahahahaa
I get redistricting farking with the house. but governor?
I guess that means that the other party couldn't field an honest man.
It would be nice if at least one of the parties could groom people for higher office.


The Wisconsin voter- now that would be a better unexplained phenomenon for our state.

/But seriously, no love for the 'Tirdy-Point Buck'?
 
2012-12-24 10:32:15 PM  
Oh man, Poop Monster is just up the road from me.
 
2012-12-24 10:32:36 PM  
Delaware got aliens at the race track and no mention of the DuPont family?

Then again, Jersey got, "New Jersey -- The Mystery Shirts", ignoring all the good stuff. 2 broken arrows, something that went slightly leaky at a Manhattan Project site in WWII, tons mystery dump sites, ghost lights, an old insane asylum that may have a full time SF channel team by now, some guy named Edison and the ruins they call Camden. So, we get shirts instead.

/who phoned that article in?
 
2012-12-24 10:34:29 PM  
 
2012-12-24 10:34:53 PM  

ParaHandy: JPINFV: Really? California has jelly fishes? We have farking rocks (Racetrack Playa's Sailing Stones) that move on their farking own, and they pick jelly fishes?

Fark you author... fark you.

Cool ... definitely explicable though. Put a solar panel and a webcam out there. I bet ice and wind together.


Sure, there's a cause for it... and several theories. We just don't know which one it is yet, thus making it unexplained phenomenon.
 
2012-12-24 10:35:03 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Okay, I chuckled when I eventually got to Tennessee.


u mad? lol

That sort of makes me wonder if the whole list was a giant trolling effort?
 
2012-12-24 10:35:54 PM  

MBooda: Mississippi -- The Carrot-Top Aliens

gawd. We'll never be able to live it down. Other states get the Greys with their anal probes. We get Carrot Top.
[s-ak.buzzfed.com image 406x630]



What a hideous monster! It's like a nuclear goat-bunny-troll-wolfman.
 
2012-12-24 10:39:52 PM  
We already know for a fact that the Black-Eyed Children are an urban legend. The person who originally wrote the first story (that even mentions the story of the woman answering the door, but it was much further back than 2009) admitted he made it all up. He was surprised as anyone that it went viral.
 
2012-12-24 10:40:00 PM  

BenJammin: I think it's scary they would name a nuclear reactor "El Diablo" - The Devil.


Not to mention they shaped the reactors rather suggestively.

www.industcards.com
 
pla
2012-12-24 10:42:39 PM  
LordJiro : Oh, and as for my home state...really? THAT'S the best they've got? For crying out loud, how do you write something about 'Weird shiat in Connecticut' and not find Dudleytown?

I've pretty much done the entire set of NE "ghost" towns, including Monson, Mystery Hill ("America's Stonehenge" - No, not that impressive, but probably worth a few hours if you find yourself in the area), about a dozen "magnetic" hills (hint - bring a level and a bottle of water), half a dozen "Hell's Gates", Enfield (the best-preserved of the lot)...

And yes, even Dudleytown (privately owned, btw - don't get caught there, the owners will have you arrested). Nothing much to see there. Typical century-old reclaimed farmland, with a handful of sad crumbling foundations scattered about and the standard stone-wall property boundaries. Honestly, stick with Enfield, at least you'll know when you found it instead of wandering around the woods for hours wondering "are we there yet?"

And so far, I've seen only two really "interesting" things, neither of them intentional.

I've seen a (the?) Maine Black Panther (which supposedly doesn't exist - And yes, I know what dogs, wet deer, coyotes, foxes, and bears look like)...

And I've seen something covered with all manner of colorful spotlights in a field in Exeter, RI - Which I discount as some farmer's idea of seasonal (cheesily enough, I saw this on Halloween - Yeah, I know) decoration of his combine, but wow did he go all out for this one... In the middle of nowhere... Which I didn't see in the same place about 90 seconds earlier when I drove past in the opposite direction looking for somewhere to turn around... At somewhere around 2am (okay, I guess technically that makes it November 1st).
 
2012-12-24 10:42:54 PM  

Godscrack: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun


Thanks for the tip about that song, I hadn't heard that Floyd song before...
 
2012-12-24 10:48:48 PM  

LordJiro: In July 2008, two men on a hunting trip in northern Georgia encountered a lizard-like creature about 100 yards ahead of them. Both men confirmed the beast looked exactly like a Jurassic Park raptor -- five feet tall, long tail, huge claws on both feet and smaller claws on its short, stubby arms. The hunters said the creature stopped for a moment, sniffed the air, and then disappeared back into the bushes.


So two Georgian men on a hunting trip say they saw something out of a movie? Pretty sure alcohol was involved. Lots of it.


That is about right. (sighs)
 
2012-12-24 10:49:06 PM  

Angry Monkey: road where you can roll up hill.


We've got something like that here in New Brunswick, it's called Magnetic Hill
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magnetic_Hill_%28Canada%29
 
2012-12-24 10:49:07 PM  

LordJiro: Oh, and as for my home state...really? THAT'S the best they've got? For crying out loud, how do you write something about 'Weird shiat in Connecticut' and not find Dudleytown?

I mean, come on, if you MUST go on about fake creepy things to scare the gullible, at least do your research.


agreed. mysterious screams at night? could be coyotes or people farking.
 
2012-12-24 10:53:48 PM  
alphabetical list of states

If the deslided is still too much info, count off your state and change the url.
 
2012-12-24 10:53:50 PM  

RoyHobbs22: LordJiro: Oh, and as for my home state...really? THAT'S the best they've got? For crying out loud, how do you write something about 'Weird shiat in Connecticut' and not find Dudleytown?

I mean, come on, if you MUST go on about fake creepy things to scare the gullible, at least do your research.

agreed. mysterious screams at night? could be coyotes or people farking.


Hell, I heard a weird noise in the woods a while back. Did some research online (listening to animal calls, mostly), figured out it was almost certainly a gray fox*. Common animals can make some really freaky noises.

/*No, not the ninja.
 
2012-12-24 10:53:51 PM  
If you want to see some unexplainable stuff in California go to Bolinas. No big deal some errant current brought in some jellyfish.
 
2012-12-24 10:59:02 PM  

LordJiro: RoyHobbs22: LordJiro: Oh, and as for my home state...really? THAT'S the best they've got? For crying out loud, how do you write something about 'Weird shiat in Connecticut' and not find Dudleytown?

I mean, come on, if you MUST go on about fake creepy things to scare the gullible, at least do your research.

agreed. mysterious screams at night? could be coyotes or people farking.

Hell, I heard a weird noise in the woods a while back. Did some research online (listening to animal calls, mostly), figured out it was almost certainly a gray fox*. Common animals can make some really freaky noises.

/*No, not the ninja.


I hear an occasional weird noise at night, maybe that's a gray fox too, or my neighbor Tom plowing his wife Rosemary a new vadge.
 
2012-12-24 10:59:23 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Angry Monkey: The North Carolina poop monster?? Really? It was a fungus! So many other cooler choices in this state. Like the Devil's Tramping Ground, or the road where you can roll up hill.

/durn whippersnappers!

The Brown Mountain Lights, the Maco Light, Judaculla Rock, or the ghost of Frankie Silvers would all have been far more interesting.


Came here to mention the Brown Mountain Lights, glad to see that's been done.

/The POOP monster? Seriously?
 
2012-12-24 11:04:16 PM  
I lived about 60 miles inland from Pawleys Island and have seen the Gray Man. It was right before Hugo, we went down to the beach to watch the retards that were surfing and I saw him. I knew who he was and what was going on, it wasnt a dream or hallucination. It was sort of weird the feeling I got when I saw him, like I was looking into another world or something. It was pretty cool.

My home town was home to a serial killer who was a barber and cut my hair once too. Pee Wee Gaskins was his name. Some of his family still lives in the area I hear
 
2012-12-24 11:12:30 PM  

JPINFV: Really? California has jelly fishes? We have farking rocks (Racetrack Playa's Sailing Stones) that move on their farking own, and they pick jelly fishes?

Fark you author... fark you.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_stones
first these are pretty cool
seconds, my FIRST thought was to go pick up all the rocks and move them somewhere else

good thing that I am farking lazy
 
2012-12-24 11:15:29 PM  
In KY there are "beings [who] stand four feet tall with large heads and eyes, slits for mouths, and green skin." That sounds like the ex's family, except they're blond. Maybe wigs?
 
2012-12-24 11:15:49 PM  
The entry for Kansas lacks any actual facts. They even got the bullshiat wrong.
 
2012-12-24 11:16:13 PM  
Illinois seems to win, if our biggest bit of fraud/mythology centers around a dog attack.
 
2012-12-24 11:16:20 PM  
While other states got the typical UFOs or some jellyfish and such, here in Idaho we got a Stephen King story come to life. About time something interesting happens around here that isn't a senator being arrested.
 
2012-12-24 11:18:55 PM  

JPINFV: Really? California has jelly fishes? We have farking rocks (Racetrack Playa's Sailing Stones) that move on their farking own, and they pick jelly fishes?

Fark you author... fark you.


That's not unexplained it was solved years ago.
 
2012-12-24 11:27:11 PM  

DreamSnipers: If you want to see some unexplainable stuff in California go to Bolinas. No big deal some errant current brought in some jellyfish.


I always have trouble explaining Bolinas to anyone. I don't rightly understand it myself.
 
2012-12-24 11:33:54 PM  

DubtodaIll: Delaware - UFOs hang out at the race track. IMAGINE THAT. The bigger mystery is why aliens like to be seen by rednecks so much.

/not really


Or the fact that Dover Downs is basically across the highway from the dover air force base.... A bunch of lights in a straight line? UFO's or Chinooks doing training....
 
2012-12-24 11:34:12 PM  
Connecticut - Overrun by Creepiness
Well, yeah but she didn't win the election so it's all good now.
 
2012-12-24 11:34:37 PM  

art_shamsky: And RI gets a couple of kids playing hooky who say they saw a werewolf? Seriously, there really are no "deep woods" around here, either.

/damned state gave us Lovecraft, and the creepiest thing is a spurious report from some dumb kids? *sigh*


No deep woods? Head out towards Scituate, plenty there.
There are a lot of ghost stories from RI
 
2012-12-24 11:36:22 PM  

basemetal: Meh, never heard of Oklahoma's lake octopus and doubt most have.

/just like the rest of those


well when the lake's nickname is "Lake Dirty Bird" it could very well be possible with all the crap that comes out of there. But there are other mysteries in Oklahoma than that. If you want to stay in the same "goofy" category as the rest of the article, what about the supposed bigfoot (feet?) all over southeastern Oklahoma?

But on a more "mysterious mysteries" type feel, there are some actual interesting things like
this
not very informative but actually something physical you can see other than reports of sighting of an octopus most likely by some folks who spent most of their money over at the casino and the rest on meth and liquor.
 
2012-12-24 11:41:13 PM  
Most of y'all didn't click far enough.

The Wisconsin one is the pants shiatter.

"Sir, where did you see the strange lights and creatures?"

"Bong State Park."
 
2012-12-24 11:49:26 PM  
I thought that *I* was the poop monster.
 
2012-12-24 11:50:18 PM  
First of all, the "El Diablo" is actually Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. It's named after the canyon in which the the plant is located. NOBODY CALLS IT EL DIABLO... except for whatever twitbag wrote this article.

Second, this has happened before. There is nothing mysterious or serious about it. It happens every red tide. As in "nobody cares."

So. There.
 
2012-12-24 11:56:11 PM  
That was kind of lame.
 
2012-12-24 11:56:18 PM  
1) naming a nuclear plant el diablo?

2) iowa - dragon or mothman

3) kansas - 2 places? what about the devils tramping ground

4) NC - if the poop monster is real, we are really farked.

5) vermont - i think i saw the pigmans sisters at the ben and jerrys plant 5 years ago.
 
2012-12-24 11:57:24 PM  

Corporate Mofo: Massachusetts: WE'RE HP LOVECRAFT-LAND, biatchES!!!!


But instead of mentioning Lovecraft and the Danvers State Hospital, they mention...The Bridgewater Triangle.  And put a picture of Bridgewater Town Hall to prove it.  Never mind that the triangle barely includes said town hall (if at all, depending on your definition of where the eastern side is).

\live about a ten minute drive from the southern point of said triangle
\\the satanic part? Ya, it's called "Westport & Freetown are boring places to live!"
 
2012-12-24 11:57:54 PM  

Chupacabra Sandwich: Arizona: Phoenix Lights?

*clicks*

No some dumb made up bullshiat.


Definitely some bullshiat. Four young people in 2009 without any cell phones to record said huge craft. In fact, the hell were they doing in "a desert west of Phoenix" anyhow? Oh wait, they were out tripping balls. Now this story makes sense.
 
2012-12-25 12:03:43 AM  
Most bizarre were the many reports from residents all over the state [of Connecticut] of horrific screams coming from nowhere.

The horrific screams were from residents that suddenly realized they lived in Connecticut, which is basically nowhere to begin with. Mystery solved for this one.
 
2012-12-25 12:07:34 AM  

Dralenan: While other states got the typical UFOs or some jellyfish and such, here in Idaho we got a Stephen King story come to life. About time something interesting happens around here that isn't a senator being arrested.


This is Idaho. There's not much else to do but drink and screw. At least Crapo only got drunk instead of catching cum in an airport
 
2012-12-25 12:07:58 AM  

Smackledorfer: I am sure it is fake, but michigan's kind of freaky.


Growing up, we would tell the tale of the dog man, except, he could only come out once every 10 years, and wouldn't you know it, but every year just happened to be 10 yrs since the last sighting.

He killed by and paralyzing the victims with fear, and then ate them alive. You could tell he was near because the woods would go silent.

Great part about that was that then, everyone would stop and listen, and since humans were talking, the woods would be silent. Which would then immediately lead to freak outs.

One year I hid in the brush, dressed as the dog man. Jumped out mid story. One friend ran over a mile before he slowed down enough to realize it was a prank.

/csb
 
2012-12-25 12:10:06 AM  

PhDemented: DubtodaIll: Delaware - UFOs hang out at the race track. IMAGINE THAT. The bigger mystery is why aliens like to be seen by rednecks so much.

/not really

Or the fact that Dover Downs is basically across the highway from the dover air force base.... A bunch of lights in a straight line? UFO's or Chinooks doing training....


My first thought was that it was something from Dover AFB as well.   AFAIK they don't fly Chinooks out of Dover, it's pretty much a cargo plane base, C-5s and C-17s, though I imagine other military craft do land and operate out of there on occasion.  It's also one of the largest military morgues, a lot of the deceased from the wars in the middle-east land in Dover, and it was used to help store bodies after the 9/11 attacks.

I remember stories from when I used to live in DE about a town of midgets somewhere out in the woods.  A fried of mine swore he had seen it, but he was drunk and/or high a lot of the time, so I never put much stake in it.
 
2012-12-25 12:10:47 AM  

TommyJReed: RexTalionis: For a state with stuff like the Jersey Devil and all sorts of bizarre phenomenon, the best this slideshow could do is that someone hung some shirts in trees?

CSB
The really sad part is that I'm pretty sure I know the guy who did this shirt thing; in the 90's around Princeton and Lawrence my art teacher in HS was making collages out of clothes nailed to plywood and numbering them before nailing them up high on utility poles or trees, even got a quick blurb in Weird NJ. This sounds just like his MO of doing confusing things with clothing and just leaving it out in strange places
/CSB


Someone here in Helena, MT likes to leave single shoes in the road -- usually new women's pumps. Is this art or littering?
 
2012-12-25 12:12:00 AM  

Lizardking: My home town was home to a serial killer who was a barber and cut my hair once too. Pee Wee Gaskins was his name. Some of his family still lives in the area I hear


sounds like a bad idea of a song from the charlie daniels band.
 
2012-12-25 12:12:27 AM  
No Oregon Vortex? This place IS real and REALLY weird. You can visit anytime and they even have tour guides.
 
2012-12-25 12:12:58 AM  
Came for more CSB.
 
2012-12-25 12:13:16 AM  

jjwars1: No Paulding Light for Michigan?


Went to college in UP. Witnessed lights. Had sex. All in all, good night
 
2012-12-25 12:13:49 AM  

IC Stars: TommyJReed: RexTalionis: For a state with stuff like the Jersey Devil and all sorts of bizarre phenomenon, the best this slideshow could do is that someone hung some shirts in trees?

CSB
The really sad part is that I'm pretty sure I know the guy who did this shirt thing; in the 90's around Princeton and Lawrence my art teacher in HS was making collages out of clothes nailed to plywood and numbering them before nailing them up high on utility poles or trees, even got a quick blurb in Weird NJ. This sounds just like his MO of doing confusing things with clothing and just leaving it out in strange places
/CSB

Someone here in Helena, MT likes to leave single shoes in the road -- usually new women's pumps. Is this art or littering?


Or a Serial Killer announcing he's taken another one?
/I watch far too much Criminal Minds.
 
2012-12-25 12:15:22 AM  

Lamadin: No Oregon Vortex? This place IS real and REALLY weird. You can visit anytime and they even have tour guides.


like mystery hill in boone NC?
 
2012-12-25 12:16:23 AM  

unamused: Most of y'all didn't click far enough.

The Wisconsin one is the pants shiatter.

"Sir, where did you see the strange lights and creatures?"

"Bong State Park."


Uh huh. My wife, born, and lived for over 40 years in Wisconsin, had no idea there were UFOs around Bong State Park. In fact she didn't know WHERE Bong State Park is located, even though it has a really cool name.

While she lived out on her farm in south western Wisconsin, she says her neighbours often saw UFOs, but her Amish neighbours never mentioned them. She wonders what the Amish would make of UFOs. There were apparently a LOT of UFO sightings in Vernon County, which is nowhere near the Bong, but can't think of any other thing that is particularly noteworthy in that state.
 
2012-12-25 12:16:52 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: 4) NC - if the poop monster is real, we are really farked.


The Poop Monster theory was debunked over 3 years ago. Link. It's just a colony of worms.

/List fails.
 
2012-12-25 12:17:05 AM  
Damn, that was boring as all farking Hades.
 
2012-12-25 12:18:05 AM  

DreamyAltarBoy: DreamSnipers: If you want to see some unexplainable stuff in California go to Bolinas. No big deal some errant current brought in some jellyfish.

I always have trouble explaining Bolinas to anyone. I don't rightly understand it myself.


No signs point to Bolinas... I love that I can go to Fark on Xmas eve while the boy is playing with his early-open present and pass the time reading about this kind of stuff. Does Inverness creep anyone else out? Always get a chill driving thru it.
 
2012-12-25 12:23:30 AM  

Eustacia Vye: DreamyAltarBoy: DreamSnipers: If you want to see some unexplainable stuff in California go to Bolinas. No big deal some errant current brought in some jellyfish.

I always have trouble explaining Bolinas to anyone. I don't rightly understand it myself.

No signs point to Bolinas... I love that I can go to Fark on Xmas eve while the boy is playing with his early-open present and pass the time reading about this kind of stuff. Does Inverness creep anyone else out? Always get a chill driving thru it.


Marin county is a great place to be on your way to somewhere else. They like it that way, and so do I.
 
2012-12-25 12:24:46 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: Lamadin: No Oregon Vortex? This place IS real and REALLY weird. You can visit anytime and they even have tour guides.

like mystery hill in boone NC?


Yeah, like that. Places look pretty damned similar.

I went to the Vortex once. Rolled a golf ball (that I brought with me) down the slope of the house, about a 50-60 degree angle. It eventually slowed, stopped and then rolled back to me, UPHILL. Friggen strange.
 
2012-12-25 12:24:59 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: he Poop Monster theory was debunked over 3 years ago. Link. It's just a colony of worms.


looks like a severly diseased man with no penis, no vagina and 1 ball. that looks like flesh, of some sort, not any colony or worms.
 
2012-12-25 12:25:11 AM  
Minnesota -
businessinsider.com
 
2012-12-25 12:26:02 AM  
Alabama's hum was explained . . . it's cicadas farking.


/ No, really.
 
2012-12-25 12:27:57 AM  

jmsvrsn: Minnesota -
[businessinsider.com image 400x300]


OMFG - you win this thread
If I had any leftover TF gifts, you would have one. Alas, the year is over, they are all gone.
 
2012-12-25 12:32:59 AM  

Gyrfalcon: The "El Diablo" blobs?!??!

Oh ffs. We've got so much more in California--most especially the fact that we're, you know, CALIFORNIA.


One of the scariest things I've heard of in California is the Zombie infestation in Sacramento.
 
2012-12-25 12:39:31 AM  

nicoffeine: Eustacia Vye: DreamyAltarBoy: DreamSnipers: If you want to see some unexplainable stuff in California go to Bolinas. No big deal some errant current brought in some jellyfish.

I always have trouble explaining Bolinas to anyone. I don't rightly understand it myself.

No signs point to Bolinas... I love that I can go to Fark on Xmas eve while the boy is playing with his early-open present and pass the time reading about this kind of stuff. Does Inverness creep anyone else out? Always get a chill driving thru it.

Marin county is a great place to be on your way to somewhere else. They like it that way, and so do I.


I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way. Marin county is a very strange place in so many ways.
 
2012-12-25 12:43:17 AM  
Buncha' drunken hick stories, mostly. Little reproducible.

Here's a real phenomenon from where I live:

tsubuyaku.fm

It's called O-Mi-Watari (御神渡, "God's Crossing"). Rapid temperature changes on the lake's surface cause these trails of ice to shoot up in meandering patterns across the lake. Haven't seen it this year yet, though.
 
2012-12-25 12:44:57 AM  

Evil Canadian: Uh huh. My wife, born, and lived for over 40 years in Wisconsin, had no idea there were UFOs around Bong State Park. In fact she didn't know WHERE Bong State Park is located, even though it has a really cool name.

While she lived out on her farm in south western Wisconsin, she says her neighbours often saw UFOs, but her Amish neighbours never mentioned them. She wonders what the Amish would make of UFOs. There were apparently a LOT of UFO sightings in Vernon County, which is nowhere near the Bong, but can't think of any other thing that is particularly noteworthy in that state.


I grew up not too far away from where your wife's from (Juneau County) and had never heard of Bong State Park until I move to Milwaukee. Plenty of places in WI claim to have UFO sightings; mostly from people with more teeth than brain cells and BAC that would floor a rhino. Even Juneau County can put up some more unique weirdness. Spook Hill or the Shrine in Necedah... yeah we're not the sanest residents of the state.
 
2012-12-25 12:46:03 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: Lizardking: My home town was home to a serial killer who was a barber and cut my hair once too. Pee Wee Gaskins was his name. Some of his family still lives in the area I hear

sounds like a bad idea of a song from the charlie daniels band.


Wow, I wish I had thought of that when Pee Wee was still even a little bit relevant. I could have been a hundredaire probably :)
 
2012-12-25 01:19:55 AM  
I have an aunt that swears she "met" the Grey Man the year Hugo ran through. Of course, this is also the same aunt who accepted a ride from PeeWee Gaskins in that big ol' hearse of his some years before, so I'm quite sure her judgement about anything ought to be disregarded.
 
2012-12-25 01:24:13 AM  
Make TAS look into it,
 
2012-12-25 01:28:00 AM  

valkore: Chupacabra Sandwich: Arizona: Phoenix Lights?

*clicks*

No some dumb made up bullshiat.

Definitely some bullshiat. Four young people in 2009 without any cell phones to record said huge craft. In fact, the hell were they doing in "a desert west of Phoenix" anyhow? Oh wait, they were out tripping balls. Now this story makes sense.


Yeah, so they go with a "UFO encounter" story for Arizona, but not the Phoenix Lights:

25.media.tumblr.com

Or the one that Hollywood made a movie out of:

i2.listal.com

But instead some bullshiat story a few stoners made up out in the desert. Fail.
 
2012-12-25 01:28:19 AM  
New Mexico and no Roswell? Seriously?
 
2012-12-25 01:30:49 AM  
CSS

My husband used to make "UFOs" out of plastic bags and a hanger and a candle or something. Anyway, tons of people in our college town reported UFO sightings around this time to one of those websites that "tracks" UFOs. There was even a college professor who claimed to have seen one around the time my husband and his frinds were doing this. The point is that UFOs are totally fake. Srsly.

/merry christmas farkers!
 
2012-12-25 01:31:26 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Weird, I was born and raised in Wisconsin and I never heard of UFO's and alien abductions at Bong Park.


Maybe the people there forgot to tell you.
 
2012-12-25 01:35:59 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Of course people drown in Sawyers Pond in Emmett. They're all drunk. That's all there is to do in Emmett, drink and screw.


Was about to say the same. I take my kids fishing there a few times every summer. Easy catchins, and about as unspooky as it gets.
 
2012-12-25 01:36:26 AM  

RexTalionis: For a state with stuff like the Jersey Devil and all sorts of bizarre phenomenon, the best this slideshow could do is that someone hung some shirts in trees?


Seriously. Weird NJ managed to make dozens of issues filled with weird stuff and that's what they go with.
 
2012-12-25 01:37:06 AM  
No Taos hum?
 
2012-12-25 01:37:09 AM  

Mad_Radhu: BenJammin: I think it's scary they would name a nuclear reactor "El Diablo" - The Devil.

Not to mention they shaped the reactors rather suggestively.

[www.industcards.com image 300x220]


[checks URL]

Yep, that's not Diablo Canyon. It's San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station ("SONGS"). However Diablo Canyon has a similar containment building.
 
2012-12-25 01:38:54 AM  

borg: JPINFV: Really? California has jelly fishes? We have farking rocks (Racetrack Playa's Sailing Stones) that move on their farking own, and they pick jelly fishes?

Fark you author... fark you.

That's not unexplained it was solved years ago.


Source? Everything I've seen has said that there's several credible theories (ice rafts, occasional flooding and the resulting mud is very slick, etc) along with extremely high winds, but a definitive cause hadn't been found yet.
 
2012-12-25 01:39:03 AM  

Brubold: Dingleberry Dickwad: Weird, I was born and raised in Wisconsin and I never heard of UFO's and alien abductions at Bong Park.

Maybe the people there forgot to tell you.


*snicker*
 
2012-12-25 01:44:45 AM  
ZOMG! They named a Nuclear Power Plant El Diablo! Look, most things that are Engineered, take the name of where it is built. They just don't pull a name out of a hat or their ass.

Try to Keep up!
 
2012-12-25 01:44:46 AM  

desertmouse: Peter von Nostrand: Deslided

I came in here to decry how I would never make it through an alphabetical slideshow when I'm from Wisconsin, but as always a Peter saved the day.


It's easy enough to edit the URL.

To find a story I've never heard before and we've been here more than 20 years.
 
2012-12-25 01:45:53 AM  

Angry Monkey: The North Carolina poop monster?? Really? It was a fungus! So many other cooler choices in this state. Like the Devil's Tramping Ground, or the road where you can roll up hill.

/durn whippersnappers!


I the choice because it was filmed right below my old apartment in Cameron Village.
 
2012-12-25 02:24:46 AM  

BronyMedic: Tennessee made me snicker.

On a related note, we also have one of the coolest and creepiest ghost stories in history - the Bell Witch.


Isn't that what the Blair Witch was based on?
 
2012-12-25 02:28:52 AM  

dopekitty74: Angry Monkey: road where you can roll up hill.

We've got something like that here in New Brunswick, it's called Magnetic Hill
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magnetic_Hill_%28Canada%29


Yeah, we've got Spook Hill Herr in FL, same deal.
 
2012-12-25 02:29:58 AM  

RexTalionis: For a state with stuff like the Jersey Devil and all sorts of bizarre phenomenon, the best this slideshow could do is that someone hung some shirts in trees?


Right? "Weird New Jersey" magazine was so successful it's been in circulation for years, they expanded to other states and they have a season's worth of shows on public broadcasting television. + People are still talking about Action Park and they went out of business decades ago.
 
2012-12-25 02:33:55 AM  
 
2012-12-25 02:38:58 AM  
As an Illinoisan, I'd never heard of the Enfield Monster, mainly because I'm from the Chicago area and not Downstate. For Chicago, there's always:
upload.wikimedia.org
Resurrection Mary, who supposedly burnt the gates at Resurrection Cemetery (damage pictured)
www.thehauntedinternet.com
Bachelors Grove Cemetery
www.chicagotribune.com
8213 Summerdale Avenue, Norwood Park Township, former home of John Wayne Gacy. Nothing would grow here after the house was demolished.
farm4.static.flickr.com
And lastly the Beverly Unitarian Church, formerly a mansion. There are many stories of ghostly happenings at this "Irish Castle,' with one particularly horrifying video shot there.
 
2012-12-25 02:47:56 AM  
New York - Ghost plane of 1933
Twilight Zone - Odyssey of Flight 33
media.azpm.org
 
2012-12-25 07:02:49 AM  

atomic-age: MBooda: Mississippi -- The Carrot-Top Aliens

gawd. We'll never be able to live it down. Other states get the Greys with their anal probes. We get Carrot Top.
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What a hideous monster! It's like a nuclear goat-bunny-troll-wolfman.


I see it also has no legs. How does it move? Does it sort of wriggle across the ground on sucker or possibly hook-like growths?
 
2012-12-25 07:13:26 AM  
Here in Australia we only have 6 states and 2 territories which are pretty much state-lite.

I live in the state with the reputation as being the 'bizarre sex crime and murder' state, not because we have a lot of sex crimes or murders, but when we do they're reliably pretty bizarre.

Within about an hour's drive you can travel through the lightly populated districts between Snowtown and Kapunda and Truro in South Australia's mid-north region and travel past the sites of literally dozens of final resting places of victims of some very bizarre murders and serial killings since the 1970's.

Our crime rate is low and it's a relatively safe place but when it comes to the freakish and bizarre, we're seriously overrepresenting.
 
2012-12-25 07:22:02 AM  
New York Ghost Plane of 1933 - Jet planes in 1933?

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2012-12-25 07:37:11 AM  
Gergesa: We need more cryptids.

The only cryptid I've ever seen is the thunderbird. Thought it was just a regular turkey vulture till I got close enough to realize that roadkill it was next to was a fracking deer and not like a rodent.
 
2012-12-25 09:53:52 AM  
Google exorcism Earling, Iowa
 
2012-12-25 10:43:52 AM  

schief2: valkore: Chupacabra Sandwich: Arizona: Phoenix Lights?

*clicks*

No some dumb made up bullshiat.

Definitely some bullshiat. Four young people in 2009 without any cell phones to record said huge craft. In fact, the hell were they doing in "a desert west of Phoenix" anyhow? Oh wait, they were out tripping balls. Now this story makes sense.

Yeah, so they go with a "UFO encounter" story for Arizona, but not the Phoenix Lights:



Or the one that Hollywood made a movie out of:



But instead some bullshiat story a few stoners made up out in the desert. Fail.


Most of the list could be summed up by your last sentence.
 
2012-12-25 11:03:33 AM  
"Poopy" the poop monster? You've got to be farking kidding me! I'm moving one state down - SC has a better haunt.

/Missouri's freaked me out.
 
2012-12-25 12:02:05 PM  
Not my state, but my dad moved nearby this place after my parents got divorced. I went there a couple times as a teenager. Really neat, and they're still not sure how the guy built some of the things at Coral Castle.

Link
 
2012-12-25 12:25:50 PM  
#31 - New Mexico
We always called her La Llorona (pronounced yorona) or The weeper

Always down by the river looking for her drowned children and ready to take you in their place.
Old folk tale to keep kids away from the water.
 
2012-12-25 12:58:05 PM  

IAMTHEINTARWEBS: #31 - New Mexico
We always called her La Llorona (pronounced yorona) or The weeper

Always down by the river looking for her drowned children and ready to take you in their place.
Old folk tale to keep kids away from the water.


The first story arc of the Batwoman comic dealt with her. It was a cool story, with great art.

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2012-12-25 02:01:30 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: My first thought was that it was something from Dover AFB as well.   AFAIK they don't fly Chinooks out of Dover, it's pretty much a cargo plane base, C-5s and C-17s, though I imagine other military craft do land and operate out of there on occasion.  It's also one of the largest military morgues, a lot of the deceased from the wars in the middle-east land in Dover, and it was used to help store bodies after the 9/11 attacks.


Back in the 80's and 90's at least, you'd see chinooks all over new castle county, though those were all from the new castle national guard base.
 
2012-12-25 04:44:30 PM  
How the democrats keep getting elected.
 
2012-12-25 05:59:12 PM  

Angry Monkey: The North Carolina poop monster?? Really? It was a fungus! So many other cooler choices in this state. Like the Devil's Tramping Ground, or the road where you can roll up hill.

/durn whippersnappers!


Or even the Seneca Guns....
 
2012-12-25 07:16:45 PM  
The entry for Kansas is pure crap. Stull was originally called Deer Creek after the creek near town, then was changed to Stull in the 1880s after a prominent family that lived near there.

Stull cemetery was thought haunted, but only the old church building that was torn down in 2002 or so, not the whole cemetery. I never heard anyone talk about winds paralyzing them, just rumors that glass bottles would not break there. Gateway to hell, my ass.
 
2012-12-25 07:39:56 PM  

Kyle Butler: New York Ghost Plane of 1933 - Jet planes in 1933?

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yeah, I know.. weird, right? You can't explain that.
 
2012-12-26 08:12:42 AM  

Aussie_As: Here in Australia we only have 6 states and 2 territories which are pretty much state-lite.

I live in the state with the reputation as being the 'bizarre sex crime and murder' state, not because we have a lot of sex crimes or murders, but when we do they're reliably pretty bizarre.

Within about an hour's drive you can travel through the lightly populated districts between Snowtown and Kapunda and Truro in South Australia's mid-north region and travel past the sites of literally dozens of final resting places of victims of some very bizarre murders and serial killings since the 1970's.

Our crime rate is low and it's a relatively safe place but when it comes to the freakish and bizarre, we're seriously overrepresenting.


I think much of the rural United States mirrors that condition. the crime rate in rural areas is a very low but when they do have crime is often violent and very weird.
 
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