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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
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.
 
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