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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.
[s-ak.buzzfed.com image 406x630]


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?
 
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