High Strangeness


The green children of Woolpit: The 12th century legend of visitors from another world

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The ruins of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds
The Children of Woolpit is an ancient account dating back to the 12th century, which tells of two children that appeared on the edge of a field in the village of Woolpit in England. The young girl and boy had green-hued skin and spoke an unknown language. The children became sick and the boy died, but the girl recovered and over the years came to learn English. She later relayed the story of their origins, saying they came from a place called St Martin's Land, which existed in an atmosphere of permanent twilight, and where the people lived underground. While some view the story as a folk tale that that describes an imaginary encounter with inhabitants of another world beneath our feet or even extraterrestrial, others accept it as a real, but somewhat altered account of a historical event that merits further investigation.

The account is set in the village of Woolpit located in Suffolk, East Anglia. In the Middle Ages, it lay within the most agriculturally productive and densely populated area of rural England. The village had belonged to the rich and powerful Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds.


Russian boy electrocuted by lamp post acquires magnetic powers

Nikolai Kryaglyachenko, 12, claims metal objects stick to him like they do to X-Men character Magneto
A schoolboy who was almost killed when knocked out by a massive electric shock now claims the accident gave him superpowers like those of X-Men's Magneto.

Nikolai Kryaglyachenko, 12, had been walking home after school when he lent briefly against a lamp post that was live from a faulty wire, and was blasted across the pavement.

He said: 'When I came round I felt groggy but managed to get home and told my mum what had happened.

'When I woke up the next day and got out of bed I found some coins that had been lying on the mattress had stuck to my body. Then when I was having breakfast and dropped my spoon, it stuck to my chest.'

Grey Alien

Saucer shaped lighted object floats over Manchester, UK

Spooky: The peculiar outline was captured by craftsman John Hindley - who claims he took the picture of what looked like a 'glitch' in the sky after feeling a 'magnetic pull' towards it
A mysterious saucer-shaped object has been photographed floating in the sky above Manchester.

The peculiar outline was captured by craftsman John Hindley - who claims he took the picture of what looked like a 'glitch' in the clouds after feeling a 'magnetic pull' towards it.

The 35-year-old insists he is a perfectly rational man but after zooming in on the photo believes what he saw could have been a UFO.

Comment: The United Kingdom is not alone in experiencing a surge in sightings of strange objects: UFO sightings soar to new heights in Canada


Mysterious fire outbreak destroys over 100 houses in Bauchi, Nigeria

The acting district head of Soro in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Alhaji Muhammad Kilishi, on Wednesday, informed that a mysterious fire outbreak had hit the town, razing more than 100 houses with property worth millions of Naira destroyed.

Alhaji Kilishi, who disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Bauchi, stated that as of now, no one knew the cause of the fire outbreak, saying that people only discovered that fire would come from nowhere and gut houses.

According to him, the mysterious fire outbreak started in October, saying, however, that, so far, no life had been lost in the incident.

"This fire is quite mysterious because it is not caused as a result of an electrical fault or bush burning. One just notices that fire from nowhere will start burning and before you know it, it has started destroying houses.

"This incident started mysteriously about a month ago, but no life has been lost since the outbreak. I don't know the meaning of this strange fire which cannot be traced to a cause," the acting district head said.

Comment: This is something to keep an eye on. Perhaps these fires are similar to the fires that have plagued parts of Italy as covered by SOTT.net in the past and other sources recently.

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The return of the Okeechobee Ogre in Florida


A Florida couple from Palmdale just reported their recent sighting of a large, hairy, bigfoot-like creature. They spotted the creature while they were camping along Fisheating Creek close to Lakeport, Florida. They were camping near some Indian Mounds, not far from the site of Fort Center, an area that saw heavy fighting during the Second Seminole War. Lakeport is a small retirement and fishing community on the west side of Lake Okeechobee. The mounds are considered a sacred site for Native Americans and contain artifacts along with human remains. There is a small artificial lake among the mounds that is believed to have been a charnal pond for human corpses.

This couple reported hearing and then seeing a large hairy beast outside their tent in the middle of the night. The next morning, they found the carcass of a partially eaten deer nearby. They also found some long reddish-brown hairs on a branch.


Has Nessie finally been caught on video? Footage seems to show monster's head and neck emerging from Loch Ness water


Richard Collis appears to have captured footage of Nessie's head and neck emerging from Loch Ness

* Richard Collis captured video footage of a strange figure in Loch Ness

* Video appears to show the long neck and head of the infamous monster

* Nessie appears around 500ft away from the shore in the middle of water

* Mr Collis said he is normally a sceptic but cannot explain what is in the video

* It is the latest Nessie sighting - with first recorded around 1,500 years ago

* Thousands of photos have been taken, claiming to have captured the monster, and experts have held dozens of investigations to find Nessie

It has long been one of Scotland's biggest mysteries, attracting dozens of monster hunters, experts and even paranormal investigators over almost 1,500 years.

And now it appears the Loch Ness monster may finally have been caught on camera.

Video footage appears to show Nessie emerging from the waters of Loch Ness, the creature's head and long, thin neck visible amid the choppy waters.


Another 'aerial anomaly': Airline passenger films 'UFO' flying over Iran

A passenger on board a commercial airliner has caught some astonishing footage of a disc-shaped UFO flying underneath their plane.

The aircraft was flying over Iranian airspace at the time and as yet there's been no word from any government or organisation claiming it to be theirs.

While the object itself is small in the video what's clear is that it definitely doesn't have wings in the conventional sense, instead the object appears to be completely round in shape, echoing the classic designs of UFOs we've seen in the past.

Is it an alien craft? Or simply an experimental aircraft? Either are just as likely yet both are just as exciting.

Comment: There seems to be an increasing number of these 'aerial anomalies' being reported recently. Could this be part of a trend?

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Perhaps there is a connection with some other recent incidents of 'high strangeness'?

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'Monster's head' photographed on the surface of Loch Ness


Mysterious shape: International paranormal investigator, Jonathon Bright, took this photo three years ago
* Paranormal investigator Jonathon Bright took the photo three years ago

* Image shows peculiar shape emerging from the water of the Loch Ness

* Mr Bright believes it may be monster's head and is searching for answers

* Renowned monster hunter spoke at Paranormal Festival in Stirling this week

* According to online register - there have been 1067 Nessie sightings in total

It is one the world's most tantalising mysteries - and over the years experts have flocked to the Scottish Highlands to answer its call.

Now an international paranormal investigator turned monster hunter believes he may have found proof that the Loch Ness Monster exists.

Jonathon Bright, a Greek known around the world by his English name, has captured what appears to be Nessie's head emerging from the deep waters.

Full view: In Mr Bright's photo, a strange shape visibly emerges from the rough waters of the Loch Ness


UK mystery of still warm and bleeding dead dolphin found in village a mile from the sea


Mystery: The covered body of the dead porpoise
Residents of Tarring, West Sussex, say the body of the 4ft mammal was warm and dripping with blood - the RSPCA is investigating the strange discovery

Residents of a village a mile from the sea are stunned after finding a dead porpoise in an alleyway - lying in a pool of its own blood.

The 4ft long creature - similar to a dolphin - was discovered in Tarring, just outside Worthing, West Sussex, and appeared to have died recently.

Locals have no idea how the 12 stone mammal got there.

Tim Allen, 31, was one of the first people on the scene after being alerted to the grim discovery by a neighbour.


Snap-shot shows spectre-like veiled woman in hospital which used to be an asylum

Chris Leadbetter noticed the image of a woman, in a veil, behind his grandfather after he went to visit him in the Royal Countess of Chester Hospital where he was being treated for terminal cancer, and took a photo
When Chris Leadbetter took a photo of his grandfather in hospital, he hoped it would be an image he could treasure after the pensioner was told his bladder cancer was terminal.

However when Mr Leadbetter examined the picture he noticed there was a chilling figure of a woman behind his grandfather, Bob Large.

Stunned, he showed staff at the Countess of Chester Hospital the photograph who went on to describe the 'long haired blonde girl', who they claim, a lot of patients see lurking at the end of their beds.

And the ghostly figure may have had an impact of Mr Large as he has since been released from hospital and sleeping better than before, despite the previous diagnosis.

Mr Leadbetter had gone to visit his grandfather at the hospital in Chester, which is on the site of the former County Lunatic Asylum, built in 1829.

The pensioner had been told his bladder cancer and kidney failure was terminal.

Mr Leadbetter arrived to find the local vicar at his grandfather's bedside, praying for his recovery, and decided to take the 'last' picture on his mobile phone.

But it was not until he got home a week later and examined it that he saw a spectre-like figure of a woman, dressed in a veil, lurking in the back of the picture.