Outer source: Paranormal news
An update on our weird and wacky world
BRITAIN’S BERMUDA TRIANGLE
If you’re driving on the M6 through Cheshire, keep your eyes peeled for ghosts. The section between junctions 17 and 19 is a notorious accident blackspot. Now paranormal investigator Mike Brooker, 52, has dubbed the area ‘Cheshire’s Bermuda Triangle,’ and says ghosts of 2,000-year-old Roman legionnaires and angry Scottish clansmen are scaring motorists into crashing.
‘I “personally” believe there is something supernatural that has attached itself to this particular stretch of motorway,’ Brooker told local website
Cheshire Live. ‘When “science” holds its hands up and is at a complete loss to explain this plethora of accidents/incidents between junctions 17 and 19 of the M6, there is perhaps an alternate explanation.’
Booker believes the M6 was built over an old Roman burial ground, and also a site where much of the Scottish army was slaughtered in battle.
He said, ‘I have spoken with a great number of people who have reported to me...about their own “strange” and “eerie” encounters on that particular stretch of the M6.’
Maybe play safe and take the back roads instead!
A Harry Potter fan on Reddit has pointed out a major plot flaw in the iconic wizarding series: how on earth would the young student wizards’ families be able to afford all the parchment they get through at Hogwarts?
The Reddit user, known as steampunk_ penguin, said: ‘Time and time again, we are reminded that parchment is the basic everyday writing surface used at Hogwarts. The students write their homework on parchment, everyone writes their notes on parchment, staff announcements are read off of parchment, even the Marauders’ Map was written on parchment.’
But they point out that parchment - which was used as writing material in Europe up until the 15th century, when it was replaced by paper – is made from animal skins and, as such, very expensive. Most students in Harry Potter use at least one roll of parchment per essay, which steampunk_penguin reckons adds up to 300 sheets of parchment each per year.
No wonder the Weasleys are broke!
TOO DRUNK TO FLY
A police department in Minnesota, USA, has received a number of calls from members of the public complaining about drunk birds crashing into their cars!
It’s thought that the birds had binged on berries which had fermented because of an early frost and become alcoholic. Robins and cedar waxwings are amongst the species that eat crab apples, which contain sugar that can turn into alcohol when they lose moisture.
The birds were reported to have been flying into windows and ‘acting confused.’ We know the feeling!
In a statement released by the Gilbert Police Department, they ask the public not to contact them about befuddled birds unless they see, ‘Bigbird operating a motor vehicle in an unsafe manner!’
Well, you know what they say – never drink and fly!
MAN ON THE MOON
Conspiracy theorists have long insisted that the NASA moon landing in 1969 was faked. Now, video footage that allegedly shows the film crew setting up a studio ready to film the ‘moon landing’ has sent the internet into excited overdrive. The clip was posted to Youtube by a user who claimed to have found it in a shoebox in 2017, and is purported to come from the ‘cutting room floor of the film editing department of the Texas State film production company, marked between 1966-1972,’ according to a story in The Daily Star. It shows an astronaut planting a flag into the ground while the director shouts, ‘Ready and action.’ In another scene, the film crew surrounds the supposed ‘Apollo 11 shuttle.’
Conspiracy theorists argue that, if NASA managed to get a man on the moon in the ‘60s with less advanced technology than they have now, how come nobody’s done it since 1972? Have they got a point? Watch the clip and decide for yourself!
WHO WANTS COOKIES?
A very lucky man in the USA has landed himself a cool $1 million (£767,500) in the lottery – thanks to a fortune cookie!
Ronnie Martin, from Long Pond in Pennsylvia, won the money in New Jersey’s Lottery draw. Years earlier, Martin had opened a fortune cookie which suggested the lottery numbers 1, 2, 4, 19 and 29. He’d stuck with them ever since - and on 24 July, this strategy finally paid off for him!
According to Sky News, Martin and his wife plan to use the money to pay off their mortgage and bills. Talk about a lucky break!