Favorite Weird Cases
These are strange events, people, places, objects, and ideas that especially interest me. I don't necessarily like them (some of them are about murder, for example), and I'm skeptical of a lot of them, but I'm interested in my reactions to them and in the issues they involve.
This list is for historical mysteries and the paranormal, aside from aliens. Aliens, fringe science, and conspiracies are in Fringe Theories. Philosophical and religious weirdness and strange fiction will go in other lists.
Finding weird cases
There's no shortage of places on the Internet to find weird things. Here are a few I like.
- Category:Mysteries - Wikipedia
- Paranormal - DMOZ
- Paranormal Phenomena - About.com
- Unresolved Mysteries - Reddit
- /x/ (Paranormal) - 4chan
- Meet 4chan's /x/philes, investigators of the Internet's strangest mysteries - The article that led me to the board.
- Strange Mysteries - YouTube
The Taman Shud Case
The Lead Masks Case
The Ourang Medan
The Dyatlov Pass Incident
The Bermuda Triangle
- Bermuda Triangle - Wikipedia
- 5 Terrifying & Mysterious Bermuda Triangle Stories - Top5s - YouTube
- Bruce Gernon's electronic fog theory
Bouvet Island lifeboat
- Abandoned Boat Baffles Scientists for 70 Years - Strange Mysteries - YouTube
- An abandoned lifeboat at world's end - A Blast from the Past
Codes and puzzles
The Voynich manuscript
- Voynich manuscript - Wikipedia
- The Voynich Manuscript: Full Color Photographic Edition - Amazon - A print replica you can buy.
The Dark Web
Country House Restaurant in Clarendon Hills
A local haunting. Chicagoland doesn't seem to have many.
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery
Another Chicagoland haunting.