A flying saucer-shaped Airbnb, a one-ton boulder that was somehow stolen from a national forest, and an amazing image from NASA which showed the sun looking like an eerie jack-o'-lantern were among the strange and unusual stories to cross our desk this week.
A pair of bizarre and baffling crimes popped up in the news this week. In a weird incident out of South Carolina, a man was arrested for stabbing a woman in the back several times and told police that he attacked her because she'd threatened to feed him to zombies. Later in the week, authorities at the Prescott National Forest in Arizona announced that some committed criminals had somehow stolen a one-ton boulder that was something of a local landmark. Investigators are uncertain as to how they made off with the massive rock, but suspect that the caper was likely accomplished using heavy machinery, since the prospect of lifting it up by hand is pretty impossible.
This past week saw a pair of very cool stories capture the attention of UFO enthusiasts. First, a man in California managed to acquire an incredible rare flying saucer-shaped 'Futuro House' from the 1960s, of which less than a dozen remain in America, and transformed the residence into an Airbnb located in Joshua Tree. Meanwhile, it was revealed that a team of professional archivists from New Brunswick, Canada, has been hard at work for the last several months organizing and cataloging an enormous collection of files amassed by the legendary UFO researcher Stanton Friedman, who passed away this past May.
As is custom, all things spooky stole the spotlight in the days leading up to Halloween with several ghost stories popping up in the news. A visitor to the historic and possibly haunted Sorrel-Weed house in Savannah, Georgia snapped a picture of an eerie anomaly that some suspect could be a ghost. Similarly, the proprietor of a pub in England spotted what appeared to be an apparition of a ghost child captured by the restaurant's CCTV system, while a security camera at a home in Virginia filmed a series of baffling orbs. Even NASA got in on the act by posting an image of the sun which bore an uncanny resemblance to a jack-o'-lantern.
For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.