Weird news: a variety of news of the weird

About 60 power poles have spontaneously combusted in three Texas counties, causing residents across the three counties to lose power. Officials say it is due to heavy fog. "I can't even say career - not in my lifetime have I heard of this," said DPS Trooper D. L. Wilson. One witness said it was "Like having our own Olympic torch."

Fire and ice mix as Russian volcano erupts for first time in 36 years
"Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupted in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula on Nov. 29. The volcano, located on the peninsula's eastern coast, is erupting for the first time in 36 years, according to The Associated Press."

Earlier in November I'd asked "Is the New Madrid fault zone waking up?" It seems the answer is...yes. This article asks, Monster Sinkholes Indication Major Earth Changes on The New Madrid Fault? They report, "According to Bloomberg, there has been "a sixfold increase in the number of earthquakes that have shaken the central part of the U.S. from 2000 to 2011″.

The article also talks about monster sinkholes, such as the one in Ohio
Ohio Sinkhole Devours Four Football Fields Of Land, Stretch Of State Highway 516 Near Dover

Or the sinkhole in Bayou Corne, Louisiana, which keeps on getting bigger and more gassy.

The strange booms are now being reported in 6 states in the last day

Arizona: Residents in communities in and around Verde Valley and as far as Flagstaff called 911 or their police and fire departments to report the strange booming sounds. "It sounded like thunder, but underground," Swesey said. "Like muffled thunder. And all the dogs in the neighborhood, all of them that were outside all started barking at once."

Texas/Oklahoma: Loud Booms Heard Across Texoma Has Confirmed Cause: sonic booms from military jets are the reported cause, but residents say they know the sound of sonic booms and this wasn't it.

Rhode Island: While authorities still do not know the source, residents are sticking to their story saying they heard a large explosion coming from Narragansett Bay Monday night.  Reports of the phantom boom kept crews busy in both Barrington and Warwick after residents reported hearing the strange disruption around 11:30 p.m.

Alabama: Mysterious loud noise baffles residents, police

Georgia: Several Loud Booms Reported In Columbia County... Columbia County EMA director Pam Tucker tells WJBF News Channel 6, that quarry blasting and earthquakes have been ruled out as causes of loud booms and rumblings in Columbia County. Tucker tells us no blasting or quakes were going on at the times the booms and rumblings were reported.  A seismologist Tucker talked to checked all of his equipment and said that he sees no indication of earthquakes around any of the times he was provided.

The demand for exorcists is more than the Catholic Church can handle. So they set up a hotline. "Exorcist Hotline Created By Catholic Church In Milan, More Priests Available To Drive 'Demons' Out'


  1. The Arizona dogs all barking, could be a sign of an impending earthquake!

  2. The Catholic Church exorcising demon's mmmmm That's like satan trying to cast out satan!


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