A Brief History On November 2, 1957, the North Texas prairie town of Levelland (population around 10,000 at the time) was the scene of one of the better documented UFO incidents.  Numerous witnesses reported seeing an extremely bright object, often described as egg shaped and 100 feet long, often at or near the ground. Digging Deeper Among the witnesses were many credible people, including the fire chief and the local sheriff.  Some witnesses reported that the bright object landed or hovered on the road in front of their cars, causing the cars to experience electrical and motor problems such as dashboard gauges going wild,…

A Brief History On November 1, 1951, the U.S. military conducted Operation Buster-Jangle in which U.S. soldiers were exposed to atomic explosions in Nevada so that the effects could be studied.  Nobody asked the soldiers for consent, and many of them were probably draftees as well.  6,500 of these unfortunate men were used in 7 separate explosions, 5 of which were above ground (atmospheric), and the remaining 2 were underground (“cratering”).  Of course, the men were lied to about the “safety” of these tests, and they were exposed to harmful radiation from inhaling radioactive dust and marching on irradiated ground. Over the years, the U.S.…

A  Brief History On November 1st, Mexicans continue their three-day celebration known as the “Day of the Dead,” which begins on October 31st and concludes on November 2nd.  For our third entry in our examination of the creepiest videos of YouTube, we honor those who really did pass away by featuring mysterious videos concerning real-life tragedies. Digging Deeper As far as the creepiest real-life videos go, nothing is creepier than the final recorded moments of the life of an individual who died under mysterious circumstances.  The first video below concerns the death of diver Yuri Lipski who recorded his final minutes in…

A Brief History On October 31st, we celebrate Halloween around the world!  On honor of the holiday most popularly associated with almost all things creepy, we list some of the creepiest videos found on YouTube!  Yesterday, we listed videos concerning various urban legends.  Today, we feature various short films made by talented directors without any commentary by us so as not to spoil anything!  You can, however, read up on some of these in a related list over on TopTenz.  They are listed in the order they appeared on YouTube. Digging Deeper 1.  “agamemnon counterpart” by fividtelefuzzerator (uploaded on June…

A Brief History On October 31, 1968, in a political move intended to help Hubert Humphrey win the Presidential election, President Lyndon Johnson made an announcement that became known as “The October Surprise,” in which he stated that all bombardment of North Viet Nam would be halted.  The reason publicly given for this halt was that North Viet Nam had supposedly shown good faith in negotiations toward ending the Viet Nam War. Since then, the term “October Surprise” has been used to describe news events that have been deliberately created to influence the outcome of elections, in particular the U.S. presidency. Digging…

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