Weekend Weird: Aztec Skull Tower, Invasion of the Sea Pickles, Bigfoot Bounty, and More
A bounty on Bigfoot, transcribing magical manuscripts, Aztec skull tower unearthed, and more in this week’s roundup of weird news.
Diver rides a tube-shaped pyrosome colony
Okay, so “sea pickles” aren’t exactly invading in the War of the Worlds sense that I envision, but it’s perfectly normal to feel a little on edge when unholy monstrosities like pyrosomes start encroaching on territory they don’t naturally inhabit, right? I’ve seen enough body snatcher flicks to know how this goes: First the California coast, then our brains.
As one commenter noted, these Borg-like manifestations of pure (though mostly benign) evil are making their way into the frigid waters of Canada and Alaska as well, where fishermen call them “sea cocks.”
I may be alone in this, but I would rather not have a sea cock squirming around in my feeble gray matter, you know? Take heed climate change deniers (and Flat Earthers, too, just for good measure) change your ways before we all have cocks in our brains.
And now for this week’s roundup of weird news and media:
‘Sea pickles’ are invading the coast of Northern California
Legendary Aztec tower of skulls unearthed in Mexico
Dead Sled Brand has unveiled a line of incense inspired by the funerary arts
Newly discovered photo suggests Amelia Earhart may have survived
A story of self-sacrifice and bubonic plague
Health vlogger accidentally poisons herself during live stream
Own a piece of the Evil Dead 2 cabin
Why Roman concrete has resisted the elements for thousands of years
Skeletons of 5,000-year-old Chinese ‘giants’ discovered
The true story of the Donner party
Hobby Lobby busted for smuggling ancient artifacts
Chicago library needs help transcribing magical manuscripts
Are we on the verge of another cluster of UFO sighting reports?
Pennsylvania man offers $1 million bounty for Bigfoot
A high-altitude balloon crashed in Roswell in 1947, but the aliens never left
3D forensic technology reconstructs face of 1,600-year-old Peruvian mummy
Cult of Weird readers share their local legends
Cult of Weird on Instagram
The carousel at the House on the Rock
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Robert Damon Schneck, the “Historian of the Strange,” shared this clipping from the July 6, 1912 edition of the Topeka Daily Capital:
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