Photos of 1955 Atomic Bomb Test

Some rare and eerie photos of a replica town involved in an atomic bomb test in May 1955, including mannequins used to demonstrate the effects on people.

Replica town destroyed in Nevada A-bomb test May 1955
Scorched, male mannequin in suit of dark fabric indicates a human would be burned but alive.

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Miami Zombie Cannibal and Other Madness in the News

As evident by the daily dose of deranged on the Cult of Weird Facebook and Twitter pages, there is a never-ending stream of strange things in the news like unidentified creature sightings, bizarre medical anomalies, obscure discoveries and other random bits that are actually quite mundane compared to the recent news. Lately, things have been getting really weird. I mean, the face-eating incident in Miami has sparked widespread paranoia of a zombie apocalypse – that doesn’t happen every day.

Face-Eating Miami Zombie

Miami zombie cannibalThe Miami Zombie, also known as the Causeway Cannibal, has spread across the internet to the furtherest reaches of the globe. I’m sure there are remote tribes in the African Congo now preparing to defend themselves against the zombie hoards.

Police in Miami responded to a complaint about two men fighting on a bike path along the Causeway. When they arrive on the scene, they find a naked man eating the face of another naked man. The attacker, Rudy Eugene, 31, originally from Haiti, was ordered to stop. He growled at the police and continued to maul Ronald Poppo, a 65-year-old homeless man. An officer then fired a round into Eugene, which apparently had no effect, so they were forced to open fire until Eugene was dead.

Eugene’s girlfriend said he kissed her goodbye early that morning, told her he loved her, and left with Bible in hand to meet a friend. Security cameras show Eugene encounter the homeless man on the MacArthur Causeway, and proceed with the nearly twenty minute attack, during which he dragged Poppo down the sidewalk, tore his clothes off, and ate 80 percent of the man’s face, including his nose, mouth and eyeballs.

One witness described Poppo’s injuries: “His face was eaten off all the way down to his beard.”

Poppo, who had remained conscious throughout the attack, is currently in the hospital in critical condition.

The girlfriend says she now believes in Voodoo, as Eugene either had to be unknowingly drugged or cursed to commit such an act. Police think Eugene may have been on a new form of LSD called bath salts, which causes body temperature to rise to the point that logic and the ability to feel pain are lost. In the several similar cases they have seen, extreme violence, super-human strength, the removal of clothing and the use of jaws as a weapon occur once the delirium has set in.

Jarrod Wyatt Rips Out Training Partner’s Heart

Jarrod WyattAfter consuming tea spiked with hallucinogenic mushrooms with some friends in Klamath, California, US cage fighter Jarrod Wyatt became convinced his training partner Taylor Powell was possessed by the devil. He cut Powell’s chest open with a knife and ripped out his still-beating heart. Wyatt also cut out Powell’s tongue and ripped off most of his face.

When Police arrived, they found Wyatt covered in blood, standing naked over his friend’s body with parts strewn around the room. An eyeball was laying on the floor. Wyatt told police he tossed the removed organs into a fire because he feared Powell was still alive and “needed to stop the Devil.”

Man Throws His Own Intestines At Police

On Sunday, May 27th police responded to a call that a New Jersey man, Wayne Carter, had barricaded himself in a room and was threatening to harm himself. The officers kicked in the door, found Carter standing in the corner with a knife.

Ignoring orders to drop the knife, Carter stabbed himself in the legs, abdomen and neck. Attempts to subdue him with pepper spray did nothing but enrage Carter, who proceeded to cut off pieces of his skin and intestines, throwing them at the officers. Eventually they called in the SWAT team, who restrained Carter just before midnight and took him to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.

It is unknown whether drugs or mental illness had anything to do with the incident.

Maryland College Student Killed, Ate Roommate

A week after Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, was reported missing, police found his dismembered body in the home he shared with 21-year-old electrical engineering student Alexander Kinyua. Kinyua told investigators he had killed the man by cutting him up with a knife, and then ate his heart and portions of his brain.

Mike the Headless Chicken Lived for 18 Months After Beheading

Miracle Mike the Headless Chicken survived the axe and lived for 18 months without a head, eventually dying only because he choked on his dinner.

“Miracle” Mike the Headless Chicken (April 1945 – March 1947) was owned by farmer Lloyd Olsen of Fruita, Colorado. On September 10, 1945 Lloyd was sent out to the yard by his wife to get dinner. Lloyd picked a chicken and swung the axe down, chopping the its head clean off. But, much to his surprise, the chicken did not die. Without a head, it was still able to balance on a perch and walk clumsily. It even attempted to preen and crow, though it could obviously do neither without a head.

Olsen decided against finishing off the chicken. He named him Mike and began caring for him, feeding him a mixture of milk and water with an eyedropper.

Miracle Mike the Headless Chicken

Feeding Mike the Headless Chicken with an eyedropper

Once he got used to new and unusual center of mass, Mike could easily get himself to the highest perches without falling. His crowing, though, was less impressive and consisted of a gurgling sound made in his throat. Mike also spent his time preening and attempting to peck for food with his neck.

Mike began touring with sideshows, and was photographed for both Time and Life magazines. He was on display to the public for the admission price of twenty-five cents. At the height of his popularity, he was earning $4,500 a month. His success resulted in a wave of copycat chicken beheadings, but no other chicken ever lived more than a day or two.

In March 1947, at a motel in Phoenix while traveling home from tour, Mike started choking in the middle of the night. The Olsens had inadvertently left their feeding and cleaning syringes at the sideshow the day before and were unable to save him.

Miracle Mike the Headless Chicken

After Mike’s death, it was determined that the axe had missed the carotid artery and a clot had prevented Mike from bleeding to death. Although his head was severed, most of his brain stem and one ear were left on his body. Since basic functions (breathing, heart-rate, etc.) as well as most of a chicken’s reflex actions are controlled by the brain stem, Mike was able to remain quite healthy.

Mike the headless chicken lived 18 months without his head

Man Arrested at Airport with Roasted Human Fetuses

Roasted human fetuses wrapped in gold from black magic ritual

Chow Hok Kuen, a British citizen in Bangkok, was recently arrest by Thai police at the airport after they found six roasted human fetuses in his luggage. The infants, between the ages of two and seven months, had apparently been wrapped in gold leaf after being roasted as part of a black magic ritual.

Though it is unclear where the bodies came from, it is believed they were being smuggled into Taiwan to sell. Police made the arrest after responding to information saying that infant corpses were being offered to wealthy clients through a black magic services website.

For being in possession of the fetuses, Chow Hok Kuen could now face a 2,000 baht fine and a year in prison.

It is thought the corpses were bought from a Taiwanese national for 200,000 baht but could have been sold for six times that amount in Taiwan.

Chernobyl Abandoned Amusement Park

Chernobyl abandoned amusement park

The city of Pripyat in the Ukraine was founded in 1970 to house the families of workers at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster, when the 30-kilometer area around the nuclear power plant was evacuated to restrict access to hazardous areas, reduce the spread of radiological contamination and conduct radiological and ecological monitoring activities. This area was designated as the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation. It is now known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone or just The Zone.

The ferris wheel in Pripyat’s abandoned amusement park has become iconic, often seen in photographs of the city, video games (such as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series) and visible from aerial-imaging websites such as Google Maps. Pripyat has become the setting of many books, films and documentaries over the years, as well.