Weird News


October 08, 2016

Bigfoot prowling in Michigan forest?

BEULAH, Michigan (AP):

Some people think they've spotted Bigfoot on a live camera trained on an eagle's nest in Michigan. The clip from a camera mounted on a tree near a state fish hatchery shows baby eaglets in the nest while a dark figure walking on two legs moves on the ground below.

The Detroit Free Press reports the clip was highlighted on the website of CarbonTV, which has partnered with the state to install the eagle cam. The company tells the Free Press the clip was captured in May.

Idaho State University Professor Jeff Meldrum, who studies the legend of the never-confirmed man-ape-like creature, tells the newspaper the video is "interesting", but "doesn't offer much by way of compelling evidence".

Woman returns excess cash ATM spit out

GLENOLDEN, Pennsylvania (AP):

Wells Fargo says a Pennsylvania woman did the right thing when an automatic teller machine spit out hundreds of dollars that weren't hers: She returned the money.

Kristina Edwards tells the Delaware County Daily Times that she went to a Wells Fargo bank ATM in Glenolden on Sunday morning to withdraw US$60. When the machine instead popped out US$380, she tried to chase down the customer in line in front of her to see if the money belonged to him. When she found out it didn't, she called Wells Fargo and was told to return the money to a bank branch when she could.

The 35-year-old single mother of two did that on Monday. A bank spokesman says Wells Fargo is grateful Edwards returned the money after the ATM malfunction.

Farm stand turns toilet into voting booth

ASHLAND, New Hampshire (AP):

A New Hampshire farm stand is letting customers put their votes for president where the owner thinks they belong: right in the toilet.

Owens Truck Farm is home to an outhouse-turned-fake-voting booth with mannequins of presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and toilets to cast ballots.

Farm stand owner Chris Owens tells New Hampshire Public Radio that customers have been stopping by for photos and to vote at the Ashland farm. He says he's collected a couple hundred ballots already.

Above the Trump mannequin is a sign that reads, "If I am elected, we will build a wall between Plymouth and Rumney, and Rumney will pay for it," referring to two nearby towns. Owens plans to tally the just-for-fun votes next month.

Stowaway scorpion stings Pennsylvania man after vacation

WARMINSTER, Pennsylvania (AP):

A Pennsylvania man is recovering after he was stung by a scorpion that somehow got into his backpack while he was on vacation in the Caribbean.

The 22-year-old Warminster resident had returned home from St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands and reached into the pack to get his computer when he was stung.

Buddy Mullen of A-1 Exterminators tells WPVI-TV in Philadelphia the scorpion disappeared in the man's bedroom. Mullen's team flipped the sheets and the scorpion fell to the floor.