weird news

by

April 16, 2018

weird news

A man has the car of his dreams eight years after he slipped a note inside the window of a blue 1971 Volkswagen bus that the then 16-year-old called his "future car."

Kyle Cropsey of Lindenhurst, New York, received a call last week from Cris Mead, of Oakland, California. Mead's father, Cornelius, had purchased the van new and named it Matilda, taking his family on cross-country trips.

The son was cleaning it out after his father's death when he came across Cropsey's note tucked in the VW's log book.

Cris Mead tells Newsday that the family decided to give Cropsey the van, on the condition he update them on its restoration and "go on plenty of adventures".

Cropsey, who is 23 and teaches English, says "it was fate".

-

Workers renovating the old Dayton's department store in downtown Minneapolis have discovered a mystery: the mummified remains of a monkey.

Crews found the carcass last week in an air duct on the seventh floor of the century-old building.

Cailin Rogers is a spokeswoman for the Dayton's Project, an office, retail and restaurant complex going into the building. She says developers don't know where the monkey came from or how it ended up in the air duct.

A historic site called Old Minneapolis posted a photo of the monkey on its Facebook page and solicited answers.

Alan Freed is one of the site's co-administrators. He says one likely answer came from someone who posted on the page saying a longtime Dayton's employee told him a monkey escaped from an eighth-floor pet store into the air conditioning ductwork in the 1960s.

A memorial in a remote corner of Massachusetts that marks a 1969 UFO sighting has been ordered moved, but one man who experienced a close encounter is objecting.

The 5,000-pound (2,300-kilogramme) memorial in Sheffield was installed in 2015, but was moved about 30 feet (nine metres) a few weeks later when it was discovered that it was on town land.

Now, Town Administrator Rhonda LaBombard tells The Berkshire Eagle it has to be moved again because it's on a town right-of-way easement.

That's not sitting well with Thom Reed. He was nine years old when he, his mother, grandmother and brother saw what he described as a "self-contained glow" that flooded their car with an amber light. About 40 people in several surrounding towns reported the strange light.

Reed is threatening legal action.