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World Weird News

Saul wrote a regular blog for the world famous Museum of the Weird in Austin, Texas where he highlighted strange news of the day. Later, the Museum found its audience was better reached by doing simpler social media posts. Saul continues to support these, but he misses doing some of the more in-depth looks at weird things in the world. Here you will find some of the strange news that comes through Saul’s crystal ball and his editorial take on the matter. Some of it will be celebrating strange stories from the past. Some will be as fresh as yesterday. See the latest stories below.

Dowsing on the rise in California

Dowsing on the rise in California

Coast to Coast AM reports that due to the drought in California, that many are turning to dowsing to find water. Dowsing is using the motion of tools such as a Y-shaped stick, L-shaped rods, or pendulums, to find information. In the case of the “water witches,” dowsing is ...

Is it me, or is it hot in here?

Is it me, or is it hot in here?

Current weather conditions bring back the memory of this day in 1929. The June 1, 1929 issue of the British newspaper, “The Sphere,” featured this photo with an eloquent caption. Journalists just don’t seem to have the same sense of poetry today.

Florida Man, how we’ve missed you!

Florida Man, how we've missed you!

Between disease control and civil unrest it has been harder to keep up with the exploits of Florida Man. However, a quick search does not disappoint. Florida Man is alive, well, and up to no good.

An Associated Press article dated May 29, 2020, reports that Miramar, Florida police were ...

When lightning strikes twice… or three or four times

When lightning strikes twice... or three or four times

Here is the strange tale of William Yeldell Cosper, born 1844 and died 1919. His grave lies in Childersburg, Talladega County, Alabama, but it has not been a peaceful rest.

In 1919, Cosper was standing on his ...

The Vrillon Incident, 1977

The Vrillon Incident, 1977

(Header photo by Light Guru/YouTube)

Today marks an unusual anniversary. Saturday, November 26, 1977, people were watching the 5 o’clock news broadcast on England’s Southern TV. Andrew Gardner was steadfastly presenting the news of the day in the sensible, soothing ...