This Bright Flash Was Witnessed Overnight In Siberia — What Could It Be?

On Tuesday, October 25, a bright flash lit up the sky near Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia.

The mysterious flying object has left many scratching their heads over what exactly it is. At first, people thought it was the ICBM RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile launched by Vladamir Putin’s military in Orenburg, but that missile testing would have been seen much earlier in the day.

Some experts believe it is a man-made object, while others think it is a bolide, which is a large meteor that explodes in the atmosphere before it touches the ground. Either way, it must have been an incredible (and unsettling) sight for those who witnessed it.

Some are even saying that it may be a UFO. What do you think?

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I’m inclined to believe that it probably was some kind of meteor, but who knows? I’m definitely no expert on the subject.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/mysterious-siberia-sighting/

Strange And Dangerous Neighborhoods Exist Around The World. Here Are The Weirdest.

Mr. Rogers claimed that he wanted to be everyone’s neighbor. But even he would think twice about these neighbors. Questionable hygiene, cramped quarters, and eerie inhabitants make these neighborhood undesirable destinations. Paying your neighborhood dues won’t seem so bad after seeing a few of these places. (I suddenly appreciate my homeowner’s association.)

…Though that underground city does seem pretty sweet.

1.) Kowloon Wall, Hong Kong

Before it was demolished in 1994, this home to 33,000 residents was the most densely populated area of Hong Kong and existed without any police or protective service. The only thing close to being governed was the control of the Triad gang. On top of the prolific criminal activity, the buildings themselves were not structurally sound and were prone to catching on fire.

2.) Gibsonton, Florida

This town just south of Tampa was formed by traveling “freak show” performers on their off-seasons. While most of those shows have fallen on the wayside of traveling entertainment, many descendants of folks like the Bearded Lady, Fire Eater, and other sideshow attractions still live in the town. You can even still find some remnants of amusement park rides and an exotic animal or two.

3.) Manshiyat Naser, Cairo

The 60,000 residents of this Cairo neighborhood are surrounded by literal trash at all times. They are known as “garbage collectors” who go from door to door throughout the rest of the city requesting their waste, take it home, and sort through it. Most of the items end up recycled, but they live amongst the filth in the meantime.

4.) Roswell, New Mexico

The town became a mecca for conspiracy theorists who believed the government was hiding alien lifeforms on the nearby Area 51 military base. Over the years since the supposed UFO spotting, UFO festivals, museums, and other sci-fi seeking tourist attractions popped up around town.

5.) Miyakejima, Japan

The island is home to Mount Oyama, a mountain volcano that erupted several times over the years and killed 11 people in 1940. Residents were evacuated in 2000 when 17,500 earthquakes occurred in only a month’s time. There was an eruption in 2005 and sulphuric gas continues to flow ever since. However, there are still 2,800 residents on the island who are forced to wear gas masks 24/7.

6.) The Villages, Florida

This retirement area in Florida is the premiere party spot for the over 55 crowd. Golf carts are the only vehicles allowed to be driven within the gated community, and children can visit…but not for very long. Residents seem a little too interested in hooking up than hanging out with their families, anyway. Black market Viagra and STD scares run rampant, and it has the highest level of beer consumption per capita in the entire state.

7.) Amsterdam Red Light District, Netherlands

There are several “red light” districts around the world, but Amsterdam is definitely the most infamous. The seedy section of the city offers sex shows, sex shops, and prostitutes. There are also non-sex workers who live their ordinary lives surrounded by all the scandalous activity without blinking an eye.

8.) Coober Pedy, Australia

Residents of this mining town decided to beat the heat by staying underground. Currently, over 1,900 live in the community which includes several churches and a museum. There’s also a bed and breakfast for those looking to experience the underground life for a bit themselves.

9.) Miracle Village, Florida

The residents of this village are made up entirely of convicted sex offenders. Yep, that’s right. Due to laws that restrict the offenders from living near schools and other institutions, this controversial community was created to give them somewhere to rehabilitate.

10.) Slab City, California

Three hours outside of Los Angeles (near the Mexican border) this state-owned area of the desert is promoted as a haven for RV travelers. There is no electricity or running water, which leads to some waste removal issues. The residents are artistically minded and adhere very strictly to the “Golden Rule.”

(via Reddit)

And I thought my neighbors were weird. They’ve got nothing on these places.

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In 30 Seconds, This Silent Film Will Creep You Out More Than Any Horror Movie

While Hollywood can still put out a genuinely creepy film when it wants to, most scary movies these days miss the mark. That’s why vintage films (and even silent films) are enjoying a resurgence at the moment.

If you think silent movies can’t be just as scary as the CGI-filled flicks in theaters today, you’re so wrong. As evidence, I present a clip from the 1911 silent film “L’Inferno.” In this scene, you’ll see Satan enjoying a nice meal made of human flesh.

Even though the effects are crude, it’s still creepier than any movie I’ve seen over the past few years.

(source: peeringthrough)

I think modern filmmakers could learn a thing or two from old productions like this. Sometimes, practical effects (even if they look weird) can be 10 times more disturbing than anything made on a computer.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/silent-horror/

This Guy Rendered His Own Brain Scan In 3-D And It’s Morbid, But Also Fascinating

If you stop and think about it, medical technology is almost like modern-day science fiction.

Although the media and society at large pay attention to technological advancements, an outsized share of that attention is focused on more consumer-oriented inventions.

What gets lost in the shuffle is medical technology that is slowly becoming the stuff we once only found in books and movies. Take, for example, what Redditor taurus_manure was able to do following an MRI scan for migraines.

He was able to take data from his MRI scan and use another piece of software to create these 3-D renderings of his own skull.

Pretty wild, right? According to taurus_manure, the process of producing work like this is surprisingly easy.

What you need to do is first get a copy of the MRI data from your doctor. You might have to pay a small fee, but most will give these scans out for free.

Then you can take the 2-D images from the MRI data and combine them to create 3-D versions.

For the more technologically advanced, you can do this process by hand, but the Redditor suggests searching for DICOM 3-D reconstruction software on Google if you’re a beginner.

With the help of such software, you can get up close and personal with the inside of your own head.

But why would anyone do this?

Well, for one, 3-D models can be used to create 3-D printed body parts.

Unless you’re a doctor from the future, you’ll only be able to print those parts in plastic. That being said, it’d still be pretty cool to see your body turned inside out.

Say cheese!

(source: Reddit)

That would be awesome to have on display when guests come over. Talk about a conversation starter, am I right?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/brain-scan/

13 Of The Most Unintentionally Terrifying Children’s Characters That Have Been Created

When children get scared of seemingly innocuous things, it’s easy to assume that they’re just quick to frighten.

I remember getting really creeped out by some of the movies I watched as a kid, and I had previously chalked my fear up to the same reason. However, as I’ve revisited a few of the TV shows and films that I used to love so much, I’ve realized that my younger self had every right to be afraid — some children’s characters are seriously disturbing.

Whether they’re terrifying in their looks or behavior, it’s clear that these freaky characters really aren’t meant for little ones to see.

1. This absolute creep is from a Slovakian children’s show.

2. Fofão is from a Brazilian children’s show in which he is a magical alien that came down to Earth to start a band and sing with a bunch of young kids. His horrifying face really says it all.

3. Even the beloved “Sesame Street” has a super creepy character called Nobody.

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4. Téléchat is a French satirical news show with unsettling puppet animals, one of which has human breasts.

5. Oobi is a show on Nick Jr. that features a family of hands with eyeballs glued on top. Seriously, who comes up with this stuff?

6. The Greedy from “Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure” is definitely going to give me nightmares.

In the movie, Raggedy Ann and Andy are on an adventure to rescue their toy friend. Along the way, they fall into a taffy pit that is actually a living being who can’t stop himself from consuming everything he comes across. After Raggedy Ann mentions that she has a candy heart, he goes crazy and tries to cut it out of her so he can eat it.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that the way he moves around is absolutely disgusting.

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7. When Courage from “Courage the Cowardly Dog” feels guilty about something he does in one episode, this inexplicable fetus-like blue nightmare randomly pops up.

8. The puppets used in the Australian kids’ show “The Wiggles” look like they want to eat your soul.

9. Not much is known about this terrifying creature other than his name, which is Morso. He’s from a Finnish children’s show.

10. Karbonkel is from a show in the Netherlands that aims to teach kids how to read. However, it goes without saying that he instead gives a lot of them nightmares.

11. A ’70s kids’ show called “Pipkins” has a character named Hartley Hare who, besides being generally creepy, gets extremely inappropriate in one episode.

He pulls out a glove puppet and says to the viewers, “You can be naughty with a glove puppet.” Then he proceeds to heavily imply that this means doing sexual things with the puppet.

12. The puppets from the ’80s show “Peppermint Park” have been aptly described as coming straight from Hell.

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13. The educational show “Wizbit” is about a magical talking wizard’s hat, and could definitely double as a horror movie with its unnerving characters, music, and settings.

(via Cracked)

Even as an adult, I feel really disturbed right now. I can’t even imagine the terror that the kids who see these characters must feel!

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These 11 Museums In America Are Dedicated To… What? So Weird.

America: it’s the home of the free and the land of the brace. It’s also a country that is home of something for everyone. With that in mind, it makes sense that dotted across the country there are museums dedicated to some truly bizarre things. These are some of the weirdest (and coolest) you can find:

1.) The Pez Museum.

If you have the desire to eat more Pez in once sitting than your body can handle, make sure to pay a visit to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, California. 

2.) The Museum of Funeral History.

The city of Houston, Texas hosts one of the most morbid museums on this list, the National Museum of Funeral History. While the subject matter is a bit grim, it does have a lot of interesting exhibits. For example, there is an exhibit of the funeral arrangements for Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis.

3.) The Hair Museum.

Retired hairdresser Leila Cohoon has tirelessly collected more than 2,000 pieces of human hair jewellery, and an additional 600 hair wreaths. Some of these pieces of hair date back as far as the 18th century. (Creepy.)

4.) The Ventriloquist Museum.

The museum boasts a collection of 750 dummies from 20 different countries. If you have a fear of dummies (and who doesn’t, really?) you might want to stay far away from this one.

5.) Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum.

Here, you can enjoy a massive collection of 22,000 different salt and pepper shakers (all of them part of a private collection). I guess I’ll check it out on my next visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

6.) The Cockroach Museum.

Or more accurately, the Cockroach Hall of Fame. What started out as a publicity stunt in for an exterminator in Plano, Texas has become an actual museum. There you can check out a diverse array of dead cockroaches who have been (ready?) posed for your entertainment.

7.) Stuffed Bunny Museum. 

This odd museum is only a house in Pasadena, California. Inside the house are 23,000 toy bunnies made from all sorts of different things. The family who runs the museum has been collecting these bunnies for 15 years, and buries the broken bunny toys in the backyard. 

8.) The Velvelteria.

Here you can check out a collection of more than 1,000 different velvet paintings. Sounds pretty groovy if you ask me.

9.) Kazoo Museum.

The town of Eden, New York has a very annoying secret, and it’s the Kazoo Museum. The museum is actually a kazoo company that’s been making them since 1916. You can stop in to see a history of kazoos, or even make your own custom instrument.

10.) Toilet Seat Art.

Barney Smith used to be a plumber, but now he is an artist and art curator. The toilet seat art museum is exactly what you think. It’s essentially a one car garage filled with artfully painted toilet seats.

11.) The Lunchbox Museum. 

Visitors to Columbus, Georgia’s lunchbox museum can relive their childhood lunchtimes among the museum’s 1,500 lunchboxes. This place is jam packed with nostalgia. 

(Via: All Day)

Museums don’t have to be about looking at stale paintings or statues. You can check out some really cool (and creepy) collections throughout the United States.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/weird-museums-in-america/

Seeing A Movie Is Great Family Fun, But Things Are So Much Different Than Before

Gone are the days when you could take your family to the movies — complete with popcorn and soda — without it costing as much as your mortgage payment. It’s insane how much we have to spend to enjoy blockbusters.

So it shouldn’t surprise you that movies are no longer played from massive reels of film. Instead, our favorite films arrive in indestructible boxes.

Pelican cases are extremely durable. Basically, these boxes transport the hard drives that hold movie footage.

First developed for scuba divers, they are airtight and watertight, and they can handle extreme amounts of pressure. They’re also used to carry military equipment.

We all know how fickle hard drives can be, so these cases have to be able to withstand anything.

The hard drives are just as secure as the boxes that carry them. They can only be accessed with a special key, and information cannot be copied from one hard drive to the next.

These drives only contain the movie and any associated trailers.

When loaded up, the movie takes about an hour to work its way from the drive to the server. But when it comes to seeing blockbusters on the silver screen, I don’t think any of us mind the wait (even if it does cost next month’s rent to see them)!

Well, it USED to be interesting.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/film-cannister/

These 24 Photos Are Going To Seriously Mess With Your Brain. I Absolutely Love #3.

Most of the time, we see what we want to see. That’s why when you first look at these photos, you’re going to miss the most important part (even if all 24 don’t trick you.) We highly suggest taking your time and just really checking these out. When you see the truth behind each photo, your mind might just be blown. Sometimes in life, you just need to take a closer look…

1.) Is this real food? A picture? A painting? A face? WHAT?!

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2.) This is just too perfect (look at it sideways).

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3.) Maybe these strangers really do know each other…

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4.) Nice beard.

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5.) Which way is up??

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6.)… woah

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7.) Someone’s getting cuddly.

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8.) This actually isn’t a dwarf wedding.

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9.) Is he floating?

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10.) Is SHE on a magic carpet?

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11.) Man, you’re acting like you have your head up someone’s butt…

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12.) I just don’t trust that guy.

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13.) Is that an island, or a horse?

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14.) HOW is this possible?

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15.) Hey, nice melons.

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16.) This will break your eyes.

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17.) Ludacris is playing hide and seek…

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18.) Purrfect angle.

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19.) I can’t even…

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20.) Hey, you’re not looking too good.

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21.) Where are his hands going?

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22.) Terrifying AND confusing.

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23.) How many zebras are there?

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24.) Something isn’t right here….

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(H/T AmazngFacts) Feel that? That’s what it feels like to have your mind be completely fooled over and over. Even if just one of these photos tricked you, share it. See if your friends will be tricked, too.

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