A man whose remains were found in a freezer had written a note exonerating his wife for his death, reports. Still, questions remain about how Paul Edward Mathers died and how his remains wound up in a freezer.
On November 22, 2019, a maintenance worker was doing a job in the town of Tooele, when the worker came upon the remains of 75-year-old Jeanne Souron-Mathers, who is believed to have died of natural causes. As authorities were investigating the scene, they found a . Inside were the frozen remains of 69-year-old Paul Edward Mathers. The man's body was wrapped in a garbage bag, with another garbage bag over his head and held by duct tape wound tightly around his neck, according to Salt Lake City's .
Also found in the home was a note, typed and notarized, presumably written by Mr. Mathers, in which he exonerates Jeanne for his death.
Thanks to strong winter storms that kicked up high winds in the region, a "ghost ship" has washed ashore in , following a year drifting aimlessly at sea after its crew abandoned it. According to officials are warning the public to stay away from the wreckage.
Back in 2018, the 253-foot MV Alta - which at the time was already well over 40 years old - was damaged off the coast of Bermuda. Unable to make repairs, the crew abandoned the vessel and was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard, which took them safely to Puerto Rico. The craft was meant to be towed to Guyana.
However, the boat never made it there and was believed to have been hijacked by bandits. What happened after that is unclear; but by August 2019, it had been found by a Royal Navy ship, HMS Protector, floating aimlessly in the mid-Atlantic.
A man could be looking at time behind bars after he allegedly released mice and other rodents in various hotel rooms, then alerted staff, hoping they could compensate him with a free stay.
As the reported, 37-year-old Ryan State is accused of taking the rodents to three different hotels in Utah and secretly releasing them in his rooms. At the third location, the Hyatt House in Salt Lake City, the hotel's general manager decided to call police after State tried to claim that his room was infested. After the first two hotels reportedly fell for the ploy and compensated him with free stays, police caught on and arrested State.
A woman fought off a possibly rabid otter, saving her dog and her teenage daughter in the process, reports.
Casina Ewert and her family were getting ready for their day last Tuesday morning when the incident occurred. The debacle began when Ewart's 17-year-old daughter, Gwyn, let their family dog, Scooter, out the back door for his morning adventures. Not long afterwards, both women heard a loud commotion.
"I sprinted to the backdoor, and I was like, ‘Scooter!' All I saw was like a big, black ball, just all over the place," Gwyn said.
Gwyn tried to close the door, but unfortunately she was just a hair too late. The otter was chasing the dog inside, and Gwyn not only failed to close the door before he got inside, but she managed to shut the door on him, seemingly enraging the animal.
"The otter got stuck," Gwyn said.
Justin Bailey, a resident of Rose Hill, , received quite the scare on Wednesday when he discovered a hidden inside his living room couch, reports .
The citizen called the Rose Hill Police Department after the startling discovery, in the hopes that someone would be able to retrieve the snake for him. The Butler County Fire District No. 3 later responded to the call. Deputy Fire Chief Melvin Linot - who the department has dubbed their "resident snake charmer" - managed to wrangle the reptile and even posed for a photograph that was later posted on the department's official Facebook page.
They asked if anyone was missing a pet boa and if so, they could claim it. Several reptile-lovers on the Facebook post didn't know whose snake it was but were keen to adopt it themselves if no one came to collect it.
An state board will have to decide if being a fan of the Cleveland Browns and/or Cincinnati Bengals is enough to qualify for the use of medical marijuana, Cleveland's reports.
Similar to what multiple other states are doing or have already done, Ohio is gearing up to start its own medical marijuana program. Taking a cue from Missouri and similar states, the Buckeye State's program will be on the strict side, requiring users to meet one or more of several certain "qualifying conditions" and getting a physician's recommendation before being allowed to legally purchase marijuana.
Authorities sought the help of the general public, launching a petition to decide which health issues it should consider adding to the list of approved qualifying conditions. Not unexpectedly, the list contained several ailments that typically come up in the conversation about what things marijuana can supposedly treat, like epilepsy, anxiety disorders, depression, and autism spectrum disorder, among others.
In a bit of news, the verified Passenger Shaming account shared a grotesque video of a man urinating while sitting in an airport terminal, reports . He seemed to partake in the task without any shame or regard for the surrounding travelers. One of the other passengers recorded the clip, which has gone since it was first posted three days ago.
It's not clear where the incident took place. The man is shown sitting in one of the chairs pressed up against the wall. While the video is censored to keep it Instagram-friendly, the deed is visible. At first, he acts normally, and then after a few seconds, he starts urinating. Several of the people in the vicinity gasp in shock and disgust, although no one tries to get him to stop.
"P*SS OFF, 2019!" says the caption, which includes several cheeky emoji added to the remark.
resident Jérémy Schalkwijk and his new girlfriend, Athina Yalias, received quite the shock when they walked near his pond and discovered a giant nursery web spider sinking its teeth into Jérémy's pet goldfish, Cleo, reports .
Jérémy, who happens to be a tour guide, managed to whip out his camera just in time to watch the bizarre incident take place. It was too late to save Cleo, but he took several pictures of the spider in the midst of its attack. Not only did it yank Cleo out of the pond, but it also dragged the helpless fish upwards along a concrete wall. The fish was almost two times the size of the spider. Both Jérémy and Athina were shocked by what they witnessed.
The incident occurred in Barberton, South Africa. Athina and the 33-year-old tour guide were on their second date.
The Navy pilot who filmed a possible is speaking out about the event, emphasizing that what he saw seemed to defy the natural laws of physics. Though the incident happened 15 years ago, Chad Underwood still recalls the sighting as if it were yesterday. At the time, the video of the aircraft caused national headlines, and the erratic, alleged UFO was give the name the "Tic Tac," which Underwood coined, according to the .
Underwood reportedly declined to speak out previously due to the fear that his name would be associated with tinfoil hat theories about aliens. However, he has decided to shed light on his experience, especially since the object remains a mystery.
A town is getting rid of its traditional "possum drop" New Year's Eve tradition, possibly due to complaints from animal-rights activists, reports.
In cities across the country, the New Year will be rung in with an object being ceremonially "dropped" as the clock counts down. New York City's Times Square has its famous "ball-drop," for example. And this year in Nashville, a musical note strung with LED lights will ceremonially drop.
Back in 1990, Brasstown, resident Clay Logan realized that his neighbors didn't have anything to drop to ring in the new year. What Brasstown does have, however, is plenty of possums. He put two and two together, and soon enough, Brasstown was welcoming the new year with the "possum drop."
The tradition continued in Brasstown until 2018 when Logan realized he could no longer manage the event. It migrated over to nearby Andrews.
A man named Luke Skywalker was arrested after police allegedly found a bag of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop, San Antonio's reports.
There's a famous scene in the Star Wars franchise where the "real" Luke Skywalker comes perilously close to being busted by imperial stormtroopers for being in possession of contraband at a traffic stop — in this case, two missing droids the Empire was looking for. However, Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi uses his powers of The Force to convince the stormtroopers that the droids in the vehicle aren't the droids they were looking for. Befuddled by The Force, the stormtroopers send Luke and his companions on their way.
Unfortunately for Luke Aaron Skywalker Sexton, 19, The Force doesn't exist. Or at the very least, it doesn't work on Texas cops.
Wakanda, a fictitious nation that exists only within the (MCU) and is not a real country, was listed as a U.S. trading partner on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) website, reports. According to the entry, the two countries purportedly trade ducks, donkeys, and dairy cows with one another.
The federal government keeps records and data on just about everything and it can be surprising what sort of information is available on government websites. Francis Tseng, a New York-based software engineer, found himself finding some obscure information as he was looking up agricultural tariffs for a fellowship he was applying for not too long ago.
A strong storm left a very unusual sight on one California beach this week - thousands of phallic-looking marine known as "penis fish."
The event took place on Drakes Beach in the Bay Area, where Bay Nature Magazine noted that a strong storm brought waves that wiped away the top layer of sand. This left thousands of the fat innkeeper worms - which normally live in burrows beneath the surface - exposed on the surface of the sand. The pink or flesh-toned animals are long and tubelike, bearing a striking resemblance to part of the male anatomy.
The magazine took to to share a picture of the beach littered with the peculiar-looking animals, showing piles of the long pink worms and the flocks of birds that appeared to be eating them.
A who was partially eaten by an alligator actually died of a meth overdose before the animal started eating him, Tampa's reports.
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Back in June, as reported at the time, workers at the Mosaic Company, a mining company near Ft. Meade, about 60 miles east of Tampa, noticed an alligator in a nearby canal with what appeared to be human remains in its jaws. Workers called police, but by the time they arrived, the 12-foot-long, 450-pound beast had lost interest in the human body and swam away.
Authorities trapped the animal and then shot and killed it. Inside they found the man's hand and foot. Elsewhere on the man's body, they found lacerations and other injuries caused by the gator.
A scrapyard cut open an old safe and found $26,000 in old - but still good - coins and bills inside, reported. The scrap dealer said he plans to donate the money to charity.
David Dodds, the managing director of Sackers, a scrapyard and scrap metal dealer in Ipswich, has a theory about how the safe full of money came to be in his possession.
"The suspicion is it could have been an old factory that was due for demolition and it was in the corner of their offices. When it's demolished then all the scrap goes into the bin, comes into the works and then we treat it," he said.
According to , Dodds said that lots of safes come through his business, but it's exceptionally rare for anything to be found inside, much less anything valuable.
A is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted a stuffed Frozen toy inside a Target store.
Cody Christopher Meader had been arrested after the October 22 incident in which police claim he ejaculated on an Olaf doll inside a St. Petersburg store and then put the toy back on the shelf. As the reported, Meader was then accused of moving to a large stuffed unicorn and dry humping it before he was stopped and detained by police inside the store.
obtained the police report, which noted that Meader admitted to doing "stupid stuff" inside the store and told police that he had ejaculated on the doll. The report noted that Meader's father also spoke to police, saying that his son had a history of similar incidents.
Employees inside Target had to remove the toys and have them destroyed.
"The merchandise could not be re-sold and [was] destroyed due to circumstances," the police report read.
A who faked a medical condition in order to get a better seat on an airplane during the busy Thanksgiving weekend ended up causing the plane to be diverted, police say.
The unnamed woman is now in custody after police say she told staff on an American Airlines flight from Pensacola to Miami that she was having trouble breathing. As reported, the woman actually wanted to sit more comfortably during the flight and was making up the medical issue.
The pilot had to turn around and return to Pensacola, where the plane landed.
The situation only got sticker from there, the report noted. After the flight was diverted, the woman refused to leave the plane, leading officials to evacuate all other passengers. The pilot was eventually able to convince the woman to leave the plane, and she was arrested.
Controversial Fox News host has been known to embrace eccentric . On his own program in June of this year, Carlson went on a , calling it "tyranny." But in last week's episode of the History Channel program Ancient Aliens, Carlson appeared to support an even farther-out theory.
In an interview with British journalist Nick Pope that aired on the November 22 edition of Ancient Aliens, Carlson claimed that a "knowledgeable" source has told him that the United States government possesses physical evidence that alien spacecraft have landed on Earth — or at least, crash-landed.
"I've heard this from someone who I think is knowledgeable on the subject that there is physical evidence that the U.S. government is holding, um, that, you know, would tell us a lot more - about what these objects are," Carlson told Pope on the program, as seen in the video excerpt below on this page.