Week In Weird http://weekinweird.com The Weirdest News on the Web! Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:02:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.7 Silver Bullets in Talbot County: The Strange Grave of Emily Isabella Burt, Georgia’s Real-Life Werewolf http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/31/silver-bullets-in-talbot-county-the-strange-grave-of-emily-isabella-burt-georgias-real-life-werewolf/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/31/silver-bullets-in-talbot-county-the-strange-grave-of-emily-isabella-burt-georgias-real-life-werewolf/#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 12:11:42 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=14109 After years of pop-culture conditioning to lycanthropes with rippling abs and typical teenage problems, it’s easy to forget that at one time, the threat of a hungry werewolf lurking the countryside was considered a very real and deadly serious ordeal. In fact, in the mid-1800s, terror gripped the state of Georgia when a werewolf caused panic-stricken […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his latest project: an original documentary web series titled Engaging the Strange.

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Ralph Lael and the Alien Mummy: The Missing Extraterrestrial Artifact and The Brown Mountain Lights http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/30/ralph-lael-and-the-alien-mummy-brown-mountain-lights/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/30/ralph-lael-and-the-alien-mummy-brown-mountain-lights/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:09:00 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15293 Steeped in folklore and as misrepresented as they are misunderstood, The Appalachian Mountains have always been a hotbed for some of America’s best-kept mysteries. Reports of strange creatures, ghostly activity, and secretive cults have fought their way out of the mountains for hundreds of years, but there’s one incredible story that has, surprisingly, been largely forgotten. It’s a […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his latest project: an original documentary web series titled Engaging the Strange.

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Ghost Theory: Virtual Reality Ghost Hunting Gives you a Front Row Seat the World’s Scariest Hauntings http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/29/ghost-theory-virtual-reality-ghost-hunting-gives-you-a-front-row-seat-the-worlds-scariest-hauntings/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/29/ghost-theory-virtual-reality-ghost-hunting-gives-you-a-front-row-seat-the-worlds-scariest-hauntings/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:11:09 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15265 If you’ve ever wanted to tip-toe through some of the world’s most famous haunted houses, flickering flashlight in hand, in search of the scariest ghosts from history, I’ve got news for you: thanks to the power of virtual reality, you’ll soon be able to do just that without ever leaving your couch. Ghost Theory is a […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his latest project: an original documentary web series titled Engaging the Strange.

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Witness Report: “I Let the Black Eyed Children Into My Home, and Now I’m Slowly Dying” http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/28/witness-report-i-let-the-black-eyed-children-into-my-home-and-now-im-slowly-dying/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/28/witness-report-i-let-the-black-eyed-children-into-my-home-and-now-im-slowly-dying/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:55:44 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15273 In the last few years, the frightening phenomenon of the Black -Eyed Children visitations has swept the internet. Whether or not the the stories of midnight encounters with with the mysterious Black-Eyed Kids have any truth to them has been a hotly-debated topic, but that hasn’t stopped tales of the BEKs from popping up on message boards, […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his latest project: an original documentary web series titled Engaging the Strange.

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The Successful Séance: Houdini May Have Spoken From Beyond the Grave, But No One Bothered to Listen http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/27/successful-seance-houdini-spoke-from-beyond-the-grave/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/27/successful-seance-houdini-spoke-from-beyond-the-grave/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:51:05 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15236 The Houdini Séances are an American tradition dating back to 1926. Every Halloween, the anniversary of the magician’s death, groups around the country gather together by candlelight in an attempt to summon the Great Escapist from beyond the grave. Each and every time, Houdini fails to show his ghostly face, the candles are blown out, […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his latest project: an original documentary web series titled Engaging the Strange.

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Message from the Dead: Man Shares Recording of Creepy Voicemail Traced to Hawaiian Funeral Home http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/26/message-from-the-dead-man-shares-recording-of-creepy-voicemail-traced-to-hawaiian-funeral-home/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/26/message-from-the-dead-man-shares-recording-of-creepy-voicemail-traced-to-hawaiian-funeral-home/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:33:44 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15152 It’s safe to say that getting a phone call at five o’clock in the morning is never a good thing. Now imagine that call is coming from a funeral home… and you can’t understand the ghostly words being shared. That’s what happened to one man who reviewed his voicemail messages after an early morning ring from a mystery […]

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Dana Matthews

Co-founder, Editor, Writer, at Week in Weird & Planet Weird

Week in Weird co-founder, managing editor, and paranormal TV junkie, Dana has been actively investigating the strange and the anomalous for well over 15 years. Her writing has been featured in local and national news outlets, as well as Roadtrippers, Nerdist, io9, Jezebel, Mary Sue, Dread Central, Kotaku, and other awesome publications both in print and online. When she’s not telling ghost stories or penning articles about real haunted places, she acts as a producer, writer, host, and assistant editor for Engaging the Strange.

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The Restless Spirits of Bobby Mackey’s: Investigating Kentucky’s Legendary “Portal to Hell” http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/25/investigating-bobby-mackeys-investigating-kentuckys-legendary-portal-to-hell/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/25/investigating-bobby-mackeys-investigating-kentuckys-legendary-portal-to-hell/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:49:32 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15032 Ask anyone with even a passing interest the paranormal about Kentucky’s most haunted locations, and there’s a good chance they’ll list Bobby Mackey’s pretty close to the top. Over the years, the Wilder, Kentucky honkey-tonk has been a place to catch some authentic country music, do a little line-dancing, and very likely get the living hell […]

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Dana Matthews

Co-founder, Editor, Writer, at Week in Weird & Planet Weird

Week in Weird co-founder, managing editor, and paranormal TV junkie, Dana has been actively investigating the strange and the anomalous for well over 15 years. Her writing has been featured in local and national news outlets, as well as Roadtrippers, Nerdist, io9, Jezebel, Mary Sue, Dread Central, Kotaku, and other awesome publications both in print and online. When she’s not telling ghost stories or penning articles about real haunted places, she acts as a producer, writer, host, and assistant editor for Engaging the Strange.

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Conjuring the Truth: Enfield Poltergeist Investigator Says Ed and Lorraine Warren Never Investigated Case http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/07/conjuring-truth-original-enfield-poltergeist-investigator-says-ed-and-lorraine-warren-never-investigated-the-case/ http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/07/conjuring-truth-original-enfield-poltergeist-investigator-says-ed-and-lorraine-warren-never-investigated-the-case/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 06:02:16 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15120 Hot on the heels of the debut trailer for The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist comes a new revelation from Guy Lyon Playfair, one of the original investigators of the famous British ghost appearance, who says that controversial paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren were never involved in the case. Billing itself as being ripped from the “true […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his latest project: an original documentary web series titled Engaging the Strange.

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Meet The Idol of Nightmares, a Cursed Voodoo Statue That Causes Terrible Dreams for Those Who Dare Touch It http://weekinweird.com/2015/12/30/the-idol-nightmares-cursed-voodoo-statue-that-causes-terrible-dreams/ http://weekinweird.com/2015/12/30/the-idol-nightmares-cursed-voodoo-statue-that-causes-terrible-dreams/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:51:59 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15027 When you curate a museum that’s filled with some of the scariest artifacts from terrifying paranormal cases, you learn to expect that strange things are going to happen to you. There’s really no way around it. Phantom voices in an empty room, the occasional human-shaped shadow zipping through your hallway, and the run-of-the-mill bumps in the […]

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Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird

Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his latest project: an original documentary web series titled Engaging the Strange.

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Hitler Really Was An Oddball: Rediscovered Documents Show Adolf Had a Single Testicle http://weekinweird.com/2015/12/20/hitler-was-an-odball/ http://weekinweird.com/2015/12/20/hitler-was-an-odball/#comments Sun, 20 Dec 2015 19:10:31 +0000 http://weekinweird.com/?p=15017 Mainstream media’s in a furor over der Führer again, and just in time for Christmas! Dr. Peter Fleischmann’s verified a long-standing urban legend based on the formerly missing prison records from Adolf Hitler’s stint at Landsberg prison. It all began with the British military song, “Hitler has only got one ball”. Hitler has only got […]

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Chris Savia

News Editor at The Anomalist

Contributor at Week In Weird, in addition to being a member of The Anomalist's crack team of news editors and their social media maven. Chris lives near the Pine Barrens with his wife, six cats, and the Jersey Devil.

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