The Tin Foil Hat has a long and storied history of being attached to all kinds of crackpots, conspiracy nuts, and all manner of outsiders who dare to seek the truth. For the normals, foil helmets have become a way to signify the “weirdos” who don’t fit in. Fortunately, we’re proud to be weirdos, and we’re taking the tin foil back.
From now until Sunday, August 21, we’re issuing the Tin Foil Challenge: a call for lovers of the paranormal and the unexplained to pose with their best foil helmets.
We’ll pick three winners who will each get a goodie bag full of awesome stuff like embroidered talismans, glow-in-the-dark UFO buttons, vinyl stickers, and more. The first-place winner will receive a couple extra special things – a glow-in-the-dark Planet Weird t-shirt and an actual piece of the Amityville Horror house pulled from the plank in the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult private collection!
After you’ve posed with your foil helmet, post the image to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #PlanetWeird. Tagging us so we don’t miss the post helps. That’s all there is to it! Celebrate weirdness, flex your creative muscles, and win some cool stuff.
Just a fair warning – tin foil helmets actually increase the signal..
A photo posted by Dana Matthews (@weird_dana) on