The first crop circle of 2023, a possible ghost filmed at an Argentine butcher shop, and a reservoir drained of its water in order to recover a lost cell phone were among the weird and wondrous stories to cross our desk this week.
The 2023 crop circle season officially got underway this past week when the first formation of the year was found in England. Discovered in the village Broad Hinton, the peculiar design features six blade-like shapes extending out from its center in a manner which some have suggested could be a 'solar symbol,' while others likened it to a fan or motor. Just a few days later, the phenomenon made a relatively rare appearance outside of the United Kingdom when a bicyclist in Italy stumbled upon a formation that had mysteriously appeared in a wheat field. This particular design measured a staggering 200 feet in diameter and consisted of a small circle next to a crescent shape enveloping a 'dot' of crops.
A pair of particularly puzzling potential ghost videos popped up in the news this past week, beginning with a piece of security footage which showed a mysterious figure exiting the back room of a butcher shop in Argentina moments before a knife inexplicably flew off of a table. When workers later looked at the video, they were astounded to see the stranger, who they had previously not noticed, and even more amazed when they noticed that the lower half of his body was seemingly transparent. Later in the week, a camera overlooking an intersection in Costa Rica captured a similarly odd shadow figure that appeared to be dashing across the road.
This past week featured two stories out of India wherein individuals wound up becoming the scourge of social media in the country due to their rather bizarre and misguided decisions. First, a government official was suspended from his job after it was discovered that he had drained a reservoir of what is believed to be a whopping 440,000 gallons of water in a wasteful bid to recover his lost cell phone. Joining him in achieving fifteen minutes of infamy during the week was a man who allegedly painted a cobra snake white and then claimed to the media that he had rescued the rare 'albino' creature. The cruel scheme quickly fell apart, however, when a wildlife expert saw the coverage on TV, declared it a hoax, and called upon police to arrest the man.
For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.