Oarfish are known in the Japanese folklore as the Messenger from the Sea God’s Palace. It’s appearance is said to portent earthquakes.
From December 2009 to March 2010, unusual numbers of oarfish Regalecus russelii appeared in the waters and on the beaches of Japan.
Well it is known that movements of tectonic plates generate electromagnetic currents which could probably drive oarfish and other deep sea swellers, such as dealfish, ribbonfish, and unicorn creshfish, into the shallows.
Meanwhile, no strong earthquakes have been measured in the Philippines… But the oarfish legend is firmly anchored in the minds of many.
But, a few days ago, scientists were left completely baffled when a pond of water near Palmer Station has turned bright purple overnight…
And they even asked Twitter for an explanation… Do you know why?
Scott Hotaling, PhD student, came across the mysterious purple pond while working on Humble Island off the coast of Antarctica and known as an important birding habitat for penguins.
The small lake is located near Palmer Station, is very close to the ocean and appears shallow.
Could the purple color be linked to the nearby penguin colonies? Maybe.
I would bet on a bloom of purple bacteria, like other scientists on Twitter:
There are indeed many extreme microbes and bacteria that are commonly found in Antarctica and love to color water or ice in different colors. By the way, have you ever heard of the Blood Falls in Antarctica?
Everyday, more birds fall from the sky… dead. After hundreds of vultures in Africa and thousands of avians in Missouri, more than 150 seagulls have been found dead on a beach in New Zealand on March 6, 2020.
The seagull in the video in this story died about 10 minutes after she finished filming.
The gulls appear to mainly be not protected, native black backed gulls.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is not yet sure what has happened and is investigating the mysterious event. Meanwhile, they ask people to keep their distance from the gulls, and keep any dogs on leashes.
Bethel, Ohio, resident Tim Walker posted a video to Facebook at around 7 pm last January 12th that shows a series of strange lights flashing in the sky.
The lights, recorded by Walker’s Ring doorbell camera, flash several times, increasing in intensity. They appear white at first, before becoming a pinkish purple hue.
“Anybody else see this tonight,” asked Walker in the video’s caption. “The sky was flashing pink and purple—super bright. Thought it might be lightning, but it’s fairly cold (40 degrees), and there was no thunder.”
Weather data shows that the sky was cloudy when the flashes occurred, and although humidity was at 79%, no precipitation was recorded.
Walker wasn’t the only local to experience the eerie light show.
"So many people are posting about it in Bethel and Amelia. I wonder what it was," April Pierce commented on the video. "Some people said their power even flickered on and off."
According to Kat Carmosino, who said she saw the lights between Amelia and New Richmond, "when the power went out there was the light show, the floor was vibrating and there was a humming noise. It was really odd."
Walker confirmed in a comment to someone else that he thought the lights he witnessed were in the direction of New Richmond.
He further speculated that perhaps an electrical transformer or substation had blown up in that area, although no such event has been confirmed. Others added that they thought the lights were caused by everything from fireworks to the “Annunaki”—a pantheon of Mesopotamian gods who some in the UFO community believe to be advanced extraterrestrials who have been in contact with humanity for eons and live on a planet hidden in our solar system, named Nibiru.
Williamsburg resident Bob Wolfe was driving with his son when they saw the lights.
"We were on our way home and had just turned south on Dela Palma Road off of Ohio 32 in the Williamsburg area," he said. "What we saw was like a big ball of fire behind some cloud cover. It didn't light up the horizon from our vantage point but my 11-year-old son and I both commented on how bright and unusual it was. It did linger longer than a normal bolt of lightning would, however it had no real motion to it other than the momentary flash."
Walker was contacted by Mark Price of McClatchy News on January 20th, who asked if he’d “gotten a good explanation yet to explain the flashing lights.”
Walker replied that he had not.
"It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen," Walker said. "I’m glad the video caught it and got such good video out of it. It really matches what we saw. It was very crazy how it started very light flashes and then built up until it was filling the entire sky."
Price seemed equally impressed by Walker’s video.
"I've done a lot of reporting on UFOs and other strange phenomenon, and this is really the strangest light show I've ever seen caught on video," he said.
Video Above: A similar flash of light was filmed over Dallas, Texas, last June, although that light was a brilliant blue.
Neither that light nor those recorded by Walker were reportedly accompanied by any loud booms, but they are still reminiscent of the flashes that are sometimes seen alongside the frequently reported mystery booms.
Reports of mysterious booms—sometimes accompanied by flashes of light and/or minor tremors—have been on the rise worldwide since 2017, continuing throughout 2018 and even into 2019. The booms have been reported across the United States in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, North and South Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin; as well as in the countries of Russia, Denmark, England, and Australia.
Meteors and other natural events—such as frost quakes—remain popular explanations for the booms, and bolide meteors were blamed for mystery booms in California, Michigan, and Washington in 2018. However, no blanket explanation covers every occurrence of a mystery boom and many cases go unexplained entirely.
There is something very unusual going on in the air, in our atmosphere. Some of the latest events happened in Spain, in the U.S. and in the U.K..
Now, you can add to those mysterious bird mass die-offs, those of:
More than 1,000 dead birds – red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, grackles and European starlings – were found in the fields along Wakefield Road on the west side of Sikeston, Missouri on March 1, 2020.
There were also many birds showing signs of physical injury in areas near the road.
Officials believe they were killed by extreme weather sweeping across the region as reports of dead birds began on Sunday, around the time a thunderstorm moved through the area accompanied with high winds, lightning and some hail.
Specimens were collected and will be examined in the next few days to determine the cause of this massive die-off. – KFVS12
Hundreds of vultures have been found dead in Guinea-Bissau over the past 10 days.
As of 28 February, the known death toll was placed at 648 – and this figure continues to rise in what represents a massive blow to the country’s vulture populations.
Last week, an incident was reported in the eastern province of Bafatá, which was initially thought to have caused around 200 vulture deaths. However, the death toll subsequently increased substantially. And poisoning doesn’t seem to be the cause that has since become more confusing.
Indeed, dead birds were found across several areas within Bafatá province. However poisoning incidents are typically more concentrated.
The precise cause of death remains to be established. – Bird Guides
Around 50 white-throated laughingthrush birds mysteriously fell down from trees in a forest in Uttarakhand, India.
The forest ranger in charge said: “There are two possibilities behind the death of the birds in such large numbers. Either the group ate pesticide smeared food thrown away by people in the forest or they died of some infectious disease.“
“This is the first incident of mass death of birds in the district. It may even be the first of its kind in Uttarakhand as I have never heard of mass death of birds during my 20-year stay in the Himalayan foothills.“
Bizarre footage of two mysterious large ring-shaped clouds appearing in the sky above a Russian city has baffled the internet.
Video has emerged showing the two disc-like clouds floating before a third suddenly becomes visible. Towards the end of the footage, a plane is seen heading towards the sky rings and pierces the first circle. Local media said a fourth ring appeared shortly afterwards.
The incident was filmed in the city of Irkutsk in the southern Russian region of Irkutsk Oblast by numerous local residents, and the images were later widely shared on social media.
The unusual phenomenon has raised discussions among web users over possible UFO sightings and even coronavirus scare.
Some suggested the circles could have been produced by a quadcopter or type of drone while others speculated that they could have been the result of secret test flights.
"I bet someone was having a cigarette and they blew huge smoke rings," one joked.
Another added: "Someone spreading coronavirus?"
Director of the Astronomical Observatory of the Irkutsk State University, Sergei Yazev, 61, said the circles in the sky were probably the inversion traces of a plane or aircraft. He added that the observatory had been contacted by local media enquiring whether the sky rings could be the result of a UFO.
Last week, a bizarre cube-shaped object was seen soaring across the sky over Colombia.
A Viva Air pilot captured the mysterious UFO as it glided down through the clouds in a controlled manner, at an angle.
Earlier this week, a glittering snake-like UFO, illuminated in red and gold, stalked the skies above São Paulo, Brazil, a city of 12million people.
What is this strange glowing orb crossing the train tracks? The glowing blue orb appears on a rainy day near railway tracks.
Then the ball lightning follows the tracks before crossing them after a little while.
On the other side of the tracks, the glowing blue ball continues towards the forest, before exploding.
What’s behind this weird phenomenon?