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In 1845, the Royal Navy ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror embarked on an expedition to explore the Canadian arctic. Both ships and all 129 crew members vanished. Search parties and scientific expeditions throughout the last 169 years have turned up evidence of lead-poisoning-fueled madness and cannibalism, including disarticulated skeletal remains unearthed in 1981 with cut marks in the bone. The preserved bodies of crewmen John Torrington, John Hartnell and William Braine were exhumed from the permafrost on Beechey Island in 1984 to determine cause of death. It is believed that lung problems, aggravated by lead poisoning from the cans of food aboard the ships, lead to deadly pneumonia.Both ships and the majority of their crew have never been found. Their fates remain a mystery.
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In 1845, the Royal Navy ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror embarked on an expedition to explore the Canadian arctic. Both ships and all 129 crew members vanished. Search parties and scientific expeditions throughout the last 169 years have turned up evidence of lead-poisoning-fueled madness and cannibalism, including disarticulated skeletal remains unearthed in 1981 with cut marks in the bone. The preserved bodies of crewmen John Torrington, John Hartnell and William Braine were exhumed from the permafrost on Beechey Island in 1984 to determine cause of death. It is believed that lung problems, aggravated by lead poisoning from the cans of food aboard the ships, lead to deadly pneumonia.

Both ships and the majority of their crew have never been found. Their fates remain a mystery.

Daily weird news and oddities at Cult of Weird

A spacecraft is being launched in 2016 to study near-Earth asteroid 1999-RQ36. Does it have anything to do with this bizarre, pyramid-like shape spotted on the asteroid’s surface?
More info and video here: Alien Structure on Asteroid 1999-RQ36

A spacecraft is being launched in 2016 to study near-Earth asteroid 1999-RQ36. Does it have anything to do with this bizarre, pyramid-like shape spotted on the asteroid’s surface?

More info and video here: Alien Structure on Asteroid 1999-RQ36

Sara Suppan
Wunderkammer (Open position), Pen and Ink, 2014.

Sara Suppan

Wunderkammer (Open position), Pen and Ink, 2014.

Australia’s underground opal-mining town Coober Pedy. 1,500 homes connected by a network of tunnels exist beneath the desert to avoid temperatures up to 125 °F above ground.
More photos here: The Town that went Underground

Australia’s underground opal-mining town Coober Pedy. 1,500 homes connected by a network of tunnels exist beneath the desert to avoid temperatures up to 125 °F above ground.

More photos here: The Town that went Underground

Don’t drink the Cult of Weird kool-aid…7 signs you might be in a cult:1. Opposing critical thinking.2. Isolating members and penalizing them for leaving.3. Emphasizing special doctrines outside scripture.4. Seeking inappropriate loyalty to their leaders.5. Dishonoring the family unit.6. Crossing Biblical boundaries of behavior (versus sexual purity and personal ownership).7. Separation from the Church.Article here.

Don’t drink the Cult of Weird kool-aid…7 signs you might be in a cult:

1. Opposing critical thinking.
2. Isolating members and penalizing them for leaving.
3. Emphasizing special doctrines outside scripture.
4. Seeking inappropriate loyalty to their leaders.
5. Dishonoring the family unit.
6. Crossing Biblical boundaries of behavior (versus sexual purity and personal ownership).
7. Separation from the Church.

Article here.

Researchers believe the super-acoustics of Malta’s prehistoric underground necropolis Hal Saflieni Hypogeum may have been used by ancient man to alter consciousness. Article here.
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Researchers believe the super-acoustics of Malta’s prehistoric underground necropolis Hal Saflieni Hypogeum may have been used by ancient man to alter consciousness. Article here.

Weird news and oddities at Cult of Weird