The Dancing Plague of 1518

Dancing Plague of 1518

The dancing plague of 1518 occurred in  Strasbourg, Alsace which today is in the Eastern part of France. Roughly 400 people took to dancing for days without interruption or rest and this resulted in some of them dying from exhaustion and heart attacks.

The “mania” as it is sometimes referred to started with one person thought to be an adult lady who danced in the street for hours or possibly days on end. Others began to join her until there were some 400 people dancing. Some to their death.

Physicians of the day could not explain what was causing the group to dance. Instead of stopping people from dancing they formulated the idea that people to dance the illness out of them and actually promoted the idea of continuing to dance until they were cured.

Modern theories believe that it could have been caused by an LSD related fungus that grows on rye. The fungus ergot when consumed in the bread made from the contaminated rye could cause delusional behavior.

Other believe that it was a mass psychosis brought on from stress related to superstitions. People when living in a close society or group may start to exhibit the same ticks or actions brought on from stress or from superstitious notions.

Large Beast Terrorizing Argentinian Neighborhood

A mysterious beast that resembles a dog has been reported terrorizing an Argentinian Neighborhood.  A resident has claimed that the beast is responsible for attacking and killing two dogs. A pit bull and german shepherd who are no slouches themselves in the dog world.

There are reports that the beast is a tall as 7 feet with some saying it resembles a horse. Some locals believe that it could be a chupacabra, a legendary creature known for drinking the blood of livestock and other animals. So far only one photo has surfaced.


1967 Falcon Lake Incident Coin by Canadian Mint

One of the most famous Canadian UFO Sightings is being commemorated in a new $20 Canadian coin.  The Canadian Mint is issuing a coin to honor the 1967 Falcon Lake Incident.  Of course the coin will have Queen Elizabeth II one one side and Stefan Michalak on the other.

In May of 1967 Stefan Michalak  was prospecting near Falcon Lake woods in Manitoba when he encountered two cigar-shaped objects with a reddish glow. One of the objects hovered and even opened up a hatch to reveal a bright light. Michalak stated that he heard voices and called out in a number of languages to no avail. As the object tried to leave he reached out to touch it but was burned in the process and became ill. The most notable part of the story is the burn marks that he received on his body as result of the incident. An investigation into the incident by a number of Canadian government officials and The US Air Force leave the case as unexplained.


Pilots Spot UFOs Flying over Arizona

Two air pilots have reported seeing UFO’s while flying over Arizona. While flying at 30,000 feet in the air two airline pilots have stated they spotted an object flying over their planes.

Radio logs indicate that two separate pilots of a Phoenix Air and American Airlines flight saw an object flying over their planes. The incident occurred on Feb. 24.

“Was anybody above us that passed us like 30 seconds ago?” a Phoenix Air Group pilot  asked an air traffic controller at about 3:30 p.m. on February 24.

The second plane reported.”Yeah, something just passed over us,” the pilot reported. “I don’t know what it was, but it was at least two-three thousand feet above us. Yeah, it passed right over the top of us.”

The FAA reported that there was nothing in the sky that they could comment on. They stated  the following: “We have a close working relationship with a number of other agencies and safely handle military aircraft and civilian aircraft of all types in that area every day, including high-altitude weather balloons,” an FAA representative told the New Times. Still they did not mention what the object was.

The conversation between the airport traffic controllers and pilots can be heard in this you tube clip.

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Photo by Luke M Photography

UFO Sighting Over North Carolina

The Charlotte Observer has reported that what is being called a UFO Mothership has been filmed over North Carolina. The UFO was sighted near Columbus, a Polk County town 85 miles west of Charlotte.

The object is described as being v-shaped with six lights. The video is shot in what appears to be black and white and is just over 5 minutes long.

North Carolina ranks up in the top ten states in America for UFO sightings.  There have bee 20 sightings reported in North Carolina so far in 2018.