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7 Signs Your House Could Be Haunted

Posted: September 16, 2020 in Oddball stuff

blog_post_hauntingMysterious sights and sounds

Clearly we have a fascination with haunted houses in this country, but professional ghost hunter Greg Newkirk doesn’t think most of them are so scary. Instead, he says, "I think they’re trying to send us a message." Newkirk, who has appeared as an expert on TV shows such as TLC’s Kindred Spirits, Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, and Destination America’s Paranormal Lockdown, has practically seen it all, and only very rarely finds himself truly spooked. He says most hauntings aren’t evil, only misunderstood. "I think a lot of the classic signs that people run into are mysterious noises that seem to come from places they can’t locate, a lot of bumping and scratching on walls, seeing full-bodied apparitions, and things moving from place to place when you’ve not touched them." Of course, anyone who has seen a horror movie or a ghost show probably already knows this. What you might not know, however, is that what you call "a haunting" may not be the real deal. Newkirk has been called to houses where the causes of these phenomena have actually been carbon monoxide poisoning which caused people to hallucinate. Mold too, can cause the same reaction. For houses with legitimate ghosts, there are more telling signs that your house is haunted.


Fart, toot, flatulence, or a bit of wind. No matter what you call it, it’s embarrassing when foul-smelling gas slips out in public. Some people wonder why this happens. So, what are 20 things that cause you to fart?


When a large amount of gas is in our stomach or intestines, you get bloated and gassy. This excess makes you fart, which is just your body getting rid of the gas. Farts can stink to high heaven. This odor is because the gas escaping from your anus contains sulfur, which can have a rotten egg smell to it.


Odd news reported

Posted: January 5, 2017 in Oddball stuff

Autopsy set for mummified body found in Detroit garage

oddnewsA mummified body found face down in the back seat of a car in a Detroit garage will be examined by a specialist to determine age, gender and cause of death. An autopsy by a University of Michigan anthropologist is set for Tuesday. The body was discovered by a man interested in buying the property. He spotted it in a car. Authorities describe the remains as a skeleton dressed in pants, shirt and a sweater. Police say tenants who lived at the home told officers they never entered the garage because the property owner told them they couldn’t use it.

Woman gives birth during auto shop oil change

Some auto shops offer 10-minute oil change service. That still would have been about seven minutes too long for a Pennsylvania woman who gave birth while the oil in her husband’s pickup was being changed at an auto dealership.

Akron home sells for $1 under Ohio’s new public auction law

A vacant 92-year-old bungalow in Akron sold at a sheriff’s sale last month for just $1, a price made possible by a revision of Ohio law governing public auctions last year. The home is the first to sell so cheaply in Summit County since the passing of House Bill 390 last summer. Under the new law, vacant homes can now be sold for less than two-thirds of their appraised value at public auctions across Ohio. The "fast-track foreclosure bill" also decreases the time abandoned properties are wrapped up in foreclosure suits to as little as six months, before they can attract a criminal element or deteriorate further.

Records show that no one challenged Citizens Bank’s winning $1 bid.

Had to share this

Posted: September 13, 2016 in Oddball stuff


On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me," said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence.

Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, "One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me …."

He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along.

"Come here quick," said the boy, "you won’t believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls!"

The man said, "Beat it kid, can’t you see it’s hard for me to walk." When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery.

Standing by the fence they heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me."

The old man whispered, "Boy, you’ve been tellin’ me the truth. Let’s see if we can see the Lord…?" Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.

At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. That’s all. Now let’s go get those nuts by the fence and we’ll be done…."

They say the old man had the lead for a good half-mile before the kid on the bike passed him.


Get a grip on reality here people, when out in the woods depending on the person they are either in nature lover bliss, creeped out factor mode, or hunters paradise. The eyes see what you want them to see and creepy woods can play tricks with the vision, and I think the people are seeing bears or maybe even shadows in the branches of trees. Lets play a what if game for a moment and say there is such a creature ok? first… what if it’s a rip in dimensions and people are seeing just a glimpse of the other side does this sound possible to you? second…what if it is people with a genetic flaw that allows hair to grow all over their body and they hide from the world to avoid people’s stupidity? (there was a bearded lady in the circus…that was a genetic flaw) Even my own parents say they saw a tall hairy man wearing overall’s up at the property in the deep woods of Louisiana, my Dad said he was working on his water well pump and was knelling down fixing it when someone came up behind him and just stood there, he looked over his shoulder and saw bare ginger colored hairy feet, he turned back to support his self to get up to greet the man but when he got up and turned there was no one there, but this very hairy man was really tall and wearing overall’s so that tells me it was a human being. Genetic flaw sounds much more believable then some ape like creature roaming around with no proof to even support the theory. Hiding from society rather than shaving entire body hair makes more sense than any thing else. This is open to discussion and debate so feel free   

A wild theory

Posted: June 22, 2014 in Oddball stuff, Opinions


Good morning WordPress bloggers, today I want to talk about salt, it’s killing us by the millions and yet we can’t give it up or even reduce it in our diets, why? we love the way it makes our food taste right? let me start at the very beginning of a theory I heard once then you decide how off the wall it is or not ok? I was in a restaurant one day a long time ago salting my fries the waitress had just set in front of me when a man walked up out of the blue and said your going to die if you keep eating the forbidden fruit. Ok did you catch that? he said forbidden fruit I had not ever heard salt called that but it did get my attention and kick my brain into high gear. Did you know that if you took two lab rats and fed one no salt and fed the other rat salt in it’s food then checked the red blood cells you would find that the rat fed no salt in it’s food had bigger red blood cells, bigger red blood cells makes it more difficult for oxygen rich blood to circulate through the body but most importantly of all the brain  making that rat less intelligent, dwell on this true fact long and hard and I will continue with where I am going with this. Let me side track your thoughts over to the book of Genesis in the Garden of Eden, before the forbidden fruit was eaten God walk and talked to Adam teaching him all he needed to know because Adam and Eve was as children they had to be taught how to tend the garden, how to gather food, how to survive, and how to reproduce because they just simply didn’t know these things when they was created that is all fact because it is all written down. We are made in God’s imagine and are free will beings right? being a fair and just God he did not remove things from that garden that was bad, the choice had to be there, so God told them and taught them that of the whole garden they may freely eat everything except the tree of good and evil. Was it really a tree? nope the tree is a just a simple way of explanation example not an actual tree and the apple is not an apple either, this had to be explained in terms that the people of the time could understand the forbidden fruit is salt, maybe in the form of a pillar that maybe looked like a sort of tree or maybe just some peeks sticking out of the ground but I am sure it must have been salt why? God said in the day that you eat from the tree of good and evil you shall surely die (act of disobedience) and their eyes was opened and they knew they was naked and hid from God. This we all know right?

Lets go back to the two rats in a lab one was fed no salt in it’s diet while the other rat got salt in it’s diet, the rat with no salt had bigger red blood cells making it hard to get good blood flow to the brain making that rat less intelligent, here comes the theory:  Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit and their eye’s was opened, (the rat with salt in it’s diet was smarter and it’s red blood cells was smaller and could flow to the brain easily) you eat the salt and all of a sudden oxygen rich blood rushes to the brain and the brain is now energized and more parts of the brain are awake, instant intelligent.  Did the serpent not tempt Eve saying that if they ate of it they would be like God? they had knowledge they did not have before including that they had disobeyed God by eating it. Scientific way of explanation, salt jumped started our brains.

This is all just theory but in talking with that man in that restaurant he ask me why on earth would I want to eat something that was so bad that even germs won’t live on it? I had no answer nor did I ever figure out who that man was or why he even bothered to stop by my table and start a conservation with me, he was not rude or radicle and even did not appear to be a rebel, just a kind old man who wanted to say something. An angel maybe? who knows but it did give me something to think about all these years even if that theory is off the wall it is a known fact that we are killing our self eating to much salt, our bodies do need salt but what veggies have right from the ground is ample amounts we don’t need any more so maybe we should tune our taste buds with other seasonings and herbs. Do I believe this theory? not entirely but it is food for thought, that is just something I will have to ask when I get to heaven, but I really don’t think it will be important when I get there.


Car detour lets toads cross road without croaking! It’s rush hour in Philadelphia for thousands of baby toads as they hop across a busy residential street on a rainy summer night. Why do toadlets cross the road? To get to the woods on the other side, where they will live, eat mosquitoes and grow up to be full-sized American toads (bufo Americanus). After a couple of years, they’ll make the reverse trek as adults, unless they get squashed by a car. That’s where the Toad Detour comes in, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education sets up a roadblock each year in the Roxborough neighborhood, rerouting cars so the amphibians can cross the two-lane street without fear of, um, croaking. I found that article interesting didn’t you? Read full story

Waffle House waitress denied $1,000 tip; customer finds way around company rule  When a Raleigh waitress received a mega tip, she was forced to return the money. However, the customer who left a $1000 tip found a way around the company rule. Watch video

Puppy drives car into pond

Posted: June 3, 2014 in Oddball stuff


12-week-old puppy, Rosie, was so excited Sunday after going for a walk at Bolivar Pond in Canton that she jumped in a running car, hit the gear stick and shifted into drive, before falling onto the gas pedal and sending the car careening into the water.

The 911 call surprised even police, they never heard of a dog driving into a pond.

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