A bizarre Bigfoot encounter in New York, treasure hunts gone tragically awry in two parts of the world, and the possible end to the decade-long case of the Windsor Hum were among the strange and unusual stories to cross our desk this past week.
Bigfoot once again left an oversized footprint on the headlines this past week in the form of two stories concerning the legendary cryptid. By far the more bizarre of the two centered around a report out of New York's Hudson Valley in which a woman claimed to have had an encounter with what appeared to be an aggressive Sasquatch that charged at her, ascended to the top of a nearby tree, and began raining leaves and branches down upon her head. On a less terrifying note, a new study was released wherein a database of Bigfoot sightings was compared to state populations in order to determine where in America one might be most likely to see Sasquatch.
Tantalizing treasures were something of a hot topic of conversation in the weird news world this past week by way of a trio of stories concerning hidden riches. First, eccentric art dealer Forrest Fenn provided some semblance of a solution to his controversial and now-finished treasure hunt when he revealed that the fortune had been stashed in the state of Wyoming. Meanwhile, in a very weird turn of events, two separate digs aimed at locating legendary loot turned fatal in incidents occurring just days apart in different parts of the world. A treasure hunter in Mexico met his demise when a pit he was digging while searching for treasure buried him alive and three men in Greece perished from carbon monoxide poisoning while they were looking for lost WWII relics.
In what appears to be a rare resolution to a longstanding story of strangeness, a maddening hum that tormented residents of a city in Canada appears to have finally come to an end. The infamous Windsor Hum has been the subject of all manner of media attention over the last ten years since the persistent sound began being reported by bewildered witnesses. Although the mystery was seemingly solved a few years back when it was determined that the hum came from a steel plant located on a Michigan island just over the border, the sound persisted because no one in Canada could put a stop to it. Fortunately, the near shuttering of the facility this past April led to the noise virtually disappearing at long last and apparently confirming the theory as to its origin.
For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.