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  1. maximus otter

    Woman Has Meltdown Over ‘Not Real’ Passenger On Flight

    A woman aboard an American Airlines flight caused quite the scene when she was caught on camera freaking out and heading for the exit over an apparent passenger she said was “not real.” The bizarre, expletive-laden meltdown that went viral Monday reportedly occurred as the flight was preparing...
  2. Yithian

    Rash Of Mile-High Urine Attacks

    On New York-Delhi flight again, man urinates on co-flyer INDIA (Apr 25, 2023, 02:58 IST) NEW DELHI: A person flying on Sunday night allegedly urinated on a co-passenger and was handed over to the cops on landing in the capital on Sunday night. In this case too, the accused was inebriated when...
  3. KOFY_Fitz

    RAF Station Ghosts

    Hi all, I'm looking for ghost and paranormal stories at RAF stations (including a few no longer in service), in particular those that I have personally visited. If anyone has had any experiences at the locations below, or are aware of any activity at the locations, I'd be really appreciative if...
  4. MrRING

    War Wagons Of The Old West

    I've seen a plot point in many an old flick or tv show, positing the creation of an armored wagon of some kind, from just armored to full on tanks. This image from 1967's The War Wagon gives you a good idea of what I'm taking about - steel covered wagons with slots for machine guns from the...
  5. Tunn11

    Viking Longships

    Couldn't find this on a search and I don't know whether it has been brought up before but what were the Viking longship "figureheads" designed to look like? ignoring mast/sails there is a long neck, small head and a lower tail. Rather than dragons could they have been based on a typical "long...
  6. Mikefule

    Ill-Fated Vehicles, Craft & Vessels

    I had never even heard of the Tenerife Airport Disaster (1972) but You Tube suggested video to me. I didn't watch the video but, out of curiosity, looked it up in Wikipedia. Bizarrely, If you type just "Tene" in the search box, the suggested results are, in this order, Tene, Tennessee...
  7. MrRING

    Big Red: Lost Gas Turbine Semi Found

  8. Yithian

    Did The Aurora Borealis Contribute To The Sinking Of The Titanic?

    Aurora Borealis May Have Contributed to Sinking of Titanic, Suggests Meteorological Researcher Erika P.Sep 17, 2020 07:40 AM EDT On that fateful night of April 15, 1912, the seemingly unsinkable RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sunk for hours, killing over a thousand passengers. More than a...
  9. James_H

    Autonomous / Self-Driving Cars & Other Ground Vehicles

    Here's my little prediction about cars: in the future, after self-driving cars become established, human driving by non-specialists will be seen as a completely crazy aberration, like when the Victorians could buy arsenic over the counter. They let people do what?!
  10. rynner2

    Lost: Malaysia Airlines—Flight MH-370

    This doesn't look good... Search on after Malaysia Airlines flight vanishes A search is under way in waters between Malaysia and Vietnam after a Malaysia Airlines plane vanished on a flight to Beijing, with 239 people on board. Malaysia Airlines said in a statement that flight MH370 had...
  11. A

    Hastening The End Of Rail Steam Traction?

    A conspiracy-theory scenario occasionally floated, concerning a hobby-type passion of mine; would be interested in any thoughts / comments. Many people (myself included) are captivated, on a basically “aesthetic” level, by the steam railway locomotive and the sight / sound / smell of it in...
  12. Quake42

    Oddness On The London Underground

    I noticed there didn't seem to be a thread on this, so I decided to start one! A general home for any unusual or weird Tube-related stories. I'll kick off. This morning on the District Line I saw a man in a suit and bowler hat. Not too unusual although bowler hats are seen relatively rarely...
  13. lopaka

    Aircraft Stowaways

    We definitely have a contender here for 'most disgusting (not to mention horrific) strange fall of the year'. Makes the lavatory-waste-from-an-airplane stories absolutely charming by comparison. :cross eye http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtm ... ID=8723742
  14. staticgirl

    Spooks On The Tube: Ghosts Of London Underground

    Channel 5 is making a documentary about ghosts on the tube (www.underlondonunderground.co.uk) and are trying to find people who've had weird experiences there. A few years ago, my ex boyfriend nearly fainted in Kings Cross. He said he could hear people screaming and a strange noise. It turns...
  15. M

    Where The Hell Are The Flying Cars? It's The 21st Century!

    Flying cars got a passing mention in the Blade Runner thread: http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=157&highlight=Skycar from where I plundered anome's posting for the title of the thread ;) but I thought it deserved a thread of its own as we launch ourselves into...
  16. MrRING

    Shipwrecks & Sunken Treasure

    from Yahoo: Shipwreck Discovery May Yield Rich Cargo By MITCH STACY, Associated Press Writer TAMPA, Fla. - Explorers believe they have found the sunken remains of an 1860s steamer that could yield the richest cargo ever recovered from a shipwreck: thousands of gold coins worth as much as $180...
  17. Timble2

    Need To Flee The Planet?

    Worried by SARS, George W, global warming, or just fed up? This could be your answer. At last someone's building a spacecraft that looks like it might come from a Gerry Anderson series. I want one. Full story at: http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993645
  18. A

    Auto / Automotive / Car Forteana

    A collection of car-related tales for y'all: James Dean's cursed Porsche Link is obsolete. The current link to this Snopes fact-check article is: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/spyder-web/ Archduke Ferdinand's cursed limo The car which smelled of death Link is dead, no archived version...
  19. James_H

    Ghost Ships: Spectral Ships & Vessels

    Hello - I would like to get some answers out of you lot about things that i can't really remember Who was the English King/Prince who saw it? Any other accounts? Any Other ghost ship stories are there any around the british coast? Can i lump the marie celeste in, as well? thankees
  20. A

    The Famous Phantom Double-Decker Bus

    The big red fun bus! I just stumbled across this rather interesting story and thought id share it. I never knew the london buses were old enough to be around in the 1930's. does anyone know any similar storys? and here's a quick pic of a london bus for those that dont know what they...
  21. M

    Railway Ghosts

    There was the ghost of Joe Baldwin, that haunted the tracks near Maco, North Carolina. Joe was a conducter, and was in the rear of the train when he realized the caboose had become uncoupled and was rolling downhill. He frantically waved his latern at the oncoming train, but to no avail. He...
  22. J

    Supersonic & Hypersonic Aviation

    Apparently Australian scientists are working on a plane that can fly at 8 times the speed of sound. Here's the link
  23. A

    Airships / Blimps / Dirigibles (Lighter-Than-Air Craft)

    Firefighting Airships The New Scientist reports that an American company is developing an airship designed to fight forest fires: 'Drop-planes and helicopters with their small water bombs can only cover small areas at each pass because their water supply is limited. They also have to fly...
  24. S

    Jet Engine & Propeller Horrors!

    First off, the following is a link to what appears to be a member of a USS carrier being sucked into a planes jet engine. (Link - caution, don't watch if you're squeemish, but bear in mind he's not badly hurt) Link is dead. No archived version found. Now in a really handy coincidence, it was...
  25. A

    The Bermuda Triangle

    Anyone know of any recent cases of missing planes and ships, and/or abandoned ships in the area known as the Bermuda Triangle?