Unnatural phenomena

phobos 2

In January 1988, the then Soviet Union launched two probes to investigate Mars’ largest satellite, Phobos. Only one of the probes made it to Mars, and just days before it was slated to land, it sent a few mysterious photos to mission control before going offline forever.

Some of Our Research:
The official Phobos 2 site
Mission details
Some great television spots

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Unnatural phenomena

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Atacama skeleton

In 2003, a skeleton was found in an abandoned town in the Chilean desert of the Atacama. While this finding is not odd, the fact that the skeleton was just 6 inches (15 cm) long was. After DNA testing revealed the skeleton only shared 91% of it’s DNA with humans, theories began to run wild as to what this skeleton belongs to.

Some of Our Research:
The Ripley connection
According to Snopes
More of the story

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Unnatural phenomena

Valley of the Headless Men
nahanni valley

A creepy place littered with corpses! A mysterious valley where people wind up missing their heads! And more!
The Short Version
The Long and Fantastic Version

Japanese Suicide Forest
suicide forest

Legend has it that people who hope to end their lives are drawn to the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt Fuji in Japan. The number of people who have died in the forest is so high that the Government organizing search parties annually, sometimes finding more than 100 bodies.
The Vice article
More images (careful, these could be disturbing)

Canneto di Caronia
Canneto fires

A small Italian village began experiencing spontaneous combustion in January 2004. Appliances, furniture, cars, and even water pipes are randomly catching on fire for no discernible reason.
The story
The Volcanoes