In a major first, scientists have detected water vapor and possibly even liquid water clouds that rain in the atmosphere of a strange exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its host star about 110 light-years from Earth. A new study focuses on K2-18 b, an exoplanet discovered in 2015. Previously, scientists have discovered gas giants that have water vapor in their atmospheres, but this is the least massive planet ever to have water vapor detected in its atmosphere.
The following written confession was submitted via email, describing a dream from several years ago about a creature exactly like the scary mystery demon someone else witnessed, in real life, in Episode 152: The Gargoyle. “I’ve been listening for a few months and the creature described in this episode matched the one of something I saw in a dream a few years back, including the ungodly scream. . . “
If you’ve already finished this week’s free episode of The Confessionals and need another paranormal interview fix, check out a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, featuring movie star and businessman Dan Aykroyd! The original Ghostbuster, who has a fascination with cryptoparanormal topics, shared a plethora of his thoughts on aliens, UFOs, and Bigfoot, as well as his own experience sleeping next to a ghost!
It sounds as though the idea was pulled straight from a Hollywood movie script, but Russian billionaire Igor Ashurbeyl is really, in actuality, building a “Noah’s Ark” in space for 15 million Earthlings to escape Earth and begin a brand new civilization on space arks. The cosmic endeavor, although still in its early stages, has already accrued 300,000 sign-ups from hopeful future citizens, and has formed its own flag, national anthem, and parliamentary committee…
A mystery animal is on the run in Santa Fe, Texas, terrorizing people and cats alike. Several witnesses have reported spotting a humanoid creature resembling some type of monkey, possibly a chimpanzee, on the loose and - in at least one case - trying to nab someone’s cat. Is it a rogue chimp escaped from a traveling circus? Did a small Bigfoot take a wrong turn in the woods and end up in Santa Fe? Check out all the available details from the developing story.
Listen now! Sasquatch Chronicles Episode 581 - HorrorHound Weekend Interviews from September 13, 2019: “I was able to do a show with several guests while I was there. I wanted to include everyone who was unable to attend. My mic was damaged in transport so my voice sounds hollow. Several people sat down with me on the final day including Bob Gimlin, Travis Walton, Amy Bue and many more.”
It’s the end of an internet era! After months of making headlines, the creator of Storm Area 51 announced that the epic event is officially dead. As a last swan song to the greatest worst event that will never be, we’re remembering Storm Area 51 with 20 of our favorite Area 51 memes! Take a last look at these meme gems from the good folks of the internet, and bid your dreams of joyriding a stolen alien spacecraft out of Area 51 goodbye.
Coming this October, The Confessionals Podcast is teaming up with the awesome Anointed AK, a men’s grooming products company that handcrafts all of its creations in Alaska. Just in time for Fall and Halloween, Anointed AK and The Confessionals are bringing an all new beard oil collaboration series inspired by some of the world’s most famous cryptid and paranormal encounters!
The viral Storm Area 51-turned-AlienStock event, originally developed by Matty Roberts - first as a joke, and then as a controversial festival venue - has been officially canceled. News of Storm Area 51 has been circulating the internet for months, resulting in many safety concerns, copycat events, and some of the greatest memes in modern history. Check out all the details about the demise of Storm Area 51, and also its new replacement celebration in Las Vegas.
The following written confession, photos, and videos were submitted via email: I am originally from Brazil and my interest in UFO started in 2012 City of Salvador - Bahia, when I saw something really weird in the sky like a shooting star coming from the right to the left and it stopped in the air for around 1-2 minutes, I was so excited that I did not blink until it flies fast as lightning straight up . . .
In recent news that will probably not surprise anyone, a new Gallup poll has revealed that two-thirds of Americans believe the government is not being completely transparent about their UFO knowledge. The poll also includes some interesting statistics about UFOs and the American public, including the break down of how many citizens believe UFOs are really alien spacecraft, how many think the UFO phenomenon has a logical explanation, and how many have personally witnessed an unidentified flying object for themselves.
Science continues to push the limits of what is possible as researchers revealed last week that they have successfully grown “mini-brains” with detectable brain waves at the University of California. Their home-grown organs have reportedly developed functional neural networks that are comparable to those found in preterm babies, and are growing at approximately the same weekly rate as the brains of unborn infants do. The team of researchers hopes their experiment will help shed light on the role of network activity in the developing human cortex.
Watch and listen! Paranormal Portal Bedtime Stories From Beyond - Intriguing Possibilities from September 8, 2019. Tonight, on the Paranormal Portal, Bedtime Stories From Beyond, we continue our journey into the darkest recesses of our realm. We look into places where the Ghosts torment, the Spirits haunt... and the shadows... well, the shadows have a life of their own! Join us as we discuss this and so much more. Enter the Paranormal Portal... if you dare!
September 6 is National Read a Book Day! If you love books like you love all things weird and paranormal, then check out these 24 creepy monsters in literature for a good scare while you read today. From the Headless Horseman to the Woman in Black to Pennywise the Clown, these scary creatures may have you hiding under the covers all night with your book light on!
After months of waiting, the results of a new scientific study of Loch Ness have been revealed! Over the summer, Loch Ness researchers teased that their DNA study of the famous Scottish lake pointed to one specific theory about the identity of the Loch Ness Monster being correct. According to their study, other popular theories - including the well-known plesiosaur theory - have all been ruled out. Instead, they’ve named the giant eel as the most probable identity of the water monster! Could the Loch Ness Monster mystery really be solved after all these years?
The world’s first fake memory has been successfully implanted. Scientists have confirmed that they have been able to generate an artificial memory, implant it into the brain of a mouse, and then make the mouse recall the fake experience as though it had really happened. The goal of the experiment is to eventually help those who struggle with memory impairment or with traumatic memories - perhaps one day leading to a common practice of memory manipulation or even memory deletion.
With the possibility of pilot Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on its way to being solved, that’s one longstanding missing persons mystery that may finally be closed. However, myriad missing persons are still unaccounted for all over the world, among them a number of historical and well-known figures like Earhart herself. Take a quick look at some of these celebrities who have gone missing, and the curious circumstances surrounding their disappearances.
People have been trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart ever since she vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Countless theories and investigations have tried to locate her body, her plane, her co-pilot . . . any clue, big or small, that may finally tell us what fate met the famous female pilot in the Pacific. After over 80 years of searching, we may be closer to an answer than ever before.
Culture’s pervasive “fake news” trend is about to get a whole lot faker. Not only can news stories themselves be totally made up and manipulated, but now, the author of fake news itself may not even be real! An artificial intelligence text generator called GPT-2 has recently been put into operation by the research firm OpenAI, and GPT-2’s writing skills have already become almost virtually indiscernible from that of real human writers.
Listen now! Allen writes, “The Green River was dammed up to create an 8,210 acre lake, “Green River Lake.” During this time my friend’s family owned land on green River. Naturally, As the lake filled up, many caves in the area were flooded. We think that’s what drove the Sasquatch in this story out into the open and searching for new territory. . .”