Jun 11, 2021 I Paul Seaburn

Arizona UFO, Colorado Bigfoot, Glow-in-the-Dark Potatoes and More Mysterious News Briefly — June 10, 2021

Mysterious News Briefly — June 10, 2021

A UFO reported by many people across the state of Arizona was initially said to be a weather balloon but turned out to be a large research balloon launched from NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico. A sign of the times – a lot of people were disappointed it wasn’t a gender reveal balloon.

A University of Vermont study on the large amount of phosphorous polluting Lake Champlain found that cleaning it up would benefit local tourism by $28.5 million and property sales by $11.2 million between now and 2050. And Champ the lake monster could finally stop wearing scuba gear.

A number of drivers in Colorado reported seeing a truck on I-70 carrying a crate with a huge Bigfoot inside, but it turned out to be a model created by Unit 70 Studios in Columbus, Ohio, on its way to The Sasquatch Outpost in Bailey, CO. people seeing Bigfoot’s face through the window in the box should have known it wasn’t real because their cellphone pictures were in focus.

Western planetary scientist Elizabeth Silber says the massive 31-km-wide Hiawatha crater hidden beneath a kilometer of ice in northwestern Greenland may be only 11,700 years old, and its impact instantly melted enough of the ice sheet to fill Lake Tahoe, the second-deepest lake in North America. That comparison sounds like it was a perfect excuse to take a ‘research’ trip to Lake Tahoe and bill it to the study.

Yet another paranormal museum has opened -- the Pine Bush UFO and Paranormal Museum in the Town of Crawford, New York, held its Grand Opening on June 4th, and it highlights the mysterious and inexplicable events reported in New York’s Hudson Valley. If this trend continues, the Louvre may be forced to compete by adding a ‘Sasquatch’ Lisa.

A new NASA study investigates a "dramatic, multi-staged eruption" on the Sun that it’s calling "a solar Rosetta Stone" because it shows aspects of all of the different types of solar eruptions in one package. The only thing this report is missing is a Rosetta Stone to explain what the Rosetta Stone is.

At the recent 180th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, attendees learned about how drones could be equipped with an array of microphones and advanced processing techniques to help locate disaster victims by tracking their screams. In between disasters, it’s a great tool for finding a theater showing the latest “Halloween” sequel.

Don’t ditch those masks just yet – a huge cloud of Saharan dust is currently moving across the central Atlantic Ocean and could turn into a lung-choking disaster for North and Central America. Here’s the really scary part – other than masks, Americans have no idea what to horde for it.

A new study at the University of Chicago Medicine and Washington University found that low doses of nitrous oxide – a.k.a. ‘laughing gas’ – are effective at rapidly relieving symptoms of treatment-resistant depression with fewer adverse side effects than other treatments. It’s doubly effective if you’re depressed about an upcoming visit to the dentist for a tooth extraction.

A team of researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has genetically modify potato plants to glow under fluorescent cameras when being stressed by lack of water, cold weather, lack of sunlight and other factors. The biggest stress factor for potatoes is the feeling that there’s thousands of eyes watching them. (Dad joke of the day.)

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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