Apr 27, 2022 I Paul Seaburn

Darwin Lake Monster, Cornwall Ghost, Captured Kraken and More Mysterious News Briefly

A Dutch company with the scary name U-Boat Worx (a combination of the names of German submarines from WWI and WWII) is offering the luxurious NEXUS submarine to private citizens who want to dive 200 meters (656 feet) deep in comfort with panoramic windows and nine rotating passenger seats. How many torpedoes does it hold? (Asking for a scary friend.)

A 3-meter-long giant squid was found alive and stranded on Ugu beach in Obama on the Sea of Japan coast on April 20 and was transported to the Echizen Matsushima Aquarium in Sakai, making it possibly the first live specimen ever taken into captivity. All those using the Kraken name without permission must now relinquish it.

Princeton researchers have trained an AI neural network to superficially judge attributes in human faces and make deliberately biased decisions based on them. Get ready for a new movie called “Mean AI High School.”

As if we haven’t had enough Elon Musk news, the new owner of Twitter tweeted about one of his other companies: “In the coming years, Boring Co will attempt to build a working Hyperloop. From a known physics standpoint, this is the fastest possible way of getting from one city center to another for distances less than ~2000 miles. Starship is faster for longer journeys.” Could you stay in the tunnel until it’s done, Elon?

The Japanese exoskeleton maker Skeletonics unveiled its latest upper body suit that requires no power supply other than the wearer’s own strength, but that power gets magnified by the suit and turns the wearer into a giant robotic boxer. Just the thing in case you see Mike Tyson boarding the same flight you’re on.

A “monster” in Lake Alexander in Darwin's East Point caused the popular swimming spot to be closed down because officials feared it might be a shark, but the creature turned out to be a very large one-meter-long milkfish not native to the lake. Look for a new Australian fable titled “The Boy Who Cried “Shark!””

A farmer digging his land in Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip found a carved head of Anat, an ancient goddess of beauty, love and war, that dates back 4,500 years to the late Bronze Age. She already started a new war over whether this is a good sign or a bad sign.

MIT engineers have developed a paper-thin loudspeaker that can turn any surface into an active audio source with minimal distortion while using a fraction of the energy needed by a traditional loudspeaker – the ultrathin loudspeakers can be made large enough to cover the inside of an automobile or to wallpaper a room. Hey you kids … turn that house down!

Bodmin is better known for its Beast, but ghosthunter Candice Collins, the head of the paranormal investigative organization The Cornish Ghost Whispers, claims a photo taken inside an empty Bodmin Jail 15 years ago shows a ghost silhouette with a thin Edvard Munch-ish face with two large round eyes – it may be the ghost of William Hampton, the last man to be hanged in the county in 1909. Shouldn’t Munch’s descendants get royalties from all of these copycat ghosts?

Archaeologists discovered an “unprecedented” and well-preserved necropolis of subterranean limestone vaults used by the Phoenicians who lived on the Iberian peninsula 2,500 years ago in the Roman town of Osuna – it’s unprecedented because such sites are normally found in coastal areas rather than so far inland. Yes, this is where parts of the fifth season of Game of Thrones were filmed – now, can we get back to real history?

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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