May 16, 2022 I Paul Seaburn

Tahoe Tessie, Bird Rain, Zombie Apocalypse Survival and More Mysterious News Briefly

Scuba divers who spent a year cleaning up Lake Tahoe's entire 72-mile shoreline removed 25,000 pounds of underwater litter say they spotted shipwreck planks near Dead Man's Point but no signs of Tahoe Tessie, the Loch Ness monster-ish creature Native Americans claimed to live around that location. Why would it live there with all that trash?

Engineers from the University of Cambridge say they have run a computer for more than six months using nothing more than the current generated by a common species of freshwater algae called Synechocystis – the computer was a programmable 32-bit reduced-instruction-set processor. All of a sudden, “pond scum” is a compliment.  

Members of the Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization say they were visiting Deadwood, a ghost town in Lawrence, South Dakota, when they recorded a video of movement in some trees that they claim was a Bigfoot near a bat-infested ghost house. Bigfoot and ghosts – if you’re playing Paranormal Scrabble, that’s a double-word score.

US Park Rangers of Capitol Reef National Park in Utah are offering a $1,000 reward for information on the theft of rare reptile track fossils dating as far back as 251 million years ago during the Triassic period that were removed from a trackway in the park between August 2017 to August 2018. Rumor has it Reptilians will double the reward if you bring the culprit to them first.

The thought of jumping spiders is scary enough to many people, but a new study on the East African jumping spider (Evarcha culicivora) in Kenya found that their vision is so good, they can see the blood-filled abdomens of mosquitoes which helps them jump up and eat them with startling accuracy. There goes my entire wardrobe of red T-shirts.

it’s never a good sign when living creatures fall from the sky, but there’s a reason why pigeons, kites and other birds are dropping from above in India’s western Gujarat state – they are exhausted and dehydrated from the intense heatwave which has dried up the water sources in the state’s biggest city. It’s a bad sign when government officials say, “Look on the bright side – pigeon jerky!”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams claims Gracie Mansion, the 223-year-old country house that is the official mayor’s residence, is haunted with ghosts that have revealed themselves to him with footsteps and by moving things around – strangely, no other mayors have said anything about ghosts. Plenty of skeletons in their closets … but no ghosts.

TikTok time traveler from the year 2269 @_time_traveller_2269 is warning that "In the year 2023, an asteroid will pass by Earth that is half the size of the moon" and it’s “no joke!!” So many alleged time travelers are now saying their revelations are no joke, one of them needs to tell us what year comedy was wiped out by an asteroid.

Dr Cameron Carlson of Britain’s Zombie Research Society says people with good cardio fitness – runners and cyclists -- will have a better chance than bodybuilders and those with muscular physiques at surviving a zombie apocalypse because they can outrun and outlast a pursuing zombie. You don’t need to know how fast zombies are – just how fast bodybuilders are.

The US Navy’s Naval Safety Command revealed that a secret boat on a secret mission had an undisclosed Class A mishap, the highest mishap category denoting damages of at least $2.5 million, on December 7, 2021, and the craft was “immediately recovered and restored,” but no other info was given by Naval Safety Command spokeswoman Priscilla Kirsch. If this comes up at the UFO hearing this week and the answer is, “That’s a different department,” we’ve wasted our time and tax dollars.

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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