May 17, 2022 I Paul Seaburn

Winking Sphinx, Ohio Grassman, Wandering Robot and More Mysterious News Briefly

Two hikers in Salt Fork State Park in Ohio, a known Bigfoot hotspot, claim they recorded a Sasquatch or Ohio Grassman on camera earlier this year, along with finding piles of hair and bones from several deer they think the beast killed and ate. If it’s true, the bigger news is that the vegan Grassman has gone carnivorous.

The Dutch company U-Boat Worx unveiled the 'Under Water Entertainment Platform' (UWEP) - a battery-powered 115 feet submarine that can dive to 650 feet for the sole purpose of hosting parties for 120 guests plus the crew with a 64-seat restaurant, a subsea gym, an aquatic casino and a wedding hall. Sounds like fun until sharks notice you’re eating a shrimp cocktail.

What look like giant claw marks or scratches on the surface of Mars that were captured on camera by ESA's Mars Express orbiter are actually 6 miles wide, .2 miles deep and 620 miles long, and were formed by lave flowing from the volcano Alba Mons. Tell that to the people who still believe the Man in the Moon is staring at Martian canals.

Proving once again that P.T. Barnum was right, a video has gone viral because it appears to show Egypt’s iconic Sphinx statue with its eyes mysteriously closed – an impossibility the Ministry of Antiquities was forced to address, explaining the photo was the result of a weak camera being at an angle opposite the sun, bad lighting and obvious editing. Get ready for photos of the Statue of Liberty facepalming.

Using the X-ray free-electron laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists chilled liquid helium to minus 456 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 271 degrees Celsius or 2 kelvins) – which is just 2 kelvins above absolute zero, a temperature colder than outer space and the coldest possible temperature at which all particle movement cease. Frozen liquid helium sounds like the perfect birthday party balloon prank.

A ghost hunter investigating the Ancient Ram Inn in Wotton-under-Edge, considered to be one of the most haunted pubs in the UK, claims he and his team of fellow experienced ghost hunters had to abandon their investigation two hours early because they were terrified by the amount of orbs, strange mists, noises and other paranormal activity there. Are spirits more active in pubs because they’re old or drunk?

Researchers have developed a CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique called “direct parental” which allows them to inject materials into female adult cockroaches where eggs are developing rather than into the embryos themselves – enabling them to  edit insect genomes “at will” with a method that “should work for more than 90% of insect species." Is this research secretly funded by the people who make insecticides and bug zappers?

A man on his morning bike ride in a forest in Northampton, England, discovered a six-wheeled delivery robot that had apparently taken a wrong turn and was now hopelessly lost and unable to complete its mission, let alone get back to its owner, which is believed to be Starship Technologies. Were there teeth marks on it from a hungry witch with a gingerbread house who was tired of waiting for the pandemic to end?

Anonymous Defense Department officials told Politico there is a secret society like Yale’s Skull and Bones inside the Pentagon that is very protective of UFO-related data to the point of being a fetish and has no accountability to force it to release the data to Congress, let alone the public. Here's a warning before you try it -- a Google search for UFO fetishes is NSFW.

In a new paper published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics, astronomers reveal they used 20 years’ worth of archived Hubble telescope images to find over 1,700 asteroid trails, with over 1,000 belonging to previously unknown asteroids. Is this a government coverup or the opening scene of Will Smith’s comeback movie?

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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