VIDEOS: Strange, Mysterious, Haunted, Unexplained, Funny, Weird

#1
Just wanna put up a thread for all these Strange, Mysterious, Haunted, Unexplained, Funny & Weird-videos that I run across on YouTube. Often there is these Top 5, Top 10, short stories/cases of all kinds of interesting subjects. Fun, thoughtprovoking, dubious, strange, questionable, or/and suggestive - either way, they are fun to watch, and has made me look deeper into cases/stories/claims that I otherwise wouldn't have come across.
If you like to share any similar videos just put 'em up here.

Start off with a few Ghost-Caught-On-Cam ones. These days it's so easy to just shrug off anything caught on camera as fake- But what would constitute real or fake by anyone's measure? And how would something `real´ look like, according to them? :








 
#2
This is a real; WTF?!-case.
Some of you might have heard of it, but maybe not heard all the details of it.

The Death of Elisa Lam

Only twenty-one years old at the time of her murder, this Canadian student was on a solo west coast tour of the United States in January 2013. Her travels were cut short after a five-day stay in Los Angeles's Cecil Hotel.

Elisa never missed a daily phone call to her parents; so when she failed to call them on February 1, her parents reported that she was missing. Police then searched the hotel with dogs and several days later posted flyers in the neighbourhood. Ten days after Elisa went missing, an elevator surveillance video with footage of Elisa just hours before her death was released. The footage shows Elisa behaving erratically—hiding in the elevator, jumping out into the hall, and frantically waving her arms. With the Cecil Hotel's reputation for being home to murders and suicides, police were eager to find answers.

Soon hotel guests began to complain about low water pressure, and what water did come out was discoloured and foul-smelling. After opening the hotel's water tanks on the roof, employees found the answer—Elisa's body was floating naked next to her clothing.Source

There are some really weird creepy details & circumstances here.
From the clip of her entering the elevator her mannerism is just weird. She comes in, and when turning to the elevator controlpanel, she demonstrably swings her arm like a child about to pick some particular candy or something. After pressing a set of different buttons the elevator wont respond (which is weird in on itself). She then begin to do her strange movements, like she now feels followed, and tries to hide from that someone. Her peekaboo, out of the elevator doors, has also that childlike look to it. She then takes half a step out of the elevator, and finish it off with a little skip, and then does some sidesteps in a square, in and then out of the elevator. This whole time the elevator hasn't moved, or even made an attempt to close its doors - which is strange since she is out of the doors sensors long enough.

She then goes back in the elevator to have a go at the controlpanel again, pressing multiple buttons, without the elevator reacting. She then goes out yet again, and it seems like she starts to talk to someone smaller then her - bending forward like talking to a child - using her hands like she is trying to explain something, and almost looks like she is stroking, caressing, someone unseen. She then turns away, and it looks like she starts to visualize to someone, counting on her fingers, like; `I have done this, and this, and this´, or like she is counting; `1, and 2, and 3´, etc. She then take her leave, without any haste - and apparently not feeling followed or chased, like her initial behaviour indicated. And now the elevator doors closes..

Here is the clip. It starts at 6:42



When her body were found, in a water-tank on the the hotel rooftop some weeks later, things just got even weirder. To get access to the rooftop one has to pass through a set of doors that all are locked, with only staff having the passcodes and keys - and any attempt to force them would have triggered an alarm. The water-tank that she was found in doesn't have a ladder to it, so when the rescue-workers climbed up to look there, they had to get a ladder first. Inside the tank they found the body of Elisa Lam floating there. But she was totally naked, and all her clothes were floating beside her in the tank.





The next strange thing was that the lid-opening ontop of the water-tank was only 15 inches (38cm), and the heavy lid was closed. The fire-workers had to cut the tank open to get her out of it. There are cases made that there were another access-way to the rooftop via a fire-escape outside of the building. But even if she found out about the fire-escape, and got up there, how would she get ontop of the water-tank without a ladder, and then squeeze her body through a 15 inch small manhole, close the lid after her, take of all her clothes and drown in that tank!?!

The autopsy showed she drowned, but had no apparent physical trauma to her body, not any excessive amount of drugs in her body (she had traces of her normal medication + some ibuprofen), and a very small quantity of alcohol, about 0.02 g%.

What the hell happened to her!?!

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#3
This is a real; WTF?!-case.
Some of you might have heard of it, but maybe not heard all the details of it.

The Death of Elisa Lam

Only twenty-one years old at the time of her murder, this Canadian student was on a solo west coast tour of the United States in January 2013. Her travels were cut short after a five-day stay in Los Angeles's Cecil Hotel.

Elisa never missed a daily phone call to her parents; so when she failed to call them on February 1, her parents reported that she was missing. Police then searched the hotel with dogs and several days later posted flyers in the neighbourhood. Ten days after Elisa went missing, an elevator surveillance video with footage of Elisa just hours before her death was released. The footage shows Elisa behaving erratically—hiding in the elevator, jumping out into the hall, and frantically waving her arms. With the Cecil Hotel's reputation for being home to murders and suicides, police were eager to find answers.

Soon hotel guests began to complain about low water pressure, and what water did come out was discoloured and foul-smelling. After opening the hotel's water tanks on the roof, employees found the answer—Elisa's body was floating naked next to her clothing.Source

There are some really weird creepy details & circumstances here.
From the clip of her entering the elevator her mannerism is just weird. She comes in, and when turning to the elevator controlpanel, she demonstrably swings her arm like a child about to pick some particular candy or something. After pressing a set of different buttons the elevator wont respond (which is weird in on itself). She then begin to do her strange movements, like she now feels followed, and tries to hide from that someone. Her peekaboo, out of the elevator doors, has also that childlike look to it. She then takes half a step out of the elevator, and finish it off with a little skip, and then does some sidesteps in a square, in and then out of the elevator. This whole time the elevator hasn't moved, or even made an attempt to close its doors - which is strange since she is out of the doors sensors long enough.

She then goes back in the elevator to have a go at the controlpanel again, pressing multiple buttons, without the elevator reacting. She then goes out yet again, and it seems like she starts to talk to someone smaller then her - bending forward like talking to a child - using her hands like she is trying to explain something, and almost looks like she is stroking, caressing, someone unseen. She then turns away, and it looks like she starts to visualize to someone, counting on her fingers, like; `I have done this, and this, and this´, or like she is counting; `1, and 2, and 3´, etc. She then take her leave, without any haste - and apparently not feeling followed or chased, like her initial behaviour indicated. And now the elevator doors closes..

Here is the clip. It starts at 6:42



When her body were found, in a water-tank on the the hotel rooftop some weeks later, things just got even weirder. To get access to the rooftop one has to pass through a set of doors that all are locked, with only staff having the passcodes and keys - and any attempt to force them would have triggered an alarm. The water-tank that she was found in doesn't have a ladder to it, so when the rescue-workers climbed up to look there, they had to get a ladder first. Inside the tank they found the body of Elisa Lam floating there. But she was totally naked, and all her clothes were floating beside her in the tank.





The next strange thing was that the lid-opening ontop of the water-tank was only 15 inches (38cm), and the heavy lid was closed. The fire-workers had to cut the tank open to get her out of it. There are cases made that there were another access-way to the rooftop via a fire-escape outside of the building. But even if she found out about the fire-escape, and got up there, how would she get ontop of the water-tank without a ladder, and then squeeze her body through a 15 inch small manhole, close the lid after her, take of all her clothes and drown in that tank!?!

The autopsy showed she drowned, but had no apparent physical trauma to her body, not any excessive amount of drugs in her body (she had traces of her normal medication + some ibuprofen), and a very small quantity of alcohol, about 0.02 g%.

What the hell happened to her!?!

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Holy sh*t!
 
#5
This is a real; WTF?!-case.
Some of you might have heard of it, but maybe not heard all the details of it.

The Death of Elisa Lam

Only twenty-one years old at the time of her murder, this Canadian student was on a solo west coast tour of the United States in January 2013. Her travels were cut short after a five-day stay in Los Angeles's Cecil Hotel.

Elisa never missed a daily phone call to her parents; so when she failed to call them on February 1, her parents reported that she was missing. Police then searched the hotel with dogs and several days later posted flyers in the neighbourhood. Ten days after Elisa went missing, an elevator surveillance video with footage of Elisa just hours before her death was released. The footage shows Elisa behaving erratically—hiding in the elevator, jumping out into the hall, and frantically waving her arms. With the Cecil Hotel's reputation for being home to murders and suicides, police were eager to find answers.

Soon hotel guests began to complain about low water pressure, and what water did come out was discoloured and foul-smelling. After opening the hotel's water tanks on the roof, employees found the answer—Elisa's body was floating naked next to her clothing.Source

There are some really weird creepy details & circumstances here.
From the clip of her entering the elevator her mannerism is just weird. She comes in, and when turning to the elevator controlpanel, she demonstrably swings her arm like a child about to pick some particular candy or something. After pressing a set of different buttons the elevator wont respond (which is weird in on itself). She then begin to do her strange movements, like she now feels followed, and tries to hide from that someone. Her peekaboo, out of the elevator doors, has also that childlike look to it. She then takes half a step out of the elevator, and finish it off with a little skip, and then does some sidesteps in a square, in and then out of the elevator. This whole time the elevator hasn't moved, or even made an attempt to close its doors - which is strange since she is out of the doors sensors long enough.

She then goes back in the elevator to have a go at the controlpanel again, pressing multiple buttons, without the elevator reacting. She then goes out yet again, and it seems like she starts to talk to someone smaller then her - bending forward like talking to a child - using her hands like she is trying to explain something, and almost looks like she is stroking, caressing, someone unseen. She then turns away, and it looks like she starts to visualize to someone, counting on her fingers, like; `I have done this, and this, and this´, or like she is counting; `1, and 2, and 3´, etc. She then take her leave, without any haste - and apparently not feeling followed or chased, like her initial behaviour indicated. And now the elevator doors closes..

Here is the clip. It starts at 6:42



When her body were found, in a water-tank on the the hotel rooftop some weeks later, things just got even weirder. To get access to the rooftop one has to pass through a set of doors that all are locked, with only staff having the passcodes and keys - and any attempt to force them would have triggered an alarm. The water-tank that she was found in doesn't have a ladder to it, so when the rescue-workers climbed up to look there, they had to get a ladder first. Inside the tank they found the body of Elisa Lam floating there. But she was totally naked, and all her clothes were floating beside her in the tank.





The next strange thing was that the lid-opening ontop of the water-tank was only 15 inches (38cm), and the heavy lid was closed. The fire-workers had to cut the tank open to get her out of it. There are cases made that there were another access-way to the rooftop via a fire-escape outside of the building. But even if she found out about the fire-escape, and got up there, how would she get ontop of the water-tank without a ladder, and then squeeze her body through a 15 inch small manhole, close the lid after her, take of all her clothes and drown in that tank!?!

The autopsy showed she drowned, but had no apparent physical trauma to her body, not any excessive amount of drugs in her body (she had traces of her normal medication + some ibuprofen), and a very small quantity of alcohol, about 0.02 g%.

What the hell happened to her!?!

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I remember this story well. I was living in SoCal when it happened. Initially there was a lot of news coverage--then nothing. There were a couple reports that she had suffered mental illness, so there was some mention of the possibility that she had suffered a psychotic break and wandered off. Mental illness might explain her odd behavior in elevator.

BUT, and there's a big BUT in this story, mental illness cannot explain how her body ended up in a water tank with an opening so small they could not get her body out of it. They had to cut the tank top open to retrieve her body.

It could be a cadaver submerged in water for several weeks swells… I don't know. But if that were the case you would think excessive postmortem swelling would be mentioned in the police and autopsy reports, then subsequently reported in the news.
 
#7
I remember this story well. I was living in SoCal when it happened. Initially there was a lot of news coverage--then nothing. There were a couple reports that she had suffered mental illness, so there was some mention of the possibility that she had suffered a psychotic break and wandered off. Mental illness might explain her odd behavior in elevator.

BUT, and there's a big BUT in this story, mental illness cannot explain how her body ended up in a water tank with an opening so small they could not get her body out of it. They had to cut the tank top open to retrieve her body.

It could be a cadaver submerged in water for several weeks swells… I don't know. But if that were the case you would think excessive postmortem swelling would be mentioned in the police and autopsy reports, then subsequently reported in the news.
Yeah, there are a lot of strange circumstances in this case. Quite freaky.
 
#8
A case of parallel universe?,...or just a great story?
It is fascinating nonetheless.


"On July 16th, 2008 a woman by the name of Lerina Garcia Gordo posted a comment in an online forum in Spain, asking for help. The 41 year-old Spanish woman claimed to have woken up in a parallel universe. A world not-unlike the one she had left before going to sleep. However small inconsistencies in various aspects of her life began to convince her that she was in fact, living in an alternate reality.

This is the story of Lerina Garcia Gordo, the woman who claims to be from a parallel universe."


On the morning of July 16th, Lerina awoke to find that her bedsheets were of a different color. She was confused and disturbed at the fact that they were of a completely different set. It wasn’t just the colors that were different. Not being able to come up with a rational explanation, Lerina decided to get ready and head to her office job. A job that she had been employed for the past 20 or so years.

Her car was in the same spot she had left it the night prior. She got in and drove off, commuting down the same path she had grown accustomed to since moving into her apartment seven years ago. Besides the bed sheets, everything else seemed normal for Lerina. That is until she arrived at her office. Inside the office building there were a few strange people she had not met before but that didn’t raise any flags. Lerina walked towards her own office only to discover that there was a different name tag on her office door. It wasn’t her name.

She then thought that maybe she had gotten off on the wrong floor of the building however a quick look revealed that she was on the right one. She had gone to the right office, it was just that her name had been replaced.

Lerina was confused. Had she gotten fired and no one told her? After 20 years of faithful work, this is how they let her know?

She took out her laptop and connected to the company’s wireless network. There she found that she was still on the company’s roster however it showed that she was under a different manager, in a totally different department. Her head was in a tailspin.

She immediately checked her credit cards, driver’s license, and work ID. They all reflected the right information as far as she knew. Same name, same picture, same numbers, and same home address. Not knowing what to think, she called her job and told her she was taking a sick day. The inconsistencies that morning made her think that something was wrong medically with her.

She took the rest of the day off and headed straight to the doctor’s office. There they ran test on her, checking for signs of any illicit drugs in her system. The tests came back negative. She had no alcohol or drugs in her system.

Lerina went back home and began going through her personal files. Bank statements, personal checks, bills….she double checked them all. They all showed the right information. So a thought popped into her head. ‘What if this is amnesia? What if something happened to me and I can’t remember parts of my life?’

Immediately she logged online and began scouring the internet. She saw that the news and top stories were the same as the previous night, so there were no missing days. As far as Lerina knew, she had woken up living a slightly different life.

It had been six months since Lerina had left her boyfriend of seven years. She had recently started dating a man (Agustin) that lived down the street from her. They had been dating for only four months, however she knew him quite well. When she called her new boyfriend’s number, someone else picked up. They told Lerina that there was no one with the name Agustin, or that matched her description living in that house. The news shocked her as she had spent the last four months getting to know the guy.She had even met his son and had started to develop a relationship with him as well. But now, there were no signs of her boyfriend and his son at all.

As the day passed, she found more and more inconsistencies. She had no choice but to go into work the next day and pretend that she belonged.

Still, Lerina called and called but no one had heard of Agustin or his son. It was as if they never existed. That’s when she learned that she had never left her ex boyfriend. That they had been together since seven years ago and there was no sign of them having ever separated.

Lerina didn’t know what to think. What had happened to the life she knew? What had happened to her career? Had she hallucinated it all?

The one thing she thought was that maybe she had a nervous breakdown at one point. Severe enough to implant false memories into her head, or at least that’s what she thought when she visited a psychiatric clinic. However tests concluded that she was of healthy body and healthy mind. The doctors told her that maybe she was under a lot of stress and could have hallucinated it all. An explanation she had thought about but knew wasn’t true. She set out to look for her boyfriend Agustin, but came back empty handed. A hired investigator concluded that there were no signs of Agustin or his son in that city.

Her own family thought that Lerina was going insane when she asked about her younger sister’s shoulder operation. They looked at her with confusion as Lerina insisted that her sister had recently had surgery on her shoulder. A claim that no one in her family could back up. As far as her family knew, there had been no surgeries done to any member of the family.

Days, weeks, and months passed as Lerina began to discover small but unnerving differences in her life. Clothing in her drawers and closets that she didn’t remember buying, blog posts she had made weeks, even days before, were gone. Emails and chats were no longer archived in her computer. However browsing through news sites and blogs, the world appeared to be the same. Just like she had remembered before going to bed that July night.

As the months passed and no answers could be found, Lerina became convinced that she had simply just gone to bed one night and awoke in a parallel universe. A world in which her life had been altered by small decisions of her past.

Having sought medical attention Lerina knew that no one would believe her ordeal. So she did what anyone in her position would do: Make a post in an online forum about her ordeal and ask for help.

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[ What happened to Lerina Garcia Gordo? Did she suffer from a medical condition that made her believe she lived in an alternate world? Or did she actually wake up in a different universe?]
 
#11
Don't wear yellow socks!

http://www.unknowncountry.com/insight/disappearances-indonesia

I am on an island called Sulawesi in Indonesia. To be exact, I a writing this from the city of Makassar also known as Ujung Pandang Sulawesi Selatan (South Sulawesi).

I started running across this story about 3 years ago when I went to a small village in the district of Sandu Batu in South Sulawesi. I was told not to bring any clothing with yellow in it or any other bright colors to wear in the jungle. Only Black or White. Black was the most preferred. I had to ask why. They said that people who wear these bright colors will disappear.

I thought it was some kind of cultural taboo that had a harsh punishment if broken, so I complied of course. We got to the village and everyone wore black. The villagers verified that people do indeed disappear but this village would not say why. When we got there, rested, met with the leaders of the village, about 10 of us proceeded to go into the jungle to witness illegal logging that was occurring there and the villagers wanted to show us the damage.

One of my friends, who is a Bugis-Makassar, didn't listen or understand the warning and wore yellow socks. We did our tour and returned. He was strangely quiet. That night he became extremely ill. I had never seen a person projectile vomit that hard. He had an extreme fever also. We nursed him and about a day later he returned to his healthy self. Then he told us what happened.

He said something had bitten him on his right legs calf and then his thigh. He showed us the marks. They were huge scratches. He said he could not see what was attacking him. He said he did not want to tell us what happened because he was embarrassed. The villagers stood around us with these knowing looks while we looked at the marks.

I asked them what it was. They did ant to say, but they said he was very lucky. Usually people disappear. I was stunned. It was not a taboo. It was a serious threat.

I just came back from the city of Palopo last night. I went there to visit a friend. Then I heard this story from her. Her cousin and four others went for a three day hike in the mountains about an hour out of town. When they did not return she began to worry. after about a week things got very serious.

She hired a search party with her own money, you have to understand she is poor so the cost to her was enormous. I know it was a few months ago because she would send me notes apologizing for not having the money to pay me her monthly loan payment. I found out it was because of the search party. Anyway I digress, she spent a month in the mountains searching for her cousin and his friends. They found only her brother.

He was severely emaciated but was still alive. He was also traumatized. He was also alone. The families of the missing men forced her and her family to continue searching for the four missing people. They have never been found. Not a trace. Not even a body. They just disappeared.

The brother has no memory as to what happened. He does not know how they got separated. He was so traumatized by what happened he did not speak for two months. I questioned him a bit but I stopped for now because he was returning to his previous state.

I asked my friend what she thought happened. She said it was the Jin. Jin is Arabic for demon. She said many many people have disappeared in the mountains because of the Jin. I asked my engineer friend who I worked with about this early today. He said it happens often and reminded me of Wala Wala the village we had gone to. Entire cultures have developed around this problem. They wear only black because they believe this allows them to travel through the jungle undetectable by whatever it is that takes these people. At first I thought perhaps it was a python. The largest snake ever caught was python. It was caught in Sulawesi. I was immediately corrected. Snakes are not a problem to grown adults they said. That theory died on the spot.

There is something taking these people Whitley. Something terrible and evil in Sulawesi. The people of Sulawesi have come to terms with it and have tried to adapt themselves to deal with whatever it is. It has gone on long enough to bend culture. I will continue to investigate what this is. It is one of the strangest and most dangerous true stories I have ever come across. Could it be extraterrestrials? Maybe but who? It would be easy for extraterrestrials to hunt human beings here because villages are so remote. I go by foot to many of them.There are few roads in some areas. Also 85% are Muslim and therefore people are not allowed to talk about this sort of thing and the religion treats this circumstance as nonsense because it does not fit into doctrine and is in constant competition with Animism. People are embarrassed to talk about it. This is a wild world Whitley.

Indonesia is one of the most volatile geographical areas in the world. The energy produced allows all sorts of entities to exist. Spirits are rampant here because of this. There word for Spirit is Hantu. I have experienced Hantu many times while here in Indonesia but that is another story.

Our correspondent provides this follow-up to his continuing investigation:

After a bit of a talk with some people who got the young man who had survived the hike in the jungle to talk, I interviewed and recorded the information as best as I could.

I found out he kept seeing what the Bugis call Jin Kurcaci. It means little demon people. These things do what is called "penculikan" or abduction. No one knows why they do this. But sometimes the people come back after a bit. The people or creatures who do this have a small nose and their eyes are small and black, but their mouths are very broad and when they smile it is very large compared to the rest of their face. He could not remember the color of their skin. I asked for a picture to be drawn. He managed a crude happy face with a nose consisting of a single line and a huge grimace. The boy was the only one who could see them out of the five.He kept seeing a lot of them but when he would try to show the others one of the four who disappeared could see them.

He also saw a strange animal he could not recognize. These animals are the size of a horse with huge antlers. He said he saw herds of them. He could not understand where they came from or why there were so many. They not an animal indigenous to the area. There is no such known animal that big in Sulawesi.

Apparently this is a widespread problem. The reason why I say I recorded the conversation as best as I could what I mean is that the batteries in the recorder which were just changed before I arrived went dead during the interview. This has happened before to me. So did the battery in my keyboard which is also new. I will be going home in a week but am stopping in Java first to see if this anomaly is occurring there. I keep getting told it happens a lot. I mean a lot. I did a search "Orang Hilang" or "disappearing person" and a lot of stories showed up. But the stories are in Bahasa. I plan on translating as many as I can because I have first hand experience.

Read the original source: http://www.unknowncountry.com/insight/disappearances-indonesia#ixzz4oLS6462B
 
#12
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/portal-hessdalen-lights-phenomenon/

Hessdalen is a small valley in the central part of Norway. At the end of 1981 through 1984, residents of the Valley became concerned and alarmed about strange, unexplained lights that appeared at many locations throughout the Valley. Hundreds of lights were observed. At the peak of activity there were about 20 reports a week.

Project Hessdalen was established in the summer of 1983 to study Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) and Unidentified Flying Object(UFO) sightings. A field investigation was carried out between 21 January and 26 February 1984.

Fifty-three light observations were made during the field investigation. Assistant professor Erling Strand, the founder of the Hessdalen project, conducted together with the author the first international congress of the Hessdalen phenomena in 1994. This congress attracted scientists from all over the world and boosted the scientific research in Hessdalen.

Statements from the congress indicated that explanation of the phenomena could lead to new concepts in physics. This congress also started the collaboration between stfold University College in Norway and CNR in Italy. Together with Dr. Stelio Montebugnoli the author started the EMBLA project, with the purpose of studying the electromagnetic radiation and behavior of the Hessdalen phenomena in 1999.

Lights are still being observed in the Hessdalen Valley, but their frequency has decreased to about 20 observations a year.The following is the conclusions from over 25 years of research and after Italian SETI scientists got involved with much more highly sophisticated equipment.
 
#13
I noticed that there is a psi documentary named "Reality and the Extended Mind" in there. The top comment in the discussion there is a user arguing that psi is "placebo"...
 
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