A serial cat shaver in England, a possible ghost filmed by a trucker in Arizona, and a perplexing rhino's horn discovered in a Cornish cave were among the weird and wondrous stories to cross our desk this past week.
A pair of potential ghost videos popped up in the news this past week, beginning with a rather spooky piece of dashcam footage captured by a trucker in Arizona. While cruising down a desolate highway late at night, his big rig passed an eerie translucent anomaly that somewhat resembles a figure. As such, it has been theorized that perhaps the oddity was the spirit of someone who met their untimely fate in an accident on the road. Later in the week, a security guard in Singapore filmed what appears to be an apparition at a shrine devoted to an apocryphal German girl who infamously perished there during the first World War.
A Cornish man was left scratching his head this past week when he stumbled upon a mysterious rhino's horn in a cave near his home. John Roundhill made the odd find while showing some friends the cavern which was once used by infamous 18th century smuggler Willy Wilcox and, as such, has become something of a tourist attraction in the community of Polperro. Initially uncertain as to what the curious object was, a subsequent investigation led to the revelation that it was a horn that had been sawed off of an unfortunate rhino. Both astonished and dismayed by the discovery, Randall turned the oddity over to police while wondering how exactly it wound up in the cave in the first place.
By far the weirdest story of the week came by way of Britain, where cat owners in several communities are understandably unnerved by a twisted individual who has been shaving patches of fur off of their pets. The very strange situation began in late December in the town of Walderslade when the first unfortunate feline fell victim to the razor-wielding miscreant. In the subsequent weeks and months, the ne'er-do-well's attacks have spread to neighboring communities and now number in the dozens. Until the troublemaker can be brought to justice, animal welfare groups are advising cat owners to keep a close eye on their furry friends, lest they wind up being preyed upon by the phantom shaver.
For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.