An 'alien' hand found on a Brazilian beach, forty cattle mysteriously killed in Colorado, and an Indian man who had 187 coins removed from his stomach were among the weird and wondrous stories to cross our desk this week.
This past week saw news of a strange mystery unfolding in Colorado, where wildlife officials are stumped by an odd incident wherein a whopping forty cattle were killed under mysterious circumstances. The peculiar puzzle started in October when a rancher found that 18 of his animals had been killed by what he thought was a pack of wolves. However, as the seemingly standard case was investigated, authorities wound up scratching their heads when another 22 dead cattle were discovered. They were further perplexed when an exhaustive search turned up no sign of wolves in the area, leaving them to wonder what exactly killed all of the creatures.
'Alien' oddities found their way into the news this past week by way of two stories featuring unusual objects that seemed to come from out of this world. First, in Brazil, a couple walking along a beach found the nightmarish skeletal remains of an appendage that they likened to the hand of an extraterrestrial being. After their video of the unsettling remains went viral, a marine biologist suggested that the strange find had likely been part of a dolphin. Later in the week, an anomaly hunter looking for possible signs of ancient aliens in NASA images of Mars spotted an unusual formation that bears an uncanny resemblance to a toppled alien statue, complete with two eyes, a nose, a mouth, and curious-looking crown.
By far the most bizarre story of the week came to us from India, where doctors treating a man for abdominal pain discovered a staggering 187 coins in his stomach. The jaw-dropping case began when the unnamed patient was rushed to the hospital by his family after he had complained of a persistent internal ache that had left him bloated and vomiting. When medical personnel set about solving the problem, they were stunned to see that tests showed a massive mound of metal inside of him. Rushing him into surgery, doctors spent the next two hours removing a veritable treasure of 187 coins, which they later found out that, due to a psychiatric condition, the man had eaten over the last two or three months.
For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.