Gallery Of More Unexplained Stuff
By James Donahue
Today we offer a new collection of three strange and unexplained events that caught
our eye in recent months. They include a steel cross that mysteriously swayed for over two hours in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario,
the appearance of three perfectly oval cloud formations over Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and a mystery orange substance
that dropped out of the sky over Kivalina, Alaska.
While students of logic may attempt to explain away such things, we believe they
may have a difficult time finding a solution to these particular happenings.
People crossing the international bridge from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan into Sault
Ste. Marie, Ontario, can’t help but see the 120-foot tall steel cross on St. George’s Avenue hill. It is a landmark,
erected in the heart of a non-denominational Oasis of Peace garden and a symbol of spiritual unity at the geographic center
of North America.
Located at the site is Notre Dame des Grands Lacs, a French-language school. On the
morning of January 24, 2005, teachers, grounds keepers and students at the school stood in awe as they watched the top of
the steel cross swaying back and forth, about a foot in each direction.
The phenomenon was first noticed at about 8:30 a.m. and it continued without stopping
until about 11 a.m.
Instructor Christopher Gravelle, who teaches music, said the upper portion of the
cross moved like a metronome, with the steel beams making a snapping noise as they reached the extreme points in the bend.
He said he timed the movement and discovered it was moving at 44 beats per minute.
Witnesses said there was no wind on that day, and they could not explain the cause
of the odd movement of the cross. In fact, engineers, who later examined the cross for signs of cracks or other damage, said
they did not understand how the structure could have moved the way it did
The cross still stands silent on the hill today. People in the area have kept watch
and they say it has never moved again.
On January 7, 2011, at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, local resident Wesley Tyler
shot images of three saucer-like cloud formations that looked out-of-place.
“At first we thought they were tornado clouds, but the air was so still, like
mausoleum still,” Tyler said.
He posted his pictures of the clouds on Facebook and tagged a meteorologist “friend”
who quickly identified them as “punch-hole clouds.” While they are rare, these odd appearing clouds are believed
to be miniature snowstorms that can occur in thin, subfreezing cloud layers.
But why did they take perfect oval formations, and why were there three separate
formations in a triangle pattern over Myrtle Beach? The event sparked all kinds of wild suggestions ranging from secret military
experiments to the Second Coming. Of course the thought of UFOs hiding above them also was offered.
In August, 2011, residents of the remote village of Kivalina, Alaska, reported a
strange orange substance that had rained down over them. They said it landed in swathes about 10-feet wide and 100-feet long.
The stuff was found in rain buckets, on rooftops and floating in the harbor. Whatever it was, it cast a strange bright neon
The Coast Guard examined the material and determined that it was not man-made or
a petroleum substance.
Samples of the material were sent to the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and to
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration laboratory in South Carolina for testing.
The concern was that the natives, who rely of rain water for drinking and cooking,
and the fish they catch in the water for food, might be affected if they consumed the mysterious orange substance.
The scientists soon uncovered an even more bazaar mystery linked to the orange “fall.”
They said the substance was clusters of microscopic eggs. They could not determine what species of animal the eggs originated
from, or how they happened to fall from the sky over Kivalina.