A Flat Earth enthusiast who build his own rocket plans to put his vessel to the test this weekend with a daring launch over a California ghost town.
The colorful character behind the stunt is "Mad" Mike Hughes, who works primarily as a limo driver but sees himself as more of a self-taught rocket scientist.
Using mechanical knowledge he has acquired over the years and various pieces of scrap metal, Hughes has built a steam-powered rocket which, all told, cost around $20,000 to create.
Having recently completed construction on the craft, he hopes to take to the sky this Saturday when the rocket launches with him aboard.
Lest one scoff at Hughes' chutzpah, this weekend's event will actually his second such stunt as he successfully traveled over 1,300 feet back in 2014 using a similar homemade rocket.
More on this bizarre story at the Coast to Coast AM website.