This Week's Weird News

A possible new solution to the indecipherable Voynich Manuscript, a UFO sighting by a flight crew traveling over Turkey, and a pair of anomalies that just may have been divine in nature were among the strange and unusual news items to cross our desk this past week.

An intriguing trend which we've been monitoring at the C2C site over the last few years centers around UFO reports from pilots and this past week featured yet another case of an unidentified craft being seen by airline professionals. In this instance, the sighting occurred as a Turkish Airlines flight was en route to Istanbul and the crew noticed "an incredibly bright celestial body at high altitude" that was flying perilously close to their craft. The incident was made all the more remarkable because not only did the pilot film the UFO, but he posted the video to his social media account marveling at what he had just witnessed.

This past week saw a pair of stories featuring eerie anomalies that some suspected could have been proverbial 'signs from above.' First, a British man chopping wood was caught by surprise when he looked at one log in particular and saw what appeared to be the face of Jesus. Despite not being a religious person, the man has no plans to use the piece of kindling because "I'll burn in Hell." Later in the week, a woman in Argentina snapped a truly amazing picture of the sun and clouds coming together to form the image of a massive 'angelic figure' hovering in the sky. As one can imagine, the photo quickly went viral with many observers suggesting that the 'being' might have been a message from God.

In what has become something of a strange annual tradition, this past week saw yet another person come forward with claims of having deciphered the infamous Voynich Manuscript. The self-proclaimed solver this time around is Dr. Gerard Cheshire of England's University of Bristol, who claims that the writing in the book is actually a 'proto-Romantic' language that he allegedly uncovered after just two weeks of studying the material. Suffice it to say, not everyone was convinced by the academic's claim as one expert in Medieval history said that such a language doesn't exist, which suggests that this won't be the last time we hear from someone who believes that they have cracked the Voynich code.

Check out more strange and unusual stories from the past week at the Coast to Coast AM website.