This Week's Weird News

A bevy of strange sea creatures that had washed ashore on beaches around the world, a purported video of Bigfoot lurking in an Ohio forest, and a forthcoming search for a legendary treasure that was lost at sea are among the strange, unusual, and intriguing stories that popped up on our radar this past week.

In an exciting story that should unfold further later this year, maritime archaeologists from Spain and Mexico announced this week that they have formed a joint venture to search for a legendary lost ship containing what is believed to be a massive treasure. The Nuestra Senora del Juncal sunk nearly four centuries ago off the coast of Mexico while en route to Spain with an enormous cache of gold, silver, and other riches. In the ensuing years, no one has been able to find the downed vessel, but an expedition set to take place this coming May could finally locate the ship and the whopping 120 to 150 tons of treasure that went down with it.

Speaking of mysterious sea monsters, for some strange reason this past week saw three cases of curious creature remains washing ashore on different beaches around the world. First, in South Carolina, a woman walking her dog stumbled upon a gruesome carcass that she suspects could have been a monkey that had escaped from a nearby testing facility. Then, over in Scotland, the sizeable remains of a still-unidentified animal appeared on a beach following a storm. And, in Mexico, the body of a bizarre eye-less creature of some kind was found near the popular tourist destination of Puerto Vallarta.

Easily the most talked about story in paranormal circles this past week came by way of Ohio where a pair of hikers claimed to have captured some rather fantastic footage of what they contend to be Bigfoot. The lengthy video features what appears to be a large hairy bipedal creature walking through the forest at Salt Fork State Park. However, not everyone was convinced that this was a genuine Sasquatch encounter, pointing to the way in which the footage was edited and the almost 'too perfect' conditions that the witnesses encountered the creature.

For more strange and unusual stories from this past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.