A pair of very odd Bigfoot videos, a Colorado man who died in pursuit of Forrest Fenn's treasure, and a curious mystery surrounding severed possum tails in Australia were among the strange and unusual stories to cross our desk this past week.
The infamous Forrest Fenn treasure wound up generating another round of controversy this past week when it was revealed that a Colorado man had recently died while searching for the eccentric author's hidden cache of riches. Michael Wayne Sexson became the fifth person to perish in pursuit of the prize when he made an ill-equipped journey into the wilderness looking for the location of the treasure and wound up dying after getting lost in the woods. The tragic turn of events will likely renew calls for Fenn to end the treasure hunt, which is something the author has refused to do in the past.
Bigfoot popped up in the news this past week by way of a pair of decidedly different but equally compelling videos. First, a man in North Carolina was left visibly shaken after allegedly encountering a Sasquatch. The unnerved witness provided a riveting video recollection of the incident just a few minutes after it happened and was clearly still struggling with what he had just experienced. Meanwhile, in California, a county supervisor board meeting took a strange turn when members spent a considerable amount of time debating whether or not to pass a resolution aimed at protecting Bigfoot.
One of the weirder stories we've seen in a while occurred this past week down in Australia, where a county was gripped by a bizarre mystery in which drivers reported spotting thousands of severed possum tails littering long stretches of road. The puzzling phenomenon sparked all manner of theories online as to what could have been the source of the curious limbs. Making the story all the more strang is that this exact same thing took place in the region back in 2015 and then, as with this most recent case, the source of the tails was never determined.
For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.