A golden-tongued mummy unearthed in Egypt, a 'dead' woman in Argentina who was found to be still alive just before being cremated, and a man in England who claims to have encountered a praying mantis' alien were among the strange, unusual, and enlightening stories to cross our desk this past week.
One of the more miraculous stories we've heard in quite some time took place this past week in Argentina, where a woman who was pronounced dead narrowly escaped being cremated by just a few seconds when it was discovered that she was still alive. The shocking turn of events began when the 89-year-old resident of Resistencia was taken to the hospital for heart trouble and, days later, her daughter was informed that she had passed away. Following a memorial service, the woman was about to be sent into the cremation chamber when her daughter noticed that she was showing signs of life! Fortunately, she was able to alert workers at the site before the conveyor belt took her mother to a fiery end.
A pair of fantastic finds from the distant past made news this week, beginning with the discovery of a 220-million-year-old dinosaur footprint which was actually spotted by a four-year-old girl who was walking with her father along a beach in Wales. The remarkable impression has been hailed by scientists as one of the most well-preserved specimens ever found in the region. Meanwhile, in Egypt, archaeologists excavating a burial site unearthed a mummy that had been laid to rest with a golden tongue! Experts say that the dazzling detail was meant to insure that the deceased individual could speak when they reached the afterlife.
By far the most bizarre story of the week came by way of England, where a young man claimed that he encountered a telepathic 'praying mantis' alien while riding his bike home from work. The chilling incident saw the dog food factory employee first spot an odd UFO in the sky which caused him to flee the area in fear. However, his nightmare had only just begun, the man said, as he promptly stumbled upon a seven-foot-tall entity resembling a praying mantis. When their eyes met, the man's mind allegedly became filled with "thoughts of utter hatred and evil" that kept him frozen in place until he was able to break the spell and escape.
For more strange and unusual stories, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.