An odd orb photographed over a city in Iraq, this year's update to the Doomsday Clock, and a sausage-wielding prankster tormenting a town in New Zealand are among the weird and wondrous stories to cross our desk this week.
The Doomsday Clock, a metaphorical measurement of how close humanity may be to destroying itself, received an ominous update this past week when it was advanced to 90 seconds to midnight, which is the closest it has ever been to its catastrophic culmination. The panel of experts from the the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who have overseen the annual evaluation for over seven decades, explained that Russia's invasion of Ukraine compelled them to change the 'time' for the first time in three years. The group cautioned that the conflict as well as other pressing threats, such as climate change and bio-threats, have pushed the planet to the precipice of disaster.
A pair of intriguing pieces of potential UFO evidence wound up in the news this past week. First, filmmaker Jeremy Corbell and C2C's George Knapp shared a remarkable photo of a metallic-looking orb that is said to have been filmed by a military spy plane flying over the Iraqi city of Mosul back in April of 2016. The nature of the puzzling object is a mystery, though the duo indicated that the case is among those being investigated by the Pentagon's UAP office. Meanwhile, in Indonesia, a webcam watching over a volcano in the city of Jakarta captured eerie footage of a mysterious ball of light passing though the night sky.
The strangest story of the week came by way of New Zealand, where the town of Surfdale is up in arms over a prankster who keeps leaving sausages in mailboxes. One of the first recipients of the weird 'deliveries' was Jacob Coetzee, who initially chalked the incident up to a drunken individual up to some mischief. However, when the sausages kept showing up in his mailbox over the next few weeks and months, the young man realized that something was amiss. Turning to a local social media group for answers, the community was stunned to discover that several residents had also fallen victim to the prankster who has now come to be known as the Surfdale Sausager.
For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.