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    'Miracle Cloth' Falling from Sky Sparks Frenzy in Nigerian Village

    Chaos erupted in a Nigerian village when a mysterious length of cloth fell from the sky onto the community and residents wrestled for pieces of the material that they believed to be miraculous in nature. The bizarre incident reportedly occurred late last month in the state of Ondo when the long white object emerged from the clouds and was undulating in the sky like a snake. Eventually, the cloth descended all the way to the ground, where perplexed observers were waiting to get their hands on it. Thinking that the peculiar material was imbued with some kind of spiritual power, due to its perceived heavenly origin, a huge crowd of people began fighting over the fantastic fabric and ultimately tore it to shreds.

    Unfortunately for the individuals who managed to procure a piece of the 'miraculous' material, the story of the cloth was revealed shortly after the scuffle had subsided and, as one may have guessed, it had not come from heaven. The material actually belonged to decorator and event planner Agnes Fadoju, who had recently purchased the length of fabric for her business. Shortly after washing the material and setting it out to dry outside her home, she received "lots of phone calls" from friends asking if she had performed the seemingly routine chore earlier in the day. Fadoju subsequently learned that "a wind had blown off one of the clothes to the next street in a way that looked mysterious and everything had now been mutilated."

    Hoping to salvage some of the lost cloth, Fadoju ran over to the crowd of people and tried to explain that it belonged to her, but the origin story fell on deaf ears. Later speaking to an official in the community, she was told that "if I had seen the 'mysterious' manner the cloth descended, I would have believed their claim." To that end, as seen in the video above, the fabric falling from the sky does look rather supernatural in nature. While one might suspect that Fadoju would be upset over having lost the cloth, she had a more sanguine perspective on the situation since the event wound up providing publicity for her business.


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    Dumb criminals are fun.
    Michigan woman used fake 'Rent-A-Hitman' website in bid to have ex-husband killed, authorities say
    A Michigan woman pleaded guilty Friday to trying to hire someone to kill her husband last year through what turned out to be a fake murder-for-hire website called "Rent-A-Hitman," according to reports.

    Wendy Lynn Wein, 52, of South Rockford, completed a service request on the site last year saying she wanted her ex-husband dead because he stole money from her and she preferred "not going to jail," according to FOX 2 Detroit and Rolling Stone magazine.

    The owner of the fake website immediately contacted state police, who sent an undercover detective posing as a hitman to meet with Wein, FOX 2 reported.

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    Wendy Lynn Wein pleaded guilty on Friday to trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband last year through what turned out to be a fake murder-for-hire website. (Monroe County Jail)

    Wein met with the detective, giving him relevant information about her ex’s habits and paid him a $200 down payment for the hit and a promise of $5,000 in total.

    She will be sentenced in January and could face nine years in prison on charges of solicitation of murder and using a computer to commit a crime, according to FOX 2.

    More than a dozen people have been caught using the website over the years for nefarious purposes, according to Rolling Stone.
     
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    One who got away with it, good for him!...lol

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    Bank teller who vanished with $215,000 in stolen cash 52 years ago is finally tracked down to a Boston suburb - but he's dead: Made off with equivalent of $1.7m, became a golf pro and sold luxury cars before dying of cancer

    At the age of 20, Theodore John Conrad walked into his job at the Society National Bank on Public Square in Cleveland where he worked as a bank teller. He had been obsessed with the film The Thomas Crown Affair which details a brazen robbery and he vowed to pull off something similar at the bank. He left his job on a Friday in 1969 with $215,000 in cash in the form of 1,500 $100 bills, 1,200 $50s and 250 $20s. He was never seen again but authorities pursued the case for 52 years. Conrad changed his name, his lifestyle and the details of his past - he had a family, became a local golf pro and sold luxury cars in a small town north of Boston. U.S. Marshall's finally tracked him town within the last week but Conrad, who used the alias Thomas Randele, had died in May at the age of 71 from lung cancer.

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    Great wall of Sydney: Neighbours at war after man builds 19ft fence that blocks everyone's view because he was bored during lockdown

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    Ali, who lives in the Chester Hill suburb of Sydney, has infuriated other residents who have complained to the local council after he blocked off their view in July (pictured: the massive fence from the outside, main; a neighbour stares up at the structure, top right; from Ali's garden, bottom right; and Ali, inset). The fence, which is treble the size of a standard garden fence, is dubbed 'The Great Wall of Chester Hill' by Ali who says it was a combination of needing more privacy and lockdown-induced ennui. Ali said: 'Well, when you're sitting at home and you're not allowed to go nowhere and the neighbours are looking at you, you say "you know what? I'm going to build a bloody wall." 'It was a Covid brain explosion.'

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    The world's richest dog?
    Dog that inherited $500M fortune selling mansion once owned by Madonna
    Gunther VI is the great-grandson of Gunter III, the pet of German countess Karlotta Liebenstein, the Associated Press reports. When she died in 1992, she left her fortune to Gunther III. The money has since been handled by a group of handlers that ensure that the Gunther bloodline continues to live a lavish lifestyle.
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    Gunther VI is the inheritor of a $500 million trust from a late German countess. Above, Gunther sits on a velvet bed overlooking Biscayne Bay in his Miami mansion on November 15, 2021. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo
     
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    Man banned from all-you-can-eat BBQ for eating too much

    A Chinese food live-streamer says he has been blacklisted from a grill buffet restaurant for eating too much. The man, known only as Mr Kang, told Hunan TV that he was banned from the Handadi Seafood BBQ Buffet in Changsha city after a series of binges.

    He ate 1.5kg of pork trotters during his first visit and 3.5kg to 4kg of prawns on another visit, he said.

    Mr Kang said the restaurant is "discriminatory" against people who can eat a lot. "I can eat a lot - is that a fault?" he said, adding that he didn't waste any of the food.

    But the restaurant owner told the same reporter that Mr Kang was putting him out of pocket. "Every time he comes here, I lose a few hundred yuan," he said.

    "Even when he drinks soy milk, he can drink 20 or 30 bottles. When he eats the pork trotters, he consumes the whole tray of them. And for prawns, usually people use tongs to pick them up, he uses a tray to take them all."

    He added that he is banning all live-streamers from the restaurant.


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    Too bad no picture of the dude.
     
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    I located a photo of Mr. Kang.


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    He looks pretty ordinary. Must have extraordinary metabolism.
     
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    yeah, well, that all has to come out. his metabolism isn't the only extraordinary thing .........
     
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    I was stalked by terrifying ‘dog man’ and have ‘proof’, bloke bizarrely claims


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    I was stalked by terrifying ‘dog man’ monster in Aussie bush and have picture ‘proof’, bloke bizarrely claims
    Katie Davis 9:52, 22 Nov 2021
    Updated: 10:16, 22 Nov 2021

    A MAN has bizarrely claimed he was stalked by a terrifying "dog man" monster in the Australian outback - and even says he has picture "proof".

    The fisherman, called John, wildly claims he was left "petrified for a month" after encountering the supposed "half-dog, half-human creature" on two separate occasions.


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    A man has wildly claimed he encountered a 'dog man' in the Aussie outbackJohn says he was 'petrified for a month' after seeing the supposed creature
    Speaking on the Believe: Paranormal & UFO Podcast, the Aussie insisted he was "followed" by what he has branded a "dog man" - and claims he "thought he was going to be killed".

    John was fishing from his kayak on Boxing Day last year when he says the first incident happened.

    "I noticed that every time I took a stroke with the paddle of my kayak, whatever this thing was, it was taking a stride to each paddle I was taking," he said.

    “I stopped for a bit and the sound stopped in the bush too, and I thought it was a bit odd.

    "So I took off paddling again, and sure enough as soon as I started to paddle every stroke, this thing would take a step.

    "So whatever it was, this thing was following me, it wasn’t a coincidence or anything. It was more of a stalk."
     

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    another one? whats it.jpg
     
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    I seen this today and am i missing something or wtf? couldnt be shallow could it? cause look at all the hills around. or perfect unison of the hooves hitting the water keeping him up?
     
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    'Dead' Man Comes Back to Life After Spending Night in Mortuary Freezer

    An Indian man who had been declared dead following a gruesome accident stunned doctors and his grieving family members when he suddenly came back to life after spending a staggering seven hours in a mortuary freezer. According to a local media report, the astounding tale began last Thursday evening when Sreekesh Kumar was struck by a motorcycle in the city of Moradabad. When the unfortunate man was taken to a local hospital, doctors determined that he had died due to injuries from the collision as he showed no signs of life. Kumar's body was subsequently placed in a mortuary freezer overnight ahead of a postmortem examination the following day, which is when things took a surprising turn.

    The next morning, as the man's heartbroken family were preparing to complete the necessary paperwork for an autopsy to be performed, his sister-in-law stopped in her track when she saw his body moving. "He's not at all dead, in fact far from it. How did this happen," she exclaimed, "look, he wants to say something, he is breathing!" Kumar's other loved ones as well as doctors and police on site quickly ran over to look and, indeed, the 'dead' man was quite alive. Medical personnel promptly removed him from the chilly setting and transported him to a unit where he is currently being treated for injuries sustained in the accident.

    As for how the mix-up could have happened, the head of the hospital indicated that Kumar had been examined several times by doctors that evening and was ultimately declared dead because they could not detect a pulse. Calling it an "extraordinary situation," he theorized that the accident victim could have entered into a state of "suspended animation" which led to the grave misdiagnosis. Meanwhile, one unnamed worker at the hospital theorized that Kumar's revival may have been miraculous as the freezer holding his body had flipped on and off throughout the night which he believes may have somehow brought the man back to life.

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    His family should consider transferring him to a different hospital. The doctors at the first one leave much to be desired.
     
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