Tag: weird

The Unknowns: Mystifying UFO Cases

While the US government may dismiss these ‘unknowns’ as mere statistical anomalies, the fundamental questions remains: What did people see?

I’m a huge fan of sci-fi and unknown phenomena, but also a complete skeptic when it comes to the theory that UFOs are ‘alien’ in nature. The culture around UFO ‘believers’ is fascinating to me, but I perk up even more when I see legitimate open-minded skepticism, analysis and investigation.

Once you’re done with the video, you can view all the research material here.

A Buddhist Funeral Service for Robot Dogs

James Burch for NatGeo:

Hiroshi Funabashi, A-Fun’s repairs supervisor, observes that the company’s clients describe their pets’ complaints in such terms as “aching joints.” Funabashi realized that they were not seeing a piece of electronic equipment, but a family member.

And [former Sony employee] Nobuyuki Norimatsu came to regard the broken AIBOs his company received as “organ donors.” Out of respect for the owners’ emotional connection to the “deceased” devices, Norimatsu and his colleagues decided to hold funerals.

Alexa Devices Are Laughing Spontaneously

BuzzFeed:

Owners of Amazon Echo devices with the voice-enabled assistant Alexa have been pretty much creeped out of their damn minds recently. People are reporting that the bot sometimes spontaneously starts laughing — which is basically a bloodcurdling nightmare.

2018 being pretty 2018 on this one.