What They Found In The Middle Of The Desert Using Google Earth Is Incredibly Freaky

Google Earth is probably the best thing to happen to alien hunting in the last 100 years. With a simple click of the mouse, users can explore far-flung places and look for signs of alien activity across the globe.

There’s usually not much to be found, but every once in a while, true believers get lucky and find what they consider to be compelling evidence.

Last week, UFO hunters using Google Earth found this bizarre-looking complex in the desert just outside of Cairo, Egypt.

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The complex contains two large, pointed buildings and some mysterious structures in circular formations.

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As you might imagine, there is a shortage of facts surrounding the purpose of these buildings, which means that speculation is now running rampant online.

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Some argue that these buildings play a role in a government conspiracy.

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Less dramatic theorists have pointed out that they could be part of a movie set, presumably for the upcoming Star Wars film.

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(via Unexplained Mysteries)

Regardless of their purpose, it’s hard to deny the inherent freakiness of finding two odd-looking buildings in the middle of the desert.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/weird-building/

Police Caught Him With A Human Brain And What He Used It For Is So Nuts

                                                                                  
When it comes to guilty criminals, they're not necessarily expected to act logically. Even if you don't expect it, however, this kind of behavior can still come as a surprise when you read about it in the news. Take, for example, the case of 26-year-old Joshua Lee Long from Penn Township, Pennsylvania.

Earlier this summer, Long was arrested in connection with several burglaries in the area. Not long after his arrest, a neighbor watched a large number of police vehicles show up at Long’s vacant trailer home.

Before they left, the neighbor witnessed a detective remove a mysterious box from the property.

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So what was in the secret box? Oh, just a stolen human brain labeled "Freddy."

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</div> <p>According to police, the brain was found when Long's aunt was cleaning out his trailer. She then called him in prison to ask him about the brain and Long told her it was his. That's when she contacted the police.</p>
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</div> <h3>According to authorities, Long told them that he and a friend would squeeze the embalming fluid out of the brain and onto marijuana that they then smoked to get an intense high.</h3>

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</div> <h3>Mixing marijuana with embalming fluid is surprisingly common. The chemicals in embalming fluid have been known to produce a variety of different reactions when smoked.</h3>
</div> <p>At the very least, the mixture prolongs your high. In more extreme cases, it can cause vivid hallucinations.</p> <p>(via <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/16/robbery-suspect-kept-stolen-brain-beneath-porch-and-used-it-to-get-high-police-say/" target="_blank">The Washington Post</a>)

Stealing a brain to help get you high…now that’s something I haven’t heard of before. Police say they believe the brain came from a researcher’s office of some kind. If you know anyone who is missing a brain, you can contact Penn Township police.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/brain-drugs/

This Poor Cat…Only In Eastern Europe. This Is Definitely Animal Cruelty!

Not to stereotype, but let’s be honest, there are a lot of crazy videos that come out of Eastern Europe. Granted, I’m sure an equal number of crazy videos are created in America and Western Europe. However, they don’t often get as much media traction as the ones from Russia and other former Soviet countries. Which is why when I came across the video below of a guy smoking cigarettes with his cat, I was hardly surprised…

How does he even get the cat to sit still for this?!

This is definitely a horrible case of animal cruelty. Animals can get lung cancer, too. And it’s not just from actually smoking themselves.

In fact, according to a study, cats who live in homes where someone smokes a pack of cigarettes or more every day are three times more likely to get cancer than cats in nonsmoking homes. Don’t ever subject your pets to this kind of cruelty.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/smoking-cat/

Apparently, Beer Used To Be Considered A Legitimate Form Of Medicine

For anyone who’s even remotely familiar with history, it’s no secret that life was very different during the Victorian Era. Most of our coverage of the period here on ViralNova focuses on Victorian death rituals, but let’s take a different approach today.

Instead of keeping things morbid, we’re going to talk about something that almost everyone can get behind: beer.

Believe it or not, Victorians used beer for medicinal reasons. Beginning in the late 1800s, bartenders sometimes doubled as pseudo-physicians.

One of the most common medicinal beverages was known as “malt extract,” which was a mixture of hops and malt with an unusually high alcohol content. It was so alcoholic, in fact, that it easily made people forget about their troubles.

These so-called “therapeutic beers” promised to cure everything from gonorrhea to insomnia. Oddly enough, they were also prescribed for hangovers.

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While name-brand breweries got in on the action by producing their own medicinal tonics, many smaller operations sprung up all over the country. One of the most notable was the Liebmann Breweries franchise.

While all of those tonics felt good going down, they certainly never cured anything. In fact, there’s a good chance that they just made people feel worse in the long run.

(via The Pandora Society)

Ah, the Victorian Era. It truly must have been a paradise for those dealing with alcoholism.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/victorian-beer/

Footage Of This Cigar-Shaped UFO Over Manchester Is Incredibly Clear, And So Freaky

Why is it that whenever anyone spots a UFO, their camera churns out a grainy video? It must be a law of physics that we’ve yet to discover. At any rate, the video below is not one of those. In fact, it’s startlingly clear.

This cigar-shaped object was spotted on a clear day over Manchester, England, back in 2011. The person filming was able to zoom in pretty tightly on the bizarre object. They were even able to make out some details. According to the video description, the object hovered for about 40 minutes before ascending out of sight.

That looks pretty real to me!

While I want to shout from the rooftops that we finally have an authentic UFO video, it’s important not to jump to any conclusions. In fact, because the video is so clear, we need to consider the possibility of it being a hoax.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/manchester-cigar-ufo/

3-D Printing Is Now Allowing Expectant Parents To Do Some Really Creepy Stuff

Expectant parents can be an odd bunch. They’re usually bundles of nerves as their due dates get closer and closer. While they’re understandably nervous, they’re usually pretty excited to meet their new additions.

This excitement is good, but it can sometimes lead them to do bizarre things — things like getting decidedly creepy 3-D models made of their little ones.

See what I mean? Just imagine trying to explain that to guests.

These 3-D ultrasound models are an invention of U.K. company Baby Boo Scan.

Despite the general creepiness of it, these models are surprisingly popular. They’re also pretty accurate. See the resemblance here?

(via Mashable)

While I can certainly see the appeal, I think there are better ways of showing some love for your expectant child. But then again, that’s just my two cents.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/3-d-babies/