Bad Dog Needs Rotten Home



Added on: 9th Feb 2015



The chances of you finding a piece of meteorite in your backyard

is pretty small let alone a meteorite hitting your yard six times in a row.

But that is exactly what happened to a Serbian man living in a little

village in northern Bosnia. It looks like the man´s property, for some

reason, attracts space rocks; the man even thinks that it might be

aliens trying to bombard his house.




An unidentified Austrian man from Wiener Neustadt found a treasure

trove estimated to be about 650 years old while digging to expand a

garden pool in 2007. The trove contained more than 200 rings, brooches,

ornate belt buckles, gold-plated silver plates and other pieces or fragments,

many encrusted with pearls, fossilized coral and other ornaments.




Thousands of homes have been built over a 12,000-acre area that

was once a World War II bombing range in Orlando, Florida. The

first bomb was discovered in 1998 near the running track of a

local middle school. Since then, over a hundred rockets and bombs have

been found on the school property and in backyards of nearby housing

developments. Even though the Army Corps of Engineering have launched

a large-scale clean-up of the area, the danger of stumbling across

a bomb left behind is still pretty high.




In 1997, John Lambert from Ipswich, was building a fence in his

backyard when he found a large and unusual bone. He thought

it could be an important paleontological find but he just put it in his

shed where the bone sat for another 16 years. Finally, in 2013, he decided

to take it to Ipswich Museum, where experts, astounded, confirmed it

to be the bone of a 250-million-year-old Pliosaur. But the Pliosaur was

not native to the English sea, which made the finding even

more mysterious.




In 1996, then 47-year-old Canadian-born actress Margot Kidder, the

spunky Lois Lane in the “Superman” movies, was found in

someone´s backyard in Glendale, California. The actress, who was

battling health and financial problems at that time, had been missing

for three days before she was found. According to the police, she was

frightened and paranoid, wearing dirty clothes and missing some teeth.

She was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder and placed in psychiatric

care where she made a complete recovery.




In 1978, Gary Johnson from California noticed a large rock sticking

out of the ground with a bone pattern in it near his backyard.

Thinking it could be an important find, Johnson called in an

expert to evaluate it. However, the expert said it had no value.

Then, the stone sat in the backyard for over 35 years until

February 2014, when Johnson was watching the news and saw a

huge piece of a 12-million-year-old sperm whale skull found just a

few hundred yards away from where he found the stone.

Johnson called another expert, a Paleontologist at the Natural History

Museum. This time, he was lucky. The Paleontologist estimated the

fossil to be the 14-16 million years old remains of a very

rare baleen whale.




When a nine-year-old boy from Hamerton, Cambridgeshire, ran to his

mother shouting that there was a cheetah in the garden, she

dismissed his claims as childhood excitement. But when Julie-Ann

Taylor looked out of the kitchen window, to her astonishment, she

realized her son was not joking. It turned out that the 6 feet long

predator had escaped from a nearby animal sanctuary.

The keepers soon arrived to the house and took the tripper back home.




While digging up their backyard, looking for worms to take on an

upcoming fishing trip, two sisters from Kitchener, Canada stumbled

upon a curious object. Deep in the ground, they found something

transparent and shiny, with a bluish hue. At first they thought that it

was part of a meteorite, however, earth sciences professor Phil

McCausland disagreed, saying that the visible layer of the object

should have been much darker if it really was part of a meteorite.

Then, a gem expert, Gary Winkler, was contacted and asked to

analyse the object. He found that it was definitely not a gem of any

known kind. He also speculated that the object was not of natural

origins but that a person deliberately buried it. No matter what it was,

the sisters were going to keep it.


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