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Chelsea is a freelance writer from Melbourne, Australia.

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There's a New 'Storm Area 51' Event With Running Water and Showers

With only days to go before various ‘Storm Area 51’ events, rural Nevada has become a hotbed of controversy. Last week, two Dutch YouTubers were arrested for trespassing onto the secretive air base. Two weeks ago, fearing a “possible humanitarian disaster,” the creator of the original Facebook Storm Area 51 event pulled out of the “AlienStock” festival, but organizers there insist the show will still go on. Meanwhile, Lincoln and Nye counties are bracing for impact this weekend. While several f
By MJ Banias
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The Navy Says the UFOs in Tom DeLonge’s Videos Are ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’

In official statements, the US Navy has for the first time officially stated that the three UFO videos made public by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge’s UFO research organization are footage of real “unknown” objects violating American airspace.
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Why Alien Life Might Literally Glow

Those cheap glow in the dark alien toys sold at dollar stores across North America may actually be a helpful tool in how scientists plan to detect possible alien life. According to a recent paper in the Royal Astronomical Society, some organisms adapt to harmful UV radiation in a curious way: by glowing. Bioluminescence, in which an organism gives off light via an internal chemical reaction, such as a firefly, and biofluorescence, in which an organism takes in UV light and then re-emits at a lo
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It Looks Like the Storm Area 51 Festivals Are Going to Happen: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

In June, Matty Roberts started a viral Facebook event called “Storm Area 51.” His Facebook event has 2 million “attendees,” he’s launched a small business, and now he’s responsible for a festival in the Nevada desert that has stirred tensions with the local town. With tens of thousands saying they want to go to the festival in the next few weeks, will the Storm Area 51 event actually happen? A joke Facebook event has now spurred three supposedly real festivals over the weekend of September 20.
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This Late-Night Glove Salesman Masturbating Story Is Very Weird but Also True

It was 3 a.m. in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the dead of winter—typical glove-wearing weather. Andrew Blackbird had just finished a bartending shift and his wife, who was supposed to drive him home but had presumably fallen asleep, wasn’t answering his calls. Then his phone died. With all the cabs taken up, he started the 25-kilometer [15-mile] walk home. It wasn’t long until a black SUV rolled up alongside him and a man who looked like Max Headroom asked if he wanted a ride. Desperate and freezi
By MJ Banias
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Paranormal Filmmakers Are Skipping Streaming and Publishing Straight to YouTube

In a world where Ancient Aliens, Project Blue Book, and a host of other similar shows on mainstream cable, it may feel like we're living through a paranormal television renaissance. And we are. But the most interesting work isn't happening on cable or even streaming services like Netflix—it's happening on YouTube. Many filmmakers who work with the paranormal say they can tell more authentic, unsanitized stories on YouTube than they can on streaming networks. Dana and Greg Newkirk run the succes
By MJ Banias
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Neo-Nazis Are Selling the New Zealand Shooter's Racist Screed for $4 on Telegram

Before a mass shooter killed 51 people and injured 49 others in two Christchurch mosques in mid-March, he released an 87-page racist screed — titled "The Great Replacement" — that quickly found its way onto 8chan before New Zealand authorities could shut it down. Now, while the shooter remains in jail, his writings are being sold as a hardcover book for $4 a copy on the anonymous messaging service Telegram by a neo-Nazi in Ukraine who hopes to spread the ideology off the internet and across the
By Valerie Kipnis
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This Crowdsourced Map Documents UFO Sightings, Cryptids, and the Supernatural

If you’ve had a weird unexplainable experience, two guys in Seattle want to help you log it and track it on a global map. I have a new favorite place on the internet, and it is Liminal Earth. Liminal Earth is a web based mapping tool designed to track the bizarre. Created by Garrett Kelly, co-founder of Hollow Earth Radio, and Jeremy Puma, a Seattle based author, their project “acts sort of like ‘Google Trends’ (which tracks sudden spikes on google search queries) for the collective unconscious
By MJ Banias
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The Coast Guard Just Fished 1,300 Pounds of Weed Out of the Ocean

The Coast Guard found 1,300 pounds of marijuana wrapped in plastic — estimated to be worth $1 million — just floating off the coast of California on Tuesday. When a “concerned citizen” reported they saw drugs in the water surrounding Santa Catalina Island, the U.S. Coast Guard dispatched two boat crews to investigate and scooped up 43 bales of marijuana, the Coast Guard said in a news release. It’s a mystery as to where the floating green came from and who sent it, but the Coast Guard said an
By Kelly Vinett
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Pigs Are Eating Las Vegas' Casino Leftovers and It's Saving the Damn Planet

Las Vegas is known to be the city of excess, but after the party, someone has to clean up. And that means figuring out how to deal with an overwhelming abundance of food waste. So I went down to MGM Resorts and followed along as their leftover buffet food was sent out to Las Vegas Livestock, where none other than Vegas pigs are eating these luxurious left-overs, in the name of sustainability.
By Valerie Kipnis
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Teen Who Snapchatted 'Time to Blow Up the Plane' Before Flying to Guatemala Just Got Arrested

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A Texas teen made two bomb threats on Snapchat before boarding his plane to Guatemala. Now, he’s been arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat. "Blown [sic] this shi*t up," wrote 17-year-old Hector Fernando Fonseca — complete with a bomb emoji and a smiley face — just before boarding the plane with his father, according to court documents, first reported by KHOU in Houston. The second post read, "Time to blow up the p
By Kelly Vinett
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Border Patrol Agent Who Called Migrants “Savages” Pleads Guilty After Hitting Guatemalan with Truck

An Arizona Border Patrol agent who called migrants “subhuman” and “mindless murdering savages” in messages to fellow agents has pleaded guilty to intentionally striking a Guatemalan migrant with his truck. The agent, 39-year-old Matthew Bowen, was driving an agency pickup truck on Dec. 3, 2017, when he encountered Antolin Lopez Aguilar, a 23-year-old Guatemalan citizen who had illegally crossed the border that day. Bowen, who has been in Border Patrol for a decade, struck him twice with the fro
By Kelly Vinett
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This Suspected Killer Got Caught After Checking the Wrong Fridge

A Tennessee couple’s doorbell camera alerted them to an uninvited visitor — a fugitive suspected of murder was rummaging through their outdoor fridge. In a video captured by a home security camera, Ann and Harvery Taylor could see enough of the intruder’s frame — a tall man wearing baggy camouflage and a backward baseball cap — to identify the man who had escaped from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary about 10 miles away. When he closed the door to the refrigerator, Ann Taylor immediately
By Kelly Vinett
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A Texas Gun Store Put Up a Billboard for Its “Back to School Sale”

When a Texas gun store owner bought a billboard promoting a “back to school sale,” he was only trying to thank teachers, not scare them. "We have friends and family who are teachers and our way of reaching out and saying thank you is by offering a summer long promotion of discounted training courses, firearms, and accessories,” the Boyert Shooting Center, in Katy, Texas, wrote in a statement to local news station KTRK. The sign reads "BACK TO SCHOOL SALE. AUGUST 13TH-18TH. UP TO 50% OFF FIREAR
By Kelly Vinett
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“Mom, They Shot Me”: 12-Year-Old Was Sitting on His Bed When Chicago Cop Shot Him

Twelve-year-old Amir Worship was fast asleep when a SWAT team allegedly raided his bedroom at 5 a.m. on May 26, conducting a search warrant in his south Chicago home. One of the officers then shot him in the leg, shattering his knee, when he was sitting on the edge of his bed complying with their orders, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County, Illinois. Amir’s room was already cleared and he was attempting to follow directions when he was shot, according to the complaint. "Police
By Kelly Vinett
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Tom Delonge’s UFO Research Center Is Making Politicians Demand Answers

Last month, Republican representative Mark Walker of North Carolina wrote a letter expressing concern over the recent surge in UFO-related events affecting American military forces. Walker’s concerns stem from the December 2017 article in the New York Times about the now defunded secret Pentagon UFO program called AATIP and the revelations that several Navy pilots in 2004 and 2015 engaged in bizarre encounters with anomalous aerial objects off the coast of California and Florida. The news that
By MJ Banias
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Demon Tattoos Could Be the Key to Finding This Escaped Tennessee Inmate

Tennessee authorities are on the hunt for a prison inmate who escaped the same day a corrections officer was discovered dead in her house on the penitentiary’s property. And they’re hoping his tattoos will give him away. Debra Johnson, 64, who’s worked in Tennessee prisons for 38 years, was found dead late Wednesday morning at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, according to CNN. Then corrections officers couldn’t
By Kelly Vinett
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Cyntoia Brown Spent Half Her Life in Prison for Killing a Guy Who Forced Her Into Sex. Here's Her Story.

After spending half her young life in a Tennessee prison for shooting a man who forced her into sex when she was just 16, Cyntoia Brown is finally free on parole — with a college degree and a book deal. Brown, now 31, was released Wednesday from the Tennessee Prison for Women after serving 15 years, according to the Department of Corrections. Her saga started on the night of Aug. 6, 2004, when she met Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old real estate agent, in the parking lot of a Sonic Drive-I
By Kelly Vinett
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Facebook Keeps Shutting Down the "Storm Area 51" Page, But It's Not Going Away

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. UPDATE 8/6 5:19 p.m.: The Area 51 Facebook page is back up and running — and it wasn't ever supposed to be offline. “This was a mistake and the event page is now available again,” a Facebook company spokesperson told VICE News about the event page that got shut down. Facebook shut down the “Storm Area 51” the event page that got over 2 million pledges to “storm” the Air Force base allegedly keeping a secret stash of aliens in so
By Kelly Vinett
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Facebook Just Put the "Storm Area 51" Page Back Up

UPDATE 8/6 5:19 p.m.: The Area 51 Facebook page is back up and running — and it wasn't ever supposed to be offline. “This was a mistake and the event page is now available again,” a Facebook company spokesperson told VICE News about the event page that got shut down. Facebook shut down the “Storm Area 51” event page that got over 2 million pledges to “storm” the Air Force base that's allegedly hiding aliens in southern Nevada. Matthew Roberts, who created the event in July, said Facebook t
By Kelly Vinett
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The Brazilian Inmate Who Tried to Escape Dressed as His Teen Daughter Was Found Dead

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The Brazilian inmate who tried to escape from prison disguised as his teenage daughter, wearing a plastic mask, a black wig, a grey hoodie — and a bra — was found dead in his jail cell three days later. After his elaborate jailbreak attempt, captured on video, Clauvino da Silva allegedly killed himself, said Rio de Janeiro state authorities on Tuesday. “The inmate appears to have hanged himself with a bedsheet,” Rio’s prison aut
By Kelly Vinett
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Beto Flipped Out About Trump's Racism to the Press: “What the Fuck?”

Beto was already fired up from speaking at a vigil for the victims of the El Paso massacre when a reporter asked what President Trump could do. The Texas politician let loose. “He’s been calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. Members of the press, what the fuck?” said O’Rourke, who represented El Paso as a member of Congress and is now running for president, at a Sunday night gathering near the shooting site. “It’s these questions that you know the answers to. I mean, connect the dot
By Kelly Vinett
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The MAGA Bomber Just Got 20 Years in Prison

The so-called “MAGA Bomber,” who sent mailbombs to some of Trump’s A-list haters, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday. Prosecutors previously requested that Cesar Sayoc be locked up for life for sending 16 homemade explosives to a slew of liberal celebrities and politicians — including Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and even actor Robert De Niro — over the course of 11 days last October. The government called his crimes "te
By Kelly Vinett
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R. Kelly’s Attorney Lost Him for an Entire Night Before His Child Porn Court Date

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. R. Kelly vanished the day before his scheduled court appearance in New York, and for the entirety of Thursday night, his attorney didn’t know where he was. The R&B star’s attorney finally managed to get a hold of him Friday morning and discovered he was in custody in Brooklyn. But the holdup delayed his hearing in federal court, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of racketeering related to kidnapping and sending child pornogr
By Kelly Vinett
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