A treasure hunter's misadventure in Yellowstone National Park, the discovery of a ship lost in the Bermuda Triangle, and an eerie voice heard by a ghost hunter exploring a cemetery in Pennsylvania were among the strange and unusual stories to cross our desk this week.
In the latest twist surrounding the Forrest Fenn treasure, it was revealed this week that the now-notorious hunt had nearly claimed its fifth victim earlier this month when an Indiana man got stuck in a canyon at Yellowstone Park while looking for the riches and needed to be rescued. Dave Christensen is certain that he knows where the elusive cache of gold and jewels is located and claims that he ventured into the treacherous gorge to document its location. Alas, it would seem that the only thing the treasure hunter found was trouble as he ultimately ended up receiving a pair of misdemeanor citations for the ill-advised search.
A classic paranormal mystery found its way back into the headlines this past week when it was announced that a team of researchers had located a ship that went missing in the Bermuda Triangle nearly a century ago. The SS Cotopaxi disappeared back in 1925 while traveling from South Carolina to Cuba and subsequently became one of the more iconic incidents connected to the infamous hot spot where planes and ships inexplicably vanish. However, thanks to an exhaustive search from the TV series Shipwreck Secrets, a previously unidentified wreck off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida was determined to be the long-lost vessel.
By far the most bizarre story this past week came by way of Pennsylvania, where a state trooper was dispatched to a graveyard after a ghost hunter called 911 to report hearing a disembodied voice crying out for the help. Chillingly, the paranormal investigator told the dispatcher that he specifically heard a woman declaring that she'd been buried alive. When officers arrived on the scene to investigate the matter, there was no sign of any spirit nor a person in distress, aside from perhaps the ghost hunter who was frantically digging up the ground looking for the source of the voice.
For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.