An eyebrow-raising UFO encounter by a pair of pilots over England, the rediscovery of the world's largest bee, and another potential breakthrough in the iconic Amelia Earhart mystery were among the strange and unusual stories to cross our desk this week.
The ongoing saga of Amelia Earhart's puzzling disappearance took yet another turn this week when a team of researchers announced that they had acquired photos and footage of the famed aviatrix's plane from the day before she vanished. The procurement of these materials is particularly exciting because the film may contain a critical clue which just might shed light on the pilot's ultimate fate. According to the group, there appears to be a patch of metal on her plane that may match a piece of debris that was found in an area where it is believed the aircraft crashed.
Mother Nature provided us with a pair of truly remarkable creatures that made the headlines this past week. First, a BBC nature program managed to capture footage of an incredibly rare all-black emperor penguin. Our jaws had barely come off the floor when we subsequently learned about the rediscovery of the world's largest bee, which left us astonished all over again. The monstrous insect measures an astounding inch-and-a-half long and, according to researchers who were on site when the bee was found, it's whopping 2.5-inch wingspan could not only be heard, but almost felt by those who encountered it.
Continuing what has been an intriguing trend which has been unfolding over the last year, it was revealed this past week that a pair of pilots in two separate aircraft witnessed an odd UFO over England. The strange anomaly, they said, resembled two orange lights seemingly stacked on top of each other. The airline that employs the two pilots stressed that they did not, necessarily, encounter anything alien, but whatever the object was left the seasoned denizens of the sky completely baffled.
You can check out more strange and unusual news stories from the past week at the Coast to Coast AM website.