Sharon's Strange Times

Sharon A. Hill
Spooky claims, weird nature - A guide to these strange days
Created 19 Jun 2021
  • Weekly Weird News for October 15, 2021
    15 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 4 1
    Hello, readers. I'm glad you're here. Perusing the "strange news" sites this week, I'm reminded that most of this type of news is complete garbage - tabloids (who paid the "witness") reporting paranor...
  • Weekly Weird News for October 8, 2021
    08 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to another week of weird news. I found so many stories that I had to free some into the wild (my Twitter feed) because I ran out of room. I'd like to keep the newsletter length manageable. Thi...
  • Terrible Treats: Warnings about tainted Halloween candy create unfounded fears
    07 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 2
    Halloween is approaching. The new "tainted treats" urban legend is pot-spiked candy. Police departments and local drug-enforcement agencies across the US are scaring parents with nonsense claims about...
  • Weekly Weird News for October 1, 2021
    01 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Here's to another Weekly Weird Newsletter. CHEERS! When Thursday rolls around, I start typing up the stories I collected for the week and get a case of tendonitis. There is always a lot to sift throug...
  • Weekly Weird News for September 24, 2021
    24 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to the week in weird news. I have a scientific tone, I enjoy learning about stories relating to odd natural phenomena. This week, I found many stories to share on this topic. If you enjoy it, ...
  • Weekly Weird News for September 17, 2021
    17 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 0 1
    Welcome back to Weekly Weird News, a curated rundown of the weirdest, but REAL, stories of the week. No deepfakes or disinformation here. If you like this stuff, please share on social media. If you n...
  • Weekly Weird News for September 10, 2021
    10 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 0 1
    Welcome to new subscribers. Thanks for joining in on a weekly roundup of strange, offbeat news especially curated to clue you in on the fringe events of our time. This is only worth it if it spreads f...
  • Weekly Weird News for September 3, 2021
    03 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    It's been a really tough week in the US. I mean, really beat-you-down want-to-scream tough. I tried to distract myself by focusing on news that, maybe in the larger scheme of things doesn't matter but...
  • Cryptozoo's mythic cryptids
    29 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I watched the January 2021 movie Cryptozoo this weekend and have some thoughts. The movie depicts the idea of a sanctuary for cryptids. They define cryptids upfront as animals whose existence is dispu...
  • Weekly Weird News for Aug 27, 2021
    27 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 0 1
    Welcome to another week of Weird News - your temporary escape from real-world horrors via weird-world happenings. Peabody booms When I ran the Doubtful News site that examined weird claims every day (...
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