Extraordinary Stories

That Are Strange But True

Many extraordinary stories might appear unbelievable, but have actually happened to people, which goes to shows just how bizarre life can be.

We come across bizarre stories that are sometimes just too unbelieveable to be true. However, these extraordinary stories have indeed happened to real people in their daily lives.

Check out 10 extraordinary stories that turned out to be really true!

10. Baby Resurrection

In 2012, two-year-old Kelvin Santos died in Belem Hospital, Brazil. His family took him home where grieving relatives held a wake throughout the night. An hour before his funeral, Kelvin sat up in his open coffin and said, 'daddy, can I have some water?' People were amazed and started to scream. A miracle had taken place and Kelvin had come back to life.

But moments later, Kelvin laid down again, close his eyes and never woke up again. At the hospital, Kevin was re-examined by doctors. It was confirmed that Kevin was dead, but everyone was left with no explanation of what happened.

9. Corpse Hotel

On honeymoon, a couple checked into a Las Vegas hotel. When they entered their suite, they both detected a very bad odour. They asked the manager for another suite because of the smell, but no other room was available. To compensate the manager offer them a free lunch, while the maid clean the room. Hours later, the couple returned to their suite, but the odour was still there. After reporting it again, the couple went out while the housekeeping staff cleaned the room again.

On their return, the lingering odor was still present. Frustrated the husband began pulling things apart to find the source of the smell. To their horror, under the top mattress, lying on the box spring off the bed was a body of a dead woman. Just how long had been there?

8. The Watcher

A family was forced to flee their new $1.3 million home in Westfield, New Jersey, after receiving threatening letters from a person who called themself 'The Watcher.' The letters claimed the six-bedroom home had been in the Watcher’s family for decades, and the person was “put in charge of watching and waiting for the second coming,”

Two letters mentioned the couples childrens names and details about them. It also had an unsettling questions, “Have they found out what’s in the walls yet?” The couple has filed a lawsuit against the previous owners. But investigation by local police yielded nothing.

7. Twins Deaths

Identical twin brothers, Anthony and Andrew Jackson, both 63, were found dead sitting in their recliners in the living room of their Acorn Court home in Tennessee. A time-stamped receipt, unopened cans of Coca-Cola gave authorities some clues. There were no signs of foul play or suspicious activity and as the twins suffered from diabetes, it is believed they both died sometime in early 2011, three years earlier.

The twins lived a more hermit lifestyle and did not communicate regularly either with family or anyone else. Their sister had tried checking on them several occasions,even called the police to investigate but there was no response. Eventually, a family member called the police after finding a key to the residence. With the key, the officers visited the residence and found the twins deceased. As the lawn was routinely mowed and the mail taken away, no one suspected anything was wrong. But there are still unanswered questions?

6. Animal Insulation

The Bretzius family in Pennsylvania found some unexpected “insulation” while putting in new insulation behind the walls of their newly-bought home. They were shocked to find dead animal carcasses in the walls, half-used spices and other items. The dead animals were wrapped in newspapers dated from 1930s and 40s.

As it was not covered by insurance, the family was stuck with a repair bill of $20,000. It seemed the previous homeowner, must have practicing “pow-wowing” - Dutch magic used to heal ailments. Now the question remains...are all the dead animals removed?

5. Super Toddler

Toddler Survived 14 Hours in Cold River. A fisherman saw a hand coming from a partially submerged car in the river and immediately called 911. 25 year-old, Lynn Groesbeck lost control of her car and veered into Spanish Fork River, in Utah. In the back seat was her 18-month-old daughter Lily. When police officers approached the overturned car, they heard a woman’s voice softly pleading for help.

They discovered that Lynn in the driver's seat had been dead for hours, but her daughter was miraculously still alive, strapped in the back seat, despite hanging upside down for 14 hours in the bitter cold with no food or water. Her guardian angel was definitely watching over her.

4. Killer Bees

Twenty-three year-old, Alex Bestler from Louisiana died after being attacked by bees as he and his friend, Sonya were hiking on the Merkle Trail in Arizona, USA. Sonya managed to safely make it to a nearby restroom, but Bestler was overtaken by the swarm before he could find shelter. When Sonya returned with help, Bestler still covered in bees, was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

3. Intruder Caught On Film

Surveillance video captured an home intruder lurking at the top of the stairs while the couple slept downstairs. The intruder was inside the home for 15 minutes, even stopping to watch television before leaving. When Mackercher's girlfriend noticed her purse missing the next morning, they checked the surveillance video.

Although only the girlfriend's purse was stolen, it was unease watching the eerie footage of someone in the home watching, especially when the mystery intruder has not been caught.

2. Inhuman Invader

A 41 year-old, Colombian man who had HIV Colombian man died of cancer. But the man's lung tumors weren't actually made of human cells, but were from a tapeworm living inside him. The researchers believe that because the man had HIV, the tapeworm kept growing in the body, unchecked by the immune system.

Eventually, mutations developed in the tapeworm's cells that turned the cells cancerous. The man died 72 hours after researchers determined the tumors were caused by Hymenolepis nana, the common human tapeworm. The case has baffled scientists and doctors alike.

1. The Erdington Murders

The Erdington Murders is about two girls killed in bizarrely similar circumstances in Erdington, England ... but 157 years apart. On the 27th of May 1817, Mary Ashford, a 20 year-old girl was found dead in a flooded sand pit. On 27th of May, 1975, 20-year-old, Barbara Forrest, was found dead 300 yards from the spot Mary Ashford's body had been found 157 years earlier.

Uncannily, both girls shared the same date of birth; both were strangled and raped; both had visited a friend and changed their dresses prior to attending a local dance on the night of being murdered. The two men charged (and ultimately acquitted) for Mary's and Barbara's murders had the same surname of, Thornton. Days before they were murdered, both girls made prophetic comments about their deaths. Their killers were never brought to justice.

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