A dog painted to look like a tiger, an odd UFO sighting in South Carolina, and a lawsuit over the notorious Forrest Fenn treasure were among the strange an unusual stories to cross our desk this week.
The latest twist in the very strange saga of author Forrest Fenn's purported hidden treasure occurred this week when a disgruntled Colorado man sued the eccentric art dealer after he failed to find the elusive riches. David Harold Hanson claims that he managed to solve the puzzle put forward by Fenn and actually located where the $3 million in gold and jewels were hidden. However, the treasure hunter alleges, the author then fed him false clues that led him astray and now he wants $1.5 million for his troubles.
This past week saw a pair of puzzling possible UFOs pop up in the news. First, in South Carolina, a mystified motorist filmed a strange glowing object that slowly descended through the sky. Theories for what it could have been, aside from an alien ship, are space junk returning to Earth or merely an airplane that looked peculiar due to the angle that it was filmed. Later in the week, an anomaly hunter scouring Google Earth images noticed a very intriguing shape that resembled some kind of craft in the shadow of an ice shelf in Antarctica.
By far the weirdest story of the week came by way of India where a farmer fed up with monkeys stealing his crops came up with the rather clever idea of painting stripes on his dog so that it looked like a tiger. The faux ferocious feline proved to be an excellent deterrent as the primates reportedly fled the property whenever they caught sight of the proverbial guard dog. Meanwhile, a similar but far less amusing story occurred in Siberia this week when a polar bear with the name of an iconic Russian tank spray-painted on its side was spotted by a pair of bewildered witnesses.
For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.