<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent offbeat Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/tags/offbeat http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/tags/offbeat <![CDATA[Real Life 101: Classes That Should Be Offered (But Aren't)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/real-life-college-courses-wish-list/don-davis
All that time (and money) spent earning your college degree... wouldn't it have been great if even some of those classes were useful for handling everyday life stuff? This is a list of the things you wish you could've learned in a college class but couldn't since the course never existed. You had to eventually figure out on your own how to do these real-life, everyday things you wish someone had taught you about.

In fact, it's possible you still don't know how to do many of these things - and while you spent lots of money learning about English literature in the 1600s, probably know Socrates' birthday by heart, and can likely recall some data from the periodic table you had to memorize for a chemistry class at some point, you still don't know how to change a tire, manage your bank account, or file your taxes. Despite earning that degree, after graduation, many students are left clueless as to how they can handle some of the basic fundamentals in everyday life.

Sure, some of these college classes we wish existed were offered in some iteration if you majored in a related field - 'How to Invest' or 'How to Save Money' were likely covered in a Business degree. The classes on this list are what you wish had been part of your general education requirements but weren't since most colleges don't offer a course in how to avoid identity theft, how to apply for a loan, how to take care of a pet or how to get a boyfriend or girlfriend. Even though you spent a lot of money on a fancy college degree, there are still plenty of real-life things you don't know how to do that you wish you could've learned about in college.

This is a list of the classes that colleges should offer but don't... the stuff we really need to know how to do in everyday life. Vote up the classes that don't exist that you wish you could've enrolled in during college.

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Investing 101
Stocks, bonds, CDs, mutual funds, investing for the future, IRAs, pensions...wha!?
Handyman 101
Fix a leaky faucet, a broken window, a creaky door, general household repairs.
Taking Care of Your Car 101
Changing a tire, changing oil, fixing a flat tire, regular maintenance, etc.
Handling Life's Emergencies 101
Basic first aid, how to act in a crisis, how to respond to a life-threatening situation of any type, emergency or natural disaster, what to do if you're in a bad situation such as a car accident, who can you turn to for help, etc.
Saving Money 101
"Why save money when you can spend it?" said the broke guy.

Managing Your Personal Finances 101
How to create a personal budget, how bank accounts work, avoiding overdraft fees, how to balance a checkbook (for those who still have them).
Managing Your Credit 101
How is a credit score determined, what happens if I make late payments, when does my credit score actually matter, how do I monitor my credit score, how do I improve my credit score, FICO scores...wha!?
How to Avoid Identity Theft 101
There's a million ways people can get your personal information - wouldn't it be great to know a few of those so you can best protect yourself?

Searching for a Job 101
How to craft the perfect resume, where to begin searching for a job, how to land a job interview, what to expect on a job interview, how to negotiate salary, the things you should and shouldn't say in a job interview, interview etiquette, etc.
Having Successful Relationships 101
Friends, lovers, family...

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<![CDATA[People We Wish Were Still Alive]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/people-we-wish-were-still-alive
RIP to our world's greatest achievers; those who changed the way we live and the ways we thought. This list of people we wish were still alive includes some of the greatest humanitarians, artists, politicians, and celebrities we wished could have stayed with us longer. These notable dead people often died ahead of their time (some of them are among the celebrities who died in 2013) while others passed from natural causes. Regardless of the cause and timing, these are famous people who died while they still had very much to contribute to the world.

There are myriad great people who died too soon on this list of people we wish were still alive. Among them scientists like Albert Einstein, musicians like Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix, politicians like Ronald Reagan and JFK, and even celebrity personalities like the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. All these famous dead people left too soon, and left a void most people can never fill.

Who are some famous dead celebrities who should still be alive? Who are the celebrities that died before their time? There are many reasons you might have to vote up your favorite notable deceased person, so make sure to do so on this list of famous people you wish were still alive. If your favorite dead celebrity isn't listed, feel free to add them to the discussion.

If the macabre is your thing, check out the celebrity death pool 2013 to see who the public believes will be the next sad addition to the list of notable people who died too soon.

Abraham Lincoln

Albert Einstein

Bruce Lee

Freddie Mercury

Jesus Christ

John F. Kennedy

John Lennon

Mark Twain

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Walt Disney

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<![CDATA[36 Crazy Vending Machines From Around the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/vending-machine-crazy-v1/danielle-dauenhauer
First things first: why aren't more things available in vending machines? Sure, you can get your sodas, cup of noodles, and even bowling socks from a vending machine, but what about beer, headphones, and red Skittles? There's a vending machine for that? There's a vending machine for that!

Apparently, you can buy just about anything in a weird vending machine if you're willing to go halfway across the world to drop your money in a machine that may or may not be supplying you with the right sized pair of jeans. While many of these crazy vending machines are in Japan and China (dreamers, all of them), there are some bizarre vending machines in the US and Europe as well.

Does your desk need some new flair? There's a machine for that. Got a cupcake craving? There's a machine for that. Have an itch to wear some underwear another person has already worn? Ick, but yes, there's a vending machine for that. From the glorious (LEGOs an lobsters) to the grossest (live bait and porn), there seems to be a machine that dispenses it. Heck, there are weed vending machines in Colorado now. WEED! Collect those quarters and get ready to be envious of some of the best vending machines in the world.


Flip Flops Vending Machine
One can never have too many flip flops.
Convenience Store
In Australia you'll find all the best parts of a convenience store- travel size toiletries, Snickers, condoms- without the smelly guy dumping nacho cheese into a bag of Fritos.
Asahi Beer Machine
It's a machine that dispenses beer without the hassle of a bartender or a cashier. 

It's beer, from a machine.

Weed Vending Machine
Though marijuana vending machines have been around for a bit, the ZaZZZ machine, which will soon be open for business in Avon, Colorado, will be an unattended dispensary where- after verifying the age of a customer using card scans and biometrics- customers can get their weed any time of day or night.

Details on whether or not Taco Bell plans to open locations on every corner visible from the machine have yet to be released.
Art-O-Mat Machines
Art-O-Mat machines (whose locations include casinos, hotels, and museums around the world) distribute cigarette pack-sized packets of art for less than a pack of smokes. At just $5 a pull, the converted cigarette machines dole out culture with the satisfaction adults used to feel when sticking a quarter in a machine at the grocery store and hoping the toy they wanted would pop out.
LEGO Vending Machine
These machines are either the best or worst thing ever to happen to parents shuttling their kids onto public transportation (depending on whether or not the kid splits open the bag and dumps the tiny bricks all over the cringe-inducing floor).
All Vending Machine Restaurant
It's in Amsterdam. It's a place where stoners can congregate, put money in a machine, and indulge their munchies all day.
Skittles Vending Machine
Finally! Your chance to get a bag without the damn yellow Skittles. Nobody likes the yellow Skittles. Mr. Skittles (that's his name now) doesn't even like yellow skittles; he just likes candy color diversity.
Umbrella Vending Machine
When day-old newspapers aren't good enough to fend off water that magically appears from the sky, this dispenser of colorful umbrellas will save your hairdo, electronics, or fancy suede jacket with pink lining from the weather.
Pizza Vending Machine
This machine deserves a Nobel Prize in food. In about two minutes, the machine makes you a pizza. Far from the half-assed efforts of the Burrito Box, this pizza machines rolls the dough, sauces, tops, and bakes you a frickin' pizza IN TWO MINUTES.

Give this machine ALL the awards!

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<![CDATA[Star Wars Fan Costumes Gone Seriously Wrong]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-star-wars-fan-costumes/amylindorff
The Star Wars films have one of the most passionate fan followings in not just the history of film but pop culture in general. The movies changed the world of film forever and have been hugely influential on multiple generations since their release. Many fans dress up as their favorite characters, not just for Halloween, but for conventions and celebrations year round. Occasionally, these costumes miss the mark or go just plain horribly wrong. This list of Star Wars fan costumes gone seriously wrong contains pictures of the worst contenders.

It can be tough to get a costume just right, but some of these Star Wars super fans, really, really missed the mark. From startling looking men in Princess Leia's slave costume, to unfortunate papier-mâché experiments, no one is safe. Even with the vast resources of a national television show, the costumes on this list are just plain wrong - no one needed to see Matt Lauer and Al Roker in those wigs for "The Today Show's" Star Wars celebration.

Vote up the most troubling, horribly crafted, seriously WRONG Star Wars fan costumes on the list below. And next time you're looking for a character to dress up as, remember, a Star Wars character might seem like a good idea, but the costumes are intricate, and one missed detail can spell disaster.

The Sith Lords DO NOT Approve
Stick to Middlearth, Elijah.

Prince Leia Knows No Shame

Creepiest. Tauntaun. Ever.

Well, Yoda DID Often Look Cross-Eyed.

It's Quite a Feat to Make Jabba Look CREEPIER.

Here's Hoping That Was Non-Toxic Baby Paint.

Stormtroopers Had Full Body Suits for a Reason.

Garbage Wars?

There's No Need to Subject Us to These Wigs, Today Show.

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<![CDATA[The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-druggiest-rock-stars-of-all-time/robert-wabash
Rock stars and drugs go together like football and beer: you could have one without the other and it would still be fun, but you would sense that something was missing and it just wouldn't feel quite right. And in the world of rock and roll, musicians being whacked out on drugs and alcohol can be pretty entertaining (right up until the OD, of course. RIP).

This list of rock stars who used drugs was inspired by an article in the OC Weekly that chronicled the six druggiest rock stars of all time, but since we go big at Ranker, we added a few more to the mix. Because honestly, one thing the music world isn't lacking is train wrecks who drink and do drugs. If you can think of other rock stars that deserve to be on the list that didn't make it in the first wave of qualifications (which basically consist of the ability to frighten one of the nurses at Promises upon checking into rehab), add them. But heed the criteria that your rock star must have a splendid past with drugs.

If you're looking for inspiration in the drugs and rock & roll arena (we'll assume the rest of the internet can cover the "sex" part), the list of rock stars who have aged the worst is an excellent way to make you feel better about those gray hairs you've been denying. And if you're wondering what's to come of these miscreants of the mic after the drugs have run their course, there's the list of celebrity ODs we should have seen coming.

Amy Winehouse

Janis Joplin

Jerry Garcia

Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Keith Richards

Kurt Cobain

Ozzy Osbourne

Sid Vicious

Whitney Houston

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<![CDATA[50+ Trippy Pics That Will WTF Your Brain]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-pics-wtf-optical-illusions/don-davis
Think your eyes are playing tricks on you? You're right. These are some of the best optical illusions that will make your brain do a double take. At first glance, you will likely get some of these funny pics, but there are quite a few that may take you a little longer to figure out - and some that will mindf*ck you altogether.

Can't believe your eyes at some of these crazy things? Perception, perspective, point of view - it's all in the eye of the beholder. Test yourself, do you get it right away? Guaranteed, some will take longer than others to figure out. Some of these creative pics turned out so mind-blowingly awesome because of the great timing in which they were shot - pics so random, caught at just the right time...you couldn't stage them if you tried. Then, there are quite a few artistic creations that, while they may be set up, they still leave you wondering how they did it.  

These trippy optical illusions are some of the best pics that may make you question what you know to be real, but it's a great opportunity to challenge yourself, have fun and not take everything at face value. Granted, some of this crazy stuff may just leave you scratching your head. But that's what makes it so fun. So kick back and wrap your head around some of these awesome optical mind benders. And for more awesomeness, check out 59 Infuriating Images That Will Trigger Your OCD and 20 Pictures That Prove You Have a Dirty Mind.


I Don't Know About You, but It's All Black and White to Me.

Ah...Finally. So Much Better.


Getting High

Hey Baby Cakes!

Even Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts Get in On the Optical Illusions

Stolen Moments: A Shadow Tells a Story of Love That Could've Been

How'd She Do That?

"I Just Couldn't Shake the Feeling I Had This Little Monkey on My Back."

Puppy Love

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<![CDATA[33 Hilarious Custom License Plates]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-license-plates/samantha-dillinger
Funny license plates make the drudgery of driving a little bit better (especially when you're in HOURS of traffic), or at least give you something to think about other than when the damn commercials on this radio station are going to end. The magic created by some people in a maximum space of 7-8 numbers and letters can be absolutely breathtaking, horrifying, and face-palming all at once, and the best vanity plates from around the US are all here on this list of funny vanity plates. 

List of license plates with funny messages makes use of all the available bits of state license plates. From custom logos to messages meant to be read upside down or in reverse, there's a little bit of "FU, state government" in every one of these offensive license plates. If you think you can do better than the funniest license plates in the US, head to your local DMV now (because there can never be enough silly license plates).

What are the most offensive personal plates? What can you put on a vanity plate? Some of the top vanity plates clearly have owners who pulled one over on the DMV and for their effort, you are implored to have a laugh with them and their inclusion on the list of hilarious license plates.

New Mascot?

Tell Us What You Really Think About Your Rivals

Defying Stereotypes

It Never Gets Old


Duct Tape: It Makes Everything Better

What's the Over/Under On Times He's Been Pulled Over?


Most Professionals Only Get $50

They Just Like Birds, Okay?

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<![CDATA[5 Odd Traffic Laws That May or May Not Be Valid]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/5-odd-traffic-laws-that-may-or-may-not-be-valid/dtaibleson
Surely, there were many cases of heroic attempts in the Old West to save the day when one rides in on his great white steed and rescues the damsel in distress. However, in Prescott, Ariz., such heroics were once forbidden. One local law prohibited anyone from riding up the stairs of a county court house on a horse.
 If such a law were enforced today, it would most likely need to be amended to include scooters, motorcycles cars and SUVs. How American drivers have matured through history needs only be measured in the silly laws that once existed — and those that possibly still exist.  


Leaving Your Vehicle Door Open Too Long Is Illegal
If you're visiting Oregon and happen to get out of your vehicle to enjoy some of the state's breathtaking scenery, be sure to scan the area for police officers with stop watches, as they could be timing you as to how long you leave your car door open.
According to one Oregon law, it is a violation to leave a vehicle door open any longer than it takes for people to get in and out.
Perhaps the reason this law is still in effect is due to the popularity of skateboarding in the state. Portland is known as a hotbed for skateboarders, so it would only make sense for lawmakers to keep more accidents from happening, such as a skateboarders haphazardly running into a vehicle's opened door, right? That would just be gnarly, dude.  

When a Woman Is Driving, Her Husband Must Warn Others With a Red Flag
Women drivers in New Orleans must first have a man wave a warning flag in front of the car before she begins driving. To most men, this makes a lot of sense, although one shouldn't admit that in the presence of their spouse.
 Although many women may see this law as outdated, it's hard to argue against this law because, as the great Ron Burgundy of "Anchorman" once said, "It's science." 

No Gorillas Allowed in the Back Seat of a Vehicle
Apparently, this was a regular problem back in the day in Boston, Mass. Roaming cattle, at one time, could be expected. But this? It begs the question: How is having a gorilla in the front seat better than it being in the back seat?
Thankfully, those learning how to drive in Massachusetts won't find any questions on their permit driving practice test pertaining to gorillas in the vehicle. However, one helpful tip if you are ever faced with riding with a gorilla — never look directly at him. This tends to tick gorillas off, and nobody likes a grumpy backseat driver, especially when he's 500 pounds of muscle and teeth. 

No Vehicle Without a Driver Should Exceed 60 MPH
Oh, really? So, as long as one bails out of his Ford F-150 as it cruises at a comfy speed of 45 mph during 5 p.m. traffic, he should be alright then? Good to know.

Maybe these crazy Californian lawmakers are onto something, though. With the uproar of aerial drones making a buzz, who's to say an unmanned automobile wouldn't be the next great American threat? Californians may be kind to David Hasselhoff's "Baywatch" babes, but for his sidekick sports car, Kitt, the Golden State just isn't ready yet.

No Shooting Whales from a Moving Automobile
Some laws have been skewed from their original meanings, especially over the Internet...but who the heck twists the meaning of a law about hunting from moving vehicles to include whales....IN TENNESSEE?

Unless whale is the new phrase for critter in this in-land state, one must stretch his imagination of how the word whale ever came up in casual conversation. Alas, any mention of the big blue mammals in such a law is merely a myth, according to Hunter Course. 

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<![CDATA[The 19 Craziest Baseball Stadium Snacks]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-baseball-stadium-snack-food/danielle-dauenhauer
Let's face facts: this is America and disgusting food makes everything better. A six-hour drive up the Interstate: stop at In N Out for a 4x4...animal style. Stuck in a town with nothing but a one-horse saloon and a greasy spoon? Get hammered and eat whatever pickled treats are behind the bar and order the 17-egg omelette from the diner as a hangover cure. Watching your favorite baseball team get thrashed at the hands of their rivals? 

It's time to seek out the greatest food abominations in the MLB.

There's no baseball team immune to the occasional offensive rout or defensive breakdown, and if you happen to be at your club's home field (or worse yet, witnessing this atrocity on the road), it may be time to seek some comfort. In food. 

The craziest ball park offerings range from the bizarre (Rocky Mountain oysters at Coor's Field) to the sublime (bacon on a stick. Bacon. On a stick) and are sure to elevate your game day by more than a couple notches. In addition to your standard bizarre MLB stadium snacks, there are eating challenges that could earn you season tickets (Tropicana Field), absurd portions ostensibly labeled for consumption by 2-4 people that you'll no doubt attempt on your own, and bacon. Glorious bacon.

What are the weirdest baseball concession options? What baseball stadiums have the craziest foods? Short of visiting all the MLB ballparks, growing a belly for the ages, and possibly getting dropped by your healthcare provider, this list of bizarre baseball stadium foods is your best way to get to know the ways baseball fans are packing in the snacks this baseball season.

Bacon On a Stick
We've all heard that everything is bigger in Texas and now it appears that some things are thicker, too. This season at Texas Rangers home games you can purchase a 3/4 thick piece of Hungarian bacon dipped in maple syrup and mounted on a stick for your eating pleasure. $7 is SO worth the enjoyment this meaty delight will bring the fans.
The Venom Dog
For a state that hasn't really embraced its Hispanic population as of late, the Arizona Diamondbacks sure are leaning on some staples of Mexican cuisine to fill out their concessions menu. A prime example is the Venom Dog, a footlong habanero sausage whose toppings (guacamole, black beans, sour cream, and pico de gallo) would be just as at home in a burrito.  
More Banana Split That You Could Possibly Need at a Baseball Game
The powers that be in the Chicago White Sox organization decided that a mini helmet full of soft serve wasn't good enough for their fans (oh, no). Instead, they've chosen to offer a full-size batting helmet swollen with 12 scoops of ice cream, several bananas, whipped cream, strawberry sauce, chocolate drizzle, and cherries in (what has to be) the biggest confectionery treat in the MLB. 
Stuggy's Mac N' Cheese Dog
Since the Orioles aren't exactly the winningest club in the East, loading up on beer and delicious eats at Camden Yards seems like a must. Enter the Mac n' Cheese Dog, a wiener split down the middle, piled high with decadent mac n' cheese and lump crab meat, and dusted with Old Bay seasoning. You'll take one bite and momentarily forget whatever woeful thing is happening on the field.
This 4-Pound Burger That Comes With Season Tickets (Kind Of)
Now that Adam Richman (he of "Man vs. Food") has retired from professional eating challenges, the Tampa Bay Rays are looking in the stands for their next gross-amounts-of-food superstar. For $30, you get a 4-pound bacon cheeseburger and a pound of fries; but that's not all. Dubbed the "Fan vs. Food" challenge, the powers that be at Tropicana Stadium will reward any fan to consume the whole plate (no time limit is specified) with two season tickets and a t-shirt. No word on seat location or whether tees of a size other than XL will be available.
The Auger Dog
A spiral-cut potato wrapped around a hot dog before being submerged into a vat of boiling oil, the Auger Dog is a solution for people who wish their fries tasted more like hot dogs, or vice versa.
To call this an abomination on a tortilla would be wholly (guacamole) incorrect; it's an abomination on half a dozen tortillas. Shredded cheese, pico de gallo, beef brisket and more are fitted into the 24-inch quesadilla and laid to rest on a bed of Doritos. Served at the Rangers Ballpark at Arlington, it's said to be a favorite of outfielder David Murphy.
The Hammer
Seriously, who needs a bun when you have a pair of waffles? Crispy, sweet pastry discs envelope a piece of fried chicken, bacon, and pepper jack cheese coated- wait for it- pecan maple mayonnaise. Found at Turner Field (in the South, you should have guessed), the salty sweet sandwich will hook you quick.
Much like their cousin, Irish Nachos, PNC Park's Tatchos are nachos with a potato base taking the place of tortilla chips (tater tots, in this case). Beans, cheese, sour cream, and chives top a Napoleon Dynamite favorite at the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Closer
Not to be glib, but The Closer- two grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with nine different cheeses and adorned with candied bacon- should really be subtitled "...Of Your Arteries". Hopefully those who attempt this dairy demon at Pittsburgh Pirates home games do so under the supervision of someone competent in CPR.

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<![CDATA[20 Real People Who Claim to Have Been Abducted by Aliens]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/real-people-who-claim-to-have-been-abducted-by-aliens/mel-judson
List of real people who claim to have been abducted by aliens. All of the individuals here report having had encounters of the fourth kind. From the 1960's through the 21st century, people ranging from celebrities, to police officers, to Air Force sergeants have not only reported sightings of extraterrestrial beings, but also reported being snatched up by them and taken aboard hovering UFOs. From the fields of Nebraska to the streets of the U.K., a diverse group of real-life human beings remains haunted by their experiences.
These stories are some of ufologist's favorites because many of the abductees overlap in their shared stories and have been examined by doctors and lie detector tests. Speaking of examinations, it wasn't just public officials who tested these people, it was often the aliens themselves. Family members and shipyard co-workers claim to have received medical evaluations, and often been given insertions and implants, from aliens once they got them into their spacecraft. Read about these human beings who met other worldly beings and lived to tell the (tall?) tale.


Fran Drescher
Before she played the Nanny in "The Nanny," Fran Drescher was a junior high school student driving with her father. That's when she was, according to her, abducted by aliens. She has a scar from the incident, which she claims is where aliens implanted a chip.

Pascagoula Abduction
In 1973, two shipyard co-workers went fishing in the Pascagoula River in Mississippi when three creatures came out of a UFO and levitated the men. Charles Hickson (42) and Calvin Parker (19) went numb as they were sucked into the craft, where they were investigated by the lobster clawed aliens. 

Travis Walton's Fire in the Sky
In 1975, so his story goes, Arizona logger Travis Walton went missing for five days because he had been abducted by a UFO. This is one of the most well-known alien abduction stories in history. It even led to a book (he wrote it) and a $15 million dollar movie in 1993 called Fire in the Sky.

Mark from Manhattan
In a CNN "American Morning" special about New Yorker Bud Hopkins and his investigations of UFOs, they interviewed a man who went only by "Mark." "Mark" claimed he had been abducted multiple times by aliens who were very "clinical" in their examination of him.

Source (CNN)
The Betty Andreasson Abduction
In South Ashburnham, Massachusetts, Betty Andreasson began having flashbacks of extraterrestrials after a mysterious winter night in 1967. A decade later, hypnosis sessions revealed that Andreasson thought gray beings entered her home, communicated with her telepathically, and took her on board a flying saucer for medical examinations.

The Buff Ledge Camp
Sucks to be a summer camper in 1968 at the Buff Ledge Camp in Vermont. Counselors Janet Cornell and Michael Lapp (19 and 16, respectively) saw a bright light when Michael thought the planet Venus was falling. In fact, it was a UFO, which took them up and away against their will. Yet another creepy case of forgetfulness, followed by regressive hypnosis bringing up memories of aliens and experiments. 


Betty and Barney Hill
The year was 1961 and the place was New Hampshire's White Mountains. Barney Hill and his wife Betty were driving, saw an increasingly bright light, and came back without recollections of two full hours of their trip. According to their hypnosis sessions with a psychiatrist, they both reported a group of little gray creatures taking them aboard a spaceship and examining them.

Abduction of Herbert Schirmer
Herbert Schirmer wasn't some random guy claiming he was probed by aliens. Schirmer was a Nebraska Police Sergeant who, in the winter of 1967, wrote into his log book, "Saw a flying saucer at the junction of highways 6 and 63. Believe it or not!" After undergoing psychiatric analysis, his encounter with friendly aliens was deemed "physically real."

Sergeant Charles L. Moody
In the summer of 1975, Air Force Sergeant Charles L. Moody saw a UFO in the New Mexico desert. As human-shaped shadows emerged from the aircraft, Moody went numb as he met six-foot-tall aliens, a story verified (or at least verified that Moody believed it) by medical examiners.

The Stanford, Kentucky Abductions
At 11:15pm on January 6th, 1976, Louise Smith, Elaine Thomas, and Mona Stafford were an hour south of Lexington, Kentucky when they saw a flying saucer with a bright blue light. They realized they each couldn't recall an hour and a half, during which they later claimed to have received physical exams by aliens.


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