This Week's Weird News 9/4/20

A gargantuan crater found in Russia, an eerie 'shadow creature' filmed in Maine, and a pair of Italian Flat Earthers who got lost trying to find the 'edge of the world' are among the strange and unusual stories to cross our desk this week.

By far the most bizarre story of the week came from Italy where a pair of Flat Earth enthusiasts tried to find the 'edge of the world' and wound up on an epic misadventure. The duo began by breaking coronavirus-related travel restrictions to embark on a road trip that led to them selling their car, buying a boat, and sailing to an island hundreds of miles away in the opposite direction of what they believed to be the literal end of the Earth. Despite failing in their mission, the pair persisted twice more, much to the chagrin of authorities who kept trying to get them to adhere to the country's pandemic quarantine.

The monstrous power of Mother Nature was on full display this week by way of a jaw-dropping video of an enormous crater that appeared in Russia's Arctic Tundra region. Inadvertently discovered by a news crew flying overhead, the staggering chasm located on the country's Yamal Peninsula measures 165 feet deep. In the face of online speculation that the ominous pit was somehow related to UFOs or a clandestine weapons test, an expert in Russia quickly explained to the public that it was a natural phenomenon brought about by melting permafrost.

A curious piece of footage that surfaced this week seemingly shows some kind of shadow creature crossing a dark and spooky road. The video came courtesy of the dashcam from a motorist in Maine who was driving through the community of Yarmouth a few days earlier and, at the time, didn't notice anything out of the ordinary from the trip. When looking back at his footage to find out if it captured a deer that he had spotted on the drive, the man was stunned to see a baffling black form zipping from one side of the road to the other in front of his vehicle. A supernatural visitor, paranormal activity, or a trick of light and shadow? We're still not sure.

For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.

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