A massive gold nugget found in Australia, a possible miracle at a Connecticut church, and a disembodied foot discovered on a New Zealand beach were among the weird and wondrous stories that crossed our desk this past week.
This past week saw a pair of strange stories centered around, of all things, disembodied feet. First, in New Zealand, a beachgoer was aghast when they stumbled upon a shoe sitting in the sand and, upon further inspection, saw that it contained a foot! Chillingly, a subsequent search of the area by police provided no further clues as to where the puzzling appendage could have originated. Meanwhile, over in Britain, a woman was left scratching her head when she found a mysterious animal claw sitting in the grass on her front lawn. Despite looking like it had come from some kind of menacing creature, it was later determined that the odd find was simply a turkey's foot.
In a testament to how there are all manner of buried treasures simply waiting to be discovered, this past week featured two stories concerning such incredible finds. In Egypt, archaeologists unearthed over 2,000 ram heads that were placed within an ancient temple devoted to King Ramses II. Remarkably, experts noted that the offerings were left at the site around 1,000 years after the revered pharaoh had died. Later in the week, an amateur prospector in Australia made headlines when he found a massive gold nugget that weighed a whopping ten points and is valued at around $160,000.
By far the most fantastic story of the week came by way of Connecticut, where it is suspected that an incredibly rare miracle may have occurred at a church. As detailed by a shaken Father Joseph Crowley moments after it happened, the eerie event unfolded as a minister was handing out hosts for communion and noticed that the container was nearly empty. Amazingly, after looking to see if he could replenish it, the man was astounded when he saw that the wafers had somehow multiplied and he now had more than he had been given in the first place. Known as a Eucharistic miracle, such incidents have only been reported around 150 times and the strange case in Connecticut is now being investigated by the Archdiocese of Hartford.
For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.