The word is derived from Latin ‘extraneus‘ meaning external or strange. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the term ‘strange’ is referred to an unusual or surprising occurrence or something that is difficult to understand or explain. Synonyms for that particular them are odd, curious, peculiar, , funny, bizarre, weird, uncanny, queer, unexpected and unfamiliar.
It can also refer to something that is not previously visited, seen, or encountered; unfamiliar or alien.
Throughout history the term ‘strange’ was used to describe various occurrences, from socially unaccepted behavior to the natural phenomena for which people had no logical explanation at the time.
The contemporary use of the term is wide and often used to describe something that is different, in any way, from the preset norm. What we perceive as strange today may change in the near future. The norms are constantly evolving and the thing that was considered to be strange ten years ago may be perfectly accepted in today`s society.
The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are looking into the world of bizarre, gruesome, peculiar and sometimes unexplained occurrences.
Discover the truth behind extraterrestrial life. The story follows Dr. Steven Greer, a man with a medical degree devoted to hunting UFOs. In his opinion, the real question is not are they real, but rather how did they get here. Dr. Greer is trying to answer that question through a thorough investigation of the alleged attempts of the government to conceal the evidence that can back up his claim.
National Geographic investigates some of the world’s weirdest and most ornate superstitions. This documentary goes over the real story behind the 1973 horror film ‘The Exorcist’. Meet some of the people who claim to have exorcised evil spirits from their victims, objects, places and animals. The episode also reveals the likely explanations for the behavior of those suspected of being possessed.
Could the Illuminati be responsible for the death of the king of pop Michael Jackson? Find out the answer to this incredible question in a brief documentary that deals with the issues of matching symbolism between Jackson`s work and the Illuminati.
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The Salem witch trials are hearings and prosecutions of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1963. People feared they were in danger of the witch conspiracy and decided to start a witch hunt and execute the ones accused of the crime witchcraft. The society of this time was afraid of the ones using witchery and curses and they were threatened by them if they don’t do what they say. The witch trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, nineteen of them were hanged and one was hard and forcefully punished, most of the victims were women. Some of these deceased were members of North England Churches and about fifty more confessed to being witches. They accused 200 more people of being witches and started a hunt for them, managing to execute and imprison some of them.The first person accused of witchcraft was Abigail Williams also called Tituba and she accused others of witchery in her confession. Tituba had her followers and worshipers and she managed to scare the whole village of Salem by telling them Satan was among them.Today Witchery is considered as a medical disorder including hysteria, ergotism, encephalitis and sleep paralysis.
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Enter the dark and dangerous world of cults that has long been a source of both fascination and fear. One cannot help but wonder what attracts followers to cults and, more importantly, what makes them stay?Take the journey behind closed doors into a secret world where faith and devotion give way to desperation and despair. From the bizarre prophecies of Charles Manson to the desperate paranoia of Jim Jones, cult leaders draw followers into worlds of power, obsession, and sometimes death. Hear from parents who have lost their children to cults and travel back in time to examine how cults have been attracting devotees throughout history.The documentary features archive footage and interviews with renowned scholars, survivors and others involved with various cults. It is described as an eye-opening examination of a hidden and extremely dangerous world few people will ever have a chance to see.
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In the near future virtual reality is going to enter our lives in ways we never imagined. Though dating and masturbating have long been commandeered by the web, it's only been as a kind of middleman. Now we're nearing the possibility of falling in love with your computer, as meeting your dream partner could be as easy as slipping on Oculus Rift, which is the most advanced virtual reality headset in the world.This documentary investigates how love and sex is faring in the digital age, starting with technology's notorious bedmate, the adult entertainment industry. We make a pilgrimage to LA's "Porn Valley" to witness firsthand how virtual reality is scarily close to creating fully interactive porn before heading to Europe's sex capital, Amsterdam, where the Dutch enthusiastically enlist the use of "teledildonics" to enhance their long-distance relationships.Along the way we pick apart the digital world's grip on today's relationships. Apps and the rise of social media have revolutionized dating, while virtual affairs end real-life romances and online role-playing games have gone X-rated. Finally, we take a look at a very modern taboo and ask: Can man's relationship with machine ever translate into real-life intimacy? Watch this documentary and try to find the answer to this peculiar question.
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Embark on a journey of discovery and delve into the fascinating, mysterious and, at times, controversial world of paranormal investigation. Based mainly in New England, New Gravity Media touches base with some of the region’s most respected paranormal researchers, mediums, scientists, skeptics, and of course, ghosts.The documentary has no storyline or any opinion of the author. The author Michael J. Baker claims that the materials compiled in this documentary are done so in all honesty and if the statements that were given by the participants are false then they are just representing themselves and that is their own responsibility. He author also states that:” nothing was manipulated or enhanced and there is zero bias toward any methodology. NGM brings you an in depth "behind the scenes" look at the subject that has the world afraid to sleep alone”.
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890 in Providence and died on March 15, 1937. He was an American author known for his influential works of horror fiction. He is regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre.Lovecraft had developed a formidable knowledge of his favored subjects, such as history, linguistics, chemistry, and astronomy.In 1913 he is being invited to participate in an amateur journalism association. After that he started circulating his stories. At the time of his first publication in a professional magazine he was 31. Lovecraft contracted a marriage to an older woman he had met at an association conference. By age 34, he was a regular contributor to newly founded Weird Tales magazine. Lovecraft turned down an offer of the editorship. After his return to Providence from New York in 1926, he produced some of his most celebrated tales including "The Call of Cthulhu". Due to the lack of confidence and the will to promote his work, Lovecraft did not achieve any commercial success and he died in poverty at the age of 46.If you enjoy Lovecraft's works, then you shall most certainly enjoy watching this documentary, which is also a good introduction to the fabulous works of one of the fathers of the horror genre.
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So is there a connection to Michael Jackson and his death from the infamous Illuminati? This brief documentary seeks to present Michael Jackson's stance and draws many parallels to symbolism associated with the Illuminati.Michael Jackson and his family maintain that he was none of these things but of course there are few in this world who know of Michael Jackson and who do not hold their own opinion…rightly or wrongly.The point in question is whether the Illuminati sought to disparage Jackson’s fame and influence because he blatantly flouted many of the Illuminati principles and did they as a group use their immense power to influence the general public?Jackson spoke repeatedly that he was going to be killed through a conspiracy of those would branded him with many labels including :FreakHomosexualChild molesterPeadophileWeirdoDrug userThere is talk of the Illuminati embedding satanic lyrics into Jackson’s songs and seeking every opportunity to discredit him….and he claims to have been infected with vitiligo by them.Did the Illuminati then orchestrate Michael Jackson’s death…murder him?Perhaps we will never know but this documentary does make one think…if only for a while.Wish to know more about the Illuminati? .. visit here http://www.documentarytube.com/the-illuminati And if you care to read something more in depth then visit this site http://www.henrymakow.com/was_michael_jackson_another_il.html"
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Testimony of a modern day exorcistNational Geographic investigates some of the world’s weirdest and most ornate superstitions.This documentary goes over the real story behind the 1973 horror film ‘The Exorcist’. Meet some of the people who claim to have exorcised evil spirits from their victems, objects, places and animals. The episode also reveals the likely explanations for the behavior of those suspected of being possessed.
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The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the 'novel Kuroi Jukai' was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at a rate of 50 to 100 deaths a year. The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently.