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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