This Week's Weird News

A Virgin Mary statue that appeared to cry, an intriguing UFO sighting in Texas, and an unfortunate vandalism case centered around aliens and an ancient site in Cornwall were among the srange and unusual stories to cross our desk this past week.

UFOs and aliens dominated the paranormal news cycle this week by way of several major stories. In England, the UK's first astronaut told a newspaper that not only do aliens exist, but that they may actually already be here on Earth. Then, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg became the latest White House hopeful to weigh in on the UFO phenomenon. Also hoping that he'll wind up in Washington next year is UFO researcher Robert Salas, who is running for Congress in California. And, in perhaps the first big sighting of 2020, an odd triangular set of lights was captured on video in Texas.

This past week saw a pair of peculiar events take place in churches, though the incidents were decidedly different in nature. First, parishioners at a chapel in Mexico were astounded to see a statue of the Virgin Mary seemingly weeping. As one can imagine, this was considered by many to be some kind of spiritual message or maybe even a miracle. Meanwhile, over in Spain, a man who believed that he was possessed by a demon drove his car into a church and took refuge at the altar in an attempt to escape the 'dark forces' that plagued him.

Perhaps the weirdest story of the week took place in Cornwall, where some yet-to-be-identified ne'er-do-wells painted a pair of aliens on an ancient stone site. Caretakers at the Mulfra Quoit megalithic tomb in Penzance were understandably aghast when they discovered the out-of-this-world graffiti on the landmark. Fortunately, the paint used to depict the aliens can be easily removed once administrators at the site go through the necessary steps to alter what has been deemed a historic location in Cornwall.

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