Peruse a listing of some of the finer sites I've found on the World Wide Weird. Some are relevant to Freaky Links and some aren't, but all are worth a look see. And most of them have real pretty pictures to look at.
Now I've always been interested in new scientific methods plus I have a healthy respect for ancient cultures. Here's a website that combines the 2 in a new and exciting way. Check it out and learn how you can modify your pet into new and exciting shapes!
Bill Gates is Dead.
You know I'll always remember where I was on December 2nd, 1999 when I learned that Bill Gates had been assassinated. I guess it's the JFK story of my generation. Recently I chanced upon a website that does a great job of detailing the facts behind the murder and the conspiracy theories that have popped up since then. (Do you buy into the lone gunman theory?) Check out www.billgatesisdead.com to learn all the pertinent facts behind this American tragedy. I still get chills when I see that CNN webpage about the incident....
The Barrio Boys
Continuing on with my foray into the dark recesses of the dance scene here's
a group that is really where its at. They come on with a lot of attitude
yet they also know just how to listen. (For proof check out Greg's secret
Quite simply, the finest DJ in the land.
Sacred Geometry and Coherent Emotion
Weird idea websites are one of my personal favorite subgenres on the internet. Here's one that gives you an enticing look inside the mind of a madman. What is he doing with this geometry? I dunno but he has graphs!
Here's another website that left me a little confused. What is field harmonics? How do they relate to the key of Thoth Tarot? How does the TV show "The Simpsons" relate to the "Infinite-Etheric Orgone Energy Analogous?" All these questions and more are sorta answered on this website o' madness.
Here's a website that exposes the fun behind an over laden bus falling off a road. Sure, some may say it's a tragedy but others recognize that bus plunging is just a fact of life. Who are we to judge?
The Los Angeles Cacophony Society
Most readers may not be able to make it to their events but everyone needs to check out their web page. The Merry Pranksters ain't got nothing on these guys who plan outrageous stunts and events on a monthly basis. One insane example is their annual Santa Rampage when upwards to 150 members get dressed up as Santa and run rampant on the streets of LA. My oh my!
Here's a pretty cool idea. There's been a murder and you have to solve it. This interactive web flick is done with style and pizzazz and even has a rocking score. (What more can you ask for in a murder?)
The Drudge Report
This one may be a little more mainstream than most of my picks but Matt Drudge deserves to be on our list of freaks. His website is an amazing collection of links to all kinds of news services and it's impossible to figure out what his next headline is going to be. On any given day you can find all sorts of weird and wonderful news from all over the globe. Where else would you find an article about the Russian economy right next to one about French attack monkeys?
The Soda Constructor
Ever want to make a robot? Of course, who doesn't? Here's a website that brings out the evil scientist in all of us. Design your construct and then watch it wobble across the screen. It's alive! Alive!
World of The Strange
Lots of information of aliens, ghosts, monsters and other things that go bump in the night. The editor Louise has been posting some great stories on the
discussion boards and they all get the Derek Barnes stamp of approval (ker-chunk!) Check 'em out and make sure you tell 'em Derek sent ya.
The guy that thought of this should get a Nobel prize. Just go to the site, plug in any URL, press enter,
and it will magically transform the webpage you selected into Mr. T speak! This is genius I tell ya!
Here's a perfect chance for you kids to learn what awaits in the exciting world of adulthood!
This here's a "gooder" (as we in the south like to say). What is Snarg? Oh, I can't tell you. That would be cheating....
In Search Of
Yeah they bribed me to give 'em a plug (check out the diary entry for the facts) but this website for the
upcoming TV show is actually pretty nifty. Lots of behind the scenes info and they actually want to find
out what you know. Besides where else are you gonna see a pneumatic battering ram with Bigfoot's face
attached to it?
Circling the Square
A website can't be all bad if it has a section entitled "Pop Goes the Conspiracy" and actually this is
a pretty good one with some well written articles that manage to skewer current topics with humor and
cynicism at the same time (ain't big words cool?) Go check it out and tell Prof. Scola that Derek sent ya.
So I got sent this link and I thought it was amusing and as a joke I told the guy I would link to it
if he would name one of his campus buildings after me. Well what-do-ya-know, he went and did it. Take
a gander at the only high school devoted to those with a little "something extra" up there in the
No Such Net
I got this link e-mailed to me and I gotta say it kept me entranced for minutes (which considering my
attention span is a pretty marvelous thing.) It's a free form abstract sorta thing so don't go in
expecting to learn something. Instead just keep pushing the buttons and see where you end up.
The Sons of Lee Marvin
Read about this secret society that counts Tom Waits and Jim Jarmusch as members!
Some of the most outlandish cartoon animation you ever did see! (There's the southern hick in me
coming out) You could spend hours on this page just uncovering what goes on in the mind of chief
animator Mumbleboy. Worth a look!
My brother Adam's website that was started in 1994 and has been inactive since his death in 1997.
Adam was interested in mysticism and primitive magic but took a much more serious look at it. (He had
a bachelor of arts degree in both psychology and parapsychology and a masters in anthropology.) Some
of the wording gets too geeky for me but it's a great place to start if you looking to get into the
more scientific angle of paranormalism. I've preserved it in the state it was left.
Here's what things looked before Lan came down and showed me what the letters HTML really stood for.
This was my first attempt at a freaky website and I've preserved it so future historians can look
upon my intial efforts and shake their heads in disbelief.
The granddaddy of them all. The magazine this site is based from was named for Charles Fort who lived
from 1874 to 1932. Fort's biggest accomplishment was compiling news stories of the odd and strange
that were scattered all over the world and throughout history books into a series of books. Fortean
Times was first published in 1973 to continue his research and is an amazing database of the strange.
If you like my site I urge you to get a subscription to this United Kingdom based magazine.
Joseph's Inanimate Objects
Joseph is a guy with lots of firearms, a bag full of groceries and a video camera. Ever wonder what
a bottle of red cherry soda looks like when it's hit with a 9mm hollow point? Here's the place to find out.
The Eddie Breen Experience
Eddie is not your ordinary folk artist. He uses such paranormal themes of fire people, aliens,
flying Jesus formations and other oddities to make his statements on canvas. Much of his work is
Piggyback Art in which he takes a existing painting found at a thrift store or yard sale and
reinvents it by adding his own take on the subject. If you ever thought folk art was all about
badly painted calico cats check out Eddie and he'll change your mind.
The place to find unique attractions in these 50, nifty, United States. Everyone should know about
the amazing beer drinking goat of Lajitas TX, where the Museum of Death is located at and what animal
spit up the world's largest hairball (it was a hog and the 2 1/2 pound curio is on display in Mt.
Angel, Oregon. Take a hypertour and see the sights without ever leaving the comfort of your doublewide.
The Naked Mole Rat Cam
I get a lot of e-mails that complain that my web cams are a bit boring (is it my fault that the
skunk ape ain't dancing the hootchie koo in front of the lens?) Here's a web-cam that will appease
everyone craving for action. And what action it is, naked mole rats scurrying left, naked mole rats
scurrying right, naked mole rats sleeping with the naked mole rat legs sticking straight up
in the air. Action! Action! Action!
June Houston's GhostWatcher
Another web-cam page that overlaps the paranormal with the artistic. June's an artist living in NYC with a ghost problem in her home so she has placed a dozen or so cameras in her house and invites visitors to watch the images and report what they see. The compilation of reports makes for interesting reading and the site blurs the line between reality and art.
Urban Legends and Folklore
A great source to track down the truth behind those ugly e-mail chain letters about Bill Gates
paying you to test his e-mail tracking program (it ain't so) Urban Legends use to be oft told
tales about alligators in the sewers but with the popularity of the web and e-mail, these tales
have taken on a new twist. This site gets to the bottom of what's true and what's not plus is
updated frequently. Next time someone e-mails you with the recipe to the Neiman Marcus cookie,
e-mail them back with this web site address.
The Smoking Gun
Uses the Freedom of Information act for great entertainment effect. Official crime reports,
court documents and government paperwork are all shown here to expose what "they" don't want
you to see. Current stories up when I visited was the rap sheet for a Pokemon related arrest,
Parker Stevenson's court files on why Kristie Alley should pay him child support and the death
certificate of Andy Kaufman.
The Annals of Improbable Research
The site describes itself as a scientific humor magazine and it fits the bill. Current reports
expose "the win a date with a Nobel laureate" contest, review the first opera based on cloning
research and awards a prize to the first car anti-theft device that incorporates a flame-thrower.
Basically it's Mad magazine as written by Isaac Newton.
I got this e-mailed to me by a Freakylinks reader named Adam who used verbs such as "creepy",
"vague" and "bizarre" when he described it. Does it live up to those words of praise? Well let's
just say it gives a whole new spin on the "Oswald didn't act alone" theory. Check it out.