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World’s creepiest abandoned mansions let to rot after murders and ‘ghost visits’

Built on a foundation of dreams and unimaginable wealth, the walls of these once-grand mansions hide a chilling history. Earlier this week, an abandoned manor known as the ‘Welsh Palace of Versailles’ went back on the market for £750,000. The Grade 1-listed Kinmel Hall, near Abergele, Conwy, was once one of the country’s most prestigious […]

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Water-loo? Tree takes battlefield prisoner in portable lav

Authorities say a man was rescued after a tree that fell during high winds trapped him inside a portable toilet at Gettysburg National Military Park in south-central Pennsylvania. The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department said on its Facebook page that the crew was called to Little Round Top shortly before 4 p.m. Friday. Assistant Chief Joe […]

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Boy unhurt after taking ride on airport conveyor belt system

Authorities say a 9-year-old boy who found his way onto the conveyor belt baggage handling system at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was not injured. Airport spokesperson Pat Hogan said the incident happened early Saturday afternoon as a group of about 20 people were checking their bags for a trip they were taking together. Hogan said […]

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Nurses, doctor help ‘lucky’ mom who gave birth on flight

A doctor and a team of neonatal medical professionals were in the right place at the right time — helping a Utah woman deliver her baby onboard an hourslong flight to Hawaii. Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga was traveling from Salt Lake City to Hawaii on April 28 for a family vacation when she gave birth to […]

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Traveling owl: Man drives hours with bird in truck’s grille

A man moving from Alabama to southwest Florida traveled hundreds of miles with an owl stuck in his truck’s grille. The owl survived. Torie Gray said he saw a vehicle ahead of him swerve on Interstate 75 to avoid the great horned owl. But somehow he hit it and it became lodged in the truck. […]

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Tennessee toddler freed from antique wooden barrel

Fire rescuers and medical staff used a power saw and screwdrivers to extract a toddler from an antique wooden barrel in which he became wedged during a visit with his grandparents. Kelly Strubing and her husband took their 2-year-old son Dorian to the emergency room after he got stuck Saturday, WKRN-TV reported. Sumner County Emergency […]

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Wine that went to space for sale with $1 million price tag

The wine is out of this world. The price is appropriately stratospheric. Christie’s said Tuesday it is selling a bottle of French wine that spent more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station. The auction house thinks a wine connoisseur might pay as much as $1 million to own it. The Pétrus […]