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Leaking Lime Juice Sends Responders To Cargo Jet

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Weird News

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A mysterious liquid leaking on a cargo jet sent emergency responders to the island that is home to the Ketchikan, Alaska, a...

Landmark Urethane Igloo Can Be Yours For $300,000

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 05.01.2014 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The embodiment of an Alaska cliche is for sale. The massive urethane igloo that's a must-stop for summer tourists heading ...

Cat Survives 11-STORY FALL After Chasing Mosquito Out Window

AP | Posted 11.07.2013 | Weird News

JUNEAU, Alaska -- A house cat in Alaska learned the hard way not to chase mosquitoes after following one out a window and falling 11 stories. The 2-y...

Town Rallies Around Cat Mayor Wounded In Canine Assassination Attempt

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 11.05.2013 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The honorary mayor of a tiny Alaska town is noticeably absent this week, when he should be hanging out at the general store ...

Giant Pumpkin Has A 'Hole' Lotta Problems

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Weird News

KENAI, Alaska -- J.D. Megchelsen holds the record for giant pumpkins in Alaska, and the Nikiski gardener knew he had a candidate this year to beat the...

Record-Setting Fish May Be 200 Years Old

Posted 07.08.2013 | Weird News

If you believe in yourself, any fin is possible. UPDATE: July 8 -- The Alaska Department of Fish and Wildlife has determined that the fish was only...

Man Gets Trapped Climbing Tree

AP | Posted 06.21.2012 | Weird News

FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- An Alaska man had to be rescued after he climbed a tree for exercise but got stuck upside down by one leg. Fairbanks firefighter...

Lee Speigel

Biologist Says He Can Explain The Origins Of The Alaska Lake Monster

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.09.2012 | Weird News

Just as Scotland's Loch Ness has an alleged lake monster known as Nessie, Alaska's Lake Iliamna has its own reported beastie dubbed "Illie." But is...

BETS ARE COLD: Alaskans Waiting For Winner Of Ice Guessing Game

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 06.25.2012 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- In this age of multimillion-dollar lottery jackpots and online betting on anything and everything, wagers take on a slower place ...

WATCH: Sharp-shooting Grandmas Issue Challenge To Alaskans

AP | Posted 03.29.2012 | Weird News

FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- The Alaska Grandma Safe Shootin' Challenge has residents taking on three Fairbanks grandmothers in a local shooting range competi...

Does This Statue Look Like A Vagina? Some In Sarah Palin's Town Think So (VOTE)

Posted 02.24.2012 | Weird News

Is this fodder art class or sex education? A 12.5-foot sculpture installed on the front lawn of Wasilla High School has created a controversy in Sa...

Unharmed Baby Found With 2 Dead Parents In Alaska

AP | By RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 12.20.2011 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A man and woman were found dead with their unharmed baby in a remote western Alaska village when worried relatives went to check ...

Vehicle Crashes Into Living Room Of Alaska Home (VIDEO)

AP | By MARK THIESSEN | Posted 12.12.2011 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An investigation is under way after an SUV crashed through the front wall of an Alaska house, missing the homeowner by inches. N...

Alaska Woman Punches Bear To Save Dog

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.01.2011 | Weird News

Talk about being able to throw a punch. An Alaska woman hit a bear's snout so hard, it let go of the dog it was gnawing on -- her dog to be exact. ...

Vampire-themed Cruise Planned For Southeast Alaska

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Weird News

JUNEAU, Alaska -- A week-long vampire convention on a cruise ship that will feature a vampire ball and costume contest is planned for scenic Southeast...

Alaska's Mysterious Orange Goo Turns Out To Be Mysterious Eggs

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 10.08.2011 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Scientists have identified an orange-colored gunk that appeared along the shore of a remote Alaska village as millions of mi...

Orange Goo Baffles Remote Alaska Village

AP | By MARK THIESSEN | Posted 10.06.2011 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Leona Baldwin's husband saw it first, and she got on the marine radio to alert others in the remote Alaska village of Kivalina th...

What Is The Mysterious Orange Goo Washing Up In Alaskan Village?

AP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Authorities say a mysterious orange-colored substance has washed up on the shores of a remote village in northwest Alaska. Tests...

Lee Speigel

WATCH: Alaska's Alleged Sea Serpent Caught On Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 09.19.2011 | Weird News

It has a horse-like head at the end of a long neck, with big eyes and humps on its back. It undulates above the surface for just a moment before divin...

Steven Hoffer

Man Plows Into Brewery, Steals Beer

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Sometimes, nothing can stand between a thirsty guy and a cold brew. An Alaska man is facing multiple charges for allegedly smashing a stolen vehicl...