This Week's Weird News

A bold plan to storm Area 51 in search of alien secrets, President Trump sharing his thoughts on the UFO phenomenon again, and a celebration for a famous American lake monster were among the strange and unusual stories to cross our desk this week.

The UFO phenomenon continues to dominate the paranormal news cycle in a major way as this past week saw President Trump once again offer his thoughts on the enigmatic phenomenon. Following up on his previous dismissal of the proverbial 'ET hypothesis, the president reiterated his stance by telling Tucker Carlson that "I'm not a believer, but, you know, anything's possible." Meanwhile, a pair of recently conducted polls provided some enlightening insights into what the average American thinks about UFOs.

Acting as a border between Vermont and New York, Lake Champlain has become famous in cryptozoological circles due to longstanding stories of a mysterious creature said to lurk in its waters. And this past week, the beast known as 'Champy' had a moment in the sun when it was honored by way of a historical marker declaring that the site is home to a "legendary lake monster lives here. Unfortunately, the creature itself did not make an appearance at the big unveiling, but we know it was there in spirit.

By far the most bizarre story of the week involved an audacious plan by UFO enthusiasts to storm Area 51 in search of alien secrets. The wild idea began as a joke Facebook post, but quickly captured the imagination of the masses online as hundreds-of-thousands of UFO enthusiasts said that they would join in on the misadventure set for September 20th. Whether they are foolhardy enough to follow through on the siege remains to be seen, especially now that the security forces at Area 51 know when they'll be coming.

For more strange and unusual stories from the past week, check out the Coast to Coast AM website.