18. The mysterious Arctic ping
In 2016 the Canadian military was given an unusual mission – to try to find the source of a mysterious pinging noise. The ping, reported by hunters and also described as a beep, was apparently emanating from the seabed of the Fury and Hecla Strait in the Canadian Arctic. Theories about what was making the weird noise included the operations of a mining survey or Greenpeace campaigners trying to disrupt hunting, but no convincing explanation has yet been found.
17. Lake Superior ghost ship
The image that you see here is from footage shot by Jason Asselin looking across Lake Superior in Michigan. Asselin was in the process of making a music video when he spotted the strange apparition shimmering on the lake’s rough waters. He described it as resembling a ghost ship and said that it remained in sight for almost 30 minutes. Since there have been more than 200 ships wrecked in that part of Lake Superior, perhaps his description wasn’t entirely implausible…
16. Russian teleportation
This blurry picture is a screen grab taken from a 2012 video that has done the rounds on social media. The film, shot in Russia, is from a dashcam. The lorry has just veered across the road and the figure in the light coat right beside it appears to have come from nowhere. This has led to speculation that the individual had been teleported. Or did they just narrowly miss being run over when this truck took evasive action? It seems that we’ll never know.