breaking news

Springfield police unsure why woman killed on U.S. 40 was in roadway

Top 3 weird stories of the week


Thanks for checking out Newsy’s top three weird stories of the week. Let the weirdness begin!

>> Read more trending stories  

To start our countdown, it’s a business expected to open soon in Madison, Wisc., called Snuggle House. (Via WTVT)

For anywhere between 60 to 425 bucks you can be hugged or cuddled by a stranger. Creepy or sweet? (Via CNN)

Because “there are so many people who don’t have a significant other in their lives, and they just need to be held.” (Via Fox News)

“Owners say physical touch helps reduce stress. Local officials are concerned it could lead to prostitution, but for now they have delayed Snuggle House’s opening.” (Via HLN)

WJFW says the company is in its final stages of inspection and plans to open soon, and “according to the business, it has nearly 100 appointments for people to experience their touch therapy.”

Interesting. No. 2 gets a little creepier.

Johnnie Mullins of Oklahoma got the cops called on him because of his very realistic-looking Halloween decorations. (Via Gawker)

Most of the decorations are quite normal for the holiday, but then there’s this. Apparently, the sight of a garage door decapitating a fake body hasn’t gone over too well with neighbors. (Via WAGA)

“My kids wanted to decorate, so that’s what we did. The kids that live in this neighborhood don’t freak out or anything, I mean I’m sure they did at first. It’s Halloween, I don’t think it’s too far.” (Via KWTV)

City officials came out to the Mullins’ house and said the gory display wasn’t breaking any laws. (Via KRIV)

Our No. 1 story is one man’s unusual response to a bear attack.

Facing down a black bear, Gilles Cyr did something very, well, odd, and it was a move that very well may have saved his life. (Via YouTube / TomoNews US)

CYR: “And his mouth was wide open right in front of my face. So last thing I remember, I had his tongue in my hand, and I didn’t want to let go because he was trying to fight me off, so he wasn’t hitting me with his claws.” (Via CBC)

Not going to lie, don’t think the tongue would have been my first instinct if I came face-to-face with a bear.

Cyr said he thought he was dead for a second. He escaped, and the bear followed, but it eventually lost interest and wandered away.

Thanks for watching Newsy’s top three weird stories of the week.

>>  See more at: Newsy.com


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in News

Another Orca dies at SeaWorld
Another Orca dies at SeaWorld

It’s been a sad year for SeaWorld, having lost two orcas already. Unfortunately, things just got more tragic with news that the matriarch of its killer whale family has died. Officials at the park in San Diego confirmed that Kasatka, a 41-year-old orca, died “surrounded by members of her pod, as well as the veterinarians and caretakers...
Drunken driver runs over ‘Report Drunk Drivers’ sign
Drunken driver runs over ‘Report Drunk Drivers’ sign

One California driver seems to have taken a highway sign far too literally. In a Monday Facebook post, California Highway Patrol said a man has been charged with DUI after crashing his Jeep into a sign reading, “Report Drunk Drivers” on Wednesday morning along State Road 1 near Aptos, California. KSBW reported thatStephen DeWitt, 57...
Dayton chief could face discipline for stolen gun
Dayton chief could face discipline for stolen gun

Dayton’s police chief could face discipline and be on the hook for the cost of a new gun if carelessness or negligence is determined during an administrative investigation into the firearm’s theft, according to police policies reviewed by the Dayton Daily News. Chief Richard Biehl’s Glock 30 .45-caliber pistol was stolen sometime...
Ohio to get $19.6M settlement from EpiPen false claims case
Ohio to get $19.6M settlement from EpiPen false claims case

Ohio’s Medicaid program will get a reimbursement of $19.6 million from the maker of the EpiPen after years of underpaid rebates. The payment is part of a larger $465 million settlement between Mylan Inc. and the federal government officially announced by the Department of Justice Thursday. Mylan is making the repayment to resolve allegations...
Ohio lawmaker criticizes efforts to remove Confederate monuments
Ohio lawmaker criticizes efforts to remove Confederate monuments

Even as Republicans like John Kasich, Rob Portman and Mike Turner call on President Donald Trump to clearly denounce white supremacists, state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, took to Facebook this week to criticize efforts to remove Confederate monuments. “There is a statue of Bill Clinton in Arkansas. A man who obviously glorified adultery...
More Stories