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