5 Weird Animals That Seem to Have Come out of Nowhere

You may or may not believe in the multiverse theory or the possibility of an alternate existence that dips in and out of each version of the universe, but scientists at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire aka European Organization for Nuclear Research) have been conducting some interesting experiments at the Large Hadron Collider; this is causing people to become suspicious that it’s having an affect on our perception of reality.

With that has come a new wave of “Mandela Effect” type of circumstances, one being some strange animals that appear to be quite alien. Maybe it’s because we get to rely on social media and the internet versus old fashion encyclopedias that people used in the past, so it allows society to discover cooler stuff, or maybe we’re suddenly conscious in an alternate reality - whatever the answer, here are five weird animals that seem to have come out of nowhere.

  1. ORCHID MANTIS

These adorable insects are found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia and look nothing like a typical praying mantis, and everything like an orchid flower. Supposedly the animal was mentioned in Alfred Russel Wallace’s 1889 book Darwinism. But for those who believe that multiverses are colliding and twisting information, they think the proof that the Orchid Mantis has been around for awhile is only the case for those who remember only that version of existence, and everyone else remembers it another way: like the book never existed. Whew.

2. MALABAR GIANT SQUIRRELS

They are not only massive (14 inches with a 12 foot tail), but they are boldly colorful for a tree-dwelling rodent. Found in India, the Malabar Giant Squirrel was claimed to be mentioned in a German book, Der Springer, first published in 1784, and went on to be covered again in subsequent publications throughout the years. Though newly surfaced photos seem to depict an altogether more interestingly patterned animal than those sketched in the past. New, multidimensional animal with shallow facts to support its existence in the past? Or, better photographers with a further reach than the picture takers of yesteryear? You decide!

3. DUMBO OCTOPUS

This one looks like it is straight out of a sci-fi film. But not only is the Dumbo Octopus a real animal, it is found in waters worldwide. This mollusk is referred to as, Dumbo, because it resembles the cute, Disney elephant of the same name. The unique sea-creature’s average weight has yet to be determined, though the largest recorded was measured at 5.9 ft in length and weighed in at 13 pounds. Though there is some proof that the species was named in 1884, sparse publications exist that include this adorable little octopus; are they the product of the Mandela Effect, or were they always here?

4. The Gerenuk

Looking like someone photoshopped a head of a gazelle onto the body of a deer and threw in the neck of a giraffe, this guy could easily confuse even the hungriest of predators. Found in both the Horn of Africa, and East Africa, the Gerenuk is actually just a long-necked antelope. It has been said to have been discovered in 1878, but no one really talked much about it until the late 90s. That’s a pretty large gap of time, but perhaps no one cared to research it until much later. Or maybe it existed in one of the bubble-verses that keep slamming into our own, and we’re only now giving it attention.

5. Sunda Coluga

If someone said this mammal was hanging out with some Star Wars Porgs, we’d believe it. And maybe that’s where they came from after all, but until that can be proven, it is said that the Sunda Coluga is a native of Southeast Asia. Looks aside, the strangest thing about this animal, which is also known as the “Sunda Flying Lemur” is that it’s not a lemur at all and it also doesn't fly. Since researchers keep changing their mind about what the Sunda Coluga actually is and when it was discovered (supposedly in 1799), who can be sure this is not just another mysterious side-effect of the CERN dark matter experiments.

5 Major Changes in the New Pet Sematary Movie

Some fans like movie remakes, and some loathe them; love ‘em or hate ‘em, redoes are here to stay. Recently, some people decided to remake Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. You are either a fan who thinks the original movie was creepy and amazing, or you thought it was downright cheesy - there’s hardly an in between. And then there’s the book, which is easily one of the best pieces of horror fiction to date. Here are the top 5 changes in the new movie versus the original that may make you either very happy, or extremely annoyed. SPOILER ALERT!

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  1. GAGE IS NOT A PROMINENT CHARACTER

A badass aspect of the original movie is the character development. Gage Creed is the cute toddler who won our hearts, and subsequently broke them by getting killed, and then comes back from the dead and starts brutally murdering his friends and family. Who knew small kids could be such good actors? But where is Gage in the remake? Sadly, he is just a background character in the new movie, and is only shown a few times on his mother’s hip or in a quick flash; his older sister, Ellie, is the kid who gets the most screenplay and ends up as the undead murderer; not as bizarre as a knee-high rugrat strategically going after everyone, and definitely not as memorable. “No fair, no fair.”

The cutest demonic kid to walk the planet

The cutest demonic kid to walk the planet

2. MISSY DANDRIDGE IS NOT PRESENT IN THIS WORLD

While she didn’t play a huge role in the original, Missy was responsible for teaching young Ellie Creed about what happens when the cat needs to be neutered, more specifically when he gets his “nuts cut.” Ms. Dandridge brought a humanizing feeling to the story; despite having a tragic ending herself, she helps to develop the characters and makes the viewer care about what is going on. Unfortunately, Missy is left out altogether in the remake and there was hardly any supporting cast available to help set the scene. Showing that this is a family of people who interact normally with others, makes what happens later on even more disturbing.

Missy isn’t the most eloquent lady, but she is loved

Missy isn’t the most eloquent lady, but she is loved

3. THE NEW ZELDA IS UNDERWHELMING

One of the most exciting things about a remake is the prospect of new technology making scary characters even more terrifying. The original Zelda is already one of the scariest characters in movie history, but imagine her with some fancy CGI? The spine-twisting possibilities are endless. However, she just was not very memorable in the remake, and she doesn’t give proper chase in her final scene, which is very disappointing. The original “never get out of bed again” sprint toward the door where Rachel is standing is nothing less than horrifying. Instead, the new movie focused on a dumbwaiter and it’s creaking noises in the walls. It’s hard to leave out Zelda as she is such an integral part of the story, but even the directors were worried they couldn’t live up to the original - maybe they should have went with their first instinct, and tried something else.

You don’t mess with the Zelda

You don’t mess with the Zelda

4. CHURCH DOESN’T DIE TWICE

In the original movie, Church, the family cat, gets hit by a truck, then buried at the “pet sematary” and eventually returns from the dead to harass everyone and stink up the place; in that version, for a split second, Louis Creed realizes he has made a huge mistake resurrecting both the animal and people he loves, and decides to put them back where they belong. Starting with the ferocious feline, Louis leaves out some raw meat because it’s “[t]hanksgiving day for cats. But “only if they came back from the dead.” And as Church begins to chow down, Louis injects the cat with poison, thus killing it. In the remake, he can’t go through with putting Church out of his misery, and the furry, four-legged friend gets to roam the earth continuing to raise hell.

Meow

Meow

5. TOTALLY DIFFERENT ENDING

Sometimes the point of a movie is subjective. But there is a general consensus that Pet Sematary is a cautionary tale, and lesson learning is the main point. Clearly, Louis Creed, doesn’t learn his, and despite re-killing his son and cat because they were acting insane, he gives the “bring back a zombie version of my family” just one more try by resurrecting his wife Rachel. And in the end, we are to assume she kills him after limping her way out of the burial ground. What happens after that? Who knows? So the new movie attempts to explain it, except in that version, Louis appears to sort of learn his lesson; he knows that Ellie is becoming very scary and attempts to take her out, but Rachel kills him and buries him, thus repeating the cycle. And then the family joins in a squeamish, post-mortem reunion, minus Gage, who we are left to assume gets killed and buried by them as well.

"“I waited too long with Gage. With Rachel, it will work.”

"“I waited too long with Gage. With Rachel, it will work.”