Weird News

South Florida congressional candidate claims she's been on alien spaceship

A congressional candidate from South Florida claims to have once flown aboard a spaceship.

Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has announced her intention to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

But in a YouTube video released several years ago, Rodriguez Aguilera discusses how she was once on an alien spaceship.

She also claims that she was visited by extraterrestrials when she was a girl and communicated with them telepathically several times in her life.

WATCH: Florida detective wrangles 9-foot-long anaconda

It was far from your typical call: A Leon County detective managed to wrangle a 9-foot-long anaconda this week.

Video of the capture has gone viral, piling up nearly 2,000 shares, since it was uploaded to the Sheriff's Office's Facebook page Thursday.

Detective Emily Shaw got the call at some point Wednesday, according to the Facebook post. Fortunately, Shaw was up to the task -- she has experience handling exotic critters.

Titanic 'fatberg' of congealed waste clogs Baltimore sewer

A gigantic glob of congealed fat, wet wipes and other waste - deemed a "fatberg" because of its iceberg-like size - has been blamed for a sewer overflow in Baltimore.

The overflow discharged about 1.2 million gallons of sewage into the Jones Falls waterway last week.

The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that the fatberg was discovered in a sewer main near Baltimore Penn Station.


Raccoon trio steals Orange Park family's heart

Many people have pets or know others who do, but few can say they know someone with pet raccoons.

But in Orange Park, there's one family with three members who are raccoons.

When most people think of raccoons, they probably envision the ones they catch going through their trash cans at night.

But the Coppens think of raccoons as family.

They don't recommend having them as pets, but they love them.

Vicki and Gary Coppens' home videos are a little different from everyone else's because they often include their five dogs, two cats and three raccoons.

Florida man tries to conceal $1,000 cash in rectum, deputies say

A Florida man arrested in Marion County over the weekend tried to conceal more than $1,000 in his rectum, authorities said.

Pattreon Stokes, 26, was driving a white Buick that was stopped for speeding early Saturday near East Highway 40 and Baseline Road, according to the Sheriff's Office. A 7-month-old child was in the passenger seat.

Nearly 200 grams of methamphetamine, some crack cocaine, heroin and a scale were found during a search of the vehicle, deputies said. They said they found a large wad of cash and some marijuana on Stokes' person.