Curious Events Day

Curious Events Day is a holiday that falls on October 9th annually and encourages everyone to take a few moments to research strange mysteries, bizarre events, and oddities from around the world. While some of us are constantly searching for mysteries and oddities in our daily lives, some people choose to find out all they can about the mysterious and the bizarre on this holiday.

The History of Curious Events Day

At this time, we’re unsure who invented Curious Events Day or when it was invented. We’re sure it was probably someone looking to uncover some of the world’s greatest mysteries, such as crop circles, alien visitation, the identity of Jack the Ripper, where Jimmy Hoffa is buried, the location of Cleopatra’s tomb, the location of the Ark of the Covenant, and where the city of Atlantis is located.

Mysteries, Oddities, and Bizarre Events of the World

To help everyone wishing to celebrate this holiday get a jump start on everyone else, we’ve decided to list some of the oddities, mysteries, and bizarre events that we found on the Internet. Please note that we didn’t do any extensive research into the following topics, so feel free to solve them yourselves.

What Happened to the USS Cyclops?

The USS Cyclops was a ship carrying 306 passengers and crew members and departed from Rio de Janeiro on February 16, 1918. The ship was also carrying manganese ore. It made an unscheduled stop in Barbados and then headed out for Baltimore on March 4, 1918. However, it never made it to Baltimore, and many people believe that it was a victim of the Bermuda Triangle.

The Missing Lighthouse Keepers of Flannan Isles

On December 7, 1900, three lighthouse keepers went to Flannan Isles to work a two-week shift. When their shift had ended and the boat arrived to collect them, it was found that the lighthouse was locked. When they entered the lighthouse, they found that the lighthouse keepers were gone. There was no trace of their bodies, and the meal on the table was uneaten.

The Roswell Incident

The Roswell Incident is one of the first popular conspiracy theories of our modern age. Basically, a U.S. Army Air Forces weather balloon crashed at a ranch in Roswell, New Mexico. However, many people believe that it wasn’t a weather balloon but was actually a UFO. What do you believe?

Observing Curious Events Day

To celebrate this day, all you really have to do is follow your interests and try to uncover the mysteries of the world. There’s a lot of strange, amazing, and fun stuff out there, so pick a topic and have fun. While you’re observing this holiday, don’t forget to post your findings on social media using the hashtag #CuriousEventsDay. We’re all waiting to see what you’ve uncovered.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 9 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
October 9 Thursday
Last year (2023)
October 9 Monday
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