Sick scammers impersonate Melania Trump in apparent attempt to defraud victims

In an email seen by express.co.uk someone claiming to be Mrs Trump declares that the receiver could be in line to receive $18million (£13.9million). The email subject is “Good news from Mrs Melania Trump’ though the email is written in poor English. The email begins: “I am Mrs Melania Trump.”

It appears to say the US Government will deliver a cheque for the $18million (£13.9million) sum from Benin “as soon as you get back me” with requested information.

This information is the recipients home address, city, phone number and state in that order.

According to the United States Postal Service, the standard US address format is name or attention line, company, delivery address and then city, state and zip code in that order on one line.

The sender then gives a phone number which has the dialling code +1 (202).

This is the dialling code for the US and 19 other countries whilst (202) is the area code for Washington DC, where the White House is.

It continues: “You can call me or send me an SMS”.

The sender adds they can be added on WhatsApp.

However they add: “I prefer SMS because I’m always busy in the White House.”

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Mrs Trump, who is her husband’s third wife, married Donald Trump in 2005.

They have one child, son Barron Trump.

Mrs Trump is only the second foreign-born First Lady in US history.

The other is Louisa Adams, the English born wife of sixth President John Quincy Adams.

Mrs Trump was born in Novo Mesto, Yugoslavia, which is now part of Slovenia.

She moved to New York City in 1996 and met Trump two years later.

Squirrels Did Totally Nuts Thing To A Car

Squirrels squirreled away more than 200 walnuts under the hood of a car in Pittsburgh.

Holly Persic said she smelled burning while driving her Kia on Monday. She popped the hood and discovered the critters had been storing their food for winter ― which they’d taken from a walnut tree in her yard ― around the engine. The animals had also padded the hood with mounds of grass.

“They were everywhere, under the battery, near the radiator fan,” her husband, Chris Persic, told CNN of the stash. “The walnuts on the engine block were black and smelled like they were definitely roasting,” he added.

The couple pulled out most of the nuts themselves. Mechanics at a local garage removed even more ― enough to half-fill a trash can ― from areas of the engine the Persics couldn’t reach, reported CBS Pittsburgh. The vehicle was otherwise undamaged.

Chris Persic issued “a little PSA” on Facebook following the discovery.

“Long story short, if you park outside, do yourself a favor and check under the hood every once in awhile,” Persic wrote in the post, above.

“My truck may have had a squirrel chew through/pull out a fuel injector hose, and Holly’s looked like they were storing up for the next 3 winters,” he added. “Was absolutely nuts…no pun intended.”

Bermuda Triangle: How ‘unexplainable’ 500-year-old Christopher Columbus mystery was solved

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a loosely defined region in the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships have disappeared. The vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle is among the most heavily travelled shipping lanes in the world, with ships frequently crossing through it for ports in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean islands. Popular culture has attributed various disappearances to pirating, the paranormal, or even some mysterious underwater force.

Amazon Prime’s “Inside The Bermuda Triangle” revealed how, On October 11, 1492, Christoper Columbus reported seeing a strange light during his first voyage across the transatlantic.

Columbus described the light in his log as “a small wax candle that rose and lifted up, which for a few seconds seemed to be an indication of land”.

Author Gian Quasar explored the description during the series.

He said in 2007: “The triangle’s got a superstition of seafarers, and the enigma can be found as far back as Columbus’ log.

“He was the first to sail the area and he noted that, on three occasions, the compass pointed in the wrong direction, 11 and a quarter degrees off from the evening reading from the morning reading, which was unexplainable.

“He also noted that the sea rose without any wind whatsoever which shocked them all and then on the eve of discovering the new world an unexplained light levitated on the horizon and then rose up.”

However, historian Larry Kusche claims to have cracked the phenomenon.

He said: “When they were crossing the ocean they were legitimately afraid of what they were getting into because everybody thought the world was flat and they were going to drop off at the edge.

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While some have theorised that unusual local magnetic anomalies may exist in the area, no evidence of this has been found.

Compasses have natural magnetic variations in relation to the magnetic poles, a fact which navigators have known for centuries. 

Magnetic north and geographic north are exactly the same only for a small number of places – for example, as of 2000, in the US, only those places on a line running from Wisconsin to the Gulf of Mexico.

However, the public may not be as informed and think there is something mysterious about a compass “changing” across an area as large as the Triangle, which it naturally will. 

Michigan Drivers Shocked When Billboard Displays Porn For 20 Minutes

An electronic billboard near Auburn Hills, Michigan, aroused a lot of attention Saturday night after it started playing a porn video.

Police said they received numerous calls about the graphic images on the billboard, which is located on the I-75 and M-59 interchange, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Dr. Justin Kammo, one of the drivers who saw the sex-laden videos, told told WXYZ TV he nearly got into an accident because he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

“I came across a billboard and it was something unusual. I saw two girls. Lesbian porn,” Kammo said.

Another driver, Chuck McMahon, told Detroit station Detroit station WDIV that he thought at first the video was an intentional ad for something like a strip club. Then he realized what it really was.

“I was just looking up at it and I was like, ‘Huh, oh, wow. That’s porn,’” McMahon said.

Auburn Hills Police Lt. Ryan Gagnon told the Free Press the explicit videos were on the screen for about 20 minutes.

Here’s a SFW video of what commuters saw on the road.

Although a sight like this could definitely lead to distracted driving, Gagnon told the Free Press there were no reports of accidents caused by drivers taking their eyes off the road to look at the bawdy billboard.

Police said they hope to release more information Monday on how the video got on the screen. They said it’s possible a hacker got into the billboard’s system.

End of the world: How Nostradamus ‘confession’ for final Armageddon was discovered 

Nostradamus was a French astrologer, physician and foreseer, who is best known for his book “Les Propheties”, a collection of 942 poetic quatrains allegedly predicting future events published more than 500 years ago. In the years since the publication of his prophecies, Nostradamus has attracted many supporters, who credit him with having accurately predicted several major world events. Among some of the popular claims for predictions include the Great Fire of London, the French Revolution, the rises of Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, and Donald Trump, both world wars, and the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

However, he may have predicted the end of the world, too.

The Science Channel’s “Nostradamus Decoded” claimed he made a reference to Armageddon in the preface of his famous text.

The narrator said in 2013: “Although he lived five centuries ago, Nostradamus claimed he could see well into the future.

“For all his vague language, those predictions point to the end of the world.

Nostradamus may have predicted the end of the world

Nostradamus may have predicted the end of the world (Image: GETTY)

His prophecies were written down 500 years ago

His prophecies were written down 500 years ago (Image: GETTY)

One of his rare, powerful predictions says the world is going to end almost 1,800 years from now

John Hogue

“The reference to the year 3797 is not coded in [the] quatrains, but is mentioned in the preface of his book of prophecies and its literal meaning is not a warning, but a confession.

“3797 could be a coded celestial reference considering Nostradamus’ frequent use of astrology and astronomy.”

Historian John Hogue went on to study more of the text and how this final doomsday might play out.

He said: “One of his rare, powerful predictions says the world is going to end almost 1,800 years from now when the Sun in a final conflagration devours the Earth, but Mars will continue its orbits in the year 3797.

“The volume of the Sun’s expansion is the same as Nostradamus’ description, except an astronomer would say it is happening many billions of years from now.

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John Hogue believes he predicted the end of the world

John Hogue believes he predicted the end of the world (Image: SCIENCE CHANNEL)

“In that same prophecy he goes on to describe how the races of man will be living in Aquarius for some period of time ‘and others will be living in Cancer’. 

“It seems to me he’s describing a post-destruction world and he’s describing the human race colonising worlds around the stars of Aquarius and Cancer.”

However, Douglas Kibbee, Professor of French history at the University of Illinois says there is a simple reason why this is not true.

He argued: “Nostradamus was giving his prophecies, he said they would be valid from the day that he wrote his preface, which was 1555, until the year 3797, he couldn’t see beyond that.

“That doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the world. 

He noted the 3797 date in the tect

He noted the 3797 date in the tect (Image: SCIENCE CHANNEL)

Douglas Kibbee

Douglas Kibbee says the claim is wrong (Image: SCIENCE CHANNEL)

“It just means that it was as far as he could see.”

Most academic sources reject the notion that Nostradamus had any genuine supernatural prophetic abilities and maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus’s quatrains are the result of misinterpretations.

These academics argue that Nostradamus’s predictions are characteristically vague, meaning they could be applied to virtually anything, and are useless for determining whether their author had any real prophetic powers. 

They also point out that English translations of his quatrains are almost always of extremely poor quality, based on later manuscripts, produced by authors with little knowledge of 16th century French.

Some claim these translations are often deliberately mistranslated to make the prophecies fit whatever events the translator believed they were supposed to have predicted.

UFO sighting: NASA Mars rover spots ‘ancient black alien orb’ floating over Red Planet

“That is what NASA just did – the space agency’s probe just drove past it.”

This bizarre image reportedly first surfaced in 2015, but Waring maintains NASA, however, never acknowledged it.

Waring claims, without foundation, how the original source for the Mars photo “disappeared” from NASA’s Curiosity website.

“I had to find this today to give you a new source for the Mount Sharp image, which has the NASA reference PIA19397.

MH370 shock theory: Avionics chip malware ‘showed phantom cockpit controls’

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The families of those on board have been denied closure as the real story as to what happened remains a mystery. However, experts have suggested it could have been machines, not people that were in charge of the plane in its final moments.

Risk Management consultant Dr Sally Leivesley spoke to Channel 5’s 2019 documentary ‘Flight MH370’ about this theory.

She explained that the plane’s computer network could have been accessed and compromised with “malware” so that the controls looked fine, but actually the plane was being taken off course.

Dr Leivesley said: “The core of this theory was that the plane was being managed by machines not people.”

She added: “You can have chips in the avionics that run the cockpit and those chips can have malware.

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“The controls look right, but underneath there is another system actually running the plane.”

In this way, the pilots could have been lulled into a false sense of security and not realised anything was amiss until it was too late.

In this scenario, a hijacker could have accessed the aircraft’s network via a mobile phone or USB connection in the flight entertainment system.

Aviation security expert Jim Termini said that while this “seems unlikely”, it is not impossible.

Dr Leivesley highlighted the fact that there was missing documentation for who had access to MH370 in the hours before take-off.

She suggested that it might have been possible for someone to sneak onto the plane while it was at Kuala Lumpur Airport to launch a cyber attack. 

She said: “We know from the Malaysian government reports there was a maintenance activity in February, but in the immediate period before the plane took off we don’t have that history.

“We need to know who had access to the plane.

“Was there an opportunity for someone to get on with a USB stick or in other ways to initiate a cyberattack on the plane so it would never reach its destination?”

If this theory is true, it could mean that many clues the official investigation pieced together to form their theory could be red herrings. 

If the malware sent off inaccurate data, for example, that would mean the ‘handshakes’ between MH370 and Inmarsat’s satellite 3F1 – which suggest the plane flew out over the Indian Ocean – may be false.

Aviation expert Jeff Wise has suggested that the hijacker may have laid out a “false trail of bread crumbs” for investigators.

Wedding Photo Shoot Disrupted By Monstrous Photo Bomber

A couple in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, scored an original wedding photo over the weekend.

Bride Sarina Thompson and groom Cory Brewer were enjoying their wedding photo shoot in an outdoor venue near the Great Smoky Mountains when their photographer Leah Edmondson noticed a large black bear in the background of the shot:

An unexpected guest crashed a wedding in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.



Leah McMahon Edmondson / GypsySoul Photography

An unexpected guest crashed a wedding in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Bear walks down the aisle at Tennessee wedding.



Leah McMahon Edmondson / GypsySoul Photography

Bear walks down the aisle at Tennessee wedding.

Edmondson told HuffPost she and the couple moved away to finish the shoot, but the bear then proceeded to walk down the aisle. She said she wasn’t afraid at all until it began making a “huffing” noise and heading in her direction.

“At this point, I am beyond scared lol. He jacked my heart rate up to Jesus,” Edmondson said.

“Anyway, it was probably the most adventurous photo session I have done,” she added.

Edmondson shared a series of images of her “wedding shoot” on Facebook, calling the uninvited guest a “monsterous photo bomber.” 

Bible revelation: Richard Dawkins reveals Charles Darwin theory for Noah’s Ark

The theory of evolution by natural selection, first formulated in Darwin’s book “On the Origin of Species” in 1859, is the process by which organisms change over time as a result of changes in heritable physical or behavioural traits. Changes that allow an organism to better adapt to its environment will help it survive and have more offspring. However, Richard Dawkins has shockingly claimed this same idea can be used to prove Noah’s Ark is a myth.

The vessel in the Genesis flood narrative of the Bible is used by God to spare Noah, his family and a selection of the world’s animals from a great flood.

According to the fourth verse of the eighth chapter, following the disaster, Noah’s Ark landed on the “mountains of Ararat,” and this is what Dawkins has a problem with.

In his new book, “Outgrowing God,” he wrote: “Bible-believing Christians in Kentucky raised the money to build a gigantic Noah’s Ark for people to pay to visit.

“But you’d think they might have given a bit more thought to the story.

“If the tale of Noah were true, the places where we find each animal should show a pattern of spreading out from the spot where the biblical Ark finally came to rest when the flood subsided – Mount Ararat in Turkey.

“Instead, what we actually see is that each continent and island has its own unique animals.”

Dawkins went on to point out how different animals originate from all four corners of the globe.

He added: “Marsupials in Australia, South America and New Guinea, anteater and sloths in South America, lemurs in Madagascar. 

“Do people think the kangaroos came bounding out of the Ark and hopped all the way to Australia without having any children on the way?

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“The lemurs – all 101 pairs of them – made a beeline for Madagascar and nowhere else?

“In fact, of course, all the animals and their fossils, are exactly where they should be according to the principle of evolution.”

He went on to make a loose connection to Darwinism, claiming the late biologist of the 19th century felt the same as him.

He continued: “This was one of the main pieces of evidence Charles Darwin used.

“Ancestral marsupial mammals evolved separately in Australia over millions of years, branching into lots of different marsupials – kangaroos, koalas, opossums, quokkas, phalangers, and so on.

“A different set of mammals evolved in South America, branching over millions of years, into sloths, anteaters, armadillos and their kind.

“Yet another set in Africa, and another set, and so on.”

In the Bible, the miracle stories include faith healing, exorcism, resurrection, control over nature and forgiveness of sins.

For many Christians, these are seen as actual events, but others, including many liberal Christians, consider the stories to be figurative.

In addition, there have also been some bizarre discoveries on Mount Ararat.

Amazon Prime’s “Mysteries” documentary revealed how one man scaled the huge rock formation.

The 2009 series revealed: “In 1955 French industrialist Fernand Navarra and his son scaled the northwest slope of Mt Ararat searching for the ark.

“They made their way into a deep fault in the glacier and discovered a five-foot piece of ancient wood. 

“It was not a part of a tree, but obviously something that had been cut. 

“Navarra’s book ‘Noah’s Ark: I touched it’ created an international sensation. 

Black Panther Spotted Roaming Rooftops Of Lille, France

PARIS (AP) — Emergency workers caught an unusual prowler lurking around rooftops in northern France: a black panther.

Firefighters and a veterinarian responded after residents of a neighborhood near Lille reported that a big cat had been spotted “strolling on residential gutters” on Wednesday night.

Photos taken after the fire brigade’s arrival captured the panther making itself at home above ground, perching on building ledges and pacing outside a closed window.

After firefighters secured a precautionary perimeter, the curious cat burglar slipped inside a house and workers trapped it.

The animal was put to sleep with a drug dart and put in a cage. It wasn’t clear where the panther came from or if it had escaped from a zoo.

Fotografía proporcionada por la Brigada de Bomberos del norte de Francia de una pantera en la canaleta de un edificio en Arme



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Fotografía proporcionada por la Brigada de Bomberos del norte de Francia de una pantera en la canaleta de un edificio en Armentieres, Francia, el miércoles 18 de septiembre de 2019. (Sapeurs-Pompiers du Nord vía AP)