Sole Survivor of Plane Crash Which Killed 156 Says She Still has Visual Scars

In 1987, Cecelia Cichan, then just four years old, was on Northwest Airlines flight 255 when it crashed just after take-off in Michigan.

156 people died, and Cichan, now 39, was the only survivor and became known as the ‘miracle child’.

Speaking about the traumatising incident for the first time, Cichan – who was dug out of the plane’s burning wreckage after a rescuer heard her whimper – opened up about her ‘visual scars’.

Back in 2021, MailOnline ran a story on Cichan’s first public interview about the disaster.

The outlet noted that the crash remained one of the deadliest air disasters in US history and included an interview Cichan gave as part of a documentary called Sole Survivor, in which plane crash survivors share their stories.

Cichan – who is thought to have survived because her mum shielded her body – said: “It’s kind of hard not to think about it. When I look in the mirror, I have visual scars.”

Cichan herself suffered serious injuries, including a broken leg, third degree burns, a broken skull and broken collarbone. After the crash, Cichan had to have four skin grafts.

She was then raised by her uncle Franklin Lumpkin and her aunt Rita – who is the sister of her late mum – and they made sure to shelter Cichan from media attention after the crash.

Cichan eventually left hospital after seven weeks and grew up in Alabama.

Of finding the little girl, Thiede previously said: “I heard that faint cry a baby doll makes. I looked to my right and I could see an arm, kind of bent, coming out of a chair.”

Thiede was even at Cichan’s wedding many years later and said of the special day: “To see her come down the aisle, my heart, I lost it really. Just to see her in person was something.”

Of finding the little girl, Thiede previously said: “I heard that faint cry a baby doll makes. I looked to my right and I could see an arm, kind of bent, coming out of a chair.”

Thiede was even at Cichan’s wedding many years later and said of the special day: “To see her come down the aisle, my heart, I lost it really. Just to see her in person was something.”

‘Alien’ Hand Found On Beach, Scientists Confirm It Is Not Human

A skeletal hand appendage washed up in Brazil this week — and a horrified couple was shore it was “alien bones.”

Leticia Gomes Santiago and her boyfriend Devanir Souza were taking a romantic stroll on the beach when they happened upon it.

The pair filmed the hand — found in the sands of Ilha Comprida, São Paulo State, Brazil — next to Santiago’s flip flop as a size reference, noting how “big” it was.

“We think it is not human because of the size and amount of bones,” Santiago said. “What could it possibly be?”

It could have belonged to some sort of aquatic mammal, or, they mused, something not of this world. So, of course Santiago sought out social media experts to discover the truth.

“We don’t know what animal it is, and if it’s an alien, even worse,” she posted to her followers.

One commenter proceeded to joke that it could be the beloved extraterrestrial from Steven Spielberg’s beloved 1982 film about a pint-sized alien, or perhaps it belonged to a creature from prehistoric times.

“Looks like ET’s hand,” one person quipped.

“[It’s a] mermaid hand!” argued another.

“Might as well be a dinosaur bone!” stated someone else.

“Take it to a biologist, because this isn’t normal,” one sane person advised — and that’s just what they did.

Eric Comin, a marine biologist, claimed the eerie hand probably belonged to a cetacean, a group of sea mammals which includes dolphins, porpoises and whales, hence the size, Jam Press reported.

His deductions were made upon first glance, noting that more testing would be necessary to exactly determine which creature of the sea the mysterious flipper belonged to — although he’s convinced it’s probably a dolphin.

Solely based on the images he’s seen, the rate of decomposition told the biologist the mammal was most likely dead in the water 18 months ago.

People who discover remains, he added, should report it to the Cananéia Research Institute (IPEC).

Odd or unknown animals of the sea — or parts of them — are known to wash up on shores, like last month, when an unidentified “globster” was discovered on an Oregon beach.

The mysterious creature from the deep looks like a massive blob and smelled like “decomposing mammal,” according to the local who stumbled across it.

“We always prioritize leaving the bones on the beach so it does not interfere with the cycling of nutrients within the ecosystem,” Henrique Chupill, the spokesperson for IPEC, told Jam Press.

“Eventually, when there is some scientific interest, we collect them to be used in studies. If they are recently-deceased animals, we collect them to perform necropsies and identify the cause of death.”

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Long past Halloween, a creepy skeleton hand washed up on the shores of a Brazil beach.

Judge is Caught “Smoking, Semi-Naked and Slurring Words” in Bed During Zoom Trial (VIDEO)

A judge seen in bed during a Zoom hearing semi-naked, smoking and allegedly slurring words has been suspended.

Colombian Vivian Polania, 34, quickly switched off her laptop’s camera after she was alerted she could be seen in her underwear.

But the 33-second video – taken during a trial to decide if a car bomb terror suspect should be bailed – went viral.

After the incident an official complained was filed and she has barred until February 2023.

Judge Polania caused a storm two years ago when she posted photos showing off her muscles, honed during gym sessions.

Other images in a tiny G-string showed off tattoos on her back and bottom.

At the time, she said she was proud to be ‘braless and open-minded’, adding: ‘Not all judges, lawyers and state employees are the same.

‘What I wear or show on social media is my decision and I’m not going to change a thing.’

Colombia’s National Commission of Judicial Ethics criticised her ‘contempt for the investiture of her position’.

It added: ‘We find no justification for the judge to have presented herself in such deplorable conditions.

‘She had the facilities of her own home to prepare for a public hearing appropriately and with the respect it deserved.’


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Drunk Guest Ruins Wedding Then Groom Punches Him (VIDEO)

You know a marriage has a good shot at going the distance when the groom defends the bride’s honor — on the very day of their wedding.

But that is what one groom felt compelled to do when another wedding guest — who, by the way, appeared to be inebriated — smashed cake in not only the groom’s head but the bride’s head as well. Neither the bride nor the groom appeared to be really thrilled with the guest’s behavior.

The bride simply walked away with an annoyed look on her face. The groom simply slugged the guy. And that was nice of the groom. Considering he was holding a large knife used for the purpose of cutting the cake.

Drunk Guest Ruins Wedding By Throwing Cake Over Bride

Interestingly, the groom kept the same deadpan look on his face the entire time. And as you can see, the guy doing the dumping of the cake never really made contact. But oh boy, the groom sure did.

But not to be deterred, the obnoxious guest got right back to his feet and longed for a hug. The groom just sort of shrugged and, presumably, went back to the business of cutting the cake as the bride celebrated her knight in shining armor.

Good luck to the new couple. And the other guy, who likely is icing his jaw. In all honestly, don’t be that type of wedding guest. I mean, get drunk all you want, that’s fine. But if you’re going to get plastered, do it responsibly. Don’t cause a scene, it’s supposed to be a special time for everyone. That’s just selfish if you do things like this stupid dummy did.

They are going to remember this forever now.


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Priest Charged for ‘Demonic’ Threesome on Church Altar

A former Catholic priest who was arrested in 2020 after a passerby saw him and two dominatrices having sex on the altar of Pearl River church pleaded guilty Monday to a single count of felony obscenity.

Travis Clark, dressed in a dark suit and white shirt, listened to 22nd Judicial District Judge Ellen Creel read the elements of the obscenity statute at the courthouse in Covington. “I plead guilty, your honor,” he said.

Clark, 39, received a suspended prison sentence and will serve probation. He declined to comment after the hearing.

While the criminal matter is concluded, Clark will have to appear in court again on Jan. 20 when a permanent civil injunction will be heard that prohibits him and his codefendants from ever profitting from the crime.

The tryst was being recorded on a camera mounted atop a tripod, according to court records.

Clark and two women, Mindy Dixon and Melissa Cheng, were arrested in September 2020 after a passerby noticed lights on at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pearl River. The witness saw Clark, partially naked, having sex with two women who were wearing corsets. When police arrived, they seized sex toys, stage lights, a cell phone and the tripod-mounted camera.

Clark’s guilty plea follows those of Dixon and Cheng, who each pleaded guilty in July to a misdemeanor count of institutional vandalism. They were issued summonses to testify for the prosecution in Clark’s trial for felony institutional vandalism and felony obscenity. Dixon and Cheng were sentenced to two years of supervised probation.

Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Authement told the judge that a plea agreement in Clark’s case had been reached, and the institutional vandalism charge was dropped.

The plea agreement was filed under seal at the request of the defense.

Creel sentenced Clark to three years in prison, but suspended the jail time. He will have to serve three years of supervised probation and pay a $1,000 fine.

Clark’s attorneys said that he has already paid full restitution to the Archdiocese of New Orleans — $8,000.

The archdiocese replaced the altar at the church.

Michael Kennedy, one of Clark’s lawyers, argued that he shouldn’t have to serve active probation, saying that the purpose of supervised probation is to prevent a repeat offense.

“In this situation it’s an incredibly specific set of facts and conditions that seem very unlikely to ever happen again,” Kennedy said. He said that the two women were more likely to repeat the offense.

But Creel said that she ordered supervised probation for the two co-defendants and was not inclined to treat Clark differently.

Greta Thunberg Pictured in Photo from 1890? Fans Think She’s a Time Traveller

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has become one of the most recognisable faces on the planet thanks to her campaigning. But could the 19-year-old be from another time altogether?

Greta Thunberg’s face has become one of the symbols of 21st-century upheaval and change, as she helps inspire youngsters to join the green revolution.

But could she have been sent from the past to alter the future?

An unlikely theory… but that has not stopped fans from joking about the teen climate change activist being a time traveller after spotting an uncanny resemblance in a late 19th-century photograph.

Three years ago, the internet went wild after an unearthed black and white snap seemed for all the world to show Greta’s face beaming out at viewers.

The image was from 1898 and shows three children working at a gold mine in Canada’s Yukon territory, with the girl on the left looking the spit of the Swedish environmentalist.

The baby-face, braided hair, familiar no-nonsense glare and compact frame are all present in the girl as she stares into the camera.

Singer-songwriter Dean Friedman tweeted: “120-year-old photo sparks theories that climate activist & environmental heroine, Greta Thunberg, is in fact a ‘time-traveller’ who has travelled through time to save our planet!

“Wishing her all the best and success in her mission to save the earth. We can use the help we can get!”

Some have even put forward the theory that the 19-year-old actually went back in time, and has since returned to the present day.

Maybe she was potentially looking to go back and change the course of history in order to try and prevent the climate chaos the planet looks headed for?

Author Jack Stranger, in a tongue-in-cheek post, tweeted: “To those saying ‘How can she be in the past if she’s from the future?!?’

“Obviously, as a time traveller, she can travel to ANY time period. She obviously tried to go back 120 years, didn’t work, and now she’s here. Obviously!” tweeted the writer Jack Strange.

The photo was taken by photographer Eric Hegg who, intriguingly, grew up in Sweden, like Greta did — although they were born 136 years apart.

He moved to America when still a teenager and went on to document the Klondike gold rush, taking some historically important images of those looking to get rich in the late 1800s mining boom.

Very little is known about the three young subjects in the picture with the Greta Thunberg likeness, with it simply captioned: “Youths operating gold mines on Dominion. Klondyke, Y.T.”

Hegg’s images form part of a special collection which is in the hands of University of Washington Libraries.

According to The Guardia n, Hegg himself dabbled in mining in addition to lugging heavy camera gear throughout the region, but never struck gold.

He died in 1947 in San Diego, with his photography, which was exhibited during his lifetime, donated to the university about 50 years ago.

Archivists at the higher education institution in Seattle said the photograph was well-known to them, even before the Greta Thunberg likeness was discovered.

The image is a showpiece of the Hegg collection due to the fact it depicted such young children working a mining operation, The Guardian reported.

But the theories around the Thunberg connection sent its popularity soaring, staff confirmed.

“We’ve had about 15 to 20 requests just to talk about the photo, and we’re getting into almost the triple digits now, in terms of requests to use the photo,” university archivist Lisa Oberg told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Angry Mob Calls for Tourist to be “Sacrificed” After She Climbed Ancient Mayan Pyramid (VIDEO)

It’s an unspoken rule that tourists should be respectful when visiting sites of historical and cultural importance.

However, people can and often do overstep the mark, and one woman learned this hard way that this can have serious consequences when she climbed a Mayan pyramid.

In now viral footage posted on TikTok, the woman could be seen climbing the ancient structure – known as the Castillo de Kukulcán, one of the new seven wonders of the modern world – despite being booed by onlookers.

While this should have been a sign to stop what she was doing immediately, she did not and brazenly continued to pose at the top of the pyramid located in Chichén Itzá, southeastern Mexico, and even stopped to dance.

By the time she reached the bottom, an angry mob was waiting for her and were calling for her ‘sacrifice’ as a punishment.

As reported by the Merco Press, the crowd was chanting ‘jail, jail, jail’, ‘lock her up’ and ‘sacrifice, sacrifice’, ‘because this woman does not respect the rules’.

This wasn’t just any mob, either, and the video briefly takes the sheer size of it into account. To put it into context, there have been popular rock concerts with fewer people in attendance.

The woman is then sprayed with water as she tries to leave the historic site as the boos continue.

Climbing of the pyramid has been banned since 2008 by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

In a bid to deter people from doing so, there is also a fine that ranges from $2,558 to $5,115 USD, which is calculated based on the amount of damage caused to the pyramid.

While the woman’s ethnicity is not known, the crowd added in their chants ‘if she is from abroad, she should leave Mexico’.

Needless to say, social media commentators had a lot to say about the woman’s actions, with one writing: “Please tell me she is not an American.”

“Imagine someone from Mexico doing anything anywhere near this disrespectful to an American monument,” speculated a second. “Every media outlet would be running the video continuously for weeks. But when Americans do it to a Mexican monument, it’s not news.”

“The crowd yelling ‘jail, jail, jail!’ makes me feel better about society seeing these acts as egregious rather than applaudable,” added a third.

Climbing of the Castillo de Kukulcán has been banned since 2008 by the National Institute of Anthropology and History. Credit: Radomir Rezny/Alamy Stock Photo

A fourth, meanwhile, said that the woman got off lightly compared to what the Myan people allegedly used to do to their enemies.

“The Mayans used to cut the heads of their enemies and roll them down those same pyramids,” they wrote. “I’d say they’re being nice.”

In case it wasn’t already obvious, tourists are banned from climbing these structures so that they can be preserved for future generations to enjoy.


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Worker Falls into Molten Aluminum at Swiss Factory and Survives!

A worker miraculously survived after he fell into a vat of molten aluminium at a factory but managed to pull himself to safety.

The 25-year-old electrician fell into a furnace filled with 720C (1,328F) molten aluminium while he was working at the factory in St Gallen, north-eastern Switzerland.

The young man was immersed in the molten metal up to his knees but managed to brave the pain and pull himself out of the furnace.

He had been carrying out work with a colleague on the furnace holding the aluminum on Wednesday evening.

The man fell into a circular opening at the top of the furnace. 

Two emergency Swiss air rescue doctors and paramedics looked after him at the factory.

He was then helicoptered to hospital with extensive burns.

St Gallen City Police are investigating how the accident happened.

It’s not the first time an accident has happened in a factory. 

Earlier this year a packaging company pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations after a grandfather picked up his own severed hand after it was chopped off in an industrial accident – and carried it for doctors to save.

Christopher Wright, 59, had the limb packed in a bag to be taken to hospital with him, where it was reattached in an 11-hour operation.

His hand horror was revealed as his employers were fined £115,000 after being found to be in breach of health and safety laws.

Despite having the hand reattached, Christopher has been left with lifelong pain – and struggles to cuddle his granddaughter.

Engineer Christopher was working at a packaging factory when his hand was pulled inside a machine.

Christopher was working for Riftward Limited, trading as Playford Packaging, in Wrexham when the accident happened two years ago.

In the same year, a young woman was left with permanent injuries after her right arm was dragged into a rolling machine at a salt factory.

Courtney Herbert, 18, was left in agonising pain after her arm was trapped in the machinery at the Pacific Salt factory in Whyalla, South Australia, on April 17, 2020.

Ms Herbert was taken to hospital to receive surgery and left with damage to her tendons. 

Pacific Salt, which is the producer behind the famous Olsson’s Salt, was taken to the South Australian Employment Tribunal following the incident and pleaded guilty to breaching the Work Health and Safety Act.

She had been brushing excess salt from a conveyor belt when her shirt became caught, dragging her arm into the roller.

Court documents revealed the desperate measures Ms Herbert’s colleagues resorted to with one grabbing a nearby spanner to release the tension of the roller so she could pull her arm out. 

Another worker frantically turned off the machine to stop the conveyor belt crushing her arm.

Driver Repeatedly Blocks Ambulance on Call in Worst “Ever Seen” Case by Emergency Service (VIDEO)

A reckless driver has been sentenced to prison after being caught on video blocking an ambulance on the way to an emergency.

Paramedics in the UK had been responding to a call about a man who had collapsed when they were repeatedly blocked off by a red Suzuki Vitara.

Albert Butler, who was driving the red car, repeatedly overtakes the ambulance and slows down when he gets in front of it.

When the ambulance, driving on the A4 from Reading to Maidenhead, tries to overtake the car, he then moves into the middle of the road to block them.

When the two vehicles read a smaller road, the car slows down almost to a stop, leaving paramedics with no way through.

Investigating officer Sergeant Matt Cadmore of the Roads Policing Unit based at Taplow, said in a statement: “The manner of Butler’s driving was completely unacceptable.

“In deliberately attempting to hinder the progress of this ambulance, he was putting other road [users] at great risk, and at the same time, delaying an emergency vehicle en route to a medical emergency.

“This sort of behavior on our roads will not be tolerated and we will take robust action against anybody who seeks to drive in this manner.”

Dee Cowan, the paramedic who was driving the ambulance at the time, added that she had never seen anything like this in her entire career.

“It just became quite clear that he was intent on stopping us from progressing and he was just trying to stay in front of us and just keep slowing us down”, she told ITV.

“It threw me so much and we just had to let our control know that this was happening. We were still trying to get ahead of him.

“It felt like he was playing with us. He’d upset us so much that we had to just steady ourselves before we could keep on going on to the patient.

“At one point he just stops us in Wargrave and I thought he was going to get out of the car and attack us. But luckily he decided that he’d had enough.”

The driver pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and obstructing/hindering an emergency worker in Maidenhead and was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 18 months.

He has also been ordered to complete 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days, 200 hours of unpaid work over an 18-month period, was banned from driving for three years and given costs of £600.


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“Bigfoot” Caught on Video in California

When you spend time in the more rural parts of the country, you see things that you might not otherwise glimpse in more populated areas. That’s what happened to one woman who was spending some time by the mountains in Northern California. While driving around in an ATV, she filmed the scenery for a quick Snapchat video. Later, as she watched the clip, she noticed something she missed in the moment – a large creature jumping from a tree and running away at a pretty high speed. Many viewers are certain that creature is Bigfoot.

The footage was put up on TikTok by a friend, and when it is played at normal speed, if you blink, you might miss all the action. When it is slowed down though, that’s when you can definitely see something mysterious going on.

While whatever is in the video bears striking resemblance to a Sasquatch with its seemingly long legs and big, furry body, naysayers think it is simply a bird. They explain it is just some kind of avian animal jumping from a tree and swooping low down, then pumping its wings quickly to take off. When the wings are pointed down, they might look like legs, and when the wings are pointed up, they look similar to a person jumping. Plus, the bird’s feathers might resemble fur.

Skeptics say the camera angle plays a role too since the bird is closer to the lens, which gives the illusion of it being on the ground in the distance, when that is not the case.

No word on if any feathers… or fur… were found in the area, so no one can conclusively say exactly what was captured in the clip.


@californiadream1382 I have never seen anything like that before, captured in Northern California #bigfoot #supernatural #fyp #viral #blowthisup #trippy ##alien ♬ Creepy Music Box – Terra Fantasy

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