I enjoy the bizarre. It’s no mistake that I’m interested in topics like ghosts, UFOs and other paranormal subjects. I enjoy walking the edge of the line that separates reality from fiction – those surreal moments when something that’s happening to you is way to strange to be true.
In the spirit of the bizarre, I’d like to share a few websites I found that are very surreal – but they are also bizarre underground websites that are real.
These are sites you can check out yourself. I call them “underground” sites because they are sort of tucked away into the dark recesses of the net, and remain sort of like unnoticed secrets to the select few who have found them.
This is with the exception of a few that were noticed by sites like Mashable and CNet. But the “underground” aspect of them comes from the fact that the people who take part in these sites are clearly not mainstream – they exist in underground communities and they are connected to each other, in their common bizarre interests, through the magic of the Internet.
LifeGem – Created from the Carbon of Your Loved One
If you’re looking for a bizarre, underground website, this one absolutely takes the cake. At LifeGem, you can have carbon extracted from the cremated remains (or a lock of hair) of your loved one who recently passed away. They take this carbon and, after heating it, they place it in a “diamond press” and under extreme pressure and temperature, create a diamond out of that carbon.
Now, I’ve heard of people doing some interesting things with the remains of their pets, but this is the first I’ve ever heard of turning a piece of a loved one into a piece of jewelry! It’s only the carbon of your loved one, extracted from the remains, but still…Ew?
Poorly Dressed People
PoorlyDressed is a fairly simple blog with a basic theme, but oh my, the content is both bizarre and funny at the same time. Have you ever been in a public place like a grocery store or a restaurant, and there’s one person who you just can’t stop looking at because their outfit is just so atrocious? Well, this website gives you a daily glimpse of these people from all around the world.
Now, given there may be some places in the world where wearing a cartoon outfit and blue and purple mop hair is culturally accepted and considered cool, but when you see most of these outfits you’ll see that they go way beyond just odd or strange, they’re just plain wrong.
Weird Vegas – I Guess it Doesn’t Stay in Vegas
You know how the saying goes – “What goes on in Vegas, stays in Vegas?” Well, apparently, thanks to the Internet, the strangest and most bizarre things that go on in Vegas now get posted to WeirdVegas for your review.
Check out the video game called “Urine,” a homeless man walking the streets with a giant pet rabbit, or check out the Stripper-Mobile – a glass-sided truck featuring a stripper pole-dancing as it roams down the strip (how does she DO that?)
If you want to get an insider’s peak of what really goes on down in the streets and alleyways of Vegas before your next Vegas trip, this is the site to check out.
Putting Weird Things in Coffee
Now, there’s something kinda desperate about doing something weird on a blog simply to attract attention – but I have to admit, this one caught my attention. I love coffee, and I pride myself on having tried almost every coffee flavor out there – or so I thought. Putting Weird Things in Coffee changed all of that.
Have you ever considered having an “Eggspresso” – complete with the whole egg, shell included? How about curried coffee…or better yet, smoked salmon cream cheese spread as a creamer? Yum – why don’t they sell these flavors at Starbucks?
Please Rob Me
I have to say, I don’t really enjoy websites that encourage negative or hurtful acts against other people, but Please Rob Me is a little bit different. While, on the surface, it appears to offer a service to potential robbers by letting them know about individuals who are traveling and not at home.
It’s actually a creative aggregate of public Twitter posts where people blatantly provide a “check-in” – letting the whole world know where they are, and in the process letting the whole world know that they aren’t home.
Please Rob Me serves as a tongue-in-cheek mockery of people who use Twitter in such an unsafe way – and as a warning to those people (are you one of them?) that posting these sort of updates to Twitter is a huge security risk, similar to letting your mail pile up outside your door, or leaving your doors unlocked and a sign on the door reading “gone on vacation,” – so don’t do it!
Have you ever stumbled any really bizarre underground websites, or strange and surreal sites that just made you blink and go, “Hmmm?” Share your own online discoveries in the comment section below – the weirder the better!