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This Company Just Took Their Advertising Campaign To A Heartbreaking New Level

There are plenty of commercials out there that rely on shock value, and this one’s no different.

The folks over at Life Alert decided to ramp up their advertising efforts with a heartbreaking commercial that highlights the dangers of living alone in old age. This brand focuses on cutting down on that level of risk by providing elderly people who still want their independence with wearable devices that they can use to call emergency services.

Their newest advertisement makes the issue hard to ignore.

It’s important that elderly people take precautions to protect themselves if they live alone. The older, wiser people among us deserve their independence, but the ability to reach out for help in times of crisis is key.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/life-alert/

People Were Furious About This Wedding, But It Was Staged To Make A Powerful Point

When people from the United States think of child marriage, they often think of developing countries.

Child marriage is defined by UNICEF as “both formal marriages and informal unions in which a girl or boy lives with a partner as if married before the age of 18. An informal union is one in which a couple live together for some time, intending to have a lasting relationship, but do not have a formal civil or religious ceremony.”

Usually, the child in question is a girl, and it’s true that poverty and religious tradition play into whether or not it’s legal or acceptable in any given country.

The countries with the highest observed rates of child marriages below the age of 18 are Niger, Chad, Mali, Bangladesh, Guinea, and the Central African Republic, with a rate above 60 percent. Niger, Chad, Bangladesh, Mali, and Ethiopia were the countries with child marriage rates greater than 20 percent below the age of 15.

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Read More: Japanese Soldiers Gave Out Grenades So Citizens Could Kill Themselves After WWII

When YouTube star Coby Persin realized that many states in the U.S. have legal loopholes that allow child marriage, he set up a dramatic wedding scene in Times Square between a 12-year-old girl and a 65-year old man. Laws vary state by state, but with parental permission, children as young as 12 can be married in our own country.

People were outraged by the scene, and that means Persin’s plan worked.

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Countries in Europe like Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Belgium “tolerate” child marriages even though there are bans, and in the United Kingdom, child brides are sometimes smuggled in.

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It’s clear that this is not just a third-world problem. Child marriage prevents girls from completing their education, affects their health, and correlates with high domestic violence rates.

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Read More: These Malaysian Schoolgirls Are Facing A Far Worse Fate Than Corporal Punishment

Fortunately, organizations like UNICEF and Amnesty International are working to end the practice of child marriage. Donate or volunteer today to make a difference and share articles like this one to raise awareness.

(via DemicMedia)

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A UFO Spotted In This Video Might Explain Last Week’s SpaceX Rocket Explosion

Last week, the world was shocked when a rocket from Elon Musk’s famed private space flight company SpaceX exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral during a test. The explosion (which was technically a fast-moving fire, according to Musk) also destroyed the rocket’s most precious cargo, Facebook’s first satellite.

While the exact cause of the explosion is still being investigated, hawk-eyed conspiracy theorists have quite a novel explanation. They think it was the work of a UFO.

Over the weekend, while reviewing footage of the explosion, a strange object was seen hovering near the rocket.

The object makes an appearance just before the explosion begins and cannot be seen afterward.

While a strange speck on the film is by no means definitive proof, it’s enough to make you suspect extraterrestrial foul play, isn’t it?

Check out the video for yourself below.

(via Mysterious Universe)

While it certainly would be a lot more fun to attribute some supernatural event to the rocket explosion, the fact of the matter is that spaceflight is dangerous business. The fire was most likely caused by a mechanical error, but the possibility of otherworldly interference is fascinating.

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This Moscow Bar Is Apparently Home To A Ghost With A Severe Anger Problem

What is it with ghosts haunting bars? It seems like half of the ghost stories I read about are set in bars and pubs. Perhaps it has something to do with bars being places of life, or maybe spirits are drawn to these haunts because of the sadness that drives people to barstools around the world.

While it’s a common paranormal trend, it’s always terrifying. Take the footage below, for example. The owners of this bar in Moscow became concerned when they kept finding broken glass and toppled furniture every morning when they arrived at work. After they found bizarre footage on their security cameras, they called in a team of paranormal investigators to help them get some answers.

That is one unhappy ghost.

(via The Paranormal Blog)

While there’s always the possibility that this footage is part of a hoax, I get the sense that it’s authentic. That being said, it’s up to you to decide what you believe.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/angry-ghost/

What Happened To This Aircraft At 10,000 Feet Will Make You Stick To Taking Trains

If you’re making a list of the worst things that could happen during a flight, a hole being blown in the side of the airplane probably tops it. While it’s an unlikely scenario, this is exactly what happened on a flight that was leaving Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu.

Shortly after liftoff, an explosion of unknown origin tore a hole in the side of the plane near the fuselage.

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Luckily, the plane was at a low enough altitude (about 10,000 feet) to make an emergency landing.

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Initial news stories reported that at least one person was killed in the explosion, and two more were seriously injured. An official count of casualties, however, has still not been released by authorities.

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What we do know is that the majority of the passengers escaped with no serious injuries.

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Even scarier than the pictures is this video that was taken shortly after the explosion. It was recorded by Awale Kullane, the U.N. Ambassador of Somalia.

(via EuroNews)

Well, that is utterly terrifying. Needless to say, officials are still investigating the cause of the explosion. In the meantime, I suggest that you all pay attention to the in-flight safety demonstration the next time you travel.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/air-explosion/

They Found This Statue In The Woods And From The Looks Of It, The Thing’s Cursed

When someone says they’ve found a haunted object in the woods and it’s ruining their life, you might understandably not believe them, or at the very least, be skeptical of their claims. However, the case of the so-called “Crone,” an object that was found in a cave in New York, might make you change your tune.

Earlier this year, Redditor wiggedhikerthrway and his friend were hiking in the woods of New York’s Catskill Mountains. While they were exploring, they found a hidden cave with a peculiar wooden figure inside. There were nails in its eyes and a noose around its neck.

Getting a bad feeling from the object, wiggedhikerthrway told his friend to leave it and get out of there. The friend, being a skeptic of the paranormal, decided to take the object with him. Oh, what a mistake that turned out to be.

After some low-level paranormal activity on the first day (the object moving from place to place, banging in the night, etc.), things started to get very strange for wiggedhikerthrway’s friend.

They found the statue on a Sunday, and on Wednesday, his friend heard a loud banging noise at his front door in the wee hours of the morning. When he woke up to answer it, no one was there.

Standing there with the door open, he realized that he may have let something into his house that shouldn’t have been there. He went back to bed and when he woke up, there were muddy footprints all over his home accompanied by the overpowering smell of pond water.

That’s when wiggedhikerthrway’s friend went to stay with him for the next few days.

That’s also when they reached out to a paranormal investigator to try to figure out what to do. They had planned to destroy the object, but the investigator warned them that this would only make it worse.

Instead, they should apologize to the entity and return it to the cave. The investigator also offered to take the object from them and investigate it himself. Several days later, after another terrifying encounter with the entity, it arrived in the investigator’s office.

The specialist, Greg Newkirk of The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult, has a large collection of haunted objects stored in his home. He started calling this object the Crone and placed it with the rest. That first night, he and his wife heard noises in their house. Inside the office, they found this broken crucifix.

They then set up a camera in the office to catch the Crone moving. Eventually, they got their wish.

Today, there is no doubt in Newkirk’s mind that the object is haunted. It’s now part of his traveling paranormal museum, but no one is allowed to touch it for obvious reasons.

(via Reddit)

Okay, that is the freakiest thing I’ve read all summer. I really want see what The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult is all about for myself, but I’m honestly too terrified to be in the same room as that thing.

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Don’t Try This At Home…I Don’t Even Know How He’s Still Alive

If someone says you shouldn’t try something at home, just listen, okay?

Some activities are born from terrible, terrible ideas. That being said, certain people get great joy out of ignoring those warnings.

Like this guy, who decided to light a cigarette with an electrical outlet, because who cares about personal safety? He would rather risk death by electrocution than go out and buy a new lighter. I’ll let you guess where he’s from.

Well, at the very least, I’m impressed that he was actually able to pull it off. Just don’t do this, okay? Please don’t.

I have no faith left in humanity.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/electrical-outlet/

This Man Holds A World Record For Something Insanely Freaky

Holding world records is cool. Holding world records for things like this? Not so much.

When we think of world record holders, we usually picture star athletes pulling off epic feats of physical fitness or people doing death-defying stunts in the name of Guinness. What we don’t usually envision is some dude popping his eyes out and keeping them like that for way, way too long.

But alas, here we are.

Yeah, I don’t think I can live the same life after seeing that. I think I’ll stick to working on the world’s largest stamp collection.

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Watching This Guy Turn Himself Into Creepy Statues Will Give You Nightmares

Being a horror junkie, I have come across all kinds of terrifying photos and videos.

Though many of them have certainly creeped me out, most haven’t actually gotten under my skin and haunted my dreams. That’s because they weren’t even half as unsettling as this freaky performance.

In his work entitled, “Transfiguration,” French artist Olivier de Sagazan sculpts his face into monstrous statues that look like they came straight out of the “Silent Hill” games. When you see it for yourself, I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that I definitely wasn’t expecting to come away this disturbed.

The sounds make it so much worse.

Well, I’ll be lucky if I get any sleep after seeing that. Anyone have a night-light I can borrow?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/terrifying-transfiguration/

This Man Was Getting Into A Cab…But It Looks Like He Wasn’t Alone

If you take taxis on a regular basis, then you probably have at least a few stories about riding with unsavory people.

But have you ever shared a cab with a ghost? Unfortunately for this man, he may be able to say yes.

It was a normal day for him as he was waiting for a taxi in Japan. But as one pulled up and he began walking toward it, something very unsettling followed him in. If I was him, I would get my own car and never ride in one of those terror mobiles ever again.

Watch closely as he starts walking…

Whether you believe it’s real or not, I have one piece of advice for you — always check behind you…

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/followed-by-ghost/