Happy New Year to all. Starting a new feature for 2014: "This Day in Weird." All contributions welcome as we roll along through weeks and months to come.
Jan. 1, 1891: Sabine Baring-Gould (1823-1934) publishes Freaks of Fanaticism and Other Strange Events, a compendium of articles on mysticism.
Jan. 1, 1919: Birth of actress Carole Landis, best known for her roles in the films One Million B.C. (1940) and Topper Returns (1941).
Jan. 1, 1970: Around 5:00 a.m., witness Doreen Kendall reports seeing a "Saturn-shaped object" with lights on its rim, hovering near her home in Duncan, British Columbia. Two humanoid forms in tight-fitting jumpsuits are visible inside the craft's upper portion, their faces concealed by helmets.