On This Day in Weird, December 9...
1939: Several residents of Kerrytown, County Donegal, Ireland, report seeing "a shining figure of a woman" standing on a cliff. Religious zealots hail it as a sighting of thee Virgin Mary.
1959: World-renowned cryptozoologist and author Karl Shuker born in England's West Midlands.
2013: Lloyd Pye, researcher on the "Starchild" skull and various Bigfoot reports, dies in Destin, Florida, at age 67.