On This Day in Weird, January 13....
1852: Crewmen aboard the whaling ship Monongahela allegedly harpoon a sea serpent near Palau, in the West Pacific. In death, they claim it measures 103 feet 7 inches, with a 10-foot-long head resembling an alligator's, jaws bristling with 94 curved teeth, each three inches long.
1863: Thomas Crapper unveils a one-piece pedestal flushing toilet.
1950: Airmen at New Mexico's Holloman Air Force Base log a UFO sighting. An official report declares: "Observable celestial phenomena or planets that may account for the sighting: None."
1958: An Australian driver reports that a UFO followed his car near Casino, New South Wales, causing radio disturbance.
1959: A UFO hovers over a truck near Pymatuning Lake, Pennsylvania, apparently causing the vehicle's electrical system to fail.
1967: a 9-year-old child reports a UFO landing in Iola, Kansas, complete with a "strange-looking man" clad in a "crinkly green suit." Later that day, a Learjet pilot and his passenger sight a UFO while en route from Houston, Texas, to Las Vegas, Nevada. Radar tracks the object from Albuquerque, and a commercial pilot confirms the sighting over Casa Grande, Arizona.
1980: While driving near Edgewood, Iowa, Tim Bushaw and a passenger see a Sasquatch at roadside, describing it as eight feet tall, with long hair and a "topknot."
1989: DeepStar Six premieres, pitting underwater researchers against a monster resembling a prehistoric sea scorpion.
1991: Members of a U.S. Air flight crew report a rectangular UFO soaring through clouds over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2007: A " jungle girl" emerges from the jungle in Cambodia's Ratanakiri province. A local family claims she is their daughter Rochom P'ngieng, born in 1979 and missing without explanation since 1988 or 1989.