In Brief

Jeffrey Epstein is ‘alive and plotting’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Conspiracy theorists say that Jeffrey Epstein is still alive after reports of a sighting more than a year since his death. The sex offender’s body was found in his cell in August 2019 and his death was ruled “suicide by hanging”. However, he has since allegedly been spotted at his ranch in New Mexico. Sources told The New York Times he has plans to “seed the human race with his DNA by impregnating women”.

UFO expert says Jesus was an alien

A UFO expert has claimed that Jesus was an alien and the Star of Bethlehem a spaceship. Richard Lawrence, who is the author of 11 books about aliens, said of Christ: “I’d call him a great cosmic intelligence… an alien if you’d like.” Of the Star of Bethlehem, he said: “It had a pattern, it was an alien ship.”

Husband fined during cool-off walk

A man went for a 280-mile walk to calm down after an argument with his wife and then got fined for breaching coronavirus lockdown regulations. When the Italian, who walked about 40 miles a day, reached the beach resort of Fano on the Adriatic coast, police fined him €400 (£360). He told the press: “I'm fine. I'm just a little tired.”

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––For a round-up of the most important stories from around the world - and a concise, refreshing and balanced take on the week’s news agenda - try The Week magazine. Start your trial subscription today –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Recommended

What is Donald Trump up to now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump up to now?

Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 October
Boris Johnson watches as a booster jab is administered in Little Venice, London
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 October

‘If anyone can save Joe Biden, it’s Donald Trump’
Trump at October 2021 rally
Global lens

‘If anyone can save Joe Biden, it’s Donald Trump’

The supply-chain crisis: what’s going on?
Felixstowe: turning away ships from Asia
In Depth

The supply-chain crisis: what’s going on?

Popular articles

The tally of Covid-19 vaccine deaths examined
Boy receiving Covid vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

The tally of Covid-19 vaccine deaths examined

What is blackfishing?
Shot of Jesy Nelson with her hair in braids
In Depth

What is blackfishing?

Why does the UK have highest Covid case rate in western Europe?
England lockdown lifted
Today’s big question

Why does the UK have highest Covid case rate in western Europe?

The Week Footer Banner