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A Stolen Skull, Metal Bands: The Year in Weird, Wacky News



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    Mike Derks aka Balsac the Jaws of Death of GWAR performs at Iron City on September 4, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama.

    Along with tops news headlines on mass shootings, terrorist activity and the latest pronouncement of the presidential debates, there were stories that involved suspected occult activity and a shot up Dell personal computer.

    NBC News rounded up some of the stories that had a tint of the weird and bizarre. There was the Super Bowl TV ad by Nationwide Insurance that featured a kid who is dead.

    The thrash metal band GWAR wrangled in court over the remains of their lead singer, Dave Brockie, that they keep under lock and key for an undisclosed reason. But GWAR isn’t the weirdest tale of truth. There’s the macabre story of German filmmaker F.W. Murnau’s skull being stolen. Wax drippings found at the scene suggested that the theft may have occurred during a ritual occult ceremony.