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Monday, 26 June 2017

LORE OF THE HEN

Folklore and superstitions attached to poultry and eggs.



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OIECHEK - HUMAN EATER

This creature is said, in American folklore, to resemble a shrew.  If it comes upon a sleeping human, it will burrow into him and eat him from inside.  When this grisly task has been accomplished, it will collect his bones and use them to make its nest.  I would welcome further information about this voracious beast.

HAWKING'S PROJECT INVESTIGATES SIGNALS

The extraterrestrial investigations are looking into signals from space.

Are ETs sending messages?


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HOWLER MONKEY SNAKE

In South American folklore, it has the head of a howler monkey and the body of a snake.


Howler Monkey

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OSBORNE SEA MONSTER

A 19th Century case.





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DOG ELECTED AS MAYOR

For the fourth time a dog named Gwyneth Pawltro, a pit-bull terrier, has been elected Mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.

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SKUNK APE SOUGHT


Quest to find the Myakka Swamp Ape.



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BIGFOOT IN OKLAHOMA

Evidence of Bigfoot discovered.

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WERE THESE GHOSTLY SNOWBALLS?

An account of a probably 19th Century incident.



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SERRA - A SHARP FISH

A fish in early zoological lore.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

3 EXTRATERRESTRIAL SPECIES

Are three extraterrestrial species visiting earth?



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HAVE OTTERS INTERBRED WITH SHEEP?

Old reports speak of otter-sheep hybrids.



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THIS LOOKS INTERESTING

I haven't read this, but it looks interesting.  It is said to be the result of nine years' research, dealing with owls and UFO abductions.



Paperback: $24.95 (cheaper at Amazon.com); also available in Kindle.

THE TOOTH MOUSE

Equivalent - perhaps ancestor - of the Tooth Fairy.



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RATS INFEST VILLAGES

It's all happening in Myanmar.



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ANTI-POACHING DRIVE TO SAVE TIGERS

There is an effort being made in Siberia to save its tigers from extinction.



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REPORT ON DODO PICTURE

The indomitable Richard Muirhead has found a report on a dodo drawn from life.



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BATLIKE HUMANOID SEEN

Another vespertilian enigma.

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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FBI AID TEXAS BIGFOOT HUNT

The Round Rock Police are on the lookout for the Hairy One and have been given advice by the Bureau.




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He's now on the 'Ten Most wanted' List.

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Saturday, 24 June 2017

HALF-A-DOZEN MONSTERS

A look at monsters said to be in Mexico and the Caribbean.



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EXISTENCE OF FAIRIES

Could these creatures exist?

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WHAT ARE BLACK STICK MEN?

Reports have now been coming in for some time.



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MAUSTON BIRDMAN

What exactly was this peculiar feathered humanoid?



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GIGANTIC SNAKES

Are they as large as reported?



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HARASSED BY BIGFOOT

At a cabin in California.



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WEREWOLF, SKINWALKER AND DOGMAN

A look at encounters.



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BISCARDI HUNTS BIGFOOT

Video of newscast regarding Bigfoot.



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BIGFOOT IN ROUND ROCKS PARK

They are searching there for another sighting.



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WHEN IS BIGFOOT A RABBIT?

When Bigfoot is the rabbit's name.



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BIGFOOT DAY NEXT MONTH

On July 13th at Easton, Massachusetts.



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Friday, 23 June 2017

GREEN HILL MONSTER

Bigfoot of Oklahoma.



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SKUNK APES AND SWAMPS

They appear to come out with the rain.



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STEPHEN HAWKING AND OTHER WORLDS

Stephen Hawking suggests we search for other habitable planets.

Stephen Hawking

MIB AT PLEASANT RIDGE

These mysterious persons continue to be reported.



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PSYCHIC DOGS?

Did this Russian clown manage to engage psychically with dogs?




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DID TEENAGERS FILM BIGFOOT?

Hairy creature runs through the woodlands.



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OMPAX - A DELIBERATE MYSTERY

A cryptid hoax tale.

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MORE PTERODACTYL SIGHTINGS?

Are they on the increase?



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ANOTHER PLANET?

Is there another planet in the outer solar system?

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

MOTHMEN AND MEN-IN-BLACK

These don't seem to be ordinary mothmen.



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NEW FROG SPECIES

The glassfrog's heart is on its skin.



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BURBANK BAT LIGHT

A spook light with wings.

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PEACOCK ON THE RAMPAGE

Video of peacock smashing liquor store in California.  Actually, I'm not entirely sure it isn't a peahen.  Let's just call it a peadfowl.



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BIGFOOT: THE DIFFERENT TYPES

An audio recording from Bigfoot Outlaw radio.



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FISHERMEN WATCHED BY BIGFOOT

Did he constitute a piscatorial peril?



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ENORMOUS FROG ATTACK

Reported in what looks to me like an old newspaper clipping.



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DID MOTHMAN JUMP ON HORSE?

If this story is true, the horse didn't like it much.



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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

SEARCH FOR LIFE ON MARS

Attempts to find out if the Red Planet harbors life.

Mars


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3-FINGERED HUMANOID (MUMMIFIED)

This was allegedly found at Nazca.

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KOBOLD - GOBLIN OF GERMANIC LORE

A look at this well-known creature.



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WHAT ARE THESE BONES?

Bones of mystery creature found in Siberia.

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DOGMAN CHASES CAR

A startling experience!

BIGFOOT CHASES BOYS

Pursued by the Hairy One.



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NEWLY DISCOVERED CHAMELEON SPECIES

Three new species have been discovered.

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STRANGE ENCOUNTER IN NEVADA DESERT

What were the small beings?

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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DOG-HEADED PIG MONSTER

What is this creature in Namibia?

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SEARCH FOR UCAMAR

A humanoid creature of South America.



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Monday, 19 June 2017

CAN YOU MARRY AN ANIMAL?

Basically, as far as I can discover, no, though this hasn't stopped numbers of people going through marriage ceremonies of no legal standing with animals.  A teenager in Bali was forced to marry a cow with which he had had intimate relations.  He claimed the cow had flirted with him.  In 2009 in Ghana a woman married her dog because in character he resembled her father.  We must not forget the wedding in 2006 between Sharon Tendler and a dolphin, which took place in Israel. Barbarella Buchner of the Canary Islands has been married to her two cats for ten years. The publicized marriage between a man and a goat in Juba, South Sudan, in 2006 was, I suspect, not a serious event.

I have also read of an Anglican vicar who married a woman to a tree.  I have not asked the Church of England for a statement on its position on dendrogamy.  Years ago, an Australian minister married a man to his television set.

There is even a website called marryyourpet.com  This is presided over by a lady called Dominique, who managed to get herself ordained in some religious denomination and has married hundreds of persons.

I would point out that, as far as I know, none of these marriages has legal status.

If you don't want to marry an animal, you could always try sologamy.  In this, you marry yourself .  The first person in the United States to do it seems to have been Linda Baker in 1993.  She had seven bridesmaids and her wedding was attended by 75 guests.  This practice too has a website  IMarriedMe.com  Insofar as I am aware, these marriages enjoy no legal status - yet.  Sologamy seems to be a definite trend.  I would warn anyone entering into such an arrangement that subsequent divorce might cause problems.





ZOMBIE BEETLES OF ARKANSAS

And their existence is not in doubt.

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THREATS TO WILDLIFE CORRIDORS

What will befall migrating American animals?

Pronghorn


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BUNYIP - AUSTRALIA'S LAKE DWELLER

A look at this legendary cryptid.



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