ANIMAL FORTEANA


In the beginning of things men were animals and animals men. ~ Algonquin saying

"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons." ~ The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Saturday, August 18, 2012

New spider found in Oregon caves | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri

A new spider found in Oregon. It's big! New spider found in Oregon caves | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Amateur cave explorers have found a new family of spiders in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon, and scientists have dubbed them Trogloraptor — or cave robber — for its fearsome front claws.

The spelunkers sent specimens to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, which has the West Coast's largest collection of spiders. Entomologists there say the spider — reddish brown and the size of a half dollar — evolved so distinctly that it requires its own taxonomic family — the first new spider family found in North America since the 1870s.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Animals & Healing on Coast to Coast AM

Coming up this week on the 9th on C2C:Animals & Healing with Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers.

BBC Nature - New swimming cave cricket species filmed

Pretty amazing! Love the reaction of the scientist who discovers the cricket:BBC Nature - New swimming cave cricket species filmed

Stephen Wagner at About.com: Telepathy with Animals

Telepathy with Animals
"I broke my ankle in five places," writes the unnamed author at Interspecies Telepathic Communication "I was lying in bed in a great amount of pain when I heard, 'I know we come from different cultures, and maybe you don't think I can help you, but if you just pet me, I will take away your pain.' I heard these words in my head as clearly as someone speaking to me. I opened my eyes to find my angel cat Kisa on my pillow and looking right at me. I knew it was her. I did pet her and my pain did go away! I slept comfortably for the first time since the accident."

I believe it. I've had my own profound and distinct experiences with animals -- specific, clear messages -- that were far beyond the usual "I'm hungry" or "I want to go out" etc.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Nick Redfern: When Aliens and Creatures Clash | Mysterious Universe

Of course, many Ufologists and Cryptozoologists get irate and fired up when I bring up such matters. But what the heck; I don’t care. The fact is that there are a lot of cases suggesting a connection. So why hide them? Let’s take a look… ~ Nick Redfern
When Aliens and Creatures Clash | Mysterious Universe

I love Nick's approach; a true Fortean. Yes indeed, there are plenty of strange ("High strangeness") cases involving both UFOs and mysterious creatures. And still, these are often dismissed by both some UFO researchers as well as cryptozoologists. Especially Bigfoot people. Mention "flying saucer" in the same breath as Sasquatch and it's curtains.