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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

'Mass. lobsterman finds Halloween-themed catch'

Seems too good to be true; such a Fortean catch! Mass. lobsterman finds Halloween-themed catch - CBS News As usual, the fate of unusually colored lobsters is a strange one. Saved from the boiling pot, the orange and black lobster "will either be on exhibit in one of the aquarium's habitat tanks or used for live animal presentations..."

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


CRYPTOZOOLOGY ONLINE: Still on the Track is one of the best Fortean creature blogs around. So no particular post to highlight, just passing along the link. Have fun reading all the great posts over there!

Monday, October 29, 2012

poorrichard's blog: Police armed with sub-machine guns stalk streets hunting for a runaway COW

I saw this story a few days ago but chose not to post about it because I try to stay away from animal cruelty or gratuitous content. But, as "poor richard" writes, it is an over the top reaction by humans to a sad situation. All the more sad since, if it weren't for the desire within so many humans to eat beef, the incident wouldn't have happened in the first place. This story is a reminder that animals are extremely cognizant of the slaughter is going on around them, and, that they themselves are about to endure.

I also suspect that, while on the surface, the police in this story act like Keystone cops, their "over the top" get up and response is intentional. In a gestalt context, it's all about control, show of force, and fear. poorrichard's blog: Police armed with sub-machine guns stalk streets hunting for a runaway COW

Sunday, October 28, 2012

'Snake Eating Itself:' This is Bigfoot News How?

Once again, snakes are the topic and Bigfoot Evidence once again posts a video of a snake being tortured, this time, apparently, by itself. (A few weeks ago same blog posted a video of a young boy skinning a snake alive.) The blog feels its germane to...something, to post a video of a snake eating itself. (Or, attempting to do so, don't know if it was successful, since I didn't watch the video.) If it was successful, why didn't the person filming the poor thing help it? If it was successful, whew, but also, yewwww. In other words, what is the point?

'Cat People' Movie Poster Images

1942 Cat People.


There was a "mostly unrelated sequel" as it was described by IMDB, in 1944.

I haven't seen the movie, but I love this poster!

Vintage Fortune Telling Emphemera; Animal Images

Enjoy these vintage images of "fortune telling" themes, with animals promoting the wares...

I remember these! And those paper flowers that "grew" from shells once you put them in water :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I wrote this in August of 2011 for Tim Binnall's Binnall of America site. I still think these are important points. Trickster's Realm: "Absurd Bits" in Fortean Phenomena

Reading one of my favorite esoteric Fortean authors Colin Bennett right now: Flying Saucers Over the White House; The Inside Story of Captain Edward J. Ruppelt and His Official U.S. Airforce Investigation of UFOs. I'm only just into it, but, as usual when I read Bennett, there is so much rich, juicy and insightful right on stuff it's exhilarating. It's almost too much, one quick brilliant statement after another. One of the numerous gems is the "psychosocial filter" as Bennett calls it concerning UFO (and, I'll add, paranormal events in general) witness experiences:

It is an amusing feature of the Western mind that those people who have had a UFO experience of any kind are judged to be people least worthy of analyzing that experience." [Bennett]

The witness is often treated as an afterthought, or even an embarrassment. And all is lost if the witness has things that clogs up that "psychosocial filter":

The courts of "proper" debate rule out any odd, highly individualized, comic, or ludicrous or absurd elements. Here we see the most tragic-comic emblem of mankind's philosophy: get rid of the nutcases and there will be revealed the shining truth. [Bennett: 39]

From The Frog Bag: Yes, There Really is Such a Thing as a Blobfish

I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't explored several sites that tell us yes, there is such a thing: The Frog Bag: Yes, There Really is Such a Thing as a Blobfish, and here.

Huge Geoglyph Discovered in Russia | TDG - Science, Magick, Myth and History

A giant geo-glyph in the shape of an elk, or deer, found in Russia. Predates Nazca lines. Huge Geoglyph Discovered in Russia | TDG - Science, Magick, Myth and History

Friday, October 12, 2012

'Bizarre-looking oarfish washes ashore on Cabo San Lucas beach'

Strange times and signs. Giant eyeball washes up on a Florida beach, as is noted in this article of an oarfish washed up on a Florida beach.Bizarre-looking oarfish washes ashore on Cabo San Lucas beach

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Deer hunt? Round zips past Bend cemetery worker

Hunting season, and so, stories of morons with guns:Deer hunt? Round zips past Bend cemetery worker

New Yorkers petrified as hundreds of 'hissing' raccoons invade the city | Mail Online

Here's another story of strange raccoon behavior:New Yorkers petrified as hundreds of 'hissing' raccoons invade the city | Mail Online

Vintage snake images

I found these vintage images of snake charmers, snake farms, etc. while writing the post below about the live eating of animals for your entertainment pleasure.

Gratuitous Gleeful Gross-outs: Live Eating

Two recent items about gluttony, indulgence, and general supreme un-mindfullness concerning that thing within us that enjoys such stupid cruelties passing for entertainment.

 Both stories concern eating animals while they're still alive, and both concern snakes.

The first story brings us news of man who died shortly after eating live roaches and worms. As if that activity wasn't bad enough, that activity was one where many participated. It was a contest. And the prize: a live python.

The winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said Monday.
About 30 contestants ate the insects during Friday night's contest at
Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach about 40 miles north of Miami. The grand prize was a python.
The contest was described by a lawyer for the reptile store's owner who sponsored the contest as a " . . . unique and unorthodox contest." The second item concerns a young man who skins a snake, alive, and eats it. All on video for your viewing pleasure. For some reason, Bigfoot Evidence linked to this story. What it has to do with Sasquatch remains a mystery.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kithra's Krystal Kave: New CFZ Mystery Cat Blog

Kithra blogs about the CFZ's new Mystery Cat blog, something I've been meaning to pass on but Kithra beat me to it. Which I'm glad of, because it's blog. Read Kithra's comments and follow the link to the new blog:Kithra's Krystal Kave: New CFZ Mystery Cat Blog

Friday, October 5, 2012

Boing Boing:'Bees make blue honey by harvesting waste from M&Ms manufacturing'

Bees make blue honey by harvesting waste from M&Ms manufacturing - Boing Boing

Beekeepers in Ribeauville, France discovered blue honey in their hives. When they investigated further, they discovered that their bees were harvesting M&Ms manufacturing waste from a biogas plant that processes the industrial runoff from a Mars chocolate factory. The blue honey will not be offered for sale.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Creature Forensics - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

On Coast to Coast tonight:Creature Forensics - Shows - Coast to Coast AM: Forensic artist and alternative investigator, Bill McDonald, will update us on numerous projects including the biology of the Loch Ness monster, and how the work of Jeremy Wade of the "River Monsters" TV show proves many of Bill's theories,

Bigfoot News | Bigfoot Lunch Club: Jane Goodall Still Finds Bigfoot Fascinating

Bigfoot Lunch Club blogs about Jane Goodall (a true hero) and her views on the existence of Bigfoot:Bigfoot News | Bigfoot Lunch Club: Jane Goodall Still Finds Bigfoot Fascinating