Lair of the Beasts: The Strangest Monsters of All - Mania.com: “What is the weirdest monster that people have reported?” That was the question put to me on a radio show earlier this week, while I was promoting my latest book, Monster Files. It’s a good question, since there is said to be a wide range of bizarre critters out there! But, for me at least, there are a handful of creatures that, in the high-strangeness stakes, beat all the rest. Let’s take a look at them. ~ Nick Redfern
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
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
In Texas, a recent sighting of a chupacabra:SPOTTED: Chupacabra sighting in San Antonio city limits on Bitters | kens5.com San Antonio Except, of course, this isn't a real chupacabra, it is Chupacabra, Version 2. The canine variety; those mange ridden, coyote looking animals (often shot dead) that, for intriguing folkloric reasons, have come to be called "chupacabra." Linked to item includes video clip.
SAN ANTONIO -- Margaux Huckabay said her brother spotted the legendary chupacabra on Bitters.
"At first he thought it was a coyote," said Huckabay. "It definitely looks weird."
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Wonder if Monsanto will get in on this. Are we scared yet?
Animal-Human Chimera Embryo Experiments To Be Given ‘OK’ By Regulatory Panel - :: A series for experiments in animal-human bio-engineering proposed by a team of Japanese researchers has cleared its first regulatory hurdles, news sources inside Japan reported Tuesday.
The purpose of the proposed experiments is to grow human organs inside the body of a non-human animal.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Very sad, very scary...
Biologists race to solve mysterious mass animal deaths in Florida lagoon | Fox News: At least 111 manatees, 300 pelicans, and 46 dolphins — emaciated to the point of skin and bones — were all found dead in America’s most biologically diverse estuary.
Something is seriously wrong. The northern stretches of the Indian River Lagoon of Florida has a mass murder mystery that biologists are racing to figure out. The lagoon contains more species than anywhere else in the U.S. It is a barrier island complex stretching across 40 percent of Florida’s coast, around Cape Canaveral, and consisting of the Mosquito Lagoon, the Banana River and the Indian River Lagoon.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
As odd as this story is, so is the writing :)Woman finds pig with two heads buried in yard -
In the Portland, Oregon area:
Massive number of bumblebees due near Target store: t least 25,000 bumblebees were found dead on Monday under linden trees at the Target store in Wilsonville.
“They were literally falling out of the trees,” says Rich Hatfield, who first documented the massive bee kill. Hatfield is a conservation biologist with the Portland-based Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a world leader in bee conservation research and protection efforts.
“To our knowledge,” Hatfield says, “this is one of the largest documented bumblebee deaths in the Western U.S. It was heartbreaking to watch.”
Xerces has suggested two potential causes of the bee death. One is acute pesticide poisoning of the linden trees. There is also a concern that the trees are a poisonous European species.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Hairless squirrel in Oklahoma. With link to a frontal image of said squirrel. While it may not be a mini-Jersey Devil or Chupie, it is still very mysterious -- what caused this squirrel to become completely hairless? If a disease, is it an indicator of something larger, a signal that something is very wrong in the environment? Assuming this is a real squirrel of course ;( Mystery solved: Not the Jersey Devil, or Chupacabra but a hairless squirrel in Oklahoma | NJ.com