The other day Alan Friswell, the bloke who made the CFZ Feegee Mermaid and also the guy responsible for some of the most elegantly macabre bloggo postings, wrote me an email.
He had an idea for a new series for the bloggo. Quite simply he has an enormous collection of macabre, fortean, odd and disturbing magazine and newspaper articles, and he proposed to post them up on the bloggo.
Alan Writes: "Yes! Welcome to Friswell's Freaky Features, an ongoing spot on the CFZ blog page where you will encounter the fun, the freaky, the frightening and on occasion, the downright horrifying. Many of these items are from almost forgotten archives and no doubt should, in many cases, have stayed forgotten. But no chance of that on this site! So be prepared to be amazed by the bizarre manifestations of nature, the aberrations of the natural world and the complete (on occasion) mind-bending insanity of collective humanity. Read on...."
Unlike the picture of the giant ray, this supposedly overgrown rabbit, originally published in November, 1932 is surely a fake. That said, however, the deadpan tone of the writing, not to mention the fact that the image is not at all bad for its time, may well have convinced some more gullible souls of that period that mammoth jackrabbits might well have been on the loose in the southernmost regions of the US. And besides, everything's bigger in Texas....