Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Many people actually believe you can get animal-human hybrids. Take, for example, a tribe in Africa who believe that certain beautiful young women are the offspring of a union of a man and a lioness. Nobody ever seems to have thought that very few people are going to consider mating with a lioness. It has its hazards. Incidentally, should you marry one of these girls, she may eat you when you least expect it. Still, I suppose it's less costly than divorce.
Another tribe believes in gorilla-human hybrids. It seems that certain men mistake gorillas for beautiful women and these are the results. These certain men should, I feel, have gone to Specsavers.
The other day Jon wondered why I wanted to know about Ming Dynasty era tortoises in China.Today all can be revealed.
For a few weeks now I have been reading the late Martin Booth`s autobiography `Gweilo A memoir of a Hong Kong childhood` (2005) in which the author describes his 3 years in Hong Kong with his mother and father,who was helping the allied war effort in Korea. Booth and his parents arrived in Hong Kong by boat in June 1952 and for a while he and his mother stayed in a
Booth says,that a mile or so beyond the sign to
Disturbed by these conditions, I suggested to my mother that we either set up a tortoise protection society or come back that night and kidnap it. Her reply was that the car boot could not take the weight,with which I had sadly to concur. However, I was permitted to sit on it to have my photo taken (1).
I have put those last 5 words in italics (not in the original) because there is a possibility for someone to look into this further and track down that photograph and see if it can be determined what species of tortoise it was or is. The Chinese navigator Zheng He and his admirals would have sailed close to the
A Chinese document, the Wu Pei Chi,mentions a navigation platform at the Seychelles and also,in Hong Kong,stones with concentric circles were found by Gavin Menzies,the author of `1421 The Year China Discovered the World`(2002) at Wong Chuk Ha, Chang Zhou and Po Ti (2) indicating where the fleet had watered and harboured.
Now obviously there is no conclusive evidence here that the 1950s Hong Kong tortoise did originate from Ming Dynasty
(1) M.Booth Gweilo. A memoir of a
(2) G.Menzies. 1421 The Year China Discovered The World (2002 p.175.
Interestingly, there is a rock formation on Po Ti (presumably Po Toi island,
Chile: A "Smallfoot" Report?
Date: October 10, 2009
Chile: Report of a Strange, Ape-Like Creature
By Raul Gajardo
According to information in our possession, we can say that Mr. Luis B.T., a well-known watchmaker and artist of Chile's 9th Region, shared a strange experience with his son in law in the winter months of 2006.
Luis's son in law, a truck driver who keeps very irregular hours, could not believe what he saw on the highway in June 2006 around midnight in the stretch between Los Angeles and Mulchén. On that occasion, he didn't carry any helpers with him, therefore there are no other witnesses to his sighting, but he recalls driving at a very regular speed without any other details to be added. Suddenly, in a stretch of road with little or no vehicular movement, he saw a strange creature resting quietly on the shoulder. The animal had a monkey-like appearance with short arms and very straight long legs. The driver managed to hit the breaks some 10 meters short of this creature. The apelike being did not move and turned its head toward the truck. He was then able to see that the animal had glowing red eyes and that the configuration (sic) or fur on its flesh was very odd, being covered with something resembling "short, whitish feathers."
The truck driver felt a shudder of fear in the light of such an odd situation. He halted the engine and several seconds went by, with the creature staring at him as he remained petrified with fear. The animal walked slowly, crossing the road, all the while fixing its gaze upon him. The witness remembers that the ape-like being was thickset, stood approximately over a meter tall, its head was proportional to its body and it had a large muzzle. It made no sound whatsoever. At no time did its extremities contact the ground and it walked upright at all times, "like a little man."
The truck driver was able to get a good look at it, keeping his vehicles lights on at all times. He adds that throughout the experience, the strange animal's attitude was "defiant, while passive."
At this time more information is being gathered on the trucker's strange experience, which remained hitherto unpublished and under strict family secrecy.
(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales IHU. Special thanks to Raul Núñez, IIEE and Sigrid Grothe)
do you know what breed of Spider this is?
Terri's (eldest daughter) boyfriend saw it crossing the pavement as bold as brass!
That must be because its from the north and
Haaaaard as oot and because it has 8 legs it can kick loads of heeds in at the same time.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Goodness me
It’s cryptozoology related news time and it’s another bumper news day today:
Well, the ‘moa’ they find out the better.