Wednesday, November 18, 2009
However, today's blog postings are late because I overslept, and then we lost the DVLA Car Tax reminder form. We found the form, and I feel refreshed from having had an involuntary lie-in, and when the chips are down it doesn't really matter that the bloggo is two hours late for once.
But there is a complication; there are different types of giant bats in the New World being reported and their characteristics are quite different.
On browsing around the internet I came across some reports of strange creatures being seen sitting on the roofs of houses.
'Phantom Roof Creature
BY MAGI B. By Stephen Wagner:
This happened about 2007 in the summer. I am 54 years old and live in a very small town in southeastern
This was about 2 or 3 in the morning and the night was clear and warm. I was standing outside in front of one of the offices having a smoke. I was turned toward the parking lot with the building about 30 feet away and to my right. I was looking up at the sky when suddenly movement to my right caught my eye. I quickly turned my head and caught sight of something dark -- very dark, like a shadow -- on the roof. It moved quickly behind the dormer. It moved so fast that all I saw was the back end of it. Its head had already gone behind the high dormer that was on the roof over the entryway. It was about the size of a man, but it seemed to move like a hyena, with rounded haunches, and if it had a tail, it was tucked between its legs. I wasn't scared, really, but I went inside nonetheless. A few weeks later, I was sitting in my truck at the same set of offices taking a break. Across the parking lot straight ahead of me I saw movement. This thing ran like a shadow under the light, moving from one building to the next, moving against the walls of the buildings. I don't know what I saw those two times, but I will tell you this: I saw something and I don't believe it was human. It was some sort of animal, but I got the impression it was intelligent. The older I get, the more I have come to realize just how much we don't know about the world we live in. source:
Strange Flying Creature
by Mr. Izu
This actually happened to my older brother and my grandma in
These were both spotted in the
A couple days ago I found a dead bird right next to the house (in what would be the flower bed, if we had flowers). It had died suddenly, as its wings were spread -- probably by a cat or something. I didn't examine very closely for cause of death. But what struck me was that at first I thought its head was gone; then I thought its head had been somehow driven into the ground. On closer examination, I realised that its head was covered with these little straw-like needles lying on the ground. (I'm not sure what those straw-like needle things were, but maybe they were dead cedar needles fallen from trees.)
Ants were already eating it and as always, I wanted to make sure the poor bird was definitely dead and not being finished off painfully by the ants, so I flipped it over. The ants scattered and I saw the bird was truly dead. However, when I returned later that day the head was again covered in the needles, and this time I was able to see the ants actually engaged in the painstaking task. I figured they were burying the whole body for some reason, but they only buried the head.
By the next day something else had come along and finished off the bird. But I was wondering why ants bury the head.
A quite mixed bag as far as things that happened on this day in history. Firstly, in 1928 Walt Disney presented his Steamboat Willie to an awestruck crowd (here’s the original version, which includes several scenes cut from later showings like Mickey, look out for the ‘pig’ scene, for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RexXDDA8RoI&NR=1 ).
Changing the mood, the Jonestown Massacre took place on this day in 1978 when the Reverend Jim Jones encouraged all of the members of his cult to drink poisoned Flavour-Ade.
Well, here’s the latest cryptozoology news:
Deer me, that was an epic battle for survival.