Saturday, April 03, 2010
An Account of a remarkable Wild Man. Translated from a Work lately published in Paris.
In the year 1774, a savage or wild man, was discovered by the shepherds, who feed their flocks in the neighbourhood of the forest of Yuary This man, who inhabited the rocks that lay near the forest, was very tall, covered with hair like a bear, nimble as the Hisars (1), of a gay humour, and, in all appearance, of a mild character, as he neither did, nor seemed to intend, harm to anybody. #
He often visited the cottages, without ever attempting to carry off any thing. He had no knowledge of bread, milk, or cheese. His greatest amusement was to see the sheep running, and to scatter them; and he testified his pleasure at this sight by loud fits of laughter, but never attempted to hurt those innocent animals. When the shepherds (as was frequently the case) let loose their dogs after him, he fled with the swiftness of an arrow shot from a bow, and never allowed the dogs to come near him.
One morning he came to the cottage of some workmen, and one of them endeavouring to get near him, and catch him by the leg, he laughed heartily, and then made his escape. He seemed to be about thirty years of age. As the forest in question is very extensice, and has a communication with vast woods that belong to the Spanish territory, it is natural to suppose that this solitary, but cheerful creature, had been lost in his infancy, and had subsisted on herbs (2)
1. I have no idea who or what the Hisars were
2. The Times November 7th 1786
The B52s Love Shack
If you see a faded sign on the side of the road
That says 15 miles to the…Love Shack! Love Shack yeah
I`m Headin` down the Atlanta Highway
Headin` for the love getaway
Headin` for the love getaway,love getaway
I`ve got me a car as big as a whale
And we`re headin on down
To the Love Shack
I`ve got me a Chrysler,it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your juke box money…
Lake Vattern is in Sweden. It is said to be at least three-hundred-and-fifty feet (115 metres) deep and is Sweden’s largest freshwater lake. The lake contains both phytoplankton and zooplankton and several species of fish including the Vättern char (Salvelinus alpinus). There have been stories of a lake creature/ monster living there since the late 1800s. It is reported that when in the water it has an upside-down boat shape. It is not as well known as the other lake monsters in Sweden.
In 1897 an ugly creature walked out of the lake, onto the shore and terrified local swimmers. It had two short legs and later returned into the water.
In 1947 a Captain Egon Johansson of the tugboat Hebe 3 was in the southern end of the lake on August 26. He reported that he saw two humps on the surface of the water. They were about forty to fifty feet (13- 16 metres) long and were about two feet (0.6 metre) high. Then an aeroplane flew past and the humps vanished into the water.
In 1975 fishermen complained that “something large and unknown had ripped holes in their nets.”
On July 25 2001 two people were watching the lake when about one hundred and fifty feet (approx 45 metres) away, three humps appeared.
The two-feet sighting is interesting and sounds more like a large seal of some sort, the feet being front flippers. The other sightings though are more typical lake creature sightings.There was an investigation by GUST, I believe, but I have been unable to find any results. If anyone knows more, please post.
On this day in 1581 Sir Francis Drake was knighted for circumnavigating the world. He probably singed the King of Spain’s beard at some point on the journey too as he seemed to get quite some enjoyment from such things.
And now, the news:
Chef finds octopus with extra leg
Ducks In Dresses Drive Easter Crowd Quackers
I was attacked by killer bees
Q: What kind of bee can't be understood?
A: A mumble bee
Blindsnakes comprise about 260 different species and form the largest group of the world’s worm-like snakes — scolecophidians. These burrowing animals typically are found in southern continents and tropical islands, but occur on all continents except Antarctica. They have reduced vision — which is why they are called “blind” — and they feed on social insects including termites and ants. Because there are almost no known fossil blindsnakes, their evolution has been difficult to piece together. Also, because of their underground lifestyle, scientists have long wondered how they managed to spread from continent to continent.
As you know, Oll has been working on the archiving project since early February 2009 and he is now working on a general mish-mash of a section known as `General Forteana`. This fourth trenche is another general mish-mash with animal attacks, bigfoot culture, cults, ghosties and UFOs as well as other bits and bobs. Good stuff.