Was this an alien abduction? A case from Prague.
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Saturday, 31 December 2016
On This Day in Weird, December 31...
1870: New York's Nunda Times newspaper reports that "a strange beast, like a kangaroo, is 'hovering' about Moscow [New York] and attacks the dogs, cuffing them about promiscuously." A local resident says, "We hope he will kill off most of the dogs before hunters bag him."
Friday, 30 December 2016
On This Day in Weird, December 30...
1957: While cutting wood for his stove after sundown, mechanic George Chowanski claims a UFO sighting in Drakestown, New Jersey. He describes a luminous, saucer-shaped craft about 15 feet long and 5 feet high, hovering 2 feet above the ground, seen at a range of 100 feet. Three "individuals" allegedly emerge from the UFO and walk into a clearing, where one picks up "something heavy" and they return to their craft, slowly rising and departing two minutes later.
Thursday, 29 December 2016
On This Day in Weird, December 29...
1974: Multiple witnesses report a UFO with bright colored lights circling over the woods near Lumberton, North Carolina. At the same time, a family of four calls the sheriff's office to report a weird humanoid prowler on their proper, along Forest Road. Four deputies search the area and find nothing.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Our periodical Animals and Men double issue 58/59 is now available online. It contains 113 pages covering many topics of interest to cryptozoologists. These include Thylacine, Man-Beasts, Bluc Dogs, Mystery Cats, the Djibouti Monster, Mammoth Survival and oodles more.
How do I see this? I hear you ask.
The magazine may be read online Absolutely Free. Follow the link below (you may need to scroll down the page where you arrive) and feast your hungry eyeballs on its fascinating content.
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On This Day in Weird, December 28...
1894: Richard Saunders of "Myers, Georgia," claims he was visited by three "extraterrestrial" humanoids claiming they're from another planet, offering various dire, cataclysmic predictions for humanity before they exit. Searching a modern gazeteer reveals no such town in Georgia.
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Here's a mystery animal that ws found in Mud Lake (Arkansas) in 1897. It made a whictling noise. The question that arose was what it actually was. Eventually harpooned, it was dragged out of the water. However, even then it could not be identified. It was the weight of an ox.
On This Day in Weird, December 27...
1986: An unnamed "local celebrity" in Milan, Italy, claims he was awakened at 3 a.m. by a "strange impulse," to behold a "spaceship" hovering outside his window. He allegedly sees a door open and an "escalator" descend to the ground, whereupon several humanoid figures, both male and female, descend and invite him to accompany them. He refuses, and the craft departs, leaving him allegedly cured of some unspecified lung disease.
Monday, 26 December 2016
Today is St Stephen's Day, the day the wren was officially hunted, probably as a leftover from Celtic paganism. Originally the wren was killed, but this no longer happens. The wren is accounted the King of Birds in a folktale which goes as follows. The birds agreed that whichever bird could fly highest would be king. The Eagle thought this was in the bag as far as he was concerned, but the crafty Wren perched on the Eagle's head and, when the large bird had reached his highest, the Wren took off and flew a few inches higher, thus attaining the monarchy.
The Wren Hunt (without harming the bird) is still carried on here in Ireland on this day. The link below goes to an article on the Wren Hunt generally in Celtic mythology.
On This Day in Weird, December 26...
1899: Montana's Anaconda Standard newspaper reports the following, for what it may be worth, allegedly occurring somewhere in Wisconsin:
"Suddenly Mr. Jones was startled by observing a blinding gleam in the northeastern heavens,
which fascinated his attention s the fatal eye of the basilisk is said to render impotent its victims.
He gave a loud outcry and the other members of the party rushed out of the hut in alarm.
According to their common evidence all of them then saw what appeared to be a permanent streak of lightning painted on the sky. While they were yet gazing in astonishment at this
manifestation, for the night was clear and the stars were shining brightly, the tail of this serpent
of fire began to fade and the head to increase in volume and rapidly draw nearer to their camp. 'A fiendish, hissing noise,' reports Guide Jones, attended this alteration of appearance, and
at least three members of the party—Daniel Burgess of Wunkookoo, Walter Feathers of Loon
Lake and Charley Martin of near White Squaw a nephew of old Bill Jones, the guide—aver that
they distinguished menacing words and heard mocking laughter as the fiery thing plunged into the earth almost at their feet. The ground was calcined for a rod around in all directions where
the meteor struck and the hunting party fled in terror all but Feathers, who fainted on the spot.
When the others had sufficiently recovered from their panic they returned to the spot to find Feathers still unconscious and the aerolite disappeared below the surface of the soil which was still burning hot to the touch. They spent the remainder of Thursday in discussing the marvel and waiting for the ground to cool. Yesterday they procured spades and after much
severe labor exhumed the strange fragment, which they intend to place on exhibition having
formed a stock company for that purpose. The aerolite was discovered six feet three and a half inches below the surface as measured by a tape. In form it is not unlike the popular conception of an Egyptian mummy, but of gigantesque proportions, being more than eight feet
in height or length. There seem to be evidences of rudimentary arms folded to the sides of the singular visitor, and the head bear distinct features resembling those of human beings. The mouth is especially well formed and remains half open, revealing a cavity within. Upon
blowing into this aperture a gruesome wailing cry is returned by the aerolite, not unlike that of a child in pain. This is accompanied by profound like rushing wind. Guide Jones and his party feel confident they have discovered a valuable prize and refuse all offers of participation in their good luck."
Sunday, 25 December 2016
On This Christmas Day in Weird...
1963: A fisherman in Libreville, Gabon, reports a close encounter with a UFO, saying that a "terrifying creature" of vaguely human form emerged, addressing him in a language he could not understand, leaving footprints in the sand before it returned to its craft and flew away.
And meanwhile, as billions celebrate various holidays around the world, it's time to remember the true, original significance of December 25th, derived from various "pagan" religions, before it was hijacked and transformed.
Saturday, 24 December 2016
On This Day in Weird, December 24th...
1945: Modern America's strangest mass disappearance occurs in Fayetteville, West Virginia, when a still-unexplained fire sweeps through the Sodder family's home. The parents and four of their nine children escape unharmed, while five more children vanish forever. No remains are found in the home's ashes except for a piece of raw liver. Various alleged sightings misdirect police in their hopeless search. For the full story of this very spooky case see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodder_children_disappearance and/or https://historichorrors.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/what-was-the-fate-of-the-five-sodder-children/
The missing, as they appeared in December 1945