On This New Year's Eve in Weird...
1870: The Nunda Times reports "a strange beast like a kangaroo" seen "hovering" around Moscow, New York, "promiscuously" attacking stray dogs. The editor writes, "We hope he will kill off most of the dogs before the hunters bag him." In fact, they never do.
1947: Greek café proprietor Nick Danilatos suffers a broken arm aboard a train en route from Redfern to Newtown, New South Wales, when he's attacked by something "white, transparent, and misty like steam," reaching through an open window to strike him. He sues he Commissioner of Railways for negligence and wins £819, at a trial where testimony suggests his assailant may have been supernatural.
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