Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Daily 2 Cents: Flesh-Eating Worms Infest Florida...Again -- Corpse Bride in the Window -- Wild Elephants Roaming the United States


Flesh-Eating Worms Infest Florida...Again

The stray dog came with bad news. This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a dog near Homestead, Florida—a city 15 miles north of the Florida Keys—was found with wounds infested with screwworms, the much dreaded flesh-eating pest.

If you’re not familiar with screwworm, it’s because the U.S. poured millions of dollars into eradicating them back in 1982. But last fall, it reemerged in the Florida Keys, catching almost everyone by surprise. Wildlife biologists eventually found several deer on the archipelago with the parasite. Screwworms lay eggs in open wounds, burrowing into the flesh of pets and occasionally even humans. Livestock, historically, was the big economic concern. Florida still sends hundreds thousands of young calves to herds around the country each year, so a screwworm infestation could do some real damage.

“The screwworm is a potentially devastating animal disease that sends shivers down every rancher’s spine,” said Florida’s Commission of Agriculture Adam Putnam, in a statement that accompanied the official declaration of agricultural emergency last October. Read more at Flesh-Eating Worms Reach Florida's Mainland

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Corpse Bride in the Window

Peering out from behind the glass window of a small bridal shop in Chihuahua, Mexico, stands a tall, slender figure dressed in bridal costume. For close to ninety years, this unnervingly lifelike mannequin at La Popular —the bridal store— has been beguiling visitors from across America and Europe. The mannequin’s pallid skin, her veined hands, the wrinkles on her palms, and her worn out fingernails have people more than convinced that La Pascualita, as she is popularly known, is not a dummy but a perfectly preserved, embalmed corpse.

La Pascualita, or “Little Pascuala”, first appeared on the windows of this well-known bridal store on March 25, 1930. The mannequin’s wide-set glass eyes, real hair and blushing skin tones immediately struck passersby, including the store employees. It wasn’t long before someone noted the strikingly similarity between the mannequin and the recently deceased daughter of the store owner. The stage for the rumor was set. Read more at La Pascualita, The Corpse Bride


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Wild Elephants Roaming the United States

When a new president takes office, it’s normal to get showered with diplomatic greetings, gifts, and political overtures. But when Abraham Lincoln’s administration moved into the White House, they turned down what could have been the greatest gift of all: the chance to populate the United States with wild elephants.

In 1861, Lincoln received a pile of swag from King Somdetch Phra Paramendr Maha Mongkut of the country then known as Siam. You might know him better for his role in the hit musical The King and I, which fictionalized his relationship with English governess Anna Leonowens. What is true is that Mongkut was eager to “get to know” the West better—during his reign, he managed to open up and begin modernizing Siam.

The gesture wasn’t actually meant for Lincoln: In fact, Mongkut had sent the presents to “whomsoever the people have elected anew as chief ruler in place of President Buchanan.” He sent along a pile of lavish gifts, from a precious handmade sword to photos of himself and his daughter to two gigantic elephant tusks. But much more meaningful was the king’s offer to send along a generous stock of elephants that could be bred on American soil. Read more at The Lincoln Administration Turned Down a Chance to Populate the United States With Elephants

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Advice From A Dying 24 Year-Old

Soon I will be gone forever, but that’s okay as long as someone reads this. I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion.

The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better than it was before you existed with your contributions . The way I’ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of it, will not matter because I have lived without doing anything impactful.

Before, there were so many things that occupied my mind. When I learned how much time I had left, however, it became clear which things are really important. So, I am writing to you for a selfish reason. I want to give meaning to my life by sharing with you what I have realized:

Don’t waste your time on work that you don’t enjoy. It is obvious that you cannot succeed in something that you don’t like. Patience, passion, and dedication come easily only when you love what you do.

It’s stupid to be afraid of others’ opinions. Fear weakens and paralyzes you. If you let it, it can grow worse and worse every day until there is nothing left of you, but a shell of yourself. Listen to your inner voice and go with it. Some people may call you crazy, but some may even think you‘re a legend.

Take control of your life Take full responsibility for the things that happen to you. Limit bad habits and try to lead a healthier life. Find a sport that makes you happy. Most of all, don’t procrastinate. Let your life be shaped by decisions you made, not by the ones you didn’t.

Appreciate the people around you. Your friends and relatives will always be an infinite source of strength and love. That is why you shouldn’t take them for granted.

It is difficult for me to fully express my feelings about the importance of these simple realizations, but I hope that you will listen to someone who has experienced how valuable time is.

I’m not upset because I understand that the last days of my life have become meaningful. I only regret that I will not be able to see a lot of cool stuff that should happen soon like the creation of AI, or Elon Musk’s next awesome project. I also hope that the war in Syria and Ukraine will end soon.

We care so much about the health and integrity of our body that until death, we don’t notice that the body is nothing more than a box – a parcel for delivering our personality, thoughts, beliefs and intentions to this world. If there is nothing in this box that can change the world, then it doesn’t matter if it disappears. I believe that we all have potential, but it also takes a lot of courage to realize it.

You can float through a life created by circumstances, missing day after day, hour after hour. Or, you can fight for what you believe in and write the great story of your life. I hope you will make the right choice.

Leave a mark in this world. Have a meaningful life, whatever definition it has for you. Go towards it. The place we are leaving is a beautiful playground, where everything is possible. Yet, we are not here forever. Our life is a short spark in this beautiful little planet that flies with incredible speed to the endless darkness of the unknown universe. So, enjoy your time here with passion. Make it interesting. Make it count!

Thank you!

– mylasttie

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NOTE: No blog on Thursday...having surgery. Thanks. Lon

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Man or Beast?


An ex-military man named Alan was interviewed by Steven Strings about an encounter he had in Georgia:

“I'm from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a herpetologist. I travel frequently up into the north Georgia mountains, up into the Helen area in the national forest and, on this day, I was going up there to observe some wildlife that I frequently study. This was last September. It was approximately 5 or 6 o'clock in the evening and as I was going to my usual sites and I had observed that... I was walking about. It was about 5 minutes before I was up to one of the sites and there was no wildlife active.

I didn't notice it at first but I did later on and as I was walking. I came up to a ridge and I noticed there was something diagonal from me. It was on the ground and it wasn't moving. I was about 10 to 15 feet away from it. I got up to about that distance and it jumped up and spun around very quickly. I realized, you know, this was something very out of the ordinary, something I hadn't seen before. And it was sitting there and it was staring at me and some minutes had passed and, at this point in time, it was making moans or growls. It was making sounds close to that. That's the best way I can describe it. It was man-like. It was approximately 7 and a half to 8 feet tall and 4 and half feet from shoulder to shoulder. It was very very large. Some might say it was ape-like but in my opinion, due to my studying various wildlife, it was not anything close to being an ape. It was like a man. There was absolutely nothing ape about it. Very very muscular. The hands, the best I can describe the hands are about a size 13 or 14 or maybe even larger, as far as trying to fit a ring on it. Very very muscular. I cannot stress this enough. The eyes were...you could see the whites of the eyes unlike other creatures. They were squinted, aggressive. The forehead was not apelike. It was more homo sapien than ape. It did have full body hair with the exception of the hands and feet. There was hair on the knees and elbows. It had hair like a man. The teeth. I was able to observe the teeth as they were bared most of the time. The teeth were like a man. They did have 3 or 4 canines but they were worn and pretty nasty. The skin on the hands... I stood in front of this creature for a significant amount of time. I didn't know whether to run or just stand there or do whatever you do. Definitely this creature could outrun me. Like I was saying, the hands and the skin, they were tanned. They weren't black. I wouldn't even say dark brown. They were just tanned. It did have fingernails. Human. They didn't have blood on them. I was able to tell that.

This was all happening and as I was observing his hands, he's sizing me up. That's the best way I can describe it and at that point in time, he picked up a log. I was able to observe that. He was most likely right-handed. I know this is going to be hard to believe but it's true and it chucked it in my general direction. Notice I said HE. It did have male sexual organs. I was able to observe that. No tail. It walked upright. It had brownish-reddish hair. It was matted. I'm not 100% sure if it was due to the Georgia clay or if that was his actual hair color. I was able to observe it was a mix of between brown and red. After it chucked the log, at this point in time, I started backing up slowly and, you know it didn't charge me or try to beat me or anything like that I was expecting. I was slowly backing up. There was a strong stench, body odor. Somewhat that of a wet dog. But, I'd say, probably a hundred times stronger. I was backing up and this all happened within... I can't even say for sure but it was over 2 minutes that I was standing in front of him. And I slowly started backing up down the ridge and eventually I got out of sight and I made a beeline back to where I came from.

It was definitely real, beyond a shadow of a doubt. It was what some might say was a Bigfoot, Sasquatch or whatever. It was not a man. It was not a native creature that's seen everyday. Someone might make their own decision about. That's all I got to say. (Steven asks him what he guessed the weight was) There wasn't much to compare it to but 4 at least. I'd say about 400 pounds. The forehead was sunken back and the shoulders were more forward than a proper... I didn't have a proper posture. It was definitely leaning more forward than straight up. It's rare to see somebody that would be as muscular as that creature. It was exhibiting more cautious, on the verge of aggressive. The eyes. I was able to observe the eyes did have more... I wouldn't say downright fear but there was aggressiveness there. The eyes were squinted. The breathing was rapid and going by the noises the creature was making, it was threatened.”

Source: Sasquatch Encounter Interview, Published on 27 Nov 2013 by stevenstrings

JLB - Beyond Creepy


NOTE: Very interesting account and description. Much of it is similar to my Sykesville, MD encounter in 1981 (more human than ape, observe male organs, strong stench, light brown palms and soles). The bright white pupils is interesting. What was this? Many eastern US witnesses state the human-like appearance of these hominids. Lon

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Daily 2 Cents: Ethereal Wolf Encounter -- Unknown 'Creature' Captured on Camera -- New Evidence Surfaces in D.B. Cooper Skyjacking


Ethereal Wolf Encounter

I want to share with you and your readers an encounter that my mother had. First of all, she was a no nonsense type of woman, very honest, and not given to any foolishness. This story she told me happened when she was a little girl of about 10 or 11. Let me give you a description of the area. This happened in northwest Georgia in a rural area surrounded by acres of cow pastures and ringed with forests. She was out playing in one of these fields one day, and got the very strong feeling that she was being watched. She looked up and there was a large wolf looking at her. She could see through it and could see the trees from the forest through it's body!! She said she screamed loudly and ran home as fast as she could. She never went back there to play again.

She also awoke one night to see the neighbor who had passed standing beside the bed looking at her. This, of course, scared her to death and produced another loud scream.

I thought you might find these interesting and I would love to know if anyone else has had an encounter with the invisible wolf. This story has intrigued me as well as frightened me every time I think about it. I know it's true, because it came from her. I'm not worried about remaining anonymous as I have nothing to hide and consider anything coming from her to be fact.

Thanks so much, Lon. Take good care. Cindy West

NOTE: I have received other similar account over the years. Could upright canines be associated with these ethereal wolves...possibly tulpas / thought forms? What do you think? Lon

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Unknown 'Creature' Captured on Camera

A Reddit user has uploaded an image of what appears to be a strange figure running through a garden.

The photograph is one of two images that were taken by a light-sensitive camera approximately two seconds apart. The earlier of the two pictures however didn't show anything unusual.

Nobody who was present saw anything in the garden at the time and the anomaly only showed up on the image afterwards. According to the uploader, the photograph was taken by an elderly couple who had no knowledge of Photoshop or other image manipulation techniques.

Intriguingly, the 'creature' even appears to have a shadow, so if it really wasn't added to the image afterwards then there must have actually been something physically present there at the time.


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New Evidence Surfaces in D.B. Cooper Skyjacking

SEATTLE — A band of amateur scientists selected by the FBI to look for clues in the world’s most infamous skyjacking may have found new evidence in the 45-year-old case.

They’re asking for the public’s help because of potential leads that could link the hijacker known as D.B. Cooper to the Puget Sound aerospace industry in the early 1970s.

The scientific team has been analyzing particles removed from the clip-on tie left behind by Cooper after he hijacked a Northwest Orient passenger jet in November 1971.

A powerful electron microscope found more than 100,000 particles on old the JCPenny tie, including cerium, strontium sulfide and pure titanium.

“These are what they call rare earth elements. They’re used in very narrow fields, for very specific things,” said Tom Kaye, lead researcher for the group that calls itself Citizen Sleuths. Read more at Scientists say they may have new evidence in D.B. Cooper case

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Massive Gator


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POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- Not much can be considered more 'Florida' than a gator crossing a path, or even the road in many cases.

The breathtaking size of one gator alone has captured widespread attention on social media.

Kim Joiner recorded a video of the large and captivating reptile on a Facebook post which has since been shared over 7,000 times, with over 1,000 reactions. The video was captured at the Polk Nature Discovery Center.

What makes it so captivating? You'll have to see it for yourself.

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