Monday, September 26, 2016

'Possessed' Garden Hose Baffled Nation

This unsolved mystery, from 1955 in Downey, California, was published nationwide at the time and caused quite a stir:

It all began when about 18 feet of green plastic garden hose disappeared into the ground in Mr. George Di Peso’s back garden.

Scientists from California Institute of Technology are on their way to inspect the last remaining few feet of Mr. Di Peso’s home, the activities of which have already baffled police and engineers of the local water company.

Even an amateur prospector with a Geiger counter couldn’t unravel the mystery of where the hose has been going.

The Di Peso’s had a restless weekend. “It’s horrible,” said Mrs. Di Peso. “We can’t get any rest. There was a woman sitting out here most of the night, and every once in a while she’d scream ‘It’s wiggling; it’s wiggling.’

“There were people here all night. Once, I looked out and saw 14 couples, dressed in evening clothes, standing on our lawn.”

Mr. Di Peso has had to rope off his lawn to protect the flower beds from trampling feet.

One enterprising tradesman set up a hot dog and coffee stand, while extra police were sent to the Di Peso home to handle the ever-growing crowd.

A neighbor, Mrs. Robert Breeze, said that her own hose had started to disappear into the ground last Friday, but her husband had cut it off after 15 feet had vanished.

As the story goes, they never did figure out how that hose managed to bury itself, or why they were completely unable to pull it back up. Di Peso finally just cut it off at ground level, declaring, “If it wants to sink down and disappear completely, my prayers go with it.” However, the burial site was a continuing gawker's delight several months later. So Di Peso dug a hole twenty-five feet deep and pulled the remainder of the hose out.. “I think I’ll keep it for a pet,” he said. Lon

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Daily 2 Cents: Lake Erie Monster Took Tommy! -- Clown Warnings Issued Ahead of Halloween -- Woman Carries Husband's Entrails Through Airport

Lake Erie Monster Took Tommy!

Bernie in Clearwater, Florida called in to tell of her family's lake monster story:

“I wanna tell you a family story that we have. My stepdad. This happened in the 1920s about. My stepdad was 6 or 7 years old and he had gone on something like a scouting trip with the... Well, anyway, it was at Lake Erie and at the time there was like a sandbar or peninsula or something that went out into Lake Eerie. It was very narrow and the tents were lined up single file and him and his best friend Tommy were in the last tent at the end of the peninsula out in Lake Erie. He was, even at the age of 80 years old, before he died, I didn't get a whole lot of details on the story because he would become very emotional but he was able to confirm to me that this is what happened. What happened is, some time during the night his friend Tommy disappeared and there was no trace found of the child. Nothing was ever heard of the child again. And the only... he said that the lake monster took Tommy. And even to the day he died he still said, the lake monster took Tommy in the night. So that's our family story and I never met anybody that was more credible than my stepdad.”

Source: Coast to Coast - October 19, 2014

Transcribed by JLB


Clown Warnings Issued Ahead of Halloween

LEBANON, TN (KTRK) -- A string of frightening encounters involving children and clowns has officials warning people to be on the lookout for these characters this Halloween season.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says this October, if you see something, say something.

Cameron Frails says there were at least two clowns involved in this latest in a string of bizarre incidents

THP says watch for clowns trying to lure children in to the woods. They are possibly predators.

Clown sightings have been recorded through late summer in South Carolina, southern Kentucky, Tennessee and a few other states.

A teenager in Coffee County, Tennessee claimed to be attacked by a clown in recent days while other children reported clowns trying to lure them into the woods across the southern United States.

At a local shop in Lebanon, clown costumes remain a best seller for this year's Halloween season. - Clown Warnings Issued Ahead of Halloween


Woman stopped at Austrian airport with bag containing her husband’s entrails

Customs officials at an Austrian airport have stopped a female traveller carrying two containers of entrails into the country, believed to belong to her late husband.

The packages belonged to a Moroccan national who suspected her husband had been poisoned.

He died during an operation in Morocco, according to the Kleine Zeitung newspaper.

The woman was travelling through Graz airport in the south of Austria but was reportedly stopped by officials after they observed her behaving suspiciously.

When speaking with the officials, the woman said she wanted to have tests carried out on the remains in order to investigate her suspicions around her husband’s death.

However, a doctor summoned to the scene said a proper investigation could not be carried out without the full cadaver.

Austria’s finance ministry, which is responsible for all customs issues, confirmed the unusual find. - Woman stopped at Austrian airport with bag containing her husband’s entrails



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Corpse of St. Innocence Opens Her Eyes

Bizarre anomaly was recorded in the Cathedral of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico:


"This holy beatified is known for miracles and this is just one of many "says Cardinal Juan Francisco Robles.

The Catholic Church, among others, has traditionally been considered the incorruptibility of certain characters, particularly saints and blesseds, as a miraculous sign of his holiness, and for this reason there are many bodies called uncorrupted venerated in Catholic shrines. The idea of the uncorrupted body usually gives rise to the idea that these bodies are kept in more or less as they were at the time of death. The exposed bodies are usually coated wax layers which help emphasize the idea of incorruptibility. This is the case of the bodies of the martyr known as holy innocence that is in the Cathedral of Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico to the view. It is also known to fulfill miracles can indeed see the glass case with letters and offerings that they leave people waiting for a miracle of the little martyr. it off a few weeks a person to burn the body with his cell phone could capture the small opening his eyes, even if the person claims not to have seen it at the time recorded makes was until after he taught his family the video realized that the corpse opened her eyes clearly before the camera.

More of the story can be found at Corpse Of Girl, St Innocence, ‘Opens Her Eyes’ In Freaky Video

NOTE: In the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady, first built in 1541, and restored many times since after earthquakes, the venerated St Innocent lies in a vitrine like a sleeping bride. Worshippers come to touch the glass, hand to hand, seeking solace or healing. The teenage girl wanted to take Holy Communion, but her enraged father stabbed her. Now her mummified remains - which appear to date back to the eighteenth century - attract the devoted, and the curious.

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