Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: Large Meteorite Impacts Iran -- 'Strange Dog' Kills Entire Poultry Stock in Russian Village -- 18 Ft. Python Captured in Florida


Large Meteorite Impacts Iran

Officials in Iran have confirmed that a meteor has hit somewhere in the northern part of the country on July 30, 2015. The event happened a day before a very large fireball streaked over the sky of Argentina.

According to Mohammad Ali Ahani, director of Qazvin Crisis Management Staff, the meteor landed in Avaj, province of Qazvin. There are reports that some pieces of the rock have hit areas in Eshtahard, Alborz Province.

Many Iranian news agencies speak of serious damage to Qazvin, which is located not too far from the state capital, Tehran. Injured or victims have not been confirmed, but such rumors are circulating on the Internet.

Reports of damage come from multiple locations.

Iranian newspapers say the meteor was very large (could be more than two meters long) because there are numerous towns affected by the impact, with shattered windows and damaged fixtures. - Large meteorite impacts Iran causing serious damage to Qazvin, numerous towns affected

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'Strange Dog' Kills Entire Poultry Stock in Russian Village

An unknown animal is killing chicken by the hundreds in villages of Russia’s Voronezh Region. Frustrated poultry farmers claim that the beast is killing everything it can get, yet the ripped-apart chicken carcasses have suspiciously little blood on them.

The week of carnage in the village of Davydovka began July 23, when an unknown animal killed 95 chickens of the Golubev family household. The next day the killer visited henhouses at two other households, killing 45 and 55 hens, respectively.

“The beast tore through a wire cloth and killed them all but one,” Sergey Golubev told Moe online media outlet. “I felt pity for the wounded hen and put it in a separate place, left some food and water for it, fixed the [intruder’s] entry point but the animal returned and took the hen anyway,” he said.

On July 29 the intruder returned, killing all chickens at one household and some 60 geese in another.

“My daughter has just turned six months old and I am a very light sleeper. I heard my chickens being attacked. It began at 1:24 a.m. as something was battering on the doors of my barn for about three minutes,” recalled Elena Konchagina, explaining that her husband was away that day and she was too afraid to go out. Next day she found all but one of her chickens dead. The surviving bird has bite marks on its body.

Other people who lost their poultry also claimed that dead bodies of chickens bore visible bite marks, as if left by a couple of big fangs. And everybody noticed that not much blood was spilled at the slaughter sites.


Similar incidents took place in other villages of the Voronezh Region in April, and also two years ago. As on this occasion, nobody saw the animal that killed chickens in their hundreds. Locals suspect a dog or a wolf, but there is no direct evidence.

This time local residents spotted very large animal tracks in their vegetable gardens. If the tracks belong to a dog, it would one of up to 40 kilograms, which is bigger than those kept by locals.

Resident Elena Ovcharova claims she has seen a “strange-looking dog” in her own vegetable garden, she described it as having a “thin body, short and shining dark-brown hair, longish muzzle and large flaps.”

“We’re living at war here. We wake up at 6 a.m., go to bed after midnight, keep the hen houses secure and leave some items at the entrance so they would rattle if it comes,” said Elena, adding that some of her neighbors stay awake all night long trying to catch the intruder.

“Never ever in my life I have seen a dog of this kind. I got scared and ran to my neighbor to tell her to check out her chickens,” she said.

Another local who also has seen the “strange dog” noticed that it had big nipples as if it had littered recently.

“We are positive the animal tracks found belong to a stray dog, one or two of them,” said nature protection inspector Vadim Vasilyev after he arrived at Davydovka in response to a request for help from villagers. He explained that dogs might have acquired a taste for easy killings of barn-door fowl, and advised locals to hire a firm specializing in the killing of stray animals.

According to Vasilyev, dogs leave little blood when killing chickens because they actually strangle the prey, not bite it to death.

But the villagers have little trust in this version.

“There’s no such thing as chupacabra, but I remember a dog attacking my rooster once – there was blood all around. Here we have none,” Konchangina said. “Even if that was a dog – could it have canine rabies? Our children would go to school soon, we’re afraid it could attack them!”

The chupacabra is a mythical creature, originating from South America, which is said to attack livestock at night and drinks the animals' blood. Although it supposedly prefers goats, it would attack other domestic animals as well. One of the versions of what chupacabra looks like is a bizarre cross between a dog and a pig. - Mysterious 'chupacabra'-like predator wipes out poultry stock in Russian village

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The 'Tin Woodsman'

Shelton, WA - 5/1977: (Titled 'Tin Woodsman in my Grandfather's house') I was 4-5 years old. I was staying at my grandfather's house. I was sleeping in my grandfather's and grandmother's room. I got up at dawn to go watch cartoons (actually watch the test pattern until cartoons came on). When I went out into the main living area of the house, I saw a "being." The entity was dull or matte silver in color. It was standing about 30 feet away. It was about 4 foot tall. I estimated its height because it was standing in front of the refrigerator and was taller than I was in relation to the door of the refrigerator, but not as tall as a full grown person would be. When I saw it, it stood motionless. I could see it was wearing what looked like a suit, but the material did not appear to be cloth and did not wrinkle. It looked kind of like a robot, but without any eyes. Anyway, after a very long and uncomfortable pause of us staring at one another, it lifted a hand up in the air. Though I did not sense any malice, it's gesture did not make me feel comfortable and I immediately turned and ran back into my grandparent's room and hid between them. I did not leave the room until 3 or 4 hours after they got up. I completely missed all the cartoons that day (which was the only time in my life I ever missed saturday morning cartoons). I did have other odd experiences in that area, but I will file those separately when I get some time.

In direct relation to this story, I told no one of this incident until I was in my early 30s. My grandfather was a very no nonsense guy and I figured he'd think I was crazy if I told him I saw aliens in his house. When I finally got up the courage and told him about the incident, he listened very intently without comment. When I was done, he told me of an incident he had in the 1960's, in which he (and two logging crews) watched a 45 foot disk fly silently below them on a logging site for 15 minutes while they ate lunch at Camp Govey logging camp in the Olympic Mountains. He mentioned several other people that were present for that sighting, including my childhood baseball coach (Jack Mulligan of Kamiah, ID). I must admit, it was a shock to hear him talk so openly about UFOs, as he was a devout catholic and aliens and Christianity seemed incompatible to his worldviews and opinions.

Anyway, that's my story. - MUFON CMS

NOTE: Maybe someone was watching 'the Wizard of Oz'...Lon

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Rare White Wallaby

A rare white wallaby has been spotted hopping around the Northamptonshire countryside. The wild mammal, which hails from Australia, was spotted by horse riders in some fields at Salcey Forest, near Roade, on Friday afternoon. One of the shocked riders was Caroline Phillips, who owns the fields where the albino wallaby was seen. And coincidentally, Caroline is actually from Australia herself. "It was extremely bizarre especially with me being Australian," she said. "We all thought it was very surreal but felt so privileged as well."

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18 Ft. Python Captured in Florida

A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been euthanized, authorities say. The accidental finding of this snake shows how easily even huge pythons can remain hidden in Florida's swampy south, experts say.

The huge python was hanging out on the side of a walking trail when a scientist scooped the animal up. The creature weighed a whopping 133 lbs. (60 kilograms), and at 18-feet, 3-inches (5.6 meters), was almost as long as the largest python ever captured in the state of Florida, which was 18-feet, 8-inches long (5.7 meters). Just last year, another huge python, measuring 18-foot, 2-inches long (5.5 meters) was shot and killed in the Everglades.

"The population is established and invasive in Florida, and probably all the Burmese pythons we find today were born in the wild in Florida," said Bryan Falk, a biologist who studies invasive species with the United States Geological Survey(USGS) at Everglades National Park. But despite efforts to fight the growing population of invasive snakes, the reptiles are still thriving.

Part of the problem is that even the largest Burmese pythons are "cryptic in nature" and "surprisingly difficult to find," Falk said.

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia, and only established a foothold in the Florida ecosystem after they were released into the wild by (or escaped from) pet owners and breeders, Falk told Live Science in an email. [Photos: Giant Pythons Invade Everglades]

Some of the pythons now slithering through the Everglades may also have arrived there after Hurricane Andrew, which whipped through Florida in 1992 and destroyed facilities that once housed these exotic animals, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The huge snakes thrive in swamps where they survive using their keen hunting skills — grabbing small animals with their teeth and then constricting (slowly squeezing) the prey with their immense bodies. In Florida, the pythons prey on about 40 species of mammals and birds, and recent declines in local animal populations have been attributed to the hungry snakes, said Falk. Read more at Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue

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