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Friday, November 12, 2010

Fortean / Oddball News: Kansas Chupacabras? 'The Simpson' 911 Conspiracy Theory and Fresno, CA Triangle UFO

Mysterious Mammal, or Myth? How About a Raccoon?

kake - Many compare it to spotting a UFO, or seeing Bigfoot in the woods. Now, a mysterious and mythical animal may have made its way to Kansas.

The creature was first seen running toward cattle in Sedgwick County.

Those who found it described it as having feet like a raccoon, a tail like a rat, a head like a coyote, and moved like a kangaroo.

According to Michelle Dusseau, not knowing what it was worried her and her fiance.

"We have farm animals, so I thought of them and didn't want them to get sick or hurt, so it was better to shoot him," said Dusseau.

What exactly is 'it'?

"We didn't know what it was, and we've never heard of a Chupacabras, until a friend of his called and told us to go to that website and type in that name, and we assumed maybe that's what it was because it's identical to it," said Dusseau.

Known as a mythical creature, the Chupacabra, also called the Goat Sucker, has been only a legend, until recent sightings and folklore flooding the internet, had some second-guessing the creature's existence.

"This animal looked just like the one that was photographed in January of '09," said Dusseau as she looked at photos on the computer.

Mike Mitchener with Kansas Wildlife Game and Parks said even though the pictures are the same, thinking any animal is a Chupacabra is like believing in Sasquatch or Bigfoot.

"In Kansas at least, they typically end up being coyotes with a real bad case of mange. They can look really, really strange. If a coyote has a really bad case of mange, they lose all their hair on their body, and they can become real crusty and infected in their skin and really don't resemble a coyote at all," said Mitchener.

Dr. Rick Cox, a veterinarian in Conway Springs, examined the animal. He said it's a raccoon without hair.

Dusseau said she would rather believe in the unknown.

"I think it's a Chupacabra. I really do," said Dusseau.


Why Conspiracy Theorists Think ‘The Simpsons’ May Have Predicted 9/11

disinfo - Yes, it’s true. (Or might be.) For years, fringe types have pointed to amazingly sketchy but entertaining evidence that the attacks of 9/11 were actually foretold by the beloved Fox cartoon. Nearly four years before 9/11, in an episode of the show entitled “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson,” there’s a curious little scene that some conspiracy lovers and “Simpsons” aficionados have long thought might be a warning….

Silly as that seems, members of an online forum run by David Icke—best known for his theory that various prominent figures (George W. Bush, Kris Kristofferson) are actually shape-shifting “Reptillians” bent on world domination—seem to have bought into it. Noted one: “Rumors are that the creator of the show is a 33rd degree Freemason. Harry Shearer who does 12 voices on the Simpsons is a member of the Bohemian Grove.” (Not really, but he did make a really bad film satirizing Bohemian Grove, which is close enough.)

Anyway, ever since, a certain subset of true patriots has been parsing “The Simpsons” for hidden messages about the next devastating event. And recently, they found it…

Of course there’s another explanation: that this is all part of an even wider conspiracy…a viral-video false-flag maneuver designed to give conspiracy theorists themselves a bad name.

Think about it.

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Porpoises Save Actor Dick Van Dyke

Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke says porpoises saved his life - by pushing him back to shore after he fell asleep on his surfboard.

The veteran actor, 84, told reporters how his ordeal began during an ill-fated trip to his local beach, reports The Guardian.

"I woke up out of sight of land," he said. "I started paddling with the swells and I started seeing fins swimming around me and I thought 'I'm dead!'

"They turned out to be porpoises. And they pushed me all the way to shore."

As well as Mary Poppins, Van Dyke's film credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Dick Tracy. In recent years he has appeared on screen in Night at the Museum and its 2009 sequel.


New Video: Triangle Shaped UFO Over Fresno, CA

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I just received this video from Jeffrey Gonzalez at Sanger Paranormal Society