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Friday, May 27, 2011

Fortean / Alternative News: Syfy 'Haunted Collector', Cougar in Garage and 10-yr-old Boy Drags Alligator Home

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Boy, 10, drags alligator home from canal

Florida wildlife officials say a 10-year-old boy dragged a nearly 6-foot alligator home from a nearby canal.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers were called to the Rockledge home of Michael Dasher on Wednesday after the boy's grandfather saw the alligator in the front yard.

Michael told the officers he had been fishing with friends when something big caught the hook and snapped the line. The boy said the alligator ran at him, so he started hitting it with sticks and jumped on its back.

Michael dragged the alligator home and suffered only minor scratches on his hands and arms. Wildlife officers measured the alligator at 5 feet 9 inches long.

The officers let Michael off with a stern talk but no charges. They'll release the alligator back into the St. John's River. - tbo


North Korean dictator executed a woman after she rejected his advance

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's love life is spotted with disturbing facts, shedding light on the dictator's "ways" of managing his personal life.

Yun Hye-yong was the lead singer of Kim's former favorite band Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble, according to author Chang Jin-song, who was formerly affiliated with the North Korean Workers' Party and has inside stories of the regime.

His book "Kim Jong-il's Last Woman' describes how the dictator ordered Yun's songs to be used for the mass gymnastic performance "Arirang", and even attended a concert with her. She was seated right next to him, a rarity. The dictator had also sent officials to Europe to buy her elaborate stage costumes and accessories.

But all in all, the dictator who was used to being in control and having his way, failed to win Hye-yong's heart despite the favors, for her heart was already taken.

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She was in love with the band's pianist.

Kim's agents discovered their relationship via a phone tap and Yun's life was suddenly in peril.

Choosing death over being discovered alive, both Yun and her lover jumped from the roof of Mokran House, an official banquet hall.

The pianist died on the spot, but Yun was resuscitated and then executed in 2003 while she was in a coma with an IV drip.

Kim had four "wives"

Some reports explain that Kim was officially married once to Kim Young Sook, and the other three are mistresses.

Kim's first mistress, Song Hye-rim, was a North Korean film actress. She was married to another man at the time they met, but Kim forced her husband to divorce. She is believed to have died in Moscow in 2002. They had one child, Kim's eldest son Kim Jong-nam.

Second mistress Ko Young-hee was a Japanese-born ethnic Korean and a dancer. She was First Lady until her death - reportedly of cancer - in 2004. They had two sons, Kim Jong-chul and Kim Jong-un. Jong-un was hand-picked by his father among the sons to succeed him.

Kim Ok, his third mistress, virtually acts as North Korea's first lady and accompanies Kim on visits to military bases and meetings.

Ok was introduced to the public's eye in July of 2006. She is a piano major at a university in Pyongyang, and is believed to have married the leader in June 2004 after his third wife died.

While mistresses Song Hye-rim and Ko Young-Hee were not exclusively trained to entertain Kim, Kim OK was selected for such a purpose and often entertained him.

She was most recently spotted travelling with Kim in China. Ok strengthened her influence after nursing the reclusive dictator since his stroke back in August 2008.

More Lovers?

Aside from his four "wives", Kim is known to have a number of illicit lovers. One such lover, an actress by the name of Woo In-hui, was publicly executed for speaking out about her relationship with Kim. - ibtimes


Family find mountain lion in garage

Michelle Taylor shudders when she realizes she may have been sharing her garage with a mountain lion for the past three days. “I think it was in there since Sunday night,” the Hesperia mother of five said, with neighbours reporting they had seen a mountain lion roaming the area since Friday.

California Fish and Game, Hesperia Animal Control and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Hesperia station officials worked together to get the young cougar out of the Taylors’ garage and back into its habitat on Tuesday morning. Michelle Taylor called 911 after her husband, Jesse Taylor, rooted around the garage in search of what he thought was a raccoon or other small critter.

Instead, less than 3 feet from him, he spotted a large paw and the face of the mountain lion. Authorities responded to the home and learned the family had secured the frightened animal in the garage.

Officials worked for nearly two hours trying to coax the animal from the Taylor family’s garage, but ultimately had to tranquilize the mountain lion. The lion was a young male. The mountain lion was examined and then taken to the San Bernardino National Forest where it was released. - vvdailypress