; Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranormal

Friday, March 30, 2012

Just the Facts?: Rihanna's UFO Hobby -- WTF? Bitten by Dead Snake / Missing Genitals / Report Stolen Cannabis

Rihanna reveals UFO hobby

With her gorgeous looks, successful music career and a chilled out attitude, if we were to ask you what one of Rihanna’s hobbies were when she was a young girl, we doubt you would’ve answered: UFO spotting.

However, Rihanna has hinted that her role in new movie Battleship wasn’t her first time confronting alien life-forms. The We Found Love singer’s father would get her to sit on the porch of her home in Bridgetown, Barabados and try to spot the crafty creatures when she was little. Rihanna says,

"My dad used to make me sit outside on the steps all night long looking for UFOs flying by, and I had to do that for years…I didn't see any but I saw a falling star once and I was like, 'Yessss, dad! Come and see, it just darted'."

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Well it wasn’t a revelation we were expecting, but it’s what the star let us in on at the photo call for her role in new movie Battleship. The singer has decided that she wants to dip her toes into the big bad world of acting, and her debut shows the Bajan beauty starring as Petty Officer Cora Raikes. Battleship is a film that follows Rihanna and her fellow U.S Naval Officers as they try to control and defeat an alien attack, funny that. - monstersandcritics


Dumb ass of the week...decapitated poisonous snake bites man who put his finger inside its mouth

There were some scary moments for a homeless man in downtown Mobile on Tuesday when he was bitten by a venomous snake. It happened near the intersection of Marion and Jackson streets near a homeless encampment. 41-year-old Bo McMahon was playing with the decapitated head of what’s believed to have been a cottonmouth snake when he was bitten.

He initial refused medical treatment, but paramedics had to be called back after he began to show side effects from the venom. A friend of McMahon described the incident.

“I saw it swimming down along the creek and everything. And, I ran down and hit it with the machete and killed it and brought it up. He picked the head up and stuck himself right in the finger with it,” the man’s friend said. The friend said McMahon purposefully stuck his finger in the snake’s mouth.

“He put his finger in there and all of a sudden the nerves, I guess, and it bit down on his finger.” The men discarded the snake by throwing it back into the creek. McMahon was transported to USA Medical Center for treatment. He was treated with anti-venom and released. - fox10tv


WTF? Missing Genitals - Accused Cripple Escapes Lynching in Nigeria

An Hausaman, a cripple on a wheel chair who allegedly took the genitals of four youngman Friday, March 16, along Rumuola axis of Aba Road was rescued by the police whose quick intervention saved the man from being burnt alive.

Eyewitnesses told National Network that the first man's penis was allegedly taken from him when he offered money to the cripple who prior to the incident, was sitting comfortably in his wheelchair. Having been dispossessed of his manhood, the man now shocked, and in a terrible fit of anger, reportedly started beating the cripple and in the process brought him down from his wheel chair.

Seeing him in that state, three other youngmen, the eyewitnesses went on, came to help him by putting him back in his wheel chair. That was when the second bombshell occurred. The boys having come in contact with the cripple said to be wearing all sorts or amulets in his waste, purportedly had their penis vanished.

“The shouts of, he has stolen our prick rented the air, which attracted great crowd, some of whom joined now in beating the Hausa cripple and eventually succeeded in burning his wheelchair”, they further told our reporter.

Before he could be lynched, police reportedly arrived on the scene and took them, that is, the four boys and the cripple to the Divisional Police station, Kala, along Mile 4, Ikwerre Road, Port Harcourt.

Reporters who were following the story spoke to the DPO of the Police Station, a very Polite Officer, who immediately ordered his junior officers to bring the boys into his office so that they could be interviewed. On entering his office, the DPO ordered them to pull down their trousers, so that the alleged missing genitals could be confirmed. When they did that, it was seen that their genitals were intact, although they complained that they were lifeless. One of them particularly complained that since the incident took place he had not been able to urinate even though the urge to urinate had been there.

Not wanting to take chances, and insisting that the boys’ manhoods must be confirmed working or lifeless, the DPO ordered one or two of his junior officers to take them to a hospital so that a doctor could examine them.

When this reporter called the DPO before going to the press on Monday, he was confident that the boys are normal, having been examined by a doctor.

His confidence he told National Network, was boosted by the fact that the boys had not come back to the station to complain again. Subsequently, the Hausa cripple who allegedly perpetrated the act, he said, had been released on bail. - nationalnetworlonline


Dumb ass couple of the week...couple call police after their cannabis farm is stolen

A bungling couple called police to report a theft from their house – £10,000 worth of cannabis. Officers arrived at the home of Colin Roberts and Mandy Coghlan to be greeted by a smell of cannabis. They quickly established that the cannabis had been stolen and Roberts was arrested for production of the drug. But that angered Coghlan who grabbed a loaded air pistol and pointed it at one of the police officers. Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard Roberts took the cannabis to alleviate his pain from Crohn's Disease.

Now Roberts and Coghlan have been handed 12-month prison sentences, suspended for two years. Officers found a "gazebo set up" in an upstairs bedroom with 16 pots with just stubs left as the rest of the cannabis plants had been harvested. There was also 46.33 grams of dry skunk cannabis. The court heard the potential yield of the plants and value of the drugs was about £2,000.

Roberts, aged 47, of Bond Street, Tunstall, who has previous offences for drugs matters including cultivation of cannabis in 2009, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis. Coghlan, of the same address, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. They accepted there was an element of commercial supply in the growing of the cannabis. Joanne Wallbanks, mitigating for Roberts, asked Recorder Patrick Thompson to give her client a chance.

David Bratt, representing Coghlan, said her role in producing the cannabis was lower than Roberts. He added she acted on the spur of the moment with the firearm. "It was just a foolish act of crass stupidity," added Mr Bratt. As well as the suspended jail terms, Roberts must complete 240 hours' unpaid work and Coghlan must work with alcohol and drug support service Adsis for 12 sessions. - thisisstaffordshire


Vicar hospitalized with potato up his bottom

A vicar claims a potato got stuck up his bottom after he fell on to the vegetable while hanging curtains in the nude.

The clergyman, in his 50s, told medical staff at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital that the accident was definitely not due to a sex game.

He had to undergo surgery to extract the spud from his backside, according to The Sun.

A&E nurse Trudi Watson said: 'He explained to me, quite sincerely, he had been hanging curtains naked in he kitchen when he fell backwards on to the kitchen table and on to a potato.

'But it's not for me to question his story.'

She went on to reveal other objects removed from people's derriére, including a cucumber, a Russian doll and a carnation. - metro