NY State DEC states that Bigfoot will not be protected
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says there is no reason to protect Bigfoot since it does not exist. According to DEC Chief Wildlife Biologist Gordon Batcheller, there is 'no such thing as Bigfoot'. In a letter to Peter Wierner, the founder of the Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo, who called for a banned on hunting Squatches in New York, Batcheller stated:
The mythical animal does not exist in nature or otherwise. I understand, however, that some well organized hoaxes or pranks have occurred, leading some people to believe that such an animal does live. However, the simple truth of the matter is that there is no such animal anywhere in the world. I am sorry to disappoint you. However, no program or action in relation to mythical animals is warranted.
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Russian Woman Mummified Husband for ‘Resurrection’
A headless mummified body found in a ditch in central Russia was there because of a failed Biblical miracle, not murder, Yaroslavl Region investigators said on Monday.
The man, a Pentecostal missionary, died of an illness, but his wife, a member of the same Christian denomination, preserved the corpse for three years, the local branch of the Investigative Committee said.
The woman expected him to return to life, the report said.
The mummified body was found in the village of Semibratovo in July, stashed in a plastic bag. It was missing an arm and head, soon discovered in a nearby trash dump.
The committee opened a case on murder charges, but eventually discovered the truth was quite different.
The man, whose name was withheld, worked as a missionary for the Pentecostals, including in the Siberian republic of Buryatia, the investigators said.
The family led an isolated life, with their five children brought up by the missionary’s wife, a certified preschool teacher.
The head of the family expired in 2009, but his wife could not bring herself to accept it, the report said. She preserved the body in the apartment and told the children he would come back to life.
The children were made to attend to their late father every day, speaking to him and “feeding” him broth. They reported to their mother that he conversed with them, but she never entered his room, afraid that contacting him prematurely could spoil the resurrection.
The family kept acquaintances at bay by telling them the man was too ill to speak to anyone. They used air fresheners to mask the odor of the rotting body.
The pretend play continued until last summer, when the family decided to relocate elsewhere in the region. Fearing that the body would be discovered, two of the missionary’s three daughters, aged 9 and 14, carried the corpse away to dump it. The arm and the head broke away in the process and had to be discarded separately.
The case was closed without any charges against the woman, who did not need hospitalization, the investigators said. But child protection services were looking into the incident. - RIA
Woman charged for sex with human skeleton
“I have never heard of a case like this and neither have my colleagues, so I dare to say that this kind of case is quite uncommon,” prosecutor Kristina Ehrenborg-Staffas told The Local.
A 37-year-old woman, who was arrested in September, was formally charged on Tuesday at the Gothenburg District Court for the crime of “violating the peace of the dead” (brott mot griftesfriden).
The prosecutor could not explain how the woman had managed to collect almost an entire skeleton, but explained that the human remains had been used in an “unethical” way.
"In the confidential section of the investigation we have material which indicates she used them in sexual situations," the prosecutor told the TT news agency.
The woman is believed to have used the human bones for sexual gratification. The evidence that the prosecution presented to the press on Tuesday included two CDs labelled “My necrophilia” and “My first experience” which contained a number of document files and pictures.
However, a psychological evaluation of the woman shows that she is not mentally ill, at least not in any legal sense of the term.
“Some of the photos show a woman licking a skull," Ehrenborg-Staffas told The Local.
"We claim it’s her, but she claims it's someone else and that she found the pictures on the internet.”
The prosecutor believes the woman is "fascinated" with death.
“She has a lot of photos of morgues and chapels, and documents about how to have sex with recently deceased and otherwise dead people,” Ehrenborg-Staffas told The Local.
“You have to ask yourself why she would have those pictures.”
Meanwhile, Katarina Öberg, head of the centre of Andrology and Sexual Medicine at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, admitted that this was the first time she had heard of such a case in Sweden.
“During my ten years I have never had a patient with necrophilia. Although, I guess it is not really something that one confesses to having,” she told The Local.
Evidence also included pictures from a morgue, which were found in a secret compartment in the woman's home, alongside body bags and a drill.
Police emphasized, however, that they had no proof the woman had been digging up graves, according to TT.
The woman pleaded not guilty and claimed she had not done anything illegal.
“She admits to having the bones, but says she collected them out of a historical and archaeological interest,” Ehrenborg-Staffas said.
According to the prosecution, the woman has also sold skulls over the internet.
The latest transaction was between the woman and a person in Uppsala, eastern Sweden. The buyer had allegedly stocked up on three skulls and a spine.
The strange case came to the attention of police by chance after they were informed that a gunshot had been fired from the woman’s apartment in September.
She had also reportedly bragged to some nearby children about keeping knives and dead people in her apartment.
When officers entered her apartment, they immediately called for back-up after finding skeleton parts and knives in the woman’s living room.
At first the woman was arrested on suspicion of murder, but these charges have now been changed to violating the peace of the dead.
If found guilty, the woman faces penalties ranging from fines up to a maximum of two years in prison. - The Local
Man arrested for telling kids Santa isn't real
Apparently the Grinch may live in Kingston, Ont.
A 24-year-old Kingston man was arrested during Saturday's Santa Claus parade after police received a complaint about a man walking along the parade route telling children that Santa Claus doesn't exist.
A release from Kingston Police said cops easily found the anti-Santa -- he was described as "having his hair formed to look like horns that were protruding from his head."
Officers located the man with the the unique description at Princess St. and Macdonnell St.
The man, whose name was withheld, is been charged with causing a disturbance by being drunk and breach of probation.
He's also facing the Liquor Licence Act offence of public intoxication.
He was held overnight and attended a bail hearing Sunday. - Vancouver 24hrs