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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: Mysterious Creature on Malaysia Beach -- The Tall Man -- Meteor May Have Shook Minnesota Town

Mysterious creature washed up on Malaysia beach

A remains of an unidentified sea creature was found washed up at Pantai Pasir Pandak in Santubong earlier this morning.

A villager Hamzah Pelita said he found the remains at 7.50 am along the beach.

"The creature is three meters long and it is stranded 50 meters away from the water. It is my first time seeing this creature as I am not sure the species of it," said Hamzah.

He informed the Santubong police station at 8am.

The authorities are unsure whether it is a baby whale or a dolphin as the remains were decomposed. - NST


The Tall Man

I'm not sure if this goes directly within paranormal, it's mostly about a man that used to come to me in a dream state or from a distance and I was just wondering if this man or someone similar has ever visited them.

He first visited me when I was a little girl, I had just gotten out of surgery to get my tonsils out. I was in a dream haze and saw him sitting in a chair in my hospital room. He was tall, 6'5" at least and skinny. He had long legs in which he wore black pants to cover, and a long tuxedo like jacket that was opened to reveal a white shirt. He had a narrow face with a big pointed jaw, and had a sly crooked smile. His eyes were sunken in. He smiled at me and told me it would be okay and he'll come back later. I told my mom about it again and she said I was probably just dreaming.

About a year later, I was walking home from school and as I approached my house, I could see in the big bay window. The man was sitting on my couch next to my mom. I ran inside but when I got inside no one was there, I asked my mom if anyone had visited her and she said she had been alone in the house all day.

The third time I saw him, I went to my at the time's boyfriends house after an exam. I was really tired so I just climbed into his bed and went to sleep. I felt a rush of cold air and I woke up to get another blanket and he was standing at the end of the bed, crouched over, same clothes, same sly crooked grin. This time he put his finger over his mouth and went "shhhh" I screamed and my boyfriend came running and he was gone again.

And now, at age 26 I saw him again, he was in the my spare bedroom. He doesn't do anything, but I don't feel a calm energy when he is around. I feel very nervous, my heart beats fast and I can't think straight.

Has anyone else experienced this man, or something like that and help put this in perspective for me? - Reddit

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Meteor may have shook Minnesota town

Meteorologists say a loud boom that shook the Brainerd lakes area in recent days may have been a meteor.

A Brainerd Dispatch report says people on Friday evening reported seeing flashes of light and hearing booms that caused buildings to shake.

National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Kraujalis says there's been no confirmation of a meteor, but the reports seem consistent with a meteor event. He says there were also reports of meteor sightings the night before in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

He says if there were a meteor, it may have burned up in the atmosphere, or broken into pieces that haven't been found yet. And the boom could have been a sonic boom, which occurs when an object travels faster than the speed of sound


Woman seriously injured by stag attack

A woman fighting for her life after a freak attack by a stag has undergone major surgery to repair her windpipe.

Dr Kate Stone, 44, from Cambridge, has been placed in an ­induced coma and remained in a “serious but stable” condition in hospital last night.

She was left with life-threatening injuries after the “one-in-a-million” encounter with the animal at Lochailort, near Fort William.

She was gored in the throat, chest and spine by the stag’s antlers in the early hours of ­Monday.

Dr Stone was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Fort William’s Belford Hospital, and later transferred by air to the Southern General in Glasgow.

A statement released by a colleague at Dr Stone’s print firm, Novalia, said she had an operation late on Tuesday to try to repair damage to her trachea.

It read: “The operation went well and she remained stable throughout. The doctors made a decision to keep her in an induced coma for the next week to minimise any movement that may rupture the wound.

“She remains in a stable condition and she is now in the healing process from the first operation.

“Her family are with her over this New Year period and all her friends are continuing to offer support.”

It added: “Her sister and friends are with her and have received messages of support from her many friends around the world.

“Our love and support goes to Kate and we wish her all the best for the speediest possible recovery.”

A spokeswoman at Southern General Hospital in Glasgow confirmed that Dr Stone remained in a “serious but stable condition”.

Dr Stone and friends had attended a ceilidh at the ­Lochailort Inn before heading to the house of local musician Jim Hunter.

Mr Hunter, who witnessed the accident, said the stag had become trapped in his garden and, as Dr Stone and her friends went through the gate, the stag charged at her.

One eyewitness said that the stag had appeared to single out Dr Stone, who at 6ft was the tallest of the group.

Dr Stone has a PhD in physics and microelectronics from Cambridge University and owns ­Novalia, a company that looks “at making anything that’s printed interactive”.

She is also a research engineer at the university’s Institute of Manufacturing.

Dr Stone had been on a short break in the Highlands, staying at the Mo-Dhachaidh B&B in ­Lochailort, which is owned by Gary Burton.

Dr Stone had intended to travel to Dundee on New Year’s Eve to visit her sister before the accident happened.

Mr Burton said he heard about the attack when one of Dr Stone’s friends returned at about 2:30am. He described it as a “one-in-a-million event”.

Retired gamekeeper Peter Fraser, formerly of Invercauld Estate, added: “It is very, very strange behaviour for a stag in the wild.”

However, experts have warned that stags can become territorial during the rutting season which begins in late autumn.

Last November, Kenneth Price, 75, a farmer from Carmarthen, West Wales, died after suffering multiple injuries when a stag attacked him.

Mr Price was airlifted to hospital in Swansea where he later died.

In 2011, a number of walkers were attacked by red deer in the royal parks of Richmond and Bushy in west London. Two people were treated in hospital for their injuries.

The male red deer, or stag, can be over two and a half metres long and weigh up to 240kg.

In Scotland, stags average 201cm (79in) in head-and-body length and 122cm (48in) high at the shoulder.

European red deer tend to be reddish-brown in their summer coats. The males of many subspecies also grow a short neck mane during the autumn.

Only the stags have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each year, usually at the end of winter.

Antlers typically measure 71cm (28in) in total length and weigh 1kg (2.2lb), although large ones can grow to 115cm (45in) and weigh 5kg (11lb).

Antlers are made of bone which can grow at a rate of 2.5cm (1in) a day.

Retired gamekeeper Peter Fraser, of Catanellan, Crathie, on Deeside, described the attack as “a chance in a million”.

He said: “For a stag to come out of the darkness like this and go for someone is highly unusual.

“You can get old stags that are past it and hang about houses, and they can appear threatening at times.

“If you know the signs it will give you a warning by putting its head to the side, or perhaps grinding its teeth. If you get one like that, you put it down.”

Mrs Fraser, formerly of Invercauld Estate, added: “It is very, very strange behaviour for a stag in the wild.”

A local in Lochailort, who did not wish to be named, said: “I am very wary of the stags round here. They do not always run away..

“They stand there facing up to you, pawing the ground in a threatening manner. The rutting season is over, so now they have harems of hinds to jealously guard against other stags.

“Perhaps this woman was targeted because she was the tallest of the group of humans and perceived by the stag as their leader and the most threatening to it.” - Scotsman



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