Thursday, August 07, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: 1-in-30-Million Calico Lobster Found -- A Bright Humanoid -- Man Fined...Pretending to be a Ghost

Fisherman finds 1-in-30-million calico lobster

HAMPTON, N.H. – A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that's bright orange with dark blue spots.

Josiah Beringer found the calico lobster in one of his traps on July 23 in the mouth of New Hampshire's Hampton Harbor. He donated the 1.5-pound, 5-year-old male lobster to the Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium in Hampton.

Beringer tells the Portsmouth Herald the lobster was found in an area known as Washerwoman Rock, an area between two rocks that gets its name from its "really rough" and "washing machine"-like waters.

The aquarium's Ellen Goethel says calico lobsters are the second rarest in the world, after albino lobsters. She says the spots are the result of a genetic pigmentation mutation occurring in 1 in every 30 million to 50 million lobsters. - FoxNews


Police raid pub in 'Holy Grail' relic hunt...find salad bowl

Police raided a village pub searching for a stolen Holy Grail relic but only found a salad bowl.

A team of 12 West Mercia Police officers searched the Crown Inn in Lea, Herefordshire, for the Nanteos Cup, which was once housed in Aberystwyth.

The only item found vaguely resembling the relic was a bowl for serving salad to customers.

Police said they received intelligence that the cup had been seen in the pub so executed a search warrant on Sunday.

Landlady of the 15th Century pub, 58-year-old Di Franklin, said: "If somebody had stolen something as priceless as the Holy Grail I don't think it would be on show in my pub. Read more at BBC


A Bright Humanoid

After read so many stories I finally got the will to share with you all what happen to me. Years ago, I had the most terrible experience in my entire life. I was a kid back then, living in the countryside with my parents, older brother and grandmother. Our house was big enough to accommodate everyone in their rooms, but me and my grandmother shared the same bedroom in two separated beds. I believe she was afraid of sleeping alone (that's what my parents told me). On a cold Thursday night in February something changed me forever. After dinner and watched some TV we went to bed like we did usually. After turning of the lights, my grandmother said her prayers like she always did (believe it or not her prayers were extremely reassuring to me that everything was all right). So I fell asleep. In the middle of the night I woke up to feel really cold on my face. Somehow, I kept my eyes closed even after I woke up. I could hear a gust of wind right above me and that's when I opened my eyes to see "it" (I don't know how to call it... "ghost", "spirit", "figure","hallucination"). It was a bright white humanoid figure with a head with two black eyes and a mouth; however the rest of the room remain pitch black. Desperate, I tried to scream for my grandmother, but I had no voice to yell. I tried to move, but the my body was paralyzed. As I struggled, the thing started to speak with a familiar voice. First, I didn't listen, I was to scared trying to scream for help, but then I heard the thing saying "unite the people". As soon as it said that, I closed my eyes so hard and it disappeared. When I reopen them, it was morning...a normal Friday morning. Was it a bad dream? Night paralyzes? Vivid dream? May be... Needless to say that I thought about that all day and that I didn't tell anyone at school nor at home. On Friday night, my father had a night shift at the hospital and the bad news came on Saturday morning. A cousin, that lived 5min from our house, had committed suicide the night before. I freaked out... I got so affected by it that the nights after I could swear that I could see lights (just like starts) in my bedroom. Eventually it faded away and I got better and nothing like that ever happen to me again. Still, when I'm back at my parents, I avoid that room.

PS: A year ago I shared this experience with a friend who had a similar experience (the bright white figure appearance) and we draw what we saw and it was the same thing! I know its a generic humanoid figure, but still I have found it quite interesting. -



Man fined for pretending to be ghost in cemetery

A man has been fined for pretending to be a ghost and other rowdy behaviour in a cemetery.

Anthony Stallard pleaded guilty at Portsmouth magistrates court to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause distress.

The court heard that the 24-year-old had been out drinking with friends when they went to Kingston cemetery in Portsmouth, where they started to play football.

A Hampshire police spokesman said that witnesses complained to police about Stallard's rowdy behaviour and his pretending to be a ghost.

"The witnesses reported the group engaging in rowdy behaviour and one of them throwing their arms in the air and saying 'woooooo'," he said.

Stallard, of Southsea, Hampshire, was fined £35 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £20 in costs.

He also had an extra three months added to a conditional charge for previous harassment which he was found to be in breach of, according to a Crown Prosecution Service spokeswoman.

A charge of causing criminal damage to gravestones was dismissed. - forwarded by reader



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