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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: Odd Figure on the Moon -- Something Weird About My Neighbor -- Mysterious 'Mermaid' in Thailand

Odd figure on the Moon

Remember the 1967 NASA image referred to as "The Shard"? A strange and very large tower type figure that appeared in one still image captured by Lunar Orbiter III (I think). Well, this thing spotted by Jasenko could be eerily similar. An irregularly shaped dark spot he noticed on Google Moon looks like it could be a cast shadow from a massive standing object, or figure. At first I thought maybe it was something drawn into the picture but after going to G. Moon, whatever it is or isn't.. uh, is there. You get the idea. Go check it out and of course decide for yourself. Debunk it, shred it, figure it out.

Thanks Jasenko!

27°34'26.35"N 19°36'4.75"W


Something weird about my neighbor

I'm a 20 year-old aspiring filmmaker. I'm dropping out of college and just recently moved to LA to pursue a career in movies. My grandparents live out here and were generous enough to let me move in with them temporarily until I can afford my own place. So now it's just me and my grandparents living in this enormous old house of theirs. The property is on a corner, surrounded by tall hedges and various plants and trees. There's also a small "guest house" out back beyond some trees which my grandparents sold back in the 70's. There's an elderly man, Mr. Heedy, who's lived there since then. He and his deceased wife are old family friends--I remember seeing them both on a few occasions when I came to visit my grandparents as a child. Mr. Heedy and my grandfather used to talk in the driveway about fixing cars and stuff like that while Mrs. Heedy sat in a rocking chair on the porch. I never saw her get up or walk around. Mr. Heedy would sometimes give me candy bars, which I more than appreciated as a little kid, but he would also "playfully" scare me as many adults do with children--joking about the ghost of a dead cat that my grandparents owned back when my mom was a teenager, or shushing me when I was outside playing with my cousins because "the flowers won't like it." One time he picked a bright pink flower from his garden and gave it to me, warning me to behave myself and be a proper little boy so the flower wouldn't get angry and poison me. I had (and still have) an overactive imagination, which probably explains my nightmare, but it still bothers me to this day: that night, I had a dream where I was standing at the edge of a forest, looking out at a field of the pink flowers, and I remember feeling terror because the flowers were everywhere and were releasing pollen into the air so everyone would get poisoned and die. I only had that dream once, but ever since then it's been burned into my memory.

Mr. Heedy's wife got sick with something and died back in the early 2000's, and after that Mr. Heedy became something of a shut-in. He rarely leaves the guest house, and when he does, according to my grandparents, it's only to work in the garden and keep the flowers watered. This is what's been bugging me since I moved in late last week: as far as I can tell, he never even leaves the property to buy groceries. I don't know how he eats; he's literally in his house all the time. Two nights ago, I decided to pull an all-nighter to see if maybe he went out at all during that time. This is where it gets really strange.

At around 3am, while I was in my room watching a movie on my laptop, I thought I heard someone singing. I just assumed it was one of the audio tracks in the movie. But this happened two more times again while I was watching, and when the movie was over and I took my headphones off, I heard it again. It was more like chanting, coming from outside. I stood up and walked over to the window, and for a moment I even laughed to myself and wondered if maybe my neighbor was a Satan-worshipper like in Rosemary's Baby or something like that. Then I looked down out the window and saw the guest house through the trees. The main room of the house looked like it was lit up by candles, too dim to make out anything inside. The chanting was coming loud and clear from inside the house. If horror movies have taught me anything, the chanting was probably in Latin, but I couldn't understand any words (I took four years of Latin in school). While I was watching the house, I heard footsteps down below in the dirt next to the side of the house, and I looked down to see a shadowy figure (remember, it was really, really dark out) walking in a weird way up to it--sort of staggering, the way a toddler just learning to walk would--and then stopping at the front door, where it just stood there, perfectly still, for the next hour, during which time the chanting occasionally subsided and then came back. As you can imagine, I was already scared shitless, but what happened next almost gave me a genuine heart attack. The figure turned its head about 135 degrees to the right and was looking at something. I followed its gaze down the path to the house and saw a second figure CRAWLING on the ground up to the porch like a spider. At this point I actually gasped and jumped back from the window and broke out in a cold sweat. I've never felt more scared in my whole life. For a long time I just stood there in the middle of my room with my hands over my mouth, breathing heavily and feeling my heart pound against my chest, afraid to look back out the window or to move in any direction.

Eventually the sun came up and I heard the comforting sounds of birds chirping and cars driving by. I tried lying down on my bed to sleep, but couldn't. I waited until it was bright out and I could hear my grandparents walking about downstairs and making breakfast before I decided to get up again. I glanced out the window at Mr. Heedy's house. Everything was normal again. Anyway, the rest of the day went by as usual, and the events of the night before started to just feel like a bad dream. That night I was so exhausted that I didn't even try to stay awake again and just slept all the way through. I'm pulling another all-nighter right now while I'm writing this and so far no chanting or anything from the guest house. I might try to get some sleep if nothing happens, but if it does, I'll post an update sometime later. - Reddit.com


Mysterious 'Mermaid' Washes Up In Thailand

Images of what appeared to be a mermaid has washed up on the shores of Thailand.


Dead koala with $50 stuffed in mouth dumped at police station

Police are investigating whether the dumping of a dead koala outside a police station in Victoria's south-west with $50 stuffed in its mouth is linked to a crackdown on drug crime in the region.

Sergeant Jason Von Tunk, who the discovered the koala's body, says he was working alone at the Heywood police station on Saturday night when he heard a thud outside.

He said he went outside to investigate and found the animal dead in the driveway with money in its mouth.

"I went to investigate what it was and I saw a motionless koala in the drive way, and I looked around and couldn't see anyone," Sergeant Von Tunk said.

He continued: "Then I, on closer inspection, saw a $50 note stuffed in its mouth. It's sickening, it's morbid, if it is a joke, it's certainly not funny. I just can't understand it."

Sergeant Von Tunk said he called in another officer from the nearby Portland police station to help establish a motive.

"The money itself, there was no note attached to it or anything, so we can only think that it's some sort of sinister thing, it's rather morbid," he said.

"But without anyone coming forward we're left in the lurch as to who, what, where and why."

But he said the incident could be related to drug investigations.

"There's a number of suspicions I can cast on and none of them have been ruled out, and certainly drugs, but also some sort of protest group or even a prank, I couldn't tell you," he said.

Sergeant Von Tunk said the koala had head injuries but he did not think it was killed deliberately.

"We weren't able to determine how the koala died, but there didn't appear to be any cruelty aspects to it," he said.

"It appears that it could've just been run over and it was an opportunistic way to just get it off the side of the road, put $50 in its mouth and just throw it at the police station." - abc.net.au



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