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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: Vintage Odd & Macabre Photos -- Granny Visits My Sister -- Missing Time Episodes

Actual recovered photo of P.T. Barnum's "The Real Mermaid" before the evidence was destroyed by a fire that took place before the public appearance. This is the only known photo to exist. This is the mermaid in the tank.

Owner of the photo found it while digging through family heirlooms

Vera Renczi, a stunningly beautiful woman, was also one of the most prolific female serial killers in history. Born in 1903 in Bucharest, Romania into wealth and privilege, by the age of 15 she had engaged in numerous affairs .If she suspected they were being unfaithful, the men were given a dose of arsenic. Vera confessed to killing both husbands and her son. Lorenzo discovered her secret and attempted to blackmail her. Vera Renczi was convicted on 35 counts of murder.

The Primwaddle Twins, Mort and Harvey, circa 1929. Their mother, Discordia's husband left after seeing the homely pair. Embittered to men, left alone to raise boys, she insisted they were girls, and got away with it home-schooling them for 17 years; until Mort learned otherwise. The teenagers murdered her in her sleep, strangled in chiffon, her eyes gouged out and replaced with doll eyes.

This is the Buckley Family. The children’s names were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, all the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done, they called the police, but the kids were long gone. The only picture of them was this photo...


Granny Visits My Sister

My little sister is 8 years younger then me. I am 23 years old and she is 16 at the end of the year.

Anyway my story goes back a few years ago (about 2006) when we lived in this one house, it always gave me the creeps but anyway it started one morning we were all getting ready for school and my sister says to my mum "granny visited me last night" I just kept eating my toast and my mum looked at her and said oh that's nice. (she seemed a little freaked out but figured it was just a silly dream making up stuff as any young child does)

A few days passed and my sister went into my mums room and put her hand on my mums arm and said "granny told me to tell you everything will be okay" and my mum burst into tears and held my sister not 100% believing her but a slight belief.

During this time I had left school as I was diagnosed with Follicular Thyroid Cancer (I was 15 at the time) so for my mum to hear that made it really hit home, as my sister was only 7 years old at the time not really understanding what was happening.

A week later my sister told my mother "granny visited me again last night" so my mother decided to ask her questions to see if she was being a normal child making up stuff. She asked her "what did she say?" my mother never told me 100% what my sister told her but must of been crazy true for my own mother to not share that information.

But I did find out later on that almost every week my sister would have our granny come visit her and lay with her, she could describe her scent, the way she spoke (like her slang in a way), how she dressed, and stories she would tell her. Scariest - is how she looked!

The crazy part is, is that my granny died when I was 9 months old! so for my sister who is 8 years younger then me to know this stuff that I don't even know about or of even met her!

My Oma (grandmother) only had one photo of her mother which I remember seeing when I was really young but the photo was put into storage and my sister has never seen the picture.

So anyway not a scary well written story but just a nice creepy true story. - Reddit.com


Missing Time Episodes

Baton Rouge, LA - On the first Monday night in May, 1991, I was watching the news with my dog. The ABC World News had just begun on TV when my dog began to growl. I had never seen her like that. She had a good nature and was playful. Her hair suddenly stood up in a ridge along her back and she was crying and growling at the same time.

She jumped off the bed and went to the french door, with windows, that led from the bedroom to the backyard. She didn't paw to go out. Instead she sat down and kept growling and crying with her fur raised. She kept shaking her head. I got up to see what what was frightening her.

When I got to the door I noticed a screeching, buzzing, sound. It was similar to static. The TV blinked and so did the lights. It was actually hurting the dog.

When I looked in the backyard it was just beginning to get dark, but there was still some light out. In the distance, just above the tree tops of the woods behind my house, I saw a circular light. It was hovering. I could tell it wasn't the moon, or anything natural, because it wobbled as it hovered. My dog was staring straight at it and growling viciously. I thought it was odd. I began to stare at it too.

As I watched, it was as if I couldn't take my eyes away. Then I realized we were both unable to move. The static sound got louder but my dog couldn't shake her head. We were frozen in place. I was terrified. I wanted to run only I couldn't.

The light changed direction. It fell down through the trees and took a path through the woods toward my house. It wove through the trees and got bigger and brighter. It hurt my eyes. It wasn't stopping it came straight for my door, about six feet off the ground. The light got so bright I thought my eyes would burn. Then it was just gone.

I looked down at my dog. She was in exactly the same spot, drooling, and growling, but softer now. I was dizzy and disoriented. I was as if the light passed straight through us. I sat down on the floor to check my dog and she fell over and laid still, panting as if she'd been running.

The whole event seemed a few seconds long. When I looked up at the TV, Wheel Of Fortune was ending. An hour and a half had passed. The World News, the Local News, and Wheel Of Fortune had aired. I can't remember one thing during that time.

What is truly strange is that exactly one month later my dog vanished out of my backyard. I had to go out for a while. I left her outside. I had a five foot wooden fence around the yard. It was locked with a padlock. She wasn't a digger. I got home about nine PM and she was gone. The fence was locked. There was no fur on the ground. There were no holes in the yard. No one could have gotten over the fence, with a thirty-five pound dog, without a ladder. She was just gone.

I miss my dog, but mostly, it bothers me that I have no idea what happened during that time frame. I have severe headaches and strange dreams. I don't like to sleep at night. I have a strange rash all over my body and radiation has been found in the woods behind my house. What happened to me?? - MUFON CMS


Lake Monster Does Exist

Lagarfljótsormurinn, the giant serpent rumored to inhabit the lake Lagarfljót near Egilsstaðir in East Iceland truly exists, as announced on Saturday by the majority of a 13-person truth commission established in 2012 by the Fljótsdalshérað municipal council.

The commission was given the task of determining whether a video of the alleged monster shot by Hjörtur E. Kjerúlf, which went viral, was authentic and whether he was entitled to a prize of ISK 500,000 (USD 4,300, EUR 3,300).

“I was told about the commission’s conclusion and I’d like to say that I’m extremely pleased to confirm that the majority of the commission was right,” Hjörtur told austurfrett.is.

While concluding that Hjörtur’s video was authentic, the commission determined that a photo shot by Sigurður Aðalsteinsson, who had also made claim to the prize money, did not show the actual serpent.

Hjörtur shot the footage through his kitchen window at farm Hrafnkelsstaðir in Fljótsdalur early one morning in February 2012.

The video was originally posted on the website of national broadcaster RÚV and, after Iceland Review reported on it, reposted multiple times.

The video has now been watched approximately 8 million times and has prompted film crews from abroad to come to the lake in search of the serpent.

Former mayor of Austur-Hérað promised the prize in 1997 to the person presenting evidence of Lagarfljótsormurinn’s existence.

After Hjörtur and Sigurður made claim to the prize, the truth commission was established.

“I’ve long since lost sight of whether its establishment was serious or a joke but we were given the task of taking a position and finish this project,” the commission’s chair Stefán Bogi Sveinsson commented.

The commission also recommended further studies of Lagarfjótsormurinn. - Iceland Review



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