Saturday, August 04, 2018

Weekend 2 Cents: 'Can't you hear the babies crying...?' -- Deadly Elephant vs. Human Conflicts -- Toxic 'Red Tide' Invades South Florida


'Can't you hear the babies crying...?'

Yvonne wrote in to tell of a weird experience she had in Jamestown State Park:

“We live in Richmond, Virginia. There are so many wonderful historical locations in our area and I was determined that my young daughter experience them all. One afternoon when she was about two and a half we took the 45 minute drive to Jamestown State Park. At that time, the state park was a wide open field with a few historical markers, a historical church and a statue of Pocahontas. I thought it was ideal because it would allow my daughter to run around til her heart's content. I figured that when she tuckered herself out, we'd have a nice lunch in Williamsburg and go home. Easy peezy, right? No.

When we arrived at the Jamestown State Park, we wandered around the courtyard of the church. My daughter became absorbed with the statue of Pocahontas for a few moments and then we walked on. It was just her, the Ranger and I in the park and it had no other visitors that day. I was happy to have the place to ourselves. I started walking toward the walkway thinking my daughter was right behind me. I turned around and noticed that my daughter had stopped walking. I thought that it was because she wanted to go back to the statue so I said, 'Look, Tatiana, let's go see the park.' She still refused to budge. I took her by the little hand and started walking with her up up the pathway toward the foundation markings of the original settlement. She suddenly stopped and refused to go any further. She turned her little face towards the James River. I told her we could take a quick walk around and then we could go have some lunch. She looked up at me with her big brown eyes and said: 'Can't you hear the babies crying in the water?' She had such a look of concern on her tiny face that I did what every mommy would do, I picked her up by the back of her overalls and carried her out of the park like a little purse, put her in the car and peeled out of there.

About a decade later archaeologists discovered that a majority of the original Jamestown settlement had been reclaimed by the James River. I often wonder if it was the spirits of the settlers she was hearing but her mind couldn’t work out where the noise was coming from because that area is now covered by the water of the James.”

Source: Darkness Radio – July 20, 2016

Beyond Creepy


NOTE: When I was in high school, I was a part of a history group that visited several sites in Colonel Virginia. We actually stayed overnight in the dorms at William and Mary College (which was interesting in itself). I had an unsettling experience at the Jamestown Settlement. This was in the mid-1970s when there was a lot of archaeological work being conducted. I have talked to other people who have visited the location over the years, and the overall 'sense' of death still pervades it. I rarely have issues at historical sites where there has been known death and tragedy...but Jamestown is definitely an exception. Lon

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Deadly Elephant vs. Human Conflicts in India

On the day Yogesh became another of the dozens of Indians trampled to death each year, the coffee plantation worker knew from the fire crackers set off nearby that danger was at hand.

“Everything happened so fast. The elephant suddenly emerged from behind the bushes, trampled him and disappeared,” his younger brother Girish said.

The 48-year-old from the southern state of Karnataka, home to India’s largest elephant population with more than 6,000 jumbos, 20 per cent of the country’s total, left behind a wife and two children.

As India’s population grows, people are encroaching into habitats where until now the elephant, not man, has been king, with painful effects for both parties.

The Indian government told parliament last year that 1,100 people had been killed in the previous three years. Read more at India’s growing population draws elephants and humans into conflict with deadly consequences on both sides

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Toxic 'Red Tide' Invades South Florida

In South Florida this summer, one ecological scourge has piled on top of another.

First came the red tide, a flotilla of microorganisms that dyed the sea rust and eventually stretched out along 100 miles of the Gulf Coast. Oxygen-starved fish, eels, dolphins and turtles littered beaches, in numbers too vast to count. In one marina, so many fish went belly up that they appeared to pave a walkway across the water.

The foul siege reached from Sarasota nearly to the tip of Florida by early June, when ecological insult No. 2 arrived. A green film of cyanobacteria appeared, as it regularly does in summer, in vast Lake Okeechobee. But this year the bacteria also spilled over into rivers and canals, which carried the toxic green sludge east to the Atlantic Ocean and west to the Gulf of Mexico. Already distressed Floridians gagged on the noxious odor, and more than a dozen people reportedly went to local emergency rooms after coming into contact with the contaminated water. Some wept as beloved manatees expired, bloated and tinted a ghastly green. Read more at Toxic red tide is making Floridians sick — and angry

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