What could be more odd than an Ood?
From the second season of Dr. Who (BBC). The two-part episode that the squid-faced humanoids Ood appeared in, “The Impossible Planet” was my favorite Dr. Who episode.
COAST TO COAST AM
George Noory hosts the most popular overnight talk radio program in the United States, Coast to Coast AM. The show covers a myriad of odd topics including Bigfoot, monsters, UFO's, conspiracies, time travel, the New World Order, ghosts, and other paranormal subjects. George Ralph Noory was born on June 4, 1950 and grew up in the Detroit, Michigan area.
The popular host now has a half hour talk show on the Sci Fi channel on weeknights called "The Unexplained with George Noory". I don't think the tv show does Noory, or his subject matter justice, as they appear to rush through the show. However, the radio version is still well worth a listen.
Patterson Film: The 1967 Patterson film hoax is revealed here. The man that wore the costume was Bob Heironimus. He wore a modified ape suit over a football helmet and shoulder pads. Read the entire story originally printed in the Skeptical Inquirer...READ THE PATTERSON FILM EXPOSE BY CLICKING HERE
Bigfoot sketch by Harvey Pratt based on eyewitness account
Bigfoot's Cousins: There are many variations of Bigfoot throughout the world...sasquatch, grass man, skunk ape, yeti, yowie. Bigfoot seems to have a distinct look in different regions. In the north and eastern United States, bigfoot typically has dark short hair. In the south, he has longer flowing reddish-brown hair. In the Himalayas, he has white hair. Apparently, the hair type is different from region to region to keep bigfoot warm or cold and also camouflaged. Another possible Bigfoot trait is infrasound. Some believe that Bigfoot (plural) have the ability to "blast" humans with infrasound to ward them off or disorient them.
Ape Canyon: The famous 1924 Ape Canyon story told by Fred Beck is one of the oldest and most well known encounters with Bigfoot. Fred Beck tells the story of some miners in California that have their cabin attacked by Bigfoot creatures. It's a compelling story, that is, until you hear the full story from Fred Beck. He goes on to talk of a magic beanshooter he had as a boy, how he saw visions even from a young age, how an apparation of a large Indian led them to their mining site by producing floating white arrows ahead of them pointing the way, how the Bigfoot creatures are from a lower plane or dimension, how the "Masters" would appear to him in his home and answer his questions, how when he was lonely on the mountain he would visit a beautiful woman who camped a mile away and spoke to her invisible dad, his magic pencil, and also he spoke of all the rats that infested their cabin that they would shoot at. The idea of the miners shooting at rats, hairy creatures, sounds very similar to how they would shoot at the bigfoot monsters all around them. READ FRED BECK'S STORY BY CLICKING HERE
For more on bigfoot, including bigfoot videos, go to the bigfeet page. For interesting discussion on bigfoot, see the Nite Callers page.
The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle was reportedly created as a communication channel by the Mileant Council (spelling unsure…could be Milliant Council, Miliant, Milleant, or Mileant). Watch the "In Search Of..." episode below to hear the mysterious phone call that links the Mileant Council to the Bermuda Triangle. If you have additional information about the Mileant Council, please send it in. Posted 3-23-08.
February 2, 2009: Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, so we are supposed to get six more weeks of winter.
February 2, 2008: Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, so we are supposed to get six more weeks of winter. Groundhog Day is a tradition that began 120 years ago.
23% OF BRITS THINK CHURCHILL WAS MYTH: POLL
LONDON (AFP) - Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll out Monday which showed that nearly a quarter think Winston Churchill was a myth while the majority reckon Sherlock Holmes was real.
The survey found that 47 percent thought the 12th century English king Richard the Lionheart was a myth.
And 23 percent thought World War II prime minister Churchill was made up. The same percentage thought Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale did not actually exist.
Three percent thought Charles Dickens, one of Britain's most famous writers, is a work of fiction himself.
Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi and Battle of Waterloo victor the Duke of Wellington also appeared in the top 10 of people thought to be myths.
Meanwhile, 58 percent thought Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Holmes actually existed; 33 percent thought the same of W. E. Johns' fictional pilot and adventurer Biggles. UKTV Gold television surveyed 3,000 people. Posted February 4, 2008.
A bank robbery suspect was arrested while waiting at a bus stop to make her getaway
AP News: SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - A bank robbery suspect was arrested while waiting at a bus stop to make her getaway, police said. Channel Monae Gaskin, 22, was arrested Wednesday after a police officer saw her waiting for a bus and matched her to the description of the robbery suspect. She has been charged with robbery. Posted 01-26-08
PETA Requests Vegetarian Diet in Jail for Cannibalism Suspect
Tyler Morning Telegraph: Tyler, TX Kenneth Dean: PETA Requests Vegetarian Diet in Jail for Cannibalism Suspect: Sheriff's officials were astounded Thursday by a letter requesting the man accused of murdering his girlfriend and possibly participating in cannibalism be placed on a vegetarian diet to keep him from being "involved in any senseless killing" while incarcerated. The letter was faxed to the Smith County Sheriff's Jail from the national headquarters of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Thursday January 10, 2008. Lee McCuin is jailed for the murder of 21-year-old Jana Shearer and authorities have said, in previous stories, that when McCuin was taken into custody there was an ear boiling in a pot of water on the stove and a plate on the kitchen table with what appeared to be human flesh and a fork. Posted 01-27-08.
Crowbar slipped out of her pants
AP: SWEETWATER, Tenn. - A woman has been charged with possession of burglary tools after police said a crowbar slipped out of her pants as she was lurking around a church. Jennifer Hunt, 35, was found walking from behind the building, where she said she was going to bathroom. When she was walking to her car to get her ID, a crowbar dropped from her pants. Posted 01-29-08.
Cable Company Bills for Tornado Damage
AP: WHEATLAND, Wis. - Having a tornado demolish her home was bad enough. But when Ann Beam received a $2,000 cable bill a few weeks later, she was floored. "I just couldn't believe it," Beam said. "I was like, 'What are they thinking?'" Time Warner Cable billed a number of Wheatland residents for equipment damaged in the Jan. 7 twister. Beam's bill covered five cable boxes and five remote controls. She immediately called the cable company, but a man who identified himself as a manager said there was nothing the company could do.