Triangle Shaped UFO Witnessed Near Stourbridge, UK

(from - A UFO, described by witnesses as looking like a huge “Dorito” crisp has been filmed over the skies of the Black Country, according to a paranormal group.

A flurry of calls has been made to Stourbridge-based UFO Research Midlands (UFORM) from those claiming to have witnessed the flying object in the sky.

Witnesses say they spotted it in Halesowen heading towards Stourbridge on Wednesday at around 7pm (November 28th, 2007).

UFORM is now appealing for anyone else who saw it to get in touch to help it compile its X-files.

Chinese Horses Forced To Fight To The Death!

(from - Chinese spectators smile sadistically at the inhumane spectacle of two beautiful horses savagely attacking one another.

With ears back, eyes rolling and nostrils flared in fury, the enraged horses pummel each other with their hooves and bite and head-butt each other in a horrifying fight, sometimes to the death.

Men, women and children watch, and a roar of approval goes up as one horse delivers the equivalent of a double-uppercut to its opponent with its hind legs.

The cruel "sport" of horse fighting has been outlawed almost worldwide, but it still thrives in countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea and here in China, as these disturbing images of a "tournament" prove. Continued...

440 Lb. Snake Captured Near Brazil Residence - Video

An anaconda snake measuring over six meters and weighing nearly 200 kilos is captured in the backyard of an abandoned house in Parana, Brazil.

Veterinarians said it was rare to find such a large anaconda in the Parana area.

Cryptozoology Gone Crazy In 'Strange Wilderness'

Trailer for the comedy flick Strange Wilderness recently released.

Northern Maine Has A Lake Monster Also

(from - For centuries people in Scotland have talked about a monster lurking in Loch Ness, called "Nessy." It turns out, just a few hours away from Bangor there is talk of a similar creature named "Ponik."

Natives of the Canadian border town of Pohenegamook first reported seeing a huge creature in the lake in 1873. Some people even feared the waters.

Guy Leblanc is the mayor of Pohenegamook. He, like everyone else in this modest town of 3,000, has heard the tales of the monster of the lake.

"Prehistoric monster, stuff like that or it was walking on the beach and flames were coming out of it's mouth, that's kind of the folklure side of the legend," said Leblanc.

More Big Cat Sightings In United Kingdom

(from - Speculation that a big black panther-like creature is roaming the countryside continued this week with more people reporting sightings.

Doris and Philip Jennings of Pine Avenue, Glynswood, Chard, say they saw a big cat at around 10pm on November 14.

Mrs Jennings was saying goodbye to her two daughters who had parked in the driveway of her home and "the next thing I know this thing charged past me," she said. "It was so big and black and fast. Three leaps and it had gone.

"God knows what it was but it certainly wasn't a cat or dog. It frightened me and I can still see it now in my head."

Mystery Predator Returns In North Carolina

(from - An unknown predator is responsible for killing animals in the Hedrick Grove community in southern Davidson County between old Highway 64 and Highway 47.

Over the past month, 13 goats have been killed with four being killed on Tuesday. Goat breeder Gary Everhart said the number of incidents involving animals continues to grow.

"We counted 31 incidents of goats, sheep, cats and dogs that have been killed, but this is the first time they've been killed during the day," said Everhart.

A large cat specialist at the N.C. Zoo believes the predator could be an exotic cat that escaped from someone's home. Rod Hackney with the N.C. Zoo said it could a wolf-hybrid, a mix between a red wolf and a German Shepherd.

Everhart said he has never lost so many animals at once.

"I've lost animals to illnesses and accidents, but I've never lost them to slaughter like this," said Everhart.

New Pet Sensation! The Ponydoodle

Supposedly, these are Standard Poodles genetically altered to look like a pony-poodle crossbreed. Well, It may be a tongue-in-cheek statement, but these truly are odd looking creatures. BTW...stick a long single horn on the forehead and....nevermind.

Florida Road Crew Discovers 60 Lbs. Of Marijuana

The Florida Highway Patrol says anyone missing two big bags of pot can call their Tampa area office.

A crew picking up litter along Interstate 4 Tuesday morning made an unusual find: two big plastic garbage bags stuffed with freshly harvested marijuana.

FHP Trooper Larry Coggins said the 60 pounds of pot might be worth around $54,000 on the street. It probably fell off or was thrown from a car on the interstate, he said.

Coggins said it's not the largest amount of pot ever dumped along a roadside, but it's certainly not a common find.

Fossett's Wife Asks Court To Declare Adventurer Dead

(from - The wife of missing adventurer Steve Fossett has asked a court to declare him dead.

Fossett was last seen in early September, flying a single-engine plane on a pleasure flight from a Nevada ranch. A month-long search for the plane was unsuccessful.

"As difficult as it is for me to reach this conclusion, I no longer hold out any hope that Steve has survived," wrote Peggy V. Fossett in court documents filed Monday with the Cook County [Illinois] Circuit Court.

She asked that the will of her husband of 38 years be admitted to probate.

At about 8:45 a.m. on September 3, the millionaire took off on what he said was to be a solo pleasure flight over the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

He had planned to fly over the Nevada desert for two to three hours, and was expecting to return for lunch to the Minden, Nevada, ranch, from which he departed. He was carrying a single bottle of water and had no parachute, lawyers for Mrs. Fossett said in the court documents.

At 3 p.m., when he had not returned, a search began that ultimately included thousands of volunteers. It continued until October 2. Continued...

Ritual Dead Cat Found At Maryland Residence

(from - He thought it was garbage or maybe a joke when he spotted a shoe box in his front yard Sunday morning surrounded by 24 plastic forks.

Then he opened it and found a dead cat - its jaw mangled and white and gray body contorted.

"It was real evil, strange," said Brandon Matter, a 17-year-old senior at Archbishop Spalding living in Severn. "It almost gave off a voodoo-type of thing."

County police are now investigating how the dead cat came to be placed in front of 7650 WB&A Road and why.

"It's just really bizarre," said Sgt. Sara Schriver, a county police spokesman. Continued...

India's "Pink Gang" Vigilante Women

They wear pink saris and go after corrupt officials and boorish men with sticks and axes.

The several hundred vigilante women of India's northern Uttar Pradesh state's Banda area proudly call themselves the "gulabi gang" (pink gang), striking fear in the hearts of wrongdoers and earning the grudging respect of officials.

The pink women of Banda shun political parties and NGOs because, in the words of their feisty leader, Sampat Pal Devi, "they are always looking for kickbacks when they offer to fund us".

Two years after they gave themselves a name and an attire, the women in pink have thrashed men who have abandoned or beaten their wives and unearthed corruption in the distribution of grain to the poor.

They have also stormed a police station and attacked a policeman after they took in an untouchable man and refused to register a case.

Locals say it is not surprising that a women's vigilante group has sprung up in this landscape of poverty, discrimination and chauvinism.

Rare South China Tiger Cub Born

(from - A 1-kilogram ball of fur, yet to be named, may be the best hope yet for saving the critically endangered South China tiger. That’s assuming that the male cub, born over the weekend on a wild-game reserve in South Africa, will one day be able to adjust to the jungles of China.

The birth marks the first time a South China tiger has been born in a semi-natural setting — an environment that some hope will improve the animal’s chances once released in the wild. The cub will receive some extra attention, including bottle-feeding, but will be allowed to roam the 150-acre park and learn to hunt wild antelope with his mother in a few months. Continued...

UFO Reappears Over Tepexpan, Mexico

A luminous, multicolored object was recorded by Mr. Victor Gabriel Gonzalez over the town of Tepexpan (State of Mexico).

The sighting took place on November 26, 2007 at 11:30 a.m.

The witness says that he was outside his workshop engaged in car repairs when he saw a flash in the sky toward the west. He realized that the glow came from a static object in the sky, so it gave him time to get his Sony 108 Mini-DVD camera ready.

"When I started recording," says González, "the UFO began to move slowly. It flew over the electric lines and then remained static at another point toward the east. It was at that time that I switched camera modes to take some photos. For that reason I have both video and photos, estimating that the sighting had a duration of 10 minutes."

"I stopped seeing the object because it literally dissolved into the sky. It became progressively weaker, although it returned to the same place half and hour later. It should be noted that I had already seen it and videotaped on an earlier occasion, but the best images I've taken are the ones from today. I found out that there was a strong tremor in Mexico City, and without saying that there's a connection between both events, they would appear to coincide."

'Wild Man' Footprints Discovered

(from - The investigation into the Shennongjia "wild men" made great progress when witnesses identified two footprints left along the Licha River where the two mysterious creatures had been spotted.

An investigative team consisting of journalists and officials from the local government and scientific investigators were sent out along the Licha River to conduct a thorough investigation on November 20. Two days later professionals from China Association for Scientific Expedition joined them. Continued...

Macabre Book 'Bears Image Of Hanged Priest's Face'

(from - A 17th century book believed to be bound in the skin of a priest executed for treason appears to bear a "spooky" image of his face on the cover, according to the auctioneers who are selling the book.

The account of the death of Gunpowder Plot conspirator Father Henry Garnet is described by experts as "rare and macabre".

Sid Wilkinson, from Wilkinson's Auctioneers in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, who will be selling the book on Sunday, said he could see the Jesuit priest's face peering out from the cover. Continued...

The Case Of The SF Cable Car Nymphomaniac

(from - It was one of the wildest cases in Bay Area history. In 1964, 23-year-old Gloria Sykes filed a lawsuit claming that injuries from a cable car accident turned her into a nymphomaniac.

Attorney Marvin Lewis, Jr. was finishing law school when his father, who has passed on, was Skykes' attorney.

"It was an odd case, " Lewis remembered. " It mixed San Francisco cable cars, the sexual revolution, and nymphomaniacs. People were discussing this in every bar and every bedroom in America."

Sykes said after the accident she had sex with 100 men. She sued San Francisco for $500,000.

"This wasn't just a case of a promiscuous woman who tried to hoodwink a jury into giving her money for being overactive sexually" said Ron Rouda, her second attorney.

The trial grabbed sensational headlines. Court documents reveal pages naming Sykes' lovers, their occupations, and addresses where they lived, or where they had sex.

"One time she had 50 partners in one week, " said Lewis.

Sykes was a devout Lutheran from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, when she moved to San Francisco two weeks before the accident. She lived at the Stratford Hotel, and was a dance teacher at the then-Fred Astaire Dance Studio next door.

One day she took a ride on the Hyde street cable car line. It was climbing up the steep hill near Lombard street when suddenly mechanical failure caused the grip to lose the cable.

The car plunged backwards down the hill. Sykes hit a pole she suffered a black eye, bruises and, she said, an insatiable appetite for sex.

Her attorneys say the case was not salacious, rather one of the first proving post traumatic stress syndrome. She had been sexually abused as a child. The accident, they believe, forced her to seek comfort in men.

The jury awarded Sykes $50,000. She wasn't in the courtroom to hear the verdict. Lewis, Jr., delivered it to her in person.

"She listened to what happened…and suddenly she just disappeared," Lewis recalled.

CBS 5 found Sykes at an assisted living facility in the Midwest. She's now 66 years old. She declined an on-camera interview, but did say she lived for a time in Vallejo, traveled some, and, according to her, married.

Sykes said she's afraid of threats and her case "has to end."

But the notoriety lives on.

A Boy and His 6 Meter Long Python

A young Cambodian boy and a 6 metre long python have become inseperable friends.

Some forty kilometres outside of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, the giant female python has more or less been adopted by a local family.

She has been living with the family for the past six years and 6-year-old Sambath Uon has become especially attached to her.

Since the snake's arrival, Sambath's mother has prayed for it to remain in their home as she believes it has brought luck to her family.

Symbolically, the python has been named Chomreun, which means lucky in Khmer. The family says it cannot imagine life without Chomreun.

They shelter, feed, bathe and even pray to it sometimes.

Top UFO Images Of 2007

Witness was watching the haze cams of Blue Hill, Boston, etc. While looking at the Hartford, Connecticut web cam, this image caught witnesses' eye. It was at 10:45 pm 4/08/07.

Photograph was taken in February, 2007. This flying object shot by camera is quite clear and features a very modern and aerodynamic design with a round shape reservoir or tank underneath. Photographer used a 5MB DSC f-717 Sony digital camera.

This object was taken after the photographer had witnessed several nights of UFO activity. The object was seen photographed over Herning, Denmark, by Jakob Ahler. Witness believes that the brightness of object is hiding it's structure.

New London, Connecticut, March 29, 11:49 AM. Photographer was accompanied by his girlfriend, but neither saw the object. Very clear day, lots of wind blowing and very cold. There were no electromagnetic effects, smells, or missing time associated with the taking of the photograph. Witness states: "I was trying to take a closer picture of the bird you see in the picture, and I finaly took it just before the bird flew away. When I got home I checked the picture in my computer and that is when I saw this thing in the sky. To tell you the truth, I did not see anything or hear anything at the moment of the picture."

Oregon-03-06-07. Witness statement: "I was outside my house when all of a sudden I looked up and there I see it! There was a bee hive on a tree above me, but then right by it a shape appeared out of thin air. It was kind of like the ship on Star Trek, how it jumps to hyperspace. Then it started performing weird patterns and such. Meanwhile I was frozen with terror. Then it erupted with fire and a very loud obnoxious scream/noise." source:

March 15, 2007. Carlos Rodriguez Lopez - north of Mexico City - several frame grabs were extracted. This evidence was secured on February 17, 2007 from the Progreso Nacional district. Inexplicata-The Journey of Hispanic Ufology

Florida-4-23-07- "I was outside taking pictures of clouds and passing [low flying] aircraft this morning [in my front yard in West Pensacola FL]. I didn't notice the *object* when I was taking the pictures. I came inside to upload the pictures from my digital camera onto my PC. Upon looking at the pictures I had taken I noticed a dark object in front of the cloud formation. I enlarged [zoomed in] the object on my monitor thinking I was seeing a bird or some "normal" object. To my great surprise the object that came into view was disk-like and resembled what is classically referred to as a UFO. I had my husband take a look at the photo and he was just as startled as I was. Just for your information: my husband is a retired Marine Corps pilot so he is a good judge of what a normal aircraft. His opinion: this was NOT a jet/airplane or helicopter of any sort." Source:

This photograph taken over the state of Texas in May, 2007. The picture was sent through MUFON's open source submission line. The object is very clearly not any known conventional flying object. It shows a disc or circular shape ad metallic with reflecting light.

Unknown Object in Photograph from Texas-05-03-07. The photograph was submitted to MUFON by submitter #6969. It was taken in Texas on 05-03-07. The photographer stated that he saw nothing unusual until he uploaded the photo to his computer. Unfortunately, no other information is available at this time.

More Marilyn Manson News: He Wants To Take A Snake Bath

(from - Marilyn Manson wants to break the world record for sharing a bath with snakes.

The controversial rocker - who is famous for his peculiar obsessions with death and taxidermy - wants to beat the 'Texas Snakeman' Jackie Bibby, who currently holds the world record by bathing with 87 rattlesnakes for 45 minutes.

A source close to the singer said: "Marilyn is desperate to get into the famous book, and wants to do it for something people will associate him with.

"He thought about all the wacky records he could try and break, and came across Jackie Bibby's record. That's when he decided he wanted to try and break it."

Father-of-two Jackie - who holds four world records including holding eight rattlesnakes in his mouth by their tails - has perfected the art of bathing with the venomous creatures.

He said: "They can go wherever they want as long as they don't start biting. The key to not biting is for me to stay still.

"Rapid movement scares a rattlesnake. If you move real slow and gentle, that doesn't seem to bother them."

North Bergen, N.J. - Most Reported UFO Sightings In U.S.

(from - The North Bergen sightings have been documented and reported to several agencies, including the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle and the Center for UFO Studies in Chicago.

Since two people reported a major sighting to federal authorities back in 1975, there have been a total of 775 sightings or incidents involving North Bergen residents, easily the highest total of reported incidents in the United States, according to Marc Sodderstrom of the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle.

In the last 32 years, the reports far exceeded those of the more famous location of Roswell, N.M., or other popular UFO sighting spots like Hudson Valley, N.Y. and Gulf Breeze, Fla. - places that have had at least 500 sightings over the years.

So how did all of this start in the quiet but busy town of North Bergen? Continued...

The Cursed 'Delhi Purple Sapphire' Goes On Display

(from - Some 34 years ago Peter Tandy, a young curator at the Natural History Museum, happened upon a jewel while working among the great lines of mineral cabinets. From a scientific perspective, the stone was nothing special, though its setting was rather bizarre, bound by a silver ring decorated with astrological symbols and mystical words with two scarab-carved gems attached. It was a typewritten note that accompanied the jewel, an amethyst known as the Delhi Purple Sapphire, that caught Tandy’s eye.

“This stone is trebly accursed and is stained with the blood, and the dishonour of everyone who has ever owned it,” said the note, which had been written by Edward Heron-Allen, a scientist, friend of Oscar Wilde and the amethyst’s last owner. It carried a curse and had left a trail of bad luck and tragedy.

Heron-Allen claimed to have been so disturbed that he had surrounded the amethyst with supposedly protective charms and sealed it inside seven boxes before leaving it to the museum in his will. His letter concluded: “Whoever shall then open it, shall first read out this warning, and then do as he pleases with the jewel. My advice to him or her is to cast it into the sea.” While they were sceptical, Tandy and his colleagues agreed to keep quiet about the curse. Continued...

Calling The Tower Of London Spectres

(from - Ghosts don't come when they're called.

That's what I thought.

Then my new pen suddenly stopped working ...

I had come to the Tower of London to hear the stories of uneasy spirits that are said to share the landmark's 18 acres with 35 yeoman warders (sometimes called Beefeaters), a governor and two deputies, a pastor, a doctor and their families.

Secretly, I hoped to encounter one of the specters.

Phil Wilson, a sergeant among the men and one woman who are guardians of the 900-year-old fortress, met me as shadows oozed across the grounds and seeped over stones worn by history and its players.

Only a corporate group on a special tour and I invaded the nighttime privacy of the 100 or so year-round residents, soldiers on guard duty and those wraiths that piqued my curiosity. If I were ever to see a ghost, this could be the place.

Storied, historic and bloody, this mass of 21 towers beside the chilly River Thames has seen lives anointed, destroyed and redeemed. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard died here, victims of King Henry VIII's obsessive quest for a son. Among others who gave up their heads in the tower's sloping courtyard were Baron Hastings, an adviser to Edward IV who was executed by Edward's successor; Lady Jane Grey, queen for nine days; and the Earl of Essex, a traitorous favorite of the first Queen Elizabeth. Continued...

Manson Accused Of Buying Macabre Memorabilia

Shock rock singer Marilyn Manson has been accused of squandering his band's profit on a child's skeleton and masks made of human skin.

Keyboardist Stephen "Pogo" Bier filed a breach of contract lawsuit in August in which he accused Manson of taking cash belonging to the rest of the band to pay for the "sick and disturbing" purchases.

His lawyer Keith Fink has now filed additional papers adding to a list of artefacts bought by the goth singer- many of which are illegal in the US.

As well as the skeleton and masks, Manson is said to have bought a range of stuffed animals, including a grizzly bear and two baboons.

He is also accused of using band funds to pay for a collection of Nazi memorabilia.

Swastika wall tiles with matching custom rugs and Nazi government coat hangers owned by Adolf Hitler are allegedly on display in Manson's Californian mansion, according to legal papers.

When interviewed on MTV after Bier filed the original lawsuit, Manson said: "The fact that he's claiming that I've treated him unfairly, financially, is really ridiculous."

"And I would never spend my money on a Chinese girl skeleton. That would be crossing the line. It's a Chinese boy, for the record."

Bier is seeking damages and lawyers fees from millionaire Manson as well as his slice of the successful band's profit.

Cougar Sightings In Chautauqua County, N.Y.

(from - Reports of big cats have recently begun to populate the region, but are cougars really on the prowl in your home town?

Over the past few months, sightings of what are believed to be cougars in residential areas throughout Chautauqua County have been reported with increasing frequency.

In fact, according to Sheridan town Supervisor John Walker, a report was made by a resident in his town who claimed to have seen a cougar on her property. Although Walker is confident there’s no serious threat to residents, the DEC was informed in order to properly investigate the matter. Continued...

'Bigfoot Yell' Video

Statement with video: We were on a hike in the Sequoia's last month and heard and saw some unusual things. We are not Bigfoot believers but based on we've experienced, this requires a more knowledgable person's input.

Video: Ghost In The Pantry

Ok...this videographer has been posting paranormal 'events' that involve his pantry. The door opens on it's own and an image appears in the glass of the door. He's taken a good deal of flak after each posting, so he decided to allow one of the biggest doubters on MetCafe see for himself. This is the video with 'John', that person who questioned the validity of the prior videos. There have been suggestions that there is a 'false back' to the pantry and someone is slipping in and out after opening the door. be the judge. (BTW, look for the orb coming out of the pantry door near the beginning of the video)

Human Teeth Encased In Jewelry

Chinese dental patients can now have their extracted teeth encased in jewelry as part of their visit to the dentist. Frankly, most extractions are for problem teeth, so I'm surprised anyone would want that memory of pain hanging around their neck...let alone a gnarly, decayed mass. But, some enterprising Chinese seem to think that this will become a popular accessory to the modern Asian wardrobe. We'll see....

Ghost Walker Of Natuashish, Labrador

Not much information with this video other than it is from Natuashish, Labrador (I've actually been there....but that's another story). It very well could be a fake, it was actually done quite well. I've seen similar type apparitions (residual spirits) so this may be the real deal.

The Hotel George and It's Gay Ghost

(from - I was asked to investigate The George Hotel, in North Norfolk by Paranormal Norfolk, a regional magazine dedicated to all things spooky. Paul Hanrahan; the television Ghost Detective, who also writes a column for them was to be involved and we were looking for a famous ghost known as The Green Lady. I have known Paul for some time and worked with him before so our team was looking forward to seeing him again and getting to grips with a famous ghost.

Little did we know we were about to make history in the paranormal world.

Located in the historic market town of Swaffham this three star hotel is an ideal base to explore the beautiful North Norfolk coast including Sandringham and Walsingham. If you’re in the area you may enjoy lunch or dinner in the superb Green Room restaurant offering local and international cuisine or afternoon tea in the lounge. On a Saturday there is the hustle and bustle of the traditional local market directly opposite the hotel which has been held in the same place for over three hundred years. Continued...

Firm Requests Female Employees Wear Lingerie

(from - A Taiwanese lingerie company encouraged all its female office staff to go to work in their undies for the day.

The Audrey Underwear company in Taizhong city named November 21 Camisole Day to celebrate record sales.

All 500 women working in the firm's headquarters were encouraged to wear only camisoles and knickers - much to the excitement of their male colleagues.

"We have been waiting for this day all month. Today, we are super high, and don't know where to put our eyes," salesman Cai Mingda told Straits News.

More than 90% of female workers reportedly went along with the spirit of the day and worked in their underwear.

Zhang Yufeng, 32, a mother of two, admitted: "I have been on a strict diet to get ready for the day. When I was trying on my outfit at home, my husband told me I should dress like this every day."

And Liao Wenshen, 30, added: "The men were red-faced all day, and were becoming so polite to us. It's so funny!"

Huang Bihui, PR manager of the company, explained: "We introduced eight new camisoles into market and sold more than 20,000 in less than two months so we named the 21st as Camisole Day."

Employment lawyers said there was nothing illegal in the move so long as it was voluntary but it had its critics.

Wu Juanyu complained: "Some women may feel forced to join in because of peer pressure and job competition. I don't know if the company is selling underwear or women's bodies."

Texas Ghost Town Sold On eBay

(from - A small, uninhabited town in Texas has been sold on the internet auction site, eBay, to a buyer in Italy for a little over $3m (£1.45m).
The town, called Albert, is about 100km (62 miles) outside San Antonio and features a schoolhouse, a dancehall and a bar.

The town's current owner, Bobby Cave, said he was checking the identity of the buyer, to confirm the deal.

He added he had several other serious bids should the sale fall through.

Mr Cave, 47, an estate agent, said he sold the land after three-and-a-half years as he was ready to move on to his next project.

"I bought it with the intention of creating a little family camping venue where people could come out and drink and enjoy local live music," he told PA news agency.

He said the town's population consisted of himself and a groundsman at weekends.

The winning buyer will take over an icehouse created from the frame of the old general store, a pavilion, an 85-year-old dance hall, a tractor shed and a three-bedroom house, together with peach and pecan orchards.

Spirits Remain At Brandy Station

(from - The Old Graffiti House in Brandy Station is pitch-black dark.

As I sit in a chair, my back to the wall, a man named Ron walks down a central hall quietly asking questions.

"Is there anyone here?"

"Are you a soldier?"

"Are you waiting for a train to take you to Richmond or to Washington?"

"Has Gen. Lee been here?"

"Were you wounded in the Battle of Brandy Station?"

Ron's voice fades as he goes into a far room here on the first floor. His questions turn into statements of reassurance.

"We are not here to harm you," he promises the surrounding darkness.

For several minutes there is an eerie quiet, broken only by the occasional creaking of floorboards from the second story above.

Kegadoru: Strange 'Injured Idol' Fetish

(from - Japan's otaku geeks have turned their attention away from eyeglasses and maids to focus on kegadoru -- literally translated as "injured idols," who are scantily clad pretty women wrapped in bandages and wearing eye patches, according to Weekly Playboy (9/3).

"The otaku industry is now focusing on kegadoru rather than the old staples of girls wearing glasses or surgical masks," Takabo, who calls himself an otaku idol researcher, tells Weekly Playboy.

Nonoko, who works at a popular maid cafe in Tokyo's geek sanctuary Akihabara, agrees.

"Girls who get decked out in Amaloli (cute, pink or white frilly 'Lolita'-style outfits) have started covering themselves in bandages and wearing eye patches," she says. "Many of the men who come to Akihabara often compliment us on how good our bandages look, or how cute they are. For girls hanging out in Akihabara, bandages and eye patches have become a must-have fashion item."

A female cosplayer the weekly describes only as S explains the appeal of swathing herself in bindings.

"When you're covered in bandages, everybody pays attention to you and worries about you. They also provide a chance to start talking to guys, who'll ask you how you hurt yourself, so the bandages are really, really good," she tells Weekly Playboy. "One guy into the injured woman look told me that the reason he likes it is because he loves the idea of seeing a thin woman's body wrapped in bandages because it looked kind of like bondage and made him want to protect her from harm. I think those wearing the bandages get on well with the guys who want to look after them because they don't want them to get hurt."

Psychologist Yu Yuki says the new fetish for women who look like mummies probably has something to do with fans and their mommies.

"There is a common trait among the Akihabara otaku fetishes, with the poor eyesight of the girls wearing glasses, the humility of the maids who refer to every man they deal with as 'master' and now the women feigning injury but still swathed in bandages and eye patches: all these women look as though they're weak. This makes the men want to protect the women," the pshrink says. "In our age of gender equality, the number of strong-willed women has increased. Men still want to protect and look after women, though, so they seek out those who seem to be in need of help."

Porn novelist Rei Domoto has an additional interpretation.

"The white bandages wrapped around the women's bodies have a lot of therapeutic power in terms of colors. White is a symbol of chastity and virginity," Domoto tells Weekly Playboy. "These bandages are, I think, a way for women to say that they want to defend their virginity under their own power."

Poltergeist in the Warehouse

Watch the stack of lumber by the dumpster. A 2x4 first rolls, then seems to fly off the the surprise of the guy nearby. You be the judge....

Video: Fleet of Orb UFOs Over San Francisco

Video taken November 18, 2007

Video: Triangle Shaped UFO, Southern California

Statement with video: My girlfriend and I saw this UFO last night (11-13-07) while we were driving home from San Diego. We were driving up the 5 north. We saw it about 60 miles north of Bakersfield, CA and followed it for probably 30 miles. I shot about 3 or 4 minutes of pretty clear footage. I have a total of 16 minutes of footage as we chased it. I have lightened it so you can see it better in the black night sky. With our own eyes we could see the outline of the craft at times. It had red lights most of the time, but sometimes they would all shut off. The second time that it flew directly at us and over us the lights turned to a white-light blue color. This is definitely not an airplane. It flew right over us twice, about 1,000 feet above our heads and made absolutely NO sound. It just glided through the air. It shape-shifted and even expanded to the size of 4 football fields at one point. It flew side ways. At one point what looked like a comet flew out of it sideways. I didn't get that on video. I've seen lots of shooting stars and they ALWAYS come from the sky. This one flew sideways slowly. Very strange. Pretty amazing. Near the end of the footage it looked like a triangle flying sideways. We are still in shock that we got to see this thing, watch it for so long, and get it on video! I think it is extraordinary.

Arkansas Mayor Claims Abduction By Devil Worshippers

(from - The mayor of an Arkansas town resigned on Wednesday, claiming he was abducted and brainwashed by Satan worshippers nearly three decades ago.

Centerton Mayor Ken Williams said he has been living under an assumed name for nearly 30 years. He had been mayor since 2001.

Williams told authorities he was born Don LaRose and that in the mid-1970s, he was a preacher in Indiana. He said he was abducted and brainwashed into forgetting all about his life as Don LaRose. Continued...

Britney Spears Thinks Malibu Home Haunted

I've been wondering why Britney Spears has been living off and on in different hotels for several months when she has a huge home in Malibu. Well, it seems that Britney feels her mansion is haunted.

“She is totally spooked by the place. She feels terribly lonely and hears all sorts of noises that can’t be explained. The whole vibe of the house makes her nervous and maybe explains some of her erratic behavior,” a source close to Britney says.

Alexi Csato, the previous owner of the house has said: “The place is definitely haunted. My family had some extremely frightening paranormal experiences.”

“We traced the history of the place and believe the spirit of a tormented girl is trapped there.”

Look, she still has her Beverly Hills mansion, so why not crash there? In my opinion, this is just another excuse for us to feel sorry for Britney.

Man Wakes After Declared Brain Dead

(from - An Oklahoma man declared brain dead shocks everyone when he suddenly reached for the nurse who was prepping him for organ donation.

The Frederick, Oklahoma man was critically injured while riding an all terrain vehicle near the town of Davidson.

The family of Zack Dunlap is calling his story a miracle. One moment, they're saying goodbye to him. The next, they're being told he has come back to life.

As church signs urged the town of Frederick to pray for 21-year-old Zack Dunlap, his family said they received a sign from God.

Dunlap's uncle James Blackford said, "God come down and give him a miracle. I believe that with all my heart."

Zack suffered severe head injuries in the accident. Monday morning, at a Wichita Falls hospital, the highway patrol said Zack was pronounced brain dead.

Shortly after, a nurse was preparing him for organ donation when the unthinkable happened.

Oklahoma state trooper Betsy Randolph said, "During this time, while the nurse was prepping his body for organ transplant, he grabbed her arm."

Zack had come back to life. But how?

"Doctor came back down and said 'Well, I don't know what happened. But I guess it was faulty equipment on the first test. Which, it wasn't faulty equipment. God touched him," said Blackford.

Zack's next-door neighbor Roberta Klein agrees.

"I think it's the result of people praying in this town, and committing him to the Lord. And God has a purpose for him."

"He's got a long ways to go, but he's alive," Blackford said.

UFO Reported In Southeast Buenos Aires Province

(from - A group of fishermen traveling through Coronel Dorrego in the Province of Buenos Aires managed to record what appears to be a UFO. They say it flew over a lagoon near the locality of Oriente, a place where extraterrestrial activity is suspected.

The news was broadcasted by LU24 following a series of sightings that became public after two police officers came forward with a close encounter of the third kind experience involving four "little men".

This new sighting took place on Sunday (Nov.18 2007) at 3:30 a.m. when the fishermen saw "a powerful light aimed at the windshield of the vehicle" in which they traveled to the Tamariscos Lagoon, as Gustavo reported on the Tres Arroyos radio station.

The strong light was spinning over one sector of the lagoon, an activity that went on long enough for the witnesses to be able to videotape the event.

However, the quality of these images was poor due to the fact that a cellphone was used in total darkness. Furthermore, no ground references were taken for comparison purposes. "We stopped seeing that light at daybreak, which was impossible to mistake for a star or other astronomical phenomenon," explained Gustavo, who added: "You had to see it to believe it."

Woman Has Giant Hairball Removed From Stomach!

The New England Journal of Medicine is devoting part of it's Thanksgiving issue to a giant hairball...not the kind your cat throws up occasionally.

The journal details the case of a 18-year-old woman who consulted a team of gastrointestinal specialists. Her complaint consisted of a five-month history of pain and swelling in her abdomen, vomiting after eating and a 40-pound weight loss. An x-ray of the woman's abdomen revealed a large mass, doctors lowered a scope through her esophagus.

"A large bezoar occluding nearly the entire stomach," wrote Drs. Ronald M. Levy and Srinadh Komanduri, gastroenterologists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

In layman's terms, a bezoar is a hairball.

"On questioning, the patient stated that she had had a habit of eating her hair for many years -- a condition called trichophagia," they wrote.

Surgery was performed to remove the mass of dark, curly hair, which weighed 10 pounds and measured 15 inches by 7 inches by 7 inches.

A year after the procedure, the woman as regained some of the weight and no longer experiences pain.

I suppose that is until she eats enough hair to form another hairball.

The Day That Changed America

November 22, 1963: A beautiful, sunny early afternoon in Dallas, Texas is suddenly turned into the day that changed all Americans. Two bullets found the mark and the intended victim is mortally wounded. In the 44 years since that day, we still don't know the real story behind the murder of President John F. Kennedy.

It's the same with other facts to mysteries that our government has decided to hide from us. Will these servants of the people ever come clean? Is the truth so terrible that it would cause panic in the streets? Or is it simply that a disclosure would prove that our innocence really did end 44 years ago in Dallas.

Remember the final scene in the movie "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark?" A government worker is nailing up a large crate that contains the Ark of the Covenant, then wheels that crate to a forgotten spot in an endless secret warehouse never to be seen or discussed again. Another mystery that needs to be hidden away to maintain and foster a lie, all in the name of national security. I fear that scene may be closer to fact than fiction.

Cromer's Bigfoot Movie Was A Parent's Challenge

(from - Besides his name, very little about Bubba Cromer is conventional.

From becoming the first person since Reconstruction to successfully run for the state House of Representatives as an independent (he served eight years) to his latest project, the marketing of his film The Long Way Home: A Bigfoot Story, you get the feeling that Cromer relishes the challenges of embracing the absurd in life to cull its poignancy, its relevance.

Such is certainly the case with A Bigfoot Story, a 111-minute feature film that Cromer funded out of his own life savings not with an eye on future promotion but rather to settle a family score. Continued...

Breakthrough: Stem Cells Have Been Created Without Embryos

Scientists have made a startling breakthrough that allows them to "reprogram" ordinary skin cells to act like embryonic stem cells.

Stem cells are considered the body's ultimate master cell, able to become almost any other kind of cell, such as heart or lung cells. They have thus been called "pluripotent," meaning they have the ability to differentiate into other cell types. Continued...

UFO Reported Near Town Known For Strange Activity

A Battle woman believes she may have sighted a UFO over the town on Wednesday morning.

Ann Drake, from Mount Street, was looking out of her window at 6.20am when she noticed the mysterious glowing object.

She said: "My window has a clear view east over fields. I noticed this incredibly bright light just hanging there in front of the clouds.

"It was too bright and in the wrong place to be a morning star.

"I had a cup of tea and went to pull the bedroom curtains ten minutes later and it was still there, just hanging stationary. Then I noticed a red light and it accelerated away at incredible speed.

"Whatever it was could not have been that far away as it was in front of the clouds.

"I have never seen anything like that before but am keeping an open mind."

Battle is not without its strange occurrences. The town is said to be home to several ghosts and there have been a number of sightings of mysterious big cats on the battle field and at Battle Great Woods.

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