“Sea Monster” Sighting! Rare Oarfish Captured on Video

Oarfish are an extremely rare species that almost never seen alive, preferring to live in very deep ocean waters. These red-crested beauties can grow up to a length of 36 feet and look more like snakes than fish, leading scientists to believe that oarfish sightings may have been responsible for sea serpent reports of the past.

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I can’t imagine why. 

Oarfish are usually very shy, so tourists in Mexico were recently surprised when a couple of uncharacteristically outgoing specimens showed up in shallow waters near the Sea of Cortes, apparently looking to party.

“Okay, okay… you don’t date fish. Geez, I can take a hint.”

 


Update on “For Sale: Totally Not Haunted”

Update on “For Sale: Totally Not Haunted”.


Update on “For Sale: Totally Not Haunted”

Thanks to intrepid reader EMB216, we have an update on the  most hilarious, and possibly creepiest real estate meme on the Internet - Abandoned 123-Year-Old School for Sale:

Seems Legit, Part 2

That ominous, in-no-way-a-portal-to-a-torturous-hell dimension/building is what remains of the Bennett College for women, which was founded in 1893 in Millbrook, NY, and quickly fell into ruin when it was shut down in 1978. Here’s a before-and-after shot of the building, which appears to have been very lovely — right up until wailing child ghosts moved in.

For Sale Totally Not Haunted Update

Many thanks to EMB216 for the background info! :-)


Know Your Cryptids: The Snallygaster

Half-bird, half-reptile, the giant snallygaster has been terrorizing people in Maryland since the 1700s. It supposedly swoops down on its prey and flies away with them clutched in its metallic claws. Some versions of the snallygaster even report the beast sporting tentacles — all the better to snatch you with.

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Why does it always have to be tentacles?

First reported by German settlers in 1735, the monster was originally called the “schnelle geist” – German for “fast ghost.” This later became bastardized to snallygaster, because — let’s face it – that’s just more fun to say. In it heyday, the snallygaster was pretty famous. Not Bigfoot-famous (it wishes!) but famous enough for Teddy Roosevelt to have a go at hunting it. At least according to the shady yellow journalism-style papers popular at the time. 

Snallygaster Newspaper Hoax

Shotguns were were not a great idea, Willie later realized, as he scraped Merle’s charcoaled remains into a tote sack. 

 

 

 

 


NBA Players Freaked Out By Ghost Baby

Jeff Ayres and Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs were unnerved by ghostly noises during a recent stay at California’s Claremont Resort while in Los Angeles to play the Golden State Warriors.

“It was the creepiest thing. I heard a couple of other guys heard babies in the hallway… I really heard voices and a baby in the room, and there wasn’t anybody in there. It was crazy,” said Ayres.

Duncan backed up the spooky story. “I heard a baby in his room…. I definitely heard something. It wasn’t creepy, because I assumed it was really somebody in the room, and they gave him the wrong room. But when they told me the story the next day about calling up there and no one in the room, it’s at that point you get chills,’ he said. “There was a baby there, absolutely.”

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Ghosts babies are the worst. They never stop boo-hooing. 

 

Special thanks to FOB Jennifer Malone for sending this one in! :-)


Quote of the Day: Be Yourself

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote
The second greatest accomplishment? Apparently being some kind of super-flamboyant blue unicorn/zebra/Clydesdale creature.


Vanishing Planes Mapped Since 1948

In light of missing Malaysian Flight MH370, HuffPo has posted an interesting map of all the large plane that have vanished since the turn of last century. (For a laugh, click here to see how noted aviation scholar and non-drug-burnout Courtney Love solved the mystery using Google Earth and PaintShop Pro.) o-MISSING-PLANES-INFOGRAPHIC-900

How do you get Donald Trump’s plane on here? 

I would also like to welcome the blog’s newest member – Jamie. Thank you for signing up! :-)


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