The Strange remains the same for 07 March 2014

“Gitchy, gitchy, Ooh la la
Da doo ron ron, You won’t get far.” – QOTSA

Newspaper psychic accused of swindling £11k worth of benefits while raking in thousands from events across country – Daily Record.

Coelacanth Tagging Study Success | SANBI.

Police say it’s safe to ignore that email on mall abductions | The Columbus Dispatch

Experiments at Rutgers lend credence to existence of ‘earthquake lights’ – The Washington Post.

BBC News – Missing cat Jesse returns to owners after eight years.

US TV series ‘Grimm’ features scariest monster yet–the ‘Aswang’ | Inquirer Entertainment.

Documentary: Aswang

Measles Outbreak in Manhattan, the Bronx; 16 Cases Reported | NBC New York.

Absurd Creature of the Week: The 28-Foot Sea Monster That Can Survive Being Cut in Half – Wired Science.

Our very own Loch Ness Monster on the River Shannon – IrishCentral.com.

Destination America to Premiere Second Season of MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, 4/4 – BWWTVWorld.

Despicable story of animal suffering. Thanks traditional Chinese medicine! You suck.

South African rhino finally put down after roaming Kruger park for days with horn hacked off and bullet in brain – Africa – World – The Independent.

  7 comments for “The Strange remains the same for 07 March 2014

  1. Chris Howard
    March 8, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Wow! I had never heard of the Aswang, before.

    That really is a terrifying monster, and the mythology/lore surrounding it is pretty fascinating!

  2. JC
    March 8, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    My Significant Other is from the Philippines. We watched Grimm last night (Friday). She was thrilled to see an interpretation of this folkloric creature she had been told about as a child. She was equally as excited to translate the Tagalog spoken by the characters in to English, despite the subtitles. She explained the various stories from different regions of the Philippines regarding the Aswang. The creature depicted does not exist. However, I was happy it triggered my Significant Other to reminisce about her childhood. The creature’s tongue is long enough that it would be able to eat buffet servings without leaving the table!
    agent j

  3. RayG
    March 8, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Mountain Monsters is back? AWESOME- funniest show on TV. It took over as the funniest from “Ghost Cops” from a few years ago.

    • Chris Howard
      March 8, 2014 at 11:34 PM

      There’s, seriously, a show called “Ghost Cops”?

  4. Chris Howard
    March 10, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Just read the paranormal show listings, and holy crap there are a lot of these shows out there!

    I read one title three times “Unsolved Miseries” before I realized that it was actually “Unsolved Mysteries.”

    I miss the midnight horror show hosts that started popping up around the time that Universal released its monster films to TV, and the subsequent genre they created.

    At least Joe Bob Briggs, and Elvira did this stuff with a sense of humor, and understood that it was all in good fun, nothing serious.

    I guess it’s the gravity that these “paranormal” shows attach to themselves that somehow rubs me the wrong way.

    It’s like they’re trying to be this very important thing, when they don’t realize that they serve the same purpose as MST3K, namely entertainment.

    Oh well, wutcha gonna do? In the immortal words of Ghoulardi “Stay cool Knif!” ;-)

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