Tag Archive for mistaken identity

United we fall: Dr. Dao and unsubstantiated “facts”

Here’s the thing. The Internet is a gigantic flood of information with outlets and individuals vying for your attention to click on their sites over others. Those “interesting” stories, true or not, get shared, propagating some real wing-ding falsehoods. Wednesday (yesterday), when social media outrage over the United Airlines “re-accommodation” situation was going full bore,…

Parrot is too good of a mimic

Well, I can’t say I would have missed the possible mimic conclusion, but someone people just aren’t aware of other options. Here’s an interesting story… Connecticut Woman Believes Parrot is Child in Distress. When a Fairfield, Conn., woman heard a voice saying “Daddy, daddy, daddy,” from a tree, police responded to the call to find…

The case of the look-alike corpse

A very bizarre story of a dead woman wrongly identifed and buried. Pa. woman turns up alive after her own NJ funeral. Carrie Minney could have sworn the woman in the casket was her 50-year-old daughter. When Minney and the rest of Sharolyn Jackson’s family attended her viewing, funeral and burial in New Jersey on…

Gacy victim identity still in dispute

A mother refuses to accept that the body in the grave, a victim of the notorious mass murderer John Wayne Gacy, is that of her son. Preliminary DNA results cause confusion. DNA test revives mystery of killer Gacy’s Victim No. 14. Last fall, Marino obtained a court order to exhume Michael’s body and put her…

‘Black panther’ was a regular cat

Reported ‘black panther’ was a regular cat – UPI.com. A Louisiana wildlife official said a “black panther” reported near an office building outside of Covington was actually a domesticated cat. Maria Davidson, who manages the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries large carnivore program, said the feline, which was photographed Wednesday and reported to the…