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originally posted by: seattlerat
originally posted by: skunkape23
I've heard a big 'Thing in the Woods."
I would like to know what that was.
It scared the crap out of a few of us.
What did it sound like? I used to live near Mt. Ranier and on many occasions encountered elk and heard their eerie "alien" calls to each other. This is also where I witnessed UFOs, probably casing the elk.
originally posted by: IShotMyLastMuse
a reply to: PorteurDeMort
imagine waking up to that ugly face! and having to tell everyone about it too!
but for a more serious answer, i would have to say mermaids.
Not that i believe they exist, but the mythology surrounding them is incredible fascinating, there is lots to b discussed and i have been reading about them for a few years now.
Going back to Babylonia with Dagon/Oannes i love this idea of how even so long ago, at some subconscious level, we were aware of out connection to the sea, every culture no matter how far from the sea has stories of half human/half fish creatures living in lakes or rivers.
then there is the argument bout how mermaids were used by various religions as a way to symbolize the "dangers" of female sexuality and the desires of the flesh, by painting women with this dual nature, both alluring and demonic.
Speaking of paintings, mermaids were used by many painters as a way to circle around the censorship of the era, when it was said that you could not paint naked women, but being that mermaids are not real women, painters could use that loophole to their advantage.
There is a lot more to be said, but i rather not hog up a bunch of space for something most people find only marginally interesting!
originally posted by: vip867
Mine would have to be the Mongolian Death Worm.
Always loved the stories and artist pictures of this electrically charged acid spitting monster worm.
originally posted by: normipoo
I have many but living in Australia I have to go with the drop bear a super sized koala with big fangs and claws and a strong bum that can smash cars tanks e.c.t from falling high from the gum trees mainly a made up beast to put fear in the Japanese if they ever invaded in world war 2. the reason why I there my fav is when we have tourist come to our town and they are going bush we say watch out for the drop bears we tell them the story they asked have you ever seen one we say no but you know when there around as you can here them ? what do they sound like ? a cross between a lion and a gorilla . so funny has any one heard a koala mate as that's what they sound like