It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Outlier13
a reply to: underwerks
I cannot recall the author's name but not too long ago a cryptid researcher put together a collection of news articles from all over the world at varying times in history of reports of different cryptids. I find it implausible to believe people across the world from different cultures, races, and religions simultaneously decided to hoax stories that are nearly identical in their descriptions of appearance and actions of their respective cryptid sightings.
originally posted by: stormcell
Having some creature sunbathing on the riverside - sounds like an alligator, crocodile or Komodo dragon. There are species of snakes which can also swim in water. Komodo dragons have a strong sense of smell, so perhaps they could smell the odor of tobacco.
In an interview with The Counties, Hadroph Obore, the Nomiya Church Bishop, said that Nomiya Church was founded in 1907 by Johanna Owalo after he got a revelation from God that he should start a church in order to teach Africans.He therefore called the church 'Nomiya' which is a Luo word meaning 'being given'.
The Luo of Kenya and Tanzania even though related to other Luo groups linguistically, they are classified as the only river lake Nilotes They came from Bahr al Gazzal in Sudan and were probably the first inhabitants of Sudan.They were also the founders of Shilluk kingdom and descendants of the ancient Egyptians who were directly linked to the Kingdom of Shilluk In Bahr all Gazzal,in the land of Shilluk they were called Ororo,while among the Dinka and Nuer they were called Liel
Llao is the god of the underworld in the mythology of the Klamath Native American tribe. Llao fought a great battle with the sky god, Skell, which caused the eruption of Mount Mazama, creating Crater Lake.
For example, the story is known as "Opondo's Children" is about a man called Opondo whose wife continuously gave birth to monitor lizards instead of human babies. These lizard babies were thrown away to die because they were hideous. Once, however, the parents decided to keep such a child and he grew to adolescence.
As a teenager, this child loved to bathe alone in a river. Before swimming, he would take off his monitor skin, and while swimming he mysteriously became a normal human being. His skin was, in fact, only a superficial covering. One day a passerby saw him swimming and told his parents that he was a normal human being. Secretly, his parents went to watch him swim and discovered that he was in fact normal.
They destroyed his skin and thereafter, the boy became accepted and loved by all in his community. For this reason, Opondo and his wife deeply regretted that they had thrown away all of their many monitor children. Read more: www.everyculture.com...
In an origin tale concerning death, it is told that humans and chameleons are responsible for this calamity. Were (God) wanted to put an end to death, which strikes "young and old, boys and girls, men and women, strangers and kinsmen, and the wise and the foolish."
He requested that an offering be made to him of white fat from a goat. A chameleon was assigned to carry the offering up to the sky where Were lives. Along the way, the fat became dirty and was angrily rejected by Were. He declared that death would continue because of this insult. The chameleon became cursed by the Luo, and ever since it must always walk on all fours and take slow steps.