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The figure is believed to be that of a stylised running horse although a review of the original head structure and curvature of the legs has caused some researchers to suggest that it actually a represents a large cat from the lion or leopard family.
originally posted by: MConnalley
I think all of America fears the windowless white Vans and white trucks, both associated with a crazed kidnapper. sometimes the color changes from white to red, but its everywhere in America.
originally posted by: LoneCloudHopper2
I grew up in Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada. We had many ghost stories. Everyone either believed in ghosts or went along with it. This was a fishing community where many people had died at sea. I had several of my own experiences, from obvious ghosts to weird 'people' who may have been. I went on many solitary nature walks and hikes. I occassionally encountered lone people I did not recognize. They would avoid eye contact and not talk (which would make them odd in a rural community, where you tend to recognize people.) They would then walk through the woods and disappear, sonetimes through deep muddy water (while only wearing sneakers or shoes!) I don't recall them ever making a sound when they did this.
Kids would also do the Bloody Mary ritual in the mirror, which really unnerved me, as a spirirtual kid.
My parents bought a house on a hill which older locals called Mount Pisgah (a biblical reference.) Sadly, we never found out why. A lack of curiocity? It had a history of bizarre paranormal occurances, several of which we experienced: like foreign accents and conversations we could not discern coming from the nearby woods on our property, as if just out of sight. When we'd investigate, we'd find no sign of anyone. Sometimes, late at night, we'd hear foreign voices celebrating (Natives or Gyptsies.) There would be a light show over the trees, as if either by unseen fireworks or a strange lightning effect. I encountered many bizarre things there which I've written threads about. It gets real disturbing.
Can't think of much else original which folks talked about, outside ghosts and UFO sightings. I once saw a 'bigfoot' and I believe others saw them too, but this was kept more quiet than a UFO sighting. But in hindsight, the one I saw acted exactly like the weird loners I mentioned above. Perhaps it was all illusions, but cast by who, or what? It's fascenating to be sure.
Since the early 1960’s legend has it that a grotesque creature know as the “Selbyville Swamp Monster” lurks in the murky terrain of the Great Cypress Swamp in Selbyville, Delaware. Whether you believe in the legends or not, there may be a more obvious explanation to the fabled tale. Over 40 years ago Ralph Grapperhaus, the appreciated editor of the Delmarva News willingly admitted to creating the hoax, producing the story of a monster that inhabited the Great Cypress Swamp. He even went so far as to have a friend dress up and play the role of the yeti-like creature. The costume was made by the actor, Fred Stevens, using his Aunt Dorothy’s old raccoon hat, a scary mask, and club. Stevens would hide in the shallows of the woods then jump out at passing cars on Route 54. A local legend soon unfolded...
"Oddly residents continued to report sightings of a monster even after Stevens ceased the charade. Even stranger is the fact that Stevens hasn’t played the “Selbyville Swamp Monster” since 1964, lending many to still believe that a creature rambles the woods of the “Great Cypress Swamp.”
Turku, as a town, was never founded. The Pope first mentioned the town Aboa in his Bulla in 1229 and the year is now used as the foundation year of the city.