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The Cat With The Missing Head

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posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 12:11 AM
A little while ago i was scanning threw a thread, I belive the on about Valleyville in the governmental institutions thread. So i see this it looks interesting, but on the same page I found This, Something Much Much Much stranger.

Found along the Lynchburg Expressway by city employee Earl Swinton, what at first appeared to be the remains of another misfortuned animal soon became the surprise of Earl's life. Swinton had collected the remains of a cat which had been decapitated in an accident, but a half hour later as he was disposing of his collection for the day, Earl was shocked when he noticed that the cat's headless body was breathing. It was a slow, labored breathing, accompanied by a faint rasping sound from the cat's neck, but the cat was breathing nonetheless. Earl immediately alerted his supervisor, who contacted a nearby animal emergency center.

Before the day was out, the cat which had survived the loss of its head was the talk of the local veterinary circle. The animal center was flooded with phone calls and visitors who had to see the cat firsthand before they would believe what they were hearing. "Mags," as the cat came to be known, was nursed back to health over the next few weeks on an intravenous diet, a drinking straw to help her breathe and with a healthy supply of love and attention.

Mags was eventually adopted by an owner who remains anonymous for fear of unwanted publicity. However, the owner has allowed medical scientists to examine the animal, who have concluded that the cat was able to survive by a means in which its central nervous system assumed all autonomic functions in the absence of the brain, an uncommon occurrence in nature, but not unheard of. Mags is shown to the left in October, 2000, being held by renowned British veterinarian Kenneth Hubsteed who traveled to America to examine the cat, and who has since published a medical book on Mags, entitled "Mags the Amazing Headless Ca

And This Is Kittie

and if that picture doesnt work, then here take a look at the site. Im sure you won't be able to miss Mag's The Headless Wonder.

Now this may not be true, but i liked the whole scene about headless animal's and still being alive, if anyone else has any strange storie's or incidents please post em, its kinda worth a bit of a chuckle.

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 12:18 AM
Look closely at where the head should be.

Can anyone say "PHOTOSHOP"????

Also, the gorilla on the roof is even more obvious....You were right though--that was good for a few chuckles!

[edit on 9-10-2006 by CreeWolf]

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 12:23 AM
I knew it was a little to ridiulous to believe, but as of my other question what other kinds of species can survive without a head, or stories of it? At least with warm blooded creatures and reptiles anyways.

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 12:29 AM
Are tapeworms "warmblooded"?

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 02:02 AM
Wow! That is simply amazing. I mean... What are the chances of there being TWO headless cats out there? I am in possession of one of them.

Miss Kittles

Isn't she cute? If you're wondering, that is a space heater. The picture was taken during the winter. Well, if you want to call it winter. I wish we could have a proper winter in my part of Texas.

Do you think I could create a listing on some auction site and make a few bucks? How much would you be willing to pay for my headless cat?

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 07:17 AM
My father once told me about an article he read (don't remember where) in which someone was in the process of killing a turkey. He cut the head off as high as possible so as to leave as much neck as possible which is supposed to be good for soup because of its flavor. Somehow, the animal did not die right away. It ended up living for another 2 weeks or so with people dropping pieces of food down its neck. Wish I could remember the story better or had a source.

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 10:15 AM
Mike The Headless Chicken

More on Mike

I suppose if one wanted to be bothered, one could contact canimal care and control, or whomever it was they mentioned, and ASKED if Mags the cat was real. Something like that should live in the minds of any and all involned.
It is sad that today, anything and everything that might or could be a wonder is automatically assumed to be photoshopped.
Of course it COULD be true, but at least keep your mind open.
I do believe that it is possible.. not likely, but as you can see rom the Mike story, at least POSSIBLE.
I don't know what kind of life the cat would have though, blind, deaf, dumb, unable to taste, unable to groom itself..

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 11:34 AM
It is not physically possible to live for more than a few minutes without a head, due to respiratory issues in short term - believe me, that cat is stone dead.

And I vote Photoshop too...

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 01:26 PM
wow is that headless chicken story real?
I really can't believe that. Once you lose your head, don't you lose your ability to use your brains? That way chickens that are still alive after their heads being chopped off could only live on as braindead beings... unless their brains are somewhere else

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 01:33 PM
I've heard the chicken story many times. They're all fake of course, but the whole story started with a chicken because they CAN survive for a while without their head. You've heard the saying "running around like a chicken with it's head cut off"? Well, during butchering time, I got to see this very often and it does happen.

Someone just took that idea and ran with it (excuse the pun).

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 03:39 PM
Cockroaches (yuck) can live headless for up to 2 weeks. They eventually starve to death.

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 06:59 PM
I do believe that the Mike Story was real, and carried in many papers.
He did die chocking on something, his own phlegm I think.

But Mike was real, he was seen by MANY people and examined, and never debunked.

posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 08:03 PM
especially the bus pic - complete with Charring Cross Road and Whitehall on the destination board - both in London - amazing how busses can cross the atlantic so easily. Just a shame about the reg plate on the van behind. What is clever is the position of the driver - and making it what we brits call a left hooker - left hand drive - so whoever did this is very very good at Photoshop. Oh and for the record that type of bus is made by Metroline - not GMC.

posted on Oct, 10 2006 @ 06:23 AM

Originally posted by jbondo
Cockroaches (yuck) can live headless for up to 2 weeks. They eventually starve to death.

That's because they dont have a brain - They have a ganglion, which doesnt operate their vital systems in the same way as a brian does.

posted on Oct, 10 2006 @ 03:21 PM
Don't be sure to jump to conclusions that quickly,

Mike the headless chicken was featured in the Guiness Book Of World Records, was examined and found legitimate by the University of Utah, and even has his own annual holiday (May 17th). Respect Da Chicken

posted on Oct, 10 2006 @ 03:36 PM
I don't know about the story, but the picture is obviously edited. Notice the blur around where the cat's head would be.

I say this is fake.

posted on Oct, 11 2006 @ 07:55 PM
I believe that this is a fake, but I like to let evidence prove it one was or another.
Would any of our 'cross the pond cousins care to look for information on "renowned British veterinarian Kenneth Hubsteed" who supposedly examined the cat?
If there is the equivalent to the AVMA, it shouldn't be too difficult to find out if this gentleman exisits or not.

posted on Oct, 11 2006 @ 08:06 PM
Heh about the Chicken.

When I was young, I used to stay with my grandparents at times. They lived on a farm
So i saw alot of decapitation, so to speak. What I always found hilarious about chickens, is that... lol

After their heads are cut off, they can still move. Usually they just kick their legs, and flutter their wings for a few. But one incident was just outstanding. After the head was removed the freaking thing got up and ran around for a couple of seconds. Later that week we ate the chicken zombie

Sorry about being off topic, but to somewhat contribute, I DON'T BELIEVE IT.
Must be a hoax, try looking up this renouned veterenian or whatever.

But I believe the story about the rooter.

[edit on 11-10-2006 by sympthons_WDF]

posted on Oct, 12 2006 @ 12:29 AM
There is no doubt about the cat being "photoshop" the blur on the shirt is obvious.

But, Mike (The Headless Chicken) is a true story. The Headless Chicken was featured in 2001 on PBS The Natural History of the Chicken.

What keep the chicken alive? The chicken had its lower brain stem still intact and was feed through an eyedropper.

posted on Oct, 12 2006 @ 12:45 AM
The original story is from a spoof site. We had another thread on it here; the site owner collects some odd local history and makes up a lot of other stories (to the annoyance of the local Chamber of Commerce, who has to field the calls.)

This is a prank/spoof/joke story.

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