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Posted:11/17/2014 10:08:46 PM
As a friend of my would say we have no control over events we encounter but we have choice to our reactions. Such as the example its predetermined you need to eat and will get hungry but your choice to make make something at home or go out for fast food. But if you looking for the ultimate testimony of free will how about the choice of self destruction in the pursuit of pleasure, ie smoking, drugs, etc knowing all to well of the consequences they hold.

Posted:11/13/2014 8:56:14 AM
Natural disasters, criminal activities or pandemic are among several events which can cause a panic within a populace. There been a few rare incidents where the source documented to frighten the public was supernatural. In one such case, 105 years ago, the New Jersey Devil terrorized a state during what would be known as Phenomenal Week.

According to legend, the Devil was born over 250 years ago and inhabits the Pine Barrens in the New Jersey State. During the 18 and 19 century, the creature was rarely seen or encountered while very few knew or even heard of the story . Between January 16-22 all that changed as newspapers at the time reported a week of massive sightings and confrontations with the Jersey Devil throughout the state.

Beginning on Saturday January 16, 1909, the creature was first spotted flying around Woodbury, NJ and later in the day, in Bristol, PA, patrol office James Sackville shot at it with no effect. On Sunday, citizens in Burlingtion, White City and Gloucester, NJ founded unusual tracks within the snow believing made by the Devil. Over the next couple of days, sightings of creatures were reports throughout the state from cities such as Sedesboro and Gloucester,NJ. By Wednesday, as encounters with the Jersey Devil increased, accounts of it attacking household pets and live stock developed. Volunteer hunting parties formed up to find the creature which remain evasive.

By Thursday, events escalated when the Jersey Devil reported to attacked a trolley car in Haddon Heights,NJ. This resulted in Trenton and New Brunswick,NJ placing armed guard upon trolleys if the creature was to make future assaults. This day was the height of reported sightings of the Jersey Devil from many cities within state, along with a few from Pennsylvania. Even stories about poultry farms, where the creature was killing chickens, began to surface. On Friday, January, 23, 1909, as panic spread across New Jersey, several cities closed down schools, offices and business in fear of the Devil. As quickly as it began, the creature disappeared with the last official sighting made in Salem, NJ. During this period, the Philadelphia Zoo even posted a reward to anyone capturing it which was never claimed

Over 100 years had passed since that week, giving the Jersey Devil its infamy today. This is one of the few documented cases within modern times where something paranormal sparked mass panic. Many heavily debate to what was actually seen. Theories offered range from a misidentified local animal, such as a snow crane or moose bat to the supernatural, as it was a actual demon. Yet despite all that has occurred in the past, the sightings of Devil still continue on.

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Posted:11/9/2014 3:37:13 PM
Urban legends are the modern day folklore portraying society's fears, anxieties, taboos and fascinations with the unknown. A few are real, as some may even contain on an element of truth while others are mere fabrications. Once told in school yards and on city streets, urban legends now found their way onto the Internet instantly becoming known across the global. If these tales were fictional or intended hoaxes, may would accept them as true once posted. I believe this to be the case involving Sheepsquatch, as its ends the urban legend series.

Yes, we are discussing Sheepsquatch, which until about a few months ago I knew nothing about. This creature, along with Batsquatch and atmospheric beasts, I only recently became aware off. The existence of Sheepsquatch was revealed while watching a show about American legends and myths. After some time in researching, I discovered the creature was only mentioned on online articles, referenced in a few books and appeared in few paranormal shows. There were even debates about how cryptozologist were skeptical on the idea of Sheepsquatch. This left me questioning if it's just another fabrication.

In researching, the creature is described to be a mammal, about the size of a grizzle bear, covered in all white fur that is why it's also refereed as "the white thing". Sheepsquatch's head is said to be shaped like a dog, long and pointed, with a set of horns resembling those of a goat, along with saber-like teeth. The creature's front limbs and hands were reported to be raccoon like, yet larger and its tail was hairless and long. There has been conflict on how Sheepsquatch gets around, as some accounts say on all fours while others state it's bipedal. In most encounters, witnesses claim the smell of sulfur accompanies the creature.

The Sheepsquatc''s legend originates from the backwoods of West Virginia in the United States. Sightings occurred in the mid to late 1990s as claimed by trail hikers, hunters and campers. Sheepsquatch is said to be most active in the counties of Boone, Kanawha, and Cutnam. Just to note, these areas also had other reported cases of paranormal activity such as Bigfoot, Mothman, ghosts and UFOs.

While researching Sheepsquatch, prior to 2010, the only references I found were postings on the Internet along with a few footnotes in several books. After 2010, the creature's appearance on a couple of paranormal shows raised its fame along with information about it. Urban legend, cryptid, new species of hominid, alien or Bigfoot's cousin? I just don't know. There has not been any new sightings or encounters reported in the last twelve years which only has me believing "the white thing" to be more fiction then real. Yet, if anyone has new information to add here, feel free to contact me.

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Posted:11/5/2014 3:12:08 PM
As mentioned in the article, the Goatman is an urban legend. Was surprise to learn how some paranormal groups took the subject serious in investigating if the creature is a cryptid or something more.

Posted:11/5/2014 3:09:27 PM
It would be easier just post the article.

Posted:11/2/2014 9:41:29 PM
Since ancient times, there has been legends told of creatures to be half human, half animal. Such myths exist within Greek mythological portraying the harpy, the minotaur, and the satyr. The satyr is described as a mystical, woodland creature that was part human and part goat. Even today, a similar creature is said within urban legends to be roaming the backwoods of America. We introduce the Goatman of Maryland.

The Goatman is described as half man, half goat at times known to be wielding an axe. Those who believed to seen the creature say he is between six to eight feet tall, massive and aggressive if encountered. Variations of the Goatman's story can be found in Michigan, Kentucky, Texas and Maryland. In this article, we will be examining the urban myth from Maryland.

According to legend, the origin of the Goatman begins in the Agricultural Research Centre in Beltsvillia, Maryland, 50 years ago. Whether something gone terribly wrong or intentional, an experiment was conducted to infuse animal and human DNA resulting in the birth of a hybrid child. The infant grew into a half man half goat beast, but was subjected to years of testing and abuse. One day the creature had enough and killed several of the facility's personnel while escaping into the woods of Beltsvillian. Other versions to the Goatman origins mentioned were a man who became cursed, a demon accidentally summons and the Devil himself.

Over the years, several rural communities within Maryland experienced a sudden increase of missing pets along with livestock disappearing. Concerns grew as some of the animals' remains were found to have been torn or cut up. The legend of Goatman was born on a night involving a young couple having a romantic encounter while parked along the side of Fletchertown Road in Bowie, Maryland. The two lovers reported a humanoid, goat-like creature attacked their car with an axe, forcing them to drive off in fear of their lives.

Soon, sightings of the Goatman where reported across Maryland from Huntington, Bowie, Hyattsville, Glenn Dale along with some small rural communities. Stores started to emerged of the creature assaulting people, in a few cases with an axe, in their cars, or hiking trail and even in their own backyards. Some folks would make claims to meeting him face-to-face or barely escaping with an axe injury. Mysterious deaths or local disappearance were blamed on the Goatman yet no evidence to verify those accusations ever surfaced. Despite attempts to debunk the urban legend, sightings continue to this day.

Within the last decade, interest of the Goatman story has increased among paranormal investigators. Some cryptozologist theorize the creature sighted is actually a Sasquatch or some unknown species of hominid. Other researchers seek to discover if there is any supernatural connection to the creature. The latest twist to the Goatman legend involves posts made on the Internet reporting of a paranormal researcher or group to have vanished while conducting an investigation in the backwoods of Maryland.


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Posted:10/31/2014 8:29:16 AM
Will do.

Posted:10/31/2014 8:28:53 AM
Had read the image was a fake or a hoax.

Posted:10/26/2014 7:33:22 PM
Urban legends are modern myths or folklore told in today's society of stories which may or may not be true. They usually begin with " a friend of a friend" and contains an element of horror to frighten those listening to the story. Tales like the Hook, Kidney Harvest, Body in the Wall and many others have been told for decades. In a three part series, we'll be looking into the urban legends about creatures and mysteries lurking within the backwoods of American. Let us begin by introducing the Melon Heads.

Melon Heads is an urban legend about deformed beings living within the forests of Ohio, Connecticut and Michigan. They are described as small humanoids with large or bulbous heads with misshaped bodies. Anyone entering into their area of the woods could find themselves to be stalked, pranked, or even attacked. Variations of the Melon Heads could be found throughout the Midwestern states, but today we are interested in the tale from Ohio.

As the legend goes, back in the 40s or 50s, a scientist by the name of Dr. Crow ran a facility in Kirtland, Ohio in caring for orphaned or abandoned children. Over time stories emerge that the good doctor was conducted experiments on the children in studying the effects of hydrocephalus, a medical condition where excess cerebrospinal fluid builds up in the brain cavity. Dr. Crow would inject chemicals into their brains causing their craniums to grotesquely enlarge. The children were inflected with extreme side-effects of large,hairless heads, deformed bodies, mutations and become mentally unstable. The doctor nicknamed his creations Melon Heads.

After years of abuse, the children had endured enough and plotted their escape. One night, the Melon Heads broke free from their cages, killed the doctor, set the facility on fire and retreated into the surrounding woods. Legend says, the escaped children to this day still reside within the forests near Kirtland, living as feral creatures, surviving on anything they can kill. The Melon Heads has been blamed for missing pets or livestock and on occasion, for the disappearance of people. Some legends warn they will kill and cannibalize anyone who spots them.

The Melon Heads is a common urban legend told within the Midwest. There is no documented evidence to support how true this tale is, yet there are a number of reports posted on the Internet of sightings or encounters with them. If you are camping or hunting within America's backwoods this fall, keep any eye out for the Melon Heads.

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Posted:10/18/2014 11:28:43 AM
The vampire is a mystical being who survives by feeding upon human blood. This creature is an ancient legend told within many parts of the world as folklore. There has even been historical cases documented where deaths and events occurring within rural town throughout Europe were believed to be the works of a vampire. Today, those accounts are considered as the results of disease, serial killers, superstitions or just hysteria. In concluding my series on vampire lore, we will be looking into the chronicled story of Jure Grando.

Jure Grando was the first real person to be historical written as a vampire. The account was recorded in an encyclopedia set named The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola, published in 1689, written by the scientist Johann Weilhard von Valvasor. In the story, Jure Grando was a peasant who lived within a small village from Istria, which is modern day Croatia. The legend says Jure had died in 1656, but returned back as a vampire.

In continuing with his story, after his death, Jure would rise from his grave and terrorize the village for 16 years. He was witnessed roaming the streets at night knocking on doors throughout the town. Whoever's door Jure knocked upon, within several days someone died within the household. Even his widow would not be spared, as she reported her dead husband appearing in the bedroom to sexually assault her.

One night, the local priest, Father Giorgio was mentioned to confront Jure and drove him away by holding out a cross. In the legend, villagers had cornered the vampire, attempted to pierce his heart with a hawthorn stick, but failed as it bounced off his chest and the creature managed to escape. Father Giordio eventually led a group of villages to graveyard to end the vampire's reign of terror. Jure's coffin was dug up and when they opened it, the corpse was found to be perfectly preserved smiling. Another attempt to drive a hawthorn stick through the heart failed, however a villager used a saw to decapitate the vampire. The account of Jure Grando ends with peace returning to the village.

Jure Grando maybe the first historical account written involving a vampire, although many question and doubt the truth to these events. Suggestions were made Jure had faked his own death, the widow created the story to cover a love affair, a ring of thieves made use of the vampire legend or a tale created for Johann Weikhard von Valvasor to record. There are others within history once believed to be vampires, yet those are articles for another time, until then hope you enjoyed this series.



Other Sources of Information

Wright, Dudley (in English). The Book of Vampires (Second Edition ed.). Mineola, New York: Dover Publications. 2006


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