Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Werewolf Robberies

Oct 2014

In the middle of the night and just weeks before Halloween, police say an individual donning a werewolf mask robbed two stores in Prince George's County.

The suspect was assisted by an unmasked man.

The robberies were reported during the early morning hours of Oct. 5 on Allentown Road in Fort Washington and Old Branch Avenue in Clinton.

If you have any information on the werewolf or his accomplice, you're asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

University Lecturer Photographs Real Life Fairies in British Countryside

A university lecturer is claiming to have photographed fairies flying through the air in the British countryside.

John Hyatt, 53, says his series of photos which were taken over the past two years prove the tiny winged creatures do exist in the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire.

Mr Hyatt, Director of Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) at Manchester Metropolitan University insists his photos are genuine and have not been altered in any way.

John Hyatt, 53, says his series of photos which were taken over the past two years prove that they do exist in the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire

Mr Hyatt, who was a member of the Three Johns punk band in the 1980s and 1990s, says adults that have seen his photos have started to harbour ideas that they may indeed be real.

He said: 'It was a bit of a shock when I blew them up, I did a double take.
A university lecturer is claiming to have photographed these 'fairies' flying through the air in the British countryside
A university lecturer is claiming to have photographed these 'fairies' flying through the air in the British countryside
John Hyatt, 53, says his series of photos which were taken over the past two years prove that they do exist in the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire
John Hyatt, 53, says his series of photos which were taken over the past two years prove that they do exist in the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire

'I went out afterwards and took pictures of flies and gnats and they just don’t look the same.

'People can decide for themselves what they are.

'The message to people is to approach them with an open mind.

'I think it’s one of those situations where you need to believe to see.

'A lot of people who have seen them say they have brought a little bit of magic into their lives and there’s not enough of that around.'

Mr Hyatt, who lives Rawtenstall, has posted some of his images on social media and says they have attracted much debate.
Mr Hyatt insists his photos are genuine and have not been altered in any way
Mr Hyatt insists his photos are genuine and have not been altered in any way

The exhibition, called Rossendale Fairies, will be on show at The Whitaker Museum in Whitaker Park in Rossendale, throughout the spring.

Mr Hyatt said the name is a nod to the famous story of the Cottingley fairies where two schoolgirls in Bradford claimed to have photographed fairies in their garden, which they confirmed 60 years later had been faked with cardboard cut-outs.

However he admits the creatures he snapped are a long way from the characters depicted in children’s stories and hopes his pictures will change people’s perceptions of them. 'Everything gets stereotyped, whatever it is.

'But there are stranger things in life than fairies, and life grows everywhere.

In 2009, Phyllis Bacon, 55, believed she took a photo of a fairy at the bottom of her garden in New Addington, near Croydon in South London
In 2009, Phyllis Bacon, 55, believed she took a photo of a fairy at the bottom of her garden in New Addington, near Croydon in South London
'I don’t believe they are just smaller versions of us and go home and have a cup of tea at the end of the day.

'And one is suggesting they have any special powers.

'From my experience they were just enjoying themselves and there was a little dance in the sunlight going on.

'They are just beautiful pictures and beauty can make people believe.'

In 2009, Phyllis Bacon, 55, believed she took a photo of a fairy at the bottom of her garden in New Addington, near Croydon in South London. - Dailymail . co . uk

Monday, December 1, 2014

New Picture of the Loch Ness Monster

Nov 07, 2014 13:19 By Gareth Roberts, Katrina Tweedie

Jonathan Bright believes the photo show the "monstrous head" of the creature that has set tongues wagging for 80 years
Mysterious picture taken at Loch Ness
Another fine Ness: Does this picture show the head of the Loch Ness Monster?

A photographer has revealed a snap he believes shows the "monstrous head" of the Loch Ness Monster.

Jonathan Bright travelled from his home in Greece to speak at a Paranormal Festival in Scotland about his brush with the infamous creature of the deep.

And after the event in Stirling he returned to the 22 square-mile water in the hope of a second 'sighting'.

Snapper Jonathan only discovered the beastly swimmer's photo-bomb months after his trip to the Highlands.

The photographer wrote on his blog: "The first time that I had noticed the 'object' (or maybe I should say 'head', at least as I interpret the image) was actually several months after my return from that trip and the initial review of my photos."
Mysterious picture taken at Loch Ness
Spot the difference: A snap of the 'beast' and a sketch by Jonathan Bright

Many online enthusiasts believe Jonathan's snap is the real deal while others have dismissed it as simply a wave or possible photo manipulation.

Jonathan has argued at length against both alternative interpretations.

And he told ScotlandNow: "My travels for exploring legends and investigating mysterious phenomena have taken me to various places in Europe, but nowhere else have I felt so enchanted and connected with the place as at the mysterious Loch Ness.

"It was only a brief trip in the Highlands, but on the day that I was actually cruising the Loch, my infrared camera had captured a picture that, in my opinion, proves that the ‘monster’ is much more than a tall tale.

Nessie down the years – famous sightings of the Loch Ness Monster "Of course, a picture alone will never be able to stand out as unambiguous evidence, let alone provide adequate answers to all of our questions on the exact nature of the phenomenon that we call Nessie.

"Whatever is the truth, there is no denying that Nessie will continue to intrigue the world for years to come."

A monk was the first person who claimed to have seen Nessie in the seventh century.

The first photograph was taken in 1933 but the scientific community has never confirmed the Loch Ness monster's existence. - Mirror . Co . UK

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Crews in Chicago Have Been Pulling Zombies Out Of Lake Michigan

November 2014 - Halloween may long be over, but that hasn't stopped zombies from haunting Lake Michigan in Chicago. The dearly undead has been floating about since the unfortunate mishap on Halloween night.

Giving the citizens a true taste of the scary holiday, Chicago braved heavy winds that resulted in causing record high 21-foot waves in some parts of the lakeshore and flooding nearby areas on Halloween.

Owing to Lake Michigan spilling into the adjacent Lakeshore Drive and huge swaths of Chicago's beaches disappearing beneath the waves in what is dubbed as the "Halloween Howler", the city officials even had to close down part of the Lake Michigan and adjacent Lake Shore Drive in the afternoon.

A floating haunted house on the Navy Pier, however, could not be saved from sinking. While over 50 zombies have been pulled out over the course of the week, rescue crews are still hard at work.

Owner of the zombie containment, John LaFlamboy told WGN as he watched divers pull out the 10 large containers that made up the thousand-dollar haunted house, "It's an unbelievable amount of effort that went into it with, painters, prop-builders, costume makers, artists of all variety put their.. life into this thing... So to watch it sink was very heartbreaking for a lot of us."

The high winds and waves "battered it, and battered it until she couldn't take it anymore," says a disheartened LaFlamboy.

After the drowning of the floating haunted house, officials closed down other attractions as well, including the Ferris wheel, Grand Ballroom and East End Plaza.

"It's easily one of the craziest things I have ever seen," says Teila Halpin, who helped build the floating haunted house, as she watched the zombies get pulled out of Lake Michigan by the rescue workers in awe. "Watching them pull it out and just the state that they're all in, its mind boggling the destructive power of nature, and of water," Haplin relates. However, she promises that the "zombie containment will rise again." - International Business Times

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Lake Park man arrested after confronting girlfriend for 'casting spells'

A Lake Park man was charged with assault on Tuesday after he admitted to confronting his girlfriend over the possibility of her trying to "cast a spell on him."

Rubin Leonard Hugee, 29, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. He is facing charges of aggravated assault and battery.

 Lake Park man arrested after confronting girlfriend for 'casting spells' photo Rubin Leonard Hugee Riviera Beach Police officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West 5th Street on Tuesday where they found Hugee and his girlfriend of seven years standing in the yard of a home. The girlfriend was holding her hands to her face and crying, according to the probable cause affidavit. 

The 28-year-old woman, whose name is withheld in the affidavit, told officers she had gone to her godmother's house seeking relationship advice when Hugee showed up and began to argue. She said that Hugee grabbed her by her hair, grabbed a knife and pulled her to the front door.

 The woman's godmother told officers that while Hugee held the knife, he was saying that "he was going to kill" his girlfriend, according to the affidavit. After he was taken into custody, Hugee said his girlfriend's godmother is a "Root Lady" and that he went to her home because of the possibility that his girlfriend was trying to "cast a spell on him," the affidavit stated. He admitted to getting into an argument and grabbing his girlfriend, but denies ever holding knife and threatening her with it.  -Palm Beach Post

Friday, November 28, 2014

Zombie Robs Pizza Shop in Lancaster County

5:32 PM EST Nov 04, 2014 LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. —

Police in Lancaster County are looking for a man who robbed a pizza shop at gunpoint while wearing a zombie mask.

East Lampeter Township police say the suspect entered the the Little Caesars on the 1600 block of Route 462 on Sunday night.

Police say the suspect got away with some cash and ran off.

No one was hurt. -WGAL

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Werewolf Robs Franklin Home

FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) — Police in Franklin are looking for a masked man who they say broke into a local home early Friday morning.

Franklin City Police officers responded to the 1700 block of Traditions Court around 1 a.m. to investigate a robbery that had just happened.

The victim told police the front door was kicked open and that they were confronted by the suspect in a bedroom. Police say the suspect made threats to the victim and demanded their purse and phone.

The suspect — described as a man, approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall, with a stocky build — was wearing all black and a werewolf mask. Police say the man took off on foot.

Police and K-9 officers searched the area but didn’t find anyone.

If you have information call Detective Adam Joseph at 317-346-1145.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Chupacabara in La Vina

09/11/2014 - The Tolaba family reported to the police that "the cat", or whatever, eight animals were devoured. The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.

Residents of La Vina on Wednesday were surprised upon learning that the popular " chupacabras "had destroyed his village. "The chupacabras they went through the Vineyard," they said at the scene.

At dawn on Tuesday, the predator could not yet be identified (believe it is a cat) came down from the hills to devour eight animals.

The town of La Vine is head of the eponymous department and is located about 88 kilometers from the capital of Salta. They live Tolaba several years ago, the family to which the chupacabras snatched their cattle. The vintners quickly learned what happened elsewhere in the province and began taking the necessary steps to care for their animals.
So stay after being attacked animals. 
He told the owner of the cattle when they rose early on Wednesday, he met with eight of their animals dead, four goats and four male goats. Desperate and not knowing what had happened, alerted the police. As has happened in such cases, the marks and wounds of the dead animals are similar and in the same place.

Immediately the people began the discussion of what might have caused the killing. What is the chupacabra ?, was the dominant question. Is a ucumar, a puma or a jaguar? And so did the mythological idea that might be, "why not," said some, a Uturunco. The only certainty there so far in this type of situation is something or someone killed eight animals in the Vineyard. Saving the deaths, the same happened in Coronel Cornejo, where they found about 40 goats dead, and in the town of Palomitas were fifteen.

Locals and people he knows are sure that the various facts that occur in the area due to the burning of grasslands on the hills. "When this happens, usually the cats that roam far from the town, in the hills, they decide to go down and the first thing first make attacking livestock priority"said Aldo, a villager. A theory of so many people know and northern disseminates. However, so far neither the same police could identify living things or attacking. Without knowing exactly what is science, you have to keep pointing out that the chupacabra appeared again, this time on the Vineyard. - El Tribuno

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Zombie Breaks into Home Bites Woman in the Face Says 'Just a Game'

September 08, 2014 at 10:21 PM, COOS BAY, Ore. —

Authorities in Oregon say a woman has been arrested after breaking in to a house, pushing a woman down the stairs, pulling her hair, biting her on the face and telling her victim she was playing "the zombie game."

Coos County sheriff's Sgt. Pat Downing says Jessica Rocha broke into the home in coastal city of Lakeside early Monday. He says she was drunk and likely high.

Downing says there is no definite explanation for the zombie reference. He says Rocha had property with a sticker that referenced a video game featuring zombies. Deputies also speculate she may have been influenced by a scarecrow contest in the area.

She is held on $77,500 bail and faces arraignment Monday on multiple charges, including assault. There is no immediate record that she has a lawyer. -APNews 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Drunken Zombie Santa Wakes Kids Home Alone

An intoxicated stranger dressed as a zombie Santa Claus terrified two teenagers when he entered their St. Paul home over the weekend.
A 14-year-old boy fled from the Macalester-Groveland house to get help and his 16-year-old sister locked herself
in a bathroom, said a neighbor, Margaret Marrinan, who is also a Ramsey County judge.

"This guy ought to be examining his conscience ... for what he did to those kids," she said.

The children were scared but are fine now, Tom Sullivan, their father, said Monday.

"The police did a nice job of calming them down and explaining the individual meant no harm," he said.

"Fortunately, it had a happy ending, and no one will ever think of Santa the same way. If you're going to have a break-in, this is the best kind -- someone who means no harm and was looking for a place to sleep."

Police cited a man who is a University of St. Thomas senior for trespassing. The university is about six blocks from the site of Saturday's incident. A police report didn't say where the man was coming from.

A Zombie Pub Crawl started in Minneapolis at 4 p.m. that day. Saturday was also homecoming at St. Thomas, though there was no zombie theme, a university spokesman said.

Officers were called to a home in the area of Sargent and Cretin avenues at 9:45 p.m. Saturday. They were told that a man had entered the residence wearing a Santa suit and looking like a zombie, said Sgt. Paul Paulos, a St. Paul police spokesman.

The man had vomited and didn't know where he was when police woke him up, Paulos said.

Police cited Brock Quinn Johnson of Roseville for trespassing and took him to the detoxification center, Paulos said. Johnson declined to comment Monday.

Marrinan was home Saturday night when she and her husband heard loud yelling coming from outside. It was a 14-year-old boy who lives on the block, and she said that "he was just beside himself," yelling, "Help!"

"What had happened was so sudden and so unexpected, I think he was sort of in a state of shock," Marrinan said. "I've never heard yelling that loud. I couldn't believe he had the lung power to shout as loudly as he did."

When Marrinan and her husband went to the door, the boy told them, "This guy came into our house, he's dressed like Santa and he has a zombie head," Marrinan said. She said they had the reaction of, "What? Say that again?"
The boy had already called 911 from a cellphone. "This kid is really a together kind of kid who did exactly what he should do," Marrinan said, adding that he was on the verge of hysterics because of concern for his sister.
Sullivan and his wife had been out in the neighborhood and the door to the home was closed, but not locked, he said. The boy was washing dishes when he heard the door open.

"He comes to say 'Hi' to his parents and here's Santa the zombie," Marrinan said. "He freaked out, yelled to his sister, and ran out the back of the house."

The girl locked herself in a bathroom with a cellphone and called her parents, who quickly returned to the house, Marrinan said.

Marrinan said she saw the man when he was brought to a squad car and the boy's description was right -- he was dressed like Santa and looked like a zombie. He wasn't wearing a mask, and Marrinan suspected that makeup caused the zombie effect.

Sullivan and Marrinan said their block, south of St. Thomas, is normally quiet.

The university recently apologized for "noise, disruption and negativity that some neighbors immediately north and east of campus experienced" on the weekend of the football game against St. John's University.

"UST has fielded a number of complaints, a handful of kudos and the beginnings of some real engagement -- among offices on campus and with neighbors -- in working together on solutions to the problems of noise, rowdy partying and public drunkenness," the university emailed neighbors and posted on its website Oct. 2.

The university noted that neighbors to the south and west of campus reported "their weekend generally was quieter than in years past" and that "the vast majority of our students are studious, law-abiding and, yes, fun-loving young people who know how to have a good time without disrespecting others' rights." -Twin

Sunday, November 23, 2014

175lb Tiger-like Cat Beast Loose in Paris


Paw print found as search continues for 'tiger' on prowl near Paris

Soldiers called in to help hunt for the Disneyland Paris "tiger", with fresh paw prints spotted after beast apparently crossed a major highway and slinked past a a petrol station

Police hunt for tiger on the loose near Paris

Police and soldiers hunting for a large cat believed to be on the loose near Paris have shut down a motorway service station after the beast was spotted there a day after it was first seen near the Disneyland theme park.

Motorists were warned to be extra vigilant on the busy A4 motorway after a driver first spotted what he described as a “wandering animal” before dawn on Friday at the service station.

Paw prints believed were later found on the grounds of the service station. However, the National Office for Hunting and Wildlife said it is not a tiger but some other sort of (as yet unidentified) feline. They base their statement on analysis of its paw prints.

The threat level appeared to be downgraded on Friday, with the local director of public safety, Chantal Baccanini, saying there was "no danger for the general population".

"It's between a domestic cat and a bigger feline," said Eric Hansen from the national hunting office ONCFS.

For this reason, the searches were being reduced to just a "security team" looking for the animal in the urban area of Montevrain, next to the Disneyland Paris theme park.

Local authorities had earlier warned inhabitants of a nearby village not to walk in the streets and advised joggers not to use the nearby forest.

The animal would have had to cross the motorway about six miles from the village of Montévrain where it was first seen next to a supermarket car park on Thursday morning.

“Traces of the animal were spotted in the service station grounds in Ferrières-en-Brie … The Total petrol station has been shut,” police said in a statement. The story has gripped France with wall-to-wall coverage on rolling news channels and local Le Parisien newspaper splashing the animal on its front page with the headline: "The unbelievable tiger alert."

Police armed with tranquilliser guns were brought in on Thursday to track the animal, and a dozen soldiers from a nearby army base later joined the hunt for the fearsome beast which was also being tracked from above by a helicopter equipped with thermal imaging.

A dog trained in tracking bears and large game was also helping with the hunt. Police said they would try to sedate the animal once they find it but said they might have to shoot it dead if it presented a threat.

Police in Montrévain, 25 miles east of Paris, right next to the popular Disneyland Paris theme park, stood guard at the four local schools on Friday, as well as at another in the nearby town of Chessy, in case the beast was still in the area.

Jean-François Ameur, told his 12-year-old son to “be careful” as he dropped him off at school in Montrévain.

“It’s still on the loose and it hasn’t eaten. So yes, I am worried,” he said, adding that he like most other parents were making sure their children would not have to walk to or from school.

Tiger expert Gilbert Edelstein, from the Pinder circus, said the best response to coming face-to-face with the stripy beast, thought to weigh around 155 pounds, was to "scream as loud as possible."

"Even better, scream in German. The guttural sounds could scare him away," he told AFP news agency.

What is the beast on the prowl in France?

Authorities were still scratching their heads as to where the feline could have come from.

Locals said that the "tiger" could have escaped from a circus which was in the town the previous week. But the mayor of Montévrain ruled that out. "The circus has been gone since Saturday, and during a health check carried out before the gendarmes did not see any tigers present," said a spokesman for the mayor's office.

Another theory was that it could have escaped from the Parc des Felins, a big cat sanctuary 20 miles from Montévrain. But a spokesman at the sanctuary said they were not aware of any missing animals. - Telegraph . co . uk


(CNN) -- The big cat spotted in the woods east of Paris isn't a tiger after all, French authorities said Friday, citing analysis of the beast's tracks.

Just what kind of feline the French are dealing with remains a bit of a mystery, so police in the Seine-et-Marne department cautioned residents to continue to take care when walking and to avoid wooded areas.

But an official with the National Board of Wildlife and Hunting, Eric Hansen, told CNN affiliate BFM that the cat, whatever it is, poses no danger to people. Witnesses first reported the feline Thursday in an area not from Disneyland Paris. Park visitors weren't in any danger, a spokeswoman said.

Police and other officials armed with dart guns hunted the cat all day Thursday without success.

Many French didn't seem to be seriously worried.

"I think it's more afraid than dangerous," Caroline Dos Santos said Friday.

"For me, I think it's a joke," Jenny Bel Air said.

But Khalil Mabrouk had a plan.

"If I saw the tiger in the street, I would run away," he said. "Really."

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Zombie Resurrected from Jail for Second DWI

GATES, N.Y. – A woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party, police say.

Police in the town of Gates tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that Catherine Butler, 26, of Rochester, was arrested around 2 a.m. Oct. 25 when an officer spotted her driving without her headlights on.

She was taken to the police department, where a friend picked her up. Officials say she got back in her car and was stopped again around 5 a.m. driving on the same road and still in her zombie costume and makeup. Her police mug shot shows her wearing fake blood and cuts on her face. - Des Moines Register

Friday, February 7, 2014

Flying Dead

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Zombie bees discovered in Vermont

Posted: Feb 05, 2014 6:11 PM CSTUpdated: Feb 05, 2014 6:11 PM CST

A Vermont beekeeper noticed his bees acting strangely and sent them out for testing. (Source: WPTZ/NBC)A Vermont beekeeper noticed his bees acting strangely and sent them out for testing. (Source: WPTZ/NBC)

A parasitic fly lays eggs in the honeybees stomach, which causes the strange behavior. (Source: WPTZ/NBC)A parasitic fly lays eggs in the honeybees stomach, which causes the strange behavior. (Source: WPTZ/NBC)
(WPTZ/NBC) – Call them the "flying dead," but Anthony Cantrell's zombie bees are no joke for the Vermont beekeeping industry.
Cantrell, a Burlington beekeeper, said he noticed about 30 of his bees acting strangely in October. He sent them away for testing after discovering a program called ZomBee Watch. The results were positive -- the first batch of ZomBees discovered in New England.
Vermont's state entomologist, Alan Graham, said he couldn't believe it.
"I hadn't even heard of the term zombie bees," said Graham, who works for Vermont's Agency of Agriculture.
Zombie bees are created by a parasitic fly that lays eggs in the honeybee's stomach.
"The eggs would hatch and the parasites would grow in the abdomen,and it triggers a behavior in the honeybee which is very unusual that makes the honeybee decide that it wants to fly at night," said Graham.
The infected bees also move erratically.

Saturday, February 1, 2014