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Federal agency denies existance of ‘aquatic humanoids’

No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found claims the National Ocean Service. What else does one expect from the U.S. government. The federal government has never acknowledged the events of Innsmouth, Mass. in 1928.

Even the BBC is participating in the coverup.

“The ghosts of West Virginia/Are calling me home”

Blitzkid, Genus Unknown

(I considered filing this under our old ‘Vampire Dance Party’ heading, but I’m not sure how many of y’all would dance to it :-) )

The Howl of the Vampire, Chapter 2

Chapter 2

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Secrets of Central Park

Fortean Times has an excellent article on New York’s Central Park:

There is something eerie about Central Park at night, the suggestion of a ghostly mist lingering about its less well-lit corners. And there are many of those. It’s probably just car exhaust fumes, but eerie all the same.

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According to Wise, the park harbours a dangerous secret, intimated by none other than Vaux himself, if a letter apparently penned by him in September 1895 is to be believed. It mentions a secret hidden securely in the park, one which can be discovered only by deciphering the papers accompanying Vaux’s letter. According to Vaux, there are men who wished the secret to remain hidden. And being in possession of the secret, Vaux feared for his life. He didn’t have to fear for long: he died two months later. The circumstances of his death by apparent drowning in Brooklyn were never fully explained.

Dryad

Another in the series of legendary creatures, the dryad

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Community posts reward for proof of monster

From The Republican Eagle newspaper in Minnesota:

LAKE CITY — Rumors surface every few years. Ever since the historical siting on April 28, 1871, there have been stories about a monster in Lake Pepin.

The Lake City Tourism Bureau has decided to try and find out the truth. The bureau is enlisting the public’s help by offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can prove the existence of the creature living in Lake Pepin that is commonly referred to as “Pepie.”

The native Dakota people who lived along the Mississippi River were afraid to travel on Lake Pepin in birchbark canoes because of “large creatures” that would surface on the Lake and puncture the thin birchbark skin, according to tourism bureau spokesman Larry Nielson. They would only travel on the lake in the more stoutly made dugout canoes.

Nue

Continuing the folkloric monster series, the Japanese Nue had a head like a monkey, the body of a dog, the legs of a tiger and the tail of a snake, according to the wikipedia. They could transform into a cloud-like state and fly and they brought misfortune to people.

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“Taiba” by Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1852).

Nachtmahr

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“Nachtmahr” by Johann Heinrich Füssli (1802).

This painting of an alp sitting on a sleeper’s chest kicks off a folkloric monster series.

Chupacabra in Texas?

Randal Graves points out in the comments in another post this article from Associated Press:

CUERO, Texas – Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She’s been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra.

“It is one ugly creature,” Canion said, holding the head of the mammal, which has big ears, large fanged teeth and grayish-blue, mostly hairless skin.

Canion and some of her neighbors discovered the 40-pound bodies of three of the animals over four days in July outside her ranch in Cuero, 80 miles southeast of San Antonio. Canion said she saved the head of the one she found so she can get to get to the bottom of its ancestry through DNA testing and then mount it for posterity.

She suspects, as have many rural denizens over the years, that a chupacabra may have killed as many as 26 of her chickens in the past couple of years.

“I’ve seen a lot of nasty stuff. I’ve never seen anything like this,” she said.

What tipped Canion to the possibility that this was no ugly coyote, but perhaps the vampire-like beast, is that the chickens weren’t eaten or carried off — all the blood was drained from them, she said.

Explorer finds dog with 2 noses

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From the BBC:

Explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell has had close encounters with vampire bats and angry bees, but his latest brush has been with a rather odd dog.

He spotted a rare breed of Double-Nosed Andean tiger hound, which has two noses, on a recent trip to Bolivia.

The chairman of the Scientific Exploration Society said the dog, named Xingu, was “not terribly handsome”.

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Colonel Blashford-Snell first encountered a Double-Nosed Andean tiger hound called Bella in 2005 when he was carrying out reconnaissance for this year’s expedition in the area near Ojaki.

He told Radio 4′s Today programme: “While we were there, sitting by the fire one night, I saw an extraordinary-looking dog that appeared to have two noses.

“I was sober at the time, and then I remembered the story that the legendary explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett came back with in 1913 of seeing such strange dogs in the Amazon jungle.

“Nobody believed him, they laughed him out of court.”

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