May 2, 2010
In search of the skunk ape Callers say they’ve seen it
Dean Poling The
“... I saw it.”
The Times received calls from readers who believe they have seen what may be a Skunk Ape in
• Between 10-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Joy was driving along Highway 37 in
— Last Friday, The Times received the phone message from the man in Brooks County who claimed “... I saw it.” Calling him back, he said earlier this spring, before the leaves returned to the trees, he was smoking a cigar on the back porch of his Brooks County home, three miles outside of Quitman. It was between 10-11 a.m., when he “saw something walk out of the woods.” He first thought it a deer but saw that it had no hind quarters. He then thought it “an idiot in a ghillie suit,” a type of camouflage clothing covered in loose strips of cloth or twine designed to look like foliage. But even then he thought something wasn’t right. He went inside his house and got a pair of binoculars. He saw a hairy humanoid, with the hair being red, fading to brown and grey. The creature was lean and at least over six-feet tall. The creature was probably about 500 yards away, too far away to smell, he said. He watched the creature for about eight minutes through the binoculars. During that time, the creature leaned on one arm against a tree, looking around. It scratched its left calf with its right foot. Then it ran away. “It didn’t walk like a human,” he said. “It’s joints don’t quite move like a human.” He said if you throw a sheet over a man or a woman, you can tell the gender by the way the person walks despite the sheet. This creature had a strange walk that did not match the movements of a human, he said. The man thinks the creature is an omnivore, an eater of meats and plants, rather than a vegetarian. A vegetarian has a bigger belly, like a cow, he said. He believes this creature stays lean from eating meat. What kind of meat? The man says he’s taking no chances. “If I go out in the woods now,” he says, “I make sure to carry something with me that goes bang.” He believes he probably isn’t the only person to see the creature. If I’m calling, there’s probably nine other people who’ve seen it who haven’t said a word to anyone,” he says, “because they don’t want people thinking they’re crazy.”
andMonsters of the Deep!
A scientific look at sea serpents Text: Darren Naish / Images: Darren Naish
Extract :As was noted by both speakers, the possibility that unknown animals might really be at the bottom of sea monster reports should at least be considered as a possibility, and indeed it is already widely thought among biologists that large marine animals (large = more than 2m long) remain to be found. Animals of exactly this sort have been found in recent years and include several new cetaceans, an oarfish species and some deep-water rays. Furthermore, cumulative discovery curves for large marine animals suggest that – while discovery rates have slowed – there are almost certainly a few such species yet to find (between 10 and 50, depending on the study).sorry not so good today so news only will write a proper blog tomorrow. Have a great crypto day everyone.