Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Jersy Devil

Legend: Fact or Fiction -- you decide.
The following story was taking from the Shadowlands website.

It has haunted New Jersey and the surrounding areas for the past 260 years. It has terrorized towns and caused factories and schools to close down. Many people believe that the Jersey Devil is a legend, a mythical beast, that originated from the folklore of the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

One of the most popular legends says a Mrs. Shrouds of Leeds Point, NJ made a wish that if she ever had another child, she want it to be a devil. Her next child was born misshapen and deformed. She sheltered it in the house, so the curious couldn't see him. On stormy night, the child flapped it's arms, which turned into wings, and escaped out the chimney and was never seen by the family again.

Another story is that Burlington, NJ, also claims to be the birthplace of the Jersey Devil. In 1735, Mother Leeds was in labor on a stormy night. Gathered around her were her friends. Mother Leeds was supposedly a witch and the child's father was the devil himself. The child was born normal, but then changed form. It changed from a normal baby to a creature with hooves, a horses head, bat wings and a forked tail.

The first thing that ties the legends together is the name "Leeds". Whether the mothers name was Leeds or the birth place was Leeds Point, all of the stories include the name Leeds. Alfred Heston, the Atlantic County Historian, believes that the devil could be a Leeds or a Shrouds baby. He discovered that a Daniel Leeds opened land in Great Egg Harbor, NJ, in 1699. His family lived in Leeds Point. He also discovered a Samuel Shrouds, Sr. came to Little Egg Harbor, NJ, in 1735 and lived right across the river from the house of Mother Leeds.

In the week of January 16-23. 1909. During this week, the devil would leave his tracks all over South Jersey and Philadelphia. He was seen by over 1,000 people. This was his largest appearance ever.

The sightings and prints are the most substantial evidence that exists. Many of the theories on the Jersey Devil are based upon that evidence. Some theories can be proven invalid, while others seem to provide support for the Jersey Devil's existence.
The Jersey Devil has been seen by reliable people such as police, government officials, postmasters, businessman, and other people whose "integrity is beyond question.

Check it out for yourself, read the whole article here:

Friday, August 7, 2009

Possible UFO . . . You decide

This was e-mailed to me and I thought I would share the story.

Dozens of residents of Canada’s capital city, Ottawa Ontario and nearby Gatineau, Que., witnessed an object streak across the night sky at about 10pm local time Monday night July 27 and crash into the Ottawa River with a “thunderous boom.”

The object had lights on it and appeared to change course several times, like a small plane struggling to stay airborn, before it hit the water.

It was such a sight that emergency rescue and search crews in the area sprung into action and began searching the area using sophisticated sonars and underwater cameras to try and figure out what the object was. Even helicopters from the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) in nearby Trenton took part. On Tuesday at 1:30pm, they discovered an object about 9 meters (30 feet) below the surface, but because of currents and nearby rapids, sending divers down would be extremely dangerous since they would be instantly swept away by the currents.

The mystery? Authorities and residents have no idea what this object laying at the bottom of the river is. There are no planes missing from the area, no other aircraft like helicopters, etc. are missing. There is no derbis, no oil slick and even space agencies that were contacted said nothing disappeared from orbit.

But the fact still remains - something fell into the Ottawa River Monday night that prompted a massive co-ordinated search by local authorities and the Canadian Military. They found an object below the surface and don’t know exactly what it is.

It truly is a UFO mystery at this point.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is the famed serial killer of the White chapel (England) murders. In the year 1888 he killed at least five woman. No one has ever been arrested or tried for these murders. His victims were woman who were prostitutes. He slit their throats and mutilated their bodies. All of the murders, were committed on Saturdays or Sundays.

How did he get he name? A letter was sent to the London Central News Agency by someone claiming to be the killer and called himself Jack the Ripper. It received world wide exposure.

Here is a profile as to who he might have been:

White male
Average height
Between 20 and 40 years of age
Had medical expertise

Names places, and dates of his five victims:

Mary Ann (Polly) Nichols, murdered on Bucks' Row, Friday, August 31, 1888.
Annie Chapman, murdered at 29 Hanbury Street, Saturday, September 8, 1888.
Elizabeth Stride, murdered on Berner Street, Sunday, September 30, 1888.
Catharine Eddowes, murdered in Mitre Square, Sunday, September 30, 1888.
Mary Jane (Marie Jeanette) Kelly, murdered at Number 13 Miller's Court, Friday, November 9, 1888.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Timberidge Cemetery

Timberidge Cemetery is a few miles from the town of Catoosa, OK. It sits close to the area, know by the locals, Haunted Hallow.

The story goes like this. A young Indian boy was stopped on the road with his bike, and was hit by a car. The boy died and was buried in the cemetery. Since then, drivers have claim to see a young boy kneeling next to a bike. Some drivers have swerved to miss him and others clearly felt the car strike something. When they would pull over to the side of the road there would be no body. Some people have reported finding bloody hand prints on the fenders and damage to the front of their car.