Saturday, January 24, 2015

Monsters in America

This infographic from The Daily Mail shows all of the reported, weird, and unaccounted for beasts across America. These creatures have been reported often enough in these areas that their existence has grown legendary status in their areas.

I have written about the "Wampus Cat" (32) before from a first-hand account given me by a driver who took me on a very long trip. I will try to dig that up and link it in here. I did not know that was its name nor did she that I recall.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Design Difficulties

We realize things look a little awkward right now the problem is that we don't know why they look awkward; we did a design trick we've used on the other blogs without issue but it isn't working so well here for whatever reason. Instead of doing the normal thing - tearing-out everything and starting over - we left what we have in-place and are still trying to isolate the situation. Some of these posts will have the new background while others will not as we implement new design features and test them out as we go to save time.

We know we said we were doing this several months ago but we also told you it was a tedious process that would take some time. We had to get our ducks in a row just to get this far without a major blowout so we hope you'll stick with us while we finalize some of these things.

We hope you like what we have so far, it's loosely based on the previous design, and hope you come back to see where this goes.

© The Weirding, 2014-2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Bell Witch and "Stonewall" Jackson

One of the things that confounds the average researcher of The Bell Witch of Tennessee is all the lore surrounding it, some of which is completely made-up. A good example is the story regarding The Bell Witch and President Andrew "Stonewall" Jackson.

As the story goes, Andrew Jackson visited the Bell family during the time of the Daemonic infestation to bear witness. Upon his arrival by carriage, the horses stopped without warning and refused to go any further despite all attempts to persuade them. This happened three times before Old Kate was said to have been heard, saying, "Alright, you may pass." In some versions of the story, The Bell Witch compliments Jackson on his persistence or any number of distinguishing traits; in others, she says he is destined for great things; and so on.

The truth is a bit more historical: Andrew Jackson got his nickname for a Civil War battle in which he lead forces defending a literal stone wall against which his enemies sent no fewer than three battalions (I do not know military numbers, so that may be incorrect) to topple, all of which failed. Jackson was even said to have pitied the men and admired their persistence.

Andrew Jackson went on to become the seventh President of the United States.

 
© The Weirding, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Good's

I have been playing The Sims3 a lot lately and I have customized my Sims' homes time and again as they progressed professionally and brought in more Simoleans (I love that game). And I need a new sofa - this one is busted in the middle  but I am thinking instead of getting a futon. Luckily, I can go to Good's Home Furnishings, whose little motto is "Century Furniture sold here." Pineville, NC is a bit of a drive though. Either way, my plans regarding that futon remain solid!

© The Weirding, 2014-2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Discovery Diversifying, Going Back to Hard Science

The new head of Discovery claims it is "more narrowly niche that it needs to be" and seeks to add more female and younger male viewers. Rich Ross also said he will be shopping for more scripted shows and documentaries.

"I don’t believe you’ll be seeing a person being eaten by a snake during my time," Ross said.
The channel took a lot of heat following a highly-publicized marketing stunt promoting a show in which a man was said to be eaten alive by an anaconda. Discovery has been criticized quite often in the past several years due to the sensationalistic nature of its programming. It has definitely strayed from its original platform.

© The Weirding, 2014-2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Did Enterovirus Paralyze Children?

Only one of over 100 children who contracted an enterovirus strain of flu has recovered while the rest remain paralyzed. According to reports, all of the paralyzed children across some 34 states, bore signs of having contacted the enterovirus D68. This enterovirus is known mostly for causing mild colds, not paralytic infections.

The children tested showed mostly oral signs of enterovirus D68 and the connection between the children's inexplicable paralysis and the cold virus are unknown at this time.

© The Weirding, 2014-2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year, 2015

First of all, Happy New Year to everyone! Sorry for the delay but I've been out of "the loop" for a minute.

I'm doing my best to get things done regarding the site update and restructuring but it's an awful lot of work. You may have noticed some changes here, as well. Unfortunately, I got sidetracked by the holidays and some personal issues so I'm just now getting back to it.

So, I'm still collecting stories I plan on bringing to you at some point, I just haven't had the opportunity to do so as of yet. I promise to get to them ASAP.

© The Weirding, 2015

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jersey Devil or UFO?

This picture is of a hanging cow carcass. It was taken in Winslow, NJ in the 1960s. Residents there believed the Jersey Devil dragged it up there. However, around this same time in several other states - including Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, and others - there was a rash of cattle mutilations. Many ranchers said they saw "black helicopters" and UFOs around those areas during the times at which these mutilations occurred.

Many researchers chalk-up the Jersey Devil to legend but there is a lot of evidence regarding spacecraft - many privately-owned, possibly piloted by races unknown

© The Weirding, 2014