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Old 09-04-2022, 07:46 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Deseret News Salt Lake City Utah Sept. 19, 1945

MIKE THE HEADLESS CHICKEN

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5891...ken-sept-1945/



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_the_Headless_Chicken
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Old 09-04-2022, 10:21 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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I think everyone is familiar with the urban legend about the hitchhiking girl ghost. There are many different versions. Here is one based on a real person.


The story

https://www.wral.com/solved-haunted-...tory/19918427/


https://original.newsbreak.com/@hunt...lydia-s-bridge




What she looked like

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...-lydia-jackson




The bridge she haunts

https://www.dangerousroads.org/north...9s-bridge.html
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Old 09-05-2022, 07:46 AM
 
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Arthur Marrin's Encounter With Hairy Creature 1893

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016/08/...ry-man/7693462





https://www.unexplained-mysteries.co...nues-to-endure
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Old 09-05-2022, 11:14 AM
 
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The Lumley Incident



Missouri Democrat Oct. 19, 1865

A STRANGE STORY- REMARKABLE DISCOVERY

https://www.missourimufon.org/1865-n...-sighting.html




https://backpackerverse.com/lumleys-ufo/
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Old 09-05-2022, 11:16 AM
 
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It is certainly entertaining reading but balderdash nonetheless. The conductor surely saw something that alarmed him, but I do not believe it was a ghost train. I have heard similar stories about ships. Some of the stories I read about ships were fascinating, though.
Does it really matter what he saw? The fact is, he saw something that caused him to suddenly brake and stop his train, and then get out and scout the tracks ahead of him. Many lives were saved, so who cares if he saw a train, a fog cloud or a mirage of some sort. This is an amazing story regardless.
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Old 09-05-2022, 11:51 AM
 
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^^^ This one sounds like a poorly composed urban legend. Firstly, what normal, sane person aims a pistol at someone who is not threatening them with some sort of physical harm? It is far more likely that the clerk would have just ignored the man until he went away.
It was nighttime, and the clerk was alone in his office. Very odd for someone to show up at that hour, and simply walk into the office (private property). Then not leave when told to. The clerk may have felt unsafe at the least, or possibly threatened.

Still, you have a point.
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Old 09-05-2022, 11:53 AM
 
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Does it really matter what he saw? The fact is, he saw something that caused him to suddenly brake and stop his train, and then get out and scout the tracks ahead of him. Many lives were saved, so who cares if he saw a train, a fog cloud or a mirage of some sort. This is an amazing story regardless.
I agree. The fact that he saw something that caused him to slam on the brakes, resulting (he later discovered) in many lives saved, is remarkable. Especially when that "something" turned out to be like a mirage. It's extraordinary.
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Old 09-05-2022, 03:22 PM
 
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Boston Newspapers 1896

NEW ENGLAND VAMPIRES

https://blog.newspapers.com/the-new-...vampire-panic/







Fish With Feet Found On Beach 1954

1954, August 11: The Canvey Island Monsters | Anomalies: the Strange & Unexplained
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Old 09-05-2022, 07:05 PM
 
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Wetzel's Earless Monster 1958

Strange Company: Newspaper Clipping of the Day








Springfield Express Feb. 5, 1892

TROLLEY GHOSTS

https://thelibrary.org/blogs/article.cfm?aid=346
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Old 09-05-2022, 08:45 PM
 
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There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of such stories gleaned from newspaper and magazine articles and chronicled by Charles Fort in:

Book of the Damned
New Lands
Lo!
Wild Talents

All together in one volume.

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Writ...s%2C152&sr=1-1
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