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    Fortean Science Thread -- Bigfoot, UFOs & Strange Phenomena

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...e-explanation/

    Okay, I thought this article was interesting. A geneticist analyzed a tissue sample taken from an alleged "Yeti" which was encountered in the Himalayas and they found it was remarkably similar to an extinct species of bear which was related to the polar bear. So, it's quite possible there's an uncatalogued species of bear out there adapted to the cold mountain climates of central Asia which people have seen and mistaken for being some sort of hairy hominid.

    Neat, huh? And surprisingly plausible for news coming out of Fortean sources.

    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/local_...ys-he-captured

    You know ... as opposed to this guy who says he captured a Bigfoot in east Texas. Right. Because if you were Bigfoot, east Texas is exactly where you'd hang out.
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    Six centuries ago, the pre-Colombian natives who settled here named this region with a word which in their language means "the Mouth of Shadow". Later, the Iroquois who showed up and inexplicably slaughtered every man, woman and child renamed it "Seriously, Fuck that Place". When French explorer Jacques Marquette passed through the area he marked his map with a drawing of a brownish blob emerging from between the Devil's buttocks.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...lands-26081992

    For the past 18 months there have been no confirmed sightings of Nessie, according to the Loch's official record-keeper.
    "I don't have psychological problems." --Madrigal

    "When you write about shooting Polemarch in the head, that's more like a first-person view, like you're there looking down the sight of the gun." --Utisz

    David Wong, regarding Chicago
    Six centuries ago, the pre-Colombian natives who settled here named this region with a word which in their language means "the Mouth of Shadow". Later, the Iroquois who showed up and inexplicably slaughtered every man, woman and child renamed it "Seriously, Fuck that Place". When French explorer Jacques Marquette passed through the area he marked his map with a drawing of a brownish blob emerging from between the Devil's buttocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osito Polar View Post
    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/local_...ys-he-captured

    You know ... as opposed to this guy who says he captured a Bigfoot in east Texas. Right. Because if you were Bigfoot, east Texas is exactly where you'd hang out.
    He claims to have killed it. Because Bigfoot is definitely better off dead. It was a menace to society.

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    cute as a bug

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuranes View Post
    Elbows? How long until they have opposable thumbs

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    Here's a survey article on experiments looking for "psychokinetic" effects if you have people try to use the Force to influence the output of a random number generator.

    There seem to a number that found "very small, but statistically significant" effects.

    (It's something I found interesting from that Daniel Pinchbeck book 2012:the Return of Quetzalcoatl, which was otherwise mostly full of New Age dreck but entertaining for his amusing anecdotes about using hallucinogens.)

    http://www.ebo.de/publikationen/pk_ma.pdf
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    No history, no exposition, no anecdote or argument changes the invariant: we are all human beings, and some humans are idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Mexico View Post
    the Return of Quetzalcoatl, which was otherwise mostly full of New Age dreck but entertaining for his amusing anecdotes
    Anecdotl

    Shaved Oso or demon ? ( Elephant with bear head ? Dr. H and co-conspiirator engaged in costumed shenanigans ? What does Art Bell's ghost have to say about this ? )

    cute as a bug

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    Most shaved animals are terrifying, actually, not just bears.

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    Hairless dogs, possibly with mange, actually account for a lot of chupacabra sightings.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_4731798.html
    "I don't have psychological problems." --Madrigal

    "When you write about shooting Polemarch in the head, that's more like a first-person view, like you're there looking down the sight of the gun." --Utisz

    David Wong, regarding Chicago
    Six centuries ago, the pre-Colombian natives who settled here named this region with a word which in their language means "the Mouth of Shadow". Later, the Iroquois who showed up and inexplicably slaughtered every man, woman and child renamed it "Seriously, Fuck that Place". When French explorer Jacques Marquette passed through the area he marked his map with a drawing of a brownish blob emerging from between the Devil's buttocks.

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    http://www.biolbull.org/content/206/3/125.full

    The origin of some sea-monster myths.
    Die Logik ist keine Lehre, sondern ein Spiegelbild der Welt. Die Logik ist transcendental. - Wittgenstein

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