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I loves me some Sabbath. I’m probably of a slightly different vint-age than most of Black Sabbath’s original fans. I was high-school aged, cleaning out a rental property previously occupied by some lesbian hard-core “punk” chics and they’d left behind a copy of We Sold Our Soul For Rock n Roll - one side (b-side) of the record was completely melted but the other played fine so I started listening and was amazed. Before then I’d had this image of BS as “satanic” like all the fundamentalists had said. But I f***in loved it! Ozzy’s always had such a great freakin voice.
While, searching for Fiesta Sniper news I just found this… hat tip to Blabbermouth.
Ozzy Osborne returns to San Antonio — on a Fiesta medal (Video)
by Mayra Moreno / KENS 5 / Bio | Email | Follow: @mayramorenokens
Posted on April 26, 2013 at 11:46 AM / Updated yesterday at 1:16 PM
- Officials: Intoxicated El Paso man pulls an ‘Ozzy’ at Alamo
- ‘Urine trouble’: Alamo curators scramble to clean costly stain
SAN ANTONIO — Ozzy Osborne is back in the Alamo City.
He’s not here in person, but on a Fiesta medal.
Artpace, a local non-profit dedicated to the advancement of contemporary art, featured the rocker on its first ever Fiesta medal.
“We sold out in 48 hours online,” said Artpace executive director Amanda Cruz.
The medal was designed by artist Jim Mendiola and Ruben Ortiz-Torres, reflecting a project from 2001. It pictures Ozzy as a bat, with an upside down Alamo serving as each wing.
Ozzy has a well-known history in San Antonio — particularly at the Alamo. He was supposedly banned from ever performing in San Antonio after he was arrested in 1982 for urinating on the Alamo. It’s a sore subject to some proud Texans, but also a quirky mishap that earned San Antonio another mention in rock and roll history.
“It’s all in good fun,” Cruz said.
“It would be a fun conversation starter,” said Michael Helms, who was shown the medal at the NIOSA celebration on Thursday afternoon.
Not everyone agreed. One Fiesta-goer said, “Hell no, I would not wear it.”
Sarah Reveley described Ozzy as “a rock singer who is still a drug addict.”
There are definitely some creepier elements to this social-clique phenomenon of which I was unaware. You’ll have to read pretty deep down into this article to get to the severed dog’s head portion of the story. Yikes!
Despite her protestations, the San Antonio police got a warrant to search the home of Blackheart and her mother, Lisa Rodriguez.
The officers discovered that Blackheart’s bedroom walls were slathered with a reddish substance, which they believe to be blood. But her mother claimed that this was merely the result of a ketchup fight: “When they saw her room, they had to call every single cop to her room. The spots on the wall, they thought it was blood. It’s ketchup. The kids had a fight. They’re teenagers.”
In her room the police noted that the walls were adorned with posters of wolves and anime characters. They also discovered a refrigerator full of blood. Blackheart’s mother explained: “Wolfie does have a bloody refrigerator, but they’re all dead animals.”
Meanwhile … Flashback to a Flashback …
- #OccupyAustin 10/06/11 – Photo Gallery from PsiOp-Radio
Occupy Austin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp34plZtsbk
PsiOp TV: Occupy Austin Day One 10/6/11 #OccupyAustin (Video)
“Occupy Austin begins in a celebratory mood with music, flower power, teach-ins, and activists from across the political spectrum. Police Chief Art Acevedo and Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr pay a friendly visit. Radio host Jack Blood and other activists are interviewed on the challenges ahead.”
- Occupy Austin protesters move into day 2 (Video)
- Occupy Austin protest could last for days (Video)
- City Hall Tells Dallas Occupiers to Get Insurance or Else. Theyre Leaning Toward “Or Else.” – Dallas News – Unfair Park.
- OCCUPY DALLAS and “9/11 Truth”
- The American Independent – This is one of the better stories about “Occupy Dallas”.
”…Full of signs and shirts bearing the Occupy Wall Street movement’s “99 percent” slogan, the crowd was also peppered with 9/11 Truth demonstrators and the Guy Fawkes masks of the hacker group Anonymous….
- Channel 5 NBC lies (They say around 200 protesters turned out, which is a blatant lie.)
- PegasusNews PHOTOS
- CBS – Channel 11
- ABC – WFAA Channel 8 (Great photo of our group member, Dave, in a barrel.)
- The American Independent – This is one of the better stories about “Occupy Dallas”.
KHOU - 1 day ago
Occupy Houston protesters moved to Eleanor Tinsley Park ahead of the Bayou City Arts Festival over the weekend, but made their way back downtown, …
Local: Occupy Houston and the police aren’t so friendly anymore: Arrests … CultureMap Houston
MTV.com (blog) – Maurice Bobb - 1 day ago
HOUSTON — Bun B assumed his role as the unofficial Mayor of Houston when he joined Occupy Houston at City Hall on Tuesday. …
Bun B Occupies Houston Houston Press (blog)
Houston Press (blog)
The Venture - 1 day ago
States which now include Houston. Protesting began on October 6 th in Market Square Park with pro-bono legal advice. “The movement, Occupy Houston is a …
In-Depth: Occupy Wall Street protest park cleanup postponed Chicago Sun-Times
Houston Chronicle – Robert Stanton - Oct 6, 2011
For video, go to chron.com Workers from inside the JP Morgan Chase Tower watch the protestors with the Occupy Houston movement, an outgrowth of the Occupy …
The Daily Cougar - Oct 5, 2011
According to the Occupy Houston website, the protest is starting in the morning but anyone can show up, on time or not. “If you want to join us in the …
‘Occupy Houston‘ protest set for downtown Thursday Your Houston News
San Antonio Express – Jessica Kwong - Oct 6, 2011
JOHN DAVENPORTfirstname.lastname@example.org Protesters march around Travis Park Thursday October 6, 2011 during an Occupy San Antonio rally in support of the …
San Antonio Current - 2 days ago
The next Occupy San Antonio rally is a 6 pm Wednesday drum circle at HemisFair Park. … More info online at various FB pages, including Occupy San Antonio. …
San Antonio Current
- occupy texas | Tumblr
Harvey organized the first Occupy Texas State event last week, which about 20 people attended after it was hastily planned in two days, and since then he …
Inside Higher Ed
By Ciara O’Rourke | Thursday, October 13, 2011, 05:30 PM An Occupy Texas State movement started to take shape Thursday afternoon, when about 30 people, …
Austin American-Statesman (blog)
Christian Marrero, philosophy junior, participated in the Occupy Texas State protest on Wednesday in The Quad, and the Occupy San Marcos protest Thursday on …
4 arrested at Occupy Austin for not leaving during cleanup Austin American-Statesman
The magnetic lure of Occupy Wall Street is irresistible, and I went down for the first time this weekend to see it for myself. …
About a dozen protestors rallied outside the Hays County courthouse yesterday as part of “Occupy Texas State.” The mostly student protestors spoke out …
Last week the Texas Independent reported on the statewide movement Occupy Texas, whose plans came to fruition Thursday. Hundreds of demonstrators occupied …
The Occupy Texas site includes protest information for San Antonio, El Paso, Dallas, Austin and Houston. Leaders say the demonstrations will be peaceful, …
New York Times
June is the birth month of San Antonio native Whitley Strieber, best known as an author of top-selling horror and science fiction novels, as well as non-fiction books that address his alleged experiences with alien abduction.
Louis Whitley Strieber was born in the Alamo City on June 13, 1945.
I had forgotten that Whitley and I not only share the same birth month but are different by many years and a day.
“The blood-sucking chupacabra sightings continue. This time the peculiar animal has apparently been spotted in Helotes and near Stockdale. The creature appears to be hairless and sports strange toes. Drake Gafford found one of the odd dead animals along Highway 181 South. “I threw him in a sack on the bed of my pickup,” he said. Gafford described the animal as having “red eyes, big old fangs and claws coming out, just a sharp as they could be.”
Here is an excerpt from his first post:
March 2, 2011 - By Chasing Shadows
The Alamo City, you see, seems to be one of those spooky spots where weird stories and reports of the unusual abound. Understandably, many of Bexar County’s historic locations such as the old missions have been rumored to play host to a variety of ghosts and lingering spirits of bygone days.
With the statement that the story may not be paranormal, Jason Offutt relates the childhood experience of Dana Talley in 1964 when she was seven-years-old. Talley’s 1964 experience would be repeated with her own child seventeen years later when he was seven-years-old. Were the two events just coincidence? Or was some other force at work at two small Texas carnivals in Witchita Falls and San Antonio in 1964 and 1981, respectively?
SOURCE: From the Shadows… The Strange Case of the Toy Monkey on a Stick.
Image from “Animals on Sticks / One-Stick Acrobats” page at Faire Tyme Toys.
Jason Offutt is a syndicated columnist, author, college journalism instructor, and fan of all things strange. His books about the paranormal, “Paranormal Missouri: Show Me Your Monsters,” “What Lurks Beyond: The Paranormal In Your Backyard,” “Darkness Walks: The Shadow People Among Us,” and “Haunted Missouri: A Ghostly Guide to Missouri’s Most Spirited Spots,” are available at www.amazon.com. Jason is available for interviews, speaking engagements and beer festivals. E-mail all serious inquiries to: email@example.com. View complete profile
The Anomaly Archives just hosted cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard for a lecture in Austin, Texas and both San Antonio and Austin ABC-News station websites have carried the video and article by reporter Shelton Green:
- Monsters in Texas? | kvue.com | KVUE News | Austin, TX | Breaking News.
- Monsters in Texas? S.A. man: Some things I can’t explain | kens5
Ken Gerhard is an accomplished cryptozoologist and field researcher for The Centre for Fortean Zoology and The Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization , as well as a fellow of the Pangea Institute . He has investigated reports of monsters and mysterious beasts all over the world including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, winged creatures and even werewolves.
In addition to appearing in three episodes of the History Channel television series Monster Quest , Ken is featured on the special The Real Wolfman (History Channel) and in the series Legend Hunters (Travel Channel/A&E) and also Paranatural (National Geographic), plus numerous, radio and Internet broadcasts. His credits include appearances on Eyewitness News , Coast to Coast Radio and Ireland’s Newstalk Radio , as well as being featured in major books, DVDs and in articles by the Associated Press , Tampa Tribune and Amarillo Edge.
Ken is author of the books Big Bird: Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters and Monsters of Texas and has contributed to trade publications including Animals and Men, The Journal of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and Bigfoot Times . He has lectured and exhibited at numerous paranormal conferences across the United States. Born on Friday the 13 th of October, Ken has traveled to twenty-six different countries and has visited forty-three of the states. An avid adventurer, he has camped along the Amazon, explored the Galapagos, hiked the Australian Outback and has visited many ancient and mysterious sites, from Machu Pichu to Stonehenge.
Check out the Anomaly Archives for more Anomalous Events in the near future: www.AnomalyArchives.org
Articles, Interviews, Links and Media Coverage of Ken Gerhard…
- Paranormal Underground spotlights Cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard
- Ken Gerhard – Mystery Big Birds on PreCognitive Dissonance – Texas L.O.W.F.I
- Ken Gerhard – The Monsters Of Texas – Paranormal Metaphysical …
- Ken Gerhard (Monster Hunter) on Myspace
- Ken Gerhard on Facebook
- Ken Gerhard – Guests – Coast to Coast AM
LOWFI-Texas Cryptozoology Flashback – Late 2010
by SMiles Lewis
I’ve been a bit behind on posting (EDIT: now WAY behind) the many different weird and wonderful Texas news stories that come across our News Bureau desk the past few months. So here is a quick roundup of anomalous headlines to catch you up on the strange and mysterious happenings here in Tejas.
Our enormous State continues to be filled with Cryptozoological wonders. Besides news stories from San Antonio about teens choosing to identify with hairy werewolves instead of undead Gothic vampires (see video clip above) this May we also had reports of “Out of Place Animals” with news out of North East Texas involving lions on the loose (Big Cats in Marshall and Marshall authorities call off search for lion – KLTV 7 News). Not to be outdone, in July reports emerged of Tigers in Dallas. Leave it to leading Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman to keep us abreast of the latest happenings in our own “backyards”…
The Dallas Observer, July 20, 2010, noted that WFAA-Channel 8 and KRLD-AM reported [on July 20, 2010] that a few folks spotted tigers in downtown Dallas [on July 19, 2010] — two, specifically, near Union Station. This caused Dallas police spokesman Senior Corporal Kevin Janse to send the following information bulletin headlined by the subject heading “Bobcat sightings.”
“Last night at 10:45 pm, Dallas Police, along with Animal Control Officers, responded to a call for service regarding several people seeing what they described as possible tigers loose around the Dart Train line and Union Station. The citizens went into Union Station and alerted security who called 9-1-1. Officers searched the area for several hours as well as utilized the police helicopter. No large cats were found. The circus, that will be in town soon, does not have any animals here yet and the Dallas Zoo did not have any animals get out. It appears that they may have been two wild bobcats. They were described as being knee high and weighing about 50 pounds. Officers made several homeless people in the area aware of what was seen for their safety. The case was closed at 12:25 am with no sighting.”
Loren also treated readers to a Mysterious America flashback excerpt which gives further background to the mystery of “Out of Place Animals” (Tigers In Mysterious America).
Mainstream news outlets have been much more accomodating lately when it comes to even-handed coverage of bigfoot events and news stories. Last year the Texas Observer covered (Where The Wild Things Are) the successful Texas Bigfoot Conference held in Tyler. More recently this same 2009 conference was reported upon favorably by “the people’s historian” Bob Bowman.
Of course Texas’ resident Brit and Fortean, Nick Redfern, is continually investigating and publishing on the myriad monsters which supposedly prowl our State from corner to corner. Besides his previous works on the subject (Three Men Seeking Monsters, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, There’s Something In The Woods) he’s just published another book on cryptozoology, this time focused on the Monsters of Texas and co-authored by fellow Texan Cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard. Ken’s previous book Big Bird is also worth checking out.
Meanwhile, back up in the North East part of the State where those lion sightings occurred we hear of several other cryptozoological mysteries in The Shape Shifting Cockatrice Of Marshall, Texas and Werewolves and Shape Shifter Tales of Marshall Texas.
There was also some great research and lecturing this past year on the Texas Blue Dog (aka chupacabras). Checkout these links to Andrew Gable’s thoughts as well as soon to be released audio mp3s of Fortean Cryptozoologist Jon Downes’ 2010 Texas talks. You can review there entire trip to Texas at Jon and Corinna’s Texas 2010 travelogue blog. And bes sure to check out this article on Nick Redfern called “Why we need the chupacabra“.
More 2010 Texas Fortean Flashbacks are coming …
A few days ago I got an email from Ken Gerrard about recent bigfoot sightings just down the road from Austin in my birthtown of San Antonio:
Last night – November 30th, police on the west side of San Antonio received a 911 call from multiple eyewitnesses who claimed that they saw a hairy, hominid standing over six feet tall, run out of the woods and kill a deer. The incident was reported to the local media and broadcast earlier today. The witnesses were apparently homeless and responding officers who interviewed them found them to be completely sober and rational, though understandably scared. The police chose not to search for the creature. I have just returned from a stake out of the area, which is located at the intersection of Loop 1604 and highway 151, about ten miles from where I live. The area is somewhat developed, although fairly wooded and located near several creeks. Most of the area is private property and is fenced with barbed wire. Obviously I was not about to trespass and I’m still not 100% sure of the exact location of the incident. Reporter Joe Conger from Eyewitness News did visit the exact spot earlier today and told me there were some animal bones present. I plan on returning there with him tomorrow to look for tracks and other evidence. Best Wishes All!
Well, here is one of the local news clips and links to some of the recent news articles about the sightings and palm prints…
Bigfoot in Texas
- Identify San Antonio’s Mystery Tracks! Cryptomundo
- San Antonio Bigfoot Report: Updated
- Flashback: Bigfoot in Texas
- Flashback: ‘Big Foot’ Terrorizes Kelly Area