Posts Tagged ‘Weird’
Truth is stranger than fiction …
Via the CommonDreams.org website:
We are not making this up: A New Mexico school district did not violate the rights of students when it barred them from distributing small rubber “fetus dolls” with an anti-abortion message at two high schools, a federal appeals court has ruled. The students, members of a small religious group called Relentless in Roswell – yes, that Roswell – planned to distribute 2,500 dolls, but got shut down when the giveaway proved so disruptive one school official called it “a disaster.” Tearing the small heads off the dolls, students threw them at each other, bounced them around classrooms and stuck them on the tops of their pencils; they lit the dolls on fire, plugged toilets with them, threw them against ceilings so they would stick, and hung them outside their pants like penises. Who ever said youth was wasted on the young?
HOLLYWOOD PARK, Texas — A South Texas mayor has been found dead after apparently being attacked by a 500-pound donkey on his ranch.
The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the death of Hollywood Park Mayor William “Bill” Bohlke appears to be an accident. Bohlke was 65.
Chief Deputy David Soward says Bohlke apparently was attacked Monday morning by a male, aggressive donkey he kept on the ranch.
Investigators say the donkey and several others are still on the property with other livestock.
“He loved his animals. He loved ranching,” said Sandra Wilson.
According to the neighbor, Bohlke’s wife was concerned when he didn’t return to Hollywood Park after checking on his animals.
After dark, Wilson said several neighbors, jumped on all terrain vehicles and went looking for the Air Force veteran.
They found his truck still running hours after he was attacked.
Soward says it’s up to the family to decide what to do with the donkey.
Mayor Pro Tem Steve Phillips will serve as acting mayor of Hollywood Park, a town of about 3,000 just north of San Antonio.
A memorial service is scheduled for next Tuesday at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church with a burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
–Joseph Fenity www.woai.com
December 30, 2011
Volume 31, Number 18
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Occupy Austin, 2011
A movement in evolution
BY MICHAEL KING
http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/201 … stin-2011/
Point Austin: Activate This!
One insider’s fight to make ‘good old liberal Austin the city it thinks it is’
BY AMY SMITH
http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/201 … vate-this/
Quote of the Week
“They are willing to spend whatever they want on law enforcement but then wring their hands over spending money on social services.”
– Occupy Austin participant Snehal Shingavi on city costs
http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/201 … -the-week/
City Hall Hustle: The Hustle Bids Farewell …
A bittersweet goodbye to the city politics beat
BY WELLS DUNBAR
http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/201 … -farewell/
Fill your new year with meetings and recycling
http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/201 … ivics-101/
Did City Stifle Free Speech?
Judge to rule soon on city’s trespass citations during Occupy protest
BY JORDAN SMITH
http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/201 … ee-speech/
My favorite forum (which happens to be based out of Canada) alerted me to these strange recent incidents of “Mystery Smells” … so thank you “Gouda”!!! [bolded items are his notations]
There have been at least 2 other “Mystery Smell” incidents in Austin the past 10-12 years that I am aware of … one happened when cops pulled over a “suspicious” car and got faint from fumes when they opened the trunk – news reports insinuated the driver or car owner might’ve been a terrorist. There was another incident (before the car stop one I believe) wherein the local DMV building was evacuated, I think, due to mystery fumes. This may have been one of the incidents at which Alex Jones disrupted local live news broadcasts screaming it was a fake drill.
Updated: Friday, 04 Nov 2011, 10:51 PM CDT
HOUSTON – More than 20 people suddenly fell ill during a football game in southeast Houston Friday night.
The Houston Fire Department dispatched emergency crews to Barnett Stadium in the 6800 block of Fairway.
During the second-half of the game, Austin High School band and dance members suddenly fell ill.
The Houston Independent School District says the students began suffering from severe nausea, dizziness, vomiting and heart palpitations.
A student told FOX 26 News he began to smell something funny when he saw his sister lose consciousness.
Students were still being treated by the end of the 9 p.m. newscast. A hazmat team had set up a decontamination unit in the vicinity.
Houston Police are trying to determine the cause of the illnesses.
… and …
November 5, 2011
Authorities in Houston are still searching for answers after an area high school football game was called off early after nearly two dozen fans were hospitalized after suddenly becoming sick in the stands of Barnett Stadium on Friday night.
During the second half of the game between Austin (Texas) High and Houston (Texas) Yates, many members of the band and dance team from Austin started suffering from nausea, vomiting and dizziness and began collapsing in the stands, according to numerous media reports.
Officials feared they had been exposed to some type of biohazard and called hazmet teams to the scene but no traces of gases or chemical agents were found.
Nevertheless, the stadium was cleared and the game was called with Yates leading, 47-14.
The students, many complaining of nausea, were sent for more medical evaluation.
“We ended up with 22 students being transported to five different hospitals,” Houston Fire Department assistant chief David Almaguer told the local FOX affiliate, KTRK-TV.
Food poisoning of some sort remains a possibility for the incident, but initially appears unlikely as those who were sick ate different meals at different times in different places before the game.
“The kids all ate at different places, some of them ate at different times … but they did have something in their stomachs,” Emergency Medical Services doctor David Purse told the station. “At this point, it remains a little unclear what set it off.”
Officials, however, aren’t taking any chances. A football game scheduled to be played there on Saturday afternoon has been moved to another location.
… and …
HOUSTON (KTRK) / Saturday, November 05, 2011 (…)
A doctor from the EMS service said they were interviewing patients late Friday to try to find any links.
“The kids all ate at different places, some of them ate at different times… but they did have something in their stomachs. At this point, it remains a little unclear what set it off,” Dr. David Purse said Friday. “It’s still a mystery right now.”
Parents said Saturday that doctors discovered high levels of toxins in their children’s blood. For Galvan, the diagnosis was chemical inhalation. He was treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. His discharge papers from the hopital state that he suffered chemical inhalation and should follow up with a physician next week.
Galvan’s father, who is also a band chaperone, says the hospital told him there were likely high levels of carbon monoxide in the air. He added that HISD has agreed to cover their medical costs.
The mystery behind what caused this incident remains, and HISD police are still investigating.
HFD spokesperson Patrick Trahan said Saturday that their investigation will pick back up on Monday after they have results from the doctors of all students involved.
Charles FORT Strikes Again: Fort Worth and Fort Atkinson
See Also: The Secret Sun blog
secretsun.blogspot.com/2011/05/m … s-eye.html
What in the blue blazes is that?
A string of electrical transformers exploding in Fort Worth, TX.
Fort Worth man’s video soars to popularity on YouTube
Twenty-nine-year-old Jason Kresse of Freeport says he and two crew members were dumping fish guts in the Gulf of Mexico about 3:45 a.m. Monday when they heard splashes in the distance and then something hit the side of their 25-foot boat.
A shark in an apparent rush to feed had jumped into the back and was thrashing around. Kresse says the crew couldn’t get close to the 375-pound fish to toss it back in the water.
It died several hours later.
The shark is on display at a seafood business in Freeport, about 55 miles south of Houston. Kresse says he plans to have it mounted.
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
Elfis-Anomaly Network Founder SMiles Lewis on THE WEIRD SHOW with Russell Dowden Wednesday at 9pm CST simulcast on Anomaly Radio
SMiles Lewis on THE WEIRD tv SHOW with Russ Dowden
Tune in to THE WEIRD SHOW’s Live VodCast via the San Marcus based SMTX NetTV station at www.SMTX.com this Wednesday night from 9-10pm Central Standard Time. Host Russ Dowden’s guest is SMiles Lewis. Stephen Miles Lewis (“Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor”) is the manager of the Elfis-Anomaly Network , PsiOp-Radio co-host, and Founder and President of the non-profit community lending library The Anomaly Archives. He’s also served as past leader of a local Austin UFO Experiencer Support Group and the Austin Mufon chapter.
Check out the links below to read a past interview of SMiles Lewis in the pages of Weird Magazine and to watch past archives of The Weird Show with Russ and guests like Cheech and Chong, Stanton Friedman, Barry Cooper, and many more (including in-studio musical guests):
- WEIRD Magazine Interviews SMiles Lewis of the Austin Anomaly Archives
- Weird Show with Russell Dowden – smtx/HD: click on the 3rd link on the left for archived vodcasts of past shows
- Weird Mag article about The Weird tv Show
UpComing WEIRD SHOW Schedule
WEIRD Magazine Interviews SMiles Lewis of the Austin Anomaly Archives
Read the Entire Issue Online: issuu.com/weirdmagazine/
W: Welcome to Weird Magazine. It’s been a while. Tell readers about the Anomaly Archives?
SAI: Hi Russell. It’s great to talk with you again. Thanks for the opportunity to tell you readers about the Anomaly Archives.
The Anomaly Archives is the lending library of the Scientific Anomalies Institute (S.A.I.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks the preservation and dissemination of scientific research into anomalous phenomena, research into and analysis of our accumulated collections and the education of the public regarding scientific investigations into these many mysterious phenomena.
Our collection houses over 2000 books as well as research materials that includes videos, government documents, magazines, and personal correspondence donated from a variety of people in the UFO and paranormal research fields. Along with the S.A.I. collection, we also house the collections of Austin MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) and INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies). We house many great books that discuss a wide range of scientific subjects including UFOs and Ufology, Consciousness, Parapsychology, Fortean Phenomena, ParaPolitical Science, Human Potential, and Jungian Theory. Also located on site are thousands of books belonging to the Jung Society of Austin, devoted to the psychological theories of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung.
We have a wealth of information on a wide variety of strange phenomena available for free to the public and dues paying members can check out books to read at home.
We also sponsor local lectures and workshops on these subjects including past events featuring former military remote viewer Paul Smith as well as a Texas Ghost Lights Conference with guest speakers including British earth lights researcher Paul Devereux, Texan paranormal bigfoot investigator Rob Riggs, British transplant and Fortean Cryptozoologist and Ufologist Nick Redfern, myself and others.
W: What are the hours the public can visit?
SAI: Right now we are open most Saturdays from 1-5pm. Though there is often someone on-site during normal weekday business hours, interested folks should contact me ahead of time (firstname.lastname@example.org) before dropping by unannounced. We hope to begin offering expanded weekday and weekend hours very soon. Folks can come visit us at our new location in North West Austin near the intersections of Research and Technology Blvds:
12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302
Austin, Texas 78759
Read the rest of the interview here:
Photo: Susan Plonka
Traveling eastbound on Parker Road, I spotted him at the light at Central Expressway. Half awake, I glanced over to the beat-up blue Chevy in front of me.
A Saturn with stars was painted on the door, along with a blue horse head on top of the rusty, multi-colored blue paint. The words, “UFO Abduction Outreach,” were stenciled on the door in white.
PLANO Blog | The Dallas Morning News.