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Haunted toilet? Umm…right.

Haunted toilet

A Kent librarian wants an exorcist called in to sort out a haunted lavatory. Gordon Jenns, 61, who has worked at Gravesend library for 14 years, says the ghost flushes the toilet when he thinks everyone’s gone home.

“It’s happened three times in the past 11 years, always around seven o’clock on a Friday,” he told the Bexley Times.

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October 26, 2007 Posted by | ghost | Comments Off on Haunted toilet? Umm…right.

Chicago may be the Toddlin’ Town but New York is the spooky one

wcbstv.com

A self-proclaimed ghost-hunter says New York City has some of the most haunted places in the world. Kate Davey – who does research for an Internet company – says places where people hang out everyday of the week, have a lot of paranormal activity.

She says Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village was a public hanging square in the 18th century – and a lot of spirits roam among the college students, tourists and New Yorkers who hang out there.

Davey adds that New York City’s history dating back to the 1600s makes it a perfect environment for unrested souls. She says dozens of restaurants and other public places have paranormal activity, including one Greenwich Village restaurant – where the maitre D’ quit because he was pushed down the stairs by something he couldn’t see.

October 26, 2007 Posted by | ghost | Comments Off on Chicago may be the Toddlin’ Town but New York is the spooky one

Don’t mess with guys in wheel chairs

News for Dallas, Texas

Dallas police said a disabled man shot and killed a person who broke into his apartment early Friday morning.

Police said the man was able to get out of his wheelchair, struggle with the invader, take his gun away and shoot him.

October 26, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Don’t mess with guys in wheel chairs

Go-kart driver eludes police cars…seven of them

More at Yahoo! News

A teenager speeding through a German town in a go-kart with seven squad cars in hot pursuit managed to give the frustrated officers the slip, police said on Friday.

After leading the convoy on a…3-mile… chase through the winding streets of Moenchengladbach, the 18-year-old driver spotted a private garage with an open door, where he decided to lie low, police said.

“We were chasing him across town, but the squad cars couldn’t keep up because the go-kart was able to take the corners faster and he was able to get away,” police spokesman Willy Thevissen said.

However, police later discovered his hiding place. He was questioned and charged with driving without a licence and driving a go-kart on a public street, which is not permitted in Germany.

October 26, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook, People | Comments Off on Go-kart driver eludes police cars…seven of them

This could open a can of worms: Pole sues Germany for 1944 injuries

UPI.com

A 69-year-old man in the Baltic city of Gdansk is suing Germany for injuries reportedly inflicted by Wermacht soldiers in occupied Poland in 1944.

Winicjusz Natoniewski filed a legal claim against Germany seeking $383,000 in damages for injuries he received during World War II when he was 6 years old in his native village of Lublewo, near Leby, in northeastern Poland, the Polish daily Fakt said Friday.

This is believed to be the first time that a Polish national has sued Germany and also first time that a foreign state has been…sued in Poland, the Serbian news agency Beta reported.

Beta quoted Polish international experts as saying Natoniewski has a good chance to win the case.

October 26, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on This could open a can of worms: Pole sues Germany for 1944 injuries

Not exactly a crook but dumb anyway

St. Petersburg Times

An Iowa man, apparently in town for a wedding, was arrested late Thursday after a hotel bartender spotted him naked and fondling himself on the beach, police said.

Matthew Berns, 35, of Burlington, Iowa, was arrested after he tried to escape authorities by jumping into the Gulf of Mexico and swimming away. Clearwater Fire Rescue officials, working with the U.S. Coast Guard, worked for more than two hours to persuade Berns to board a rescue vessel.

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Wait a minute…how far did yoy say it is across the Gulf of Mexico?

October 26, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | 2 Comments