Oldster's View

Fight Against Maturity

Sad: “NC man waits for ‘ghost train,’ killed by real one”

 

Authorities say a man who was waiting with several friends for a "ghost train" from a North Carolina legend was killed when a real train came down the tracks.

U.S. news – msnbc.com

Advertisements

August 30, 2010 Posted by | Sad | Comments Off on Sad: “NC man waits for ‘ghost train,’ killed by real one”

Crime Tip: It’s unwise to sell marijuana to pay police academy tuition

 

While police officers arrest pot dealers fairly frequently, Orem police officers heard a pretty unusual reason for the illegal activity during an arrest this weekend.

The 20-year-old man said he was dealing the drugs to save up for the police academy.

“It’s probably not the first time this has happened, but this is the first time I’ve heard of someone admitting it,” said Orem Sgt. Craig Martinez. “Most drug dealers wouldn’t say they were trying to save up to become a cop.”

via The Salt Lake Tribune

August 30, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime Tip: It’s unwise to sell marijuana to pay police academy tuition

Hands off my peanuts, Dude!

The teeth are bared, the claws outstretched. Even his whiskers seem to bristle with animosity.

If anyone still thinks grey squirrels are cuddly little critters, here’s an image to prove them wrong.

via  Mail Online.

August 30, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Hands off my peanuts, Dude!

Who knew mushroom picking is dangerous?

Mushrooms Picked Recently

Image by LizSpikol via Flickr

Eighteen people died while mushroom picking in Italy in little more than a week – but not from inadvertently eating poisonous fungi.

The victims were killed by falling into rocky crevasses and gorges or from similar physical mishaps while undertaking the popular pastime, London’s The Daily Telegraph reported.

via  Courier Mail.

August 30, 2010 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff, Food | Comments Off on Who knew mushroom picking is dangerous?

Unexplainable.net

If you are a fan of stories involving the paranormal, UFO’s, ghosts and high strangeness in general, you can’t do better than a visit to Unexplainable.net. It’s the best blog for the strange that I have come across in the three years I’ve been doing this blog. Check it out.

And tell them Oldstersview sent you.

August 30, 2010 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Unexplainable.net

Ghost Story Uncovers Mass Grave

There have always been ghost stories surrounding the Main Line Mine incident in Pennsylvania, but few suspected that these ghost stories would in time actually lead to the discovery of a mass grave. And even when the mass grave was discovered, no one would have suspected those buried at the site would have been murdered under suspicious circumstances some 200 years ago.

The story begins almost a world away on a ship known as the John Stamp arriving for the United States loaded with Irish immigrants bent on building a new life in America.  As they disembarked from the ship with the Statue of Liberty seen in the distance, several Irish workers would meet the man who would ultimately lead them down a short road to their deaths.

via Ghost Story Uncovers Mass Grave.

August 30, 2010 Posted by | archaeology, ghost | , | Comments Off on Ghost Story Uncovers Mass Grave

“UFO Crash Reported Live.” Real or an elaborate hoax?

UFO reports have been taking a dramatic turn lately with more witnesses describing events related to a sort of conflict between military forces and large black triangular craft. Such craft were seen in Canada earlier this week allegedly being fired upon by helicopters and another was spotted near Fresno California crashed into the side of a mountain with military vehicles quickly surrounding it. What uncertainty does this bear for the future?

When MUFON’s Jeffrey Gonzalez received a phone call on MUFON’s 24 hour hotline, what he heard sounded at first like one of the most historically significant UFO sightings since the Roswell incident, but carried with it a far more sinister undertone given other recent sightings of human conflict with these mysterious craft.

With witnesses screaming in the background, “It’s trying to take off, it’s trying to lift!” Mr. Gonzalez learned that witnesses had seen a black triangular craft crashed into the side of a mountain at the location just north of Fresno.

via UFO Crash Reported Live from California.

August 30, 2010 Posted by | UFO | | Comments Off on “UFO Crash Reported Live.” Real or an elaborate hoax?