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Get ready, Mr. Yeti. The Russians (and others) are coming

A team of Russian and American scientists will set off on an expedition this week to try to solve the mystery of the Abominable Snowman.

It follows a rise in Yeti sightings in the Kemerovo region, 3,000 miles (4828km) east of Moscow.

Interview via BBC News

October 7, 2011 Posted by | animals, Bigfoot | Comments Off

Aliens made human faced pig! Oh? Really? (Thanks, Geoff.)

Although it is just probably another case of hydrocephalus, residents of Santa Cruz El Chol in Guatemala are convinced that beings from outer space should be blamed for the newborn freak of the nature – piglet with human head.Locals claim strange bright lights were hovering in the sky on the night of its birth, which sounds interesting, but still this abnormality may not be extraterrestrial deed.

via Aliens Blamed for Newborn Pig With Human Head Video.

September 14, 2011 Posted by | animals, Strange | Comments Off

Belmont’s first three winners were #9, #1 and #1

On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Sunday, horses wearing the numbers 9, 1 and 1 won the first three races at Belmont.

via NYC Winners on 9/11.

September 13, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off

Honestly, Officer, There’s a Drunk Moose Stuck In A Tree

Rescue workers had their hands full on Tuesday night when an apparently drunk moose got itself stuck in a tree in Gothenburg, Sweden. Police believe that the moose became tipsy after ingesting a few too many fermented apples.

“I thought at first that someone was having a laugh.” Per Johansson, who first spotted the animal, told Swedish newspaper The Local. “Then I went over to take a look and spotted an elk stuck in an apple tree with only one leg left on the ground.”

…Some animals in the region are known to get drunk during the fall on overripe fruit that fall from trees and naturally ferment on the ground.

via Drunk Swedish Moose Gets Stuck In A Tree

September 12, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off

Let sleeping bats lie.

The students at Csiky Gergely high school in the western Romanian city of Arad were about to take an exam Friday morning when they found bats flying around the room. Others appeared to be sleeping with their wings spread out on the floor.

The bats were thought to have flown in through open windows. Rather than disturb their slumber the test was moved to another class room. Well hey. It’s Transylvania after all.

via msnbc.com.

September 10, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off

Must still be working on a learner’s permit

The McCarthy family of Pleasanton, California, have an unusual explanation for how their 2002 Toyota Prius got totalled over the northern summer.

In short, a bear took the vehicle for a spin from the driveway of their west Lake Tahoe cabin, the Contra Costa Times said.

It seems the bear got into the car easily enough, but once inside became stuck, and got mad about it – ripping seats open, biting a chunk out of the steering wheel and damaged the gear box, which shifted the car into neutral.

Awakened by noise from the 3.30am raid, the family watched from the safety of the cabin as the Prius slowly started rolling out of the slightly sloped driveway. Picking up speed, it rolled across the street, hopped a small rock wall and finally came to stop on the porch steps of a neighbour’s house.

More via  News.com.au.

September 7, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off

Going to the store? Leave your snake at home, please.

A man in Dundee was asked to leave his local supermarket when he showed up with his pet snake draped around his neck. Hard to understand why. After all the snake, a boa constrictor, was only six feet long.

via Man banned from his local Asda after taking pet snake on shopping trip – The Daily Record.

September 6, 2011 Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off

Banff Sasquatch?

Sasquatch Yeti Bigfoot Bugerbear Yowie

Image via Wikipedia

If nothing else, the news is bound to make big strides with the Banff tourism industry.No longer will Alberta’s best-known mountain park depend solely on breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife to impress visitors and lure overseas tourists.And no more envy towards other famous vacation spots like Loch Ness and Lake Okanagan, where legendary creatures are rumoured to lurk.

Banff now has Bigfoot. Lots and lots of Bigfoots, in fact.

via Bigfoot in Banff? – Banff Crag and Canyon – Alberta, CA.

September 1, 2011 Posted by | animals, Bigfoot | Comments Off

This ain’t no eensy weensy spider

A five-inch Brazilian Wandering Spider—the most venomous spider in the world, stowed away in a box of bananas and leaped out in a German grocery store, running through the aisles and causing pandemonium on Friday.

After shutting down the store…for three days, a team of 30 wildlife experts failed to find the spider. They did, however, spray so many pesticides on the premises that they’re pretty sure it’s dead by now, unless it left the supermarket and is roaming the German countryside as we speak. No injuries have been reported.

via Spider Rampages in Supermarket.

August 22, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off

How do you find an escaped cow? Call in a psychic, of course.

A cow named Yvonne has eluded capture since escaping a German farm in May. She’s been spotted roaming a forest, but searchers haven’t been able to get close to her. Now an animal psychic has been called in.

via Yvonne, A Cow Wrapped In A Mystery Inside A Forest : The Two-Way : NPR.

August 16, 2011 Posted by | animals, Fun stuff | Comments Off

Watch for low flying aircraft cows

Safety officer Robert, of Barlaston, Staffs, said: “I was driving along when a cow jumped out and landed on my bonnet.

“It had hurdled a three-foot high fence and hit the front of my car.

“I had no time to brake and my car veered to the other side of the road.

“I was very lucky that nothing was coming in the opposite direction.

“The police were very nice about everything, although I don’t think they could quite believe it either.

“They breath-tested me which came back negative.”

via Cow leaps three foot fence and squashes car – Telegraph.

August 16, 2011 Posted by | accident messes, animals | Comments Off

Words of wisdom from Mark Twain


‎”A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”
–Mark Twain

August 11, 2011 Posted by | animals, cats | Comments Off

“New Jersey Is No Stranger To Mysterious Creatures”

Bigfoot spotters in New Jersey are reporting their own version of Sasquatch in ever-increasing numbers. Called “Big Red Eye” by locals, the sightings started in the 1970s and have been getting a little more attention lately, possibly due to the popularity of television shows heating up the subject.

But New Jersey is no stranger to mysterious creatures stalking the extensive, and still somewhat remote, forests of the state. Their NHL team gets their name from the most pervasive legend, the New Jersey Devil. So this new Bigfoot legend is a relative newcomer.

via Gather

August 5, 2011 Posted by | animals, Bigfoot | Comments Off

Just workin’ on the tan…

via owni.eu

July 17, 2011 Posted by | animals, cats | Comments Off

That’s the last time I go to a cut-rate hair dresser!


July 16, 2011 Posted by | animals, bird | Comments Off

Lots of jackasses in Dayton, Wash. Mules too.


Image via Wikipedia

The southeast Washington community of Dayton is the place to be this week for fans of mules and donkeys. The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reports at least 120 mules are expected in town for Mule Mania, a mule and donkey show, riding and driving competition and chuck wagon cook-off.

via  Seattle Times Newspaper

July 14, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off

Things are buzzing on Idaho Highway

Cleanup crews in Idaho have finished clearing honey and an estimated 14 million bees that got loose after a delivery truck overturned on a highway.

Fremont County Sheriff deputies say several workers were stung during the first few hours of the cleanup Sunday.

And some observers told The Post-Register about seeing a strange black cloud and roaring noise above the spill area before realizing it was a massive swarm of bees.

via Truck Spills 14 Million Bees On Idaho Highway.

July 12, 2011 Posted by | accident messes, animals | Comments Off

That’s gotta hurt

A woman returned to her Cumbrian home to find a near perfect imprint of an owl on her window. The bird had apparently crashed into the window of Sally Arnold’s Kendal home, leaving the bizarre image – complete with eyes, beak and feathers.

via BBC News

July 11, 2011 Posted by | animals, bird | Comments Off

Nobody saw the Lone Ranger

A horse has been caught by a speed camera in Germany. The runaway nag had escaped from a paddock and dashed off down a busy main road and into the town of Meppen in Emsland in the province of Lower Saxony.

A police spokesman said: “The horse was galloping at full speed for several kilometers before it could be stopped and caught – and led back home.”The picture was taken by a camera set to take pictures of speeding motorists and people going over the red light – and it was actually a car driver that triggered the picture and the horse ended up being snapped in the same picture.

via  Krazy Krauts News

July 9, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off

You want fries with that fender, Mr. Lizard Man?

Heard of “Lizard Man” yet? If not, that may soon change. Because the new mystery creature is stalking car fenders in rural South Carolina in the dead of night. That’s a diet Bigfoot never went for in his pursuit of wild berries and always making sure he was just out of camera range. There’s nothing like eating the clunker in the front yard for pushing you up to the top of the Cryptid sighting list.

via  Gather.

July 8, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off


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