Panic broke out at the Moruga Composite School yesterday as 17 female students fell mysteriously ill and began rolling on the ground, hissing and blabbering in a strange tongue, after suffering bouts of nausea and headaches. Two of the students reportedly tried to throw themselves off a railing and had to be physically restrained, triggering fears of a possible demon attack.The drama started during the lunch hour in the Form One block and quickly spread to other areas. Form Five student Kern Mollineau, who attends the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church, said he got worried when the girls’ eyes began rolling up in their heads and they began beating up on the ground.
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A string of lawn gnome disappearances in Washington state was solved when winds blew down a fence around the yard where they were being kept, authorities said.
Lisa Soneda of Mount Vernon said her daughter told her this month that the fence separating her back yard from that of her next-door neighbor had blown down to reveal an unusual sight, Seattle’s KOMO-TV reported Thursday.
“I looked over the fence and I think the first thing I said was: ‘Holy crap!’” she said. “Lots and lots of gnomes,” Soneda said of the spectacle.
“I counted like 46.” Skagit County sheriff’s deputies said the total was closer to 60, and many of the gnomes, as well as other garden accessories, were found to have been taken from the yards of neighbors.
Deputies said about a dozen gnomes have been returned to their rightful owners thus far and the woman living next door to Soneda could face misdemeanor theft charges.
The undead have officially taken over Yonge-Dundas Square, and they are restless.
“Arrrggg, this song really suck, play something else,” groaned one blood-drenched young man, as a low and ominous bass track looped on giant speakers at the square.
He would only identify himself as “Ahhhh … uuaaaaa … arggg, rock on,” before drooling a quantity of purple liquid onto his pants.
The shuffling, bleeding, oozing, army are in the square to honour George A. Romero, who launches his new film Survival of the Dead tonight at TIFF.
Romero took to the stage to thunderous groans shortly before 7 p.m. “You guys are great,” he said. “Where were you when we were shooting?”
In an interview before he went on stage, Romero said he was blown away by the reception, “I make these little movies. I have been making them for quite a while now. All of a sudden people are saying these are a bit more important than I initially thought. I don’t want them to be important. I prefer that kind of culty status, off in a corner somewhere. Were just at Venice with this film and I almost felt out of place.” He said what set this film apart was a higher-than-usual budget.
A HOLIDAYMAKER is believed to have captured footage of a YETI.
Piotr Kowalski, 27, filmed the “monstrous, hairy creature” while walking in Poland’s Tatra Mountains.
The figure ran into his view as he videoed a mountain goat in an area rich in rumours of a Yeti for centuries.
Mr Kowalski, on holiday from Warsaw, said: “I saw this huge ape-like form hiding behind the rocks. When I saw it, it was like being struck by a thunderbolt.
“I never really believed the local stories of a wild mountain ape-man. But now I do.”
It is possible to successfully fend off a zombie attack, according to Canadian mathematicians. The key is to “hit hard and hit often.”
Oh yes, somebody actually did a study on mathematics of a hypothetical zombie attack, and published it in a book on infectious disease. So, while we still don’t know what to do if a deadly asteroid takes aim at Earth, an unlikely but technically possible situation, we now know what to do in case of a zombie attack.
“An outbreak of zombies is likely to be disastrous, unless extremely aggressive tactics are employed against the undead,” the authors wrote. “It is imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly, or else we are all in a great deal of trouble.”
Police in northern Bangladesh say they have arrested dozens of swindlers who conned people out of money by calling them on mobile phones and pretending to be genies with supernatural powers.”It has become an epidemic here,” said Farhad bin Imrul Kayes, police chief of Gobindaganj district. “In the last three months alone we have arrested 24 of these so-called ‘kings of genies’, some of whom have even become rich in just a year,” he told AFP.
The scammers would gather personal information about their victims beforehand, call them and speak “in a tone similar to Arabic,” Kayes said.
A family in Saudi Arabia is taking a genie to court for theft and harassment.
The genie is accused of leaving them threatening voicemails, stealing their mobile phones and hurling rocks at them when they leave their house at night, according to the Al-Watan newspaper.
An investigation was under way, officials at the Shariah court said.
‘We have to verify the truthfulness of this case despite the difficulty of doing so,’ Sheikh Amr Al Salmi, the head of the court, told Al-Watan. ‘What makes this case and complaint more interesting is that it wasn’t filed by just one person. Every member of the family is part of this case.’
Police in Connecticut say a woman attempting to reconcile with her husband handcuffed herself to him as he slept and then bit him on his torso and arms.
Police say 37-year-old Helen Sun told them she wanted to have a conversation with husband Robert Drawbough without him leaving.
Police say she changed the locks on their bedroom and handcuffed herself to Drawbough while he was sleeping Monday.
At least five bodies were found hacked up in a Nairobi shantytown over the weekend, the latest victims of a series of grisly ritual murders that have rocked Kenya.
The mutilated corpses all had similar cuts on their backs, and at least one victim was missing both his hands. Two women had their breasts cut off and the remaining victims, all male, had their genitals removed.
Riots broke out in the notoriously lawless Mukuru kwa Njenga neighborhood Saturday morning, soon after the bodies were discovered. Residents of the sprawling slum marched to a local police station to protest insecurity in the area, where they say murders routinely go unpunished.
Rumors swirled that a suspect, said to be in police custody, had been spotted licking blood from one of the corpses. Rioters demanded the police turn the suspect over to them so that they could mete out vigilante justice.
Turns out Bigfoot was just a rubber suit.
Two researchers on a quest to prove the existence of Bigfoot say that the carcass encased in a block of ice – handed over to them for an undisclosed sum by two men who claimed to have found it – was slowly thawed out, and discovered to be a rubber gorilla outfit.
The revelation comes just days after a much ballyhooed news conference was held in California to proclaim that the remains of the creature found in the North Georgia mountains was the legendary man-ape.
Steve Kulls, executive director of squatchdetective.com and host of Squatchdetective Radio, says in a posting on a Web site run by Bigfoot researcher Tom Biscardi that as the “evidence” was thawed, the claim began to unravel as a giant hoax.
First, the hair sample was burned and “melted into a ball uncharacteristic of hair,” Kulls said in the posting.
It’s more than 7-feet tall. Weighs over 500 pounds and walked upright — three “Bigfoot” seekers, including a Redwood City man, Wednesday claimed they have proof that they have found the body of the elusive creature in the wilds of Georgia.
And on Friday, at a news conference in Palo Alto, they say they will present DNA evidence to prove the carcass of “Rickmat” is that of a bigfoot.
Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, Georgia residents who lead Bigfoot-tracking expeditions, say they found the body of what appears to be a Bigfoot in the woods of northern Georgia and will join local Bigfoot researcher Tom Biscardi at the news conference, according to Robert Barrows, who is publicizing the event.
Among the creatures’s other physical characteristics of the body — according to the hunters website — http://www.searchingforbigfoot.com/ — were flat feet similar to human feet. Its footprint is 16 ¾ inches long and the length from palm to tip of the middle finger is 11 ½ inches long.
“I think you’ll find that this is the real deal,” Barrows said of the alleged discovery.
Hat tip to Kara!
A Pottsville man convinced a 15-year-old girl he was part werewolf and part vampire before sexually assaulting her, police say.
Kristian Allen Carl, 19, also believed he was a supernatural mixed breed, police say.
“He convinced himself he was a hybrid — a combination werewolf and vampire,” Pottsville police Sgt. James Joos said. “He had convinced the girl he was, too.”
To prove to police he was indeed a genuine vampire/werewolf, Carl “showed me his canine teeth,” Joos said. “I let him know that all mammals, including humans, have canine teeth.”
Joos said Carl also told police he had a “guardian dragon that protected him from evildoers.”
A 29-year-old Wenatchee man told police a pterodactyl caused him to drive his car into a light pole about 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
Wenatchee police cited the man with first-degree negligent driving. A breathalyzer test showed “a minimal amount of alcohol,” said Wenatchee police Sgt. Cherie Smith.
Witnesses told police the man was northbound on Wenatchee Avenue and drifted into a southbound lane for less than a block. Oncoming traffic stopped and waited for the man to pass, Smith said.
After weeks of painstaking research and late-night expeditions that had turned up next to nothing, I was finally on the verge of a breakthrough. I found myself standing, nearly motionless, in the dark, warm environment that I’d identified as the native habitat of the creature I’d been trying so hard to track down: Homo sapiens douchebagus, a hard-partying bipedal primate indigenous to Dallas.
Many people know this creature better by its common name: the $30,000 millionaire. The name is derived from their distinctive behavioral pattern of spending more money than they make in an attempt to appear wealthy and desirable.
A U.S.-based television channel investigating the existence of the legendary Yeti in Nepal has found footprints similar to those said to be that of the abominable snowman, the company said on Friday.
A team of nine producers from Destination Truth, armed with infrared cameras, spent a week in the icy Khumbu region where Mount Everest is located and found the footprints on the bank of Manju river at a height of 2,850 meters (9,350 feet).
One of the three footprints discovered on Wednesday is about one foot long, or is of similar size and appearance as shown in sketches of the mystical ape-like creature believed to live in snowy caves, the TV company said.
A brain was found in a bag near an apartment complex Tuesday morning, and the state medical examiner’s office was trying to determine whether it was human or animal, police said.
The brain, or portion of a brain, was discovered in an area next to a suburban Richmond apartment complex under construction and near a mall, Richmond police spokeswoman Karla Peters said. She believed the people who discovered the organ were construction workers, but said she had not confirmed that information.
Hat tip to Kara!
An heir of Romania’s former royal family put “Dracula’s Castle” in Transylvania up for sale Monday, hoping to secure a buyer who will respect “the property and its history,” a U.S.-based investment company said.
The Bran Castle, perched on a cliff near Brasov in mountainous central Romania, is a top tourist attraction because of its ties to Prince Vlad the Impaler, the warlord whose cruelty inspired Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, “Dracula.”
Legend has it that Vlad, who earned his nickname because of the way he tortured his enemies, spent one night in the 1400s at the castle.
A deranged Staten Island man spotted a peacock in the parking lot of a Tottenville Burger King Thursday morning, and mistook the majestic animal for a vampire. According to the Staten Island Advance, the man assaulted the bird in pretty much every possible way except driving a stake through its heart, as onlookers watched in horror.
Witnesses said a man in his late teens or early 20s grabbed the helpless bird by its neck, struck it repeatedly with a baseball bat and kicked it in a Burger King parking lot on Page Avenue.
He then jumped onto the hood of a car and threw the peacock to the ground before running off when he saw police.
Hat tip to Kara!