The Bigfoot-like “Skunk Ape” has been reported in several states including North Carolina and Arkansas but reports of the rare and elusive creature are much more common in Florida. Sightings of the smelly creature (hence its name) date back to the 1960′s. This week a video surfaced on YouTube claiming to show crowds of people taking pictures of the elusive creature on March 2, 2013 at Myakka River State Park in Sarasota County.
The Neptune Memorial, also known as the Atlantis Memorial Reef, is an underwater cemetery located three miles off the coast of Key Biscayne, Florida. At over 16 acres in size, it is also the world’s largest man-made reef built to hold the remains of over 125,000 people. Persons buried in the Atlantis Memorial Reef are cremated and their ashes mixed with concrete to form 10-pound sculptures of starfish, shells, coral, and other Atlantis-themed shapes. A copper and bronze memorial plaque, etched with the person’s name, date of birth and death, is then attached to the object which is fixed to the reef to create the “features” that make the underwater cemetery so unique.
23-year-old Jason Leon was riding his ATV with a few of his friends when he noticed a few feet of snake sticking out of the brush by the gravel road. Jason crawled off the ATV, grabbed the head of the snake, and yanked it free from the brush. To his surprise, there was 15 more feet of the snake that was concealed by the thick brush. The battle began.
The Giant African land snail grows as large as a rat and can eat through the walls of a home – and they’re invading southern Florida. Hundreds of thousands of the snails are emerging from hibernation and eating through everything in their path. Destruction by digestion aside, their shells are so hard, they can blow out the tires of a car and their excrement and slime coat walls and roads with a gooey mess. And if all that is not bad enough, the snails also carry a parasitic rat lungworm that can cause illness in humans, including a form of meningitis.
In early November 2012, 4-year-old tortoiseshell cat “Holly” was separated from her owners Jacob and Bonnie Richter at an RV Park in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Richter’s said the normally well-behaved Holly just bolted out of the RV door one day. Fireworks that night may have further spooked Holly. After several days of searching, alerting animal agencies and posting fliers, the Richters returned home without Holly. Two weeks later an animal rescue worker called the Richter’s and told them that a cat fitting Holly’s description was seen eating scraps behind a local Hooter’s restaurant. For several weeks, that was the last anyone heard of Holly.
An interesting video posted on YouTube shows a bright blue, glowing light hovering in the clouds. The video was shot from the window seat of a commercial airliner on a fight from Florida to Pennsylvania and has generated much talk on the paranormal forums. Some have suggested that the flight was not “30,000 feet in the air” but rather, given the angle of the flaps on the airplane’s wing, was in a descent pattern. This is a crucial fact given that the glowing object could be atop a stationary object (e.g. mountain) if the plane was flying at a lower altitude. However, if the flight was indeed at a cruising altitude, then this report becomes much more difficult to explain.
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle and Hoodoo Sea, birthed its legend on September 09, 1950 in a strange AP dispatch. E.V.W. Jones, a reporter, penned an article on a strange anomaly he had stumbled across.