Welcome to this weeks REAL TWILIGHT ZONE and a BIG HI to all those folks from Inception Radio Network who I believe are syndicating our show from tonight!
Tonight’s show is about Urban Legends and Common Knowledge
BUT First from Catherine we have a diary of claimed paranormal events..
20 June (reoccurring)
Location: Foulkesmill, Horetown (County Wexford) – Battle of Horetown site and Green Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The entire Battle of Horetown is replayed on its anniversary, while a lone Hessian trooper is seen standing by a tree along Green Road where his is thought to be buried.
20 June (reoccurring)
Sprites & Pixies
Location: Ballona (Isle of Man) – Ballona Bridge
Further Comments: On this day the fairy population comes out in force. If they are not acknowledged by any one crossing the bridge, the fairy folk have no hesitation in making their presence felt.
20 June (reoccurring)
Location: Cadbury (Somerset) – Cadbury Castle, and road between North Barrow and South Barrow villages
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Escorted by mounted knights carrying lances, King Arthur of the Britons traverses this route back to Camelot (as Cadbury is thought to be) on this day in June. One witness said that on 23 June 1995 they encountered an armoured man (more dark age than medieval) holding a standard on horseback – the figure disappeared around a corner, though there was no place that he could have gone. One legend says a door opens every seven years in the hillside so that Arthur and his company can leave to feed their horses.
20 June – Horseman seen (reoccurring)
Location: Ashford (Kent) – Eastwell Park and Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Riding towards the park house, this phantom horseman veers off at the last minute and enters the nearby lake. A white lady haunts the house itself, seen by porters on the night shift.
20 June, midnight (reoccurring)
Location: Bossiney (Cornwall) – Bossiney Mound
Further Comments: Once a year, King Arthur’s table is said to surface from the mound, briefly waiting for the man to sit at it once more.
News round-up from FEE
The goose who wears a pair of sandals
Gator the rescue goose’s adoptive parents, Bob and Lauree Strouse, were so concerned his feet would suffer on their walks, they got him a pair of sandals.
Gator enjoys the freedom of St Augustine in his smart new sandals (Picture: Mercury)
The couple designed the footwear to combat the hot and harsh concrete in the town of St Augustine, Florida.
The trio have become a regular sight since finding Gator wandering along the edge of Lake Roy in Winter Haven, Florida.
They feared its resident alligators would gobble him up, so took him under their wing. ‘We rescued him,’ said Mrs Strouse. They called him Gator because it’s a shortening of the rather pessimistic ‘Gator bait’. That was four years ago.
They now regularly take him out for a walk but make sure he is on a lead in crowded areas to make sure he does not get into mischief.
But at heart Gator is a home body. ‘He grazes in the yard,’ said Mr Strouse. ‘He eats grass and ants and bugs,’ his wife added.
Customers upset after shop busted for selling insect-flavoured ice cream
An ice cream vendor attempting to capture flavours of the insect world has been told to drop the idea after health officials caught employees making and selling a locust infused desert.
Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream shop in Columbia, Missouri, sold out of the ‘cicada flavour’ within hours of it going on sale earlier this month.
To make the flavour employees would firstly collect the insects from the their backyards pull off their wings and boil them.
The recipe was completed once they added sugar and milk chocolate to a butter and brown sugar ice cream base.
Funnily enough cicada’s aren’t covered in the food regulations stipulated by the Columbia County Department of Public Health, so technically using them as an ingredient isn’t exactly punishable.
An environmental health chief with the department, Gerry Worley, said the food code ‘doesn’t directly address cicadas’ but has advised against their use in the ice cream.
Millions of cicada’s are currently moving in plagues throughout the Midwest of America after a 13-year life cycle living underground. They can make sounds up to 120 decibels and are most active during the day.
Bruce Barrett a professor of entomology at the University of Missouri told the Columbia Daily Tribune that it’s not uncommon for some cultures to consider the cicada as a culinary delicacy.
‘Insects kinda have a bad rap, but in actuality, if you look at their cousins shrimp and crabs they’re considered a delicacy,’ he said.
Maestro owner accused of 480 mph speeding
A woman who drives a G-registration Austin Maestro has told of her shock after receiving a speeding ticket claiming she was travelling at 480 mph.
Joanna James, 28, was allegedly clocked as she drove along a road in Bridgend earlier this month.
The mother-of-three, who bought the silver-coloured car for £100 in June, said it started to shake when it reached the motorway speed limit of 70mph.
A spokeswoman for the South Wales Safety Camera Partnership said the speed given on the ticket was down to a clerical error and a rectified notice, stating 48mph, had been issued.
Mrs James, who had her three-year-old daughter Chloe in the car with her on the night of the alleged offence, said she had been shocked when the letter arrived because she had not believed she had been speeding at all.
“Then my husband said, ‘Hang on, you were doing 480mph,” said Mrs James, of Sandfields, Port Talbot.
Her husband, Kenneth, who carries out mechanical work on the car, said: “I am waiting for Nasa to ring up for the diagram of the engine.”
OAP shoplifter lacks bite
A 70-year-old shoplifter tried to evade capture by biting an arresting officer before realising he’d left his dentures at home.
Pensioner Gustav Ernegger turned on the policeman when he grabbed him as he ran out of a clothes shop in Braunschweig, Germany, after stealing a shirt.
But instead of sinking his teeth into the officer’s arm, he was only able to leave a wet mark from his gums.
Police spokesman Gunther Brauner said: “He tried to bite the officer several times, but had forgotten to put his false teeth in and so was unable to cause him any harm.”
Dog refuses to leave butchers after burglary
A burglar who took his dog to a raid on a butchers has been caught after the hound refused to leave.
Lumpi was so busy tucking into packs of sliced sausage Kurt Schmidt had opened for him that when the police turned up he stayed where he was instead of running for it.
A police spokesman in Zwickau in Germany where the raid happened said: “The burglar was standing by the back door whistling and calling the dog but it ignored him and carried on enjoying its meal.”
Man arrested after calling police over drug rip-off
A New Orleans man has been arrested after calling police to complain he’d been ripped off trying to trade a microwave oven for crack cocaine.
Joseph Bulot, of Chalmette, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
The 32-year-old had showed a sheriff’s deputy a crack pipe he said he’d used to smoke what turned out to be fake cocaine.
A sheriff’s deputy tested the off-white rock. It showed no traces of cocaine.
Maj. Marcel David, chief of the sheriff’s special investigations division, which conducts drug investigations, said he can’t recall anyone ever asking a deputy to look at their drug paraphernalia, initiating their own arrest.
HOW TO GET RID YOUR WIFE
Immigration officer fired after putting wife on list of terrorists to stop her flying home
An immigration officer tried to rid himself of his wife by adding her name to a list of terrorist suspects.
He used his access to security databases to include his wife on a watch list of people banned from boarding flights into Britain because their presence in the country is ‘not conducive to the public good’.
As a result the woman was unable for three years to return from Pakistan after travelling to the county to visit family.
The tampering went undetected until the immigration officer was selected for promotion and his wife name was found on the suspects’ list during a vetting inquiry.
Noorsyaidah, an Indonesian woman, claims metal wire has grown from her body for 18 years
This is currently big news in Indonesia. Metal wires about 10-20 cm long grow from a woman’s body! Skeptics initially thought that is must be “self-inflicted”. Doctors however, have other theories but have given up on providing any scientific or medical explanations.
The woman had this problem for 17 years and currently being investigated by the Ministry of Health. Initial consultation with More..doctors and specialists found that the wires are also inside her body. At this stage, there were no current medical explanations or any case ever exist. Hence, there is but only one other possible consideration… Occult magic.
Her name is NOORSYAIDAH. A 40 years old kindergarten teacher from Sangatta, East Kutai. Her first symptoms started manifestating in 1991. The metal wires grew out of her chest and her belly. There was no explanation then (or even now). During the first week wires kept falling off from her body and were gone. A month later, the wires grew back again and from that time onward the wires did not fall. They kept growing!
One of her sisters said that she tried to help by trimming the wires. Alas, whenever she trimmed the wires, the wire retreated as if it were hiding and then popped up in another part of Noorsyaidah’s body.
There have been 4 Medical Specialists taking this matter seriously and have treated her in several ways. And as the result, doctors can’t figure out what exactly is happening to her. The doctors have taken an X-Ray image from her stomach and found that there are more than 40 metal wires inside her and some of them are bursting out of her skin. They looks like a living phenomenon. The wires are able mobile and therefore can change location at will, Thus the doctors are forced to use a magnet to scan the exact position of the wires. The wires burst out without any symptoms of Tetanus, but she said that they’re hurting her like when needles sting
Ghost Tries To Kill Woman Having Sex In Cemetry
WHEN visiting a relative’s grave at the Ahavath Israel cemetery in Hamilton, N.J, the 39-year-old woman and her male consort had sex.
At some point a tombstone fell on her leg. She did not die. But the assumption must be that a randy ghost saw an opportunity and went for it.
Anyone wishing to have sex by a relative’s grave should ensure that the dead is no closer in blood lines than a second cousin – lest the afterlife look a lot like rural Norfolk…
Buy a truck, get a free AK-47
Nations Trucks in Florida has introduced the scheme of a complimentary Soviet-style AK-47 assualt rifle with every purchase to help it through the sluggish US economic recovery,’The Daily Telegraph’ online reported.
The dealership has more than doubled sales since the offer was announced last week, according to Nick Ginetta, the general sales manager.
A poster in Nations’ office window proclaims “FREE AK-47″ above a large illustration of the gun, which is by far the biggest-selling assault rifle of all time.
A driver’s license after 960 tries!
A 69-year-old South Korean woman took the driver’s test a record 960 times before she finally got her license.
For three years starting in April 2005, Grandma Cha Sa-soon took the test once a day five days a week. After that, her pace slowed, to about twice a week. But she never quit.
Hers is a fame based not only on sheer doggedness, a quality held in high esteem by Koreans, but also on the universal human sympathy for a monumental – and in her case, cheerful – loser.
After she got her license in May, Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, South Korea’s leading carmaker, started an online campaign asking people to post messages of congratulations. Thousands poured in. In early August, Hyundai presented Cha with a $16,800 car.
For each of her 960 tests, she had to pay $5 in application fees.
Step on the grass!
More than a dozen Canadian companies have joined hands to produce a ‘green’ car made of marijuana. To be run on electricity, the prototype design of the car – called Kestrel – was unveiled at the Electric Mobility Show in Vancouver in September.
The four-seater has a bio-composite body made of hemp – which is the name for the cannabis (bhang) plant. It runs on batteries with 4.5 to 17.3 kilowatt hours of energy. The car reached a top speed of 90 kilometres per hour. It can run 40 to 160 kilometres before needing to be recharged, depending on the type of battery.
The first 20 cars will be delivered next year.
Urban Legends and Common Knowledge
According to Wikipedia an Urban Legend (Myth) is…
An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend, is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories usually believed by their tellers to be true. As with all folklore and mythology, the designation suggests nothing about the story’s veracity, but merely that it is in circulation, exhibits variation over time, and carries some significance that motivates the community in preserving and propagating it.
On tonight’s we aim to explore the following Urban Myths and Common Knowledge
Stealing Kidneys, The “Gay” Jesus Movie, The Poisoned Business Card, Alligators in the Sewers, Ring a Ring a Roses and The Beatles!
No doubt others will crop up as well…
Enjoy the show.