Friday, November 13, 2009




each month here on the blog, i like to swipe at least one or two short stories from the fantastic feature over on TRUE TALES! i try to read through all of the tales that stephen wagner posts each month, stories that readers send in explaining--or trying to explain--a strange and/or chilling experience that they've had.
here are a couple that stuck with me, but head over to

and see for yourself...

by Jessica C.

I'm not entirely sure on the exact date of when this happened, but it would have been around 1999, maybe in spring or summer. Living in Australia, you are bound to see strange things from time to time, altough most have an explanaton behind them. This is different.

I was young at the time, probably nine or so, and my family was having a barbecue in the backyard of our house. We were all sitting at this table on the patio, eating and talking, not really paying attention to anything surrounding us. Suddenly, I heard a "plop" noise come from the leaf cover in the garden along the back fence. I immediately turned and looked to see what had made the noise.

To my horror, I saw a small, blue creature look at me then run into the shrubbery. It was about 15cm (6 inches) tall, on all fours. It didn't have any toes that I could see. Its face was vertically oval shaped with small black eyes, a long, protruding nose and a grimacing mouth filled with almost needle-like teeth. The outer of the face was dark blue, sort of like a mane, but it looked hairless. The rest of the face and body was light blue. The best I can describe the body is like that of a lion, except with short legs, no tail and less sculpted.

I looked at my brother and he said, "What the f*** was that!?" He had seen it, too. When my mum calmed us down, she took my brother and me to separate rooms of the house and got us to draw what we had seen. We both drew the same thing. I was terrified for the rest of the night. To this day, I still don't know what the creature was that I saw, but it still gives me the creeps.

by Connie C.

Several years ago, I was standing in line at Walmart in Webb City, Missouri, ready to pay for my purchases. I usually don't look around at others in line, but I had a very uneasy feeling and smelled a peculiar odor.

I turned around and looked at a very tall man dressed in black. I looked at his eyes and they were completely black. Every hair on my body stood up! I got the sense that he was evil, maybe the Devil himself. I couldn't get out of that store fast enough.

It still creeps me out to this day just thinking about it. I know they have black contacts that cover the entire eye, but I think this was before those were in existence. Whatever it was, it wasn't human.

so how about it, perhapa-gang...?
have you ever seen some strange creature, something weird in the woods, or maybe a person who just looked or felt...not right...?
lemme know...


before we get to this week's "five for friday!" i'd like to share an 'e' that our pal, kc carlson, sent me the other day to correct me on my dates regarding the raspberries...

Hi Todd,

Actually, the Raspberries didn't get started until the 1970s. 1970 to be exact and their first single and album didn't appear until 1972. They broke up in 1975 (after releasing 4 albums), got back together (briefly) in 1999 and recorded a new (live) CD with Eric Carmen in 2007. They also recorded a new studio CD in 2000 as a trio (w/o Carmen) and have occasionally played dates as a trio since then.

thanks, kc!
i guess i was rushing. i should have had you proof read this and check my facts.
ladies and gentlemen, should you ever need ANY information regarding the rock and/or the kc carlson!

and here are your
"five for friday!"

if you watched any cash cab last night you might know some of these.
'cause that's where i stole them...

1. the corova milk bar is the favorite droogie hang-out in what eye-opening anthony burgess novel?

2. knocking back the nazi propaganda machine, what boxer beat max shmeling at yankee stadium in 1938?

3. about 2 hours from seattle by snowmobile, what canadian city will host the 2010 winter olympics?

4. meaning "sun in the middle", what theory got galileo thrown in jail for heresy in 1633?

5. what renowned recliner was originally going to be saddled with monikers like "the slack-back" or "the sit'n'snooze"?

have a great weekend!
smell ya later~!


Brian said...

I saw a ghost this week, but he was "friendly." ;-)

On to the 5 for Friday the 13th

1. ?

2. Joe Lewis

3. Vancouver (Thank you 30 Rock)

4. Not sure of the theory's name, but he got in trouble with the church for supporting Copernicus's theory that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the universe.

5. La-Z-Boy

Matt Wieringo said...

1. A Clockwork Orange

2. ?

3. Vancouver

4. Don't know the name but, like Brian, I know the theory.

5. La Z Boy?

Anonymous said...

1. A Clockwork Orange!

2. Joe Louis!

3. Vancouver!

4. Heliocentrism!

5. La-Z-Boy!

Those were fun ones Todd!

Great stories too. I loved how in the Australia story they were like "WTF was that?!" I laughed there, because I think that line was probably said by EVERYONE who's ever had a paranormal encounter, they just don't usually include it when they tell the story.

As far as the second story, I can solve that mystery immediately. It WAS indeed the devil, he's actually the owner, CEO and board of directors for Wal-Mart.


Jared W. Adams
Grand Minister for General Mayhem

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