Author, artist and researcher of the strange, Linda Godfrey discussed her most recent work on true encounters with beast-men and upright-walking canine creatures. "I still get one to three a week," she said of the many reports of these bipedal dogs she has collected-- "it's running up into the hundreds."
Based on witnesses she's spoken to, attributes ascribed to the beast-men include "running, walking and sometimes leaping on their hind legs" and "using its forelimbs" to carry meat or drink water out of streams. Despite the resemblance to classic tales of werewolves, Godfrey noted that she hasn't seen any evidence of such a connection. However she was told one story where the beast "seemed to be morphing from an ape to a wolf." Similarly, she dismissed the notion that witnesses are mistaking a Bigfoot for an upright-canine. Godfrey observed that "anyone who gets a good look at them" recognizes the prominent dog-like characteristics such as the animal's legs, pointed ears, and long snout.
On just what the creatures may be, Godfrey put forth two potential origins for the beast. On a more pedestrian level, she suggested it could be "a strangely adapted or slightly changed Timberwolf" that has learned to use its limbs in a more "advantageous way." The other, more esoteric theory, is that the upright canine is a "sentient earth spirit or transdimensional visitor." She said that the latter explanation has been told to her by numerous Native Americans whose tribes have long known about the creature. According to the legends, the entities are "fully corporeal" when in this dimension, but "they know where the portals are" to return to their home dimension and, thus, avoid capture.
Appearing during the first hour, inventor Paul Pantone talked about his invention, the GEET engine, and the troubles he endured once he took it public. He explained that the engine can use "anything" as a fuel, even "crude oil, paint thinner, or cleaning solvent," and creates "zero pollution." Pantone recounted how his invention was first rebuffed by environmental groups, who allegedly told him "we want donations, solutions put us out of business." He then tried to enlist investors, but disputes with them resulted in his being held, against his will, in a mental facility.
A beekeeping couple in China recently brought their work home with them when they were wed while covered in live bees. Despite donning attire that would render most people terrified, the bride described the sensation of thousands of live bees crawling on her during the ceremony as "amazing." More on the story here.
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