Monday, April 14, 2014

Ominous Black Ring

According to a article on, Georgina Heap, while playing tennis with friends at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, saw an ominous black ring in the sky. Ten girls in total are reported to have seen the ring last Friday. And Met Office did not believed it to have been a weather phenomenon (like some sky rings are):

(Above are the images of black ring posted on: - and several other sites.)

Of course, you know I love this sort of thing. Is the picture real? If so, what is this thing? If not, what was the motivation for such a hoax?

So, on first look, the images show no obvious signs of tampering. In the first image we see a jet trail, either higher up, or much smaller than the ring. Then in the second photo we can see an insect, looking bigger than the jet from the trail would have been, so it’s reasonable to assume the ring was between the two, and the bug much closer to Georgina, indicating that the ring was probably somewhat smaller than a jet.

So, zooming in for a closer look, I became suspicious that the ring had tighter pixilation than the rest of the sky, however, this pixilation turned out to be consistent with the more detailed trees and buildings, indicating it’s how the details were saved by the phone.

Meanwhile, my web search turns up no indication that the story is a hoax or reproduction, and the same story on several news sources that are more familiar to me. Along with some stories on similar rings, and ones that turn into clouds.

Furthermore, the ring changes between the two images, indicating that it really is smoky, and not just something static (such as being painted on glass, for example).

Conclusion; I don’t know for sure what they saw, but I believe they definitely saw something (at least for the time being).

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Chupacabra and Twitter

Chupacabra is making the news again, recently a couple claimed to have caught the creature and had it put to sleep (which PETA had a hand in, sending them a letter, telling them it probably had mange). Clearly though, the creature is a hairless Raccoon.

Now, raccoons are pretty smart (as I’ve already posted on SPCS and Twitter, oh yeah, I’m on Twitter now, I’ll be posting notes on paranormal news and my etsy shop, so if you’re on Twitter, check it out: VPM @CleverKraken ) and they sit up in a pose that chupacabra is often depicted in.

Apparently this isn’t the first time a hairless raccoon has been mistaken for chupacabra either, in 2011, on showed up in Florida, was mistaken for chupacabra, then properly identified as a mutant raccoon, and moved to a wildlife sanctuary (this makes me wonder if PETA got it right or not, so I feel bad for the raccoon, but I assume the vet looked it over first. - This post was not meant to be a smack against PETA).

#Chupacabra yah’ll

I’m still getting the hang of this Twitter thing, got to remember there are hashtags and a way low letter limit.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mischief Managed

A lot of online entities are doing pranks today. And I’m cool with that, tempted even, but since this blog is about finding the truth… it kind of seems like poor taste. So instead, here’s me rambling about some things that are real, but may sound fake:

First off, there’s a species of bat that has fleshy little suction cups on it’s wings. No joke, they live in colonies inside folded-over slippery leaves, so the suction cups help them grip.

How about another weird animal fact, Koala babies eat their mother’s fecal matter. Yep, poop, it helps them get the bacteria in their gut that they’ll need to digest eucalyptus. Koala are also some of the few non-primates that have fingerprints.

Speaking of fingerprints, really you have a whole unique palm print, and toe/foot print, which is why the hospital takes baby’s footprints. Twins as you know, have different fingerprints, that’s an environmental development factor, but they’re more likely to have the same type or fingerprints (whorls, spirals, arches), which is a genetic developmental factor.

Speaking of twins, sometimes one twin (in identical twins) will develop with situs inversus, a condition in which your internal organs are on the opposite side of the body from normal. No wonder identical twins are also called mirror twins.

Okay, that’s all for now.