Atmospheric Beasts

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As mentioned in my article for air rods which mentioned they may be related to atmospheric beasts, this article will cover what atmospheric beasts are. They are probably one of the more weirder (if that’s even possible) flying creatures from cryptozoology. They seem to be living creatures, but they break all the rules that we humans apply to living things. They fly up high in the sky without wings and their bodies are only semi-solid and are often partially invisible. Many of these sightings were originally classified as really strange and unusual UFO sightings. One of the most well known atmospheric beasts is the Crawfordsville Monster which was first sighted in Indiana in 1891 and some have classified it as a dragon.

To those who do believe in atmospheric beasts they are very fragile and lightweight beings that are either native to Earth or are aliens that are from somewhere else. If you believe the latter theory, then these creatures are sometimes thought to have come from somewhere in the atmosphere of another planet, but they also can be thought of as originating from interstellar gas clouds so that would make it seem that they are aliens without a native planet and are basically “swimming” through space. Many consider them non-intelligent and so even though they may have originated from space they are really just animals.

In several different eyewitness accounts, the beasts can change their density, become smaller, harder masses which are usually metallic in color, or they even can become larger and cloudlike even to the point of complete invisibility and some have even been able to glow. They may resembles whales at times which gives to their other name of ‘air whales’ or ‘cloud beasts’.  It’s also a common belief that if the beasts touch the ground they will die. Those that resemble clouds may display strange behavior that regular clouds cannot do, such as squirting a stream of water at people or being too mobile for normal clouds. The physical features may look like actual animals, but because they are separate clouds that are being combined together it looks entirely too alien to be a real animal.

When they die it’s been noted that they fall to Earth as a large gelatinous mass that may be similar to green, purple, gray or even iridescent jelly that evaporates into absolutely nothing within minutes to as long as days. This is an explanation from the meteorites or star jelly that falls from the sky occasionally.

They are often given local names and are always in folklore, but playing a minor role. People have had actual physical contact with these beings, such as a police officer being touched by one whilst bicycling. People have said it feels like being licked by a large, soft tongue.

They are very strange creatures indeed and have been in folklore for centuries, and there have been many witness accounts of them. Could these be a new species of alien that exists just above us? We may never know honestly, but it’s strangely comforting to think that these large animal-like beings are in a way looking over us.

Fur-Bearing Trout (Hoax)

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The fur-bearing trout, also known as the beaver trout, is a trout that possesses a thick coat of fur to keep it warm in the extremely cold northern waters it lives in. It was obviously since fish do not typically sprout fur and they are already adapt to the waters they live in.

According to the legend, it was first encountered by Europeans who settled in Canada and talked about many furred animals and fish in the lands and was asked to specify the fur fish and so it became to be the fur bearing fish. Now they are many mounted up on walls all through the Great Lakes of North America as a little tribute to that. There are some cases where fish will seem to have fur, but that due to a disease called saprolegnia which causes what looks like little tufts of fur.

Air Rods

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These tiny little flying creatures have been a mystery to many for decades now, and there still is no real answer for their existence. These air rods, which are also called “flying rods” or “sky fish”, are kind of the equivalent of crop circles to everyone, even the skeptics. They show up on every type of camera around the world when they do decide to appear. No one really knows what they are. No one knows if they are living creatures, aliens, or just camera malfunctions. To those who believe strongly in cryptids they believe that air rods are living creatures, and are possibly related to the older stories of atmospheric beasts that once flew through the skies as they do now. To skeptics, these air rods are merely pieces of flying debris, insects or even birds being filmed under strange conditions that would produce that type of effect.

Air rods were first discovered around the 1990s in various types of film. People studying these anomalies found many in thousands and thousands of films and found thousands of types of these critters in those films. Close studies showed that these rods had extremely interesting behavior. They showed to have 3D features such as they would weave in and out of trees instead of just going through them or just staying visible always in the front of objects. They were carefully measured and they would range from about four inches to about three feet long. There seemed to be no difference between the head and tail and they had pairs of appendages all along its body.

In some air rods these appendages look kind of like fins that vibrate in undulating waves while others have some that look like bee wings. Most of the time, however, the rods are moving so fast that they are extremely blurry and it cannot be deciphered what they look like. Some rare ones can be solid white compared to the translucent ones that are mostly spotted.

Many people have grown fearful of these mysterious beings, believing they are a new species of bugs or even aliens that are invading Earth. Many skeptics believe it could be computer generated rods that are slipped into all the footage that is seen. That would be a lot of editing to get all those thousands of films to be edited like that!

It’s still a mystery to this day what they are, but it heavily believed they are real and seem to pose no threat to the people living in the world or the animals and plant life. They could possibly be aliens just visiting surveying the world to see what goes on here. Maybe one day we will learn more of their existence. Here’s to seeing the truth someday.

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Kidney Thieves

This urban legend (which actually isn’t an urban legend it actually does happen quite often) goes by several other titles, including “The Kidney Heist”, “The Organ Thieves”, and “The Stolen Kidneys”. The story goes that there was once a young man who was going to college. For spring break he went to Las Vegas with his buddies to have a good time. They were drinking and listening to music and just generally having a really good time for vacation. The young man had just finished another drink when a beautiful young woman came up to him and started talking to him. He was flattered and surprised that she was talking to him. They seemed to be hitting it off, and when she invited him to another party, he agreed.

He left the bar and went with the young woman to an apartment on the outskirts of the city. There was already a party going on and they started drinking some more and even dancing with each other a little. The young woman takes out two little pills and puts one in her mouth while offering the other to the man. He was never one to try drugs, but he decided he’d give it a try. That was the last thing he remembered.

When he awoke he was in a hotel bathroom, naked and in a tub full of ice. He was extremely groggy and disoriented and he tried to remember how he got there. He was also in a lot of pain. He saw he had a crumpled note in his hand that said, “If you don’t want to die, call 911”. He saw a cell phone sitting on a small table so he picked it up and proceeded to call emergency services. When the operator answered, he tried to explain he didn’t know what had happened to him and that he was in a tub full of ice. The operator instantly knew what was happening. She told him to check his body for injuries and he noticed two nine inch slits in his lower back. The operator told him to go back into the tub and that an ambulance was on the way. She also told him that he had been drugged and someone had removed his kidneys. There was a ring of organ thieves operating in the city and they would sell the organs on the black market. Afterwards, he was kept in the hospital on life support until he could get new kidneys.

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Yowie

The name of the Yowie one of several names that are given to the hominid that lives in Australia. The creature originated in the Aboriginal oral history. In parts of Queensland they are referred to as “Quinkin” or a type of quinkin and as a joogabinna. In New South Wales, it’s known by a plethora of names: jurrawarra, myngawin, puttikan, gubba, doolaga, gulaga, thoolagal, yahoo, yaroma, noocoonah, wawee, pangkarlangu, jimbra and tjangara. Many people belive that the existence of the Yowie is a mix of misidentification, folklore, and a hoaxes. Yowie-type creatures are quite common in Aboriginal legends, more particularly in the eastern Australian states.

The Yowie is typically described as hairy and ape-like standing upright between 6 ft 11 in and 12 ft. As with most large hominids that are reported the Yowie’s feet are reported to be much larger than human feet but so far tracks have shown inconsistencies in shape and toe number, and even witness don’t have similar descriptions of the beast. The one thing that is consistent is that the nose is wide and flat. It’s behavior has been reported as either timid or shy, or violent and aggressive. There is no set way of describing the Yowie, just like how there is no set way in knowing if it’s actually being sighted or not. Mysterious, no?

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Polybius

Polybius is an urban legend about an arcade game that apparently can cause seizures or brain aneurysms and was used to control people’s minds to brainwash them and even cause them to commit suicide.

Around the 1980s, arcade games were extremely popular with teens, and supposedly the game Polybius was first released for those teens in 1981 in Portland, Orgeon. It was a puzzle/shooting game, kind of like the games where you had to control a little ship and shoot at things coming at you.

It was an extremely popular game at the time. It was super addictive and there were lines going out the door of people wanting to play it. There was something strange and sinister about the game, however. People were reporting sounds of a woman crying and seeing grotesque faces out of the corner of the eyes. Some people saw disturbing messages flash on the screen like, “Kill Yourself”. After playing the game people would experience things from nightmares to amnesia. Some even committed suicide.

One arcade owner said that mysterious men in black suits would come and collect data from the game. They didn’t take any money and sometimes they would change the settings on the game. This led to some people believing it was used to brainwash people by the government.

After about a month of it being released, all of the cabinets disappeared suddenly. One reappeared in 1998, but vanished quickly as well. No one has been able to find the original ROM. It was supposedly made by a German company Sinnesloschen which means “Sense Deletion”. No one really knows what happened to the arcade game, but maybe someday the truth about it will be told.

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Bedroom Light – Scary Story

This scary story/urban legend is also known as “Aren’t You Glad You Didn’t Turn On the Light?” Which is a longer title, but it may be more familiar to people.

This story revolves around two college girls who were friends when they were younger and wanted to be roommates in college. They got their wishes and were roomed together at the start of school.

One night they were both up late studying for an exam that was happening the next day. One of the girls got tired and went to bed while the other one stayed up and diligently studied. At some point, she realized she left one of her books back in the bedroom and snuck back in so she didn’t wake her roommate up. She didn’t turn the light on and was trying to feel around for her book when she started hearing heavy breathing and she asked quietly if her roommate was awake. Her roommate didn’t say anything. She heard something move and asked, “Can I turn on the light?” She got no response. She asked again and got no response again. She gave up and continued looking in the dark for the book, found it, and headed back out to continue studying. She stayed up all night and when the time came for the exam and went to go take it, but noticed her roommate didn’t come. When she got home she knocked on the door to see if she was okay. She didn’t get a respond so she opened the door and saw a horrific scene. Her roommate was laying on her bed motionless lying in a pool of blood. She had been brutally murdered. She looked around and saw on the wall behind her words smeared in blood that read, “Aren’t you glad you didn’t turn on the light?”. Talk about disturbing.