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Van Meter remembers 1903 visit


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#1    Ohelemapit

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:18 AM

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Imagine what a smartphone in 1903 Van Meter could have accomplished.

Instead of shouldering shotguns and blasting away at an eight-foot winged creature with a forehead horn that cast a beam of light, panicked citizens could have quickly posted a YouTube video. Case closed. Monster confirmed.

Camping out all night 110 years later, at an old coal mine outside of town where the alleged creature is believed to have lived, a researcher of odd legends is still trying to get sight of it.

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#2    Frank Merton

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:38 AM

We like camping in such places because we can have a thrill of possible danger without the reality.  Better than horror movies and even ghost stories.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

I love these stories, adventure, mystery, throw in a little science and folk lore and let the stones fly.  :D


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

How do I spell ludicrous?

I was OK with the possibility until it was described as " half human" "impervious to bullets" and "fired beams of bright light from it's forehead"

Too much moonshine back then I guess.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

Nice folklore story. I had not heard of this before.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:58 PM

Outlandish stories like this were common among newspaper editors of the day. Pulp Fiction in a way.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:41 PM

Think someone smoked to much funny stuff back in the day


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:53 PM

I love all that folk lore stuff.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:34 PM

You see what you want to see.If most people want to see a monster they look in the mirror::::


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:42 PM

View Postpallidin, on 04 May 2013 - 01:15 PM, said:

How do I spell ludicrous?

I was OK with the possibility until it was described as " half human" "impervious to bullets" and "fired beams of bright light from it's forehead"

Too much moonshine back then I guess.


Reminds me a lot of Marvel villain, Sauron...

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:28 AM

Mirrors only serve to remind me of the ravages of time.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:24 AM

mothman maybe


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:59 AM

Maybe it was a dragon. Maybe dragons really had a fluorecent light shining from their forehead. Maybe, because people in old times could only generate light through fire, people thought that that it was some kind of fire, and hence the legend about dragons breathing fire.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:37 AM

Oooooh 'fred_mc', interesting point! I totally agree.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:58 AM

I disagree, my pet dragon breaths fire all the time. The stupid thing got the hic-ups not too long ago and set fire to a condo unit. Talk about an insurance nightmare? Jeez, some people simply don't understand the complexities in raising dragons.





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