Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:58 AM
Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:54 AM
Posted 17 February 2008 - 09:12 AM
Posted 17 February 2008 - 11:57 AM
Posted 17 February 2008 - 12:30 PM
And actually, although I didn't vote that I believe in vampires (because I don't believe in the blood-sucking undead who can turn into bats...sorry Moonie ), there is a certain medical condition that causes an aversion to sunlight and a craving for raw meat--or blood--, along with other characteristic symptoms. And I actually think this is where the lore of vampires originated from in many cultures.
Posted 17 February 2008 - 09:33 PM
Posted 17 February 2008 - 10:42 PM
Annie... I think youre thinking of porypheria (there are different types of onset)... One of the kings had it... and it is involved in the Edgar Allan Poe Death Theory... I've been tested for AIP (interestingly it's known as "vampire disease") and at times my pee does turn dark red in the sun but my blood is negative. I have every symptom.
Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:24 AM
Also, whether we believe in cryptozoological creatures such as Nessie, we should keep in mind that the Komodo Dragon was once believed to be myth...until scientists began to spot them, now they are a well decumented species. And don't forget the Tasmanian tiger, the giant squid, or the coelecanth(spelling?) which were believed to be long extinct until rare sightings/captures of these highly endangered species were eventually proven. Bigfoot, the thunderbird, Nessie, the great laviathan, even other types of dragons could very well fall under this class of "lost" animals. After all, how could so many different cultures with minimal to no contact with eachother have all been able to describe such similar creatures?
Just a thought.
Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:32 AM
No, haven't seen yet.
With regards to Zombies and Vampires, they might be on another plane,perhaps. As for Vampires, I love vampires and their folklore.
Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:09 AM
The place we live at now has woods on 2 sides of it and for the last 3 weeks we have been hearing loud high pitched screams. Dont know what it is yet but my dog who usually barks at everything runs for her doghouse and hides.
We found out that the sitings are always around or near a stream called Beaver Dam Creek. Also found out that the stream runs through the wooded area on our property, same place we have heard the screams. So I dont know whats going on. But I dont spend my time on the porch at night just relaxing, because I dont want to see whats out there lol. Maybe he just wants to join me for some coffee and a ciggerette!!!!!!!!!
Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:09 PM
Even though some sightings date back to the 1970s, El Chupacabra - "the goat sucker" - is primarily a phenomenon of the 1990s, and its fame has largely been spread by the Internet. The sightings started in earnest in 1995 with reports coming out of Puerto Rico of a strange creature that was killing farmers' livestock - chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits and, of course, goats - sometimes hundreds of animals in one evening. The farmers, who were familiar with the killing practices of wild dogs and other predators, claimed that the methods of this unknown beast were different. It didn't try to eat the animals it killed, for example; nor did it drag them away to be devoured elsewhere. Instead, the creature killed by draining its victims of blood, usually through small incisions.
Then came the bizarre eyewitness descriptions:
about the size of a chimpanzee
hops about like a kangaroo
large glowing red eyes
grayish skin and hairy arms
long snake-like tongue
quills running along its spine that seem to open and close like a fan
some believe it may even have wings
Some witnesses actually claim to have seen Chupacabra fly! .
Toward the end of the '90s, the sightings of Chupacabra began to spread. The creature was blamed for animal killings in Mexico, southern Texas and several South American countries. In May and June of 2000, a rash of incidents took place in Chile, according to certain newspapers there. In fact, some of the most incredible claims yet came out of those sightings: that at least one of the creatures was caught alive by local authorities, then handed over to official agencies of the US government.
What is it? Theories abound, including: an unknown but natural species of predator; misidentified known predators; the result of genetic experimentation; an alien. Most serious researchers consider Chupacabra merely folklore, perpetuated by over-enthusiastic locals immersed in superstition or a penchant for telling tall, exaggerated tales.
Yet you can be sure that we haven't seen or heard the last of Chupacabra.
Posted 29 February 2008 - 10:53 AM
I voted for the two I just mentioned because new species are being found everyday so personally I think it could be possible they exist. I also think Zombies and Vampires exist but not in the way they've been portrayed in the media.
Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:22 AM
Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:50 PM
I'm starting to believe in Bigfoot less and less as time goes on though. I certainly wouldn't rule it out, but I wonder why no one has found bones or a body yet and with everyone having camera phones now, there should be one captured on film by some campers or something eventually. I wonder if sightings might be completely paranormal. Residual hauntings or seeing into the past and viewing long extinct creatures maybe? Or maybe seeing spirits of human ancestors still roaming around?
Great topic for a poll. I love the topic of cryptozoology.
Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:18 PM
Any video's I've ever seen of "Bigfoot" look strangely like a large human in an ape suit. Whatever they catch always walks/runs and has mannerisms that are more human-like than an animal who lives in the wilderness. Plus, how come there are no baby bigfoots? For it to live that long, there would have to be at least some families of them so they could reproduce. If there was a bigfoot, he/she surely would have been "caught" by now with present day technology.
Vampires, yeah right! Other than the disease mentioned above which causes symptoms similar to the vampire myth........everyone knows that Count Dracula is a legend/myth from Romania.
Zombies, no way. I don't even know where that myth came from. I'd love to be enlightened, really. I know people used to be buried when they were still alive because certain illnesses lower the blood pressure and heartrate so much that a person appears dead. That is why in Europe they would "plant" a bell into the ground next to a newly dug grave that was attached to a string inside the coffin so if the person awoke they could ring the bell and be dug up. Hence the term "dead ringer." I also know that is how the term "Graveyard Shift" came into being because someone had to sit and mind the newly dug graves in the case a person rang the bell.
Sorry to be such a bummer on this one.
I do believe in UFOs, (government cover-up), life forms from other planets that live and walk among us and can come and go at will, spirits, angels, ghosts, and a higher power though.
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