justinalanarnold:

I grew up in Wisconsin fishing with my Uncle Ned at my grandfather’s cottage on lake Lucerne. Amongst the many fish tales of the Great Lakes is the legend of the fur bearing trout. A furry fish that is said to have evolved do to the extremely cold temperatures.


Many believe that the legend comes from the fresh water mold called saprolegnia. Saprolegnia will sometimes infect fish, causing tufts of fur-like growth to appear on the body. A heavy infection will result in the death of the fish, and as the fungus continues to grow afterwards, dead fish that are largely covered in the white “fur” can occasionally be found washed ashore.


At some point locals started making them in faux taxidermy. They are a common site in bars and bait shops. Here are two of them that Ive recently made and added my grandfather, Curtis Romaine, as the fisherman and his home town as the catch spot.

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justinalanarnold:

Gangkhar Flying Squirrel

This squirrel is found only in the forests of Gangkhar Puensum, a remote mountain along the borders of Tibet, China and Bhutan. Like all flying squirrels, it achieves flight through gliding, a trait that it has covalently evolved alongside it’s avian cousins over millions of years. It’s most striking features are the feather-like adaptions, unique to the genus, that make its flight possible.

I made this gaff out of a squirrel that my friend brought over. It looked like it was killed by a domestic cat. Skinning it was one of the grossest thing I have ever done. I hope that the joy it brings was worth the effort.

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mysteriousmysteries:

Patterson Bigfoot footage.

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animalaspects:

The Sarcastic Fringehead is a small, extremely territorial fish found along the Pacific Coast from San Francisco to Baja California, and Mexico. They usually make their homes in cracks, small caves, shells, and even cans and bottles, and they defend their territory fearlessly, attacking anything from larger fish to even divers. 

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malformalady:

This mushroom - thought to be a specimen of Clathrus archeri, or “Devil’s Fingers” - takes the cake for being the strangest and creepiest specimen of a fungus looking like something else. It looks like a cold, dead hand reaching out to pull the rest of the zombie body out of the earth. Those even look like tattered sleeves down by the wrists of the hands.

malformalady:

This mushroom - thought to be a specimen of Clathrus archeri, or “Devil’s Fingers” - takes the cake for being the strangest and creepiest specimen of a fungus looking like something else. It looks like a cold, dead hand reaching out to pull the rest of the zombie body out of the earth. Those even look like tattered sleeves down by the wrists of the hands.

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Also known as the soul cannibal, the Kikiyaon is simultaneously one of the most terrifying and least seen of all cryptids in the Gambian forests.
The Kikiyaon has been described as having a huge, owl-like head with enormous talons on its feet and arms.
The Bambara, who reside in Mali, tell of a creature with feathered wings and a sharp spur on its shoulders. Others describe it as having short, greenish-grey fur and still others claim it has a tufted tail.Its deep-throated grunting has been heard more often across the African savannahs than the creature has been seen. The Kikiyaon has another call, however, one that sounds more like a man slowly being strangled.

Also known as the soul cannibal, the Kikiyaon is simultaneously one of the most terrifying and least seen of all cryptids in the Gambian forests.

The Kikiyaon has been described as having a huge, owl-like head with enormous talons on its feet and arms.

The Bambara, who reside in Mali, tell of a creature with feathered wings and a sharp spur on its shoulders. Others describe it as having short, greenish-grey fur and still others claim it has a tufted tail.Its deep-throated grunting has been heard more often across the African savannahs than the creature has been seen. The Kikiyaon has another call, however, one that sounds more like a man slowly being strangled.

horror-is-not-dead:

One of the scariest places I’d like to visit.
200 years ago Paris ran out of room to bury their dead, so they used a limestone mine underneath the city to bury them. So far 6 to 7 million people’s remains are in this tomb and the romantic city in the world is on top of it!
The entrance sign say’s “Arrête, c’est ici l’empire de la Mort” (‘Stop, this is the empire of Death’)
Is this place haunted? Well, according to Paris it is. I once read that a man in the late 1800’s early 1900’s used to go down into the tunnels and play a song every morning. One day when they heard him playing he suddenly stopped reports said and you heard him scream. When police and investigators went down to investigate. There was no sight of him. But people of Paris even today say that you can still hear music playing in the tunnels and it stops where the man was last heard.

horror-is-not-dead:

One of the scariest places I’d like to visit.

200 years ago Paris ran out of room to bury their dead, so they used a limestone mine underneath the city to bury them. So far 6 to 7 million people’s remains are in this tomb and the romantic city in the world is on top of it!

The entrance sign say’s “Arrête, c’est ici l’empire de la Mort” (‘Stop, this is the empire of Death’)

Is this place haunted? Well, according to Paris it is. I once read that a man in the late 1800’s early 1900’s used to go down into the tunnels and play a song every morning. One day when they heard him playing he suddenly stopped reports said and you heard him scream. When police and investigators went down to investigate. There was no sight of him. But people of Paris even today say that you can still hear music playing in the tunnels and it stops where the man was last heard.