+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast
Results 33 to 40 of 55

Thread: Myths

  1. #33
    Otaku MistressMorgan may be famous one day MistressMorgan may be famous one day MistressMorgan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Im not sure but someone get me out of here!
    Posts
    194
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Myths

    I dont know if I am allowed to do this, but here is a link for the new toyota comercial with the loch ness monster.
    Goood Ggooodd Very Goodd Video

  2. #34
    Otaku zeine may be famous one day zeine may be famous one day zeine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    somewhere in this lifetime
    Posts
    160
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Myths

    I apologize in advance for this extremely long post. >.<’’

    Quote Originally Posted by _gwenibe_
    I don't know wether I believe the whole story, like the loch ness is this huge monster, but maybe it's some random giant modern animal...like a croc lol who nows?
    There is this old show on Discovery, it’s called Is it Real? Have you guys seen it?

    It’s a series that focuses on myths and mysteries of the unknown (aliens, ghosts, exorcism…etc.)… What they do here is they thoroughly investigate the available evidences and present it in a double manner - which is in the side of the skeptic, and the side of the believer. Fortunately, there was a segment about sea serpents, or the infamous Loch Ness monster/Nessie…

    In the case of Lake Loch Ness, the most widespread pictures of Nessie that you’d see in books was actually a rubber head attached to a submarine shot in the middle of the water from a distance to make it look like a creature… This act was known from a death bed confession by one of the last living pioneers of the hoax.

    The much older and most famous version of the Loch Ness monster’s close-up head, neck and upper body was actually a six-inch model shot on shallow shore. Now, the person who publicly went out with the idea of the Loch Ness monster was actually different from the one who came up with it. As a form of revenge, this man took his son/grandson’s (sorry, forgot who) toy boat, built a serpent-like figure on top, made it float on water and took a picture of it… And there you had it… The most famous image of the Loch Ness monster in history… This was later revealed by a descendant.

    So, this leads us to another lake in Canada, the name in which I forgot [(sorry, sorry… >.<'") I think it was Lake Ogopoga or something similar sounding]. This place had hundreds of video evidence - the most visible ones (of the sea serpent) were left to the investigation of a forensic detective specializing in film… One was actually of a long silver fish reflected by the sun, another was a group of logs (there is a term for it, these things that float together as a line of mass in the current) projecting the length and motion of an extremely large snake, another was something similar, and the last, with a long snake-like black streak, was rejected because a water-skier passed by and didn’t even notice or react with fear… For something that big, he should have seen it at least.

    They also conducted research with heat sensors that sensed any large living body that was underneath… One large enough to fit the description was found, but it was only later revealed to be of a very huge tree underwater. The radar could only cover 30 ft, I think, and the lake is very very deep… Too deep for anyone, especially divers, to discover and reach… This makes it possible for something as large as a sea serpent to reside in and hide undisturbed for centuries…

    Indians lived in this lake in earlier times and these people worshipped and gave sacrifices to a “snake-like monster in the deep waters”. It was a ritual, so they gave offerings regularly, to “appease the anger of the monster” and make it leave them alone for a short period until its hunger calls it out again.

    Spottings near the San Francisco Bridge have also been reported.

    The Plesiosaurus was first theorized to be the sea serpents of sightings because of their long necks, wide body, four side flippers and large size. Since dinosaurs became extinct either in a meteor shower or great flood, it is said that these creatures are likely to have survived until today because they lived in the deepest parts of the ocean. Evidence of a great flood can actually be seen in some old sediments of very tall rocks and mountains which suggest that it was underwater for quite a while.

    With extensive study and research, plus some supporting sketches and drawing, it is now being said to be a creature with a horse’s head (without the mane of course) with two tiny alternate flippers a few feet down and attached to a very long snake-like body with a clump of hair at the tip.


    Quote Originally Posted by Arrianna
    Yeti don't.
    Solid footage and photos of the Yeti are either too blurry to make out or too far to possibly determine if it was a live animal, or a man in a costume…


    Quote Originally Posted by _gwenibe_
    What about Santa Claus guys, is he a myth

    ...please don't break my heart, of course he's real...

    lol
    The bad news is, Santa Claus is a myth… ^^;

    The good news is that his persona is historically real…

    “Santa Claus” was actually derived from St. Nicholas – a thin and kindly old priest that regularly gave gifts to children. Tales about his goodness spread throughout. And thus, the legend of “jolly ‘ol St. Nick” was born.


    Quote Originally Posted by For3v3r_Lost
    I think it's a myth though because a myth is like something to make you excited and makes you want to know more about that. Lol, it happens to me many times. I lost count. The Odyessy is a myth.
    The Odyssey was very much a reality for the ancient Greeks since the gods and goddesses of their stories were very much alive and in control of them during those times… They are now dismissed and called as myths in this modern era because they have proven to be mere works of fiction. So, yes, The Odyssey is classified under Grecian mythology because it involves the tales of non-existent heroes and immortals…

    As a side note, the T-Rex being a ravaging carnivore is also a myth. I’ve read in a book called “The Truth About Dinosaurs”, as well as also heard its author discuss in person, that the lower jaws of T-Rexs’ are not connected to their skulls at all (from actual fact and studies)… Thus, if a T-Rex bites something hard like flesh and bone, the lower part of its mouth would fall off…

    The Apeman on the other hand, is a hoax. The person who came up with the evidential skull was a taxonomist who decided to merge the skull of a man with the jaw of an ape.


    Quote Originally Posted by hyuuga13
    yes but in egypt they had curses that did do damage to ppl. the tomb of king tut was discovered by Howard Carter after they had excavated the tomb everyone that helped with that died about a month later.
    True, albeit, not all of them died in exactly a month… But in different consecutive intervals, even in years.

    It was discovered that “the curse” was actually the cause of a fungus that had grown and mutated for years in Tut’s tomb, making it quite deadly…

    That fungus, inhaled by both the researchers and workers, made their bodies extremely immune; and thus, once they were struck with disease, like a simple flu, that sickness became fatal, leading to their deaths…

    If I remembered correctly, one of the prominent researchers (I don’t know if it was Mr. Carter) died after years of the initial excavation from a single mosquito bite…


    Quote Originally Posted by Violent
    Yes but its still a urban legend no one really knows if the curse is true or not even if the excavator died.
    It’s not an urban legend anymore such that they have already solved the mystery of “the curse”… All of those exposed to Tutankhamen’s corpse really did die…
    Last edited by zeine; Oct 25, 2006 at 06:49 AM.

  3. #35
    Hell Enforcer George Wants Beer Champion, Monkey Cliff Diving Champion, Tilt 2 Champion hellknight may be famous one day hellknight may be famous one day hellknight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Somewhere in SD.
    Posts
    2,596
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts

    Re: Myths

    am looking at some mexican myths, boy do they have alot, no offense if any mexicans are here in ao,but they have tribes that sacrifice alot of people and its odd too, am reading the myths right now, and the most interesting is the ghupacabra

  4. #36
    Lady Barronmore Arrianna has become well known Arrianna has become well known Arrianna has become well known Arrianna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    3,259
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 140 Times in 108 Posts

    Re: Myths

    Quote Originally Posted by zeine View Post
    So, this leads us to another lake in Canada, the name in which I forgot [(sorry, sorry… >.<'") I think it was Lake Ogopoga or something similar sounding].
    It's lake Okeechobee, Ogopogo is the name of the creature.

    There are alot of other places that have had sightings as well all over the world. From the Ocean by Vancouver Island ("Caddy") to Lake Victoria, Lake Nyasa, Lake Albert, and Lake Tanganiyka in Africa (Lau or lukwata).
    The Online Lake Cryptid Directory

    Quote Originally Posted by zeine View Post
    Solid footage and photos of the Yeti are either too blurry to make out or too far to possibly determine if it was a live animal, or a man in a costume…
    However similar footage from "bigfoot" was inspected and the specialists discovered a zipper. So much for that one.

    l Stone Hold l Now We're Cooking! l Thanks to Kaos for the awesome sig!

  5. #37
    Hell Enforcer George Wants Beer Champion, Monkey Cliff Diving Champion, Tilt 2 Champion hellknight may be famous one day hellknight may be famous one day hellknight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Somewhere in SD.
    Posts
    2,596
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts

    Re: Myths

    i found a lot of myths for one place, mexico it has alot i mean talking about sacrificing and taking inner souls, i read all of them and whoa

  6. #38
    Fish Fingers & Custard Ice Hockey Champion, Smaugs Treasure Champion, Mini Putt 3 Champion, Ant Tracks Champion, Jungle Hunt Champion, Madnetics Champion, Manole Champion, Blokken Champion, Fast Food Fiasco Champion, Shapes Hifters Champion, Mud and Blood: Vietnam Champion HolderOfTheDarkChalice is making a name for themselves HolderOfTheDarkChalice is making a name for themselves HolderOfTheDarkChalice's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    someplace where the only light is the moon above
    Posts
    3,118
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 70 Times in 64 Posts

    Re: Myths

    The chupacabra is a mythical cryptid said to inhabit parts of the Latin America. It is associated particularly with Puerto Rico (where it was first reported), Mexico, Chile, Brazil and the United States, especially in the latter's Latin American communities and Maine. The name translates literally from the Spanish as "goat-sucker". It comes from the creature's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock. Physical descriptions of the creature vary. Sightings began in Puerto Rico in the early 1990s, and have since been reported as far north as Maine, and as far south as Chile. Though some argue that the chupacabras may be real creatures, mainstream scientists and experts generally contend that the chupacabra is a legendary creature, or a type of urban legend
    History
    The legend of cipi chupacabra began in about 1992, when Puerto Rican newspapers El Vocero and El Nuevo Dia began reporting the killings of many different types of animals, such as birds, horses, and as its name implies, goats. However, it is predated by El Vampiro de Moca (The Vampire of Moca), a creature blamed for similar killings that occurred in the small town of Moca in the 1970s. While at first it was suspected that the killings were done randomly by some members of a Satanic cult, eventually these killings spread around the island, and many farms reported loss of animal life. The killings had one pattern in common: Each of the animals found dead had two punctured holes around its neck.

    Soon after the animal deaths in Puerto Rico, other animal deaths were reported in other countries, such as the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Brazil, the United States and, most notably, Mexico.

    Both in Puerto Rico and Mexico, "el chupacabra" gained urban legend status. Chupacabra stories began to be released several times in American and Hispanic newscasts across the United States, and chupacabra merchandise, such as T-shirts and baseball caps, were sold.

    The chupacabra is generally treated as a product of mass hysteria, though the animal mutilations are sometimes real. Like many cases of such mutilations, however, it has been argued that they are often not as mysterious as they might first appear, and in fact, a series of tests showcased by the National Geographic Channel in a show about the chupacabra pointed to the obvious conclusion that every single "animal mutilation" can be explained by either people killing them or, more likely, other animals eating them. The loss of blood may be explained by insects drinking it.

    Certain South American rain forest natives believe in the "mosquito man", a mythical creature of their folklore that pre-dates modern chupacabra sightings. The mosquito-man sucks the blood from animals through his long nose, like a big mosquito. Some say mosquito-man and the chupacabra are one and the same.[verification needed]

    One story states that in September of 2006, a hotel employee named Valerie Pauls of Albuquerque, New Mexico was startled by a hissing noise upon arriving for work at about 7:00 in the morning. She glanced up to the sixth floor roof of the Amerisuites Hotel. She saw two glowing red eyes peering down upon her. The creature resembled a gargoyle, and smelled of sulphur. The creature terrified Ms. Pauls as it continued hissing and flashing neon colors. She became dizzy and disoriented. She managed to return to her vehicle as the alleged Chupacabra descended upon her vehicle. The creature broke the windshield before leaping back up unto the roof of the hotel and vanishing.[verification needed]

    Notable sightings in the United States include one reported by multiple eye-witnesses in Calaveras County, California, and at a recent birthday celebration of a Development Team member of a local charity in Houston, Texas.[citation needed] According to these reports, the creature was sighted for the first time in the early to mid 1990s, harming animals of different species. However, it is now thought that the people did this themselves.[verification needed]

    In 2005, Isaac Espinoza spent close to $6 million of his own money trying to track down the chupacabra. He lived in the jungles of South America for eight months with a team of researchers, video and print journalists and local guides. During the course of the expedition the team had several close encounters with a creature that the researchers were not able to identify. The team was able to capture several of their encounters with the creature on film and it has all been turned over to the University of Texas for analysis.[verification needed]

    Hugo Mata, a professor of cryptozoology at the University of Texas, has said the hair and skin samples submitted by the team do not match any known species for that part of the world.[verification needed]

    In July 2004, a rancher near San Antonio, Texas, killed a hairless, dog-like creature which was attacking his livestock. This creature is now known as the Elmendorf Creature. It was later determined to be a canine of some sort, most likely a coyote, with demodectic mange. In October 2004, two animals which closely resemble the Elmendorf Creature were observed in the same area. The first was dead, and a local zoologist who was called to identify the animal noticed the second while she was travelling to the location where the first was found. Specimens were studied by biologists in Texas. The creatures are thought to have been canines of undetermined species with skin problems and facial deformities.[1]

    In Albuquerque, New Mexico, A 42 year old woman (Rebecca Tuggle) was on the way to her car when she heard a mysterious hissing noise. As she turned around she was terrified to see a creature partially resembling a lizard, a kangaroo, and a bat, with "rainbow-colored" spines running down its back. The creature stood 3-4' tall and grunted at her. The creature's hissing noise nauseated her and she nearly fainted. As with other sightings, the eyes were said to glow red and the animal smelled of a sulfuric substance.

    The chupacabra has often been spotted in Michigan. A recent sighting occurred in Grand Haven, when a 42-year-old man claimed he saw it suck the blood out of a cat.[verification needed]

    A famous appearance in the city of Varginha, Brazil, (the "Varginha incident") is sometimes attributed to the chupacabra, although cryptozoologists more frequently associate the incident with extraterrestrials. In 1997, an explosion of chupacabra sightings in Brazil was reported in Brazilian newspapers. One report came from a police officer, who claimed to get a nauseous feeling when he saw a dog-like chupacabra in a tree.[verification needed]

    Recently, there has been a surge of chupacabra sightings in the United States, specifically in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and outside of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. However, controversy exists whether these chupacabra sightings are legitimate.

    In Coleman, Texas, a farmer named Reggie Lagow caught an unknown animal in a trap he set up after the deaths of a number of his chickens and turkeys. The animal appeared to be a mix between a hairless dog, a rat and a kangaroo. The mystery animal was reported to be to Texas Parks and Wildlife in hopes of determining what it was, but Lagow said in a September 17th, 2006 phone interview with John Adolfi, founder of the Lost World Museum, that the "critter was caught on a tuesday and thrown out in thursday's trash."[2]

    In April of 2006, MosNews reported that the chupacabra was spotted in Russia for the first time. Reports from Central Russia beginning in March 2005 tell of a beast that kills animals and sucks out their blood. Thirty-two turkeys were killed and drained overnight. Reports later came from neighboring villages when 30 sheep were killed and had their blood drained. Finally eyewitnesses were able to describe the chupacabra. In May of 2006, experts were determined to track the animal down.[3]

    In mid-August 2006, Michelle O'Donnell of Turner, Maine, described an "evil looking" dog-like creature with fangs found along side a road, apparently struck by a car, but it was otherwise unidentifiable. Photographs were taken and several witness reports seem to be in relative agreement that the creature was canine in appearance, but unlike any dog or wolf in the area. The carcass was picked clean by vultures before experts could examine it. For years, residents of Maine have reported a mysterious creature and a string of dog maulings.[4]

    On September 2006, the Lost World Museum acquired the remains of what may be a Chupacabra. Spotted, hunted and killed in late August 2006, 15 yr. old Geordie Decker and 16 yr. old Josh Underwood of Berkshire, New York handed over the bones of a small fox like beast that hopped, had yellow eyes and an orange strip of hair going down its almost bald gray back, to Museum owner John Adolfi. Its bones are currently on display on the Lost World Museum's web site while further examination and investigation continues.
    i think its just a rumour they started to atract some kind of tourrist
    like the lochness monster so money would start comming into that area
    since it has alot of poor people there.
    I'll be the one to protect you from your enemies and all your demons
    I'll be the one to protect you from a will to survive and a voice of reason
    I'll be the one to protect you from your enemies and your choices son
    They're one in the same, I must isolate you...
    Isolate and save you from yourself

  7. #39
    Otaku zeine may be famous one day zeine may be famous one day zeine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    somewhere in this lifetime
    Posts
    160
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Myths

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrianna View Post
    It's lake Okeechobee, Ogopogo is the name of the creature.

    There are alot of other places that have had sightings as well all over the world. From the Ocean by Vancouver Island ("Caddy") to Lake Victoria, Lake Nyasa, Lake Albert, and Lake Tanganiyka in Africa (Lau or lukwata).
    The Online Lake Cryptid Directory
    Oh, wow... Thank you for correcting me... My mind wasn't able to retain that specific info since it's been quite long already... ^^; I'll be looking into these...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrianna View Post
    However similar footage from "bigfoot" was inspected and the specialists discovered a zipper. So much for that one.
    *LoL* I didn't know that... Haha, so it's all a hoax then? ^-^?

    Quote Originally Posted by me
    If I remembered correctly, one of the prominent researchers (I don’t know if it was Mr. Carter) died after years of the initial excavation from a single mosquito bite…
    I stand corrected yet again...

    Lord Carnarvon, who was Mr. Carter's patron, was actually the one who died of this...

    He nicked a mosquito bite with a razor and it developed into a full-blown pneumonia that killed him only months after the excavation of Tut's actual tomb... Thus, the fear of the curse spread because Lord Carnarvon was in full health before the incident...
    Last edited by zeine; Oct 26, 2006 at 12:05 AM.

  8. #40
    Shichibukai JefferyXie may be famous one day JefferyXie may be famous one day JefferyXie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    613
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Myths

    I think myths r created 2 teach us about the infinite mysteries of the world.some of it could b true,but most of it is just made up.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts