A mysterious creature has been captured on camera at London’s Hackney Marshes – 30 years after the unexplained sighting of another mystery beast sparked a full-scale search for a suspected bear on the loose.
Terrified university student Helen Murray said she took the snaps while out for a stroll near dense woodland close to a path near the Old River Lea on bank holiday Monday earlier this month.
She said she was stopped in her tracks by the unknown animal, which was larger than a person and covered in shaggy black fur. “I tried to stay calm as I wasn’t sure what kind of animal it was or if it was even alive,” she said. “I had my phone ready to call 999. Then the creature moved. Somehow I managed to take a couple of pictures before I ran.
“I managed to get away but was scared half to death.” Ms Murray says she didn’t contact the police because she thought they wouldn’t believe her. A spokeswoman for Hackney police said there have been no other reports of sightings, while experts at London Zoo said the pictures were not clear enough for them to comment.
A ranch in North Texas is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the killing of its sacred white buffalo.
The rare white buffalo, a male calf named Lightning Medicine Cloud, was found slaughtered and skinned on April 30 on Lakota Ranch near Greenville, Texas.
The calf was just shy of its first birthday. The calf’s mother also died the following day.
The ranch’s owner, Arby Little Soldier, said he thinks the mother was poisoned. Little Soldier, the great-great-great grandson of Sitting Bull, was away on a trip when the white buffalo was killed.
“Someone who probably knew we were out of town killed him and stripped the meat,” Little Soldier told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I think it was a professional hit on the mom.”
According to the paper, the ranch and its supporters are offering $45,000 for information leading to the killer. According to the ranch’s website, Native Americans “see the white buffalo calf as the sign to begin life’s sacred hoop.”
And they are very rare. According to the National Bison Association, just one out of every 10 million buffalo born are white.
The Texas Rangers, the Bureau of Indians Affairs and the Hunt County Sheriff’s Department have all pledged their resources. They’ve launched a joint investigation and have vowed to do whatever they can.
Since the incident happened last week, the ranch has been inundated with sympathy and well-wishes from all over the world.
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A boat captain from Scotland who says a sonar image he took of a large underwater object is the Loch Ness monster, has won the Best Nessie Sighting of The Year Award.
Marcus Atkinson, 43, of Fort Augustus, took a cellphone picture of his sonar screen when it showed an object about 75 feet down in Loch Ness and measuring nearly 5 feet wide.
Atkinson said his equipment makes the length of the object difficult to pinpoint, but he is convinced the serpent-like shape on his sonar readout depicts the Loch Ness monster.
The picture he took of the readout won him the Best Nessie Sighting of The Year Award from bookmakers William Hill.
“I have seen a lot of pictures in 21 years of being here but this is the most clearest image yet,” Atkinson said. “Undoubtedly, there is something in the loch.”
However, Simon Boxall, from the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, England, said there is a more mundane explanation for the sonar picture.
“The picture is built up slowly as the boat moves so it’s not a snap shot and thus the image is not an image of a single object unless it is very still,” he said. “The image shows a bloom of algae and zooplankton that would exist on what would be a thermocline. Zooplankton live off this algae and reflect sound signals from echo sounders and fish finders very well.”
This latest trail cam photo of a purported Bigfoot taken by a person who chose not to reveal himself and was handed over to a blogger named Melissa Hovey.
Melissa “struggled” with releasing the photo to the Bigfoot community as she made a promise to the person that he can trust her.
Is this photo real? You be the judge…
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