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May 16, 2004 11:18 PM   Subscribe

Things that go moo in the night. We've all heard of the possessed Raggedy Anne doll, the eBay haunted painting, and the talking mongoose. But what about the rest, the dancing cows, the evil muppets, and the Kermit-like, child-molesting frogs? Ludicrous enough to be true?
posted by lychee (15 comments total)
bad lychee, posting this at night for our impressionable minds.

This would have been a much better mid-workday post.
posted by namespan at 11:31 PM on May 16, 2004

christ, shouldn't mefites know better than to link free geocities sites without mirroring them first? i swear we've been inundated by people whose web understanding is somewhere between an AOLer and a webTVer.
posted by quonsar at 11:42 PM on May 16, 2004

christ, shouldn't you get out more?
posted by catchmurray at 2:28 AM on May 17, 2004

ps That wasn't directed at you lychee!
posted by catchmurray at 2:48 AM on May 17, 2004

quonsar exhibits his exquisite displeasure.

I think this is fun: "the kind of stuff that will just never get believed, even by the most slack-jawed credulous sky-pointing imbecile." But I wish I could find the "Dog What Said 'Good Morning' And Vanished Into A Green Mist" story. That one sounds like the winner of the lot.

Also, for all you disbelievers, if photos such as this one of "Light rod with ectoplasmic mist" don't convince you, I just don't know what will. (From the "Psychic Photographs" section of the same site that offers the possessed Raggedy Ann story.)
posted by taz at 4:04 AM on May 17, 2004

I would just like to go on record as saying that the Warrens live across the street from me. Lorraine Warren is a fascinating lady.
posted by archimago at 6:15 AM on May 17, 2004

them dancing bulls is a pretty strange story.
posted by dabitch at 6:27 AM on May 17, 2004

From the second Hunted Painting link:

"Well I've always had a connection to what Carl Jung called the collective unconscious. I think we all do."

Made me laugh out loud.
posted by armoured-ant at 6:36 AM on May 17, 2004

i obviously should have been sleeping at least an hour before posting that angry comment. i'm sorry, lychee. though i laughed out loud at the responses. (because they were funny!)
posted by quonsar at 8:15 AM on May 17, 2004

Yes, the dancing pink and yellow bull are good, but the Dog prolly takes the bisquit. alt.misc.forteana mentions it in passing only, I can't find the story either, but agree it must be fairly high quality smoke. ;)
posted by dabitch at 8:25 AM on May 17, 2004

lychee, I came across the 'dancing cow' story years ago and lost the link. Bravo for linking, as it is strange indeed.

As for the veracity of these stories and other internet memes, it doesn't really matter. I think the appeal is found in stretching the indefinable, vague boundaries of the paranormal world, and allowing the imagination to suspend all reasonable rules of time and space
posted by naxosaxur at 8:26 AM on May 17, 2004

I finished reading a book about Mothman shortly after posting this. 7 foot tall muscular, pasty man with a 12 foot wingspan and the ability to fly over 100MPH? I can believe that. I can almost believe the dancing cows, which might point more to personal issues than any sort of fortean credibility problems.

(And no problem quonsar, though sitting at my computer at work [the ITS department] currently working on a departmental webpage, I can't help but take some slight umbrage to your late-night comment. But I'll just go the same route and say that the sleeping-deprivation lead to that Geocities oversight.)
posted by lychee at 11:33 AM on May 17, 2004

I dislike spirits which moo - Sometimes they are gassy as well.
posted by troutfishing at 11:53 AM on May 17, 2004

archimago, how unlikely, and wonderful! I find it hard to believe in the things she claims, but, on the other hand, I also believe that the world is a much more complex place than most people believe. Have you gained any insight from your neighbor?
posted by taz at 5:50 AM on May 18, 2004

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