Soon To Be Cryptids

midway-islandFriends, this is not my usual type of posting, but I saw this and am just disgusted and horrified by what’s happening. It would be great if we could all raise awareness as to what is happening in our oceans.

The gist of it is, by carelessly tossing bottle caps and other small, brightly colored items into the oceans, or overboard from a boat, we are putting innocent creatures in mortal peril. Many of them (not just the birds in this video which I think are red-footed boobies) eat this stuff and it winds up killing them.

Cleaning up after ourselves and disposing of our own garbage is very easy to control. Let’s help raise awareness of the plight of these poor animals or else they are going to disappear and be the next cryptid legends.

“Once upon a time, there was a beautiful island inhabited by these little feathered beasts with red feet  …”

The film is less than 4 minutes long.

Til the next time!


  1. I saw that video. It was horrific! Absolutely horrific!!!! And it wasn’t just a few birds. I guess we don’t care if all species on earth go extinct. “What a shame”, we say. “Oh well, who cares. We got to see all the species. Who cares if our grandkids ever get to see a tiger, or leather back turtle, or a black rhino or blue whale! As long as we get them for us today”. No one seems to care about the future generations or the animals themselves.

  2. Here’s one for you 🙂

    Mermaids & Strange Creatures:

    On Wednesday’s show, explorer of the weird and unusual, Varla Ventura, discussed her research into Mermaids and other strange and mythical creatures that come from the sea. She also updated her investigations into magical beings, including fairies, banshees, gremlins, werewolves, and shape-shifters. One of the earliest myths of a mermaid goes back to around 1000 BC, in which an Assyrian goddess killed a mortal man, and then tried to hide herself in a lake, where she turned into a half-fish. This legend contributed to the idea that mermaids lure mortals (usually men) into the water, where they drown, she suggested. Later in the 19th century, W.B. Yeats wrote about Irish mythology, documenting tales of mermaids from throughout the ages.

    Most often a mermaid is described as a beautiful woman in the waves with long, tangled hair, and a tail that is underwater, though in some cultures they are depicted as enticing from a distance, but attacking like a vampire when up close. In our era, there’s a lot of disbelief and mocking regarding mermaid sightings, she remarked, yet she received one recent report of an encounter in the Bahamas of a merman-type creature with glowing eyes. She also received a story from a woman living on a boat who had a disorienting experience when she heard a mermaid-type song out in the fog. Ventura contrasted mermaids to selkies, described in Scottish and Irish folklore as a creature that lives as a seal in the sea, but turns into a human when on land.

    She spoke about changelings, who are said to swap out a human baby with one from the fairy realm, and pondered whether recent tales of the Black Eyed Children might be related to this phenomenon. Banshees, the subject of her forthcoming book, are thought of as the ghosts of women who died in childbirth, or whose children died young and then they took their own lives. “You hear these kind of crazy wails and cries,” somewhat akin to Irish funereal keening– a long mournful wail, Ventura explained, adding that seeing a banshee can be a portent of death.

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