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Growing up in a small town on the banks of the Mississippi River, I remember hearing fantastic tales of divers seeing catfish as big as a man under the old Mark Twain Bridge that connected Missouri with Illinois. My research indicates that most rivers are accompanied by similar stories.
Giant Cryptid caught in Canada
The 1100 pound white sturgeon, believed to be over 100 years old, measured 12 feet 4 inches in length with a girth of 53 inches. The monster fish was caught and released on the Fraser River in British Columbia.
Giant Kangaroos in the Midwest
The children’s television series, Captain Kangaroo, was watched by kids all over America from 1955 to 1984. I know I loved watching it as a kid through the sixties. In 1973, another kangaroo-type creature made its appearance in the Midwest.
Giant Rabbits of England
I adore Jimmy Stewart in Harvey, the movie about the giant invisible rabbit. Of course, it would be rather difficult to “sight” an invisible rabbit. But, the townspeople of Felton in northeast England had their hands full in 2006, with a giant rabbit and his voracious appetite!
Giant Rats of New York City
According to experts in the city’s pest control businesses, and the homeless, of New York City, the rats in the area are getting progressively bigger, and more aggressive, even vicious.
Giant spiders have been reported from all over the world including a washtub size spider near Leesville, Louisiana in the United States, the giant camel spiders in Iraq, and the Baka Pygmy Spiders found in the Congo of South Africa.
Glenn Ford . . . Reincarnated
Glenn Ford is remembered for being a part of countless wonderful movies including Blackboard Jungle, 3:20 to Yuma, and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father. Until recently, I had no idea of other roles Mr. Ford had played before he became an actor...even before he was born...into this life.
Granny Dollar and Buster
A story of a special "Granny" and her best friend, Buster, who remains loyal to his mistress well over a century after his death.
Gray Man of Ben MacDhui
In the crests and passes of Ben MacDhui, the highest peak of the Cairngorms Mountain Range,in the eastern Highlands of Scotland, a gigantic creature walks and eats and lives. Known as Am Fear Liath Mor in Gaelic, or simply, The Big Gray Man, this creature is difficult to describe.
Hannibal’s “Haunted” Rockcliffe Mansion
Rockcliffe Mansion is an enormous house located in Hannibal, Missouri,built by lumber baron, John J. Cruikshank for his second wife, Annie, and their daughters. The family lived in the mansion until John’s death in 1924. Many believe that John J. Cruikshank still resides at Rockcliffe Mansion.
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