More Mysterious Happenings
That Defy Logic
By James Donahue
The anomalies of the
world just keep occurring. And they are either more numerous now than ever before, or access to Internet news sources is just
making them more readily available for us to find.
Among the strangest tales
was that of a Fijian man who was reportedly raised in a chicken coop and consequently behaves like a chicken. His name is
Kumar, who at age 32 is now under the care of Elizabeth Clayton, widow of the late famed New Zealand
mountain climber Roger Buick.
Clayton said when she
first met Kumar he pecked at his food and crouched down as if roosting. He communicates by making a rapid clicking noise with
As the story is told,
Kumar’s mother committed suicide and his father was murdered when he was very young. The grandfather locked him in a
chicken coop where he then lived for years. He apparently escaped the coop and was found in the middle of a road. Authorities
took him to a welfare home in Suva where he was found by Clayton.
In Clyndon, Maryland, people are amazed at a strange beast
that has moved into their neighborhood. They can’t identify it so are calling it a “hyote,” since it looks
like a cross between a hyena and a coyote. The creature lives in a woods, but is friendly and comes right up to people’s
houses. It was photographed by a local television network.
While everybody knows
that a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey, and that they are sterile. A mule in Dorikha,
Bhutan, a tiny kingdom in the Himalayas,
reportedly gave birth to a foal. “Book on mules say that it is impossible,” said Dr. Tashi Samdrup. “Investigation
done in some countries, however, found out that the mules turned out to be donkeys in reality.” Since the mule that
got impregnated roams free, nobody knows just what kind of animal it mated with.
In Birmingham, England, a two-year-old boy
was brought back to life more than seven hours after he was found drowned and frozen in a garden pond. The boy’s parents
began heart massage and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before paramedics arrived, then hospital personnel brought him back to
life with constant heart massage and slowly warming his frozen body. The heart began beating after five hours and eventually
the boy made a full recovery. Doctors say the fact that the body got as cold as it did, protected the brain during the time
the heart and lungs stopped pumping critical blood and oxygen.
A severed human hand
mysteriously dropped out of the sky and onto the deck of a yacht docked at Long Island,
New York, interrupting a party. The boat’s owner told police he heard a
noise, went out on the deck and found the hand. Authorities don’t know where it came from or whose hand it is.
Then there is the strange
case of a woman in Traverse City, Michigan,
who gets angry call-back messages from irate people all over the country who accuse her of making harassing telephone calls.
They say Becky Sivek makes up to 20 or more calls to their number in a day, then hangs up when they answer the ring. They
track the source of the call through caller identification. But Sivek says she is not making the calls. She doesn’t
even have long distance service. And authorities say the calls don’t show up on her monthly telephone bill.
A strong “shudder”
shook houses, rattled windows and got people out of their beds recently on the Hawaiian
Island of Kaua’i but nobody knows what caused it. Authorities say
it was not an earthquake, and the Navy said it was not conducting any activities at that time. Yet residents all over the
little island reported an extended shudder that lasted for several seconds. “Our whole house shook,” said Barbara
Robeson, a resident of Wainiha. “I felt a trembling and I thought I heard light thunder. It sounded like somebody was
moving heavy sliding doors,” said Donn Carswell of Princeville.