Saturday, July 30, 2016

Axe Murder Of Five Hikers Blamed on The Goatman

Last weekend Maryland State troopers were called in to investigate a murder scene of five hikers in Beltsville, Maryland. Residents woke up to find their small town over ran with scores of State police and detectives going from door to door interviewing people. Although they were being very tight lipped, at the time, about what had happened, it was apparent to locals from the line of questioning, that the infamous axe wielding Goatman has once again has left a bloody path of murder through the woods that border Fletchertown Road.

When a PR spokesman for the Maryland State Police, at a police news conference, finally released information, it was stated that five hikers were found murdered along the infamous Fletchertown Road and surrounding woods. When pursued for information further, he did say that the murders appeared to be from an axe wielding assailant. When the subject of the Goatman was brought up, he looked distressed and acknowledged that the only tracks found in the area were of some animal hooves similar to a goat. When tracking dogs were brought in to the scene, accounts by the K9 officer, the dogs handler, were that the dogs seemed to be terrified and were completely useless, and almost had to be dragged around the scene.

The spokesman also was quoted as saying, "Were still in our initial investigation of the crime but you can be sure, no matter who the assailant is, they will be brought to justice." He went on to say, its possible that the Maryland State National Guard would be brought in soon to canvas the whole area and that all residents should stay in their homes for now.

Further investigations on "The Goatman of Maryland" shows a few different variations of the legend. Barry Pearson of the University of Maryland, when interviewed, said that the lore surrounding the Goatman is very old and includes everything from a hermit that walks the desolate Fletchertown Road area, to DNA experiments by the government that went very bad, and are attributed by locals, to at least 4 different unsolved murders since 1963. Mr. Pearson also acknowledged that the reports are very similar to reports from Kentucky of a Goatman that is known to roam the area around the Pope Lick Trestle instigating the nickname "The Pope Lick Monster" which is said to be responsible for the hacking death of a woman who was investigating recent sightings in the area, and other events that date back decades.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Ghost Liner S.S Baychimo Adrift For Almost A Century

A passenger liner from the early 1900s that was abandoned and thought to be sunk after being adrift for decades has once again been sighted.

The Story of the S.S Baychimo starts in 1914 being built in Sweden and owned by the Hudson's Bay Company for passenger and cargo transportation near Alaska in the Artic began the strangest leg of its journey on October 1st, 1931. After being abandoned by the captain and crew once it was stuck in the ice packs off Barrow, Alaska, it was thought she had broken up and sank. But in the decades to come she would be sighted and boarded. In March of 1933 a group of Eskimos were trapped aboard her as they sheltered a freak blizzard. The last sighting of the S.S Baychimo was in 1969 38 years after she was abandoned. Since this time, and with no known sightings in decades, it was thought she had finally broken up and sank.

On January 21st 2016 the crew of the oil vessel "Artic Winsor" sighted her once more peacefully drifting at a distance of 36 miles away. As they got closer to her, as with numerous past accounts, bad weather set in and they could do nothing more than positively identify her from a distance and move on leaving the derelict to continue her ghostly voyage. One crew member who continued to watch her until they were too far away had this to say.

"While keeping an eye on the ship from a safe distance I could swear I saw figures moving on deck. I handed the binoculars to another shipmate and he said he didn't see anything, so I looked again and the figures were gone. I know it's not possible for a derelict ships abandoned and unused for so long could actual house or be in use, so I'm not sure what I saw."

He seemed fairly shook up as with most sailors that are highly superstitious of strange sightings at sea. It is hard to believe that a vessel nearly 100 years old, frozen and released many times since from the ice packs of the Artic, could survive this long. The captain of the "Artic Winsor" did radio the US Coast Guard about the sighting and when they arrived in the vicinity they reported finding nothing.