Believe It Or Not

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
                                                                             Hamlet

Unfortunately, while I like to believe that Hamlet has it right, I tend more toward Horatio.  Yeti, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, aliens in Roswell…. not much room in my philosophy for some of these.  It’s not just that I have never seen them but there’s not any compelling evidence (to me anyway) that anyone has even seen them.  I suppose someday I could be proven wrong, but I’m not holding my breath.

So I was very surprised to see Bigfoot cavorting along a backyard fence as I was driving through Richfield!  I went around the block so I could see it again and then another time so I could stop and take a picture.  Like the underwear tree, the bigfoot intrigues me.  Why would someone put a lifesize cutout of a bigfoot in their yard?  Maybe the author of Harry and the Hendersons lives there??

This is the only movie that I know of about a “not proven” creature.  I’m sure there are plenty out there and most likely songs as well.  I’m thinking about that unicorn song by The Irish Rovers that was very popular when I was in high school.

Any good songs, movies, poetry for mythical beasts?

22 thoughts on “Believe It Or Not”

  1. My recent favorite is the Kraken. Certain lawyers and politicians have threatened to release it on behalf of XXXpresident Donny’s Big Lie. No sighting will ever be made.

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    1. My understanding is that the Kraken was released onto Argos to destroy it, but Perseus slew it with Medusa’s head that turned it to stone. So releasing the Kraken, in mythology, was sort of a dud. In its modern metaphorical sense, even more so.

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      1. So typical of the persons promoting that recent idiocy, that they wouldn’t know the actual story.

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  2. Look up Natve American mythological creatures. There are scads of them and they are fascinating. I think I mentioned on the Trail before getting locked in a room by two little spirit imps up an the reservation Husband worked at, and I had to pick the lock to get out. I firmly believe they are real. The director of the agency caught them on video surveillance camera. They are little guys about 20 inches tall.

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  4. I was fond of the book The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. I suggested it for a book club selection many years ago, when there was a movie in the works. I was in a different book club then. The movie didn’t come to pass, although there is an earlier one. My book club didn’t like the book. But I thought the book was charming.

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    1. At tim’s on the 23rd at 2 PM. He recommended picking a Seth Godin book of our choosing. Did we read Her Majesty’s Dragon for BBC? I can’t remember. That book did start me on a journey with someone who is now one of my favorite authors, Naomi Novik.

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