Monday, January 11, 2010

The Mysterious Beasts of Antarctica





For years, the crews of Japanese whaling boats have returned to land with stories of strange creatures spotted at night in the freezing waters off Antarctica. Known as the ningen, the beasts are extremely long (up to 30 meters) and a pure, snow white. They're also said to have a human-like shape. And if they resemble the picture above (created by an artist), they're very, very creepy.

Read more and see pictures and videos here!

(They kind of remind me of the mook I have hanging on my wall.)


30 Comments:

Anonymous The Irregular Girl said...

WEIRD.

In a good way.

4:10 PM  
Blogger ForresterVA said...

This cheered me up. Seriously! Also, here's something else I found pretty cool. Actually, I didn't read the whole thing yet. I saw the headline and decided to put it up here. Enjoy!

http://finance.yahoo.com_strategy
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advice

4:57 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

Obviously Bigfoot has migrated north for the winter.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Kiwi said...

Ummm... That pic kind of looks like a walking whale.

Dun Dun Duuuuu!!! The mammals of the sea are out to get us!!!!

Hey Kirsten, do you know anything totally bizzare about the Czech Republic

6:06 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

hmm idk if i buy this im thinking that it might be a wierd arrangement of snow but maybe if we're lucky there is some cool new speciese lurking around :)

6:07 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

SO AWESOME!!! I want one as a pet.I wonder what they eat...

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Kira said...

Whoa! That's cool! I agree with you, Mushroom Cloud, it would be so cool to have one as a pet!

7:14 PM  
Blogger lindseybookworm said...

OK that is just awesome now if only the BOOOOOORRRRRIIINNNNGGGG kids in my class would talk about cool stuff like this instead of calling each other swear words and teasing each other. (I once tried that card thing that dude harry did in england or something, and the kids actually threw them away!)

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Gnat said...

awsome... to tired... function...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous cait said...

Seems pretty interesting. Yet another urban legend
Dangerous: not to be annoying by correcting you but Antarctica is in the south.

2:59 AM  
Anonymous The Irregular Girl said...

I found out how to watch YouTube in HD.

You just add &fmt=22 (if you don't log into an account) to the URL for the highest picture quality, but I think that you need to download Flash Player for that.

There's also

&fmt=18
and
&fmt=6

Granted, the picture isn't as good as TV, but it's better.

By the way, if you want some great nature videos, try BBC One.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Naomi said...

Ningen is just Japanese for people, right? That's... generic.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous WillSing said...

Oh that reminds me Kirsten, in the Lower East Side on Mott st. there is this corner with AMAZING art in front of this store i think. Im kicking myself for not telling you earlier but you should check it out.

12:01 PM  
Blogger ForresterVA said...

lindseybookworm; I feel sorry for you.

Everybody; How's the rage going? Good? Great? Down the toilet?

Also click on on my name and look at the new post I put up on my blog as of yesterday(Jan 11). The links have some cool stuff. Actually it depends on your idea of cool. I liked it!

2:27 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

HOLY CRAP! I HAVE NO IDEA WHATSOEVER WHAT A MOOK IS, BUT I WANT ONE!!!!!!!

4:39 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

Yeah Forrester?ummmmmmmm.. It's kinda dying. the rage I mean. idk what 2 do!!!!!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Anna: http://tinyurl.com/ydfzx8f (she's always putting up new ones for sale)

6:30 PM  
Blogger ForresterVA said...

Kirsten; You have a mook that looks like a snow monster and then someone sees the snow monster. APOCALYPSE!!

MushroomCloud; I thought so. How about we postpone it until;
1. Every single one of us is allowed to drive.
2. We can afford a plane ticket.
Also, we need to come with a meeting place for all of us blog readers to gather at when the world ends! Everybody must bring the biggest fireworks they can get! And cookies. And fudge. And anything else that will make it more like a party. Even in the face of death, it's better to laugh than to cry. I heard that somewhere.

7:25 PM  
Blogger ForresterVA said...

Kiwi; It's not like we don't deserve to have them take revenge.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the autograph Kirsten!!!!! Reel Dancer

7:45 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

ok people i have some wierdness to share with all of you!! So today i was riding on the bus with my varsity gymnastics team and i looked out the window and saw a man in a panda suite sprinting in persuit of a man on a unicycle. Im really not lying i promise i actually saw it!! i figured if anybody can the people on this blog could come up with some interesting ideas as to what was going on there :)

9:02 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

btw forrester i love the pic of those rat slippers on ur blog :)

9:03 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...

Hmm, looks like a dolphin-man

10:21 PM  
Blogger ForresterVA said...

gymnast20; Thanks!

4:44 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

What is a mook?

5:54 PM  
Blogger very_CURIOUS_girl said...

looks like some real life version of a manga boss character from a robot anime

8:28 PM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Ananka, I don't know what a mook is, but that mook hanging on your wall is so funny to me because I have no idea what it is, it's just creeping on the wall, you are so cute Ananka!

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Opulently I to but I about the list inform should secure more info then it has.

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the uniforms the Irregulars wear..............I want one.

12:23 PM  
OpenID smoochu said...

woaaahhhh, next time i read your blog Kirtsen, i'm going to do it in public when i'm surrounded by a lot of other people so 1) i won't be convinced that Lovecraftian horrors are creeping up behind me in the night 2) i can share my abject terror with everyone else in the room. yesm :(

i'm not even going to look at the link you've given me. The Blue Hill Horror story had me awake and trying to sleep in the loungeroom with the tv on for more than two weeks.

6:57 AM  

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