Princess Diana secretly helped best friend bury her stillborn baby in the grounds of Kensington Palace The princess made an extraordinary offer to her best friend, Rosa Monckton, after she suffered a stillbirth, a new programme reveals.
She reportedly suggested that Rosa - a successful businesswoman - bury her tragic child in the grounds of London's Kensington Palace .
In a bid to "get through" security, Diana apparently told the chief inspector that she, Rosa and her butler were burying a pet in the garden. (more at linked article)
Maybe I read The Invisibles when I was young and impressionable, but a friend of nobles burying their own child within a palace smells of some kind of ritual magic. Either as a means to tie the commoner family to the royal bloodline, or to ensure the safe birth of a subsequent child... OR SOMETHING DARKER?! (dun dunDUN!) With the sacrifice of an unborn child, all manner of black magic seems easily tied to this admittedly likely innocent and undeniably tragic story.
A battered red phone once belonging to Adolf Hitler, possibly used to send untold numbers of people to their deaths during World War II, has been sold at auction for $243,000.
The personal traveling phone, which features an engraved swastika and the Nazi leader’s name on the back, was sold to an unidentified buyer by telephone on Sunday, according to CNN.
The seller, Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Maryland, described the phone as “Hitler’s mobile device of destruction.”
Although the phone and the figurine may be one-of-a-kind historical objects, many auction houses refuse to sell Nazi-related items. Sotheby’s and Christie’s do not trade in Third Reich memorabilia. Such items are outlawed for sale in France, Germany, Austria and Hungary, the Independent reported.
Ranulf Raynor expressed the hope to CNN that the phone would be purchased by a museum where it could help “remind the world of the horrors of war.”
“I certainly won’t miss it,” he said. “It’s a fairly sinister bit of kit and I’ve always lived in fear of someone trying to steal it. I’ve also been told it’ll bring me bad luck.”
One of the urban legends that keeps getting circulated it is about ghost phone calls. People calling and then really revealing at the end that they are actually dead already, having just died in an accident. For some reason this urban legend freaks me the fuck out.
When I saw that this was Adolf Hitler's phone, I immediately wondered what kind of ghost phone calls one could receive on this. I wouldn't be powered? Who would ring in?
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Post by OFTHEHILLPEOPLE on Mar 16, 2017 12:38:38 GMT -8
Hey, my great great great grandfather was a space bat who immigrated to the United States and rode with Teddy Roosevelt in the Rough Riders!
Straw Man Argument: A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while refuting an argument that was not advanced by that opponent. One who engages in this fallacy is said to be "attacking a straw man".
STUART — Some guy tried to buy “human skin” for $400 on Facebook, according to statements a Stuart woman gave a Martin County sheriff’s investigator.
What could be described as a case to make your flesh crawl happened March 14, a report states.
Deputies went to an address on Northwest River Trail “in reference to someone trying to buy human skin,” the report states.
A woman told a deputy she found a man attempting to purchase skin on Facebook. The ad, she said, was posted on “Jensen Beach Garage Sale.”
The ad indicated $400 would be paid for human skin.
The ad was taken down, perhaps because of concerns of having skin in the game.
A deputy demonstrated there’s more than one way to skin a cat because the investigator “was able to click on the individual who posted the ad and it revealed the individuals name is (redacted from report),” the report states.
If the deputy knows the man’s name, it may be difficult for that person to save his own skin.
The report cites Florida Statute 873.01, which prohibits buying and selling human organs and tissue.
Violations are a felony, so if the ad placer is caught prosecutors may want to extract their pound of flesh.
I have a feeling that a google-alert for "Florida" will end up producing a wealth of material. That's just what happens when the Fountain of Youth is still hidden in some bog.
Also, some of you may want to criticize all the puns the author makes in the article. Go ahead, it's no skin off my back.
Child bitten by 'toothy sea creature' in Melbourne Beach MELBOURNE BEACH -- A 10-year-old girl is being airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando after being bitten by a "unknown, toothy sea creature."
Child bitten off Melbourne Beach
Bite indicative of shark, but no evidence of shark in the water
Similar incident involving a woman
Beaches temporarily cleared
Brevard County Fire Rescue reports the child was bitten while in the water off Melbourne Beach.
She suffered a 6-inch bite on her left calf. A spokesperson said the bite is indicative of a shark, but there were no witnesses and are referring to it as a "unknown, toothy sea creature."
The beach was cleared until officials could make sure there was no evidence of sharks in the water.
This was the second incident Monday afternoon.
A woman was swimming off Ocean Avenue and Melbourne Beach when she suffered a bite on her left hand. Again, no witnesses but the bite was indicative of a shark.
She refused transportation to a hospital and the beach was temporarily cleared.
Brevard County says Cocoa Beach was also cleared at the pier and at Shepard Park earlier in the day, but did not say that was related to a shark sighting.
Yeah, it's likely a shark. But what if the Deep Ones are just feeling "snacky"?