Thursday, December 29, 2005
Damn scientists and their damn science!
(Read a summary here.)
And some bunch of dang eggheads done went and took all the dang fun out of it. Well, I ain't a-gonna let 'em.
I ... I ... I BELIEVE!!!!
Marfa Lights "explained."
We just cain't have nothin' nice!
WHAT "unexplained" phenomena do you have in your neck of the woods? What do you want to go see before some dangnab egghead scientists rurn it? :-)
How about back in 1883 when the young cowhand saw them? What were they then?
Here in NC we have ghost stories, ghost stories, ghost stories. I work in a haunted library!
Lots of so-called ghost stories in this area, near the Antietam and Gettysburg battlefields.
Back home in Wichita, they have Theorosa\'s bridge
, where legend has it that the ghost of an indian woman searches for her long lost baby.
Naaaah. I BELIEVE!!!!!
I always smiled at the admonition to "burn" headlights, a colloquialism, I'm sure, dating to when car head lights actually were lanterns.
But I guess it sort of should go without saying that you should burn, ignite, switch or other wise turn on the dadgum lights WHEN IT'S DARK!
Sometimes I am about as sharp as a handful of mashed taters.
Whatever geography and optics that cause today's lights could have been there in 1883 as well. The seemingly missing element would be the headlights. However as you noted in you last post, headlights are not a 20th century invention. If the road was in the same configuration in 1883, a carriage light could have caused the same phenomena, even down to the red color of some of them, in that the back of a carriage or wagon light has a red lens.
In fact the origin of the light could coincide with some ranchers buying a new rig for his wife. Things like that used to be discussed in the local papers of the time.
For example, Lee had a company of his soilders walk back and forth in front of the camp fires after the battle of Antetiem to give the appearence of normality as he slipped his main body of troops back across the Potomac and into Virginia.
1.No Apache would make a fire in a place, or so big, as to be seen by a white man.
2. The Apaches were in chains in Florida or Oklahoma, or on reservations in Arizona by 1883.
Now there might have been Comanches, but they weren't actually mentioned were they.
That was a well-known trade route used to move herds of those teeny-tiny yappy dogs wearing cowboy hats and sombreros, much like the video E.R. showed of herding cats. Many of the descendants of the dogs went on to serve as spokesmen in Mexican food commercials.
I thought you had a better edumacation. Sigh.
Dog was a primary meat source next to turkey in pre-Columbian Mexico.
I've actually heard of this before. Saw it on "Unsolved Mysteries" back in the day.
And of course it's real. Ghost stories are always true in the South.
Here in Arkansas, we have tons of things like that. One being a railroad crossing with ghostly lights. They say it's just headlights and such, but we know better, now don't we?
Damn Scientist... ;)