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The Pencee Scarecrows 

On April 30, 2009, Pencee McLane left with five of her closest friends on a camping trip. What occurred to Pencee and her friends that night has become a mystery for the ages.

It’s reported that the group arrived at their planned destination at 7 PM. The group made camp and spent the night drinking and having a good time. When Pencee awoke the following morning, all of the people in her group were gone.

Upon investigating the campsite, she found nothing out of the ordinary.

The SUV was still there.

The tents were still there. All of the group’s food and clothing was still in their respective tents.

Nothing had been disturbed.

She spent the next hour texting and calling her friends, but not one person responded. She even called their parents. Beginning to panic, Pencee called the police.

Authorities arrived on scene, but were just as confused as Pencee. No signs of struggle, no signs of other people.

The strangest thing to come out of the initial investigation was the discovery that the only footprints at the campsite were Pencee’s.

Bizarre, right?

It gets worse.

On May 1, 2010, the first body appeared.

Sara Paella was found in the middle of a field, right on the spot where the original group camped. As seen in the pictures above, her desiccated corpse was found tied to a rough crucifix with barbed wire. A stitched burlap sack was thrown over her head and a collar of barbed wire adorned her neck.

Police determined that the cause of death was strangulation with the barbed wire.

On May 1, 2011, the second body appeared. Kitty Sigmon was found crucified across the street from where Pencee was living at the time. The crucifix appeared in her neighbor’s backyard. Residents on the street all reported that the only thing they heard that night was a droning noise that sounded like a plane.

Pencee McLane relocated to a new city shortly after this occurred.

On May 1, 2012, the third body appeared. Melissa Green was found crucified and hung with barbed wire. Once again, the body appeared across the street from where Pencee McLane lived. This time in the front yard.

Pencee once again moved to a new city.

On May 1, 2013, the fourth body appeared. Willis Timmermen was found crucified in Pencee’s own front yard, his body in the same shape as the others.

May 1, 2014 will be here soon and the fifth member of the group still hasn’t been found.

I wonder where that scarecrow will appear…

earthandanimals

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griseus:

AMAZON RIVER DOLPHINS THREATENED WITH EXTINCTION

(warning, strong images)

This illegal, immoral and cruel killing spree has been drastically affecting pink river dolphin populations in the Amazon. There are confirmed cases of hunters specialized in killing these dolphins catching over 20 animals per sortie. These poachers sell their meat to riverside community members, who use it to fish.

These dolphins are being killed to be used as bait for a necrophage catfish locally known in Brazil as piracatinga, or urubú-d’água (water vulture). However, this fish is sold under false names such as douradinha in Brazil and capaz in Colombia, conning consumers into buying a product they don’t know.  Tons of piracatinga are captured annually using pink dolphin meat. Consequently, the volume of this fish found in Brazilian markets has been increasing exponentially in the past few years.

The pink river dolphin, or boto (Inia geoffrensis) is the largest river dolphin in the world and can live up to 50 years. Despite their longevity, they have low reproductive rates and have a long period in which they care for their young. This makes its existence fragile when confronted with the constant threat of poachers.

The boto is closely related to marine dolphins and is totally adapted to the Amazonian environment. Not only is it essential for the ecological balance in the Amazon river basin, it is also an important character in regional folklore.

If these fishing practices continue, it is estimated that over 2500 pink dolphins will be killed per year in some regions of the Amazon, meaning this species may disappear in the not-so-distant future.

It is estimated that in some regions of the Amazon, 2500 botos have been killed every year. These numbers and the situation are as alarming as when the dolphin killing spree in Japan that caused so much uproar occurred.

The plight of the river dolphin is even more serious given their already-dwindling numbers. An increase in boat traffic has hit the population hard, as the naturally inquisitive creatures draw close to boats and are injured by the propellers.

Rising mercury levels in the water are also thought to have contributed to their decline, especially near gold mines where mercury is used as part of the mining process. Some of the creatures also die after becoming entangled in fishing lines.

But their almost mythical reputation in the Amazon region makes their slaughter even harder to understand.

Legend has it that the dolphin, known as a Boto, turns into a handsome man by night who seduces girls, impregnates them, and then returns to the river in the morning. Local folklore says that it is bad luck to kill a dolphin, and that if a person makes eye-contact with one of the animals, they will have nightmares for life.

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