Real Hobbits, Werewolves, and Demonites

10/5/06 3:33 PM 0 Comments

It's that time of year again... Halloween! For many Ohioans, this means a trip to the Halloween bash at Ohio University in Athens. In fact, I've heard several people in my classes in Ashland U talking about it. For me, it's a "been there, done that" kind of feeling to hear the micros raving about it.

So how do I plan to keep myself entertained this holiday season? By providing some weird and interesting info for the thousand (minus 999) people who read this blog. This week, I have some exciting news:

Hobbits were real - sort of. A couple of years ago, an interesting discovery was made on the island of Flores - a skeleton of a species of human that grew no larger than a 3 year old child. These little people, dubbed "hobbits" by their discoverers, lived about 18,000 years ago. The first skeleton was of a 3.3 feet tall female that was approximately 30 years old at the time of her death. Since many pygmy species have evolved on islands, this shouldn't be too hard to believe possible. Google "Homo floresiensis" and see what you find. I also highly recommend reading the information available at

Werewolves are real - sort of. A couple hundred people in the world have hypertrichosis or cutaneous erythropoietic porphyria, which are both referred to as "werewolf syndrome". This results in excessive hairiness. Apparently any kind of condition that causes you to be abnormally hairy will get you labeled a "werewolf", and possibly a
part on prime-time TV.

Demonites... still not proven to be real. Luckily for us, the
Ghost Hunters, aka TAPS, will be back on the air investigating the haunts on October 11, 2006 at 9 pm on the Sci-Fi Channel. According to their MySpace blogs, they found some cool evidence filming for this season. Of course the question fans want answered is: Will Steve kill Brian before season 3 ends? You'll have to tune in to find out.

Well, that's all I have for now. If you need some entertainment, check out They could be considered the Ghost Hunters of cryptozoology (Cryptozoology is the study of evidence concerning creatures whose existence is uncertain, like the Loch Ness monster or the Abominable Snowman - I had to look up a good definition myself).


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