Before horror films or even scary novels existed to frighten us and warn us not to wander alone into the dark woods, folk songs were being sung that did the same thing. Such songs were sung to children as a way to warn them of dangerous people and to illustrate for them what happens to people who do bad things. These songs express the deep fascination we have with the dark and ugly side of humanity. In songs known as “Murder Ballads”, things like infanticide, incest, and hanging are often the subjects. I’ve included two such songs below. The first is called, “Weile, Weile (The River Saile).” It’s performed by Jesse Ferguson, a Canadian folk singer and You Tuber from whom I’ve learned dozens of songs from Newfoundland, Ireland, and Scotland. The second song is called “The Well Below The Valley” and I find it hauntingly beautiful and really fucked up at the same time. Listen carefully to the lyrics so you get the whole picture of what the song’s about.
Chewbacca Mask, Bigfoot, Or Total Bullshit?
Recently a group called, “The Sasquatch Genome Project,” released a blurry HD video showing someone in a Chewbacca mask walking in the woods, and what looks like a large furry rug spread under a bush. The group says these images are of a male and a female Bigfoot, and that they, along with some fuzzy shit they claim contains Bigfoot DNA, are proof Bigfoot is real. Here’s the video: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2013/10/new-bigfoot-evidence-screened-as-expert-claims-proof-of-existence/. It’s “evidence” like this that shows cryptozoology for the insult to reason and intelligence it is. I find it utterly amazing, that with today’s technology, where one can take a high-resolution, detailed picture of a flea from 50 yards away, that absolutely no one has EVER captured a single clear image of a Bigfoot that even remotely looks real. And I must assume that “The Sasquatch Genome Project” researchers were so confident no one would doubt the furry rug seen in their film was a sleeping female Bigfoot, they decided waking it and filming it while it awoke and stood would be, what, over-kill?
Every fucking time a story like this pops up in “legitimate” news reports , I eagerly hope it IS real. If a giant hairy, bi-pedal ape-like species or a group of feral Conservative Christian tree dwellers ever were to be discovered, I’d be thrilled as shit to learn about it. But silly nonsense like this is insulting to my intelligence. 9 foot tall, fur covered, man-apes are not hiding in the North American woods, or any other woods for that matter. Cryptozoologists need to cut this shit out. It is VERY ANNOYING!