My main mission at Walker Stalker Con was to get Kane Hodder’s book, Unmasked. Holy crap I can hardly put it down. He has had an amazing and tragic life. Long story short,a stunt went awry in his early career and he ended up with third degree burns over sixty percent of his body,and the crappy hospital he was taken to had no burn unit; his doctor had no idea how to handle his condition and royally,horribly screwed up his treatment and recovery. Once he was near death,he was transferred to a hospital with an actual burn unit and because of their care he survived. He is a big,gnarly,severe looking dude with very leathery scars all over,but he describes the constant pain,depression and despair with such eloquence the book brought me to tears. And he became such a go-getter,deciding if he wanted something he was gonna go for it,no matter what. He is a very inspiring person. And quite funny. Tonight I am finising up the book.
A Canadian lake monster, Ogopogo rules over lake Okanagan. It stands out among other more peaceful lake monsters because of its reputation as a bloodthirsty killer.
It is often described as a many-humped, serpent-like creature with horns.
It is believed that the beast has its roots in native Canadian Indian legends of a monster called N’ha-a-itk,that would demand a live sacrifice from travelers for safe passage across Lake Okanagan. Hundreds of years ago, whenever Indians would venture into the lake, they brought chickens or other small animals to kill and drop into the water to assure a safe journey.
The bunyip is a creature of Aboriginal mythology. It loves in the swamps,creeks, riverbeds and waterholes of Australia. Its name translates to “devil” or “evil spirit”.
It has many descriptions that vary widely–most have it possessing dark fur and big teeth.
The bunyip was probably created in folklore and bedtime stories to scare young chindren into staying way from the water’s edge.
In Melanesia — the archipelagos of New Guinea, the Torres Strait Islands, the Admiralty Islands, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu— there is the belief in a great eel, the Abaia, who dwells at the bottom of freshwater lakes. The Abaia is said to consider all creatures in the lake its children and guards and protects them with fierce loyalty and ferocity against anyone who would harm or disturb them. Those who are foolish enough to try to catch the fish from a lake in which the Abaia lives are immediately swept away by a large wave caused by the thrashing of the Abaia’s powerful tail.