A mysterious 'alien' filmed in a Texas driveway, a village in Scotland overrun by aggressive deer, and a massive animal smuggling bust at an airport in Bangkok were among the strange and unusual stories to cross our desk this week.
On the heels of the Amarillo dog man that made headlines last month, this past week saw yet another mysterious bipedal being captured on film in Texas. The peculiar piece of security camera footage from the El Paso suburb of La Union shows a diminutive figure scurrying across a driveway before vanishing from sight. The bewildering entity seen in the video gave rise to all manner of theories as to its nature with some suggesting it could be an alien or perhaps the aforementioned canine cryptid of Amarillo, while others argued that it was simply a nefarious individual who was checking to see if the truck in the driveway was unlocked.
For some strange reason deer popped up in the headlines this past week by way of two odd stories centered around the woodland creatures. First, in Canada, a throat singer filming a demonstration of his technique in some woods wound up inadvertently filming a pair of mysterious figures, thought by some to be Bigfoot, seemingly stalking a deer that was mesmerized by his performance. Meanwhile, residents of a village in Scotland were divided over what to do about a herd of deer that had taken up residence in their community and have begun to grow increasingly aggressive when encountering their human neighbors, including a troubling incident wherein one of the normally docile creatures actually bit a person's dog!
There were even more unsettling stories centered around animals this past week, beginning with a worrisome case in England wherein a man witnessed three geese being pulled underwater by a mysterious creature that presumably feasted on the unfortunate fowl. Later in the week, security officers at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok busted a pair of travelers who were trying to leave the country with a staggering 109 wild animals, including armadillos and hedgehogs, stuffed in their luggage. Finally, in Georgia, authorities discovered a chilling 23 bags of dead and decapitated creatures that had been dumped near an apartment complex, prompting some to wonder if there is a budding serial killer lurking in the area.
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