Saturday, May 8, 2021



Maine is a huge state with most of its population along the coast, supported by the tourist industry.  However, rural Maine stayed tied to a rustic life-style throughout most of the 20th century, with logging and farming being the main sources of employment.    In the 1980 my wife and I lived in a house with no plumbing or electricity.  We read by lamp light, listened to Maine Public Radio on a battery radio, and carried our water from a nearby stream.  Our lifestyle was not unusual. 


Because of deep ties to the past, Maine has a rich supernatural history of ghost, goblins and vampires; and since two-thirds of the state is unpopulated there are also many tales of strange animal sightings.  Over the last twenty years there have been accounts of an animal that attacks and kill small pets, including dogs.  Those wishing to add drama to the accounts are claiming the animal is the Chupacabra: the mythical monster of Mexico.


PBS is available for download on smart TV’s and include the series  Monstrum, hosted Dr Emily Zarka.  If you like the macabre this series is worth watching, and Public Broadcasting is always worth supporting.

After all, this is the home of Stephen King

the Ol'Buzzard


  1. That's a long commute from Mexico to Maine! No Big Foot sightings in the woods? The Jackalope is one that is tossed around from time to time here. -Jenn

  2. From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us.

  3. We Yoopers figured out a long time ago when small pets vanish it's because there's a lot of stuff in the woods that view chihuahuas and cats as tasty snacks: fishers, coyotes, wolves, trash pandas. Our neighbor's pit bull got eaten by wolves. No mystery involved; just totally natural predators that were smarter than the dog.


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."