January 8, 1998
The carcass was 5 metres long, had a backbone, white hair and several fleshy protrusions. It was thought to weight about 4 tonnes.
Creatures dubbed 'globsters' (unidentified organic masses) have washed up on Tasmanian shores before (as well as many other places around the world), including the Tasmanian 'Blob' which washed up on Sandy Cape in 1960. In that case the globster was later identified as a decomposing whale carcass.
As for the Four Mile Globster – well it was not identified with as much certainty as its predecessor but many believe it may have been the decomposing remains of a shark.
January 9, 2001
Lucas Sibanda, a council worker in Pretoria, was making his way home after work along a familiar though narrow path when a large python suddenly appeared. It lay there staring at Sibanda, who watched in shock as it came right at him. Sibanda was frozen to the spot, maybe fear or just the shock of the situation, but it was enough time to allow the python to start wrapping around him. Soon it started to constrict and Sibanda knew if he didn't act fast he would soon be dead.
Sibanda did the only thing that came to mind – he bit the snake, hard, just below the head. He pierced the scaly flesh with his teeth and held on until the snake relaxed and untangled itself. He then beat the snake to death with a stick and dragged it back home to his wife and four children as a trophy from the encounter.
"This is like one horrible nightmare. I don't know where I found the strength to fight that snake, but I thank God I'm still alive to tell the tale."
This is far from being the only time a person has killed a snake in a tussle. The previous year a man in India won a battle against a cobra after he BIT IT IN HALF!
January 12, 1905
This was not the only 'wild man' to have been discovered in this area at around this time. Up to ten different wild men were reported in England through that winter. In all cases they seemed out of place, spoke a strange language (and when they could understand english they refused to give an account of where they come from).
In a lot of cases these 'strangers' were sent to insane asylums.
There were many theories presented concerning where all of these strange people were coming from. One put forward had teleportation as the answer, that these men were teleported from somewhere else, another country, maybe another time, and that the process led them to have several different forms of amnesia.
Charles Fort, researcher into anomalous phenomena, stated that for every strange appearance of a person an investigation should be carried out into strangely disappearing persons, that the two could be linked. If that's the case, what is causing people to suddenly disappear and reappear elsewhere?