Archive for June 11, 2009

“Little Mermaid” Preserved in Japan!

Posted in Cryptozoology, Weird News, Weird Science with tags , , , , , , , on June 11, 2009 by ghostradioworld

Mummified Japanese Mermaid

Mummified Japanese Mermaid

You don’t have to watch a Godzilla movie to see a Japanese monster.  Just head down to a temple.  According to Richard Freeman, who’s writing a book on the subject, there are tons of  Yokai (Japanese monsters) in temples,  perserved in a mummified state:

There are a number of different types of mummified yokai, mermaids being the most common. In Japan the mermaid is not the beautiful creature of popular western imagination. It looks more like the ancient Greek triton. It has a fish’s body, humanoid arms and a head that looks like a cross between a monkey and a carp. It is covered with shining golden scales.

Hmm … don’t think Disney will want to make a film about these little mermaids.  But we bet there are a few filmmakers who would.

Get the TORCHWOOD Experience!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Weird News with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2009 by ghostradioworld

Torchwood

From the BBC:

An exhibition of the BBC Wales sci-fi series Torchwood is being planned just a stone’s throw from Captain Jack’s underground hub in Cardiff Bay.

The team behind the Doctor Who Up Close exhibition hope to make the most of the spin-off show’s Cardiff connection.

Martin Wilkie of Experience Design said: “A Torchwood Exhibition would be a great addition to the Bay area.”

Cardiff council is considering plans for an attraction which could open in time for the summer holidays in July.

A Georgian building in Bute Crescent has been identified as a possible location for the exhibition.

It will feature elements of the Torchwood Hub, which is fictitiously located below the water tower in Roald Dahl Plass.

Mr Wilkie said: “We have looked at several sites for a Torchwood Exhibition but we are hoping that this one might be available soon.

“The appeal of Torchwood brings many visitors to Cardiff Bay, especially to see the Torchwood Water Tower.

“The building we are hoping to use for the Torchwood Exhibition is near this famous TV landmark and would offer visitors a unique chance to see many of the key props, costumes and even recent creatures from the up-coming 2009 series.”

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