Siphonophore - Horror from the Deep

Dr. Fong Says:
Ia ia Cthulhu fhtagn!

...a thing which was little more than a protoplasmic mass, from the body of which a thousand tentacles of every length and thickness flailed forth, from the head of which, constantly altering shape from an amorphous bulge to a simulacrum of a man's head, a single malevolent eye appeared.
Here is some terrific video of a bioluminescent deep-sea siphonophore — an eerily fantastic creature that appears to be a single, large organism, but which is actually a colony of numerous individual jellyfish-like animals that behave and function together as a single entity. The individual units, called zooids, all share the same genetic material and each perform a specialized role within the colony."

"The best-known siphonophore is the poisonous Portuguese Man o’ War (Physalia physalis), which lives at the surface of the ocean, unlike the one shown in this video (filmed at a depth of 770 meters). Some siphonophore species can grow up to 40 meters (130 ft) in length." source

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I Want To See A Flying Saucer - Music Video

Dr. Fong Says:

I made this music video a little while ago. This song pretty much sums up how I feel about the whole UFO/Alien scene. Show me the money!

I'm tired of hearing other people's UFO stories! I'm jealous. I want to see one for myself.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this video. I sure had a fun time making it. If you like the video pop over to YouTube and give it a good rating.

Oh, and if you have any good UFO stories I'd like to hear them in the comments. ;)

"Lizard People" invade MN Senate Recount

Dr. Fong Says:
Very funny until you remember that lizard people actually control most of the government.

Day 3 of Minnesota's Senate recount brings some welcome comic relief in the name of write-in candidates on challenged ballots: Lizard People and Flying Spaghetti Monster, with a little Frankenstin [sic] for good measure.

I find the bigger joke to be that they are spending so much time on this. What a mess!

Also, he says "The other lizard people's were filled in" referring to their ballot bubbles. Just how many votes did the lizard people get?

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Yearly Christmas Krampus Post: Risque Krampus

Dr. Fong Says:
Some postcards showing the naughty side of the Krampus. Happy Christmas Krampus Post!

Posts of Krampus Past

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The History of Miniature Golf

Dr. Fong Says:
Some great vintage postcards from goofy golf!

In 1938 Joseph and Robert Taylor from Binghamton, New York started building their own miniature golf courses. These courses differed from the ones in the late 20s and early 30s; they were no longer just rolls, banks, and curves, with an occasional pipe thrown in. Their courses not only had landscaping, but also obstacles, including windmills, castles, and wishing wells.

Impressed by the quality of the courses, many customers asked if the Taylors would build a course for them. By the early 1940s, Joe and Bob formed Taylor Brothers, and were in the business of building miniature golf courses and supplying obstacles to the industry. During both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, many a G.I. played on a Taylor Brothers prefabricated course that the U.S. Military had contracted to be built and shipped overseas.

By the late 5
0s most—if not all—supply catalogs carried Taylor Brothers' obstacles. In 1961 Bob Taylor, Don Clayton of Putt-Putt, and Frank Abramoff of Arnold Palmer Miniature Golf organized the first miniature golf association known as NAPCOMS (or the "National Association of Putting Course Operators, Manufacturers, and Suppliers"). Their first meeting was held in New York City. Though this organization only lasted a few years it was the first attempt to bring miniature golf operators together to promote miniature golf.

In 1955, Lomma Enterprises, Inc., founded by Al Lomma and his brother Ralph Lomma, led the revival of wacky, animated trick hazards. These hazards required both accurately aimed shots and split-second timing to avoid spinning windmill blades, revolving statuary, and other careening obstacles.

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All I want for Christmas is..

Dr. Fong Says:
I'm still holding out for a "Witch Trial" Barbie® Doll!

Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" Barbie® Doll

In 1963, Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense, gave us a tale of terror not soon forgotten in his film “The Birds.” Dressed in a re-creation of the stylish green skirt-suit worn by the film’s ill-fated heroine in an iconic scene, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” Barbie® Doll celebrates the 45th anniversary of the acclaimed film. From the doll’s classic ensemble to the perfectly painted expression to the accompanying black birds, every aspect captures the film’s infamous appeal.

My God...

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Hexapod Dance Competition Video

Dr. Fong Says:
This terrifies me but I cannot look away

Today dear readers, I present to you something really special! You will witness a rare and secretive creature preforming for your amusement at the Hexapod Dance Competition in Hagenberg/Austria.

Best of the third Austrian Hexapod Championships
Category: Dance

UPDATE: Something is definitely wrong. I have now watched this video 5 or 6 times. I cannot stop. I have seen a glimpse of the future and it involves dancing crab robots.

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The Goatman's Bridge

Dr. Fong Says:
You should never drive with your headlights off anyway.

November 15th 1967: police discover an abandoned car beside Old Alton Bridge, five miles south of Denton, Texas. A rash of mysterious disappearances are becoming alarmingly routine on a chilling stretch of road that is known by locals as "the Goatman's bridge."

Constructed in 1884, the bridge connected Lewisville to Alton. The turn of the century brought a black goat farmer and his family to a residence just North of the bridge, and a few short years later, Oscar Washburn was known as a dependable, honest businessman. North Texans endearingly began to call him the Goatman. But the success of a black man was still unwelcome, and Klansmen in the local government turned to violence after he displayed a sign on Alton Bridge: "this way to the Goatman's"

One night in August 1938, with their headlights off, Klansmen crossed the bridge, dragged the Goatman from his family, and lynched him over the side. Peering over into the water, his murderers saw a rope, but not his body. In a panic, the Klansman returned to the Washburn residence, and killed his family in cold blood.

Since the disappearance of the Goatman there have been many strange sightings on and near Old Alton Bridge. Some say his spirit still haunts these woods. Locals tell the story and follow it with a warning: those who cross the bridge with no headlights will be met on the other side by the Goatman.

After numerous abandoned automobiles and missing persons, a new bridge was constructed directly downstream. But Old Alton Bridge, the Goatman's Bridge, remains still open to foot traffic. It is under surveillance by the Paranormal Investigators of North Texas and the Denton County Paranormal Investigators.

Oscar Washburn was never seen again and has been presumed dead since his attempted murder.

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Wanted: for Dooming the World

Stan The Chosen One Says:
He might try it on All Hallows Eve. Now I have a deadline.

Hunting Medico Nisaba Pt. 1

I've been dealing with a lot lately with killing Deep Ones from Hurricane Ike and dealing with impersonators, but now I'll put that all away to save the Earth.

I know I'm a bit of a noob to Dr. Fong's with only one post (well 2 now), but I want to do more. That is why I am going to hunt down Medico and stop him from letting the Earth fall victim to the wrath of Cthulhu.

As I understand it, Medico is still looking at the blog so I will not reveal how I will do this. Watch out Medico, a storm is coming...

The End of Days?

Medico Nisaba:
The end is nigh! She gave me the Innsmouth look!

Many people have their own theories on the coming end of days. Actually, most people form "their idea" on the end of days from their Religious leaders. These people are fools. They are too feeble-minded to form their own wacky theory, so they cling to what they have been told.

Most of us here at Dr. Fong's House of Mysteries know the end is near. We are an intuitive people, we can feel it in our bones and deep within our souls.

The true question I pose is: What crazy, wacky improbable scenario will actually end our reign on the planet? Will the Rapture come and save the righteous and cast all us sinners here at Dr. Fong's into eternal damnation? I believe not. You may wish to know of my theory; you may wish to never know. If you read this, you will know, so beware.

My theory may shock and amaze you, it may also bore you to tears and force you to come to the conclusion that I am a blubbering madman with no value whatsoever. My theory on the End Of Days is this: I will bring back the Great Old Ones. The Great Old Ones will descend upon Earth and wreak unimaginable horror and destruction.

All will worship the Great Old Ones; or die.

In other words, you will all be converted into horrible fish-people who worship the Great God Dagon, or you will be offered a as a sacrifice to him. Prepare for this event however you will; there is no stopping it. I will not reveal the exact date of this monumental event, but it will be within a decade.

Jellyfish Airship Video

Dr. Fong Says:
Come, Josephine, in my flying machine!

This new concept of a jelly fish that flies through the air has been presented by Festo at the 2008 Hannover Messe in Germany.

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Sending Babies through the Mail

Dr. Fong Says:
I once rode from Shanghai to Vladivostok via Pigeon Parcel Post

This city letter carrier posed for a humorous photograph with a young boy in his mailbag.

After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination.

The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

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Dr. Fong needs your help - Unknown Sea Beast

Dr. Fong Says:
Is it real or fake?

I found this real photo postcard the other day. The small writing says 30,000 lbs 45 feet. So what is it?

I know that the
readers at Dr. Fong's House of Mysteries know more about most things than most people, so I thought I would pose the question to you, my dear readers.

Please post in the comments if you have any information about the above picture.

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The Cursed Number 13

Dr. Fong Says:
The number thirteen is unimportant. Fixate on any number and you will begin to see it everywhere. Either that or a jealous lover has put a curse on you. You can break it by shouting a lot and not bathing.

Hi there Dr.Fong...
I have been quite a follower of your work for some time now, and reading all about your research has opened my eyes somewhat.

I have a problem that I hope you might have some advice on.

I am not sure exactly how long this "curse" has been lingering with me, but on too many occasions (I have completely ruled out coincedence) the number 13 makes it's way to my attention.

I have no idea what to think of this. is somebody attempting to contact me, or trying to tell me something?

The other theory is that I have lost my mind, but it all makes too much sense while at the same time making no sense. Licence plates, phonecall durations, roadsigns, in movies, music... why is this number after me? I don't look for it, it finds me.

How am I to sooth this mild fear or build the exitement enough to make some sense of it? I would love to hear your opinion on this situation I'm in please.

I think it is a brilliant service you provide and your findings often leave me very fascinated and inspired to do some research and exploration of my own.

Thank you Dr.Fong.

Jaco Strydom,
South Africa

Cthulhu Mythos Tshirts

Dr. Fong Says:
Please help support this site.

Find all your favorites from the Cthulhu Mythos at the Dr. Fong gift shop! T-shirts that say Yog Sothoth, Shub Niggurath, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep and Cthulhu all done in what looks like the handwriting of an 8 year old. Creeeepy!

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Let’s Be Allies

Stan the Chosen One Says:
Teamwork is essential. Then the enemy has other people to shoot at.

Hello, I’m Stan the Chosen One and I have had a chilling realization. What if the Reptilian-Humanoids, the Old Ones and the Deep Ones have joined forces? We will be destroyed from the sea, the land and the air!

Unless we ally too… Now we have choices on whom to be friends with, but remember: You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends nose! So we must be firm on the terms of the treaty but the terms can’t be too controlling of the race.

So who will we ally with? Now I think the Greys will have our backs and take care of the Reptoids. To take care of the Old Ones I think we can count on the Flying Polyps! I think I speak for all when I say that humanity can take care of the Deep Ones by investigating every Masonic order in our cities. We shall make them tell us the secrets and eliminate the Esortic Order of Dagon.

If you have more suggestions on who should be our allies please comment.

Gnome Terrorizing Argentina

Dr. Fong Says:
Don't be scared! He just wanted to have a beer with you.

In this video a small person in "gnomish attire" is seen terrorizing a group of young boys.

"We looked to one side and saw that the grass was moving. To begin with we thought it was a dog but when we saw this gnome-like figure begin to emerge we were really afraid" said Jose. Jose caught the gnome on video.

According to Jose others have now come forward reporting that they too had seen the gnome. "This is no joke. We are still afraid to go out - just like everyone else in the neighborhood now."

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Shadow People - The Hat Man

Dr. Fong Says:
RM, Dr. Fong is not afraid of such filth! I am, even now, weaving spells to bolster your psychic protection. If these creeps ever come after you again just tell them you are under the protection of the good doctor.

This was submitted by one of our readers...

I saw the hat man. This is not a lie or fabrication. I really saw this. As a child I was laying in the lower bunk of a bed I shared with my younger brother. I was about seven years old. I was looking across my room toward a foyer where the entrance to the New York apartment was located. Just beyond and down the hall was my parents' room. Across from the entrance door which had all sorts of security devices including a dead bolt various key locks, a chain, and even a steel rod that slid into a socket in the floor, was the kitchen area.

I sat there one night staring in front of the entrance,which was lit very brightly by a small night light. I stared at some tiny mice that jumped around a small bag of garbage next to the kitchen entrance or threshold.

Suddenly, it appeared. It was not a man, but some kind of entity. I mean it was totally black like a two-dimensional figure, but it did have the outline of a man wearing a derby. It carried a briefcase and a cane. It simply traversed the metal door and stood there for a moment, in plain sight. It was so black that it literally "popped-out." Then it looked around both ways. I was frozen with absolute fear. Then it walked into the kitchen and that was all.

I have been traumatized ever since.

There is something going on that no one knows about. Some claim to know, but I think they are lying. What is really remarkable is that many years went by then one day I decided to Google images and I typed "hat" and "man." I could not believe that others had witnessed similar things. I even saw a picture of it on the net.

Whatever it is, it is indeed a phenomenon. My intuition tells me that these beings are slaves of some sort, and that they work for an evil source.

I also had another experience , but with an invisible one. This other experience has led me to believe that there are some beings out there that do not have our best interest at heart. This particular one laughed at me with a very arrogant , diabolical, and condescending manner. It literally held me in a state of fear, and it seemed to feed of this fear. It had the ability to move in my dimension as an invisible force.

So as you can imagine, except for my feeble faith in God, I am perpetually afraid.


Earlier post on Shadow People