For the last eleven years (yes, that's eleven) we here at Blather have been keeping track of every lake monster, UFO sighting, satanist, pornographer, ghost, exorcism, banshee attack, ABC sighting, religious quack, police state action, alien abduction and friendly neighbourhood Kangaroo that we can scribble down in this here site. But the truth is, there's such an abundance of these bloody things that keeping track of them has become somewhat problematic. Until now.
So allow us reader dear, to present 'Blather.net's Map of the Weird', a first public presentation of what will become an ever-growing, all-encompassing cartographic apocalypse of filth, depravity, smut and forteana.
We're not entirely sure how we're going to do this, but the eventual plan is for us to add as many links to locations and people featured in blather articles to the map. As you may guess, this could take some time. We may have to get the interns back in.
After that, we might open the map up to you, the great unwashed. Or maybe create another one entirely for the public to add their own location markers for incidents of the weird. We're not sure yet.
Anyway, the above image only shows a snippet of the map, specificaly for Ireland (our home). Below is a slightly larger section:
A map's not good enough for you, is it? Eh? Grand, well then view the thing in Google Earth by right-clicking this link and saving the file: Blather.net's Map of the Weird.kml. Now, open this in Google Earth.
Best of luck with this huge undertaking which I'm sure will evolve into a definitive work.
Posted by: O'Reilly at March 28, 2008 1:50 PM
AS I HAVE ALWAYS SUSPECTED WHEN
COMPARING MY IRISH CATHOLIC ROOTS TO MY RUSSIAN JEWISH ROOTS: THE
IRISH SIDE IS PRONE TO SEEING AND
BELIEVING IN THAT WHICH DOES NOT, AND IN FACT COULD NOT EXIST IN A
ALSO, I THINK YOUR MAP OF THE WEIRD
SUPPORTS ME IN THIS.
Posted by: LAM-08 at March 29, 2008 9:03 PM
LAM, you're way off course. The Irish can entertain improbable ideas without necessarily believing in them. Personally, I don't believe in aliens, fairies, god, the devil etc, and I suspect that they are doubtful about my existence too.
As for Russia. I've got one website for you. Pravda »
Posted by: dave at March 30, 2008 8:16 PM
Tramore, Co. Waterford has a few interesting things going on. There's been rumours for a while that there's something going on on the back-strand. lRead this
Sigmund Freud, himself Jewish, said that the Irish were the only â€œraceâ€ that could not be psychoanalysed.
Freudâ€™s boyhood hero was Oliver Cromwell, Old Noll himself. Freud named his son Oliver after said Cromwell.
Do you really think rationality enters into this?
Posted by: Henry Barth at April 25, 2008 12:19 AM
I believe that only the ghost who can get a good rate on the mortgage are allowed to haunt the estates shown...the empty estates...Bank of Ireland have suggested that the spirits should keep up
Posted by: Michael Gallagher at July 23, 2008 12:29 PM
I'll go start searching as fast as I downright can!
This map reeks of brilliance and stupidity, all rolled into a ball of maddening goo and stuck to the bottom of a chair in Valhalla!
seeing is beleveing gitting killed and eaten by it dont prove much killing 3 cripteds that atack you means the bodys will be take and hidden by local governments your cripted pics are stolen by ass holes or taken by local governments as soon as there developed always a dumass out there to destroy the evedence