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Monday Monster: Quicksilver Ooze

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Quicksilver oozes are a freakish combination of alchemical reagents and magical energy, born from laboratory experiments gone awry. Their shape is completely malleable, but when at rest a quicksilver ooze most closely resembles a pool of liquid silver. The ooze is rarely at rest, however, as it searches the world for its lone source of…


Monday Monster: Altamaha-ha

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Darien, GA (WKQ News): State police today arrested a man on the Altamaha River for driving under the influence. The driver’s fishing boat flipped during a dangerous one craft incident. Both the driver and his passenger received only minor injuries. “We are determined to crack down on irresponsible operators who insist on driving while intoxicated,”…


Monday Monster: The Headless Horseman

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Tarry Town, NY (WKQ News): Local farmers report a series of odd events, as a man on horseback gallops through their fields each night. Local police believe the rider to be a single prankster. “Whoever this is,” said Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Andrews, “he should know that we do not find his actions funny. He’s causing…


Monday Monster: Black Agnes

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Baltimore, MD (WKQ News): Gang activity in the Saint Agnes neighborhood continues to vex authorities. The latest initiation rite is especially troubling for those serving the city’s youth: Gang members dare young people to spend the night in a local cemetery, only to strangle them during the night. Experts are hampered in their investigations by…


Monday Monster: The Pope Lick Monster

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Louisville, KY (WKQ News): Earlier today, four teenagers fell to their deaths at the Norfolk Southern Railway trestle. One survivor suffered multiple fractures and is in guarded condition at Ten Broeck Hospital. He told authorities that the teens, all recent high school graduates, had been visiting legendary sites including the New Jersey Pine Barrens and…


Monday Monster: Green Children of Woolpit

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Woolpit, Suffolk, England (WKQ News): As they do every year, people in this small Suffolk County community celebrated the harvest, including re-telling tales of the Green Children. This year’s festival, however, took a decided turn for the bizarre, as two green-hued children appeared at the mouth of the flint mines in the area. Residents at…


Monday Monster: La Llorona

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Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico (WKQ News): For the fifth time this month, a child was found drowned in Lake Chapala. There are no witnesses to the terrible accident, which officials believe occurred sometime overnight. Officials tell WKQ News that there are no signs of foul play and they’re likely to rule this as yet another terrible…


Monday Monster: the Drop Bear

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (WKQ News): A tourist today was admitted to Canberra Hospital with severe injuries to his head and back. Officials report that the tourist, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, was attacked while exploring the outback. They suspect the animal in the attack was a dingo, and completely…


Monday Monster: The Wendigo

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Grandmother’s Bay, Saskatchewan, Canada (WKQ News): A rash of murders in this Cree community has folks wondering just what law enforcement plans to do about the problem. While some folks think the tribal elders should turn matters over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, many believe this tribal matter should remain under the jurisprudence of…


Monday Monster: Jack the Ripper

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Whitechapel, London, England (WKQ News) For the fourth time in the last two months, a prostitute working in Whitechapel became the victim of gruesome murder. The woman – identified as Maryanne Smithson – was found dead in an alley behind Durwood Street. An anonymous source from the medical examiner’s office tells WKQ News that the…


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