GOSLINGS

 

blog photo 72 four goslingsWHAT IT IS

Bringing a throng of young geese to Toronto was not out of the ordinary for Mutt Jefferson. An ample seed mixture, some fresh lettuce and carrots, plenty of fresh water and secure pens filled with straw was all Mutt needed to get the gang to the big city.

For the most part it was an uneventful trip, except for one minor incident. Mutt was rolling down Hwy.69, an ancient roadway where two lanes of traffic travel in opposite directions. As he crested a hill, a black Hummer travelling at break-neck speed, was in Mutt’s lane and the two vehicles were closing fast. Mutt had no place to go, so he held tight onto the steering wheel, while the Hummer veered to the right onto the paved shoulder, kissed the guard rail and spun out from behind Mutt’s trailer, and kept going north.

Mutt figured the little cargos he was carrying may have freaked out a bit, so he pulled over to a stream along the side of the road and let the goslings out for a quick swim.

WHAT IT IS NOT

Margaret Brookside could see two young women from her vantage point a few hundred feet from the trestle. While one young woman waited on one side of the trestle, the other disappeared, returning moments later with a gosling. This happened again and again until thirty or more goslings playfully wandered and swam around the waters running below the trestle.

What happened next was strange indeed. Six teddy bears appeared carrying a body; a body Margaret recognized as patrolman Ned Doucet of the Beaver County Police Force. The body was carefully laid out in the tall grass and the two women levitated a glowing orb above Ned’s head. Within a few minutes Ned drowsily came to life and the two women and six teddy bears slipped below the trestle and disappeared.

BEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blog photo 71 behind beeWHAT IT IS

Bayer Crop Science was finishing up their work in Missouri, and to the delight of the board of directors a promising new generation of neonicotinoids had been tested and proven highly effective. The company had a few hurdles to jump and a few government tests to complete, but within a few months the products would be ready for market.

In the meantime, field technicians were busy tearing down the experimental plots of land used for testing the new insecticides. Plots 60 through 80 were vanquished first, but when plots 80 through 100 were tackled, stiff resistance was encountered. At Plot 82 a massive swarm of bees descended on the technicians, some suffering significant bee stings. To this day Plot 82 stands alone and undisturbed, while all other plots have been leveled.

WHAT IT IS NOT

Drake Johnstone’s encounter with alien life in Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park proved to be uninteresting when compared to his fascination with the teddy bears that inhabit the park and surrounding areas. Johnstone makes the trip from Beaver Falls to the park at least several times a year to observe teddy bear behavior. In his last outing, Johnstone watched as teddy bears used bees and their stingers to patch themselves when their flannel outer layer gets snagged and torn as they swing through the trees.

GREY HORSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

blog photo 70 grey horseWHAT IT IS

Slim Clemons liked to keep an open mind about all things political, social and financial. He realized at a young age that it was unwise to put all his eggs in one basket and that diversity and knowledge were the keys to his success. While attending a fundraiser for the University of Indianapolis, Slim overheard a conversation about an experiment taking place near the Chapleau Game Preserve.

A mix of people, domestic animals and wild animals were involved in a commune-style living arrangement. Their requirements from the outside community were modest: some tools, snowshoes, sled dogs, buck-saws, basic farm equipment etc. Slim decided to donate his prize- winning pull and plough horse, Gladiator.

WHAT IT IS NOT

The whole organization knew they had to get her a substantial birthday gift. They decided on one large present, rather than a bunch of meaningless gestures they knew she’d dislike.

Melena Schulz turned sixty-eight years old, and the entire gang at INSECT bought her a beautiful, gray horse. On the special day, the horse was brought to the INSECT compound for Melena’s approval. The horse broke free of Graham’s grasp, charged at a startled Melena and knocked her to the ground. It appeared the horse was just about to stomp her when Graham and Smith got a hold of the reins and muscled him back to his trailer.

THE RED CROSSBILL

 

blog photo 69 red crossbillWHAT IT IS

The drive from Temagami to Wanapitei took three times longer than normal because Samantha Gallant kept pulling over to the side of the road, wondering just what she’d say to her new siblings, Sapphire and Cricket. Would they believe her? What of their parents, Emma and Bill? Where could they be…what became of them? The questions raced through her mind, the answers, if any, were weak and fragile.

There would be no questions answered on this day! Cricket and Sapphire were not at home, although Samantha told them she was on the way. The neighbour said the pair, cameras in hand, took off down the road chasing a Red Crossbill. Samantha set off in the direction the neighbour indicated and after a few minutes came across two cameras on the side of the road. A tripod, two water bottles and a knapsack were found in the ditch not far from the cameras.

WHAT IT IS NOT

Buck-jimmy and local frog artisan Wilbur-jack were quietly doing the creative process on the shores of Lake Tomiko, when their friend and patron, Gus Madison happened by with a sack of brightly colored pebbles. Gus told the duo of a man in Sault Ste. Marie by the name of Mutt Jefferson who trains birds to do all kind of interesting tasks. In fact, Gus recently purchased a Red Crossbill trained to lick-up tiny pebbles and deposit them on a small sack on Gus’s front porch.

WOOD DECK

blog photo 68 wood deckWHAT IT IS

Ellie was exhausted after her kidnapping and subsequent rescue by Slim Clemons. She would register for University later; what she needed right now was a little R&R up in Teddy Bear country. She thanked Slim repeatedly, hugged Cricket and Sapphire goodbye and immediately found herself in Temagami, Ontario.

After summoning up six other teddy bears, the crew made their way to the top of the fire tower and began swinging from the tops of the trees, attempting to land on the large wooden deck below. Teddy bears have no bones to break and no blood to spill, so the sight of these teddy bears missing, near missing,  and landing on the deck must have been amusing.

WHAT IT IS NOT

In his latest adventure with his new love interest, Cricket has joined a drone club, where participants have invented a new game. A small grappling device is attached to the underbelly of the drone, a tennis ball is then fastened to the device and the drone master, in a timed event, must guide the drone over the wooden deck and drop the ball. The ball closest to the center of the deck wins the day.

 

SECURITY DUCK

 

 

 

 

blog photo 67 wing of duck.jpgWHAT IT IS

Mildred Duck was moving the entire one hundred and sixty-seven crew and cast members to the BIG SMOKE for a six month stay. The City of Toronto was ready with reserved sites along the Don and Humber rivers, as well as choice locations along the shoreline of Lake Ontario.

Based on his stellar reputation with waterfowl, Mutt Jefferson was hired to transport the young cast members, while the pictured duck was hired as chief security officer to fly south with the older cast and crew members.

WHAT IT IS NOT

It was Monday morning, Davey Doucet floated down the oak staircase, thru the front door to the waiting mailbox at the end of the deck. As he opened the mailbox lid the familiar brown envelope looked back at him, but on this day, it not only contained five hundred dollars, but also a fifty- thousand- dollar retainer with a hand- written note attached: “Find out everything about Graham and Smith.” It was signed S.C.

Doucet was thrilled, this would go along way in establishing himself as a premier investigator. One of the first things he would do with the extra cash was to solve his on- going problem of securing and communicating his information to other parties. Doucet decided to purchase a ‘carrier-duck’ from Mutt Jefferson. The duck, originally a drone smashing mallard from Medellin, Columbia, was re-purposed as a carrier-duck to transport flash drives across great distances.

In the above photo, the duck is seen landing on Nickle Lake at Cinder Willoughby’s camp with a flash drive of intricate information for Willoughby’s perusal.

 

 

THE INVESTIGATION

 

blog photo 66 peopleWHAT IT IS

The investigation was in it’s early stages, but this is what Davey Doucet knows and believes.

Cinder Willoughby confirmed that an altered and potent form of 2,4,5 T was used on Cape Breton Island long after the date it was banned from use and Willoughby determined it had a half life of over thirty years.

Planet Watch environmental scientists Emma and Bill Bisson-Gallant discovered this in early 1988 the same year their plane went down near Brier Island, Nova Scotia. A herbicide specialist, recently killed in a car accident, with the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests contacted Bill and Emma on the day of the plane crash, asking them to fly to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Doucet believes the plane was deliberately sabotaged.

Doucet believes the scientists survived the crash, lived on the island for several years but were forced off the island by unknown persons. They then slipped across the US border ending up in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, but once again they were discovered, and after their house was torched, disappeared again. Fearing for the life of their five- year- old daughter, they left the girl in a place where good people would find her. Who was after the pair remains unknown to Doucet.

Doucet believes the plane crash is the key to this mystery and his curiosity was further aroused when combing through RCMP files in Digby, Nova Scotia regarding the search and rescue activities on the day of the plane crash.  He discovered a very odd account from the first fisherman on the scene of the accident. The man tells of seeing hundreds of dismembered pigeons floating on top of the water but no signs of wreckage.

The house fire in Beaver County, the discovery of a five-year-old Samantha Gallant on the same day as the fire and the disappearance of the two adults who lived in the house were all linked according to Doucet. He decided to contact Gallant and divulge what information he had. On a foggy Sunday morning in Temagami, Ontario, Doucet handed over the information he possessed, with a promise to pursue the evidence until everything was out in the open.

WHAT IT IS NOT

It has been three months since Dizzy and Bella Barnhart’s disappearance and the State of Missouri officially declared them deceased. The family, including Frank James, spent a dismal morning at the coroner’s office in St. Louis getting the required documents together so that a proper funeral could be planned.

It was a grey, damp foggy day when the family piled into their cars at the corner parking lot to go back home. James decided a solitary walk would suit him best, so he said his goodbyes and started walking down Market street. As he passed the City garden park James saw a woman bearing a striking resemblance to Dizzy Barnhart.

James followed her as best as he could, but she was always several blocks ahead of him. His last sighting saw the mysterious woman and a young man on an old foot bridge, but they quickly disappeared onto the thick fog.