Jan 11, 2006

Tales of the Strange and Somewhat Creepy...

Jeebus Christ...this thing is real!!...



PORTLAND, Ore. - A photo of a one-eyed kitten named Cy drew more than a little skepticism when it turned up on various Web sites, but medical authorities have a name for the bizarre condition.

"Holoprosencephaly" causes facial deformities, according to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. In the worst cases, a single eye is located where the nose should be, according to the institute's Web site.
Traci Allen says the kitten she named Cy, short for Cyclops, was born the night of Dec. 28 with the single eye and no nose
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"You don't expect to see something like that," the 35-year-old Allen said by telephone from her home in Redmond in central Oregon.
Allen had taken digital pictures that she provided to The Associated Press.

AP regional photo editor Tom Stathis said he took extensive steps to confirm the one-eyed cat was not a hoax. Stathis had Allen ship him the memory card that was in her camera. On the card were a number of pictures — including holiday snapshots, and four pictures of a one-eyed kitten. The kitten pictures showed the animal from different perspectives.

Meanwhile, Cy the one-eyed cat may be dead, but it has not left the building.
Allen said she's keeping the cat's corpse in her freezer for now, in case scientists would like it for research.

14 comments:

Freefall Jones said...

Jeezus Langdon! Everyone go to Cute Overload! right now to get that image out of your head...

Tsuji Eriku said...

That thing is gross. Aren't those things delicacies in Kuala Lumpur? They serve em up with an array of sauces for dippin' ranch, bbq...honey mustard. eehh...

Terrence Maddox said...

RIP, Cy. Hey can you try to find the story of a green cat? Around '95 I saw a news story of a cat that was born dark green. They called it Ms. Greenie.

Tsuji Eriku said...

What do you mean the cat was green? Whoever heard of such a thing? It must have been a dream.

A green cat? Sounds like something outta Dr.Seuss.

Terrence Maddox said...

I saw the story on the tv! The tiny thing was dark pine green. It was alive & well. The funny thing was the parents were 2 regular cats. I distinctly remember turning to my then-girlfriend & saying it's name should be Godzilla & maybe that green cat will lead to more green cats.

Langdon Alger said...

sorry..no luck in tracking down any type of info on the so-called "green cat"...geez, talk about starving for attention by creating a story about a fictious cat...

southerncaligirl said...

That is just freaky! But I can't stop staring at it!

Tsuji Eriku- you almost made me throw up with the thought of that thing being served up with some of my favorite sauces. JUST WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

southerncaligirl said...

BTW - nothing on a green cat, but here is a story about a green dog:
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/comments/3762/

southerncaligirl said...

So I have nothing else to do while the little one is watching crappy cartoons on TLC.

Here is the story on the green cat:
http://www.messybeast.com/freak-skin.htm

Langdon Alger said...

well i'll be an albino monkeys uncle!..the damn thing exists..now find me a picture of the elusive GHOST DOG...Samuel Weinstein knows what I'm talking about...and no,I'm not talking about the movie with the lazy eyed actor..

Tsuji Eriku said...

A dog the color of a frog? What else will be posted on this blog?

I'm tellin ya this is straight outta green eggs & ham!

southerncaligirl said...

ya, the movie is what kept coming up on my search, but ask and thou shall receive...

here you go:
http://www.castleofspirits.com/Australianghosthunters/ghostdog.html

Freefall Jones said...

Yes. But what about THIS???

southerncaligirl said...

I want some glowing pigs! That would be so cool!

Wonder if it glows after you cut it up and make it into bacon.