Have you all been following the Goat Man story out of Utah?
Utah authorities are working to identify a man spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah.
The photographer who snapped blurry photos of the individual, dubbed "goat man," told Fox affiliate KSTU-TV that he spotted the man Sunday as he was descending Ben Lomond peak, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City.
"He was clumsy, working his way down the cliff trying to catch up with the rest of the herd," photographer Coty Creighton told the station. "With the binoculars, I could clearly see it was a guy dressed up in a homemade goat suit. The man appeared to be acting like a goat while wearing the crudely made costume, which had fake horns and a cloth mask with cut-out eye holes. It was real creepy."
Creighton said the man appeared to be wearing heavy gloves so he could crawl on his hands and knees. He also said that at one point, the man lifted his mask and looked up at him for several minutes.
"He kind of slouched down, like was getting nervous or was feeling really self-conscious," Creighton added. "He actually got off his hands and knees and sat on the hill for several minutes until he thought I was gone."
Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Friday that the person wearing the goat suit is doing nothing illegal, but he worries the man is unaware of the dangers.
"My very first concern is the person doesn't understand the risks," Douglass said. "Who's to say what could happen." He worries the goat man might be accidentally shot or could be attacked by a real goat.
Douglass said wildlife officials received an anonymous call Thursday from an "agitated man" after the sighting was reported in local media. The caller simply said, "Leave goat man alone. He's done nothing wrong." (who might that caller be, I wonder???)
Then...this week, the Goat Man is identified....sort of.
Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said he received a call Monday from a 57-year-old Southern California hunter who explained he was merely trying out his goat suit in preparation for a mountain goat hunt in Canada next year.
"In talking to him, I felt he was very knowledgeable, a very experienced hunter. He's hunted internationally," Douglass added. "My concern all along was that this person needed to understand the risks, and certainly after talking to him, I felt he was doing the best he could to understand and mitigate those risks ... He was simply preparing for a hunt."
The man did not identify himself, Douglass said, noting the hunter was concerned for his safety after widespread media coverage of the sighting, first reported by the Standard-Examiner of Ogden.
Preparing for the hunt??? Really, how does dressing up as a goat and climbing around on a mountain constitute "preparing". Can we all say "crazy as bat crap"...or goat crap...but crazy for sure.
Mummies Make the Very Best Roommates
Last Friday, a 911 call to the Jackson County (Michigan) Sheriff's office started an investigation that led to an unfortunate discovery.
Barb Ziglar called the sheriff's office to ask them to check on the welfare of her uncle Charlie.
“We’ve been trying to get a hold of him. My aunt is being put in hospice – that’s his sister – and my cousin’s been trying to get a hold of him for quite a while, and my brother even stopped in about a month ago and his girlfriend’s always saying that he’s gone. But he’s on oxygen, he can barely get around by himself. Nobody’s heard from him in quite a while. We’re concerned about him.”
It turns out the Charles Ziglar was gone...like in dead but not missing...gone. His mummified body was discovered in his recliner, in his living room, in his home with his long time companion, Linda Lou Chase.
Chase went on to say that Charlie just went to sleep and she didn't want to part with her dear friend. "It's not that I am heartless. I didn't want to be alone." She said she liked watching NASCAR races with her deceased friend. She went on to say that he never smelled bad as she cleaned and dressed him regularly. (EEEEWWWWW)
The 72 year old BFF had the presence of mind, however, to endorse and cash his social security and pension checks for the last 18 months.
It is unclear if Lucy Lou broke any laws other than the forgery of the checks. There doesn't seem to be any other laws on the books that would apply to this situation. Jackson police Lt. Chris Simpson said the police are still trying to determine the actual amount but it is believed to be more than $28,000.00. Simpson doesn't believe Lucy Lou will serve any real time in prison due to her age although the charges could warrant about 14 years in prison. Michigan doesn't have any specific laws concerning mummified boyfriends left in their recliners watching NASCAR.
An autopsy showed that Charlie died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Michigan doesn't have any specific laws concerning mummified boyfriends left in their recliners watching NASCAR. I think maybe Michigan better work on being more detailed when writing their laws.