"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Newspaper Clipping of the Day

Every now and then, there is an old newspaper story that simply leaves me at a loss for words. This baby is one of them.  On July 20, 1852, the "Elyria Courier" reprinted an item from the "Boston Atlas":

Wonders will never cease--On the 5th inst., as a gentleman of this city was looking out of a window, he saw a black kitten fall past him, apparently from the top of a house, and expected to see it dashed dead upon the sidewalk; but contrary to his expectations when it reached the ground it began to walk. Some children supposing it to be injured, took it in and gave it some milk, when it lapped in the usual style. The next morning the lady of the house went into the cellar to give it some more milk, when strange to relate, it darted past her a distance of 20 feet, without touching the ground, and when out of the house, ascended upwards into the air more rapidly than it had fallen down the day before, and was soon lost to view among the clouds.--Improbable as these statements may appear they were made to us by a medical gentleman of whose sanity and love of truth we do not entertain a doubt. We recommend this singular phenomenon to the attention of the editor of the Spiritual Telegraph.

Look!  Up in the sky!  It's a bird! No, it's a plane! No...it's Superkitty!


  1. And I'm worried about keeping my cats from getting out of the house into the yard, never mind flying up into the sky.

    1. You better close up your chimney now. It sounds like those rascals don't need an exit us lowly creatures might use.


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