On a recent edition, Art Bell's guest talked-up his book on the "shadow people." The shadow people are apparently negative little imps that hide in the dark recesses of our lives and among other things...inflict trivial chaos.
When the level of nonsense is this high, I usually zone-out or switch to another station. So here's the gist of what I remember from this gentleman's example of shadow people and their antics: Did you ever lose something in your house?...like car keys. You know where they should be, but they aren't there. Soon, your search begins to expand to less likely places. After a while, in frustration, you eventually go back to the original spot...and there they are!
I prefer to think of myself as a realist...there JUST aren't little pixies in our homes moving our remote-controller or dog's leash...if that translates to me being a boring guy...so be it, because the concept of shadow people is nothing but ridiculous to me. Like I always tell my son...rather than call someone a liar...just say: there are somethings I have to see for myself. I can't help but feel that way about the shadow people...until last week.
We have all seen photos and watched nature shows with incredible images of animals. Sometimes you have to pause and wonder if these pictures were staged? Because if those pictures weren't staged...how in the world could they possibly have the patience, time, energy, money and LUCK to be there at that precise once-in-a-lifetime Kodak moment to capture the shot. DO FILM CREWS SET OUT INTO THE JUNGLE AMONGST WILD PREDATORS, PESTILENCE AND UNKNOWN PHYSICAL DANGER IN THE HOPE OF FINDING A MOUSE RIDING A FROG?
Nature photographers climb the highest mountains, dive deep into oceans and search every corner of earth to bring the viewer (us) weird, incredible and funny pictures. Of course every now and then, we see animals in the wild doing oddball things ourselves. I saw one example at Birch Grove Park, in nearby Northfield.
Today's edition of "EDELBLUM MYSTERY THEATER: I toad you so" incorporates the unexplainable and the obvious conclusion that shadow people are real !
HOW HIGH CAN A COMMON, AVERAGE-SIZED TOAD JUMP?
*YES THIS PHOTO IS OF FROGS NOT TOADS, (FROGS LIVE IN WATER AND HAVE A SHINY SKIN. TOADS LIVE IN SOIL AND HAVE DRY SKIN). SO USE YOUR IMAGINATION AND BEAR WITH ME, THIS STORY IS ABOUT TOADS...BUT ALL THE COOL CYBER-PHOTOS ARE OF FROGS.
The past six weeks South Jersey has been especially wet. Since we had three 90 degree days in April, we have been inundated with rain. Still, I don't see a correlation between rain and an increased toad population or more importantly an increase in toad athleticism. Therefore, there are not millions of them hopping all over the place. Of the few that I do see, they seem to jump in the one-to-two inch range and at a modest trajectory. So with those in-born deficiencies for flight, how did one get itself in my mini-van?