September 17, 2009

A place stranger than fiction...


There have been some very odd goings-on lately in Seattle's Discovery Park. And it's especially unusual to have two perplexing headlines occur within weeks in this same park. Maybe odd things are just falling out of the blue there. I went by just to be sure... hoping for something amazing.

Discovery park is known for it's breathtaking views of Puget Sound... and the large expanse of woods and meadows.

The first amazing headline was the appearance of 'John Doe'... an amnesia victim who was found wandering in Discovery Park. He appeared to have totally lost all memory of the key events of his life. He's been characterized in the press as a 'distinguished gentleman' well acquainted with european and oriental art... also a 'high caliber' chef. All very mysterious. The doctors remain baffled.

The poor fellow claims in an interview that if he spends much more time alone he'll go out of his mind. (I can totally relate to this myself, as a freelancer.

Anyhow, shortly on the heels of that story, we have D.B. Cougar appearing in Discovery Park! No one knows how, but a wild cougar found his way through 30 miles of urban sprawl to prowl through the wilds of Discovery Park. Past all the freeways, shopping malls, subdivisions and traffic. Miraculous! There's nothing like having a hungry cougar prowling the park to make things interesting. Life is better with a little bit of the 'wild' still left in it I think.

I wonder if there's some sort of time-space portal thing going on in Discovery Park?

4 comments:

Christiane said...

How strange! Who knows who else will turn up there...
We had big cat sightings in the UK a while ago with some very bad snap shots in the news...

John Nez said...

I wish life was dependably as odd as things like that. At least it's not boring!

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paula said...

Interesting! I'm hearing lots of stories about wilderness animals coming into people-populated areas. Mostly it's because of lack of food in their usual habitats, unfortunately. Is that the case with D.B.?

John Nez said...

Unfortunately D.B. Cougar didn't tell me why he chose Seattle for his new home. He must have gone past dozens of McDonalds on his trip here. I think it's nice that wild things still live in towns... like coyotes, which live within half a mile of my house.

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