Steve's Believe It or Not

If you have an interest in the strange, the unusual, the interesting, the odd and the just plain weird, you've certainly come to the right place!


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Mammatus Clouds

Jorn Olsen works for the Dutton-Lainson Co. in Hastings,NE, and lives by Heartwell Park next to Hastings College. The stadium lights are at the Hastings College stadium just east of his home. The clouds are called Mammatus clouds! . They do not precede a tornado, or foretell a storm, but are formed when the air is already saturated with rain droplets and/or ice crystals and begins to sink. The worst of the storm is usually over when these kind of clouds are seen. They are quite rare, but really beautiful.



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These awesome pictures were taken recently near Comox , BC , Canada. Unfortunately no one knows who the photographer was. This is something few humans will ever be privileged to see.



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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Training Film - How to Dial the Telephone

This is an early training film to assist people with learning how to dial a telephone. Can you believe it! People had never heard a Dial-Tone or a Busy Signal. They had never dialed a telephone number. Everybody had to be trained. A friend of mine got it from a telephone historian. Click here for how to dial a telephone.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Blue Angels

Not Good

This is a Power Point presentation that I received from someone at Sprint.

Wild Hog In Tulsa

The fellow in the pictures is Larry Earley. He lives about 30 miles from
Tulsa, in the very rural community, just off the 412 turnpike. He has 20
acres of land and on it, a few cows and horses. Mostly it's pasture land
that is fenced with woods surrounding him.

He is neighbored by a larger cattle ranch.

His neighbor has complained for several years that wild hogs had been
raiding his cattle feeders and salt licks.

Last month he saw what he thought was a cow in his pond and went to see if it was stuck in the mud and would have to be pulled out. When he got close enough to realize it was a hog, the thing made a charge at him. He had driven his truck down to the pond and carries a pistol in it (as any Oklahoma redneck would, and I say that with genuine affection). He got his handgun and when it came at him again, he shot it twice and killed it.

Wild hogs in Oklahoma usually run from 100-400 pounds with a 400 pounder being a monster. Because this one had been feasting on grain for several years it had grown to mammoth size. When Larry took it to the processor it weighed in at over 1100 pounds! The meat has no wild taste, as it was grain fed; and Larry is quite the hero. He has fed many in the county and provided the homeless shelter in downtown Tulsa with a couple of meals.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Nine Foot RattleSnake

A nine foot rattlesnake that was killed near Beaver, Oklahoma. This has got to be the biggest rattlesnake I've ever seen.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Electrocuted Snake

These photos are from the ExxonMobil compound in Luanda - Angola, Africa. You will notice from the insulators in the first photo this is an electrified fence. I do not think you will wonder why they need an electric fence.

Check out the teeth!! Note that the wires are 10 inches apart.

Sand Storm in Al Asad, IRAQ

Some interesting pictures below. Al Asad is a USMC base, NW of Bahgdad.

Sand Storm, 26 April 2005. Al Asad, IRAQ

It's a wall of sand traveling at 60 mph.

At this point I'm running for cover.

This picture was taken 1 min later and its dark as night.

Reporting live from Al Asad, Air Base