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True Crime Online Newsletter - June 24, 2013

I couldn't make this if I tried. . .English official says he has a child by an alien

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/06/19/English-official-says-he-has-a-child-by-an-alien/UPI-45481371617136/#ixzz2X9DcBXYq

A member of a town council in northern England says he has fathered a child with an alien who visits him four times a year.

Simon Parkes, a member of the Labor Party who sits on the council in Whitby on the Yorkshire coast, said many people think he is crazy, The Northern Echo reported. But he says his beliefs do not affect his work for his constituents.

Parkes is featured on "Confessions of an Alien Abductee," a documentary by Channel 4. He said his child is named Zarka and he calls the mother the Cat Queen.

"What will happen is that we will hold hands and I will say 'I'm ready' and then the technology I don't understand will take us up to a craft orbiting the earth," he said. "My wife found out about it and was very unhappy, clearly. Tha…

True Crime Online Newsletter - June 17, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Video of 86-year old man singing 'You Are My Sunshine' goes viral
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/06/15/Video-of-86-year-old-man-singing-You-Are-My-Sunshine-goes-viral/UPI-39241371330937/#ixzz2WTzmfCU6
A video of an 86-year-old man singing his wife of 66 years "You Are My Sunshine" from his hospital bed in Utah has gone viral on YouTube.

James Pinegar of Orem, who was in the hospital recovering from a bad fall on ice and bladder cancer, was caught on tape singing to his wife, Colleen, 86, KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, reported Thursday.

The couple's family put the video online to share with the rest of the family and friends, their daughter Linda Whitaker, 60, said.

"That's originally why it was filmed. Not everyone in the family could come see him in the hospital and he wanted to share his feelings. I don't think he knew he'd get so emotional, he just wanted to share something with the rest of the family," W…

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Book signing in Freeport, Maine tomorrow

Book signing tomorrow in Freeport, Maine - swing by to say hi if you can! Shermans Books and Stationery Noon to 2 pm 128 Main Street Freeport, ME 04032

True Crime Online Newsletter - June 10, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .BeautifulPeople.com allows job targeting to those deemed attractive
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/06/07/BeautifulPeoplecom-allows-job-targeting-to-those-deemed-attractive/UPI-43971370627414/#ixzz2VpM4AQzY
BeautifulPeople.com, a website based in Denmark that rejects users deemed "ugly," has begun allowing companies to use the site for recruiting job candidates.

Miki Haines, head of publicity for the social media site, said the 10-year-old website, which boasts 750,000 members, has previously partnered with casting directors, agents and other entertainment companies to send out notifications about auditions and reality show opportunities, ABC News reported Friday.

"We've been doing that via email for quite some time and getting quite good responses," she said. "We thought, 'Why not make this more official as a resource for more companies?'"

Haines said the recruitment wing of the website -- which is headq…

True Crime Online Newsletter - June 3, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .New York state selling used morgue refrigerator on eBay

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/06/02/New-York-state-selling-used-morgue-refrigerator-on-eBay/UPI-56691370199459/#ixzz2VAK4pniw

The New York Office of Mental Health is selling on eBay a used morgue refrigerator from a Manhattan psychiatric ward, an official said.

About a day after the item was first posted on the auction website, the price was at $1,050.

The eBay listing describes the refrigerator as "used" with "signs of cosmetic wear" but "fully operational," the New York Post reported Saturday.

Heather Groll, a spokeswoman for the Office of General Services said she's never seen a government agency sell a morgue cooler.

"Every once in a while, we get an unusual item -- and this would be that," she said. "Whoever buys it would have to come pick it up, so he or she would have to have some familiarity with [refrigerators] like that."

She sa…