Research Findings Report

Researcher David ‘Tater’ Totco

Archive for July 2008

Following The Trail

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Attention Internet,

I am finding trails near the disturbances in my garden. I have followed these trails into various places that could be dens or hives.

The first one I found was in a yucca plant. The trail seems to lead directly into the base of this plant (notice the hole denoted by a dark area at the base of the plant):

Yucca Den

Yucca Den

The next trail I followed led to a rotting tree stump:

Rotted Tree Stump

Rotted Tree Stump

If you notice, it also appears to be hollowed out:

Rotted Tree Stump Close Up

Rotted Tree Stump Close Up

Finally, the last trail I followed lead to the old tractor:

Old Tractor

Old Tractor

Just like the plant and the stump, there appears to be a hole or path leading inside:

Tractor Wheel

Tractor Wheel

After finding these dens or hives or whatever they are, I first suspected rodents. However, my dogs are good at hunting rabbits and small game. Whatever is getting into my garden has my dogs too scared to come near.

Perhaps I have an infestation of some kind of aggressive rodent? Or perhaps these trails have nothing to do with the disturbance. Maybe whatever is causing the disturbance is trying to mislead me with these trails.

That could be it. I may be dealing with a very intelligent… an intelligent… I do not know what. This is weird, just weird.

Signing Off,

Tater Toco

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Written by davidtater

July 31, 2008 at 11:06 pm

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Unreasonable Growth

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Hello, this is Tater reporting. I now have the tools to provide photographic evidence of the recent disturbances. I apologize that these photographs are a few weeks old. I have been learning to use hypertext markup.

My first hypertext reports on Garden Web stated, “a swath of land bordering my garden is unusually green”. Jeff (Julie’s friend) took this photograph of me inside the green zone in the end of July:

Growth Area

"Green Zone" Growth Area

I took the following photographs about two weeks ago in the exact same spot, I think. But, you can clearly see young watermelons sprouting:

Watermellons On Vine

Watermelons On Vine

Here is a closer look at this healthy young fruit:

Watermellon

Watermellon

This is AMAZING! It’s just weird. There was no watermelon plant there a month ago. There was nothing but the ground and some weeds. I have never seen plants grow this quickly. This is just weird.

Tater Totco Out

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July 30, 2008 at 12:16 am

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Photograph Exercise

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Jules gave me instructions for putting photographs onto the hypertext. I have decided to put a photograph up for my robotics friends. I have very important photographs and video to show you as soon as I make sure I know how.

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July 21, 2008 at 4:15 am

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Photographs and Video

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I am beginning to believe that my disturbances may be unnatural. I found a bag of bird seed shredded this afternoon in the storage shed. The shed was still locked shut and I can not find holes big enough to let critters in. I have not ruled out ghosts.

Jules will be coming over to help me collect photographic and video evidence.

Written by davidtater

July 16, 2008 at 4:55 am

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Loud Noise Report

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Attention all viewers, a new piece of the puzzle was unraveled. I forgot to mention the noise. Weeks ago now, I am not sure how long, I was rattled out of a good sleep by a loud noise. At the time, I thought it was thunder or maybe an are sol can in the burn barrel. It was a loud kaBang! It was a big bang.

However, I heard the Anderson kid talking to his friends at the gas station about a shooting star that same night. Near as I can remember, everything started to happen after that night. The big bang started it all.

I have also noticed, lately, that the rabbits are not out in the mornings. This is very strange. I have been on this land for most of my life. There have always been rabbits here.

Tater Totco signing off.

Written by davidtater

July 15, 2008 at 5:04 am

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List of Disturbances

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This is David Tater Totco reporting. I have recently discovered oddities around my property. I’m reporting my findings here in hypertext on my webbed log.

Near as I can tell, it started about two weeks ago. My niece, July, came up to visit me for the day. We both noticed strong allergies. I would not have noticed, I have allergies often. Jules, however, has never shown symptoms of allergy sensitivity until that weekend. More importantly, her symptoms were localized. Upon her return home, her symptoms went away.

A large swath of my land is showing strong signs of healthier growth than normal. Trees are showing more buds than expected. Grass and follage is greener than normal. From a distance, you can clearly see that this is isolated to a particular area.

Something is causing unusual disruptions in my garden. My plants, especially the leafy ones like my lettuce, are being cut up – but not eaten. Something also cut through the fencing screen around my tomatoes approximately six inches from the group upwards. My tomato plant, however, is unharmed. While repairing the screen, I realized it was not just cut – but a small sliver of the screen itself was removed.

Finally, for the past few nights, Axel keeps trying to sleep in my trailor with me. She’s my youngest dog. She always sleeps outside.

I have heard stories about ghosts causing garden damage in the past. Dogs are naturally sensitive to spirits. Still, I can not figure out the extra growth. Maybe these events are unrelated.

Written by davidtater

July 11, 2008 at 1:41 am

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Test…

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I am testing. Is this working? This is tater, over?

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July 8, 2008 at 4:14 am

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