As anyone who has lived in Georgia for even a short amount of time can attest, the peach state has its fair share of quirky people and zany news stories. Here is a rundown of some of the wildest things that have happened recently in Georgia:
- The carcass of a sea monster washed up on the shore of the Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge, according to The Savannah Morning News. While the slithery snake-like organism does resemble the fabled Loch Ness Monster, it is more than likely a shark that started decomposing quite a while ago.
- Speaking of slithery, a fake facebook page caused an uproar in the city of Calhoun last week. The phony facebook page, which claims to belong to the city, showed photos of a Copperhead snake, and happened to mention that there were probably large numbers of these deadly critters roaming around in the sewers just waiting for you to walk by. Don’t worry Calhoun. Your sewers are safe. Your social media accounts, not so much.
- Speaking of fake, a woman in Albany tried to delay her DUI sentencing so she could get cancer treatment, however there appears to be no evidence she had cancer to begin with. In a bizarre twist to an equally bizarre tale, when the judge examined the wounds from her surgery, she remarked they appeared to be made out of bubblegum.
- Residents in an upscale subdivision in Union City were quite shocked to find about 12,000 tires dumped behind their $500,000 homes. According to the AJC, residents were terrified to learn that someone could just dump a bunch of tires near their well-maintained property. Union City’s mayor says the city will hunt the suspect down and make him pay for his crime.
- In Gwinnett County, an obese woman was found decomposing while she was still alive and laying in her own feces. The woman’s husband and son have been charged with neglect.
Have you seen something weird lately in Georgia? Share it in the comments section below.
Originally published March 26, 2018. Updated March 31, 2018.