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Alien abduction at Parbold ?
Started by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
every time I drive down Parbold Hill towards Wrightington the lay-by just before Dangerous Corner is always full of parked up empty vehicles.

Where have all the people gone....have they been beamed up by ET's mates

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (151) Report abuse
it might be fairies taking them ispy

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
In the Glen

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
The truth is out there

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
Close encounters on Parbold Hill

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
You too jazzy

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
I remember it well

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse


Where have all the people gone....have they been beamed up by ET's mates

To Parboldly go where no man has gone before? (quote)

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
"Parking space: The final frontier"

The simple explanation could be people park up there to walk to the top of the hill:

AKA the parking space-climb continuum (link)

So for those less fit, there's something strained afoot.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
They could be working up a thirst before they hit the bottle

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
Restoration of Parbold Beacon Known as "The Bottle" on Parbold Hill (1958) - WW Album

Could it be there they quench the thirst for knowledge of the space invaders?

"Take me to your beacon!"

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
Or did you mean "Jim Beam me up, Scotty", I-spy, for non-drivers?

Speaking of spirits, and 23:19, could things that go bump in the night be to blame?

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I think we could be on to something jo anne. If one of us disappears I hope it's not me

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
I hope it's not me either, I-spy.

If it were Pendle rather than Parbold, then sorcery rather than (flying) saucery could come into play.

They seemed to blame witch-ever person they wanted to once, no matter what the ill.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I don't think jazzy was referring to UFO spotting but I'd never say that

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
"Saucery" can cover a multitude of sins, I-spy.

I think a lot of people on Parbold Hill could look like Unidentified Frying Objects today, I-spy.

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
Do the Park-bold cars ever get parking tickets?

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
i-spy, you are right,I didnt mean UFOs, and you did say it, naughty

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
Is that why some are taken by the place?!

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I've just had a look at the Call the council programme about Wigan council - jo anne's in it. At least that's the name of the pest terminator lady.
Her motto "If it moves I'll kill it."
If I see her in the street I will stand perfectly still.

Maybe she should head for Parbold

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
It's not me on TV, I-spy, this jo anne is just a pest. Terminator

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1131) Report abuse
According to the 'Houghton Weavers' The Martians have landed in Wigan, they're wearing flat caps on there domes.

Could they have set up camp near Parbold ?

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
Dennis, anythings possible, but I think i-spy would have noticed little green men

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
It is the Green Fayre in a few weeks though, Jazzy, at Ashurst Beacon (25-26 Jul) and that's not too far as the craft flies!

Green Fayre

Little green men's Fayre?!

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
The last time I was there, I bumped into a gruffalo

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse


Ashurst Beacon / Parbold Hill, I-spy? And what was a gruffalo doing there?

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
Carving out a new career - and posing for photographs.

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
Nurse, the patient got out of bed again

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
Was it a chainsaw carving demonstration, I-spy? The Green Fayre is fantastic, Jazzy.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
not sure if he was a product of the Green Fayre. All seven feet of him suddenly appeared in the woods about 3 months ago.
it's an excellent carving - no hint as to who did it though,

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
Stop lurking in the woods i-spy, and bumping into Jolly Green Giants! your going to get arrested if your not careful

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
Came close yesterday jazzy when I almost fell foul of the poo police. Dog did his thing - and had his photo taken in the act.
Fortunately when I arrived on the scene I was clutching my little black bag to scoop it up and the poo patrol waved me on my way

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
Oh, the joys of having a dog! I have two who like to save things up until I take them for a walk, so Im never out of poo bags, in the pockets of all my coats. But its very common round here for people not to pick up gggrrrrrr!

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I know what you mean about the poo bags. I had a sneezing fit in the shop the other day and suddenly realised I was using a bag to wipe my nose.
Thank god it was empty

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
The forestry commission are celebrating the Gruffalo's 15th anniversary with 15 giant wooden Gruffalo sculptures, hidden in select forests across England - the nearest is in Delamere Forest: www.forestry.gov.uk

I wondered if it was one of the sculptors who created the WW1 Memorial Soldiers, I-spy - Thread - but can't find a gruffalo on their online portfolios.

Tim Burgess has carved some Greenman sculptures though - Gallery

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
Sorry, I'd missed your dog poo discussion, I-spy & Jazzy, but my last post might've been barking up the wrong tree.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
You'd think there would be more examples in the Plantations given the number of fallen trees just lying around.

There's a terrific 15 ft snake in the woods at Duxbury alongside the river near the golf course.

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
If the nearest Gruffalo is in Delamere Forrest, how did one get to Ashurst Beacon? Has it run away from home? I have a vision of it hitching down the M6

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
Mystery sculptor adds magic to woodlands in Chorley - www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk (2014)

An owl sculpture in Duxbury Woods, A snake fashioned from a fallen tree

Terrific, so long as the snake doesn't do a hiss-appearing act!

Has the tree sculpture in Haigh Plantations gone now, do you know? Thread

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
A comment adder-ed to the Lancashire Telegraph article:

The snake's name is Sizzle Snake. I was told it was a man of about 70 who had carved both.

Not sure if the person's identity has since been revealed.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I shun the limelight

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
You're not ... you can't be ... is it possible ... I-spy, are you Banksy?!

(Even if not, I'm certain Sizzle Snake could be ... a Bask-y! )

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
No jo anne, hes the snake

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
Then I think his diet's worked, Jazzy!


Pic from Twitter

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
His nose got longer though

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
Like Pin-oak-io, Jazzy?

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
Yup,i agree

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
It's a good job snakes don't have ears - link, Jazzy, as I-spy's must be burning!

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
Bless 'im!

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
Cheek

Posted by: jo anne (32183)   Report abuse
Would you believe that it's World UFO Day today (I've just learned of it on Twitter )

World's first UFO landing pad still waiting for its first alien visitor - link

The landing pad was originally built by the town of St. Paul in Alberta, Canada (1967) to attract tourists both from this world, and from afar.

Posted by: Jazzy (8642)   Report abuse
I knew that but......only because it was a special game on Angry Birds Seasons Pig Days, which I three starred first thing this morning, yeah!

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
Took a couple of the grandkids to see the snake in the woods. Sadly someone had decided to snap it in two. Idiots

Posted by: berylh (1773) Report abuse
Oh you lot! what have you all been sniffing

 
 
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