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Old Aug 2, 2008, 12:52 AM   #1
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Grindelwald, Switzerland: A tiny Gremlin was seen landing by miniature parasail in a rain-gutter at a local hotel in this quaint Swiss town. Gremlins, normally night creatures, are seldom seen at all much less in bright sunlight. Residents were surprised but not shocked. "We have known about Gremlins for a long time," said one. "We are the greatest engineers in the world, so none of our machines could ever break down without outside help. We would never ruin our own machines and we have over 7 million laws to keep tourists from breaking them, so it had to be Gremlins." At first no one noticed the Gremlin since in the air, with those mountains it is hard to judge size. Onlyjust beforehe (or she?) landed was a tourist able to get this shot. Oddly enough the tourist was from America, a country known for its Gremlins especially in WWII and then again in a car of the same name which was filled with the little guys. Gremlin expert, Johann Verreucktmeister, explained it was probably an older teenager because of the brightly colored sail and the boldness to be out in daylight.




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Old Aug 2, 2008, 1:15 AM   #2
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Hmm, maybe Dr Verreuchtmeister should have a look at Simowills computer...

Great catch, Glenn. We finally gotphotographical evidence to convince the deniers.:|

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Aliens, now Gremlins, what next. Well captured.
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What an excellent capture. The sense of scale is really wonderful.


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Old Aug 2, 2008, 11:10 PM   #5
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H-m-m-m-m. This must be photo magic. Don't you know that Gremlins, like UFOs, are never seen by reliable observers (because as soon as you see one, you cease to be reliable)? aranoid:

Great sense of humor - love the story. :-D
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LOL! I love it - a good yarn to go along with the picture.
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Thanks everyone for your comments. I had no idea the shot would turn out as it did. I was just trying to get a more interesting picture of the parasailers. It was fun to write the article, too.

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If the doctor has time on wednesday @ 11.30am .........




thanks for thinking on me Kjell.


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Great shot and story! Hope the Gremlin doesn't run rampant over your city....cheers.....Don
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Thanks for the comments Simon and Don. I think the little guy will just sort of stay out of the way for a while after all the commotion he has stirred up! The Swiss, even Gremlin Swiss don't like commotion!

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