Strange, but True?

These articles were featured in newpapers across Nebraska. Are they true? You be the judge.

Drunken Baboon Plays Nick

“Drunken Baboon Plays Nick. Attacks Actors and Stage Hands and Breaks Up Furniture.” Seward Co. Independent, January 12, 1899, Page 1, Column 5

Plaster Paris Teeth

Traded horse had plaster of paris teeth, Hebron Champion, May 19, 1914

“Uses False Teeth As Brass Knucks in Police Battle,” The Omaha Bee-News, August 24, 1933, p. 10, c.5-6

“Report of mysterious hairy beast has police baffled,” Lincoln Journal Star, March 14, 1992

“Omahan Describes July Search for Noah’s Arc,” Lincoln Journal, January 5, 1986

Bruno Centennial spelled in manure,  Source: Columbus Telegram, Apr. 19, 1988

Bruno Centennial spelled in manure, Columbus Telegram, April 19, 1988

Wild Man with Lion Claws advertisement

“The Wild Man with Lion’s Claws,”  Advertisement, Source: Walter L. Mains Enormous Railway Shows, Madison, Sept. 17, 1892

“Lion? Catamount? Cayote? Werewolf?,” Comstock Journal, February 17, 1949

“Lion? Catamount? Cayote? Werewolf?,” Comstock Journal, February 17, 1949

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