Going through the morning news and views. Me being me, it is a cycle of Think Progress, Cesca, Mr. Bogg, a handful of others, and this morning an aggregator I made on Yahoo, keyword searches for ghost, UFO, cryptid. It quickly became apparent that these keywords are not particularly efficient, but I have yet to refine them - hmmph, something to think about. Maybe its because once upon a time I made a rookie error and read Yahoo comments, thereby putting a bad taste in my mouth and a tumor on my soul. At any rate, I still check once in a while, knowing that half the hits for ghost involve Patrick Swayze in one nebulous form or another. What came up this morning was this.
Debris from the tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 is approaching Canada. (This may give one particular Canadian creature a full on conniption fit...) This is an unmanned squid-boat that may make landfall, and they intend to let it hit land and fall, no one wants to salvage it, in as little as a week if storms hit. Been drifting for a year. There is a ballad in there somewhere.
Seriously. There is a very good short story to be written here, "Last Voyage of The Tsunami Maru", something of the sort.