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Old Folktales Could be Real

Stories of two-headed serpents and epic battles between Thunderbird and Whale, common among Northwest native peoples, have their root in the region's earthquake history, according to research by scientists at the University of Washington, who have learned there was a huge Seattle fault earthquake around 900 AD.

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Billy the Kid Not Shot by Sheriff

The legend of outlaw Billy the Kid, aka William Bonney, says that after killing a sheriff in the 1870s, he was shot and killed by Pat Garrett in 1881. But if that's the case, how come Ollie Roberts, of Hico, Texas, claimed to be The Kid until his death in 1950?

Homer Overton says that Garrett and the man who later became known as Roberts...

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