Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Story of Bat Boy

Bat Boy is a fictional (??) creature who made several appearances in the defunct American supermarket tabloid Weekly World NewsThe Weekly World News published patently fabricated stories which were purported to be factual. Within the pages of the paper, Bat Boy is described as a creature who is 'half human and half bat'. His pursuers, according to Weekly World News, are scientists and United States government officials; he is frequently captured, then later makes a daring escape. The original scientist who found him was named Dr. Ron Dillon. Matthew Daemon, S.O.S. (Seeker of Obscure Supernaturals) crossed paths with him on several occasions.
Bat Boy was created  (???) by former Weekly World News Editor Dick Kulpa. He debuted as a cover story on June 23, 1992. The original front-page photo of Bat Boy, showing his grotesque screaming face, was the second-best selling issue in the tabloid's history, and he has since evolved into a pop-culture icon. He became the tabloid's de facto mascot of sorts. The story of Bat Boy was turned into an Off-Broadway musical, Bat Boy: The Musical.

Exclusive video of Bat Boy on the NY subway!
Want to know more about the amazing Bat Boy? He's been credited with foiling terrorist attacks, endorsing Presidential candidates, stealing cars, biting children, piloting the Space Shuttle and lots more!! Busy little bat..
You can read all about him in the tell-all book: Going Mutant - The Bat Boy Exposed! - offered at by curiocache!


kornkountrytreasures said...

Guess I missed all that!! LOL!!

It's amazing what they will publish!!

Good post!!

CurioCache said...

That was one goofy "news"paper!!