Monday, February 6, 2012

Creature of the Week- Gremlin

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Gremlins are mischievous creatures, similar to imps. They like to cause havoc and mayhem for no other reason than because they can.
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In more modern times, gremlins are said to be more mechanically oriented creatures. They are said to have haunted and sabotaged aircraft during World War II. A 1942 article in the Royal Air Force Journal mentions gremlins as the cause of accidents that occured during flights. One Air Force crewman swore he saw creatures tinkering with the engine  before a malfunction caused the bomber to lose altitude rapidly, forcing it to return to base.

22 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

Forgot about Gremlins. That was a great movie.

Ellie Garratt said...

Gremlins! Reminds me of the film. Loved this post.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

We saw the movie last weekend. I haven't seen it as a teen. My boys loved the exploding gremlin in the microwave. I still close my eyes at that scene.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I haven't seen the movie. Guess I should.

Brinda said...

This post reminded of the Stephen King movie, Langoliers. Wasn't there a gremlin on the wing of the plane?

Spaz said...

Hmm, I don't believe that gremlins make an appearance in Langoliers, but one is spotted on the wing of a plane in the Twilight Zone movie.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Funny gremlins would make it into the official records as the source of mechanical problems.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Haven't seen the movie but enjoyed your post.

Yvonne.

Talli Roland said...

I've never heard that about gremlins and WWII! Interesting!

Cute Tigger said...

lol I LOVED the movie! Gizmo was my favorite!!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Great creature feature, but where is your character interview? I came over from Cassie's blog, Roland

Johanna Garth said...

Like everyone else I'm now thinking of Gremlins the movie. It was so cute! Remember the Gremlin doll craze afterwards?

roro said...

I loved this move, hav not seen itin a while

Angela Ackerman said...

I don't care what anyone says--gremlins ROCK! We see much too little of them in books and movies, I think! :) They are a gold mine of potential. :)

Colene Murphy said...

Teehee. Love Gremlins. Well...not if they were effing with me...but other people? Love them. ^_^

T.D. McFrost said...

I was scared to death of Gremlins. When I watched the first film, the narrator said they could be hiding under my bed and I freaked out for 2 weeks whenever I had to sleep. My mom had to sleep in my room until my fears subsided.

I hope that pilot was imagining things because these beasts are not real! GREMLINS ARE NOT REAL DAMNIT!

Southpaw said...

Gremlins are misunderstood creatures. They really just want to fix stuff. It's just that they are not very good at it.;)

Leigh Covington said...

Gremlins are my favorite! Seriously... these movies were so cool when I was little, and the dang little creatures are absolutely intriguing.

Donna Hole said...

Cool.

......dhole

Angela Brown said...

Aw, yes. I'm trying to remember the rules from the film, something about not feeding them after midnight or not getting them wet. Hmmm...

Joshua said...

I wonder if that was the type of beast on the plane's wing in the Twilight Zone movie?

Aubrie said...

Remember Gizmo? Did he turn into a gremlin? I forget?