11/16/2011 09:56 am ET Updated Jan 16, 2012

The Talking Mongoose: The Real Story

In the early 1930s, sightseers, journalists, spiritualists, and psychic investigators beat a path to a lonely farmhouse outside the little village of Dalby on the Isle of Man.

Why? To see "Gef the Talking Mongoose," a creature which, supposedly after a little coaxing, had developed the power of speech, and was practic­ally human.

Read more on Fortean Times