Maria Johnson

Maria Johnson

I am a new published author trying to make it in the world

How does it work?
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 2 days ago
    These feelings

    These feelings

    With a horrible feeling of being alone,
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 9 days ago
    USA Mythical Creatures

    USA Mythical Creatures

    Mythical Creatures that may possibly exist. Number one is the Alabama White Thang. The Alabama White Thang is a creature who wanders in the north Alabama woods. This creature has been described in a few different ways but one of the strangest is a seven feet tall being with the body of a kangaroo and the head of a cat. It has also been described as an albilno bigfoot. Though this creature is tall it is known for moving fast, it stands on two legs but is said to run on all four. It is not hard to tell if one is around because many say that there is a foul smell, like that of a dead animal. Number two is the Alaska Tizheruk. This is a snake-like creature that inhabits the waters near Key Island. It has a seven foot head and a tail with a flipper. The Tizheruk has taken people from peirs without them noticing the creature. Number three is the Arizona Mogollon Monster. This creature is seven feet tall with big eyes that are said to be wild and red. It is covered in black or reddish brown fur except for its chest,face, hands, and feet. They also have a bad odor some say it smells like dead fish others say it smells like a skunk with bad body odor still others say it smells like decaying peat moss and the musk of a snapping turtle. This creature is said to be nocturnal and omnivorous. They are very territorial and can be violent. They walk with wide strides, they can mimic the wildlife around them. This creature builds a nest as well, they emit odd sounds such as whistles and what sounds like a woman in very great distress. They decapitate deer before consumption and throw rocks from places hidden from site. Number four is Arkansas Fouke Monster. This monster is said to be described as being a humanoid-like creature covered in long dark hair. It is seven feet tall and an estimated weight of two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds. Its chest is said to be about three feet wide. It moves swiftly like a gallop and swings its arms the same way as a monkey. This creature is also said to smell like a combination of a skunk and a wet dog, it also is said to have red eyes the size of silver dollars. Number five is Tahoe Tessie. Tahoe Tessie is similar to Nessie of Loch Ness but she is living in Lake Tahoe. She is a sea serpent type creature. Number six is the Colorado Slide-Rock Bolter. This is a whale-like creature that lives in the Rocky mountains. This creature sets itself up on a high cliff and waits for something or someone to come wandering by, that is when it strikes it releases its tail and slides down the mountain at high speeds with the help of a liquid that comes from the corners of its mouth. It demolishes everything in its path before consuming the unsuspecting prey. Number seven is the Connecticut Melon Heads. There are two tales of this myth: one is about an asylum for the criminally insane which burned down in the fall of 1960, killing most of the staff and inmates. It was said that ten to twenty inmates escaped the fire and survived hiding in the woods. The melon head is supposedly from turning cannibal to survive the harsh winter, and from inbreeding. The other tale of this myth, is that the melon heads are a colonial-era family who was banished for accusations of witchcraft and took refuge in the woods as for the melon head it is also said to have happened because of inbreeding. The melon heads are said to prey on people who enter their territory. Number eight is the Delaware Zwaanendael merman. They have a wide toothy mouth and large, ridged eye sockets that dominate their face. With hands that are clawed like reptiles, its body is covered in bone ridges. It’s skin and scales are a ashy black-gray. It is not very big, only a foot or so in length and is more closely resembled to its cousin the Fiji mermaid. Number nine is Florida's Skunk Ape. This is a creature that is said to inhabit Florida, North Carolina, and Arkansas though most of the reports come from Florida. This creature was named after it’s appearance and odor. This creature was said to be an ape-like creature covered in hair and ran up right on two legs. And finally number ten is the Georgia Altamaha ha also called Altie. This is a legendary creature that is said to inhabit the shallow streams and abandoned rice fields near the mouth of the Altamaha river. Many reports of this creature have surfaced but most say that the creature is just an alligator gar. There was a report in 2018 of a body washing up on a beach, but was made out of a stuffed shark and paper mache.
  • Maria Johnson
    Published about a month ago
    should whales be in captivity?

    should whales be in captivity?

    Should killer whales be captive? Some think yes some think no today I will be talking about some reasons why captive whales and animals do not do very well in captivity. Whales are typically caught and brought in from the wild, there are some whales that have been bred in captivity but have been separated from their mothers at a young age. This is one thing that really messes with the way whales live they live in pods with their family these captive whales are put into an artificial pod, and when they have babies they’re taken from them. This causes what seems to be a depression with the whales. Captive whales are kept under bad conditions with an unnatural diet of dead fish that is thawed. This causes the male whales to have a bent or collapsed dorsal fin. Captivity causes these animals to endure so much. These creatures deserve to be left in the wild. There are at least 166 orcas in captivity, 129 of these whales are now dead. There have been about 166 deaths of orcas in captivity including miscarried and still born calves. There are 20 whales in captivity at the three United States SeaWorld parks and at least 49 whales have died at SeaWorld. The whale capture of 1970 is probably the most infamous, this capture concluded in 7 whales captured and 5 whales died that day. There is only on captured whale still alive in captivity, she is at the Miami Seaquarium. There have been 19 orcas taken from the wild and placed into captivity. There were 10 whales illegally captured whales in Russia in 2018, but where released in the summer of 2019. These creatures are not meant to be held in captivity and made to perform for our amusement. Though many people either do not care what harm can come to these animals and their trainers, there are some who think and fight for these animals to stay in the wild. The owners of the brand SeaWorld are the people who need to realize that these creatures are dangerous. They can and have killed their trainers, these whales are powerful and have a very smart brain. They work out problems and take out their frustrations on whatever they want. SeaWorld has always blamed the trainers and not the whales for the trainers deaths. The most famous whale for killing his trainers is Tilikum. Tilikum has killed 3 people in his 3 decades of being in captivity before he passed on. There has been one whale that was released. Keiko also known as free Willy who captured many hearts in the free Willy movies. He was released but as many believe this was not for his well being, but for the well being of places like SeaWorld. SeaWorld and many people who work with SeaWorld want these animals to stay in captivity and continue to perform for our amusement. SeaWorld thinks that these animals are just for show and amusement, though this is not true. These animals are beautiful creatures who belong in the wild and should stay in the wild. Though there is no laws keeping people from capturing these whales but you do need a permit to capture them and take them into captivity. These laws are specifically put into place for entertainment and scientific reason. Though some believe it should be illegal there is little they can do. As stated previously orcas and many other animals do not do well and are not able to adapt to the life of captivity. These are just some of the many reasons that orcas and other animals should not be held in captivity. This also shows that SeaWorld and other ocean animal parks do not think about the well being of their animals.
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 2 months ago
    Gaboon Viper

    Gaboon Viper

    The Gaboon Viper, or Bitis Gabonica, comes from the rainforests and savannas of Sub-Saharan Africa and is one of the fastest striking snakes. They also have the longest fangs of any venomous snakes with fangs that are 2 inches long. Gaboon Vipers are considered to produce the most venom out of all the venomous snakes; a single adult has enough venom to inject lethal doses into 30 individual men. These snakes have enormous venom glands which produces the lethal amount of venom. Although a bite from a Gaboon Viper is rare because of their unaggressive nature; the Gaboon Viper normally does not bite unless they are stepped on and sometimes even then they may not bite. These snakes, like most venomous snakes, can lash out when scared.
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 3 months ago
    Are Mermaids Real

    Are Mermaids Real

    Are mermaids real? Some people say no others say yes, this article will show some evidence that they might actually be out there. Our government has said they are not out there and not real, they have gone on record many times stating that mermaids are not real. But there are many videos of what seems to be mermaids; whether or not they are credible is not certain, but they are out there. There have been many sightings and other evidence as well, some people have recovered what seems to be spears stuck in the fish caught in the open ocean. Having no idea how they got there. Although this evidence exists, our government and N.O.A.A for whatever reason still denies that there may be mermaids out there. Though a lot of the evidence is inconclusive, such as the cell phone footage from the two boys who showed up on one of the whale beachings and found something that did not look like a whale but a body (is what the boys first stated) the government got involved they changed their stories. Other phone footage has come to the surface after the airing of Mermaids: The Body Found a show that was aired on Animal Planet back in 2013. Another show aired a few months after that which was called Mermaids: The New Evidence which was more of a talk show. This show did ask the hard questions and most of those questions were answered with video footage and scientific research such as DNA test done on a body recovered from the belly of a shark. The body, though only 30% of it, was some very important evidence. This and also sound recording of an unknown species of marine animal is what a N.O.A.A worker discovered. It was not long after this that the African government got involved confiscating the body and most of the evidence, the only thing that was given to the N.O.A.A worker, was the DNA test because it came back as human. After this the N.O.A.A worker left N.O.A.A and is pursuing a different job but is still working with marine animals. Like I said earlier in the article, new evidence has come to the surface. More videos have surfaced after the airing of Mermaids: The Body Found. One in particular depicts a small school of fish swimming past an oil rig one gets impaled by what seems to be a spear. Though the creature that grabs the fish is not fully seen because it swims past too fast to see, there are no marine animals that use spears to hunt and catch their food. Another video depicts what seems to be a mermaid or merman sunbathing on a rock while two men are looking down into the ocean to see it. One of the men records the encounter on their cell phone. This video has been on Youtube for 6 years and has been viewed 56 thousand times. The video filmed by the two boys has been on Youtube for 7 years and has been viewed 853 thousand times and the video of the fish being speared has been on Youtube for 6 years and has been viewed 1.7 million times. These videos depict the same creature it seems like but many people either do not see it or refuse to believe that they exist. These creatures if they do exist have become amazing at hiding and staying in the shadows, where they cannot be found and bothered. Now the real question that we should be asking ourselves is do we believe the evidence that has been brought to the light, and if not then what would it take to make us believe?
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 6 months ago
    Life with Abusive Parents

    Life with Abusive Parents

    Living with abusive families can really mess up a person. With a mom who is never there because of a man or work and a dad who bailed right after you were born, living with grandma and mom should be fun, right? Since mom is always at work or with a man, but no, it sometimes is not fun. At times it’s fine but at other times it is terrible. Grandmas are supposed to be loving and fun, but when you have an abusive grandmother, life can be hell. When she is always saying stuff like you can’t do anything right or you’re a hippo, life just isn’t worth living. It can be very hard to push through and continue living.