Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for December
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Number Of The Beast As Bus Kills Moose At 666 Kilometre Mark

Number Of The Beast As Bus Kills Moose At 666 Kilometre Mark

Police had a devil of a time getting this massive moose freed from a bus in Belarus, that was stopped in its tracks as the bus speedometer reached the 666 kilometre mark.

After the moose smashed its head through the glass of the bus travelling on a highway leading from the Belarus capital Minsk to the Ukrainian capital Kiev, police noticed the speedometer on the bus read 666.6.

The digits 666 represent 'the mark of the beast' and are used by Satanists to invoke Lucifer himself.

Several passengers held a roadside service and prayed as police and fireman battled to remove the dead moose from the front of the bus.

"They thought the beast was cursed when it fact it was merely drunk," said a police officer.

This time of year the moose in the region like to sniff out rotting fruit that has fermented. They eat masses of the stuff, ending up totally sozzled and, like this unfortunate creature, wandering into harm's way.

Bus driver Isaac Voronoff said: "The thing ran straight out of the woods bordering the highway and I could not avoid hitting it. I noticed the 666 on the speedometer too, but I am not a superstitious person. But when some of the old dears on the bus heard about it they began crossing themselves right away, rattling their beads and setting up a cross at the side of the road to pray for salvation."

Another bus had to be sent from Minsk to continue transporting the nervous passengers on their way.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
noticed  passengers  Minsk  fruit  Police  highway  rotting  salvation  setting  Belarus  fermented  unfortunate  driver  moose  sozzled  beast  creature  masses  speedometer  capital

Latest News

 

Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.

Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!

Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.

Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.

Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.

Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.

Shock Moment Police Helicopter Explodes On Street
This is the moment a police helicopter exploded into a spinning ball of flame in Chile when a fire truck clipped one of its rotors.

More Than Twenty 100,000 GBP Motors Used In Bridal Convoy
A Chinese couple who wanted to have the most expensive wedding convoy possible arranged for a convoy of top of the range cars including a stretch Hummer followed by Lamborghinis, Porsches and other VIP motors.

Riot Police Star In Downs Syndrome Calendar
Spanish riot police have joined forces with Down's syndrome kids to take part in a special calendar for charity.

Chinese Nuclear Winter Smog Leaves Clinics Full
Fresh proof of Chinese scientists' claims that the country's toxic air pollution resembles a nuclear winter are shown by these images that show clinics and hospitals packed with patients suffering with trouble breathing.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers