Herb Carlyle Facebook Warning

For all those with children who may use the computer. There was and is a rumor that a guy named Herb Carlyle is using the Facebook as a way to lure young kids. Snopes said this is true, NOT a rumor.

If you have children with facebook, make sure that Herb Carlyle is not on their page! He has 4 accounts that i have found, and has hundreds of little girls on all pages. He is a predator, asking girls where they live!

Origins:   On 5 March 2015, a Facebook user published the warning shown above and accompanying photo set to a Facebook group for users based in or around the Port Huron, Michigan, area. Although that warning to be on a social media lookout for a child predator named Herb Carlyle was subsequently shared more than half a million times, the basis for it remained murky. In later comments, the user who posted the warning claimed that her middle school daughter had secretly created a Facebook account without parental consent, and that she obtained the photographs of the alleged predator through her daughter. Above and beyond that, little was offered about any purported solicitations of girls via social media (such as date, duration, content, or context). Since its appearance on a Port Huron page on 5 March 2015 the message has traveled to Facebook pages in England and Ireland, and later iterations have framed the warning in the first person. Some Facebook users have claimed they themselves had uncovered Carlyle’s purported misdeeds, while others who simply shared the message without further elaboration inadvertently created the impression that the status message was their own, possibly spurring friends to believe that the discovery had been made by someone they knew personally. The post spread so prolifically that other users began to complain about it: While the original claim certainly inspired social media users to get the word out, the post was light on checkable facts. It appears that a man named Herbert Albert Carlyle was indeed convicted on two counts of criminal sexual conduct in Michigan in 1998, but the details of those


crimes are not available to us yet. Presumably as a reqeuirement of his release, Carlyle was listed on a local sex offender registry. It’s worth noting that the counts with which Carlyle was charged and convicted are ones colloquially known as statutory rape. The specific statute cited on the registry entry references assaults involving a child between 13 and 16 years of age, and public records indicate that the incident occurred when Carlyle was 20 or 21 years old. The warning began with a single user’s uncorroborated claim on 5 March 2015, and we haven’t found further claims of solicitation of minors made by the original poster or any other individuals. The original poster later elaborated as to why she shared the images:

This is not my ex, or anyone i know personally. This creep found my 13 yr old daughters facebook, that she opened in school behind my back, within hours of her opening it, and proceeded to tell her how beautiful she is, and ask her where she lives, and goes to school! He is a 37 yr old convicted sex offender in the 3rd degree, which means he used force, with 2 counts, which means 2 children! What worries me is i bet there are countless children who are afraid to tell their parents bc they are afraid to get in trouble for talking to a strange 37 yr old! Also we found several other sex offenders on his page, and i worry that these people have something to do with the high rate of child trafficking happening in our state. We found 7 different fb pages in his name with hundreds of teenage girls on each page!

We have so far been unable to locate Facebook accounts matching the description given by the poster, although it’s possible the accounts existed and were deleted after the warning spread. In any event, the woman who shared the photos and claim did not share the content of the purported attempt made to contact her daughter, but it’s unlikely person in question is casting a net of danger as far away from Michigan as England and Ireland. Last updated:   30 March 2015 Read more at http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/carlyle.asp#WKbroxA778utQWXs.99

Poetry Contest

The cover photo on this page is a picture suggesting that all pets go to heaven (Photo prompt by Marcella Leff, administrator)

You may write a poem in any style or form ONLY about pet death. Post the poem only. Explanation about your poem is permissible. No other photos. Poems with photos will be deleted. You may post as many poems as you want but comments are counted per poem only.

Winner will be judged by the most original comments. One person can make many comments but only counts as one comment for winning at the end of the time limit. Your own comments do not count because you cannot judge your own poem.

Contest will be from March 31 until April 7, 9:30 pm. All members are invited to enter this contest. You can add your friends to join. Challenge them.

Administrators may post examples of poems but are not eligible to win. Administrators can like your poems but their comments do not count.

A new prompt will be posted every week. This is the second in the death and dying series for National Poetry Month for April. Other weeks will feature grieving and the afterlife.


A brand new home

Country serene

Beautiful trees

Beautiful greens

Mushrooms in hiding

Swing set in place

A sandbox in waiting

For our feet to place

Then one day arrived

The school bus was stopped

The driver was walking

Where we sat and talked

He said with a gentle voice

He talked with new tears

He said things had changed

Our home was not here

I sat in silence

As I took in what he said

Then I thought of our collie

My Gus, who lay on my bed

I cried and then screamed

As I raced off the bus

I ran towards the crowd

And straight for my Gus

My mom reached out

And took me in arms

She consoled with her words

She did the best with her charm

I lay awake each night for weeks

Remembering the words from Kevin

I miss my best friend

Who is now living in heaven.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd



Easter Sunday

The weather had prevented me from visiting my family in Indiana. I was sad as I am not sure when I get to go back. On Saturday evening I spent the night at my daughter’s home and awoke Sunday morning to 2 surprises.

One was an Easter basket with my 2 favorite pieces; Cadbury egg and Reese peanut butter egg. Yummy was my thought. The second surprise was finding out we were going to Mammoth Cave.

I had never been there. Mammoth Cave is an hour from my house. We ate lunch at Cracker Barrel. While waiting for our table; I saw the most adorable little girl with her family.

  • 800 Happy Valley St, Cave City, KY 42127Cross Streets: Between Sanders St/Gardner Ln and Mammoth Cave Rd/Mammoth Cave St/Doyle Ave
  • (270) 773-4723

We then drove through a small part of Mammoth Cave. I was amazed at how huge it is and that we barely saw any of it. I didn’t have the opportunity to go into any caves due to the extreme wetness from the big rains.

I took a lot of photos, as you knew I would. On the way home we stopped at Gondolier Italian restaurant and had dessert and coffee.

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After asking for doggy bags for the enormous pieces we received, we headed home. Here are photos I thought worthy of showing you.

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