Monday, December 22, 2014

Strange Sighting in Mount Olive Township, NJ

I received this report during the weekend:

Hello - thanks for reading my email. Maybe you can answer my questions. I live in Mount Olive Township, NJ, which is very near Hackettstown. There is a large wooded wetland adjacent to my yard. Lots of deer and other animals roaming around.

On Friday night, I was on the porch smoking a cigarette, when I noticed movement at the edge of the woods. The porch light was on and it illuminated most of the yard. I kept watching, when I noticed a man-shaped thing step out into the yard. I ran back into the house to grab my pistol.

I went back to the door and watched from the inside. I noticed my neighbor moving a bicycle through their yard, but didn't notice anything else. I didn't notice anything further.

After I went to bed, I was really having problems falling asleep. I got up and walked downstairs. I put my coat on and went out onto the porch to have a smoke. After a few minutes, I noticed small bits of white light in the woods. Kind of reminded me of penlights. That only lasted a minute or two. There was no sound. The neighbor's dog was not barking, which was weird because she reacts to anything.

On Saturday afternoon, I walked to the back of the yard to grab some wood for our fireplace. As soon as I approached the woodpile, I smelled a strong odor that reminded me of rotting roadkill. It was really bad, so much so that I had to turn around and get away from there. I was gagging and getting sick.

About an hour later, I again walked to the woodpile. The stench was not as bad as before, so I quickly put some split logs into the sling and headed back to the house.

Later that night, I was again on the porch smoking a cigarette. Suddenly the neighbor's dog started barking at something in the other direction. She was really going at it, while pulling hard on the chain. Just then 4 or 5 of these man-like things ran through the neighbor's yard, then into mine heading towards the woods. They moved like a herd of animals, staying together. It was so strange. The legs were very thin with small feet. I'd say they were about 5 ft in height. They wore loose dark-colored robes or something similar. The heads were small with no necks. I couldn't tell what color they were, but it was lighter than the robes.

I am confused and upset by what I witnessed. I later looked on the internet to see if there were similar sightings. I found the Hackettstown report on your website and decided to ask you what your thoughts were. I will admit that there are some strange things going on in this neighborhood. I haven't mentioned this to anyone, but others around here have seen many UFOs and lights. There have also been a few hauntings, according to some of the neighbors. Do you have any idea of what it was I saw? Thanks - JN

NOTE: I called JN on Sunday and he called me today. I don't think this was related to the Hackettstown 'Mantis Man' sightings, but who knows. JN told me today that he now thinks it's possible that these 'things' weren't solid in form. He also went into the woods to see if there was a rotting carcass there...but he didn't find anything. I started to look into other incidents in his far, I found one reported UFO sighting from several years ago. The area is the Mine Brook wetlands in Mount Olive Township, just northeast of Hackettstown, NJ. I believe that this may also be part of Stephens State Park, but I'm not positive of that. Any information would be helpful...Lon

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A woman on her way to a Christmas get-together to remember her late father was astonished when she looked up to the clouds and spotted what looked like an angel.

Sherrie Abbott, 40, was driving to see her 44-year-old sister Georgina Barron when the winged figure appeared in the sky.

The carer's daughter Laranca Cunningham, 17, snapped a picture of the celestial vision, which hung in the otherwise cloudless sky for 30 minutes.

She believes it was a festive message from her father Colin Abbott, who died 20 years ago.

Single mother Ms Abbott, from Boston, Lincolnshire, said: "I just started sobbing. It was absolutely stunning.

"It was an angel, sent down for me, and nothing else. It was a sign to tell me everything was going to work out.

"As I was driving I quickly told Laranca to take a picture on her phone before it disappeared."

The pair were driving along the A17 between Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, and Kings Lynn, Norfolk, towards her sister's home in Great Yarmouth, when the apparition appeared.

She said the image gave her hope, despite recently being told her son William Cunningham, 15, who has a connective tissue disorder, also has a serious heart condition.

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Well, here we go. Another year is behind us. What can we expect for 2015...and beyond?

1) The word 'trinity' either describes a name or location where a major paranormal event will occur in 2015.

2) Russia's economy is on the brink of collapse...and it's going to get worse. The fight for Arctic oil, between the west and Russia, as well as Putin's attempts of annexation will continue to a point where a second Cold War may take hold. Don't be surprised if the NATO's eastern European members ask for nuclear deployment along their eastern borders. This may take a few years to come to a head, but there are signs that it may occur sooner than later.

3) I believe that there will be a fatal Maritime incident during the year...most likely involving passengers of a cruise ship. I don't sense that it is a natural event. The involvement of a blonde middle-aged woman stands out, as well as the word 'gas.'

4) For the past several weeks, I have had a continuing vision of a well-known political figure and/or leader succumbing to fire. No other details.

5) I'm not going to go into specifics, but I strongly feel that otherworldly & multidimensional influence will continue to increase. This has been a long-term venture, which includes significant cooperation with world governments....but I feel that individual contact will dramatically escalate. Signs & messages are being communicated and deciphered. Our descendants are attempting to open our eyes to reality.

NOTE: I have never been keen on prophecy and predictions...but I do occasionally receive strong perceptions & inspirations. As well, a little bit of common sense & instinct goes a long way. Those who promote the bad side of human nature will, as those before, fade away and soon be forgotten. Lon

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Still...The Oddest Account I've Ever Read

This is a memorable report that deserved to be 'dusted off' and offered to the readers. In 2010, I called a gentleman who contacted me and wanted to discuss an incident his late father had written about. After a lengthy conversation and several emails, he agreed to forward the text. After all the years of receiving sighting / encounter statements, this is still the oddest account I have ever read:

Lon - my name is Ken and I am a reader of your blog. I would like to share a disturbing encounter my father wrote about. He passed away last year and had kept a journal which I found in his safe. There was a separate sheet of paper, folded with an envelope and placed in the journal. I suspect it was a letter he had intended to send at some point. It was dated October 25, 2002, though there was no addressee. By that time, we had moved to Arizona. My mother said that my father claimed he had a terrifying personal encounter but never told her the details. My father was a very serious, private and devout man who didn't indulge in drink or other vices. Because of his sincerity, my mother and I believe this story to be true. The following text was in the letter.

Dear Sir

In the summer of 1996, I was living with my family in northern Orange County, California. My wife was visiting relatives so I decided to go out for a bite to eat. I had just finished a late dinner at a local restaurant and started walking through a vacant parking lot. As I walked I saw an square-shaped lighted object hovering overhead. The UFO came closer but I could not hear any sound. There was also a pulsating white light located on the bottom. After a few seconds, the object simply vanished. I was stunned and stood there for a few minutes wondering if the object would return.

I continued to walk through the lot, coming to the entrance on the backside that led into an alley. As I walked through the well-illuminated alley, I noticed ahead of me a strange creature looking through a row of hedges. I stopped walking and crouched down behind a car so the creature could not see me. I realize that the description will seem ridiculous, but this is what I witnessed. The creature was about 4-5 foot tall and a bit frail looking. He wore a one-piece light blue bodysuit that had an iridescent look to it. It wore high black boots that seemed to glow from the bottom. The face had a well pronounced chin, tiny round eyes, holes where the ears should had been and a large bald head. As I watched, the creature looked like it was having trouble walking.

I continued to watched as it looked around the hedges and in a garbage can, then disappearing behind a garage. After a few seconds, I heard strange popping sounds. I continued to crouch down by the car wondering if the creature would come back. After a few minutes my curiosity got the best of me, so I raised up and started to slowly walk in the direction of the garage. As I neared, a tall hairy ape-like creature emerged from behind the garage into the alley while looking directly at me. I was stunned as my legs gave way and I dropped to the ground in horror. It had no clothing, with large, long hairy arms and red glowing eyes. In a weird way, this 'thing' didn't look solid, almost like a ghost or hologram. It made a few grunting sounds, turned around and started to run down the alley towards the woods at the dead end.

When I arrived home, I realized that my walk and encounter on the way lasted over 2 hours, though the distance of the restaurant and my house was only a few blocks. I wondered if I should report the incident but thought it was too ridiculous and I would never be believed anyway. Later, I told my story to my pastor as well as a friend at church, but both refused to take it seriously. I went back to the alley several times to see if any evidence could be found, for example, the light blue body suit and boots since I was sure that this was a metamorphic event.

Through the years, I began to wonder if this creature was actually a Bigfoot or Sasquatch. I have never heard any conjecture of Bigfoot as an extraterrestrial but I suppose it is possible. Can you elaborate on my experience? Please forward copies to other experts if you feel it is appropriate. Sincerely (unsigned)

NOTE: I want to thank Ken for coming forward though, he had several concerns about his father's account being published. Ken did ask that if anybody has information on this event or, specifically, if his father (Kenneth, Sr.) may have contacted anyone in reference to the event to forward it...Lon

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