Friday, July 21, 2017

I Looked Into The Abyss...And It Stared Back

I recently received the following account:

Last summer I had something happen to me that has left me feeling uneasy since. I live in a small town in central Arkansas. One evening after work, I had to stop at a local convenience store to get some gas for my car. A man and his son stood at the pump opposite me, and a young woman was standing by her car was behind him. When the gas nozzle clicked full, I placed it back onto the pump and went inside the store to pay. When I came out, everything seemed different. There was nobody by the pumps. I had paid for my gas and walked back out, in just a minute or so. But there was nobody anywhere. It was so bizarre, like I had stepped into another world. I suddenly felt scared but didn't understand why.

Then a man walked out of the wooded lot to my right. He was standing by my car at the same time I was heading towards it. When I walked by him, I noticed a awful stench coming from the man. He looked like an normal guy, not wearing dirty or old clothes. He looked like he was in his 30's or so. But when I again looked at him, I felt scared. Like something bad was going to happen. I opened my car door and looked back at him. He was staring at me. The man came closer to me, kind of shuffling his feet. "I need a ride," the man told me. The way he said it was startling, like a physical force hit me right between the eyes. He then said "give me a ride." That is when I noticed that his eyes had changed to solid black. No whites, no nothing. It was like I was looking into the abyss. The stench was also starting to affect me. "Where do you want to go?" The man replied, "just give me a ride, and don't ask questions." I said, "No, I can't. I've got to get home." He took a few steps toward me. I immediately got into the car and closed the door. As I started the car, the man put his face up to my car door window. I felt compelled to look at him. I started to feel sick to my stomach. I put the car in gear and got the heck out of there!

This has been troubling me. I’ve been having terrible dreams about this man almost every night since it happened. I'm almost afraid to go to sleep some nights. This is a small town, everyone knows everyone else. But nobody has seen this black-eyed man. I just don't understand what happened that night. HJ

NOTE: The witness and I exchanged emails. He is sincerely frightened, and wrote to me "I feel like the man is going to reach through my dreams and kill me." He is currently under psychological care...but states that the treatment has not helped alleviate the dreams. Lon

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Possible Cryptid Canine Encounter in Niagara Falls, Ontario

I recently received the following account:

This occurred during Christmas break of 2012. My friends and I were out for a late night cruise catching up after being away at college. We were headed to one of our favourite places to visit, Screaming Tunnel just inside the city limits of Niagara Falls, Ontario. We were at the intersection of Warner Rd and Garner Rd when we saw in the yard of the property across from us a large creature hunched over on all fours. There was a fair amount of snow on the ground so we could only make out the outline of the creature but it was massive. Much larger than coyotes, deer or anything you usually encounter in the area. The other thing that struck me was the eyes. Even though this creature was mostly shrouded in shadow you could see the bright yellow eyes. It gave me a very eerie feeling. We continued down the road and when we arrived we got out to look around as usual. We felt very uneasy, like we were being watched and even though they never said anything I could tell by the looks on my friends faces that they were feeling the same thing I was and that we needed to get the hell out of there fast. We piled in the car and took off at a good clip, the eerie sense that we were being watched followed us all the way down Warner Rd until we turned back onto the main road (Taylor Rd). That was the first time I can say I felt like my life was in imminent danger. Even to this day when I go back I keep a very close eye on my surroundings. DMM - St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

NOTE: The southern Ontario / Niagara region of Ontario has produced several cryptid canine reports. Upright Canine Sightings: Otter Lake, PA / Niagara Region, Ontario, Unknown Bi-Pedal Creature Sighting: Southern Ontario and Yellow-Eyed Beast - Southern Ontario. Lon


Lake Iliamna's 'Monster'

Many people do not realize that there has been thoughtful consideration taken of the presence of a creature(s) that needs explaining in the depths of Iliamna, Alaska’s largest lake, nearly 80 miles long, 20 miles wide and a thousand feet deep. Native oral histories, which have often proven accurate, have long told of a fearful creature — “monster” in the popular vernacular — residing in the lake. When aviation made its presence in the Lake Clark/Iliamna area in the 1940s, reliable reports from pilots, missionaries, state biologists and fishermen made it impossible to ignore. A $10,000 reward was once offered by a now-defunct Anchorage newspaper to get the creature documented and the nick-name “Illie” somehow became attached to it.

A cryptid is a speculative and unknown animal, leading to the quasi-science of cryptozoology. Unfortunately, many sources diverge from the needed hard scientific observations, entering the occult, supernatural or fantastic. Links to the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, Yeti, Jurassic plesiosaurs and aliens often tarnish the Iliamna phenomenon. It does not deserve it. Amongst all the panoply of cryptids, Illie just might turn out to be the most credible.

Just what it is varies from incident to incident, as is often the case with cryptids. The circumstance, danger, length of observation, and weather conditions have brought in reasonable speculations that the lake hosts a known animal found in what would be an environment outside of its natural habitat: sturgeons, belugas, sleeper sharks, gray whales, and roaming pods of freshwater seals all make the list. Read more at The Lake Iliamna cryptid saga


Yellow Blobs Wash Ashore in France

Hundreds of yellow, fluffy blobs of mystery material have washed up on the shores of northern France in the past week.

The balls of goo have been found along many miles of the English Channel coastline, according to the Sea-Mer Association, a nonprofit organization that protects coastlines from pollution.

The mysterious yellow clumps look like sponges, very unappetizing hunks of butterscotch mousse or possibly the biggest balls of earwax ever. Tons of them have washed up along a tourist-magnet stretch of France's Opal Coast. Read more at Mysterious, Gross Yellow Fluff Balls Wash Up on French Shores


I Summoned the 'Greys'

Leesport, PA - 2004-11-23: I am now 25 years old but would like to submit in regards to some events that have occurred
when I was 14 years old, starting on the day before Thanksgiving (Nov. 24, 2004) in Leesport, Pennsylvania. I have decided to go public about the terrifying things that have happened.

It was a strange day on nov. 24 2004, I caught glimpse of a TV show talking about a man who can practically "summon" UFO's. I was skeptical, even at a young age, but thought that since it was my own voice inside of my own head, that it would save me the embarrassment if I gave it a try. I basically asked to meet the pilots of these strange craft, and to learn about the vehicles and how they work. A couple of hours later I was shocked to see a report on a separate channel, a news channel, that there was a UFO spotted over Reading, Pennsylvania, only minutes from where we lived at the time. A few hours later in the middle of the night, I had been awakened, terrified by two alien beings, commonly referred to as "the Greys" standing in front of me, staring at me at my bedside. I don't know how they did it, but they had woken me up telepathically somehow. I clearly remember the red capital letters "wake up" flashing before my closed eyelids, and an alarm like buzzing inside of my head in an intense vibration. It woke me up immediately, and when I saw them in front of me, one that was closer to me was much taller than the other. I had immediately panicked, throwing the blankets over myself and trying to calm my respiration and heart rate, I waited and waited for them to leave. It was sheer terror, and the scariest night of my life. I heard feet rustling on the carpet, and as daylight began to break, I took a cautious peek to see that they had left.

A few nights later, I had an urge to watch television on a late school night. My stepmom used to hide the remote in a office drawer in the kitchen. I'm not sure what had caused the urge to watch TV at such an odd hour, I suppose I was still shaken from a few nights prior. I had come to notice that the remote was nowhere to be found in the drawer, so I had looked around the counter top, turned around and skimmed the counter top of the kitchen island, only to see the same creature from nights before standing outside of the kitchen window, staring at me. Startled, I must have jumped 3 feet in the air and ran out of the kitchen and up the steps to my bedroom. That same night I had a strange and vivid nightmare of my blankets being lifted into the air and being dragged out of my bed by the ankles by the hands of two shorter Greys, then being returned to my bed and watching them leave through a strange pink portal in the wall.

I am now an artist/painter, and i've attached an image of a digital drawing depicting what I have seen on the Nov. 24th night. (no image provided) - MUFON


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Des Plaines Gargoyle

I recently received the following account:

On a Summer evening in 2013 my son and I were leaving my friend's house, who lived outside of Des Plaines, Illinois. Her driveway is about a 1/4 mile long. There are no lights along the driveway. About halfway to the road, my son yelled out 'what's that?' I was startled and slammed on my brakes. 'What are you yelling for?' ' the tree!' I answered 'What are you looking at?'

I glanced up into the tree, and noticed talons wrapped around the large lower branch. The tree was thick with foliage, so it was hard to make out what it was. I figured it was just an owl or eagle, but as we watched the tree began to move, like there was something very heavy in the tree. The headlights were pointed directly at the tree, so there was some light.

Then suddenly, a human-like figure dropped from the tree and landed upright on the ground in front of us. It was dark grey in color. As I looked at the clawed feet and muscular legs, I noticed the bottom tip of folded wings behind it. My eyes followed up the human-like body, which looked like dark grey skin. The head and face literally reminded me of a gargoyle...snarling features and evil-looking. The eyes were large and reflected an orange color. I believe it also had short horns on the side of the head. 'OMG...what is that?' At the same time my son begged me 'Let's go! Let's go!' The beast opened its huge wings and literally took off up over the car!

I called my friend on my cellphone as we were driving home. I told her what we witnessed...she was totally dumbfounded. She told me that she had never seen anything like that. While driving, I ask my son what he thought he saw. He called it a 'Batman.' I simply responded 'OK'...but I thought gargoyle or some other mythical creature. I was deeply affected by this beast and have carried this odd feeling that it would remember us.

Now I've been reading about the sightings in Chicago, and wonder of there is a connection. I fear that a terrible event may occur in the city. My son is in college in Chicago, and I work downtown. I am scared for us.

I swear what I have described is true. I wish to remain anonymous...and I don't seek any recognition.

NOTE: I contacted the witness by email. Her email address was from a Chicago law firm...and since her name is part of the firm name, I can assume she is an partner. Anyway, the description is similar to some of the recent sightings. Is there a connection? Well, there are old reports from in and around the Chicago metro area coming to our attention, so there may actually be some affiliation.

BTW...I am involved in a very bizarre case involving a West Virginia family, possibly related to the Mothman of Point Pleasant. I've been in contact, and working with the family, for about 2 months. I have received permission to profile the case on the blog. I will post the information as I get it...starting very soon. Stay tuned. Lon

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Have you had a sighting of a flying humanoid or huge bat-like creature in the Chicago, Illinois metro area or nearby? The entity has also been referred to as the 'Chicago Phantom', 'Chicago Mothman', 'Chicago Owlman' & 'Chicago Man-Bat.' Please feel free to contact me at - your anonymity is guaranteed. Our investigative group is conducting a serious examination of his phenomenon. We are merely seeking the truth and wish to determine what eyewitnesses have been encountering. Your cooperation is truly appreciated. You can call me directly at 410-241-5974 as well. Thanks...Lon Strickler #ChicagoPhantom

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