Tuesday, May 24, 2022

9-Foot-Tall 'Sasquatch' Stalks Frantic Bowhunter in West Central Oregon

A bowhunter was on a deer hunting trip near a national forest south of Portland, Oregon. While there, he encountered a Sasquatch that tediously stalked him for several hours.

The following account was forwarded to me recently:

"The following story happened to one of my closest friends. It was told to me the next morning as he sat very upset and scared in his kitchen. This affected me deeply as this friend is one of the most fearless and capable people I have ever met. Just to show you how calm and unexcitable he is I will share one incident from his past:

While sleeping in the back of his pickup truck one night in a very remote part of the southeast Idaho desert he told me that he was startled out of a deep sleep by the uneasy feeling of being watched. Upon opening his eyes he was surprised to see a gray, hairy man-like face leaning over the side of the pickup bed watching him sleep. He quickly sat upright, startling the creature which he watched bound away in the moonlight through the sage brush and lava rock. When he told me this I asked, “What did you do?”

He answered, “I went back to sleep, I was tired.” As I said; not very excitable. So when I saw him that morning in his kitchen, scared and shaken it affected me deeply.

Here is what happened:

My friend and I had just moved to Portland, Oregon after college. One day he asked me if he could borrow my .357 magnum to take on a deer bowhunting trip. He was planning to go the next weekend near one of the national forests south of Portland (west central Oregon). He didn’t think he would need to use it but was concerned about the large bear population where he would be hunting. I loaned it to him.

He arrived at the hunting site deep in the woods at the end of a logging road around twilight. Wanting to start hunting first thing the next morning he rode his mountain bike in the dark to where he had hung his stand to spread some scent and make sure his shooting lanes were still open, etc. As he was crouched down dribbling doe in heat urine on a bush he felt the presence of something behind him. He stood and turned, reaching for the only light he had brought with him, one of those little key-ring LED lights that turn on when you squeeze it. He squeezed the light on and saw a large set of eyes about three feet off the ground reflect back at him. The LED light was too weak to show anything else, just the reflection of those eyes. Thinking it was normal that a bear or deer would mistake him for an animal, after all he was crouched down and smelled like deer urine, he stood up straight, clapped his hands and said, “Get outta here!” in a firm voice, expecting that the confused animal would bolt away when it realized he was human.

His actions did not bring the expected result. Instead of turning and running away, the eyes slowly rose to over nine feet tall and took a step towards him. He felt an overwhelming sense of dread and quickly pulled the .357 out of the holster. Holding the revolver in one hand and the squeeze LED light in the other he backed away from the eyes. Every step he took backwards the eyes matched by advancing towards him, but always staying just out of the ring of light emitted by the keyring. In a short time he was backed up against a large tree, which he used to protect his back while he watched the eyes observe him from ten feet away. The eyes would weave back and forth like a large animal adjusting his weight from side to side. They would rise and lower slightly like something was studying him from different angles. Even though he never could actually see the animal he had the sense of something huge. The way it moved, the sound of the leaves and dander under its feet as it walked, the impressive amounts of air that were inhaled and exhaled as it breathed, and most of all, the height of the eyes as they towered over him all indicated a creature of massive proportions. After an eternity he lost sight the eyes but he could hear the animal circling his position.

More than an hour had passed since the last noise or sighting of the eyes. Sitting with his back against the tree and a cocked .357 in his hand, he decided it would be safe to leave the area. It was now around 1 o’clock in the morning. He started walking to where he left his mountain bike. To his dismay he heard the animal paralleling him in the thick brush.

The beast followed him to his bike. Not wanting to lose his sense of hearing, his only warning of the animal’s position, he chose to push his bike back to the truck instead of riding it. It took him over four hours to push the bike back to his camp. When he thought the animal was too close, judging by the sounds it made in the underbrush, he would stop and wait. Every time he stopped the animal would inevitably start to circle him again. When it sounded like it’s circuitous route took it a little farther away my friend would start pushing his bicycle again, only to repeat the same routine every ten minutes or so throughout the tortuous night.

Finally, after a lifetime, he reached his vehicle and in an adrenaline and panic induced sprint he threw his bike in the back, started the truck and was headed down the mountain.

It took several miles before the heavy sense of doom started to recede. As the adrenaline wore off, the shakes started. He started shaking so bad that it was all he could do to keep his truck on the road until he pulled up to his house and into a kitchen chair. That is where I found him, a while later, when I went over to his house to feed and water his dog.

After he told me what had happened to him I offered to go back with him and retrieve his camping gear and tree stand. He refused the offer and left his possessions to nature rather than return to the area. It's at that point that he said that he was sure that it was a Sasquatch. Even though he hunts and fishes as avidly as ever, he will never go back to that spot and avoids the entire region passionately." SS

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LEE HAMPEL - 'BEAST OF BRAY ROAD' EXPERIENCER & RESEARCHER - PM Radio

Phantoms & Monsters Radio welcomes Lee Hampel, 'Beast of Bray Road' experiencer & researcher.

Lee Hampel is a retired math and physics teacher from Illinois, and owner of a mysterious 35-acre hayfield along Bray Road near Elkhorn, Wisconsin. His experiences and research were featured in Linda Godfrey's book 'Monsters Among Us' and in the Small Town Monsters' production 'The Bray Road Beast.' Over the years, Lee has conducted further research on his farm in an effort to discover more evidence related to the Beast of Bray Road phenomenon.

Eric Mintel of Bucks County Paranormal Investigations, whose team has been actively investigating the phenomenon, will be joining us as well.

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'BLUE-SKINNED' REPTOID HUMANOID ABDUCTS CRIMEAN MAN / OWLMAN / DOGMAN - PM Radio Personal Reports

Welcome to Phantoms & Monsters 'Personal Reports' - cryptid & unexplained accounts directly from the archives of Phantoms & Monsters. Narrated by Lon Strickler.

Featured in this edition:

A Sudek, Crimea resident, relaxing on the Black Sea shoreline, is suddenly accosted by 3 blue-skinned reptoid humanoids. He is taken to a possible off-world location, with 5 hours of lost time. Many more personal eyewitness reports are included.

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God’s Celestial Ambassador: The Life and Times of Dr. Frank E. Stranges - Part XXXV

God’s Celestial Ambassador: The Life and Times of Dr. Frank E. Stranges - Part XXXV

By Raymond A. Keller, PhD, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” the author of the international awards-winning Venus Rising Series, published by Headline Books and available on Amazon.com, while supplies last.

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Flying Saucers and the Venus Legacy

Dr. Frank E. Stranges from the UFO (TV Series) - "The Dalotek Affair" (1971) episode

Formation of the UFO Confidential Newsletter

Dr. Frank E. Stranges´ National Investigations Committee on UFOs (NICUFO) was officially established in 1967, and one year later began publication of its official UFO Confidential Newsletter.  The editors of the1969 World Almanac, published by the Los Angeles, California, Herald-Examiner newspaper, under its category of Associations and Societies of the United States, considered NICUFO, headquartered in Van Nuys, California, as the only flying saucer investigating body worthy to be listed therein. 

NICUFO National Advisory Board member Michael Nardone, also a prominent radio and television personality from KTKT Broadcasting in Tucson, Arizona, writing in the May 1969 issue of the UFO Confidential Newsletter (Volume 2, Number 3), noted that, “Apparently, the editors of this objective reference book, regard our organization as the only one of its kind with credence enough to be listed in their pages.  This is a tremendous feather in the caps of all of us and shows the level of dignity that honest, courageous investigations and hard work can produce.  I congratulate Dr. Stranges on the leadership which was necessary to bring about and sustain such a vital function as this committee.  To be singularly noted as an official organization in the World Almanac is a sign of solid results; and I know that I share the feeling with you of deep gratification.”

Nardone also reported that Dr. Frank´s television series, Flying Saucers- Here and Now, was continuing to draw thousands of viewers in various regional marketing areas, thus bringing in many new recruits to NICUFO´s ranks.  From members nationwide, cooperating with NICUFO state directors, hundreds of UFO reports were being sent in to headquarters.  These efforts went a long way in helping the National Advisory Board in their attempts to establish a national grid for the reporting and correlation of UFO sighting reports.   UFO activity both nationally and internationally continued to be the focus of the UFO Confidential Newsletter.

University of Colorado Condon Report Fails to Diminish Ufologists´ Enthusiasm

In the May 1969 Newsletter, Dr. Frank opined, “As was predicted, those ´experts´ assigned to keep us uniformed about UFOs have successfully hidden their heads in the sand-- alas, but the UFOs did not go away.  Instead, sightings have continued and many have been photographed and `recorded.´  During our recent UFO, Space and Science Convention in Van Nuys, we heard actual sounds made by a UFO.  This was presented by retired United States Air Force pilot Mel Noel....  There have been reports of similar sounds in Southern California in April 1969.” 

Of course, the so-called “experts” that Dr. Frank was referring to were physicist Dr. E. U. Condon and his team of UFO investigators, headquartered at the University of Colorado at Boulder who, at the end of 1968, announced the findings of their two-year, federally-funded Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects. They concluded that most UFOs could be accounted for in terms of mistaken astronomical or natural phenomena, or conventional aircraft viewed under unusual atmospheric conditions.  They were essentially telling the public at large, “Move right along.  There is nothing to see here.”  As a result of this finding, Dr. Condon and his committee surmised that UFOs did not represent any sort of national security threat and, therefore, Project Bluebook should immediately be defunded by the financial appropriators at the Department of Defense and shut down by the Air Force.  Bluebook had been located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base since 1952 and up through the end of 1968 had investigated over 12,000 UFO reports. 

NICUFO Advisory Board member Nardone, however, was not placing all of the blame for the setbacks suffered by ufology at the end of the 1960s on the Condon Report.  That some of the contactees had embellished their original accounts of alien encounters did much to harm the credibility, and hence the believability of UFO reports generally, in the public´s eye.  Nardone remarked that, “The Condon Report" has done more to retard public awareness than any other Establishment tool so far....”  But when it came to some of the contactees, Nardone noted that these individuals should have stuck to “facts as they have happened, not fantasy as we would have wished them to happen.” 

He elaborated on this line of thinking:  “If all contactees had confined themselves to the absolute facts from the very beginning, without coloring or reading between the lines, I doubt seriously if we would have found ourselves in quite the situation we are in now.  I wish we could go back to the very beginning and take it `once more from the top.´  But unfortunately, we cannot.  We can only hope to continue with the impedance we ourselves have built into our own task.  We are warned of this confusion ´in the latter days` by our Bible.  I hope that we will join in praying for God´s strength that we may overcome it."

NICUFO Policy on Alleged Contactees

Most anyone following events in ufology during the 1960s had heard the claims of some of the sundry “contactees,” those individuals whose respective experiences have allegedly included a confrontation with an occupant or occupants of extraterrestrial spacecraft.  For the most part, those in the ufology community have given these contactees the benefit of the doubt.  However, at times this has been made extremely difficult for the interested ufologists to do so by some of these contactees´ conflicting statements and seemingly absurd hyperbole.

Addressing the general membership of NICUFO, Advisory Board member Michael Nardone issued the following statement concerning the general policy of the organization with respect to contactees in the May 1969 Newsletter, which is as follows:

“Those of us who have been engaged in serious `flying saucer´investigation have generally accepted evidence that extra-planetary craft of some nature have been flying through our skies, and that certain numbers of these vehicles have made landings upon our surface at various times.  These conclusions lead to the natural assumption that there certainly must be someone inside them.  With this in mind, it seems highly reasonable that a number of personal contacts have been made among our people over the years.  This is one of the reasons we have treated most contactee testimony with respect.  But only one of the reasons. 

“A far more important reason, I think, is that we have kept our minds open and have tried to give our fellow man (or woman) a fair shake.  We have bestowed a trust and confidence in those who have spoken.  Has this trust been violated?  No one can knowingly answer that except the individual contactees themselves.  It is a fact that many tales which have been related are obviously conflicting.  There have been occasions of various contactees calling the others liars.  There are still other cases which appear to contain a certain amount of accuracy, but seem surely to be greatly exaggerated.  What is the answer?  All things considered, the contactee enigma is confusing and cast with shades of doubt.  Even those of us who firmly believe that contacts have been made, find it difficult to determine who has been truthful and who has not.  And, in the midst of all this, it seems curious to note that the ones who have been the most harsh in their judgment of others have been the contactees themselves.  They have each one, blamed us for being `narrow-minded fools, and victims of our own ignorance, unable to see ´truth.´

“It is true that many of our people have turned away.  It is sadly true that many of them, feeling that their trust and confidence have been violated, and unable to determine honesty from fantasy.... or worse, have chosen to believe none of it at all.  I invite the contactee to do what he or she has been asking everyone else to do:  Look at the overall picture with an open mind and put yourself in the place of the sincere seeker, the on-looker.  What would your reaction be?

“It is possible that in many instances a contacted individual takes an experience and elaborates upon it, using the rationale, `I know it is true, and the important thing is to spread the truth, even if it takes a little fudging to get across.`  If this is the case, and I strongly suspect that it has, then many of our people have been the victims of over-inflated egos; and this is a tragic pity, the effects of which we are reaping now.  No one should reserve the right to offer opinion as fact under the guise of sanctified collaboration with beings from other worlds.  It can only lead to misinterpretation, confusion and a hindrance to overall progress.  But beyond that, and infinitely more significant, it is offering untruths as truths.  It is lying.  And it is wrong by any criteria.”

 While it was obvious that something real was taking place with UFO sightings and some of the alien encounters, it seems that NICUFO felt impelled to move more to the centrist position in ufology.  The group was moving closer to the policy of the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) of Tucson, Arizona, of which Nardone was NICUFO´s liaison; but not so far to the right as Keyhoe´s National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) in Washington, D.C., which not only denied that any close encounters of the third kind were taking place, but also fostered the notion that no UFO could ever be proven to have made an actual landing on Earth.  So far as NICAP was concerned, the UFOs were unmanned reconnaissance vehicles making a survey of our world, possibly in preparation for some future invasion.

On the Road Again       

Dr. Frank E. Stranges was back on the road again following the production of his television series, Phenomena 7.7.  In the first four months of 1969, the reverend made appearances at several evangelical churches in Missouri and one Catholic church in that same state to discuss the subject of “UFOs and the Bible.”  For the following month, Dr. Frank was scheduled to speak in New York, New Jersey, Toronto, Canada; the University of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and twice in Missouri at Kansas City and St. Louis.  Due to such effective evangelism, Dr. Frank was able to report to his Advisory Board that, “Our membership is steadily growing as more people become aware of the scope of influence and activity of this Board, which has always supported me in efforts.  In time, we will present a membership roster and international directory of our members.  State and area meetings are also being encouraged in order to fully acquaint your respective communities with the aims of NICUFO.”

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(Editor´s note:  Stay tuned to this website for Part XXXVI of this series, where you can discover Dr. Frank E. Stranges´ harsh reaction to the Condon Report, which he considered to be the “Super Snow Job” of all time. - Lon)

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LEE HAMPEL - 'BEAST OF BRAY ROAD' EXPERIENCER & RESEARCHER - PM Radio

Phantoms & Monsters Radio welcomes Lee Hampel, 'Beast of Bray Road' experiencer & researcher.

Lee Hampel is a retired math and physics teacher from Illinois, and owner of a mysterious 35-acre hayfield along Bray Road near Elkhorn, Wisconsin. His experiences and research were featured in Linda Godfrey's book 'Monsters Among Us' and in the Small Town Monsters' production 'The Bray Road Beast.' Over the years, Lee has conducted further research on his farm in an effort to discover more evidence related to the Beast of Bray Road phenomenon.

Eric Mintel of Bucks County Paranormal Investigations, whose team has been actively investigating the phenomenon, will be joining us as well.

Join us this Friday, May 27th at 9PM ET / 6PM PT

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, & SHARE - THANKS!

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'BLUE-SKINNED' REPTOID HUMANOID ABDUCTS CRIMEAN MAN / OWLMAN / DOGMAN - PM Radio Personal Reports

Welcome to Phantoms & Monsters 'Personal Reports' - cryptid & unexplained accounts directly from the archives of Phantoms & Monsters. Narrated by Lon Strickler.

Featured in this edition:

A Sudek, Crimea resident, relaxing on the Black Sea shoreline, is suddenly accosted by 3 blue-skinned reptoid humanoids. He is taken to a possible off-world location, with 5 hours of lost time. Many more personal eyewitness reports are included.

Join us this Friday, May 25th at 9PM ET / 6PM PT

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, & SHARE - THANKS!

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We are asking the worldwide public to come forward with your sightings & encounters. Contact us at
410-241-5974
or by email - Thanks. Lon

Have you had a sighting of a winged humanoid or huge bat-like creature in the Chicago, Illinois metro area / Lake Michigan region? The entity has also been referred to as the 'Chicago Mothman', 'Chicago Owlman' & 'O'Hare Mothman.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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.

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TODAY'S TOP LINKS

Terrifying Dogman Encounters! 1st Person Reports from USA, UK & Africa

Black Eyed Kids Encounters! 5 BEK reports from US & South Africa

Scientists succeed in growing plants in soil from the Moon

Not quite armageddon: A large asteroid is whizzing by Earth this week

'CHIRPING, RED-EYED' WINGED HUMANOIDS / BIGFOOT / BEKs - LIVE Narrated P&M Personal Reports

MOTHMAN / WINGED HUMANOIDS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION - Investigators & Researchers - PM Radio

Phantoms, Monsters, Cryptids, & High Strangeness - Lon Strickler & Timothy Renner - The Ancient Gift

PHANTOMS & MONSTERS RADIO Podcasts on Anchor

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