Monday, September 24, 2018

What Answered My Phone?


I recently received the following account:

It was winter of 2001 in Michigan. I work construction as an electrician and one particular evening I was working late and it just started to snow. As it got darker, me and my work partner decided we were going to pack it in for the day and go home. This was right around the time when cell phones were getting more and more popular but still not everybody have them yet. I had one through my employer and only had given the number out to a few people including my girlfriend at the time, so I still had a regular landline at my house.

My girlfriend called my cell phone and sounded pretty upset with me and asked me if I had a girl at my house. Confused, I asked her what on Earth are you talking about (as I have lived alone for the past two years). She stated that when she called my house a woman’s voice answered. My girlfriend asked “is Mark there?” and the woman responded (quite angrily), “Mark is dead”.

At first I didn’t believe her because she was kind of the jealous type and she may have been trying to catch me in some sort of act of cheating. I again asked her are you making this up and she quite adamantly said absolutely not and that the person on the other line abruptly hung up after she had stated Mark is dead. She then called back and nobody answered and then tried calling back one other time and again nobody answered. After grilling her with questions and trying to get her to confess that she was making it up she stood her ground and I told her I would call her back later and that this is all pretty strange. She was absolutely convinced that somebody was at my house. Once I got off the phone with her I turned to my work partner and told him what had just happened. He thought that was pretty concerning as well and suggested that he follow me home just to be sure that someone is not in my house. The significance of me stating that it had just began to snow is that I figured that once I pulled up to my house I would see fresh footprints or tracks leading up to the property. It was fresh billowy snow completely undisturbed so I knew once we got to the house that would be the first clue.

The jobsite was about 20 minutes from my house, so as we drove I called my girlfriend again and told her that my partner was following behind me and we were going to check out the house together. I tried calling my house phone while on the way and oddly enough the phone would only ring once or twice without voicemail picking up. Once my partner and I got to the house we right away noticed that the snow was completely undisturbed. When I entered the house I immediately felt a strange vibe which I don’t know how to explain, but it just felt different. Maybe it was the paranoia but it did feel strange to me walking in there. It was now completely dark outside which made it feel even creepier. I walked down the hallway to my office where I promptly checked my caller ID just to verify that my girlfriend had indeed called at the times she said she did. I noticed that everything was as she said it would be and that she had tried calling three times and someone had indeed answered the first call. This still wasn’t proof enough for me, so later on that evening when I seen her I checked her cell phone to match it up with my caller ID at the house and it was a perfect match. The first phone call was received as far as her cell phone read.

The strange vibe I was getting while in the house prompted me to grab a few clothes and drive down to my girlfriend's house over an hour away to stay the night there because it bothered me that much. As I was getting ready to leave the house my work partner was investigating and looking around various rooms to see if anything was out of place. As I was on the phone with my girlfriend discussing this I was thinking I might be making a big deal over nothing. My partner from down the hallway shouted to me asking if I had just used the bathroom? I was in my office which was all the way at the end of the hallway, where as the bathroom was at the front of the house and off way to the left. He said he was looking in my kitchen which you cannot get to my office without walking through the kitchen, and the toilet flushed.

At this point I didn’t know whether or not he was now messing with me due to the fact he could tell I was a bit nervous. However when I seen the look on his face I could tell he was 100% genuine and truthful. The toilet had indeed flushed itself and not only that when we walked into the bathroom the toilet lid was placed down, and being a single bachelor I very rarely had the toilet seat down much less the lid.

I have read before that people feel cold spots when there is a presence nearby or something like that and that was absolutely noticeable when I walked into the bathroom. In fact that bathroom is usually as hot as a sauna because there is a huge heat vent that comes from the ceiling and the door usually has to be left open so that heat can get out to the rest of the house.

The catalyst to this whole ordeal was when my work partner went from acting nonchalant about it to becoming visually shook up. He did not want to be in that house anymore and frankly I did not either. As we were leaving out the front door I was completely taken back when right there in front of us both were very small footprints that started in the middle of my front yard just below a tree. There was absolutely no disturbance in the snow when we pulled up and that much I was sure of and so was he. The footprints were leading to the street where we could no longer follow them but it appeared to head towards the lake I lived only four houses from.

Suffice it to say I stayed at my girlfriend's house for about two days before my father had convinced me I was being ridiculous and I should return to my house.

One last piece of information, about a week after I had returned home I was cooking dinner for myself one night when as I poured boiling water down the sink (making pasta). I heard a big thud sound on my roof pretty much right over my head. Again it was just turning dark and I went outside to investigate the sound. I had one of those giant flashlights that is about as powerful as a car headlight, and I shined it up onto the roof. It was the oddest thing but a full grown swan had crash landed onto the roof (in the middle of December!). I went across the street to my friend's house to have him come take a look at it and as he opens the door for me, before I could say anything he said to me, “oh my God something just fell right off your roof!” "I said OK that’s what I was coming over here to show you, you’ve got to come take a look at this." This bird actually had tumbled and rolled down the roof and into my driveway. My neighbor walked across the street with me and when we got to where the swan landed it simply stood up and in the most peculiar mannerisms it marched right past us and walked all the way down to the lake as if it was a drunken bar patron trying to make his way home.

Now I have always been interested in the paranormal and have always wanted to see evidence for myself and I am still on the fence on what I believe and what is real, but it’s like people say, when it happens to them then it’s pretty hard to explain away. MIE

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Upright Canine in Southeast Texas


I recently received the following account:

I’m 56 years old and have been in southeast Texas most of my life. Raised in the swamp and an experienced hunter. At 16 or 17 was in Vidor, Texas throwing football in a secluded area with a friend. 20 feet from us a wolf-like creature came out of wooded area onto the road. I asked my friend if he thought that it was a wolf. There were no wolves in that area at that time. The creature heard me and stood up and started leering at us. It took 3 or 4 steps towards us. My observation was that it was 5' tall with a long snout and very large canine teeth with eyes that were not like a dog’s. My friend had already abandoned me and locked himself in the car. I yelled something in fear and it ran across road and went back to 4 legged stance and disappeared into forest. I have never seen any strange things before or after I get ridiculed for telling this but I know what i saw. Thanks for your website. GT

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Ghost Legs?

“In the summer of 1982 I was in my hometown of Westmorland. It is known being a tiny town populated by a little over 2,000 residents. I had just turned 17 and the mother of a 9 month old daughter. After a long day visiting with my mother, I asked her to take me home. My cousin Elizabeth Miranda, a few years older than me, was staying with my mom. I lived with my daughter's father in another small town called Calipatria, just 14 miles away. It was around 10:30 pm. My mother choose to drive through the back roads. Within about 10 mins - now this might sound crazy, but from the left side of the road the three of us see pale white legs running across the street. The headlights were on high so we were able to see that it did not have an upper torso. Just from the hips down. I remember screaming 'Did you just see what I saw?' my mother yelled 'In the name of Jesus.' We could clearly see the muscles flexing as it ran across the street. Within seconds we were at a stop sign but as my mother was turning left we realized that it was right beside the car. I saw that the top part of the body where the guts would've been looked like a smokey mirage. While we all were screaming, my mother, who was a sheriff's deputy, was also a very good driver. As she started speeding up, it was running along side of us on the driver's side. I then heard my mother yell: 'Hold on tight!' She floored the gas, speeding up to about 50 MPH and my mother made a sharp right turn on to a road turning the wheel sharply to the left like in 'Dukes of Hazard' as we slid on the road. As we turned right, it continued to run straight. We could see the buttocks and feet as it ran. I know what we saw that night was a demon. Later on in the years, I've heard two stories about someone seeing legs from the hip down running late at night. I am an artist and can still, after almost 35 years, I can still remember what I saw that night. I'll never forget.” - Frances Garcia

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ghoulish Humanoid Running Between the Headstones


Back when I was in high school my friend and I saw something I've begun referring to as a crawler. This was in Rossville, IL. Night time and in a cemetery. I think it was probably late summer or early fall because I don't remember it being too cold out. Would have been between 2007 and 2010. Pretty sure the moon was full of close to it because visibility was pretty good.

My friend and I used to walk this loop. We would leave her place and go down a block to a side road that led to a park. We would then turn left and cut across the park to the side entrance of the cemetery. The cemetery and park sat at the very southwest corner of town. Beyond that was just woods and corn fields. If we went straight across the cemetery it would take us to another side road that then led to the main street, back to where her house was.

We made it to the cemetery and were walking the main drive that split the property in half. There was a sudden noise that made us both stop. My friend started laughing nervously and asked if I had heard the noise. I told her I had seen what made the noise.

To our left, I had seen something running behind the headstones. It was on all fours, but humanoid. It had extremely pale skin and no hair, and looked very thin. I remember it was so pale it almost reflected the moonlight. It moved so fast (too fast for any human I've ever seen on their hands and feet) that I couldn't see many details. It was in total profile, so I never saw the facial details. The way it ran was animal like as well in that it had that gait where its feet came forward almost between or past its hands. Watch a video of a big cat or wild dog running to see what I mean.

We were both terrified. We just stood there panicking and listening to it moving around, just out of sight, while we called one of her friends to come meet us and take us the rest of the way home. Her friend, a very typical high school boy, arrived and naturally wanted to stay in the cemetery and goof off for a while. For some reason with him there acting dumb it was less scary, but I remember it just kept making these wide circles around us. It always stayed out of sight, but you could hear it as it moved. Occasionally it would come a bit closer, then seemed to dart further away again.

Eventually we left. I spent a while researching it, and even reached out to a paranormal group in Champaign for advice. The guy I talked to had never heard of it, but wanted to document what we saw. We met up with him and did an interview, but the group never did an investigation.

Fast forward a few years and I'm living in Aurora, CO. I met one of my closest friends in about 2012. We really hit it off because we were into the paranormal. When I eventually told him about what I had seen, his jaw hit the floor. He told me he had seen the same thing and told me his story.

He described exactly what I had seen, but he had seen it under a porch while living in Thornton. It was crouched down and squatting. He thinks he startled it while it was eating, because he said it was hunched over something it was holding. He comes from a Navajo/Apache background, and when we first met his best guess was skinwalker or wendigo. But then and especially now he said he had doubts about either of those things being the answer. He was dating a girl at the time who's mom claimed to be a medium. She said she thought it was something that someone "woke up" and that now it was angry. We both have serious doubts on that one.

The stranger part came when he and I brought it up. We both started having very intense nightmares about it. His were worse than mine, and lasted much longer. This was also punctuated by a 6 month period of time filled with a lot of bad luck and anxiety for us. I always sort of brushed this off as us just psyching ourselves out, until I sent my story in to a podcast. After it was read, another listener sent in their story. They described what my friend and I had seen, and also described the sightings as being punctuated by nightmares. I couldn't write that off because he spoke about his nightmares in detail, and they matched my friend's nightmares exactly. I have never given out details of what actually happened in either of our nightmares.

I've read a ton of other stories by other users and people on the internet. I've dug through mounds of lore and cryptid lists. I still don't feel like I have an answer to what this thing is. My best guess at this point is that the nightmares aren't coincidental, and that this is something that is interdimensional. It seems like it can interact with physical things around it, but I've never heard anyone tell a first hand account of being physically attacked or even touched. I've speculated on what it could be for hours, and the only conclusion that I've come to is that I don't feel like there is an actual concrete answer. It doesn't act exactly like this or that cryptid. I think it might be something that's been around and inspired other cryptids and paranormal tales. But I don't think it's a wendigo, skinwalker, ghoul, fleshgait, etc. - nymphlotus

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