Friday, February 21, 2020

Bigfoot Raids Marijuana Grow Shed in Minnesota

Was the need for pain relief so desperate that a Bigfoot broke into a secure marijuana grow shed in order to access the plants? Read this remarkable encounter account.

I first want to state the following. I believe this to be an absolute truthful account that I'm about to describe. In fact, I mentioned and discussed the incident with the Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team right after I talked to the witness. With that being stated, here's the account:

I was contacted by 'BR' by telephone. The witness had several questions about Bigfoot before he told me what he had encountered. The reason for the questions was because BR did not believe in the phenomenon until he had this experience. He seemed reluctant to talk at first, but was assured that I had heard many hard-to-believe Bigfoot encounters over the years. Little did I know, I was about to hear a remarkable account.

BR is a licensed personal use medical marijuana grower who resides in Minnesota. The general location of the incident is in Carlton County, in a forested area near the Kettle River. In order to avoid theft of his plants, BR built a secure 10'x12' growing shed on a piece of property he owned. The shed was built out of reinforced cement blocks with vertical steel girders placed every 6 inches along the inside wall. He also had a heavy steel vault door fitted with a large tempered lock. The inside of the shed was 8 ft. from ceiling to floor with heating, humidity control, grow lights, etc. The entire setup was very expensive, including the electrical service that he had wired in from the main grid. Needless to say, BR did not want any persons messing with his plants.

According to BR, he kept anywhere from 15 -20 plants at one time. He was also growing for 2 other licensed medical marijuana users. This system had been doing well for a year or so, without any incidents.

Then a few months ago, BR traveled to his growing shed and immediately noticed that the steel vault door had been tampered with. There were scratches all around the outside face of the door and the jam had been slightly bent away from the cement blocks. It was difficult for BR to open the door after unlocking it. He figured that someone had attempted to force their way into the shed, but were unable to gain access. None of the plants were tampered with, so BR fixed the door with additional reinforcement.

Everything seemed fine for about 3 weeks. But then there was another attempt to break into the shed. This time a large hole was created through the cement wall and one of steel girders had been pushed out of its mooring in the concrete floor. Whoever gained access was able to reach into the shed and pull up a few plants. BR was confounded by the effort taken in order gain access. There was snow on the ground, and it indicated that there had been significant activity, but BR didn't notice any prints or other evidence. Not even a shoe print or tracks for any equipment that could have been used to create the breach.

BR then decided to scout out the location. He repaired the wall and then decided that he needed to set up a campsite nearby in order to catch whoever was messing with his property. He was ready for the long haul. BR set up a large tent about 30 yards from the shed and brought enough supplies in order to keep him comfortable for a week or more. He also installed outside lighting around the top of the shed.

After a few nights, everything seemed to be quiet. The only movement that he noticed in the forest was one visit from a black bear and an occasional deer here and there. Then one evening around twilight, he heard cracking sounds coming from the direction of the shed. There was enough light to see movement, though the lights around the shed had not come on yet since it was set on a timer. As BR focused in at a distance of about 20 yards, he could see light escaping from the shed onto the adjacent trees from a far wall. Something had breached the shed! What he witnessed next was a complete and utter shock to BR.

Stepping away around the shed was a 8-9 foot tall Bigfoot carrying at least 6 plants. As BR watched, he observed the creature literally place one of the long stems of the plant into its mouth and strip off the leaves and buds. He watched the Bigfoot chew the contents while walking away towards the forest. I asked BR if the Bigfoot acknowledge his presence. He answered that the Bigfoot looked in his direction for a second, turned and walked away. He said that it did glance back at him one more time, but continued to move into the forest. BR then noticed other activity and sounds coming from the surrounding area. He is positive that there were several other Bigfoot nearby during the incident.

BR's description was of a massive frame with a conical head, covered in dark auburn colored hair. The face had sparse hair and that the features of the face were noticeable. BR mentioned that he could literally see the 'whites of its eyes,' which seemed to glow a bit. The face was very ape-like with a large wide flat nose. He also mentioned that he could clearly see the fingernails on one of the large hands. The gait was also very unusual, as if it picked up its feet higher than a human when it walked. He was able to see the bottom of the feet as it walked away.

I asked if there was an opportunity to take a photograph, but BR said that his phone had been turned off in order to save the battery since he was going to be in the forest for several days.

This incident occurred about 2 weeks ago. BR has since begun building another grow shed at another location several miles away. He did repair the previous shed and has begun to place trail cameras at the location. He is determined to gather evidence, either photographic and/or physical. He does have one of the stems that was stripped and hopes to have it tested for saliva or touch DNA.

BR and I plan to keep in contact. Hopefully I can provide some proof in the near future.

NOTE: Was the Bigfoot interested in the marijuana for possible pain control or simply for the hallucination effects? According to some of the team and other investigators, there have been instances of Bigfoot pulling illegal marijuana plants in the Pacific Northwest / northern California. As well, the native people had mentioned these creature used herbs and plants. It seems to me that the determination to gain access to the plants by this particular Bigfoot was for a medicinal reason. Lon


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Humanoid Horror: What Are People Seeing Out There?

The stuff nightmares are made of, and it's real life. Tall thin humans howling like wolves, pale white humanoids and an occasional glimmering entity. What have you seen?

I recently found the following personal encounter accounts on social media:

"I’ve heard of many humanoid creatures/legends, but this one has me stumped. The last time I visited home, my 60 year old stepfather shared this experience he supposedly had quite a while ago but had never shared before. Since then I’ve thought about it quite a bit, and I get the most chilling feeling. I also want to mention that my stepdad is a very stoic, no-nonsense, extremely intelligent, logical person. Hearing this from him shocked me. Here’s his story:

My parents live in Southern Maryland. One day around dusk my stepdad was driving home from work along a highway that is lined by forests not far from our home. While driving he saw two tall, pale, slender figures emerge from the forest. He said they looked at least 8 feet tall, and that their bodies appeared to be exoskeletons. As he drove by he said that one of them looked at the car, and he felt as if it was looking at him right in the eye. When he looked in the rear view mirror they were quickly retreating to the forest.

What the hell did he see? Is there any lore to back this up?" JK


:A few years back my boyfriend was on his job site and he called me late explaining that he had seen something that looked like it was trying to “cloak” itself but failing to. Kind of glitching in a way. It was near a hedge and he told me he could clearly see the outline of what appeared to be a human figure. He said it was there and then it was gone almost as soon as he looked away.

I have had recurring dreams of see through, or “mirror people” that have become unsettling and stressful to the point I don’t want to sleep and this has only been happening recently (last 2 months) They are all basically the same. I’m in the river near my home, surrounded by these beings or creatures, and I feel very vulnerable and scared. It’s so realistic it’s almost like a lucid dream or OBE. Very strange and happens weekly.

The topping that made me want to post, is that last night my boyfriend has seen this weird translucent thing again after years of not seeing it or thinking of it. Now, I haven’t told him about my dreams and still don’t plan to just yet so I find this timing to be so odd and a bit frightening. I’m a HUGE believer in almost all other worldly things so I’m a bit on edge.

He said it was by our back hedge against the fence, and there was a clear outline of where it was standing. He said it glimmered and it’s body kind of waved, he described it as looking at a reflection of our hedge in water. He has been backing up slowly from it and when he glanced away for a second it was gone. He then came into the room and woke me up and I’ll admit he looked really concerned and a bit terrified, and he’s not one to really believe in these things.

Has anyone had any experiences or have heard of this? I’ve found one article with a google search of a few witness accounts of almost identical creatures but nothing substantial. I’m very curious about this and am dying to figure out what it could be." ES


"So I live in an apartment, northern Michigan, and this happened ten years ago. It was early summer, my pug dog woke me at around 2 am to go out to potty. While I'm standing out with him as he does his business, I notice that a neighbor across the way was having a party, but the sounds were muffled as their windows must've been closed. I found this odd, it was a weeknight, and surprised their neighbors weren't complaining of the noise. There was a group of 5 people standing across in the parking lot, I thought nothing of it until I realized these people were really tall. And thin. So tall and thin that it wasn't normal at all, so of course I was staring in their direction. They noticed my staring and four of them bolted to the right into darkness, while the other ran to the left running behind a building, and under a street light and I could see it very well. Not only super tall and skinny, but ran unnaturally fast and awkward. Then I heard what sounded like a wolf howl. And as they dispersed, the "party sound" immediately stopped. Of course pug and I ran back inside and locked the door. I've witnessed many paranormal events and have no problem sharing details with others, but not this event. It was too odd. I still have no clue what that was." AS


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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dogman / Cryptid Canids in New Mexico's Four Corners

For many years Jc Johnson described several types of canid cryptids that roamed the Four Corners. The following personal account offers a possibility that these creatures may be more than flesh & blood.

In May 2012, Jc Johnson of Crypto Four Corners posted a video titled Wes and the Wolfens. After watching the video I left a message for Jc to contact me. Well, in a few minutes, Jc was calling back. He explained that this video from 2008 had been lost and recently found. He added updated information in the beginning and at the end of the presentation.

I was interested in Wes' sighting of a 'dogman' creature in a residential section of Farmington, NM., as well as the smaller wolf-like animal he encountered while playing in a field in the Four Corners area. Wes' description of the 'dogman' was somewhat similar to those sightings in Michigan and Wisconsin as described by researcher/author Linda Godfrey. At the time, Linda and Jc confided that they believe these particular creatures are natural and terrestrial. I have, for the most part, leaned towards the interdimensional 'side of the fence.' Though I am open for all arguments.

Jc explained that the Four Corners has had a variety of canid sightings (natural and supernatural) other than the typical foxes, dogs, jackals, and coyotes. NOTE: any wolf sighting in the area would be remarkable in itself since the species was hunted out over a century ago.

A Skinwalker is a person (witch) with the supernatural ability to turn into any animal he or she desires, though they first must be wearing a pelt of the animal, to be able to transform. These are commonly described as wolf-like beings though it can be shapeshifted as any past or present indigenous animal. I have previously posted several first-hand accounts at Skinwalker Chronicles

The Weir is similar to a lycanthrope, a supposed mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf-like creature. Whether the change is made on purpose or the result of an affliction is unknown. The difference between the Skinwalker and the Weir, in my opinion, is little more than interpretation. Those people who have witnessed these creatures tend to place a distinction between them.

Dire Wolves are classified as an extinct carnivorous mammal closely related to the smaller extant gray wolf. Some of the modern sighting reports are of huge wolves with varied markings, some as big as an average sized horse. The American Alsatian was bred to resemble the ancient Dire Wolf in many respects, but the sightings tend to be of a much larger canid. Are these natural or supernatural beings?

The Dogman is an enigma, basically because all the evidence has been anecdotal to this point. There have been legends, hoaxes and everything else in between. Most of the information that is available can be found at Linda Godfrey's blog and in her writings. As I stated earlier, I tend to believe these are interdimensional beings. Jc mentioned an interesting tidbit to me. Though the Dogman's strong back legs are like those of a canid there have been reports of a 'spur-like' appendage at the back of the foot that gives this creature a tripod structure in which to stand.

Jc also talked about a particular sighting from a few years ago on the Navajo lands in the Four Corners. The witnesses stated that their sheep and goats had been let out to graze during the day. When the herd started to return early they were concerned that something was amiss. When they conducted an inventory, one sheep and one goat were missing. The witnesses climbed into their vehicle and drove to the grazing area.

When they arrived, the carcasses of the sheep and goat were located, though there was very little left other than spines and skulls. On a distant rise the witnessed could clearly make out the shape of a large canid standing on two legs. There was also a much smaller juvenile canid accompanying the adult. The fact that there were multiple witnesses, it was daylight and that there were defleshed carcasses tends to give the 'natural' argument some leverage.

I first heard the word Wolfen after reading Whitley Strieber's 1978 novel The Wolfen in which a New York City cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. So, what is a Wolfen? In the book, the Wolfen was a superior predator, not a spirit. Though there could have been a supernatural aspect to it. Basically, the Wolfen was a mystery.

NOTE: Research and investigation of upright canines / dogman has become more widespread since the time this article was originally posted. Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research continues to track these cryptids throughout the state of Pennsylvania and beyond. Lon


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