Thursday, November 15, 2018

Phantom Hotel

Carol in Minneapolis called in to tell of a weird experience she had:

“Several years back, this experience took place in Tucumcari, New Mexico. My mother, my best friend and I were headed down to Arizona from Minnesota to go to my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary and we have happened to be going through Tucumcari, New Mexico. It was very late at night. We were tired and we decided to settle in. We found a hotel. Most of the hotels we saw were no vacancies. We happened to see this hotel. It was a little bit run down but it had a vacancy sign and we decided we were going to stop so we did. We did stop and we walked in. A woman dressed in a long black dress similar to Morticia on the 'The Addams Family' came up to the counter. She said that she had a room and so we paid for the room. It cost us 45 dollars for the room which we thought was strange but we were willing to pay the fee and go to sleep.

So we went to the room. Got inside. We realized the door was locked on the outside door, so we pushed. There was an older dresser. Everything in the room was very old. We pushed an older dresser up against the door to lock it out. Then we all showered and decided we'd go to sleep. There were two rooms. There was a front room and there was a little back bedroom. And then a bathroom off to the side. All of the rooms had those wrought iron beds in them. And when we sat down in the room in the back, there was an old black and white TV with rabbit ears on top. And we sat down on the bed and all of a sudden the bed started to jump when we were sitting on it. So we got off and we're trying to figure out what was going on. It actually came up off the ground. It wasn't very far but we could feel it. And then the rabbit ears started moving on top of the TV and we heard some snoring. It sounded like it was right there in the bedroom. And we kept thinking, well, there's no room next to us, so what's going on here?

My mother, being the silly woman that she is, thought that the woman was trying to push us out of the room and so she started digging around trying to find wires, under the bed and around everywhere but we couldn't find anything. This happened around 10 to 15 minutes, then all of a sudden this terrible smell like a dead animal just filled the room. So we got out of the room, into the other room and we sat at the bed there and we jumped on it and we did everything we could and nothing happened. We went back to the other room and there was no more jumping but yet the smell was pretty bad. So we finally decided we were not going to be able to sleep there that night and we left. Well, the strange part was we went on down to Arizona. We went to the 50th anniversary and then we came back the same direction. We decided we were going to check the hotel during the day so we drove over to the area where the hotel was and all there was was an empty lot. But there was a gas station next to where the hotel had been.

So we walk in and we were talking to the guy inside and we said, 'What happened to the hotel that was there? We know it was there just like two days ago?' He goes, 'Oh, no. There hasn't been a hotel there for 25 years.' And we said, 'No. No. No. There had to be a hotel there because we were gonna sleep in it but we couldn't because of these strange events that happened to us while we were in there.' And he goes, 'Oh, a lot of people say that but that hotel hasn't been there for 25 years. It burned down and a guy was burnt in one of the rooms so that's why it got, you know, bulldozed.' And I was like, 'Well, that doesn't make any sense because we were actually in it.'

And so, to this day, we know that we were actually in this hotel and we had these really strange kind of things going on. But the hotel was totally gone when we went by there three days later. The other thing I wanted to tell you was that. I'm a doctor of psychology. I'm a psychologist and I was teaching some college courses in psychology and I happened to teach in Monona, an Indian college there and I was relaying my experience in relation to extra sensory perception and different things we can't explain and when I got done with one my classes, one of the semesters, this young man walked up to me and he said, 'Doctor Carol,' he said, 'I just want to tell you that, and this may sound strange, but when you were relating your experience I was sitting thinking, Oh my god, that's exactly what our uncle had told us about an experience he had when he was down in Tucumcari, New Mexico, he stayed at a place that totally wasn't there. And we used to think he was a little bit on the quacky side so we didn't believe him. He said, 'Now I can believe that he might have actually had that experience.' He said, 'I have the utmost respect for you and I really believe you.' And to this day, I have people who think that we're a little daft when we try and tell them the story but I lived it. I know that it happened. To this day I realize that there are extra probably levels of time and for some reason we got warped into that night and according to that guy it was like around the anniversary of when that hotel burned down or whatever happened.

Source: Darkness Radio – July 13, 2016

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'Let me in! They're going to get me!'

Alan in California called in to tell of a weird experience he had:

“I want to share a paranormal experience I had about 9 years ago. I've had paranormal experiences all my life but this one in particular creeped me out. I was living with my parents at the time. I was about 16 or 17, somewhere around there. We were living in a duplex house.

One night my parents decided to go for a drive and it was just me, my sister, her then boyfriend and my nephew, Eric. He was really older. He was older than me. Don't ask. My parents were weird. Anyway, see, the thing about my nephew Eric was that he was always kind of a little odd, a little strange and somewhat of a klepto but I couldn’t prove that. So, anyway, one night I was in my room actually trying to go to sleep. I started dozing off and I heard a knock at my door. My room had two doors, one that leads into the house and one that leads into the backyard which is really cool when I used to sneak out. Anyway, so I heard a knock at the backdoor and I was like, that's odd, that never happens. And I said, 'Who is it?' And it was my nephew, Eric. He said in a hurried voice, 'Hey, Alan, it's me. Let me in.' I said, 'No, Eric, you know you're not supposed to be coming into my room. Go away!' And he said, like, 'No, man, let me in! Let me in! They're going to get me. Let me in! You have to let me in!' And I said, 'Dude, just go to the front door. I'll unlock it. Come in.' So I wake up, kinda pissed because I was trying to sleep, and I go out to the front and I see my parents driving up. And I said, 'Hey, guys, mom, dad, did you guys see Eric? He was out here trying to bug me in my room after I said specifically, I don't want him in my room. You guys need to talk to him.' And my dad said, 'Alan, you're still asleep. Go back to sleep.' And said, 'Nah, I'm wide awake now because Eric woke me up.' He said, 'Alan, Eric is... He's asleep in the living-room. That's where he was when we left.' I ran inside really quick, went to the living-room and I found him asleep on the couch. And I said, 'Eric, were you just knocking on my backdoor?' and he said, 'No, man, I'm asleep.' That tripped me out.

If that wasn't enough to creep me out, a week later, my mom and I are out front. She's watering her plants. I'm just kinda hanging with her and we see a lady with, like, flowers and candles and stuff by the corner of our house near the street and we see her laying stuff there. Now my mom's like, 'Let's see what she's doing.' So my mom asks the girl in Spanish, like, 'Hey, what's up? Can I help you?' And the lady said in English, 'Oh, hi, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to disturb you guys, I'm just putting something here for my boyfriend. He was a... He was a, you know, I lost him here ten years ago and I'm just paying respect.' And my mom's like, 'If you don't mind me asking, what happened?' Apparently they used to live in that same duplex at that time. They got into a nasty fight. Her and her boyfriend and she kicked him out of the house. And when she was trying to take a shower, he came knocking at that backdoor saying, 'Let me in! They're going to get me, let me in!' And she told him, 'No, no, get out of here! Get out of here,' you know, 'You're not allowed in this house anymore!' he said, 'Let me in!' She said, 'No, go away!' So apparently he left the backyard only to get shot and killed in the front yard at that very corner. So when I heard her tell that story, I pretty much, I got weak in the knees because I was like, I heard that exact same thing last week. Somebody was telling me to: Let me in! Let me in, they're going to get me!' The same thing I had heard is what she told me.”

Source: Darkness Radio – July 13, 2016

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Winged 'Owl-Like' Humanoid Encountered in Chicago Suburb

The following report was provided by Manuel Navarette at UFOCH:

Friday October 26, 2018 - 12:30 am: The report was submitted by an older couple who work as an over-the-road team for a trucking company in Alsip, IL. They both have been driving together for over 15 years and have been married for over 27 years. The gentleman was at the wheel of the truck when the encounter occurred and his wife was in the passenger seat. I spoke to both of them at the same time at a local restaurant near the truck yard in Alsip, IL.

Both agreed to have the story submitted but asked that their names be kept confidential due to the nature of their work and the fact that they did not want someone from their company (who was also based in Alsip, IL to find out about their sighting.

The initial sighting report is as follows:

“We were on our way to park our truck at the yard after being on the road for 2 weeks. As we approached the railroad track crossing, we noticed something standing in the middle of the road and thought it was a homeless person walking along the tracks. We popped on the high intensity lights and to our surprise, it was not a homeless person at all. This thing looked like a large owl, as in it had what looked like feathers and a flat rounded face with large eyes that reflected the LED lights on our truck. This thing appeared to lunge at us, while trying to cover its eyes with its left arm. I pulled on the airhorn and this thing turned its back on us and then took a couple of steps and then took off into the air and flew off into the night.

We were left sitting there in complete shock as we watched it disappear into the night. After a minute or two of looking to see if the damn thing would come back around, we continued into the yard. We parked our truck and walked toward the car, as we were almost at the car, we heard what sounded like a scream followed by another and then silence. We hustled our tails to the car and left for home.”

The area where the sighting is heavily industrialized with a few residential areas nearby. The railroad crossing mentioned sits approximately ¾ of a mile from the entrance and is surrounded by wooded area on West 122nd Street and is across the street from a Coca Cola plant. I accompanied the couple to the location of the sighting and will be posting information on the location in the future.

The investigation is still ongoing and a UFOCH is currently speaking with the land owner in order to obtain permission to mount a trail-cam at the sight in order to get round the clock photographic evidence to help us further the investigation.

Please stay tuned as we post updates on our investigation into this sighting.

NOTE: I will update further information as it is reported. Lon

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 #ChicagoMothman #ChicagoPhantom

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