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Monday, September 23, 2013

The Dweller of the Sand Dunes

Albert Rosales of Humanoid Sighting Reports & Journal of Humanoid Studies forwarded the following report from Terry Acosta who had posted it on Albert's FB page:

This event happen about 30-35 years ago. It was in or around the Amarillo, Texas area. It all began when my grandfather got a job on a ranch. The owner told him he could live in a home nearby with his family of 12. It was two story home with an attic. The strangest thing was that the house was surrounded by sand dunes. No plant life was seen within several hundred feet of the house. No unusual happenings for a couple of days until my Aunt Betsy discovered something. It was a den of wolves and their pups. The next day she brought my grandfather to show him the den. But when they got there the wolves were all dead. The pups were missing. They were butchered by something with huge claws. This left them with a sense of dread.

The night after they discovered the wolves' remains, my grandfather had a dream of a little angel telling him to take his family and leave now! It kept begging him to wake up and leave. He woke up and realized it was only a dream. Then realized he had to go to the toilet. This meant he had to go the outhouse, it was a little distance from the house. When he got there and sat in the outhouse, something caught his eye. On a nearby hill stood a human-like shape with red eyes staring at the house. The words of the little angel echoed in his mind. So when he was done, he slowly walked back to the house.

Earlier in that very night, my great grandmother had a terrible feeling and sent my granduncle, Ray, with his family to check up on his brother. Ray was almost to the house when the car ran out of water. He remembered there was a well nearby and went to get some water. He didn't get too far when the thing with red eyes came in front of him. He ran back to the car and told his family to run to his brother's house. He grab his shotgun and Bowie knife so he could buy his family time to get away. Ray made sure the car was between him and creature. The creature charged him quickly. He shot the creature nearly point-blank range several times with no effect. He tried to stab it but almost got slashed by it's claws. Then, he ran fast as he could to the house. The creature followed but, suddenly stop short of the hill. By then, the entire family was awake and saw it on the hill staring at them. Grandfather told all the girls to get in the bed of the truck and covered them with lots of blankets and other stuff to make a barrier in case the creature jumped into the bed. The men were in the cab of the truck staring at the hulking being. They drove past it praying it didn't attack them. It's gaze was on the house. Suddenly it jumped off the hill and began to chase them. It stopped short of the line where the sand ended and grass began.

Grandfather went the owner and told him want happened. The next day they went back to pick their belongings and saw a sight out of a movie. The owner was there with his ranch hands, police and what appeared to be military looking people. It seemed they knew about it for awhile, the family was bait for it. A K-9 unit went in to investigate. The first floor was totally destroyed . The second floor was the same as well. The dogs got a scent of something and started to bark at the attic door. The officers opened the door and let the dogs up it. Everybody heard the dogs fighting with something. Suddenly the dogs were thrown out the attic window like rag dolls. They were both skinned alive! The two officers inside went into attic to see what the hell it was. Everybody outside heard lots of gunfire and then saw one the officers being thrown out the window. He was dead before he hit the ground. When everybody looked back up toward the window, they saw the creature clear as day. It looked like a big bald blue-skinned man with big red eyes and sharp claws. The high ranking military man ordered its' destruction. Everybody opened fire on it and the house. Two guys threw grenades into the attic and it exploded. The house was then set on fire! Grandfather and the family left but later heard that the only body found was that of the other officer. Footprints were found leading away from the house! Nothing of it was ever heard again to their knowledge.

NOTE: That's a very strange account. I wonder if any of the locals know anything about this incident or location? I've been to Amarillo, Texas one time. Back then the only thing of interest were the huge jack rabbits. Lon

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