Monday, July 28, 2014

Is The 'Rake' Real?


I received this report last Friday:

I was walking late one night with my German Shepherd, when I smelled an overwhelming stench of road kill. I looked over into the woods near my home and saw a naked pale white man-like thing crawling in the woods. It was on its hands, feet and knees about 3 inches above the ground.

I changed hands with my flashlight which my dogs leash prevented me from immediately shining it in that direction. In the 2 seconds it took to change hands and shine the light on this thing, it had moved 20 feet to near a tree it was trying to hide behind. It saw my light as it was swinging towards it and quickly crunched into a cannon ball like posture, and balanced on its toes & balls of its feet, hiding its face and held perfectly still.

I got a overwhelming feeling that if I kept shining the light on it, that it would look up at me with glowing eyes and a weird face. So I continued on with my walk. I thought maybe it was a teenager doing a mime, but there was no one taking a picture and this thing had a oddly pronounced spine and was absolutely hairless.


I went home and looked on the internet to see if this is something kids are doing now (painting themselves white, shaving all hair off, rolling around in road kill and crawling around late at night in woods). Well I found a picture on YouTube of a "Rake" that a hunters camera had taken that looked remarkable like this thing. I have no idea what it was, perhaps a underground dweller or ghoul - or God knows what. I live in a country suburb of Tampa, Florida called Lithia. If you have any idea what this thing was please let me know!

NOTE: There isn't much more information to offer at this time. This southwest area of Florida (Tampa and the counties around it) is ripe with cryptid sightings. This particular humanoid sighting is very unique. Hopefully we can get more information. Lon

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*Alien Disclosure: Experiencers Expose Reality
*Mothman Dynasty: Chicago's Winged Humanoids
*Phantoms & Monsters: Unexplained Encounters
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*The Essential Guide to Bigfoot
*Beyond Boggy Creek: In Search of the Southern Sasquatch
*The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee
*Stories from the Messengers: Owls, UFOs and a Deeper Reality
*Impossible Realities: The Science Behind Energy Healing, Telepathy, Reincarnation, Precognition, and Other Black Swan Phenomena
*Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook
*Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania's Unknown Creatures, Casebook 3
*Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts
*Don't Look Behind You: Following Ghost Roads Into the Unknown
*Beyond the Seventh Gate: Exploring Toad Road, The Seven Gates of Hell, and Other Strangeness in York, Lancaster, and Adams Counties
*Bigfoot in Pennsylvania: A History of Wild-Men, Gorillas, and Other Hairy Monsters in the Keystone State
*Strange Intruders
*The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest
*Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah
*A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts: Encounters with Cryptid Creatures
*The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story
*Beyond the Seventh Gate: Exploring Toad Road, The Seven Gates of Hell, and Other Strangeness in York, Lancaster, and Adams Counties
*The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster
*Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster
*The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin's Werewolf
*Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America
*Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena
*The Van Meter Visitor: A True and Mysterious Encounter with the Unknown
*Monsters of West Virginia: Mysterious Creatures in the Mountain State
*Venus Rising: A Concise History of the Second Planet
*Final Countdown: Rockets to Venus
*Cosmic Ray's Excellent Venus Adventure
*The Brimstone Deceit: An In-Depth Examination of Supernatural Scents, Otherworldly Odors, and Monstrous Miasmas
*Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions

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