Friday, January 15, 2016

Possible Rake Encounter - Laredo, Texas

A few weeks ago I posted an account that, I believe, may have involved at Rake. Rakes are usually described as a pale humanoid with twisted limbs that stick out from the body at odd angles. The nocturnal being has fingers that end in long talons which it uses to attack its victims. Some Rakes are known to 'haunt' people who they have had contact with. I recently received a sighting report from Chris James of the Laredo Paranormal Research Society who believes he encountered one of these humanoids:

My wife and I were returning from San Antonio, Texas on a Sunday night sometime around May or June.

My wife had fallen asleep and so I turned up the radio and drove south, taking I-35 into Laredo.

As we approached the north side of town, I turned the cruise control off and dropped down from 65 to 60 to negotiate the curve under the railroad bridge that crossed the Interstate.

I was in the right hand lane as I came close to the bridge. That’s when I spotted what at first looked like a homeless guy, completely naked, scuttling along the embankment of the road.

He was skinny, pale-skinned, and his arms looked emaciated.

As I passed him, I had a creepy feeling that something about this person was all wrong. The way he moved as well as the way his arms and legs were more animalistic than human.

With 26 years in law enforcement I thought about stopping and going back to see what this guy was doing, however, with my wife along, and it was close to midnight, so I just kept going, figuring the guy was drunk.

I told my wife about what I had seen when we arrived at our home. She thought it sounded like some drunken guy living under the bridge.

After meeting you folks and hearing about the show you do, I began listening when I have a chance.

When you mentioned the Rake and described what people were reporting, I looked at the images on the internet, that are reported to be of the Rake, and sure enough, that is what I saw.

The creature was paralleling the road so I never saw its face or eyes, but the body shape was as close to the drawings as I care to get.

Every time I approach that railroad bridge I slow down and take a second look, but so far I’ve only seen it the one time.

I am in the process of writing a book about the Laredo Paranormal Research Society and hope to publish before the end of the year.

Chris James.

NOTE: The witness is from Laredo, Texas...which has a history paranormal incident in and around the general area. Here are a few links:

Mysteries in the Tex-Mex UFO Corridor

Witness: Flying Ray-Shaped Cryptid Sighted - Laredo, Texas

Flying Humanoid Mythos of Ancient America

Weird Texas: Your Travel Guide to Texas's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Humanoid Encounters 1995-1999: The Others Amongst Us

Humanoid Encounters 2000-2009: The Others Amongst Us

Creepy Cases: Humanoid & Cryptid Encounters: Volume One (Volume 1)


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

I Am the Word: A Guide to the Consciousness of Man's Self in a Transitioning Time

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

Monsters of Texas

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

Wood Knocks Volume 1: A Journal of Sasquatch Research

Wood Knocks Volume 2: A Journal of Sasquatch Research

Wood Knocks Volume 3: Journal of Sasquatch Research

The Black Eyed Children

Strange Intruders

The Essential Guide to Bigfoot

The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest

Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah

The Monster Book: Creatures, Beasts and Fiends of Nature

A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts: Encounters with Cryptid Creatures

The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story

The Time Before the Secret Words: On the path of Remote Viewing, High Strangeness and Zen

The Zozo Phenomenon

The Djinn Connection: The Hidden Links Between Djinn, Shadow People, ETs, Nephilim, Archons, Reptilians and Other Entities

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

Momo: The Strange Case of the Missouri Monster

Beyond Boggy Creek: In Search of the Southern Sasquatch

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 Royal Arch of Enoch

The Real Men In Black: Evidence, Famous Cases, and True Stories of These Mysterious Men and their Connection to UFO 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

Voices From the Cosmos

Humanoid Encounters Series - Albert S. Rosales

Monsterland: Encounters with UFOs, Bigfoot and Orange Orbs

The Chilling, True Terror of the Black-Eyed Kids: A Monster Compilation

Beasts of Britain

Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens

Passport to the Cosmos

Weird Winged Wonders: The Twilight World Of Cryptid Creatures

Fingerprints of the Gods

Into The Fringe: A True Story of Alien Abduction

The Candle and the Crossroads: A Book of Appalachian Conjure and Southern Root-Work

Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo, Second Edition (Religion, Race, and Ethnicity)

Slenderman: From Fiction to Fact

The Starchild Skull -- Genetic Enigma or Human-Alien Hybrid?

Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers

Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows

The Lost City of the Exodus: The Archaeological Evidence behind the Journey Out of Egypt

Moses and Akhenaten: Brothers in Alms

The Crystal Bible

Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded

Winged Cryptids: Humanoids, Monsters & Anomalous Creatures Casebook

Alien Disclosure: Experiencers Expose Reality

Mothman Dynasty: Chicago's Winged Humanoids

Haunted Rock & Roll: Ghostly Tales Of Musical Legends

Angel Medicine

Toward the Light: Rescuing Spirits, Trapped Souls, and Earthbound Ghosts

Light the Way: A Guide to Becoming a Rescue Medium

Owl Medicine

Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure

Pow-Wows, or Long Lost Friend: A Collection of Mysterious and Invaluable Arts and Remedies, for Man as Well as Animals

Energy Essentials for Witches and Spellcasters

Powwowing Among the Pennsylvania Dutch: A Traditional Medical Practice in the Modern World (Pennsylvania German History and Culture)

The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story

Operation Trojan Horse: The Classic Breakthrough Study of UFOs

The Eighth Tower: On Ultraterrestrials and the Superspectrum

Our Haunted Planet

Strange Creatures From Time and Space