Monday, July 11, 2016

A Haunted Furby / 'Phantoms & Monsters' Update

Dan in St. Paul, Minnesota called in to tell of his bizarre experience with a Furby doll:

“My house is very old. Old St. Paul house. 1892 and there have been a number of bizarre instances but I think the most interesting one was I had one of those Furbies. Remember those things? I put it in the back closet because, you know, we were kind of done playing with it and it would just start talking on its own at random saying bizarre things like, you know, danger or beware or... just kind of ominous things. And so I had enough of it so I took the batteries out and low and behold, I'm in the other room and the thing just starts talking again. And so it did that a few times so I put it in a box and just kind of said, knock it off and it hasn't really said much since then. But that was kind of bizarre that the thing would talk without any batteries. It was like something was using it almost like a conveyance – like a means of conveyance.” (Dave Schrader, the host, informed Dan that over the years he has heard numerous callers who told him about these strange sinister Furbies and believes that's why they were pulled from the market for a short time a few years ago.)

Source: Darkness Radio - December 7, 2015

Transcribed by Jamie Brian


I just wanted to update all the readers of the blog & newsletter on the history and current status of 'Phantoms & Monsters.'

I started the blog in 2005, basically because I had a large archive of personal investigations and wanted to publish my experiences. After some revision, the current blog style and daily newsletter distribution began in late 2006. In 2008, there was a crash at Blogger and much of my archive was I had to start over from there.

Since that time, the blog has accumulated over 17+ million pageviews and 6000+ posts. The newsletter has been published & delivered approximately 2600 times as well.

I have always offered my work for free to all readers. I do have some revenue streams through advertising...but it rarely covers the total expenses associated with producing the blog and newsletter.

So many readers have been so generous over the years. I can honestly state that the kindness of those thoughtful contributors has kept 'Phantoms & Monsters' viable.

Please remember, as long as I am able and inclined enough to produce the blog & newsletter, I will continue to do so at no cost. Thanks for reading. Lon

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Phantoms & Monsters: Mysterious Encounters

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*Alien Disclosure: Experiencers Expose Reality
*Mothman Dynasty: Chicago's Winged Humanoids
*Phantoms & Monsters: Unexplained Encounters
*Phantoms & Monsters: Mysterious Encounters
*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

*Lon's Suggested Reading List - Books & Films / DVDs