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Friday, March 31, 2017

Flying Cryptid Encounter - Cabell County, WV

I recently received the following account:

Hello Sir. I wish to report 'something' I witnessed on March 17th, near my home. I live in a rural area in Cabell County, WV. I am a widow and moved to this house last September 2016 from Ohio. I live with my daughter.

Not long after we moved in, we began to hear loud 'flapping' sounds coming from the river across the road from my property. The sounds would usually occur at night. We also saw bright orange lights through the trees near the river.

One afternoon I walked across the road and looked around, but I couldn't find anything out of the ordinary.

The sounds and the lights continued all winter. In fact, one evening while it was snowing, the flapping sounds were very loud. I watched from my living window as a bright orange light quickly moved upstream, then downstream above the river.

Then on Friday March 17th, I was on my front porch and heard a loud 'squawk' come from the direction of the river. I looked that way and saw a huge bird-like 'something' above the trees. It was early evening, but it was silhouetted against the sky. It looked like it stopped in mid-flight, stretched it's wings and hovered in mid-air. It had bright orange lights or eyes and seemed to stare and radiate at me. It was terrifying and menacing! I ran into the house and called for my daughter who was in the basement. We looked out the window, but it was gone.

We haven't heard any sounds or seen any lights in the two weeks since my sighting. Can you tell me what I saw? JL

NOTE: I emailed JL...then called her. She stated that the creature resembled a huge wasp and hovered like an flying insect. The thin body was tapered and the wings were solid. I asked her if it was shaped like a butterfly or moth...she acknowledged it had a similar outline, but only two large wings. She estimated that the wing span was 10-12 feet and that the body was about 4 foot in length. There was no head, but the bright orange 'eyes' were positioned within the body. It was dark in color and the wings were more 'rounded' and 'solid' as compared to a butterfly or moth. She also noticed that there were several thin arm-like 'things' sticking out from the mid-body.

The witness sounded quite rational, but truly worried that this creature would return. She swears that it looked directly at her, leaving her with a feeling a foreboding and fear. She estimates that she was about 40 yards or so from it.

I asked her to keep in contact with me and to report any unusual activity in and out of the house. She did acknowledge that the house is spiritually active and that she has witnessed a shadow being on 3 occasions. There have not been any disturbances affecting her sleep or daily routine. Her daughter has not experienced any of the activity. I asked if she would like an investigator to come to her home...but she declined and would like to remain anonymous. She gave me permission to post her report and follow-up, minus any personal information and the specific location.

The description is somewhat similar to Mothman encounters that have been reported to me in the past...though this particular being is smaller than those previous reports. Could it have been a misidentified bird, owl or custom-built drone? It does seem unlikely. Lon

The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story

Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America

The Tale of the Mason County Mothman

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Silent 'Men in Black' Appear at Campsite

Martha in Santa Cruz, California called in to Coast to Coast AM to describe something her father encountered when he went camping:

“I listened to your show last week and you were talking about Men in Black. I'm telling you, my father had a story all throughout my life. This was early 50s when this happened and he later went into a very high level of law enforcement. He was a policeman at the time and he actually saw a UFO and it was in the paper. We kept that. He was looking up into the sky with this other policeman and he said it was huge. Just huge. The pivotal story is and I'm thinking now it was connected...that I didn't realize what he'd seen shortly after, connected. And I did not connect it with the Men in Black either.

He and his buddies went up into the mountains to fish. This was about six months later. And they were around the fire. He said it was about 11 o'clock at night. And he said literally out of the bushes and trees, these two Men in Black, like funeral black, walked up to the fire and he said the weird thing was they had dark glasses on. When he started telling the story I was about five years old and I'm 68 now. He said they were very pale, long hands and he poked his buddy as he pointed down...there was dust everywhere, but their shoes weren't dusty. He said it was the creepiest thing. They didn't speak to them. Very tall, very pale, he said, not monstrous looking but strange looking, and they didn't speak at all. They were there about maybe 15 minutes in front of the fire and then they turned and they walked into the bush. He said, I think they disappeared but I don't know, but it was just strange. But he said, We looked at each other and there was this sense of foreboding, of evil, and he said, Let's get the heck out of here, and they left.

(George Knapp, the host, asks her to clarify the time this event happened and when her father first told her the story) I was 5 or 6 when it happened (1954) and it was probably in my teens, about ten years later, and he would tell people. He didn't know what it was. He's been dead about ten years. (Knapp asks if they said anything) They didn't say a word, they just stood there looking at them.”

Source: Coast to Coast AM - March 26, 2017

JLB - Beyond Creepy

Men In Black: Personal Stories and Eerie Adventures

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

Women In Black: The Creepy Companions of the Mysterious M.I.B.

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'I believe I'm an abduction victim'

North Providence, RI: This is my second case report; the 1st was a video clip we tried to record of fleet of orange crafts over our apt building during fireworks on 7/3/16.

I was 1st a victim of sleep paralysis over a year or so, last incident of that happened while I was an inpatient at a Butler hospital psych ward seeking help for the ongoing problem, when I finally saw a humanoid with an Insectoid looking head, something like a man/praying mantis I suppose. It climbed on top of my chest and crouched there face to face for a minute or so I suppose before it faded away. Then, when I was finally able to move, I reported what I'd seen to the nurses station immediately. I was totally freaked out at that point and it was thankfully my last aware incident of sleep paralysis. This was in 2006 - 2007.

At this point, although I have psoriasis, I now had many "scoop marks" on my legs that can't be explained medically.

I have a recent picture of an entity that manifested in my apt....it was like a plasma ball that changed into and seemed to be struggling to keep the shape of a demon looking shape of plasma. I was able to photograph that and have it to submit.

Not long after, my wife called 911 because I was feeling very ill. When I got to the ER, I was possessed by something. It was speaking thru me, controlling me, as I ranted about imminent global disaster and humans were like a cancer on the planet and had little time left. I don't recall everything I said, but it wasn't my words! Something maniacal had hi-jacked me, however I felt the emotions like there was a hostile takeover happening soon. I don't know how long this went on before I slowly regained my control of myself. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before or since but I felt violated. Raped from inside my head or something. I'd love to see the security video from Roger Williams hospital's ER.

Now, while undergoing medical tests for anal and nasal bleeding on 3/25/17, and after years of what I thought were isolated problems, I fear I'm an abduction victim....now that I've been looking for answers, it all seems to fit other's experiences of abduction and contact. My head CT scan was unremarkable, but blood work shows lowered hemoglobin and lower red blood cell count. I'm awaiting a GI appointment now.

So in summary, after all these things that I swear to be true, I've concluded using Occam's Razor theory that I must be a victim of alien abduction syndrome and don't know where else to turn for help. My wife is just recently starting to report some funky stuff too and I now fear for the both of us, and all mankind for that matter. These aren't friendly encounters I describe. Thanks for your time and look forward to any advice. FP - Rhode Island - MUFON


Glowing Green Orb Maneuvers Above the Mountain

Vernon Township, NJ - 2017-03-11 - 8:40PM: When I reached the top of Mountain Creek from the gondola it was 8:30 but I was with a beginner snowboarder so I anticipated this being my last run. Slowly making our way down the trail I sat down to wait for my friend. We were the last ones heading down the trail on such icy conditions and so close to closing. We were only a quarter of a mile into the trail so I gave my friend sometime to catch up. While waiting I enjoyed watching the planes go by in the sky and looking out onto the town. But then I moved my eyes slightly above the residential area and noticed a green light. It automatically caught my attention I yelled out to my friend "Did you see that?" and then I yelled to my boyfriend who was further down the trail "Did you see that?" Yet no one answered; I couldn't remove my eyes from the green glowing orb in the sky. Then as soon as I spotted it, the orb made a path that look liked it was turning around or a "U" shaped path into space or the upper atmosphere. There were no clouds in the sky completely clear however I felt as if I imagined the whole thing. I asked my friend if she had seen anything when she finally reached me but she said no. Then I asked my boyfriend "Did you see a green thing in the sky?" he said no. By the time we were all together the rescue team had came up the mountain checking to see if anyone needed help because the trails were closing. I held in any reaction I had and helped my friend snowboard down the mountain.

I have always been aware that other people have spotted UFOs but I never expected to be one of those individuals. To be completely honest I was afraid of the stigma of UFO reporters so I didn't look much into it until I realized that I turned my GoPro Hero 4 on in the beginning of trail. When looking over the footage I noticed that it had shut off on the mountain right before I saw the UFO. This was the first time using it so I do not correlate the two variables, the UFO and the disfunction of the GoPro because it was below freezing on the mountain. Nonetheless, this did keep me up last night and created a yearning curiosity to understand what I saw that night on the Mountain. - MUFON


MH370's Latest Bizarre Theory...Living Sky Creatures

Some conspiracy theorists claim the lost plane could have been taken by aliens and even zapped through a space/time portal.

The speculation of extraterrestrial involvement in the disappearance of the aircraft three years ago is the most bizarre explanation yet for the sudden vanishing.

The flight, carrying 239 passengers and crew was last seen on March 8, 2014 after the Boeing 777 took off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing, in China.

After an hour into the flight, all radar contact was lost as the jet flew northeastwards over the Gulf of Thailand.

British UFO expert Nigel Watson revealed details of the bizarre conspiracy theory in an article on omni.media.

He looked at the various conspiracy theories which range from hijacking by terrorists or cyber criminals to a cockpit fire or other fault, being gunned down or pilot suicide. Read more at MISSING MH370: Could shock theory be answer to one of world's most perplexing mysteries?


'Sharknado' in Queensland

A massive shark was discovered in the middle of a road as floodwaters receded following a devastating cyclone that battered Australia.

Emergency workers were left stunned when they found the dead bull shark in a puddle as they carried out inspections following Cyclone Debbie.

Photos of the shark went viral on social media as Queensland Fire and Emergency Services warned people to stay out of murky floodwaters because sharks or other dangers could be lurking underneath.

The huge predator was found on a road in Ayr, in north Queensland, after torrential rain and fierce winds resulting in heavy flooding. Read more at "Don't go into the flood water": Huge man-eating shark found on road as Australia is battered by Cyclone Debbie


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ghostly Knocks & Cat Phantoms

In a video posted on February 23, 2017, titled MY GHOST STORIES, Kat Rose, who goes by the name Kat on her Youtube channel KatsWonderland, described the various strange things that happened at her parent's farmhouse in northeastern Washington State between 2002 and 2007:

“I would say that the bulk of my paranormal experiences all occurred at my childhood home. The house I grew up in where my parent's still live to this day is over a hundred years old so already it's laying out the ground for there to be some residual things. It's old. It's been there a long time. That foundation, it's the same one that was there over a hundred years ago. I would say that the more intense activity started happening when I was around 12 or 13 and there was kind of, I guess, like an episode, a season in time, where we would hear knocking at our door and I know that sounds like the classic thing. There was always three rhythmic knocks on our front door. It kinda just seemed like a joke at that point in time. It seemed like somebody, some kids, were running up to our door and they're trying to scare us, you know, 'knock knock knock,' and they're running for it. That went on for probably a few weeks. I cannot count how many times I went to answer the door thinking it was gonna be the mailman and, you know, UPS, or something, and there was nobody there. And it just got increasingly eerie as time went on because we could never find any trace of anything having happened. I remember one day when it all kind of climaxed.

My sister and I were home alone and my mom was out running errands or something like that. I think we were watching TV in the living room which is right near our front door and we heard three knocks. We were not in the habit of opening for someone that we didn't know when we were home alone. Just because we were home alone but we did go and look out the window and, of course, nothing was there so already we were like, 'Ugh, it's happening again.' Obviously neither one of us was very excited about that but it happened and it seemed like there was nothing else to do. So we went and sat down and no sooner had we sat down that we heard the door, the three knocks, again. We kinda hurried over to see, like, we're gonna catch somebody this time because we were right near it. Then we heard three knocks on our back door. Now our back door is not just like around the corner, it's clear on the other side of our house and we lived in a pretty large old farmhouse. So, at that point, we're thinking, there is no way that this is just one person who just knocked and then booked it around to the other side of the house and knocked there and so we both ran to the back door and, of course, there was nothing there.

So we're standing there by the back door kinda looking around, trying to figure out what it could be, and it happens at the front door. So this time my sister runs into the other room to look out the window by the front door and I stayed by the back door and, of course, she doesn't see anything. So she starts to come into the kitchen which is kind of near the back door where I was. She's telling me, Like, there's no one there, I don't know what is going on. And, I had my back to the door, so I didn't see, I couldn't see out the window, at that point, and, while I was standing, not but two feet away from the door with my back to it, there’s three knocks and it scared the living daylights out of me because the back door has a window on it. So I, you know, looked around really quickly to see if I could see anything. Nothing there. Like no trace of anybody. So that was kind of the terrifying moment in time when we realized that this was not someone playing a trick. This can't be. You know, this cannot be explained. My sister was not directly facing the door but she could have seen in her peripheral but I think she would have had an actual person come up on the step and was knocking on the door. You know, I feel like it would have caught her eye and it didn't. Nothing like that happened. So that was really scary. The crazy thing was, after that day, with all the crazy knocking on the doors, it never happened again. Not once. Still to this day, I can't explain it and I don't really know what was going on there.

So the next series of unfortunate events. This one is not that scary to me. It's very fascinating. I want to say that I was 14 or 15 when this all kind of started accumulating. I don't remember distinctively the first time it happened because, again, like with the door, it started out rarely happening, you know, it was very sporadic and when it did, it seemed easy enough to try and rationalize it. I remember that we had cats that lived indoors with us. And there were several days, I think several days in a row, where I would be laying in my bed and it would be like early morning, like probably around 5:00 AM, and for whatever reason, I was awake and all of a sudden, just like out of nowhere, I would feel like this impact at the foot of my bed. You know, just like one single solid thump basically. And what it would feel like is when one of my cats would come into my room in the morning sometimes and jump up on the foot of my bed. You know, to come say 'Hi' to me or whatever. So that's what I thought it was and so I would look down to the foot of my bed, totally expecting to see one of our cats, and there was nothing there. And then I remember there was one night where I decided to close my door. I'm still trying to convince myself that it was one of our cats so I closed my bedroom door.

Throughout the night this was happening. And then it happened two separate times in a row in the morning when I was laying in bed awake. The first time it was probably around 6:30 AM or something and it just threw me majorly because I knew that I was awake. Not fifteen minutes after the first one, it happened again. And so, at that point in time, I'm thinking this just doesn't seem normal. It's weird. I had started to believe in the possibility of paranormal activity but I didn't understand what kind of paranormal activity that could be. Later that same day, I was talking to my older sister whose room is next to mine, or was next to mine, and I was explaining to her the story and she turns so pale and she says, 'Okay, I'm not kidding, the exact same thing has been happening to me.' I remember just being so freaked out at that point in time because, like, I'm not the only one experiencing these weird, abnormal disturbances. So it would happen really consistently like that and then it would go for a few weeks with nothing. And over time it just kind of fizzled out. It just sorta stopped. And my opinion, at this point, was that maybe we had a ghost cat and I know that sounds a little crazy and to some people that might seem ridiculous but if people's spirits can stay around why couldn't animal's spirits?”

Source: Quoting Kat Rose / KatsWonderland from the Youtube video MY GHOST STORIES

JLB - Beyond Creepy

NOTE: as far as paranormal activity in an old farmhouse, the phenomenon experienced by Kat Rose is fairly benign...though, to a child, it had to be scary. Trickster entities, especially those that have a habit of knocking, usually indicates an Earthbound energy seeking attention. Cat and dog spirits can be uncomfortable. My female Dalmatian / Beagle 'Angel' was pestered by a cat spirit when she was still alive. She'd lay down on the couch sleeping, when the cat spirit would literally jump on her. Needless to say, Angel was a very nervous dog because of these incidents. Lon

Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small

Animals in Spirit: Our faithful companions' transition to the afterlife

"I'm Home!" a Dog's Never Ending Love Story: Animals Afterlife, Pets Soul Contracts, Animal Reincarnation, Animal Communication, Animals Spirits and Pet Reincarnation

The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Update: Cloaked 'Predator-Like' Humanoid Encounter

Last week (Weds. March 22, 2017), I posted an eyewitness report titled Cloaked 'Predator-Like' Humanoid Encounter...and I added a request for a follow-up investigation. My friend and colleague, paranormal researcher and author Rosemary Ellen Guiley, contacted me in order to interview the eyewitness. Rosemary wrote the following article, Does A Djinn Lurk in Western Washington State? on her website. Please follow the link for additional information, including image descriptions:

Does A Djinn Lurk in Western Washington State?

MARCH 27, 2017
By Rosemary Ellen Guiley

I am investigating an entity contact case in rural Western Washington State that has characteristics of Djinn. The experiencer, whom I shall call “Ben” to keep his identity private, provided an account to Lon Strickler’s Phantoms & Monsters blog, published on March 22, 2017. This is a followup with additional information and discussion of explanations.


Since 2010, Ben has lived in a house in a remote, rural area in Western Washington State. For privacy reasons, the exact location is withheld. The house sits on 3.74 acres, and is on sloping land. At the top of the hill is a trail; the house sits in the middle; and at the bottom are a creek and swampy areas where “all the weirdness happens,” Ben said. They are not far from salt water.

The house was previously occupied by drug users, who left the rooms covered with graffiti of swastikas, pentagrams, a four-foot spider web, and “Rest in Peace Mom.” There were holes in the walls and spent cases of ammunition littering the floor. Ben said there has been no paranormal activity in the house, which has been repaired and renovated.

The area has had a long history of sightings of humanoid and Sasquatch-like forms. “Everybody out here, if they say they haven’t seen something in the woods, they’re lying,” he said. “There’s all kinds of weirdness.”

Ben is a native of the area and was in high school when he had his first sighting of a mystery figure. He and a friend saw a humanoid form about six feet three inches tall. It turned and looked and them and ran into the woods. It did not seem to be as big and hairy as other descriptions of Sasquatch, but was slighter and wiry, as though it hadn’t eaten in a while, Ben said.

Ben also once saw a dozen mystery lights in the sky on a clear night. He was wrapping up work outside and looked up, where he saw about dozen lights in a triangular formation moving slowly across the sky.

He has no particular beliefs about the paranormal or UFOs.


The property has been subject to trespassing and squatting by drug addicts, some of whom are violent, and in late July of 2016, Ben armed himself with his rifle and began making patrols through the heavy woods. In early August, he was on patrol and had the sudden urge to sit down beneath a large, ancient cedar tree. He set down his rifle and daypack and relaxed, closing his eyes. He entered into a pleasant, zen-like state, feeling that everything would be okay.

After a while, he opened his eyes and glanced to his right toward an alder tree grove, and saw a humanoid shape about 15 feet up in the air. It was not solid, but looked like rippled air, similar to the cloak of invisibility portrayed by the alien entity in the Predator films. Its head, neck, and shoulders were outlined, but the rest of it fell away into nothingness.

As he stared at this shape, an overwhelming dread seized him, penetrating to the core of his being. He was deathly afraid to move in the slightest way. At last he took off his glasses, wiped them on his shirt, and put them back on. The shape was still there.

Ben counted down in his mind from five to zero, and at zero grabbed his belongings and dashed for home. Nothing pursued him, or showed up at the house.

He researched for an explanation. One of his friends, a Heathen, told him he had encountered a “forest wight,” a guardian type of being. He also received suggestions that he should make an offering of food to the spirit or being.

Ben avoided the area for a while, and in September 2016 returned to the spot to take photographs. He took along an offering of food and water. A feeling of dread built up in him as he approached the site, but it was not as intense as the first time. He did not see the rippled-air shape but felt its presence. When he put out the offering, he did not have any ill or bad feeling. He talked aloud, explaining that he was trying to protect the property, and nothing was allowed to follow him back home.

Around this time, Ben found a mysterious, L-shaped hole about 75 feet from the cedar tree. It was cleanly made and did not appear to have been caused by the digging of an animal. He took photos of it.

When he returned to the area again, he found two long gashes in the earth by the hole. They were about two feet long and about as wide as man’s foot, as though someone had dug his boot heel deep into the earth and dragged it. They, too, did not appear to have been made by an animal.

Ben continued his patrols of the property, and was in states of heightened awareness whenever he was near the tree and gouged earth. A rising anxiety especially occurred every time he passed the cedar tree. He put his bayonet on his rifle to discourage anything that might jump out of the bushes. He talked aloud to reassure whatever was there that he meant no harm, and it was not to follow him home. He did so even though the being or presence seemed tied to the spot, in an area he roughly estimated was about 300 feet in circumference.

In January 2017, Ben decided to return to the site to take more photographs of the gouges and hole. This time, the anxiety hit as soon as he stood on his porch with his camera in hand. The dread increased with every step, mounting to the intensity of his first experience.

He noted the temperature as he left, and recalled that it was between 55-57 degrees F. As he got closer to the hole, the temperature steadily dropped to an estimated 42-44 degrees.

Ben wasted no time snapping his photos, feeling a great urge to clear out as quickly as possible. While he was there, a strong wind arose and whipped through the site. This was strange, because the site was at the bottom of a ravine, surrounded by wind-blocking, old-growth trees. Yet, wind that felt like 30-40 miles per hour in strength—storm wind—surged around him.

When he finished taking photographs, Ben high-tailed it home, again instructing that whatever was there did not have permission to follow him back.

The new photographs from that day were destroyed due to a mysterious file corruption. Before they were lost, Ben was able to send one to a friend in Florida. The photo showed the woods on a gray, overcast day. There were no anomalies in it, but his friend commented that just looking at it filled him with a weird feeling and an unexplained dread.

As of the end of March 2017, Ben continues to patrol the property, and plans to take additional photos. The only change that has occurred to the hole and gashes is a filling in with leaves and dirt debris. He continues to sense a presence, but has not seen the rippled-air shape since his first experience.

Ben notes that he has taken a friend to the site, but nothing unusual happened.


Ben’s experiences correlate with other documented cases of encounters with unknown beings, spirits, and presences in remote, wooded areas. Some of the phenomena he describes are common to many experiences, and other phenomena are not.

The salient characteristics here are:

*Attachment of a being or presence to a piece of forested ground
*A sentient, intelligent awareness
*A semi-cloaking that shows in ripples in the air with a vague outline
*A humanoid head, neck, and shoulders and less clear torso, with no lower extremities visible
*The appearance of a hole and gashes in the ground
*A marked temperature drop
*An unexplained, strong wind
*Corrupted photo files that result in loss
*Feelings of intense dread experienced by the witness
*There are various possible explanations, but only one that I believe to be on target.

Wights and other guardian spirits

Folklore is replete with spirits and beings who are specific to places and do not roam. Some of them are perceived as guardians of the land, protecting against interlopers, trespassers, and those who deface or damage the land. Among the beings that fall into those categories are co-walkers, striders, genii, and faeries that go by many names. The genii (singular genius) were Roman spirit guardians of places and individuals.

“Wight” is term that has become greatly altered by the fantasy fiction and live-action role-playing genres. In old English usage, it referred to a living person. In Norse mythology, “wight” refers to the Vættr, guardian spirits who are divided into clans and look after water, land, and households. Heathenism, a modern revival of Germanic paganism that has many offshoots, is oriented around Norse and Germanic mythologies, so a “forest wight” interpretation by Ben’s Heathen friend fits this viewpoint.

In fiction, “wight” has become a term for the undead, marauding corpses, vampires, and monstrous beings.

Guardian spirits are known to act out in hostile ways against humans. The faeries are famous for bringing rack and ruin to people who misuse the land. We cannot rule out wights and other guardians; however, they are not the best fit.


The rippled-air entity had a humanoid shape, and was high up against the trees. Sasquatch have humanoid shapes, and are usually seen in forested areas. They are associated with a cloaking ability that renders them invisible or partially visible. Some encounters with them are accompanied by sensations of intense dread. They are often described as being between 6.5 and 10 feet tall, though smaller ones are seen. Fifteen feet up in the trees exceeds that; however, Sasquatch are also associated with a host of supernormal abilities, such as teleportation. Might levitation be possible as well?

Ben states that other people see “things” including Sasquatch-like beings in the woods, as he and his friend did on the one occasion described above, thus establishing the presence of such beings in the area.

While Sasquatch leave footprints, they are not commonly associated with holes and gashes in the ground, according to Eric Altman, with whom I consulted. Eric is a longtime Sasquatch researcher, former director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, and founding director of the Pennsylvania Cryptozoology Society.

Sasquatch is a partial fit, but not the best.

Unknown cryptids

Remote areas are home to sightings of many mysterious creatures, who appear and suddenly disappear. Ben was not aware of specific cryptid sightings in the area (in addition to Sasquatch).

I also consulted Linda Godfrey, author, researcher, and a leading expert on dogmen and Sasquatch sightings. She speculated that if not made by a small animal, the marks may have been made by something looking for hidden objects.

For the time being, we can rule out cryptids and animals. Ben is familiar with animal evidence in the woods, and did not feel the gashes and hole were made by animals. Nor would animals account for the rippled-air shape in the trees, the dread, and other phenomena.


The Djinn are, in my opinion, the best fit. They can account for all the phenomena experienced by Ben.

The Djinn (Arabic for “Hidden Ones”) are intelligent, shape-shifting beings who are everywhere on the planet. I stress “everywhere” because many people erroneously think that they are a “Middle Eastern thing.” They are not limited by culture, race, ethnicity, country, geography, politics, or any other boundary by which humans define themselves.

Djinn have no known corporeal form—their essence is “smokeless fire”—and they can assume the guises of cryptids, animals, people, alien beings, spirits, and light manifestations. They share the planet with us, exist in a parallel realm, and find their way into our reality via interdimensional openings, many of which are in remote areas. With the frequent sightings of unknown creatures in the woods, and a moderate amount of UFO activity, we can consider this area as a possible “portal” or “doorway.”

I have encountered cases in which Djinn are attached to certain places, which they guard jealously against human interference. Some of them of are especially fond of, or attached to, trees, and become enraged if anything happens to the trees. I have a number of “Tree Djinn” cases in my own files.

As shape-shifters, they can make themselves visible, partially visible, or invisible, depending on what suits them. I have used the term “the Predator effect” for years to describe the rippled-air forms they manifest, and I have seen them flit around in trees in that manner. Being 15 feet off the ground is in keeping with their characteristics. The forms they manifest are often partial, and the lower portions fade into nothingness.

They generate feelings of great dread and fear in people. This probably has several purposes: to keep people away; to vampirize adrenalin energy from the living; and to toy with people in trickster-like ways.

The Djinn are not known for making holes and gashes; however, they will often do things to upset, puzzle, and rattle people. They will shift forms and tactics, so that witnesses might think they are dealing with a host of things rather than one. In early lore, they lived in remote areas and underground, perhaps ways of describing a parallel reality. Faeries, too, were said to reside underground. I have witnessed Djinn in air, smoke, and light-ball forms disappear by seeming to drop into the earth.

The Djinn have a significant connection to wind. In their earliest mythology, they were wind beings—literally the winds and storms that rode the planet, bringing disease and destruction. Today, they often manifest in swirls and mini-tornadoes of a dark, smoke-like substance, or whirling forms that look like liquid black ink.

The sudden, strong wind in an area where wind is unlikely could be a manifestation of Djinn.

The Djinn excel at making their displeasure known. Researchers who pry too deeply into their dark secrets get a push-back of unpleasant phenomena that escalate. In this case, it seems that the resident being did not want more photographs taken. There may have been some unknown significance of the hole and gashes.

The Djinn are well-known for corrupting files, stealing and relocating objects, and disrupting communications. These sorts of things plague paranormal researchers in general, but they increase dramatically when attention turns to the Djinn. They disrupt and corrupt emails, telephone calls, text messages, and radio broadcasts. Files of text and images pertaining to them are “lost” in transmission, disappear from devices and laptops, or become inexplicably corrupted.

The Djinn in remote areas are not likely to bother people unless they are discovered. Such seems to be the case with Ben. The place where he has had his experiences was not accessible for a long time due to storm damage that blew down some large trees in the surrounding area. In his effort to search for human interlopers, he found a way around the blockages.

The reason why nothing unusual happened when his friend was present with him may have to do with individual psychic sensitivity. Some people naturally “tune in” to a presence more easily than others. And, there are individuals I call “phenomena killers,” because their presence seems to dampen activity.

This situation may never resolve with clear-cut answers, but settle into something quite familiar to our ancestors, who understood that there are places on the planet that belong to “Them” and not humans, and they are best left alone.

For more information on the Djinn, see my site Djinn Universe and my book The Djinn Connection: The Hidden Links Between Djinn, Shadow People, ETs, Nephilim, Archons, Reptilians and Other Entities available in print and e-book formats on Amazon.

Ben’s original account can be found on the Phantoms & Monsters blog. Photos are courtesy of Ben, and appeared with his original account.

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Glowing Entity / Jungle Bedroom

Nick Walker from Missouri wrote to tell of a weird experience he had as a child:

“When I was young, about six or seven, I had a very weird experience in a house I grew up in. Actually two but they happened the same night. My mom told me later in life that the house that my sister and I grew up in was haunted. She would tell me about doors slamming in the middle of the night when nobody was home and seeing shadow figures moving by themselves. When she was telling me this, I knew what I saw was no hallucination.

One night I woke up from a dead sleep and felt very afraid. For some reason, I don't know if I woke up from a bad dream or something but all I know, all I could remember, was the crazy fear I had. The first thing I did was to get up and go into my parent's room. To get in their bedroom from my room, you had to walk through the kitchen and down a long hallway which at night was super dark and you could not see the other end, so when I got to the other end of the kitchen, where I could see the hallway, I saw a glowing figure standing in the hallway. It was so bright, it illuminated the entire hallway. I stood there for a moment in total shock of what I was seeing. You could tell it was a human form but I could not see any features and it just hovered there looking at me. About this time I snapped out of my daze, it began to glide towards me. Oh my god, I never ran so fast in my life. Getting back to my bedroom, shut the door and under the covers I went.

All was quiet for awhile so I started to fall back asleep until I opened my eyes and my room was, no joke, turned into a tropical rain forest. It sounds ridiculous, I know, but my room came to life. I could see trees and animals all over the walls. I could hear all the noises that you would hear if you were in the forest. I even remember it smelling like I was outside. It was the weirdest thing. The creepiest thing was when a little jungle boy appeared on the wall. It looked like he was hanging from a tree branch that magically appeared in my room. To this day I can still hear him say, Hey, Nick, want to play? No crap, just like Chucky says in the movie 'Child's Play.'

I didn't stay and talk. I got up and went to my parent's room completely forgetting about the glowing figure I had saw earlier. My parents got up and investigated the room. All was back to normal at that point. For years I had always assumed that what I saw I imagined or maybe I was on some medicine that made me hallucinate but it just seemed to be too real for that to be the case. After hearing my mom talk about all the experiences she had with us, I think that what happened to me that night was paranormal in nature. The only experience I ever had but it started a love of the field that makes me itch to find more.”

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Found on Deceased Abductee's Laptop

Richland, WA - 2015-09-04 - 2:00AM: My wife was an abductee she was tormented by what she described as foreign thoughts being implanted in her mind. This lead to her suicide last may. I found this image on her lap top after her passing. I am not sure what it is but it was shot on our patio as I can see part of one of our patio chair. - MUFON


Man in Dark Clothing Suddenly Appears

California - 2016-08-00 - 2:30AM: I was driving attempting to locate a specific area in Imperial County, it was very early approx. 0230 hrs. in an extremely rural area. I pulled to the side of a two lane paved road to check my g.p.s. mapping, I observed two white lights traveling in a slow and seemingly aimless manor to my west between 10 and 30 degrees above the ground, the distance was hard to judge due to the darkness and terrain however my best estimate would be less than a mile.

I exited my vehicle and leaned against the front fender, had a cigarette, and watched curiously as the lights drifted and floated silently in the sky. I got back into my car and drove up the road approx. 100 yards in order to see if I might get a better perspective. Upon exiting my vehicle the lights appeared a little closer however I still heard no sound coming from the direction of the lights. Approx. 30 seconds later the lights simply disappeared, no bright flashes, no speeding off into the distance, they just vanished from my view. Puzzled but not concerned I stamped out my cigarette and got back into my car, before I had a chance to start the engine a man seemingly appeared out of nowhere behind drivers left rear of my car. I was quite startled by his sudden appearance but for some reason I was't frightened. He was dressed in dark clothing and I remember his shoes were noisy, like hard soles on gravel. Being startled as I was, I quickly said to him "holy @#$% dude, you just scared the crap out of me". He didn't bend down to my window he just stood there, then he asked in a very casual manor if I needed directions, I told him that I was good and that I was just watching the lights. He didn't say anything else he just turned around and walked away as if he was returning his car. I tried to watch in my mirror to see where he had pulled off the road but there wasn't anything like a vehicle that I could see, and he was no longer in sight. I started my car and drove off very confused about what had just happened.

I have purposely omitted some details that I feel may seem like the ramblings of a crazy u.f.o. nut or may put me in peril. - MUFON


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According to DNA analysis, these are the most ancient and primitive canids in existence, and a recent expedition to New Guinea's remote central mountain spine has resulted in more than 100 photographs of at least 15 wild individuals, including males, females, and pups, thriving in isolation and far from human contact.

"The discovery and confirmation of the highland wild dog for the first time in over half a century is not only exciting, but an incredible opportunity for science," says the group behind the discovery, the New Guinea Highland Wild Dog Foundation (NGHWDF).

"The 2016 Expedition was able to locate, observe, gather documentation and biological samples, and confirm through DNA testing that at least some specimens still exist and thrive in the highlands of New Guinea." Read more at The World's Rarest and Most Ancient Dog Has Just Been Re-Discovered in the Wild



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