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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Stalked by Unknown Beasts

The following accounts describe eyewitnesses being stalked by cryptid creatures:

In 1935, two brothers were hunting deep in the woods in Ashe County, North Carolina. They were about 3 miles into the thick forest and had been hunting most of the day. It was starting to get dark and so they decided to pack up and get ready to leave. As they began their hike out, they heard something moving through the forest behind them. It was loud and almost sounded like it was “bulldozing the trees”. The men shined their light at it and were shocked to see a 9 foot tall creature with “blood red eyes” standing there staring at them. Frightened, the two men immediately began shooting at it with their 30/30 rifles. They could hear it make a squeal that they described as horrible sounding. It then covered its eyes and ran blindly into the woods. The two hunters turned and ran towards home.

Looking back, the men believed that they may have actually shot the creature in the eyes especially given the way it covered its eyes and ran off into the woods. The men didn't know what it was only that it resembled a giant ape-like creature. They called it, The Devil Ape.

In 1978, two friends, John and Paul, were walking in the woods in late fall. They were both in the sixth grade. They were out pretty late and it started to get dark. As they walked, they felt as though they were being watched. John noticed a shadow moving. At some point, they stopped and looked whatever was following them. The creature had, according to the witness, “cold, yellow eyes”. It began to growl at them. The two boys began to run. They eventually made it out of the woods. When they looked back, they saw that the creature had not followed them. The two boys, fearing they would be mocked, told nobody about their encounter. John would not go back into those woods again.

Many years later, he was driving by the same patch of woods where he saw the creature and observed a “wolf head” peer out from above a bush on downside of incline. He estimated, given the height of the incline, the creature had to be 7 feet tall. The eyes were the same cold, yellow eyes he had seen that day in 1978. It watched him as he passed. To John, it felt like it was studying him, almost like it remembered him. He drove by the area again the next day, this time armed, and saw nothing. This happened in Hockomock in Southeastern Massachusetts. Side-note: Paul passed away in October 2009.

Source: Youtube channel - Dogman Stories

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Three Cloaked Beings Remove Inoperable Brain Tumor

Jay, Florida - June 1986 - Late night: The main witness was sleeping with her young daughter, who was suffering from an inoperable cancerous brain tumor, in her bedroom, when she suddenly awoke to see three cloaked beings that were standing at the foot of their bed, apparently communicating with each other but not with the witness. When the witness attempted to reach over to touch her daughter, she realized that she was unable to move. All she could do was move her eyes.

The beings then came over to the side of her bed and a very peaceful feeling came over her. The being that was directly opposite to the witness right shoulder bent over and touched her daughter, and everything went quiet and the witness memory ended at this point.
The next day her daughter experienced a massive nosebleed she apparently expelled a very large blood clot from her nose, almost gagging her. A few months later the witness took her daughter for a new CT scan.

Soon she was surprised to learn that her daughter’s tumor was completely gone; apparently removed by a laser, according to her doctor
(name deleted). Her daughter is now cancer free.

Source: UFOs over Florida: Humanoid and other Strange Encounters in the Sunshine State


Bizarre House Fire Baffles Investigators

No one was in the house and no one appeared to break in before it caught fire on Monday afternoon, according to a report on APP.com.

The strange sequence of events began when a woman who heard a faint noise coming from the house called police around 2:15 p.m. When an officer arrived, he looked through the kitchen window and saw a garbage bag, a plastic container and a towel on fire. The items were on top of a stove.

Firefighters made their way in and quickly extinguished the blaze before it could spread past the island in the kitchen that housed the stove, the report said.

No one had been in the 100 year-old house for about a week. Police described the fire as "bizarre," adding that the home was locked and that there were no signs of forced entry.

The items had been left on the stove in an attempt to contain a ceiling leak, the report said.

The house on the 100 block of Simpson Avenue is for sale. - 'Bizarre' blaze in empty house reportedly confounds investigators


Weird Faceless Fish Discovered

Scientists exploring a deep sea abyss for the first time have discovered a faceless fish.

Scientists onboard the CSIRO's Investigator are surveying Commonwealth marine reserves from northern Tasmania to central Queensland.

The crew dragged nets through a 4km deep abyss off Jervis Bay last weekend and caught a very unusual "faceless fish".

Di Bray from Museums Victoria told ABC that the finds so far had been "awesome".

"On the video camera we saw a kind of chimaera that whizzed by - that's very, very rare in Australian waters," she said.

"We've seen a fish with photosensitive plates that sit on the top of its head, tripod fish that sit up on their fins and face into the current."

Bray said the faceless fish was "a highlight".

"Apparently, it's got eyes way under the surface but really you can't see any eyes," she said.

"We're collecting things we don't know from Australian waters.

"We think a lot of them are going to be new and we're not even scratching the surface of what we know about our abyssal plain fishes." - Bizarre faceless fish discovered in deep sea abyss


Newborn Starts Walking After Birth!

A newborn baby girl shocks nurses by appearing to walk just minutes after she was born at a hospital in Brazil.

The video, which was uploaded to social media on Friday has stunned viewers who declare the tiny tot’s attempt to walk is nothing short of a miracle.

The midwife cradling the little baby across the chest and supporting her weight with one arm can’t believe what she is seeing, as the amazing infant wrestles to walk on her own.

The nurse, who is dressed in surgical robes with a clinical mask over her mouth, is heard crying out in amazement: “Oh my gosh, the girl is walking. Good gracious!”

Another person in the room who is capturing the moment on camera declares: “Wait let me film this.” Read more / video at The incredible moment newborn stuns midwives as she ‘starts walking minutes after being born’


Church Spirit Encounters

I recently received the following account:

Back in the late 60's, my church annexed the building next door to it which used to be a Y.M.C.A. --Young Men's Christian Association. It was a huge, old and magnificent building consisting of three upper stories and 3 sub-basements. We used it for your youth groups and Sunday school and summer youth programs so there were lots of young people there when it was open.

One day, after a meeting in the 3rd sub-basement, we were closing up and preparing to leave. I went up to the first sub-level to await everyone. As I was looking up the stairs, a teen-aged girl -- who I did not recognize -- descended the steps, walked toward me and then turned left into a room about 10' away. I don't think we made eye contact but she sure wasn't avoiding it, either. When the adults came up from downstairs they asked if everyone was accounted for and I said, no, someone had just gone into that room over there. All this time, I was still looking at the room. The girl was dressed in current style clothing and looked pretty much like any teen-aged girl you would see on the street and I would have bet she was flesh and blood.

The councilors went to the door of the room and looked in. Then they went in. Then they called me over. The room was an old, unusable men's room consisting of 2 or 3 stalls without doors and a pair of old sinks. The only exit point was the entry point. There was no other way to get out of the room. No one was in there. What I saw was unexplained.

Another time, over in the church, my friend and I were getting ready for a Halloween party and we were in the church alone. We had the key to the door and had locked ourselves in. As we were downstairs preparing, we could hear someone over our heads walking around and around the perimeter of the sanctuary which was directly overhead. Since the only way out was to go upstairs and go past the sanctuary door, we elected to call the police instead. When the officer arrived he searched the building from top to bottom, room by room. He even went out to the back alley and asked the trash collectors if they'd seen anyone hanging around the church. Nope. Nothing.

We returned downstairs to write up a report and as we started to tell the story, the footsteps over our head started again. The three of us just stood there looking wide-eyed at each other. The officer finally broke the silence with, "I don't know what you two are going to do but I'm getting out of here..." and with that we all hurriedly left the ghost to his lonely walking.*

*oddly enough, I do know someone died in the church but I don't know if it was before or after this event. My father was an usher and was standing at the doors welcoming people. An older man from the local shelter came in, went to sign the guest book and collapsed and died in my father's arms. Is it him? I don't know. And I have NO explanation for seeing a modern female ghost in a building that sheltered men for decades. My father, who used to go to meetings in the church used to believe it was thoroughly haunted but he would never tell us why. GB


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

'Spirit of Death'

Yankton Sioux Tribe (Ihanktonwan Nation) - South Dakota - 2007: I was a police officer on a Rez. One night I get a call for a man found in another person's garage, which was separate from the house. When I arrived there was an elder man standing with a younger 20-something year old. The young man, who I will call "John," had his head down. I asked the elder what was going on? He told me he found this stranger in his garage running the chain saw. While he was sitting in his house he heard a chain saw running outside. He went out and found this guy running it in the garage. I questioned the younger man but nothing really made sense. He told me he came there to protect them. I asked from who. He responded, from the man coming to hurt them. He appeared to be a little disoriented but did not smell of alcohol. I thought maybe he was on some drugs. I recognized him as a young man I grew up with.

I put him in the police car and began transporting him to the jail. I didn't cuff him, but I did search him. On the way to the jail he starts pounding on the plastic shield between him and I with his fingers spread wide open. He yells at me "I have five fingers! I have five fingers! See this? I have five fingers! I wasn't going to hurt them! I was there to protect them!" I asked from who? He said "from the flying man with stripes with hooves for feet." "What flying man with stripes and hooves for feet," I asked. "He was there to kill them!" "Where is he," I responded. "He's at their house!" He was scaring the crap out of me, so while he was yelling I managed to find a phone number to his house from a friend. I called his house. They said he went to chop wood early in the morning. He took a 6 pack of beer but that was it. They haven't seen him since and it was already in the early morning hours of the following day.

John continued talking about this flying man with wings. He was going to kill John's family if he didn't go over to this man's house with the chain saw. Now he was really creeping me out, so I called the jail before taking him there. I wasn't sure they would take him in a mentally unstable state. It turned out I was right. They didn't want him. I had to take him to the hospital first. I decided to call my uncle, a spiritual leader. It was about 2 A.M. I left a message after he didn't answer. He called right back. I told him what was going on. He told me the man he was talking about is the 'spirit of death.' John was threatened by him because he was drunk. While at the house of the elder man he was going to kill the family with the chain saw, but didn't for whatever reason. I took John to the hospital. They cleared him of everything. They didn't find any drugs in his system. I managed to calm him down after talking to him during that 2-hour long round trip on the Rez to the hospital.

I saw him a week later after that and he was walking down the street like nothing had ever happened, normal as normal can be. Some time after that we had a ceremony because a lot of stories were floating around the Rez about a tall shadow man being seen. It turned out to be the same ghost I dealt with that night through John. We chased him away from the people that night through our ceremonies. However, he's as old as time itself and afraid of nothing. He respects one thing, bravery, because he is afraid of nothing. Someone must stand up to him, preferably, a veteran who's seen death and is brave. Love and prayer will keep him away. He has no face, but can dawn three faces like masks. He has an emotionless face for death; a smiley face for partying with the party life; and an angry face when he causes people to kill each other. He can take the form and wear the clothes of any time period he is in. His influence is powerful unless you can do the things above to make him leave.

Source: Anonymous post, Indigenous Ghost Stories, 2/2014

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Huge Unknown 'Bird' in Northwest Indiana

Interesting sighting of a huge unknown 'bird' in northwest Indiana in the early 2000's...not too far from Chicago:

“My brother and his family lived in a more rural setting than myself. Often times I would spend a Saturday evening with him and his family relaxing under the many stars I never saw being closer to the city. It was tranquil quiet and the sky at night was lit up like fireworks with stars. One summer evening as it was approaching 11 PM or so we were talking and out of nowhere an enormous bird/owl/thing came off the roof of his 3 car garage and flew over us. As I looked up to the starlit sky it was completely blacked out by this thing and the sound of wings in air could be heard. My sister-in-law ran into the house but I strained to see what it was. It had an enormous wing span. It's silhouette just massive, maybe 7 feet or so across. I remember thinking that's too big for a bird, even an owl. My brother came out asking what all the fuss was that his wife was yelling at him to go see. I explained what I saw and he knows I am not a fabricator. I say what I saw. He said and I quote," Hell of a time for me to go to the head, huh...I missed it." So, to this day, when I'm out at night, I look up a whole lot more. This world has unexplained events everywhere. It was in NW Indiana in the early 2000's.”

Source: Youtube Comments, RenegadeTimes

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Vancouver Hotel's 'Lady in Red'

An elevator mechanic in Vancouver may have inadvertently photographed one of the city's most famous ghosts: the legendary 'Lady in Red.'

Scott Graham was working at a neighboring building last week when he snapped a photo of the historic Hotel Vancouver with his cell phone.

When he later looked at the photo, Graham noticed something amiss about the image as there appears to be a distinct red 'presence' lurking in one of the hotel's top floor windows.

Some suspect that the mechanic may have captured a glimpse of an infamous ghost dubbed the 'Lady in Red' who is said to haunt the Hotel Vancouver and has been seen on multiple occasions by guests and staff.

A subsequent investigation by the Vancouver Sun found that the area where the anomaly appears is actually closed to the public at this time due to maintenance, meaning that it is unlikely that the 'apparition' was simply a hotel guest wearing red.

For his part, Graham is skeptical that the oddity is the actual 'Lady in Red' as the self-described skeptic told the newspaper that "it's probably just some person wearing a red shirt that’s somewhere where they're not supposed to be."

Then again, perhaps the same could be said of the spirit some believe still lingers atop the Vancouver Hotel. Read more at 'Lady in Red' ghost sighting? Vancouver man shares spooky photo


'Blue Book' UFO TV Drama

History – the TV outlet formerly known as The History Channel – is moving forward even further with their efforts on producing scripted series, and it seems that they may have landed a doozy. The channel, in conjunction with A+E Studios, has announced that they will be bringing to the airwaves ‘Blue Book,’ a series about UFO encounters “inspired by real-life events” and produced in part by legendary Hollywood creative Robert Zemeckis.

History is giving the show a straight-to-series order, meaning the show should be fast-tracked into full production in order to find its way on-screen as quickly as possible. Despite the title seeming a little vague, the series will be scripted yet will revolve around events grounded in reality. The show will follow the exploits of a college professor who is investigating true investigations into UFO sightings that were conducted by the US Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s.

About his involvement in the show, Zemeckis said:

“Rarely have I been associated with a project that is a perfect fusion of historical fact and extraordinary entertainment. We are grateful for A+E Studios’ and History’s support for what I know will be a fabulous series.”

A+E Studios president Paul Buccieri said:

“Blue Book is inspired by the true covert events of an era in American history shrouded in mystery. Robert Zemeckis and the creative team have shaped an incredibly compelling narrative, building upon History’s unique, growing brand of fact-based scripted programming.” - Robert Zemeckis Heads To TV With New UFO Drama ‘Blue Book’


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Monday, May 29, 2017

Truck Driver Observes Large Bat-Like Humanoid Gliding Over Cicero, Illinois

I received an email on evening of Sunday, May 28th from another flying humanoid witness in Chicago. I immediately contacted the witness by telephone. Below is the email (some information is redacted):

My name is Billy B. I drive a semi with a large carrier company in Chicago. On March 22nd, I was at a delivery location at Cicero Ave. and 290 expressway in Chicago. I was picking up a load of bread there. I noticed a flying object at around noon in the airspace to the south coming from Midway Airport. The object looked like a man with wings - like Batman. I thought it was an experimental drone or secret government military test. After seeing the picture by the Indian statue (8/22/2011 - 63rd and Pulaski Rd in Chicago, IL sighting), I am convinced it was the thing these other folks have seen.

I have 3 witnesses for that day and the text to prove it happened. I absolutely swear it was this "Mothman". The object was gliding over me and disappeared in the clouds. It is very loud by the expressway and I have had no recollection of screaming. Shortly after I saw this thing, I had a litany of strange health problems that are documented. My eyes are even messed up, like the movie and other claims. I have all the documentation to prove my story.

I hope I am not considered a freak after this but this sighting can be proven well before the other sightings were reported. I have nothing to gain by reporting this so call me if you have questions. The health issues are very odd and serious. I have had several MRI tests and a lumbar puncture due to the pressure behind my eyes. Now, these issues could be due to some other disease that has no diagnosis.

NOTE: I called Billy B. as soon as I received the email. He explained that this figure was the size of a large automobile, and looked exactly like the 8/22/2011 sighting (refer to the interactive map...click sighting number 1 for the photo). He also mentioned that it was in Midway International Airport airspace.

Billy B. has forwarded documentation proving the bizarre medical problems he has endured since the sighting...eventually traced to a rare condition in his eyes. As well, he forwarded documentation on his mother's death, which occurred unexpectedly approximately 3 weeks ago. I have no proof that these incidents are related to the sighting, but it is noteworthy nonetheless and part of the record.

Billy was very forthcoming and answered all my questions without embellishment. I truly believe he witnessed what he described, which he believes was a winged living being because of the way the figure naturally moved...Lon

UPDATE: I have been struck on how believable the witnesses have been...especially those who I have personally interviewed. I have tested them...trying to see if they'd embellish the sighting. Nope...they have distinct descriptions and stick to it. Lon

Have you had a sighting of a flying humanoid or huge bat-like creature in the Chicago, Illinois metro area or nearby? The entity has also been referred to as the 'Chicago Phantom', 'Chicago Mothman', 'Chicago Owlman' & 'Chicago Man-Bat.' Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] - your anonymity is guaranteed. Our investigative group is conducting a serious examination of his phenomenon. We are merely seeking the truth and wish to determine what eyewitnesses have been encountering. Your cooperation is truly appreciated. You can call me directly at 410-241-5974 as well. Thanks...Lon Strickler #ChicagoPhantom

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