Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bass Lure Hovering Over Lake Okeechobee

Arthur in Parlin, New Jersey called in to tell of a weird experience he had:

“I have a little story here that's...I don't know what to make of it. I'm hoping maybe you could tell me a little bit. I'm in my late 50s now. I grew up here in New Jersey. My brother and I, and my brother's best friend who turned out later, 30 years later, marrying my sister. He became my brother-in-law. What we would do was on his, he loves to fish, and on his birthday his father would drop us, which would happen to be the fourth of July, he would drop us over the lake here in Jersey. We'd fish all day. He'd then picked us up and go over to the park and watch the fireworks. Well, recently he passed away and now we wanted to go ahead and, in his memory, we traveled down there to Lake Okeechobee in Florida. That's where my sister's ex, he had lived, so we wanted to go.

There was a dozen of us there. We have three boats and we got there and it was close to a 100 degrees in the middle of August. So then we decided we were going to wait until night time to go out on the boat and fish. Now we get out there and we're fishing. Now, granted, we had a couple of beers but there's no alcohol amount in the world that could explain this away. What you do if you're fishing for bass at night, if you're using a lure on top of the water, one that floats to attract them. And we're out in the lake and my brother who's in the back of the boat, he turns around he says, 'Wait a minute. Stop!' That's when he says, 'I'm snagged' and my buddy says, 'Well, what the hell you mean it's snagged?' which is, there's nothing out there. Well, you know, we're out 75 yards from the shoreline, just, there's no trees or nothing and he says, 'Back up, I don't want to lose the line!

We put this spotlight out and we're following his line and meantime his pole's bending as if there's a fishing competition. So we get up there and he starts yelling we're only a few feet away. Well, I'm looking and I can tell there's nothing there. There's no branches, reel fishing line crossing the lake or anything. We get up to the fishing lure...and it's about, maybe, 5 feet off the surface of the water and he's standing in the back of the boat, so it was probably just about just level with him and he's holding on to his line and he's yelling, 'Look at this! Look at this!' and we're like, 'Here, go ahead, grab it!' and he says, 'Look at it!' and we put the spotlight on it and this lure is in mid air just hovering there. It had enough tension on it that he had about 12 or 15 pound test line and the rod was bent over till we got up to the tip of it and he says, 'Look!' He opened the barrel of his reel and we just back up. I was in total amazement. He circled his hand like a magician to show that there was nothing...there was nothing there. The only thing that was attached to that lure was the line that was attached to his pole.”

Source: Coast To Coast AM - September 6, 2017

JLB - Beyond Creepy

NOTE: Over the years, I have heard and read several weird occurrences at Lake Okeechobee. Below are a few links. Lon

Lake Okeechobee, Florida CE5

The Return of the Okeechobee Ogre

1901: Strange Monster Killed In Florida

Cryptid Creatures of Florida: Second Edition

Fearsome Creatures of Florida

Eating Aliens: One Man's Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal Species

Iguana Invasion!: Exotic Pets Gone Wild in Florida


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