Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Daily 2 Cents: Shelter Island 'Werewolf' -- Mysterious 'Creature' in Hearne, TX -- Oranges Lights & Piles of Frogs

Shelter Island 'Werewolf'

Starting with a bit of backstory, I’m a born and raised Long Islander. So are my parents. They met out east, which in Islander talk means the east end of the Island. To any NYC rich kids, that means the Hampton’s. But for the rest of us who are coincidentally NOT millionaires, it means the North Fork.

Not to get to geographically confusing, but Long Island is a (accurately named) long island that forks off about a 3/4 of the way down the 90 miles it stretches. It kind of looks like a fish with its mouth open, with the North Fork being where the eyes are and the Hampton’s being the jaw. (Do fish even have jaws?) Shelter Island is somewhere in the middle. Like, a smaller fish about to be eaten.

Honestly, just save yourself a lot of contemplating and Google it.

My mom’s family had a summer house on the North Fork. My dad’s had a house on Shelter Island. My parents met working at a summer job, and the rest is (clearly) history. But SUPER long explanation short, I grew up getting to pretend to be bougie, because I had not one, but TWO summer houses. I know, right?

Shelter Island is my favorite place. In a lot of ways, just the island itself feels magical. The only access is by ferry, and while traveling there you feel like your being transported into a different world. But the picture of Shelter Island in the summer is very different than the winter. In the summer, the population rises to around 20,000 people. But in the winter? Not more than 2,000. There are something like 14 students in a graduating class. The people there literally DRESS UP LIKE EACH OTHER for Halloween. This doesn’t necessarily pertain to my encounter, but its for real creepy, and makes me wonder just how involved my encounter could be with the locals.

So I was around 12 or 13. I had invited my best friend Lauren to come out with my family that weekend. I was so excited, as it was one of the first time’s Lauren was able to. I remember our bathroom was being renovated, and so the only other bathroom we could use was in the dank, dark basement, that's only connection to the house was by going outside and down the stairs and then down another set of stairs into the basement. So it had to have been around 10 o'clock, and we went together to the bathroom to brush our teeth. The moon was almost full, so bright it provided some lights on an island that street lamps were few and far between. If it wasn’t for the light of the moon, we probably would have passed the creature all together without realizing, because out there you can hardly see two feet in front of you when it’s dark. As we were coming back up the stairs, laughing about something menial, was when we saw it.

It was about 10 feet away, with it’s back to us, lurking near my shed. We both froze. and did that thing where you take a quick breath and hold it, involuntarily. That made the creature notice us. It’s head whipped around, and his eyes were glowing, a kind of blood red. It didn’t look angry per say, but rather like a feral dog, not knowing how to react to these two little girls observing it. Almost as if not to scare us, he slowly rose up to full size, which I would guess was around 7 feet. The whole time, it never broke eye contact. I felt I could fall into the pits of blood that it’s eyes were. It was covered in long shaggy black hair and had the legs like that of a beast. After standing there, frozen in horror, for at least a full minute, all the while still in this staring contest, we both regained control of our feet and ran up the stairs screaming for my parents. “We saw a werewolf, we saw a werewolf!” My dad went out first, and we followed. My dad quickly dismissed it and went back inside, a bit disgruntled. I could have sworn I saw a bush where it was near move.

Over the years, I’ve had many theories. One of which is that the Natives who lived on the Island before the white man are responsible, as shapeshifting legends are prevalent in Indigenous peoples cultures. However, skinwalkers in Native legend usually choose to be so, very unlike the werewolf curse we so know and love. Maybe, it’s the descendants of the people who stole this land, cursed to turn under the full moon, choosing isolation to protect their secret. For nine months out of the twelve, anyway. - - thegoblinuniverse


Mysterious 'Creature' in Hearne, TX

Published in the Greenwood, South Carolina 'Index-Journal' on October 24, 1985:

Hearne, Texas (AP) A tall, mysterious creature appears appears to have begun trick-or-treating a week early, say police who have been getting reports about something leaping from rooftop to rooftop and gnawing on front porches. The creature also has reportedly reportedly torn screen windows and scared a dog, police Chief James Bundren said Wednesday.

"It's Halloween time and there might be a lot of creatures out there. Every now and then someone calls and says they they think they heard the creature." One resident told authorities last week that something about six feet tall chewed up his porch, screen and railing, Bundren said. The resident beard a noise at the front door during the night and went to investigate. When be opened the door, Bundren said, he saw the "image of a man, but it had a head that was chewing and slapping at the door."

The resident told police he quickly slammed the door. He looked out the window and saw his frightened dog running down the street. Bundren said the pet still has not returned.

Another resident told police she heard something large land on one side of her roof, walk to the other side and leap off the carport, be said. But police found no tracks around the house.

"It raised all kinds of commotion around here after that happened," he said, adding that calls are still coming in from people saying they have heard the creature. Bundren said police have no suspects, but that the first homeowner may have seen a man holding a large dog in front of him.


Oranges Lights & Piles of Frogs

Pigeon Falls, WI - 2012-05-27 - 9:05PM: My boyfriend and I were on our way to his mom's to watch the town fireworks. We were about half way there when my boyfriend said WTF is that?! I looked over to my right and saw about 12 or so big orange balls flying across the field towards up. I stopped the car right there in the road grabbed my phone and started taking pictures. These things were really fast and made absolutely no noise whatsoever. We saw that a truck was coming so we got back in the car and drove down the road about 5 feet and parked in some farmers driveway and that's when I got the 4 second video of the lights and him saying holy f***ing wow dude! Then they just disappeared. We got back in the car again and about maybe 3 feet down the road there was a little bridge over a trout creek that we had to cross. On this bridge must have been ever single frog that was in the water on that bridge. They covered the entire bridge and were 2 inches thick. All I know is that that night changed my life forever! I was truly blown away w/the fact that UFOs are real! I was, and still am, honored to be able to witness something as amazing as I did! I was enlightened that night and now I've become almost obsessed w/watching the night sky. I even have 3 telescopes now! I know what we saw and I know that what we saw was real and I also know that we are not alone! - MUFON



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