Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Two 'Grinning Man' Encounters...25 Years Apart

Nick from Connecticut wrote to tell of his bizarre encounters:

“This happened about 25 years ago. It happened only once meaning it hasn't followed me around like some people report. I was driving in Torrington, Connecticut. While driving up a kind of crummy industrial street, I looked forward to see how the street was twisting. While about a hundred yards ahead of me, on the driver's side sidewalk, I saw a figure. I could tell he or she was 1) dark, 2) tall, 3) waking very fast as if in a hurry to get somewhere. Now, my wife was in the car also. So I kept my eyes on it.

As I approached him or her, perhaps within thirty yards, he suddenly whipped around looking straight at me. Now I saw the entire figure, dressed all in black, big floppy black leather hat, big floppy black cape, black suit, except for a white shirt with perhaps a red string tie, black pointy boots or shoes. He was very tall, over 6'6 and extremely thin. His face, well, it was very long and thin also. He had a jutting jaw, huge dark eyes, heavy brow and his most prominent feature, an absolutely incredibly long nose. I mean stunningly so. He was grinning but not a friendly or cocky grin, it was a menacing, mean grin, a grin that someone would use when they were saying, 'I got you' or something hideous like that and he kept looking at me as I drove past him. Just me, not the car, not my wife, nothing but me or so it felt.

As I drove past him I looked in the rear-view mirror. He kept his eyes on me. His grin was wider and perhaps he was laughing, I've forgotten. I kept driving until he was out of sight. My wife saw him. She confirmed what I saw. Nowadays though, she isn't so sure. Was this thing perhaps, the Hatman. I've read up on this and while some things match, others don't. His features were clear not shadowy but I was filled with dread, even though it was daytime and there was nothing really to get freaked out about. I don't really shake easily but he got burned into my head and he's been there for 25 years. I've never seen him again. He didn't follow me and thank God, I couldn't handle that but there was something sinister about him. Usually when I see a weirdo, I may feel sorry for him or her, but this wasn't the case. I was scared plain and simple.”

Follow-up e-mail:

“I thought that this was my first and only time seeing this character. I even began feeling guilty that I thought this poor soul may have been evil. But now twenty five years later, I had a second encounter with this thing. This time under much more puzzling circumstances.

I was driving home from work, the road damp from a slight drizzle that had stuck around all day. Usually I'm a fast driver, always driving the max speed allowed by Connecticut law. I'm not used to being passed by other vehicles but looking in my side mirror, I could tell that a car was about to pass me with ease. As he pulled even with me, the car slowed down in order to match my speed and stare into my car. At first I thought it was a friend who recognized my vehicle.

Looking into the car I saw a man driving, all decked out in a big Three Musketeers type hat. I thought he was simply a weird dude until he turned to meet my stare and it all came rushing back. This was the same guy.. or looked like the dude I saw 25 years ago. Same gigantic nose, cheesy mustache and goatee. Same huge chin. And then he smiled. It all came flooding back, that terrifying, taunting, evil teeth-filled grin. It sent shivers up my spine. Then something really weird happened. Throwing his head back in what I saw as a terrifying laugh, he sped up and pulled ahead of me in the left lane. Then I experienced something I cannot explain. When he was about 20 yards ahead of me, he suddenly took a right hand turn at 70 mph. He didn't pull into my lane, he just made a 90 degree turn, as one would do when turning the corner of a street. I missed his rear quarter panel by mere inches. When I looked in the rear-view mirror I expected to see him spin out of control or smash into another vehicle but I simply saw him travelling across the highway heading at high speeds towards the wall lining the freeway. Not a chance he could avoid it. He was hustling towards a sure fatal crash with the wall when he simply disappeared. There was no crashing sound, no nothing. He was gone!

Needless to say, I was shocked. How could a car doing 70 make a 90 degree turn? How did he just disappear? How could I have been the only other car on a busy highway during rush hour? And why 25 years later? Hatman? Weirdo? This episode is much harder to explain than the initial meeting. That's my story. This thing is a creep. Seems to enjoy scaring the sh-t out of me. Oh, and to make things even weirder, my wife now swears she remembers no such being ever crossing paths with us.”

Source: Beyond The Darkness – May 7, 2018

Beyond Creepy

Visitors From Lanulos

To Men of Earth: Valiant Thor's Message of Hope to Mankind

Phantoms & Monsters: Unexplained Encounters

Secrets of Higher Contact: Valiant Thor's Secret Techniques for Contacting Space People and Your Higher Self

Phantoms & Monsters: Mysterious Encounters

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


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