Friday, November 30, 2018

Huge 'Pterosaur' Observed at the Vermilion River in Danville, Illinois


I recently received a telephone call from an eyewitness ('DF') who was referred to me by an associate.

In the spring of 2013, DF was on his property at the end of Ave. F near the Vermilion River in Danville, Illinois. It was around 4pm on a warm sunny afternoon. The property extended back to the edge of the river. DF was busy clearing brush and trees on the bluff overlooking the river. Many times he would ride his ATV to the location, then sit and watch a variety of wildlife along a game trail. There was also a dock on the property.

On this particular day, DF was taking a break from his work. After a while, he noticed that the regular sound of birds had suddenly stopped and it became usually quiet. DF said that he has always been very quick to pick-up on movement, since he has ridden a motorcycle everywhere he went, and needed to be aware of his surroundings.

As he stood on the bluff looking out onto the river, he noticed a large shadowy figure gliding downstream towards him. As it got closer, the bizarre creature became more defined. He observed, what he described, a 'pterodactyl' gliding about 4-5 feet above the surface of the river. DF estimated that the wingspan was approximately 25 feet, as it covered half the width of the river. The huge flying being looked exactly like the images of the prehistoric flying dinosaur. Long beak with a long ray on the head. Dark gray leathery-skinned body and wings, with a long tail that flattened on the end. It made little sound, but cast a shadow on the river as it flew just below the height of the bluff. The water swirled as it glided past. The beast continued gliding downstream until DF lost sight of it. He stated that it never flapped its wings. DF's first reaction was to get back to his house and tell his wife what he had seen.

Over the years, he mentioned the sighting to a few close friends, but it never went beyond that. He moved from the location about a year later.

NOTE: I was impressed by DF's demeanor and description. He stated that he has never witnessed anything unusual before or since that day. Historically, much of Illinois is known for flying cryptids sightings.WHile investigating the Chicago winged humanoid reports, our team also received a variety of flying cryptids sightings as well...including pterosaurs and large-winged birds. Danville is approximately 100 miles south of Chicago, near the Indiana border. Lon

Live Pterosaurs in America: Not extinct, flying creatures of cryptozoology that some call pterodactyls or flying dinosaurs or prehistoric birds

Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy

Weird Winged Wonders: The Twilight World Of Cryptid Creatures

BIG BIRD! - MODERN SIGHTINGS OF FLYING MONSTERS

Weird Highway: Illinois

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'Glimmering Man' Along the Highway


I am 40 years old and my name is Daniel Velazquez. I am construction worker in Seattle, Washington. This is the first time that I have contacted your show. I had to respond to the 'Glimmering Man' episode. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to tune in to this week's show. I want to share with you my own experience with the "Predator" or as y'all have named it the "Glimmering Man". Until now, I thought that maybe I was going crazy. This is the first and only experience that I have ever had with anything paranormal or other wordly. It was a very brief encounter but I know what I saw and this has made me question everything that I know. I am a Christian and that has been my upbringing. Okay, let me explain what happened.

This was in late August this year 2018. I was riding in the passenger seat in our work truck with my boss driving and another worker sitting in the back. We were on our way to a job site in Seattle and we were exiting the I-5 freeway which is the main interstate between Canada down to Mexico. As we were exiting the freeway, I was just sitting back in my seat and as I looked to the right I seen this "Predator" figure moving to it's right. I jumped up in my seat and said to my boss "Oh my God do you see that? Look"! I was absolutely stunned! There was a little outcropping of trees and beyond that there were 3-4 homeless people just going about their business. They seemed to be clueless about the "figure" that was walking about 20 yards in front of them. I was absolutely shocked and did not know what to say or do. I only saw the figure for about 4 or 5 seconds and when I turned to my boss to ask if he is seeing this and then turned back to where I saw the figure, it was gone or I lost sight of it. It was exactly like the "predator" figure in the movie..not the alien form but the cloaked version. In my 40 years I have never seen anything like that! My wife is the only person that I have told because I don't want people to think that I am crazy. So I was so glad to hear your show about the "Glimmering Man".

You mentioned that you had 15-20 other people or stories about the same thing. Please do a follow-up on this story! It is somewhat comforting to know that there have been other sightings and that I am not crazy. Also, have there been any similar sightings in the Seattle or Washington State area? I would really love to know. I know that you boys are extremely busy but if you could respond to my email I will be extremely grateful. Thank you so much and keep up the good work! You have a great show! Thanks - Daniel Velazquez

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Engaging the Anomalous: Collected Essays on Anthropology, the Paranormal, Mediumship and Extraordinary Experience

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Flying Red-Eyed 'Gargoyle' Suddenly Vanishes in Rockford, Illinois


I recently received a telephone call from an elderly woman ('SS') in Rockford, Illinois who witnesses a winged humanoid in 1999, along with her husband and a close friend.

The incident occurred during the summer, in the early evening when there was a full moon. The trio was relaxing on the friend's front porch, which was located on Willard Ave. W, near Auburn High School and Cottonwood Airport in Rockford, Illinois.

During a conversation, the friend stopped talking and began to stare across the street. SS looked in the same direction, and noticed a dark gray winged humanoid slowly flying near a large tree. SS stated that it seemed like the being 'was in slow motion' as it glided toward the tree. The friend said 'do you see that?' The witnesses were close enough to notice that it had small cat-like ears and intense red eyes. There were no other facial features visible. It was quite muscular throughout the body and had 2 defined legs, and had arms that attached to the wings.

She stated that the winged humanoid was 7ft in length with a wide wing span. The wings were like those of a bat with a leather-like membrane. Apparently the being perched in the tree, but again took flight. This is when SS's husband took notice. The winged being was gliding towards a pair of large pine trees, as it's legs were 'kicking up and down' while in flight.

The being flew between the 2 pine trees, and then suddenly 'vanished.' SS said 'gargoyle,' and her friend acknowledged 'yes, a gargoyle.'

After the incident, SS stated that they seemed to have forgotten the encounter until a year later when she asked her friend if she remembered the sighting. Her friend said she had, but had also forgotten the incident.

SS's son told her about the recent reports and suggested she call me. He was also aware of the winged humanoid sightings in the Chicago area.

NOTE: this is the 2nd sighting of a winged humanoid in which it suddenly vanished. The other sighting was in Chicago, a few blocks from Wrigley Field. This is also the 5th sighting in the Rockford, Illinois area. Local 'Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research' members will be following up with the witness. Lon

Have you had a sighting of a flying humanoid or huge bat-like creature? Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - 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 #ChicagoMothman #ChicagoPhantom

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The Mothman of Point Pleasant


Possible Upright Canine in Louisiana Swamp


“Never seen clearly, but around 1992 while hunting a swamp just before dark here in Louisiana I was stalk hunting while wading through knee deep water. I seen water movement through some very thick hedgerow like brush. At first I believed to be ducks so I sneaked up to the edge of the brush for a clear shot, but when I got there I could see movement through the thick brush 6ft over the water and at the same time there was small wakes in the water coming through the brush ever time it moved. I was less than 10ft from this animal and I could hear it sniffing the air. It suddenly froze still when it picked up my scent.

We were frozen in a noiseless standoff for at least 2 minutes! It couldn't see me but it was looking for me because it knew I was very close. I knew this was something weird and my situation wasn't good, so while mostly hidden I slowly and quietly over the course of a minute or so replaced the bird shot in my 12-gauge with three 3" magnum 000 buckshot. When I raised my gun to ready fire it seen me, and when it did I believe it thought that I was closer than it expected because that thing screamed like a wild hog being killed X10 - very, very hair standing loud. It then suddenly leaped several feet out of the water and about 12 or so feet out into deeper water of about 8-10 foot deep. In that instant when it jumped I could see it's back or something slightly above the brush, it had spiked hair. When it landed in the water it sounded like a 300+lb animal splash, it remained under water until it reached the other side of the slew, when it came out on land I couldn't see it. I then made a huge circle around the animal to try and cut it off in an ambush. I wasn't really scared because even though it was God knows what, I knew I scared it more. I mean I sneaked up less than 10ft of this thing and it had no clue I was even there until it winded me! Besides at that range a 12-gauge with that load of shot is like being shot 10 time with a AR-15 in one spot. A 12 gauge load like that can put a hole the size of your fist through a wild hog, that's an animal that has one of the toughest hides on the planet. There's nothing on this Earth that will survive very long with a rib cage shot from that load at that range. I knew this already, that's is why I give chase to animal.

Anyway I tried ambushing with no luck, I wanted to continue hunting it, but all I had was a small pocket light and it was only about 10-minutes before total darkness. Before I set out of the swamp I looked and found its tracks. I found K9 like tracks about 4-5" wide and 6-7" long, they were Bipedal tracks set about 6ft apart due to the animal running. There's a lot more to the story but I will leave it at this for now. I gathered enough info about this animal over the years that I'm convinced it can be hunted and killed. It walks on 2 legs and has K9 like feet, so it's what ever you want to call it. I just know it exist, and I see it more an animal than a monster!” - Kimberly Smith

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Join me as I welcome filmmaker and cryptid researcher Seth Breedlove to Arcane Radio. Seth has written, edited, produced and directed shorts and features about a variety of topics, but is best known for his production company and the films they've produced under the Small Town Monsters banner. Before film, Seth wrote for a number of websites, newspapers and magazines and learned some of the skills he employs as a director while working as a reporter. Seth has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs. Since 2013, Small Town Monsters has released 10 productions, including 'The Mothman of Point Pleasant', 'Boggy Creek Monster', 'Invasion on Chestnut Ridge', 'The Flatwoods Monster' and most recently 'The Bray Road Beast.' This should be a very informative and entertaining show! Join us this Friday, November 30th at 9PM ET / 6PM PT on ParanormalKing.com - Meet us in the chat room...just click the banner or go to www.paranormal.olicentral.com

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