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Newly Compiled Humanoid Encounters


A few more newly compiled humanoid accounts from the database of Albert S. Rosales:

Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Date: 2002
Time: night

The witness was a security guard working in a big fenced in yard in a rural area. One night he was getting ready to go to the restroom in the main building. One minute he was walking and the next he was in front of four, what he called “Bird People” that stood about 4 feet tall. Their face was humanoid, but sort of a combination between human and bird. Their bodies were shaped like a bird, but their faces were different. It was flat gray, their eyes were slit-like and the nose was kind of hooked like a bird’s, they had small mouths. They were standing apart and they were four of them and they stared at the witness as he stared at them. His next memory was of walking towards the restroom, he does not recall seeing the entities leave. The next night he was sitting in his patrol car as he always did when he heard a beautiful sound, between a bird and a human. It was like they were “singing” to him. It seems as they knew he had acknowledge them and they had acknowledged him. It was an enchanting melody, according to the witness.

Source: Coast to Coast – May 13 2006, transcribed by Jamie Brian

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Location: Kandahar region, Afghanistan
Date: 2002
Time: unknown

A United States special forces unit was supposedly operating in a remote area on a mission to find a patrol with which they had lost radio contact and aid if they were in danger. The team was making its way along a goat path when they allegedly noticed that the ground was littered with bones and a piece of what ominously appeared to be broken communications equipment, as well as large, heavy rocks that looked as if they had been arranged into patterns by hand. It was claimed that as the unit examined these stone patterns and the piece of smashed equipment they were suddenly confronted by a creature with long red hair and a shaggy beard, that stood a truly enormous 12 to 15-feet in height. The towering, humanoid beast reportedly carried a long, pike-like weapon of some kind which it used to promptly stab one of the men and the rest of the team immediately opened fire on it, managing to apparently kill it. The entire violent episode only lasted around 30-seconds. It is then claimed that a military helicopter was sent to retrieve the body of the creature but was unable to, due to its massive size. One of the witnesses would say:

It was too big, we couldn’t move it, it smelled worse than a skunk – a corpse that’s been around for a while. The communication was sent out that we had a very large, possibly human creature.

One C-130 pilot later claimed that he helped when the corpse of what has come to be known as the Kandahar Giant was eventually moved to a military base in Ohio, and that it was revealed to be a humanoid creature that measured 12 feet long and weighed approximately 1,100 pounds. What happened to the alleged body after that is anyone’s guess. Witnesses claimed that they were later ordered to alter their reports on the engagement to remove all mention of the giant they had encountered, and that the government had gone to great lengths to cover it all up. As to what the creature could have been, those who believe the story point to the fact that its description matches up very well with a legendary race of giants written of in the Bible which are called the Nephilim, and are described as often carrying lances as weapons.

Source: http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/02/bizarre-encounters-with-the-weird-in-the-middle-east-wars/

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Location: Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico
Date: early January 2003
Time: 02:30 a.m.

Delfino Garcia Zarate was at his post as security guard at the Technical Secondary school # 98 Mariano Escobedo and was making the rounds in the patio area when he heard a strong sound resembling a bird moving its wings at a very high rate of speed. Curious he looked up in the direction from which the sound originated and was able to see a hairy man-like figure with two huge dark wings. Terrified he ran into the school and hid in one of the schoolrooms until the morning. Around the same time a woman living in the Unidad Puerta Grande suburb was out in her back patio washing some dishes when she also heard a loud thrashing sound overhead, at first she thought it could had been an eagle and looked up but was surprised to see a hairy man-like figure floating overhead on a pair of huge wings, terrified she also ran into the house. Also around the same time in Cocolapam suburb a man and his son were repairing the TV antenna on their roof when they noticed a winged creature, gray and hairy in appearance that was approaching their location from a northerly direction, the winged humanoid glided on a pair of huge wings and quickly disappeared from sight. Another woman reported being awake around 3:00 a.m. taking a shower when she looked out the bathroom window in the direction of nearby Cerro De Escamela was surprised to see a huge winged dark creature resembling some type of prehistoric being gliding slowly over the area. Others in nearby Cerro Del Borrego have seen a similar winged creature.

Source: El Durmiente de Orizaba, El Hombre Alado

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Location: Florida, exact location not given
Date: January 27 2003
Time: night

The witness was asleep in bed with her boyfriend when she suddenly awoke and looked at the doorway and noticed two creatures that were “squishy” in appearance. They were dark colored and about three feet tall. By her bedside there was another creature, which was very tall, thin, and large yellow eyes, it was grayish to almost lime-green in color. Terrified she pulled the covers over her head, but suddenly she did not feel afraid anymore. She then felt very confused and does not know if she left her bed, she could not speak. At one point she was lying on her stomach and something was being inserted in her rectum. When her fear returned a creature that was somehow made to appear human comforted her telling her not to be afraid that she would not be hurt. The tall creature seemed very comforting towards the witness; he stood over her, patted her on her head and mentally told her that they were not done. Soon she found herself back on her bed, very scared and confused.

Source: http://www.greatdreams.com/

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Upright Canine Encounter After Possible UFO Incident


I recently came across the following account:

It was early June of 2016 in Southern New York, and three friends – Jamie, Dan and an unnamed witness, decided to go camping on a mountain. Apparently they did not know if they were technically allowed to do this, but there are a lot of fire pits in the area and so they did it anyway. They set up their tent and got their fire going, and just sat there having ‘a few beers and bitching about our women’. All of a sudden, the woods became completely silent – ‘you couldn’t even hear crickets’ – and it apparently felt like there was a lightning storm because static electricity could be felt in the air. The hairs on the back of the unnamed witness’ neck stood up. According to Jamie ‘the air was humming’.

Immediately after this, there was a deep bass noise and a light flashed up in the distance and illuminated the whole forest. ‘It looked like when a real big firework explodes for the first few seconds, but it lasted for about a minute before it split up into 3 or 4 other lights and shot back down into the trees. We could see the lights glowing out in the woods and then there was a big gust of wind and it was gone. Everything smelled like it had just rained but it never did.’

The witnesses didn’t know what to do, but decided that it was likely just a meteor and so went back to talking amongst themselves. At about 02:00, they decided to go to sleep. The unnamed witness and Jamie slept in a tent but Dan decided to sleep by the fire. Roughly an hour later, the witnesses are woken up by Dan shaking them and saying that there was ‘something big’ watching the camp. The creature was about 50 ft away from the fire according to Dan, and he apparently thought that it might have been a bear, but it was standing on two legs and bobbing backwards and forwards as if trying to get a better look at him. While Dan was talking to the witnesses about this, all three of them heard a loud scream that apparently sounded like ‘a pig being slaughtered’, but was deeper and made the witnesses’ ears ring. Apparently three or four more creatures came running towards the campsite, as the embers from the fire kicked up and landed on the tent. The Dogmen kept running up to the tent and then promptly running back into the woods.

‘Every once in a while one of them would scream again and pull on one of the tent poles, dragging the whole tent a foot or two.’ By now the whole tent was collapsing on one side and the witnesses were screaming as loud as they could. Suddenly everything went quiet again and the witnesses ran towards their truck as fast as they could and hit the gas. When they were just about to leave, they saw one of the Dogmen illuminated in the road by the truck headlights. At this point, the witnesses attempted to ‘gun it’ and drive the vehicle straight past the creature, but it then straightened up and puffed up its chest. The witness estimates that the creature was around 8 ft tall and had dark grey all over its body except for the front, where the hair was white or yellow. The face looked like that of a dog ‘but not really’. Apparently, the witness knows what bigfoot looks like and this was different.

The Dogman didn’t even move when the witnesses drove at it, and they had to swerve the truck around it to avoid running it over. They drove back down the mountain and parked the truck in a gas company parking lot, and considered telling the local police but were discouraged because they didn’t know if they were camping somewhere that they shouldn’t have been. In the morning, after the witnesses had sobered up, they drove back to the campsite to find that their property had vanished, including the tent and the cooler.

Source: https://paranormal-world.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Case_Files with permission from the writer

NOTE: I believe I know in what general area this occurred. Pennsylvania Lycan Investigations as received at least 2 other upright canine sightings in southern New York in the past. The first was in the Fall 2000 - reddish, orange eyes - grasping something while eating. Location given only as Tioga County, NY. The other was reported in April 2016 - Family as been stalked by large animal that growls like canine - pet missing - other incidents over several weeks. Location given only as Broome County, NY. As far as these beings exiting UFOs, it wouldn't surprise me. I have had other well-documented cases where other cryptids have been seen exiting UFOs or have been reported during UFO sightings / encounters. Lon

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A Scary Night Near Mount Hood


I recently found the following account:

The scariest story I have is about a night deep in the Oregon woods. I’ll preface this by giving my background, not as a brag or anything, just to show that my outdoor and survival bonafides are there. I’m 37, I’ve literally spent over 5 total years alone in the woods. Camping and hiking. I’ve went months without ever even talking to another human being. I’ve taken every class or training you can imagine in identifying animals, especially threatening ones that can kill me. I have walked most of the Appalachian Trail barefoot. I have spent weeks in varying wilderness areas across the US and Canada. I know what a mountain lion sounds like, whether it’s mating, scared, communicating...whatever. I know what foxes, bobcats, owls and varying birds, moose, elk, deer, varying weasels, bison, bugs, sheep, bear, and everything in between sounds like. When you have a hobby like I do and spend every free second alone in the woods, you have to know sounds. It’s absolutely imperative to know if something is close by that wants to eat you. Again, I only say all this because it’s inevitable every time I tell one of my stories, at least one person is going to say “nah dude, it’s just a fox, they scream like bloody murder”...yeah, I know!

I’ve had 3 or 4 sounds that scared me that don’t match any animal living in North America. There was only one that made me leave camp early and go back to civilization. This time, I was actually doing a buddy camp with my oldest friend. He is the same age, and has more experience in the woods than I do. We met up in Oregon for a two week camp in the vicinity of Mt. Hood National Park. We were well off the beaten path, no people or civilization anywhere near us. One night late, at our camp setup, he and I were sitting by a fire, just bullshitting and reminiscing. It’s also important to note we were sober. I do occasionally drink, and I do occasionally smoke cannabis, but never on these trips. Your sobriety and level head can be the difference between life and death out there. As we talked, from maybe 300 yards or so away, down in a ravine, we heard a howl/growl/scream that persisted for several minutes. It literally vibrated our heads, that’s how powerful it was. It was guttural, and booming. The only way I’ve ever been able to describe it, is imagine a huge horror movie with a limitless budget. Imagine some huge, powerful demon. Now, imagine in that movie, that demon is somehow defeated and sent back to hell. Imagine the demon’s scream of agony and anger as it’s dragged back to where it came from. It was fucking terrible. Two grown men, with decades of experience, both of us carrying firearms for protection, firearms that if need be, could take down a 1000 pound bear, in hysteric tears, clinging to each other frantically deciding what to do.

We made it until the first signs of day, and booked our asses back to our checkpoint and got the hell out of, not just the area, but Oregon completely. - 5mh

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Blog Comments

Hey folks...on a conditional basis, I'm going to start allowing comments on the blog. Be advised: if it starts to become a problem I will discontinue the comment accessibility. Please...no spam or links. No profanity. My tolerance level is low, so productive comments are advised. Thanks...Lon

Experiences of High Strangeness


About a year or so ago, I asked my readers to send their possible alien related experiences in order to aid in my research for my upcoming book. The following account is one of many that was forwarded to me:

My personal experiences are the following:

One December night in 1957 when I was six years old and living in Jupiter, Florida I saw a face peering in my ground floor bedroom window. There was a lighted lamp in front of the window and it illuminated the face peering in. The face was that of what I would much later learn to be that of a typical 'Grey alien'; a long, oval grey face with no visible nose or ears, but with large black almond shaped eyes. I saw the face for about ten or fifteen seconds before it moved down and away. I was scared and had trouble getting to sleep. I never told anyone about it because I rationalized that it was probably just a neighbor kid wearing an old Halloween mask fooling around, and because I did not think I would be believed. Of course in 1957 the 'alien Grey' appearance was not in the public consciousness so I did not associate my experience to be one with an alien entity. I have no idea what I saw or if I truly saw something because I was only six years old and perhaps I imagined the whole thing or I experienced a 'sleep paralysis' related type of event. Nonetheless it is curious that I believe I saw what I now know to be a Grey alien face rather than say a 1950's science fiction or horror movie trope face such as a 'robot from outer space' face or the face of Frankenstein's monster because I had no idea what a Grey alien was in 1957.

One moonless night in July of 1970 a friend and I were on the beach in Westhampton Beach, NY. We had been on the beach for about an hour and our eyes were accustomed to the night sky. It was a fairly clear night sky considering that most summer nights on the east end of Long Island tend to be foggy or cloudy. We had seen both commercial and military aircraft in the sky that night, in 1970 the Air Force base in Westhampton trained fighter pilots for Vietnam and also operated search-and-rescue airplanes and helicopters, so we were very familiar with what lights normally appeared that night. We were facing south towards the ocean. All of a sudden I noticed a very bright white light to the west, my right, about 30 degrees over the horizon, roughly 2-3 miles out to sea and about 8-10 miles to the west. I knew it was 8-10 miles away because it was in line with a lighthouse I knew to be in that location. I poked my friend who was on my left side and said, "Hey, what's that white light in the sky to the right?". Almost as soon as my friend turned his head to look where I had indicated the white light moved at an incredible speed in a straight line to a spot over the ocean about 2-3 miles out and almost directly in front of us and still about 30 degrees over the water and it just stopped and hovered there. We both started laughing and simultaneously said words to the effect of, "Holy s***, that's a UFO we're looking at!" The light cast no beam and was the whitest light I have ever seen. At the time I thought it looked like a 10+ million candlepower driving light that did not cast a beam just sitting in the sky. The light hovered there for a few seconds and,after a slight movement back towards the west, in the blink of an eye it continued to the east in a straight line and once again stopped and hovered at a point that I calculated to be off of one of the beaches in East Hampton about 12-15 miles away. It hovered there for about another 2-3 seconds before shooting 90 degrees straight up at an unbelievable speed and disappearing. Our entire sighting lasted less than 10 seconds during which time the light hovered for about 8 seconds and moved 20-25 miles horizontally and God knows how many miles vertically. Tangentially, I was watching THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW one night in the late 1960's or early 1970's when his on-air sidekick Arthur Treacher casually mentioned that over the weekend he had visited Westhampton Beach and witnessed a UFO land on the beach in front of the hotel where he was staying. Much audience laughter and many jokes about his drinking. Additionally, the flight path of the UFO I mention in this story was exactly that of the one taken by TWA flight 800 in 1986 albeit at a much lower altitude. When I first heard about TWA 800 and recalled how incredibly fast the light I saw in 1970 had shot straight up before disappearing I thought to myself that if the light I saw in 1970 had any mass it would have totally obliterated any object in its path.

One night in 1994 I was driving my wife and three sons back from a trip to upstate NY to our home in Manhasset, Long Island. It had been a long trip and it was about midnight. Everyone in the car was asleep, or so I thought. About two blocks away from our suburban home I glanced to my left for about 2-3 seconds and saw what looked to me like the right tail corner of a huge black triangle, its edges lit by an untold number of multicolored lights. Judging by the piece of it I saw the triangle must have been at least a thousand feet long and cruising at just above treetop level at around 30 MPH right down the middle of the well populated street parallel to the one we were on. It's impossible, I thought, my eyes must be tired from driving and watching car lights for five hours! I continued home and was in my garage two minutes later. When we were getting our boys out of the car my seven year old looked at me and said, "Daddy, what were those bright lights over the trees on Bonnie Heights Road?". I was shaken, but told him it was nothing and that he was probably just dreaming and thought he was awake. Now that he's older we often speculate about what we saw.

On the night of 8/18/14 at our house in Southampton, NY my wife called out to me in our bedroom from the adjoining bathroom. "Look at that orange light in the eastern sky!". I went out onto the eastern facing, second floor porch off our master bedroom. To the southeast I saw a glowing, dull orange colored bell shaped object traveling very slowly from the east to the west seemingly parallel to the beaches of Southampton Village 3 miles to the south. The orange glowing object was shaped exactly like the Liberty Bell and about the size of a small plane such as a Cessna, not that it looked like an aircraft at all just that it was roughly Cessna sized if the Cessna was somehow reshaped into a bell shape. There was no sound. As I had recently seen quite a few Fourth of July celebrations I knew what both fireworks and, more importantly, floating Chinese paper lanterns looked like and the object we saw looked like neither of them. It traveled much faster than a Chinese lantern carried by the wind would and much slower than the stall speed of light aircraft, about 50-60 MPH. It wasn't very high in the sky, perhaps 300 feet. I remember thinking how the village would be abuzz tomorrow with talk of the previous night's orange bell, but I never heard anyone ever talk about it! By this time my wife had joined me on the porch and we watched the object move at a consistent speed to the west until our view to the south was obscured by large group of very tall trees close by our property. I reported the sighting to MUFON, case #59187. We did not wish to be interviewed, but I did exchange several emails about the sighting with the MUFON investigator. Several months later I saw online that our case was reported in the MUFON Journal. I much later saw what might have been the object we saw in a YouTube video shot by another Long Islander on the same night, but in a location about 30-40 miles west of us. It might still be online.

Thanks for the chance for me to revisit my episodes of high strangeness and to compile them all for the first time.

Lastly, and for what it's worth, my opinion of my encounters is that reality is not only far more complex than traditional science recognizes it to be, but also that its true nature may be beyond the capability of the human mind to fully comprehend.

Keep up your excellent research and reporting and may good health be your constant companion.

Sincerely, EB

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