Friday, August 30, 2019

'Owlman' Twice Encountered in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

I recently received a telephone call from 'DF' who lives on his farm with his family near Freeport, PA in Armstrong County, PA.

On October 11, 2013 at approximately 5:30 PM, DF was in his recording studio (a separate building on the property). A client was playing the piano at the time. DF walked to the adjoining kitchen to get a glass of water. When he looked out the window he noticed a large winged being descending from the sky. He described it as an 'owlman' with wide feathered wings that had a longer feather spaced 6-7 inches along the bottom edge of the wings. The head was round with large black circular eyes, small owl-like ears and a short hooked beak. The body was 5 foot in height and shaped like that of a human with legs, ending in 3-toed talon feet. The feathered body was light to dark tan. The wingspan was 18-20 feet. It was a huge and impressive sight.

The winged being seemed to be drawn by the piano music, in DF's opinion. It landed briefly near the back of the studio, then flapped its wings 3 times and quickly ascended into the sky. He mentioned the sighting to his wife and children, who said that he should report the encounter.

A few days later, DF was once again in the recording studio. There was another client playing a piano. As DF briefly stepped outside, he noticed the same winged being descending near the studio. This time it must have seen DF, then it quickly flew away.

DF is a bit old-school and didn't have a cellphone with him at that time. But he did sketch the winged being after each occasion (displayed below). After 6 years, he was finally convinced to come forward with his sighting. Any further information will be added to this report. Lon



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Bigfoot Encounter in West Tennessee Cornfield


This sighting happened about 12 years ago at my grandparents house in the middle of the summer. I grew up and still live in a very rural part of west Tennessee on a farm surrounded by fields and woods. There are about 5 wildlife reserves within 15-20 minutes of my house if that says anything about how far in the boonies this sighting took place.

It was the middle of the summer and I had invited some friends over to spend the night, so about 8 of us saw this and we were all between the ages of 10 and 12. We had spent our whole day playing at the creek and climbing trees that night at about 10 or 11 we decided to go sit in the front yard and talk so we wouldn’t wake anyone in the house up by being loud. We had been outside for a while and noticed that my grandparent's dogs, who had been sitting with us, had disappeared from the front yard and we were no longer hearing any of the normal insect noise that occurs in the south during the summer. The field across the road from the house was planted with corn and we started to hear something moving through the corn. It started getting louder and closer and we heard what sounded like grunting or someone breathing heavy. It was a full moon so we could easily see everything that was in the yard and the field which was only about 20 yards from where we were sitting at the time. We heard what sounded like a scream as something came through the corn across from us at which point we all took off running for the house leaving everything in the front yard.

As we ran inside I looked over my shoulder and saw what I can only describe as a huge hairy man. His head was level with the top of the corn which at this point in the summer was about 7 foot tall. When we got inside we all looked at each other with disbelief and asked each other what it was and agreed not to talk about it anymore. After this encounter we would not go out at night anymore.

I grew up hunting and spending all of my free time outdoors. I know the animals and sounds that are native to this area and this wasn’t one of them. I still to this day feel like there is something there when I visit the house and try not to stay outside too long at night. KW


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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Possible Bigfoot Encounter in Hoosier National Forest, Indiana


The following account was referred to me by a reader in Indiana:

I distance hike when I can. Sometimes this means getting up early, or staying out late, to get as many miles in as possible. Sometimes, walking in the pitch dark with a low light headlamp gets spooky.

I grew up in the woods of this area. I’ve slept under our canopy of stars more nights than I can count. I’ve trekked thousands of miles of trail, river bank, lake shore, ridge, bottoms, bogs, and creeks. I’ve hunted the game. I’m establishing this because it’s important you understand what I heard, seen, and smelled about all this region has to offer in the way of wilderness.

My scariest experience though happened at about 0430 in the morning in Hoosier National Forest, Indiana. It was late spring, so the first morning light wouldn’t be visible in the tree tops for another 30-45 minutes; another hour past that until sunrise. I was on mile five.

I’m in a low bottom that’s wedged between two steep ridges. The trail I’m on was narrow, muddy, and completely hemmed in by thick underbrush, young maple, and old oak growth. I’m focused on the small light from my headlamp, just one step after the other, zoned out. Then I heard a loud CRACK! And I froze solid. This is the part I have trouble describing. 0430 in springtime means I’m the only thing making noise. No birds chirping, nothing. Dead quiet.

Mid-step I froze. When fight or flight kicks in you have these immediate instinctive thoughts. The thought that instantly flashed in my mind as I stood there balancing myself into silence was, “If I hear that again, I’m turning around, and I’m going back the way I came in a hurry.” Why? Because that sound was not a branch breaking. It wasn’t deadfall. It wasn’t a widow maker. I was damn sure I had just heard something intentional. Hearing it twice, well, that meant get outta here. To describe it as best I can, it sounded like a decent sized wooden stick being violently whacked against a smallish tree. More a fungo bat sized stick, than a baseball bat. The distinction in my head being that this sound was a crack, and not a thud or thump. And I have described it as, “explosive,” in the past because it was so sudden, and so terribly loud. I had the sense that it was about fifty yards directly in front of me, and it was loud, and clear.

Now, as I stood there, completely spooked, I realized the soon-to-be worst part of my situation. I knew where the sound came from. And I knew where the trail went. In about thirty yards, I was going to come to a 180 degree turn and start up the ridge going away from the creek. This meant, as soon as I got the courage to move towards this noise, I was going to have to turn my back to it, and get up that ridge. This made me very nervous. My heads somewhere between meth fiend murder, and Bigfoot bludgeoning.

Minutes pass. I just breathe my foggy breath into my glasses, and listen. Nothing. Dead quiet. I’ve got about 20-30 minutes until first light. I crank up the headlamp, and start to slowly creep to the 180 turn. When you wear a headlamp in the woods at night, every tree branch in front of you casts a big black moving shadow on the trail. It didn’t help. I get to the turn, and quickly make the bend. I’m moving pretty fast at this point. Trying to be quiet. Taking tiny, shallow breaths so I can listen while humping it up the trail.

And then I smell it. A stench hits me that I can’t describe. I just imagined wet, rotten, death. I’ve actually worked scenes where humans have expired in a past life as a firefighter. This was like days old decomposition, but it just smelled, strange.

I kept walking fast. By the time I made the top of that ridge, I was huffing, and the first light was showing. I didn’t stop moving until full light was out, and the birds were chirping.

I’ve heard it all in our woods. I’ve smelled it all. I’m telling you, I don’t know what the hell that was. Deadfall, and especially leafed out branches, make a lot of noise on the way down. I’ve heard it many times. RB

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Tall Black Entity Mimics Eyewitness


I recently found the following account:

I live in a small town in the UK, and this happened several years ago, when I was around 11/12 so early adolescence, I’m 19 now and a female I should add. It was around 9pm at night and in the winter and it gets dark around 6/7pm usually. So again around 9pm I’m leaving my grandma's house which at the time was just a street away from mine, and this being the street that this took place on. I get around to the street and because it’s a road with houses on either side and a hill when you walk onto it you’ve got a clear sight of the whole place and even though it is dark it’s lit up by street lamps all the way down so not too menacing, but in short I could see no one was on the street. So I chose a pathway and start making my way down the street, and about 3 houses down I notice that a tall person is standing directly parallel to me, almost like he appeared from nowhere. This scared the sh*t out of me and I stopped walking and just looked at him.

He was facing away from me looking down the street towards the bottom of the hill, but his head was hung and he was looking at the pavement as if he was asleep standing up. He was wearing all black from what I can tell and had his hood up. I think I remember trying to make a weird “are you okay” conversation. When I get scared I have weird ways of trying to rationalise it in the moment I was hoping he would say “oh yeah I’m fine I’m drunk” or whatever and walk into a nearby house. Instead he didn’t react except for opening his mouth and throwing up this thick black tar looking substance. It was A LOT and it made a slap noise against the concrete and it really tripped me out. Then after that he turned his head towards me really slowly, he like bent his neck and kept his body still if you can imagine that, but I couldn’t see his face, his hood was giving a grim reaper effect.

That was officially a big 'nope' and I didn’t know what else to do besides just carry on walking down the street, so I did and to my horror when I looked across the street he was copying me and walking down the street at my pace. It sounds stupid but I stopped again I’m not sure exactly why I was hoping he’d carry on walking but he stopped as well. So I started to sprint and so did he at the exact same pace once again, and at this point I started accepting that something was going to happen to me and I stopped again. This time however the tall figure carried on sprinting down the hill and I watched as it sped up so freakishly fast that he cleared the street in around 5 seconds. He got to a main road at the end and I’m on my knees because my legs gave up on me I was so frightened. He let out this scream and imagine the most robotic but human scream you can, like loud but the same pitch, then it scattered away down the main road.

I’m not gonna pretend I know what it is, I’m open to any interpretation. AA

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Terrifying & Dark Abduction Scenario

“I had in abduction type scenario happened while I was in jail. I was being projected fairy tale stories as well (referring to other abductees who claimed that they were shown cartoon characters during their abduction experiences) but I broke through them and saw what was happening. There were three grey aliens behind a 2-way mirror, I was in a cell-like room with normal men attaching wires to my head and these greys were projecting these images on me. As I tried to look away, my head hummed with such intensity that it hurt and I had to look back toward them. They seemed angry that I had broken through and saw them. One of them was so intensely creepy and was more toward the front of the other 2 and on the left of them, this grey alien looked so old, that's the only way I can describe it, is it looked ancient. Its head was enormous and a very long skinny taper down to its chin. But they were projecting the images on what appeared to be a flat screen like television on the bunk above me. I also saw many biblical things in these visions/movie. What was odd about them, not that they weren't odd already, was there was audio with the movie and I could still hear. This audio played - I looked around the jail cell at everything as it was supposed to be. Then when I looked back, the movie was still playing as if I were watching an actual film. The fairy tale I remember being projected the strongest was Hansel and Gretel. Was honestly terrifying and dark.” SD



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