Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The 2020 Forecast


Many readers have ask me to post my forecast for 2020. Possibly against my better judgement, I have decided to offer a few of my 'predictions' for the upcoming year. No domestic politics. Anyway, here we go:

- Last year, I thought that 2019 would signal the beginning of an unique open-mindedness to the future of our planet. In particular, how we view our relationship with EBEs and how environmental / climate changes directly affect that liaison. I believe that will continue, for the most part.

- Seismic & volcanic activity concerns me in the following areas: Eastern Caribbean, in particular the areas around the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The Gulf of Alaska also seems ripe for activity as well.

- An explosion of problems with deepfake technology is anticipated, especially in enterprise fraud. The increasing use of the cloud technology continues to change security. I believe that more simplified solutions are on the horizon. Let's hope that is the case.

- I do sense that several world leaders are in for a challenging 2020. This includes Vladimir Putin's hold on power. In fact, Russia may face major financial upheaval in the next 12 months. I also feel that there will be an increase of domestic unrest in China and Iran.

Several years ago, I sensed that there would be a continued increase of bizarre cryptid sightings and encounters. For the most part, that has panned out. Overall, things have gotten stranger! The world has experienced a vast array of unexplained anomalies during that period and I feel that this trend will continue. Let's hope more eyewitnesses come forward seeking answers. Lon

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

Deceased Uncle's Silhouette: Strange Early Incident at 2011 Chicago Winged Humanoid Location


Saturday, 22-Jul-95 07:25 AM GMT - This happened on April of 1990 just after my Uncle Lou died. We were coming home after a sad and pretty low time in my life; we were driving east bound down 63rd Street around Pulaski Road on Chicago's Southwest side. You see my Uncle and my mom grew up around the Saint Brennans parish in the community of Englewood when they were kids in and around the late twentys and the early thirtys. It was one of the things that told me deep down inside that my Uncle was in good hand with the Angels. You see also all his life he liked to fly airplanes and was a distinguished and honored pilot during WWII flying with the 95th Bomber squad. So that's how I knew everything was alright when I looked in the sky in which deep down someone really spiritual told me to look up I did in the Eastern sky around the area where both Mom and Uncle as we use to call him amongst our brothers. There it was. My Uncle Lou's silhoulette when I last seen him. I told my Mom and she looked up along with my brother and I pointed to the cloud formation that looked just like his silhoulette and then we all knew everything was OK but that still isn't the same as having my Uncle with us. MM

NOTE: This is the same location of the 1st reported Chicago winged humanoid sighting in 2011 (photos). Lon


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Strange Woman

“When I was living in Vancouver a couple of years ago (2017), I was walking to a friend's place downtown one night. It was about 8pm so it was darker outside, the streetlights were on. I turned down their street, it was in the quieter end of downtown, all housing down that street. In the distance I could see a woman walking toward me on the sidewalk very slowly. As I got closer, I noticed that after each step - she stopped. By the time I approached her I saw her pattern. One step - stop for 2 seconds. Step again - stop for 2 seconds. As I passed her on the sidewalk, she did not seem to notice me. I continued on, stopping back to look and she continued on in this fashion. It's important to note she did not look high or drunk, she was wearing nicer clothes and seemed to be dressed for the cooler evening.

I arrived at my friend's house who was outside having a smoke and I explained to them what I saw. She wanted to see for herself, and make sure the woman was okay so we walked back up and the woman was traipsing along in her slow, meditative pattern. My friend approached her and asked her if she was alright. No response, she did not acknowledge my friend in any way. Again she asked if we can help her at all, still nothing, as she continued her steps and stared straight ahead. My friend thought this woman was having some sort of episode and decided we should call the police. I was hesitant - this woman to me was just doing a sort of meditation perhaps? - but we called anyway. We were a bit concerned for her safety as she was even crossing streets without looking or stopping.

A policeman showed up and also tried to speak to the woman - she continued staring forward as if we were not there. The policeman even stepped in front of her, she simply turned slightly to go around. The officer said because she is not harming herself or others, there was not much he could do. My friend and I decided to just go home. I still wonder about her. Was this a form of meditation? performance art? did she receive devastating news and this was her way to cope? How far did she go...is she still going...is she okay? If anyone has any theories, or has ever heard of a process like this please let me know!” BC

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Strange Intuition

“I have had a lot of weird instances where I have seen "visions" or like I'm daydreaming about something before it happens. the most notable one that sticks out was when I was about 15, we were leaving Thunder over Louisville and had to walk about a block back to our car. There were people walking all over the streets and cars trying to pull out. We were all in a single line walking along the side of this road and I was walking up to a car parked with the engine running, horizontally in the grass facing the road with the lights on. All I could think of was this car pulling out and hitting us. THE feeling was so strong that I remember staring down the headlights like "stay" so when I got about halfway past the front of the car I kind of pushed my mom to make her move faster so that I could get out of the front of this car. No sooner did I get out of the way. the freaking car jerks forward and stops on top of this poor kid's foot that was behind me! The lady apparently meant to put her car in gear and was stepping on the gas instead of the break. The boy was luckily not badly hurt but the lady was so shocked at what had happened that some guy had to pull her out of the car so he could reverse of this kid's foot!” MA


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Facebook event announcement: Dave Scott - 'Spaced Out Radio' Host / Bigfoot Experiencer - Arcane Radio

This week I welcome Spaced Out Radio host & Bigfoot experiencer Dave Scott to Arcane Radio. Dav is the creator and host of Canada’s ‘Spaced Out Radio’, running Monday through Friday nights at www.spacedoutradio.com. A former radio journalist, Dave graduated with a diploma in Broadcast Communications from one of Canada’s top Broadcasting Schools, BCIT, in 1998. Dave then spent nearly 10 years in radio, mostly working in sports, before leaving the field to pursue other interests. Dave’s personal quest into the unknown started in December of 2011, when he had contact from what he calls The Angel of Death, that he saw in his mother’s eyes, which led to his first channeling experience. After this incident, Dave’s personal experiences started becoming more frequent. Paranormal experiences. Premonitions started coming true. A Bigfoot sighting with two of the creatures within 100 feet of him. UFOs started appearing anytime he wanted, even though Dave had no idea what “summoning” was. Personal sightings of five extraterrestrial species, one who he’s nicknamed ‘Carl’. On November 30th, 2014, Dave launched ‘Spaced Out Radio’. Dave’s near decade as a journalist helped him craft his style of interview, making it comfortable and personal for his guests and listeners alike. He looks at himself as one of the only trained and experienced radio journalists, who is also an multiple experiencer of the unknown. - This will be an informative and entertaining show! Join us this Friday, January 3rd at 9PM ET / 6PM PT on ParanormalKing.com or the direct link at Mixlr - Paranormal King - Meet us in the chat room...just click the banner or go to www.paranormal.olicentral.com

Become an 'Arcane Radio' patron. Please help support your favorite podcast - Go to Become An 'Arcane Radio' Patron and receive a 'thank you' gift! Lon

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Hey folks...I would just like to ask you to consider a donation to Phantoms & Monsters. Yes, I do receive some funds through books and advertising...but it is not always enough to cover expenses - which include my Google advertising costs (soliciting reports), Arcane Radio fees, research access to private databases, etc. If you are interested in helping out, you can use the PayPal donation buttons on the blog and newsletter or go directly to PayPal.com and use my email lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com as the recipient. You can also make a donation through Facebook Messenger. Thanks for your continued support. Lon




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PLEASE NOTE: Butch Witkowski, 'Cosmic' Ray Keller and I will be at the 'Paranormal SEARCH of Pennsylvania' meeting on Weds. January 8th at 7PM, located at 425 Prince St, Harrisburg, PA 17109 (Lower Paxton Township Municipal Center meeting room) - FREE - Stop by! Lon


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TODAY'S TOP LINKS

10 Strangest New Year's Eve Traditions

The Best UFO Lesson I Ever Had (A New Year’s Eve Anecdote)

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is Giving People Seizures

Bizarre and Scary Hairy Wildmen Of Native American Lore

Twelve Fascinating Finds Revealed in 2019

Tobias & Emily Wayland - ‘The Lake Michigan Mothman’ - Arcane Radio on Podbean

'Phantoms and Monsters' Daily Archive at Mix.com - Over 4K posts! - Updated and adding daily - Make sure to bookmark

'Phantoms and Monsters' Fortean Archive at Flipboard - Top Pre-2016 posts - Make sure to bookmark

Phantoms and Monsters / Arcane Radio on YouTube

Chicago & Regional Winged Humanoid / Flying Entity Sightings & Encounters

Chicago & Regional Winged Humanoid / Flying Entity Sightings & Encounters Interactive Map

PA Upright Canine/Dogman Witness Sightings Map

Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research / Pennsylvania Lycan Investigations / Bigfoot & Sasquatch / Upright Canines & Dogman

Todd Sees Investigation

Lon Strickler - Fortean Researcher / Author

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook

Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania's Unknown Creatures, Casebook 3

Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers: The Mysteries of the Hooked X

The Templar Mission to Oak Island and Beyond: Search for Ancient Secrets: The Shocking Revelations of a 12th Century Manuscript

America: Nation of the Goddess: The Venus Families and the Founding of the United States

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

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Black-Eyed Kids Confrontation Walking Home


I recently came across the following account:

This is an encounter I experienced in the summer of 2009.

I was born and raised in the plains of Texas, specifically in an area where black-eyed kids sightings are prevalent. I had heard the stories, tales, legends, whatever you want to call them since I was a young man but never truly believed them. The black-eyed kids was mainly something I entertained as a joke or something to get a rise out of people. This changed in the summer of 2009.

It was a warm night in June. I was up late, around 2 am, as I typically liked to stay up late, especially in the summer since it would stay fairly warm even after the sun went down. I had just run up to the store to grab a big fountain drink and was returning into my house through the backdoor when I was approached by two children, a boy and a girl. I was very startled once I realized they were there since I wasn't expecting to encounter anyone in my backyard so late at night. The little boy asked "Could we come in? We need to use the phone, we are lost." This is when I noticed the blackness of their eyes. Both of them had eyes so black they were like pits. This is also when my heart sank, I couldn't believe I was actually seeing them. That they were there right in front of me. As I mentioned before I had heard the legends of the black-eyed children most of my life, so there was no way I was going to let them in my house. I darted in the backdoor and locked it as quickly as I could. Once I was inside I ran upstairs and flipped on the lights to try and see if they were still outside. Thankfully by then, they were gone. I had so much adrenaline pumping by that point though that I grabbed a weapon and began searching the house and making sure all doors and windows were locked.

It took me hours to get to sleep that night and it's an encounter that will stay with me for the rest of my life. These entities took the form of something most people view as innocent, weak, mild and try to trick unsuspecting people to do God knows what with or to them. I am just glad my reflexes kicked in and I was able to live to tell the tale. PM

The witness later followed up:

The boy was wearing a black jacket and shorts with a white shirt and a rope tie. The little girl was wearing a black dress and high white socks. I don't remember any hairstyle specifically, but their overall appearance was dark (it was dark outside as well) so I think both of their hair colors were black.

The Black Eyed Children and Leprechaun Press

Strange Intruders and Leprechaun Press

BEK (Black Eyed Kids Phenomenon): The Boy At The Door

Phantoms & Monsters: Unexplained Encounters

Phantoms & Monsters: Mysterious Encounters

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

The 'Evert Ghost Photo'




In Ohio, on February 2001, young Zach Evert got his driver's license. Diane Evert, his mother, was eager to document his first day of being a licensed driver and she had him pull their truck out of the back of the garage so she could get some pictures and share them with family members. Zach got in and backed up his pick-up truck as Diane snapped images with her 35 millimetre camera. She waved to him as he drove off to the gas station to get his first oil change. She never though anything of it. About a week later, she had the roll of film developed and was putting them in order for placement in the family photo album. Zach was interested in seeing how he looked in the truck and so he grabbed the pictures and immediately noticed something strange in one of them.

“He asked me, who was in the truck?” Diane recalled. “I said, What? What are you talking about? What truck? He said, 'Well, the day I got my driver's license and got the oiled changed on my truck.' I said, 'Well, there wasn't anybody in there.' And he, said, 'Well, look at the picture, there's somebody sitting next to me.' I said, 'That's impossible, I took the pictures. I saw you back out of the garage and go down the street to the gas station by yourself, there wasn't anybody in it.' So I looked at the picture and, sure enough, there's somebody sittin next to Zach in the front seat but not the day he went to get the oil changed, in the picture.”

Upon inspection, there does appear to be what looks like a person sitting next to Zach in the truck. Eric Haney and Scott Wells of the Ohio based Munroe Falls Paranormal Society investigated the image. They went to the location and took measurements, spoke to all the witnesses and even examined the truck. They also had the picture checked over by an image specialist. Ultimately they ruled out reflection from a nearby tree, double exposure and photoshop shenanigans. Haney, who was skeptical at first, became convinced that the photograph was genuine.

Assuming that it was a spirit, Haney and Wells decided to find out about any car accidents that may have happened in that area of Ohio though but they found nothing. “The area had a couple of car accidents but nothing that seemed to be related or relevant to the picture,” Wells noted. Diane may have offered a clue as to the identity of the passenger: “When my husband got this truck, it was used... four wheel drive. It was perfect... extra vehicle. The front left end of the truck was damaged. It wasn't severely, but it was damaged so that you know it hit SOMETHING.”

Curiously, everybody seems to have their own interpretations of the figure sitting beside Zach in the truck. Some of Zach's friends believed that it looked like a Confederate Colonel from the Civil War, while others believed that it looked like Zach's little sister, Kara, or even Zach himself wearing a fur coat. Diane has ruled this out. Eric Haney and Scott Wells believed that the figure is a small child of about 11 or 12 years of age.

One strange thing that happened on the night the image was taken, Zach had agreed to help his friend move. On the way home, he narrowly missed getting into an accident. Diane is convinced that the figure sitting beside Zach was a guardian angel.

The Evert photo was featured in the Pilot Episode of 'Mysterious Midwest' which aired in 2009 titled 'Ghost Rider'.

Source: Munroe Falls Paranormal Society, Mysterious Midwest Ghost Rider (SE01-EP01) (original air-date 2009). Published on 6 Feb 2012


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Facebook event announcement: Dave Scott - 'Spaced Out Radio' Host / Bigfoot Experiencer - Arcane Radio

This week I welcome Spaced Out Radio host & Bigfoot experiencer Dave Scott to Arcane Radio. Dav is the creator and host of Canada’s ‘Spaced Out Radio’, running Monday through Friday nights at www.spacedoutradio.com. A former radio journalist, Dave graduated with a diploma in Broadcast Communications from one of Canada’s top Broadcasting Schools, BCIT, in 1998. Dave then spent nearly 10 years in radio, mostly working in sports, before leaving the field to pursue other interests. Dave’s personal quest into the unknown started in December of 2011, when he had contact from what he calls The Angel of Death, that he saw in his mother’s eyes, which led to his first channeling experience. After this incident, Dave’s personal experiences started becoming more frequent. Paranormal experiences. Premonitions started coming true. A Bigfoot sighting with two of the creatures within 100 feet of him. UFOs started appearing anytime he wanted, even though Dave had no idea what “summoning” was. Personal sightings of five extraterrestrial species, one who he’s nicknamed ‘Carl’. On November 30th, 2014, Dave launched ‘Spaced Out Radio’. Dave’s near decade as a journalist helped him craft his style of interview, making it comfortable and personal for his guests and listeners alike. He looks at himself as one of the only trained and experienced radio journalists, who is also an multiple experiencer of the unknown. - This will be an informative and entertaining show! Join us this Friday, January 3rd at 9PM ET / 6PM PT on ParanormalKing.com or the direct link at Mixlr - Paranormal King - Meet us in the chat room...just click the banner or go to www.paranormal.olicentral.com

Become an 'Arcane Radio' patron. Please help support your favorite podcast - Go to Become An 'Arcane Radio' Patron and receive a 'thank you' gift! Lon

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Hey folks...I would just like to ask you to consider a donation to Phantoms & Monsters. Yes, I do receive some funds through books and advertising...but it is not always enough to cover expenses - which include my Google advertising costs (soliciting reports), Arcane Radio fees, research access to private databases, etc. If you are interested in helping out, you can use the PayPal donation buttons on the blog and newsletter or go directly to PayPal.com and use my email lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com as the recipient. You can also make a donation through Facebook Messenger. Thanks for your continued support. Lon




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TODAY'S TOP LINKS

Human Gene-Editing Scientist Gets 3 Years in Chinese Prison

10 Signs That Earth's Climate Is Off the Rails

Strange Cases of Mysterious Days of Darkness

The Mysterious Giant Drones of Colorado Have Spread to Nebraska

The Salem witch trials: what life was like for women

Tobias & Emily Wayland - ‘The Lake Michigan Mothman’ - Arcane Radio on Podbean

'Phantoms and Monsters' Daily Archive at Mix.com - Over 4K posts! - Updated and adding daily - Make sure to bookmark

'Phantoms and Monsters' Fortean Archive at Flipboard - Top Pre-2016 posts - Make sure to bookmark

Phantoms and Monsters / Arcane Radio on YouTube

Chicago & Regional Winged Humanoid / Flying Entity Sightings & Encounters

Chicago & Regional Winged Humanoid / Flying Entity Sightings & Encounters Interactive Map

PA Upright Canine/Dogman Witness Sightings Map

Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research / Pennsylvania Lycan Investigations / Bigfoot & Sasquatch / Upright Canines & Dogman

Todd Sees Investigation

Lon Strickler - Fortean Researcher / Author

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS

The Gods Never Left Us

Strange Pennsylvania Monsters

Mojave Mysteries (Desert Paranormal Series) (Volume 1)

Nightmare in the Woods: One Family's True, Strange and Terrifying Encounter with Bigfoot in the Northeastern United States

The Sociopath Next Door

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

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