Friday, January 31, 2020

Close Encounters / Abductions in Rural Illinois Community


I recently came across the following account:

I'll preface by saying that I live in a small town in the Illinois of about 300 people. Basically the middle of nowhere. I can remember my mother telling a story when I was younger that has stuck with me since. My father was an over the road truck driver, so he wasn't around much. That left my mother to pretty much raise my little brother, little sister and me on her own.

One night she was awoken by a bright light shining through her bedroom window. She said it was as if someone had parked their car and directly turned their bright headlights on pointing toward her bedroom window. Her first instinct was to get up and check on us kids. She had noticed that the bright light wasn't confined to her bedroom, as it was shining through every window in our house. She saw that I was accounted for, as was my little sister, but she couldn't find my little brother, who was about 3 at the time. She's scouring the house and finally sees him in our laundry room, opening the back door that leads to our backyard. And as soon as he opens the door, the brilliant light shines in...and she wakes up.

She's accepting that this was all a dream, when her eyes begin to focus on the dark of her bedroom. She sees a small figure at the foot of her bed. As she sits up to see what exactly it is, it scampers off into the darkness of our house. Then she wakes up again. A dream in a dream she's telling herself. Later that day, she's hanging up laundry and conversing with our neighbor woman, who asks her a question.

"Did you guys have a party late last night?"

"No" my mother replies. "Why?"

Our neighbor goes on to tell her that she and her husband had a disagreement the day before and she decided to sleep in her son's room. At about 3 am she was awoken by a bright light emanating from around our house.

Fast forward to a few years ago, I own our old house and have children of my own. Now to preface this next story, I should mention that our house is set overlooking the towns cemetery.

One evening after returning home, I'm carrying my youngest son into the house. I thought he was asleep when all of the sudden he starts wailing and screaming, while pointing across the graveyard. "Daddy get inside, they're coming after us. They're going to take us. The green skeleton men are going to take us." So this freaks me out a bit and I turn to try and see if there's anything he's actually seeing. I don't see anything but he continues losing it. Once inside, he's still hysterical, wants me to lock the door and shut the shades. He absolutely refused to let my go out and get the groceries. It was bizarre to say the least.

Later that week he has another spell. It's about 2 in the morning when I hear him crying and yelling for me. I rush into his room and he's crying, begging me not to "let them take me again." I kind've write this off as a nightmare but I ask him where "they" are trying to take him and he replies "where the bad Power Rangers are." I proceed to ask him where the "bad Power Rangers are" and he replies..."A spaceship."

Now I don't know if it was just the imagination of a 4 year old, or if it was his mind trying to rationalize an actual traumatizing event. But I can't help but assume the two are connected. And it's the worse feeling in the world trying to protect your child from a monster that you don't even know may exist.

Fast forward again to this week. I started a paranormal/conspiracy podcast earlier this year where we talk about creepy stuff and have listener call ins and and experiences and such. Well I got this email, this week, from the son of our neighbor that saw the light over our house that night.

"The incident involving AJ and it went like this. I know it was the early 90s because I was in my 70 Chevelle. Somewhere between St Mary’s Church and where our shop is now I was driving us home around 9 at night, no other traffic anywhere. Shortly before the highway curves left the most intense bright white light appeared out of nowhere, it was like a flashlight being held against my eyes. Oddly enough as blinding as it was I could make out the outline of what I assumed was a man about my height. First instinct was to jam on the brakes. As soon as I did the light was gone. The car had died and all lights inside and outside were not functioning. After a few seconds the lights came on and the car started again. AJ wouldn’t even answer me when I asked him what we hit, no damage and I couldn’t find anything anywhere. I drove to mom and dad's and AJ begged me not to get out of the car, he never mentioned it on the highway but now insisted I stay in the car. I went in and got mom and told her everything. She went to talk to AJ and he told the same story but refused to exit the car. He told her whatever we seen was still hiding under the car somewhere. My wife’s question was did this happen around the same time as the lights at your mom’s house."

His incident took place no more than a mile or so from our house. Possibly the same or similar time as to the lights over the house incident. So I can't help but think they're all related and wonder what about our small town has peaked somethings interest so much. CC

NOTE: I contacted the witness. The location was Fieldon, Illinois in Jersey County. Lon

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Possible 'Witcher' Encountered by Swiss Soldier


This happened while I was doing my army service in Switzerland in the Alps. I am not allowed to talk about what we were doing but I’ll try to keep things clear.

My company had installed a huge antenna and it had to be guarded by two soldiers day and night. We were on a top of a hill, far away from any city and near a huge forest. It was 18H00 and I had just started my watch of six hours with another soldier. Everything went fine, we smoked cigarettes and kept ourselves occupied until our watch ended at midnight. Then, we received a call from our superior and he told us that one of the soldiers that was supposed to take the watch couldn’t come and one of us had to stay for another watch of 6 hours. We tossed a coin to know who will stay from midnight to six in the morning with temperatures of -20 Celsius degrees. Of course I lost and I had to wait for the other soldier to come and join me for the night watch. They sent another soldier, but not the best because I knew he would sleep all night when I saw him climbing the hill with his sleeping bag. And that’s what he did. He immediately took place in the tent and fell asleep. It was the coldest and longest night of my life but nothing special about it.

The weird part happened in the morning. We received another call from our superior and he told us that we had an NBC exercise. It means that we have to wear all day long our anti-chemical suit (I don’t know the English word for it), the one with gas mask and everything that goes with it. I was really upset and exhausted because I wasn't able to sleep with that thing on and sleep was my only reward for that 12 hour watch. Well, I got out of the tent and this is where I saw something that still scares me to this day.

There was a woman standing next to the antenna and she wasn’t moving. She was just standing there, 5 meters from the tent. I couldn’t see her face because of the sun starting to rise behind her. I knew she was a woman because she had really long hair and she had curves. Remember that we were in the middle of nowhere and this lady was standing there, not moving like she was frozen. I started to freak out and I called the other guy to show him what I was looking at. I don’t know why but he wasn’t scared at all and he told her to leave because she wasn’t allowed there. But she didn’t make a move. She just stood there looking at us, or at least in our direction. I was so confused, how a women could ignore two soldiers telling her to leave a forbidden area. I mean we are in Switzerland, the army is not that impressive I know, but people usually don’t do this kind of things. They would just move away especially when it's 6 in the morning. And what was she doing in the middle of nowhere, obviously not dressed for this cold weather. How long was she standing there and how did she end up here? I didn’t hear any footsteps. So many questions went through my mind at that moment. The other soldier didn’t think twice and started walking towards her. When he almost reached her, she started running very fast. She ran directly into the forest. I saw her getting deep down in the forest and she disappeared from our sight.

I'm really a rational thinker, I question everything and think that there is always an explanation. For me the explanation is that she was simply a jogger because of the way she ran to the forest. But, almost 3 minutes had passed between the first time I saw her and the moment she started running away. 3 minutes of not moving at all, looking at me, dressed with something really tight with -20 degrees and in the middle of nowhere. Thank god there was someone with me because nobody would have believed me.” IZ

NOTE: I have looked into Swiss & German mythology and legends, and believe that if this was a supernatural being that the best bet is that this was either an Elf or a Witcher. The description is more indicative of a Witcher according to the legends. These beings, male and female, have been reported throughout the Alps for centuries. Lon


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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Upright 'Wolf' Humanoid Closely Observed in Bucks County, PA


I recently received the following report:

My boyfriend at the time and I were driving in Doylestown, PA in 2016 when we saw a upright arched back dog or wolf-like creature run across the road. It had long arms but was on two feet and it jumped up with both feet/legs at the same time like a hop, but it jumped high onto the wall on the other side of road then jumped straight up and out into the woods beyond the wall. We both saw this and couldn’t figure out what it could be. It was dark out so we couldn’t see where it went and didn’t really want to. It was a creature that neither of us ever seen or knew to exist. CM

I replied back to CM and received the following:

Lon,

Absolutely I will talk with you. I never questioned what I saw. My ex-boyfriend, whom I am good friends with still, can verify this experience. When I decided to Google wolfman or dogman creature/entity to see if it was possible that someone else may have seen something similar, I found a few sites including your website. It’s validating to see others in Pennsylvania have seen similar creatures. I never minded telling people what I saw that night, I am sure some thought I was little crazy, but I don’t care I knew what I saw.

The exact spot I saw this in screenshots provided. Old Easton Rd, next to the Water Wheel Tavern in Doylestown PA. It was seen on the bridge that is now being restored and under construction right next to restaurant. The red x’s are where the creature ran from left to right with incredible speed and the the red swoops are where it jumped like a kangaroo straight up with its two legs, paused very briefly and then jumped into a wooded area like it was a monkey that could swing from whatever it landed on. Like I said it was dark and I couldn’t see where it landed. Talk to you soon. CM

NOTE: I talked to CM the next day. This incident occurred in mid-June 2016 at approximately 1 am local time. CM and her boyfriend were on their way home, driving north on Old Easton Rd. in Doylestown, PA in Bucks County. The creature crossed in front of them on the bridge crossing at Pine Run at approximately 50-60 ft. They had a very good look at the beast which was illuminated by the headlights.

They both described it as 4 1/2 - 5 ft in height with muscular dog-like legs (biped) with human-like feet. The body was humanoid in shape, though there was a distinct arched back. The arms were very long reaching near mid-leg and muscular with prominent human-like hands. The head was canine and looked like that of a wolf with a dark heavy mane that extended down the back. It looked at the couple exhibited eyeshine. No discernable eye color. It also had a tail and was covered in dark grayish fur. This may have been a juvenile since the height is significantly shorter that most other sightings.

Below are the map images provided to me. I have included images of the tavern and the wall on the bridge.

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This report will be added to the PA Upright Canine/Dogman Witness Sightings Map. Lon







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'Fairy' Attack at Roan Mountain, Tennessee


“My Aunt's ashes were spread along the trail next to the river (in Roan Mountain State Park in Tennessee). I have pictures of odd energy and spirals from the day my family spread the ashes. The photos are of my cousin's young children. That was 6 years ago (around 2013) and I visit the spot every summer because I live only about 2 hours away. I have seen strange things. These are things I do not even believe in.

Walking along to the spot one year with my other aunt, the sister of the one who passed, we were attacked by a tiny white fairy type creature. I do not believe in fairies. I don’t know what it was. (It was a tiny white body with wings, all white and smaller than a dime). We both held it and took pictures with our phones. Both phones show bare hands. I have also seen shadows in the water of humans and heard whistling and laughing that had no source. I tell people this and they think I'm crazy but it's all true. My Aunt was a tortured soul and I hope it's not her energy. Maybe it was there before.” Nat

Note: Part of my maternal grandmother's family is from the area on and around Roan Mountain. I have heard strange tales since I was young...and little would surprise me anymore. Lon

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Monster Bird Over Oswego County, NY

“We live in Oswego County, New York, 7 miles from Lake Ontario. There is a spot where birds cross the lake, heading north to Canada in the spring, and the reverse in the fall. 15 or so years ago (around 2004), I was talking with a neighbor, I was facing in the direction of the crossing, which is several miles from that point. I saw a shadow move across the garage, when I looked up I saw the biggest bird I had ever seen, it looked like a crow, but with a long beak, its wings were easily longer than than my arm span (72 inches) and it was not flapping rapidly, just long sweeps, but it was moving rapidly. I have seen birds in many states and countries; Eagles etc. This bird was huge. I have checked everything to find out what is was that we saw. The only thing that comes close is a Thunderbird. And I don't mean the car.” TD


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