Thursday, April 30, 2020

New Orleans: Howling Man / 'Voodoo Bodies' After Hurricane Katrina


Yes, New Orleans is a very strange city. Here are 2 particularly bizarre incidents that are a bit above the norm


I recently found the following post:

"I live in New Orleans. Born and raised in Louisiana. It’s always been a hotspot for the paranormal (voodoo, witch craft, hauntings, vampire legends, bayou werewolves, etc). Anyway, due to the quarantine situation the city has been pretty much a ghost town; hardly anyone out and about. I’ve been going stir crazy being stuck inside because I battle depression and anxiety. So, we have started to go on morning walks around the city daily. We may occasionally pass someone (usually walking their dog or riding a bike, etc). Well, today felt different.

I have extremely pale skin, the fairest type you’ll ever see. So my whole life I’ve been compared to Snow White and to, of course, vampires. Well, at one point during our walk we were about to cross the street and on the other side was a man looking to cross to our side. I had the strangest feeling that he was going to think I looked like a vampire because I was wearing a black dress and my pale skin is as pale as ever. I don’t know why I felt that but I tend to have a very strong intuition. (Example: the other day I pre adopted a rescue kitten at Petsmart I bought a pink carrier and when I got in the car I strongly felt the need to keep the receipt “incase the cat isn’t really a girl”. That night I get a call from the foster mom who says she’s sorry that she told me it was a girl, and that they went to microchip her and it’s a BOY!). But back to my story.

So as I’m thinking about how I look like a vampire and about to cross paths with this man. The sun hits me as I cross the street and he lets out the largest wolf-like HOWL that I’ve ever heard coming from any creature in my entire existence. The weirdest part was, I didn’t feel afraid. And I didn’t feel like it was strange. Maybe the weirdness of New Orleans has gotten to me, or maybe it’s because I know deep down I’ve believed all along that everything is not as it seems. And that legends and stories exist for a reason. I calmly crossed the street and never looked back.

I just hope I’m safe now. I wonder if he picked up my scent. Of course, New Orleans also has a lot of homeless people, mentally ill and drug addicts as well. So it’s possible he’s just one or more of those. But maybe not..." KB

The following response to this post is interesting:

"Okay, here it goes. I have a medical background and a certification I rarely use though I keep going back and paying to renew it. Anyhow, I volunteered almost immediately thinking I would help those who have lived through Katrina. That was not the case. There were a few of us who are assigned once the water started to recede, to find houses that had dead bodies in them.

If you've ever had to do a body recovery when it has been lying around in the heat and the water for days, sometimes weeks at a time, you know how it smells. It does sort of smells like any other dead carcass but worse. I can't explain it, maybe somehow, sweeter smelling. Anyway, the key to not vomiting when you smell them is Vicks VapoRub in, under and around the bottom of your nose. It doesn't keep all the smell out but enough until you can at least tolerate the smell without vomiting.

We had to go to each house and go inside in wading boots and look for bodies. Many of them washed out to sea but some were still in the houses they had lived in prior to the hurricane. If we found a body, we spray painted a big X on the outside of the house. This other guy and I had been doing it for a while and we got assigned each other almost every day. We got along okay and he didn't vomit at the ones that had been "gotten to."

We came up to this one old shack. I say shack because it was pretty run down and in what had been a very bad neighborhood. Right away, I got chills down my spine. I knew there was something really wrong. Not like find a body kind of wrong, but chilling kind of wrong. New Orleans has certain areas that just give off these vibes and my understanding is there is a lot of voodoo practiced in certain areas.

Anyway, against everything my body was screaming at me, we went in the house. The first thing I could smell was a body, the second was something almost earthy and mold. I looked at my partner, (I will call him Jay). He was white as a sheet. I could tell he was getting that same feeling I had been getting. It was obvious from the weird bones hanging from the ceiling, (I would bet money they were cats), something odd had been going down in the house as well as strange beads and carvings in the bare wood in the walls.

We went into what was a kitchen and there chained to a beam was an old lady or what was left of her. She had chained herself by her wrists to the beam, her guts were falling out on the floor. The creepiest thing was her face still looked as though she were alive and staring at us with a wicked smile showing only partial teeth. (They were nubs). My skin started crawling as the goosebumps spread over my body and my neck hair stood up.

Suddenly, I heard the most unearthly cackling noise I have ever heard in my life and my flight or flight kicked in. Jay and I noped out of there. We quickly painted the X and literally ran to the next house.

Now I don't know if that old lady had practiced voodoo or whatever, but that scared the ever living sh*t out of me. It still gives me nightmares. The people I feel sorry for are the ones who had to take that crazy lady out of there.

Jay and I discussed it that night after we went back to the hotels north of there. He had heard the cackling too but we both said it had to be the wind or something." AF

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Red Eyed Winged Humanoid Observed Near Brandon, Florida


A Brandon, Florida resident observes a red eyed winged humanoid in a nearby tree while waiting in her car for a friend


"I was picking up a friend and saw a strange creature as I waited. There was a tree not far from where the car was parked. I noticed a gap in the upper part of the tree where it was starting to branch out. Several minutes later I felt like I was being watched oddly enough. When I looked back at the tree the area where the "gap" was had something black sitting there. I looked away but immediately looked back & noticed these red eyes glaring right at me. Of course I thought I was "just seeing things" at first. It was in a shadowy area so no light was shining in the eyes. But they were big and all red. As I stared I realized it had wings and was crouched. You could make out knees & legs that looked a little human. Almost looked like arms as well. The car was facing the tree so I finally looked away for several minutes hoping whatever it was would stop glaring at me.

I was afraid for my friend to come out so I was watching for him afraid he'd be attacked. When I looked back it was gone. I never saw it come or go.

At the time I wasn't into computers but when I finally got one I did several Google searches and almost gave up when I came across this drawing. This is exactly how I would've drawn it if I could draw. What I saw looked almost solid black but it was also in a shadowy area of the tree as I mentioned. I would guess it was probably 2 - 3 feet tall had it been standing. Still creeps me out to this day!

I didn't notice any hair on the legs like in one pic but it wasn't in a well lit area. I was prob 20-30 feet from the tree would be my guess if that. This occurred near Brandon, Florida." CS

NOTE: The southwest part of Florida, especially around Tampa, has been a hot spot for winged humanoid sightings over the years. Lon

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“In January, 1981, famed journalist and author, Geraldo Rivera, and his then wife, Sherryl Raymond, had left Miami in their boat, New Wave, to enjoy a sailing vacation. They planned to head down the Miami River, cross the Gulf Stream for a week and visit the Bahamian Islands. Eventually they ended up at the Bahama Banks.

Rivera recalls his wife had gone to bed one night between 9:00 and 10:00 PM. He was feeling very good and wanted to sail through the night. It was a perfect, tropical night, “moonless but starry.” It was just the soft hum of his boat as it sailed along. Eventually he noticed a light in the sky. “I see a very bright object right over the main mast,” he recalled. He immediately thought it was Venus. Then it moved, shifting to the left. Rivera, still thinking it was Venus, assumed that he had gotten off course, and turned his boat 90 degrees toward the light. Then the object moved again, and Rivera turned his boat again. This time the object moved directly over his boat, streaking back to its original position. This is when he realized that this was definitely not Venus and he did not know what it was. He thought briefly that it might be a helicopter but it was completely silent, so he ruled that out. This is when it hit him that he was seeing something strange...and he began to think the object might be pursuing him and he became very frightened. As he watched the light, it suddenly blinked out – vanishing. Directly after, Rivera dropped anchor. He was quite shook up by the encounter, and worried that it might come back. He went down below and went to bed without saying a word to his wife.

The next morning, he awoke and told his wife, who scoffed at his account. They pulled into Nassau the next day. Rivera checked the newspapers but there was no mention of a UFO. He also talked to some locals and none of them had seen anything. Rivera believes, in hindsight, that the object was checking him out that night, trying to figure out who he was. Although he considers himself a skeptic, he has no explanation for what he saw.”

Source: Famously Afraid aka Haunted Encounters: Episode 4 'Geraldo Rivera, Aubrey O'Day and Todd Bridges'


I highly recommend Linda Godfrey's recently released documentary 'Return to Wildcat Mountain: Wisconsin's Black Panther Nexus.' I'm positive that any wildlife and/or cryptid enthusiast will truly enjoy this production.

The film focuses on sightings of 'black panthers' by residents in and around the town of Hillsboro, which is located in the Wildcat Mountain region. Their interviews and stories are very credible and well compiled. Some of the witnesses are former DNR employees and big cat experts who have had first hand encounters with these beasts. The history and folklore behind these creatures is also well documented.

You can buy or rent the film at Return to Wildcat Mountain. Lon



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Another Backyard Bigfoot - Navajo Reservation

The 'Golden Boy'

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Winged Cryptids on Native Lands: California, North Dakota, Washington & Oklahoma


The following accounts are winged cryptid sightings from or near various Native American reservations throughout the United States


“Flying Creature. The first sighting I had was in 2011 (in Northern California). I was going for an evening walk and noticed something fly over the road that's nearby. It was barely visible and as dark as the night sky. It was triangle shaped so I assumed it was a large bird. I told my sister what I had seen and a few minutes later we both see the same creature fly by. We both agree it's too large to be any type of owl or eagle. I thought maybe it was a Condor but according to a website those birds cannot see at night.

Now jump ahead two years later it's March 2013. I go outside to get some fresh air and notice a flying object over the house. This time I get a real close look and I can't believe my eyes! The only description that I could think of that matches what I saw is a Pterodactyl. I'm not even joking!! It glides by totally silent and makes a turn in the sky and I can see underneath the wings. I call my sister to come outside but it's gone. Ten minutes later it flies back over the house barely visible this time as it has climbed to a higher elevation. This creature is as big as a pickup truck. The wingspan is bigger than any flying bird we know of.

Jump ahead to June 2013 it's late at night I have the door open for air and we hear the loudest scream/roar of an unknown creature. The dogs in the area were barking after the roar. I step out on the porch and see nothing but hear the noise again and by the sound of it you can tell that it's circling in the sky. My sister also hears the noise as well. I thought the neighbors would all wake up because the noise was so loud. The noise was like if a horse could roar. I've never heard any noise like it my entire life. We were very startled and confused and we still wonder what we saw and heard? I'd just like to see if anyone reading this has seen or heard of anything similar because this is very strange. We live on a reservation in Northern California. I don't smoke anything weird or drink! I know that's the first thing people might think. Thanks.”

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“I was driving near our home on the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota and it was about 4:00 in the afternoon (circa 1987). It was full daylight. Just me and my son, 6, who was asleep. I looked to my right across the highway, along a shelterbelt, at tree height I saw what resembled a stingray flying along the trees. I slowed my car and tried to watch it for as long as I could then it was too far down south to really see anymore. The object moved like a stingray swimming and it was huge, about the size of a car. I have not seen anything like that since.”

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“Me and my wife seen something gliding in the Yakima Rez, Washington. We were heading to Yakima to pick up some groceries and I saw it as I pulled up to the light and it’s around 12:00-1:00 PM and it’s sunny as hell but this thing was pitch black and it was far from us but it was too big to be a type of bird but when I got my wife’s attention to look she saw the exact same thing I tried to speed up to catch a big glimpse of it by when we get to where I seen it, the thing was nowhere to be found. I don’t know what it is but we see it all the time.”

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“In Caddo Nation, Oklahoma. I saw something one night on my way home from work. It stood 4 1/2 to 5 feet tall. Its face was like a human's but it had characteristics like a bird. Its feathers were fluffy, like putting a wet feathers in a light socket. As I drove by, it must have flew, because the last thing I know, I'm hearing wings flapping and the moonlight is blocked out as it flies over. I put the pedal to the metal and got home as fast as I could.”


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'Birdman' Winged Humanoid Encountered Near Barranquilla, Colombia


A Boy Scout leader in Colombia encounters a 'Birdman' and experiences lost time while camping with his troop. One of the boys has a similar incident not long afterwards


I recently found the following account:

"This happened like 10 years ago, on a hill southwest from Barranquilla, Colombia (Puerto Caimán, near Cuarto de Milla). I'm skeptical about a lot of things, but this, I'm absolutely sure that what I saw there was real.

I was camping with my Boy Scout troop in a not-so-friendly place (Very hot, really rough terrain, awfully humid. Our troop was more like military service than scout life). It was kind of far away from the main road and the main base was in a tree covered hill. I think that could be worth noted that is less than 5km from a indigenous sacred site known as "The sacred territory of the creator" (Hu Waap Jorhu Ko) and probably it is a sacred site too. I don't know since the tribes that inhabited the area were forced by the Spanish to abandon their belief, traditions and language so, there's a lot of things we don't know about them (even I being descendant of them).

It was 3 pm, we send 3 people to do the dishes after lunch. There was a small lagoon 5-10 minutes downhill. It shouldn't take more than half an hour for them to be back. An hour passes, they haven't came back. Knowing them, surely they're just having a trivial and boring gossip conversation, but as a patrol leader I have to call them back. They didn't respond to whistles so, I personally went downhill to find them.

The way to the lagoon is mostly a 2 1/2 foot path between a steep hill and a dry river with dense vegetation and closed curves. I was walking carelessly until I noticed something behind a curve. At first I thought it was a really massive vulture, but I felt uneasy so I started going back in silence until I stepped on a dry branch. After the crackling this thing extend its vulture-like wings, showing a very muscular naked human-like back and then a head/face that watched me. Then it took off with a sound more like an helicopter than a bird.

Nonsense! I thought. There must be a rational explication, maybe it was just my imagination. I arrive to the lagoon and effectively, they were having the most boring and dumb of the conversations. I told them to pack everything and started going back to the campsite, when all the troop came out of the tree covered area (the lagoon is in a clear) and told me that I was taking too long too (My encounter with the Birdman shouldn't have take more than 5 seconds, or so I thought).

Anyways, there was a very cocky boy in the troop that said "I'll go front!" and entered alone to the woods. 5 second later I heard the same helicopter like sound, and the boy came running from the woods, hyperventilating and shouting "I saw a man with wings!"

Everybody laughed. I didn't said a word." MB

I highly recommend Linda Godfrey's recently released documentary 'Return to Wildcat Mountain: Wisconsin's Black Panther Nexus.' I'm positive that any wildlife and/or cryptid enthusiast will truly enjoy this production.

The film focuses on sightings of 'black panthers' by residents in and around the town of Hillsboro, which is located in the Wildcat Mountain region. Their interviews and stories are very credible and well compiled. Some of the witnesses are former DNR employees and big cat experts who have had first hand encounters with these beasts. The history and folklore behind these creatures is also well documented.

You can buy or rent the film at Return to Wildcat Mountain. Lon



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Join me as I welcome Pennsylvania UFO / anomalies investigator and colleague Stan Gordon to Arcane Radio. Stan began his interest in the UFO subject and other strange incidents at the age of ten in 1959. He began in the field investigations of UFOs and other mysterious events in 1965, and is the primary investigator of the December 9,1965 UFO crash-recovery incident that occurred near Kecksburg, Pennsylvania. Stan is a former PA State Director for MUFON, and has been involved with the investigation of thousands of mysterious encounters throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His 3 books, 'Really Mysterious Pennsylvania,' 'Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook,' and 'Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania’s Unknown Creatures' are the culmination of his extensive field research. Stan was recently featured in the Small Town Monsters film 'On The Trail Of...UFOs.' His website can be found at www.stangordon.info. This should be a very informative and entertaining show! Join us this Friday, May 1st at 9PM ET / 6PM PT on ParanormalKing.com or the direct link at mixlr.com/paranormal-king - Meet us in the chat room...just click the banner or go to www.paranormal.olicentral.com

Listen to our podcast at Arcane Radio on Podbean or on my YouTube channel. You can also listen to the podcast at Arcane Radio on Stitcher - iOS, Android and the Webplayer. Please consider becoming an Arcane Radio patron. Thanks...Lon

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The Pamir 'Snowman'

The Woman Who Knew Too Much

When Aliens Get Dangerous and Sometimes Deadly

The Strange Creatures That Hide in Caves

Hundreds of Dead Birds Mysteriously Fall Onto Cruise Ship

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Possible 'Rake' Humanoid Encounter in Eastern Kentucky


2 teenage girls have a bizarre encounter with a pale white humanoid while ATVing in the eastern Kentucky mountains


"I'm not sure that what I saw. Names and the details leading up to this encounter aren't very important so I'll just set the scene. Two 14-year-old girls on an isolated eastern Kentucky mountaintop a few hours after I flipped the ATV, injuring my friend's leg. I had tried to act quickly, but I was too weak to get the ATV upright by myself. Once the both of us lifted it, we promptly flooded the engine.I helped my friend up, put it in neutral and decided to push the ATV down the mountain with my friend occasionally tapping the break.

Suddenly, she halts our progress and asks me to jump on the back. In front of us was a monster of a snake. It was the fattest, angriest hog snake I've ever seen, right across our path. Blocking us. By this time, it was almost dusk. Because the snake was easily the size of my arm, we decided to just stare it down, waiting on it to crawl on. Finally, I could push again, though I wasn't thrilled about walking next to this monster. I didn't have a long way to go and we'd be able to coast on down, or maybe my parents would come searching for us. There was still plenty of light, but the sky was pink from sunset.

Simultaneously, our heads snap to look behind us. I'm not entirely sure why we even looked. There wasn't a sound, no twig snap. It had to be something instinctual, because we both looked back at the tree lined path we'd slowly come through. Every hair that I own, raised. My blood ran cold in an instant. I spared one quick glance at my friend, mostly because I hadn't seen it yet. She had. She was completely frozen and I followed her gaze to about 15ft behind me.

There sat this creature, hunched over. Boneless, yet with some humanoid form. It was skin. Pale-white skin. At first, I thought that was all that it was. Then, barely a second after that panicked observation, I noticed it's face. It's eyes. They were so deeply set that I at first terrified glance, I thought that they were only empty black pits. The setting sun struck them just enough that I could see the refraction. It's nose was flat. This hunched, naked, pale creature was studying me just the same. It's lips were pale, pink and trembling. A horrifying thought informed me that this gaunt creature was famished or starving. As if it heard my inner dialogue, it raised its skin wrapped, skeletal hand to silence me. Then, it waved its claws one finger at a time.

Then, the sweetest sound that I'd ever heard, the ATV started. My friend must have turned away long enough to try it. So, I risked it as well. I leaped onto the back of the ATV, sobbing, and wrapped my arms around my buddy so tightly. When I glanced back it was gone.

Halfway down the mountain, we ran into my parents. It was pitch black by that time. We survived and talked about it later at the hospital. Turns out, she didn't even know how to start the ATV. It wasn't her.

It's been a few years since this happened. I haven't been back on the mountain. I'm still friends with her and we've talked about it a few times. We've theorized various possibilities as to what it could've been, but we can't agree. I've tried to find similar encounters, even in mythology. I'm sure that I've not explained it very well, but I did try my best. Do you have any ideas about what it is? Did it want to hurt or help us out? We both saw it, so at least I know I'm not crazy." IC

NOTE: Rake, white crawler, Wendigo or whatever you want to call it. These bizarre pale white humanoids are making themselves known throughout North America. Lon

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The following accounts are winged cryptid sightings from various Native American reservations on the plains of the Midwest


“About 2 weeks ago (April 2020), I was walking with my friend by the houses that were being built near the Warrior Apartments in Winnebago, Nebraska. We were coming from a friend's house looking at the stars in the sky and messing around saying they were UFOs. That’s when we noticed it. It was flying kind of low but it was flying as if it was trying not to be seen, but we saw it. It got over our heads and we were still watching it. We could see its wings flapping. The creature was big like the size as a human. Whatever it was really scared me. I got chills just watching it fly away. I don’t think it saw us because it kept on flying. I think what we saw was the Mothman. I never heard of him being on our Rez but what we saw frightened me.”

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“Between Manderee and Parshall, North Dakota. A few years back (around 2010), I was hanging out with my friends. It started to get late and it starting snowing really bad so I told one of them maybe he should take me home before it gets worse or too late. While driving, the snow was blowing everywhere and all we could see was the road and snow coming at us. After driving for a bit, we both saw this object run in the front of the car and it turned into an eagle or owl! Its wings were as big as the windshield. It was there for just a few seconds and then disappeared. Both of us looked at one another in shock! We don't know what it was but it was pretty scary! I'm just glad someone else was with me so I didn't feel crazy.”

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“WindRiver Reservation (Wyoming). Back in 1997, I was 20 years old me and my girlfriend couldn't sleep. So we go outside to enjoy the cool summer air. We sit on the porch. We're talking and I see something flying or gliding in the air. I say, 'Look at that!' We watch it land on the power lines, not the power pole, but the power lines. It's was all dark it looked like a shadow. It was about 120 yards away. You could see it sitting on the power lines and we could see it looking around. You could see its head looking left to right and it had wings. It was about 2:30 AM. We both said that it's a bad spirit, bad medicine.


We got up real slow, walking backwards into the house so it wouldn't notice us. It was all black with wings gliding down and putting its legs and hands on the power lines looking around. I don't believe in this stuff but it was real because my girlfriend seen it to. We smudged ourselves and the house and prayed. I seen a picture someone posted and it reminded me because it looks exactly like what we seen. I just got a flashback. I'm enclosing the picture.”


I highly recommend Linda Godfrey's recently released documentary 'Return to Wildcat Mountain: Wisconsin's Black Panther Nexus.' I'm positive that any wildlife and/or cryptid enthusiast will truly enjoy this production.

The film focuses on sightings of 'black panthers' by residents in and around the town of Hillsboro, which is located in the Wildcat Mountain region. Their interviews and stories are very credible and well compiled. Some of the witnesses are former DNR employees and big cat experts who have had first hand encounters with these beasts. The history and folklore behind these creatures is also well documented.

You can buy or rent the film at Return to Wildcat Mountain. Lon



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