Monday, January 31, 2022

8-Foot-Tall Cryptid Observed in Sperrins Mountains, Northern Ireland

An Irish hiker recounts observing an 8-foot-tall biped while on Mullaghbane Summit in Northern Ireland's Sperrins Mountains in December 2015. Any thoughts on this sighting?

The following account was recently forwarded to me:

"I have been hiking since 2004, mostly alone and all over Ireland. In December 2015 I was in a very remote and isolated area of the Sperrins Mountains. I had walked to three hill tops surrounded by dense forest and was heading back up a hill towards a tree line to my car when I saw something very tall and large moving faster behind me one kilometre away. It was walking heading down the hill towards me on a route I had just taken. I am not easily spooked, but I did not hang about as I am of the opinion if it wanted to, it could have caught up with me easy. I have pondered this for a while now, but I have not a clue what it was to this day, as I see people on the hills and mountains at various distances. But this was taller than a 6 foot person at the distance I saw it. Eight feet plus is my guess. As I didn't have a gun only hiking poles I was not about to wait and find out. My hiking bag now has binoculars added.

I have my walk recorded on a GPS unit. I walk all year in all weather from good to zero visibility and I am well use to seeing everything appearing out of the mist. But on this walk I had great visibility and I know about the optical illusions and what lone trees can give when walking. I don't know what I saw, as I see deer and quad bikes on the mountains regularly along with hikers, dogs and runners depending where I walk. All I can say the "thing" I saw, for want of a better word, was out in the open following a fence down a hill I had just left in the same direction. It was moving fast and was on two legs and 8 foot plus easy in height. I am not one for seeing things but this was huge and spooked me big time. I am now going to carry a monocular when hiking as it's handy to put in the pocket. Even at my age (middle 50’s) I have only ever seen three badgers in Ireland. So I certainly don't rule anything out in life. As most wild creatures are very cautious and secretive and rarely seen. I would like to see camera traps being set.

The area I walk in was wet, but no river with some very marshy ground on my first hill near my starting point up past two forests. The hill is known as Carnelly West Top and is 505 metres high. The big thing was coming towards me as I left Carnelly West top and was walking towards Mullaghbane Summit. That's all I can tell you.

I actually waited at my car for it coming over the top of Mullaghbane as I exited over this summit and turned left heading west to my car parked on a very minor road. Nothing appeared. Not something I wish to repeat again. To date I have walked nearly 300 different mountains in Ireland alone from one end of the country to the other so I see a lot of great views and sometimes nothing but this was totally different. Having walked nearly 50 of the 100 highest in the country. To date I have walked nearly 300 different mountains in Ireland alone from one end of the country to the other so I see a lot of great views and sometimes nothing but this was totally different. Having walked nearly 50 of the 100 highest in the country." Name withheld

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Goatman, Bigfoot, & Cryptid Shadow Encounter Accounts

Several encounters with Goatman, Bigfoot, and an unknown shadow from Minnesota, Maryland, Texas, West Virginia, and Oklahoma. Have you had an encounter or sighting?

The following accounts were recently forwarded to me:

"My grandparents, in particular my grandmother, told us kids about how one night they were driving home on a country road in southern Minnesota, in the 1930s. They came across a creature walking across the road with goat legs, goat head, but human torso and arms. It jumped off the road and into a cornfield. My grandfather went back to town, got some additional farmers, and they searched for the creature, but of course, they found nothing.

A couple of points. First, I have never heard a story like that before from anyone else. Second, my grandmother never told stories, and this is the one and only story like this, or anything scary, that ever happened to her. Third, I'm a science geek, and as a 10-year-old, I asked her all the time about that story, and she told it the same way every time. Yep, zero proof, and you can assume everything, but I believe my grandmother." S

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I actually live off of Fletchertown Road in Maryland (Prince Georges, County) and I have seen the Goatman. This was around 2014. I was riding my bike down the Fletchertown Road one evening when the sun was setting on my way back from my friend's place. I stopped to take a drink from my water bottle. I looked across the street and saw, about 6-10 feet back off the road, this large creature staring at me with shining yellowish eyes, a goats head and legs with human arms and torso. It was in my best estimate, 7 or 8 feet tall. It moved closer to the road and I just about pissed myself out of terror.

I hopped back on my bike and got out of there as fast as I could. I have not seen the creature since but the memory still scares me to this day. This did happen to me even if people do not believe it." BK

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"I was deer hunting in the Cherokee Wildlife Management Area in Oklahoma. I used the Zeb entrance. I walked east and south some. Not sure how far but I was sitting in my tree stand waiting for the sun to come up. I noticed a BIG black mass kind of doing the same thing. The deer started across a “small” clearing, about 50 yards wide. The deer stopped looked straight at the black mass a beat feet the other way. Before long this thing stood up and followed them. I thought it best not to make any noise or move at all.

Although, when this thing started across the clearing it looked right at me. Scared the daylights out of me. I never went back in those woods before light at all...ever. I ended up dating the girl that lived across the road. I told her the story and her dad agreed with me. Just something I’ll never forget. Thought I’d share it with you." SS

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"I‘ve just finished packing up my deer blind in a remote area of Fayette County, WV. when coyotes began howling. Then someone’s dogs responded from across the Gauley River. Suddenly, from behind the mountain where I was a horribly loud mixed howling. Like the sound of Tarzan. It silenced every living creature for at least 10 minutes. As darkness was approaching, I began to reloading my pistol and rifle and hurried to my pickup truck 1/2 a mile down the trail. I got home, went on my computer to check out the internet and confirmed the sound." SP

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"I saw a Bigfoot in 1975, in Texas in the Hill Country near the woods. I saw it face to face. I was in my trail house. I could feel something watching me in my living room window behind me. I turn around and it was looking at me face to face. It was white with pink eyes, very hairy, and very tall. I know it was taller then me. I could not sleep that night thinking it might be still there. At daylight, I got up and gathered all my stuff and moved out. I never went back." FA

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

Hairy Bipedal Creature Observed in Kosovo Mountains Near Kamenica

The following hairy hominid sighting took place on February 15, 2005, in the Balkan foothills in Kosovo, between Kamenica and Gjillane. The area is a very hilly region.

The creature was described as being five and one-half feet in height, slender, bipedal, reddish colored hair, heavily matted around buttocks and front groin area. Hair longer on head than rest of body. Rest of hair 3-4 inches. It had a flat face, and dark-skinned. Hands were also dark-skinned. The sex could not be determined:

"I was stationed at the FOB (Forward Observation Base) in Kamenica, Kosovo as a civilian contractor. I was driving one morning from the FOB to Camp Monteith to do a distribution run and pick up laundry and such. Halfway to Camp Monteith you drive through a heavily wooded and hilly region, but not all that big and still somewhat populated. Hard for me to describe an exact location unless someone is actually familiar with the area. About 2 miles before you pass a restaurant called 'The Planet.'

I witnessed a hairy hominid walking down a fairly steep slope and then cross the road in front of the vehicle going from my right side to my left side. Nothing like what you hear from the American version of Bigfoot. Not sure what to call it, so I will stick with hominid. This hominid was only around 5' 6", only a guestimate as I was in a 4-wheel drive that sits kind of high. It was, slender with reddish colored hair but heavily matted in places. Hair about the head was longer than rest of body. Heavy matting around the buttocks and also some long hair and matting around the front side as well. Sex was hard to determine as sighting did not last too long and there was also the shock factor involved. Trying to be as detailed as I can, though. Only got a profile of face, but was fairly flat, and very dark. I saw the hands but did not get a real good look at the feet as it went in front of the vehicle and then across the road and down a slope into a valley. Hands were also very dark. I would say black as far as face and hands go. I was curious though after this happened.

I am afraid of ridicule from work mates and feared for my security clearance so kept quiet about it. But after finally talking to my wife about it I feel I can share it with like-minded people." K

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White Humanoid 'Crawler' Mimics Witness Voice in Minneapolis Park

Two friends were fishing in a Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota park, when they encountered a large white humanoid crawler, that mimicked one of the friend's voice. 

I recently came across the following account:

"I'll never forget the night of August 14, 2021. I was fishing the river with my friend in a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. We loved coming to this public park to fish because it was quiet and there was a nice sand bar to fish from. This park had a Sioux burial mound about a half-mile from our spot.

After fishing for a better part of the day, we decided to leave at dusk. In order to get back to our vehicles we had to take a trail through the woods, which was about a 5-minute walk. I put a clip-on light on the bill of my hat so we could see the trail. I remember when I first glanced ahead down the trail I saw two circular white lights that I assumed were fireflies.

Once we got further down the trail, we were closer to the area where I had seen the "fireflies". It was then that I saw a pair of eyes that were either highly reflective from my light or glowing white. It wasn't long before I could make out a body. It was a very large white body on four legs, bigger than a wolf but unnaturally skinny. I couldn't make out any facial features because its eyes were so bright. I wanted to warn my friend, but all I could manage to say was, "There's something there."

We had no choice but to proceed because this was the only way back to our vehicles. This thing just stared us down but didn't make a sound. My friend yelled at it to try and scare it away, but it didn't react at all. I yelled at it after she did and it responded back mimicking my voice. I honestly questioned myself and thought I was imagining things. So I yelled at it again and it responded back at the same volume, same pitch, exactly like my voice. At this point we realized this was not an animal.

We both continued on the path in silence, but I maintained eye contact with the creature. I felt like this thing was ready to attack us at any moment but it just stood there staring. Eventually, we were out of the woods and I could no longer see its eyes. We made it back to our vehicles and felt a sense of relief. I asked my friend, "Did you hear that talk back to me?" She said she did and it sounded like my voice when it responded back to us. If she hadn't heard the voice I would have assumed I imagined it. We went over what happened and our stories were the same except she said the creature had a wolf-like head.

After our experience, my friend, who is native Hmong, went to see a shaman. The shaman believed it was an evil spirit and performed a cleansing on her. She was still shaken up by the experience for several weeks.

I tried to hire a spiritual adviser online but when I described the experience and asked for a spiritual cleansing of my own it said they were, "not available at this time." At the advice of one of my friends, I burned some tobacco and said a prayer that the entity would leave me alone. It took me several months to just feel normal again, but I still think about it on a weekly basis.

I tried to do further research and contacted the management at the park. They said the park we went to had ancient native remains scattered along the river that were unmarked. They said there were more native remains in that park than any other parks they managed.

I contacted several Native American friends and was told the entity we encountered was a Skinwalker. I know Skinwalkers are part of the Navajo culture but from what I read it checks more of the boxes more than any other supernatural being or cryptid." OG

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

'Bigfoot Tribe' Held Girl Captive, Harassed Southeast Ohio Family

A woman in southeast Ohio claimed that a tribe of Bigfoot would harass her and the woman's family, beginning in 1962. At one point, when she was 12-years-old, she was held captive in a cave by the creatures.

The woman, who is now in her early 60s, requested to remain anonymous and to not reveal the Appalachia location where the incidents occurred.

She stated, “I prefer not to say where this took place, specifically. No one wants an invasion of Bigfoot hunters on private lands. Let people go to the public lands, like the Wayne National Forest, to look for Bigfoot. People down in the hills love where they live because it’s quiet, there’s fresh air, clean water, great conditions for raising gardens and children, and being in the thick of nature to see the wild animals up close is something they all value very much. I’d rather that people work harder on gathering the mountain of eyewitness reports and experiences that’s been hidden in the past decades in this state than to see them destroying nature.”

According to her, she wasn’t the only one experiencing the encounters. She continued, “The creatures were witnessed, in part, by my parents. People do need to know that these things happened to me. It still pains me greatly, but at least I can talk about it now in some part, though without anyone knowing who I am. People are absolutely cruel.”

The woman also said that the incidents happened too often to keep a record of them, and that some of the neighbors had similar experiences, including some young boys fishing in a nearby the river. These events were supposedly reported to the local police.

She also states that, at one point, the huge Bigfoot came back to take her, and her father shot it with a 12 gauge shotgun.

“The big one that had always come to take me out of my bedroom at night, came this time during the day. Dad was about 15 feet from it. The shot was hitting this thing and every time it hit, he’d stomp really hard on the ground with one foot after the other! My brothers and I ran up to my bedroom because the youngest said it was higher ground for a better defense and there were more over in the farmer’s drainage ditch across the road. They were huge too! I mean, what do you do as a kid and you see something like that? Good thing my three brothers were there with me to help protect me. I yelled to them to leave or they would be hurt. They finally left. But there was a lot of days were not to leave our 3 acres. My brothers wanted to go check on the neighbors to see if they were okay or needed help.”

She claims that the Bigfoot were of different sizes, male and female, but that the biggest one was a 14 foot tall male with a head that, was at least, the size of a basketball.

"His hair was long and about the same texture as mine, as I recall. The hair on all of them was about the same shade of brown, like the color of the decomposed wood layer in the forest. I could see skin around his eyes that was tanned and where there was facial hair. It was more sparse, with glimpses of skin showing through that area as well. I couldn’t make out a neck. His chin was broad, and his teeth were about the size of the nail on my middle finger but they were more flat and he had a mouthful of them meaning the width of his bite was wide. His mouth was wide enough to show most of them. His eyes were dark with some white around them, less so than human eyes. There were crows feet at the outer edge of them. His skin was weathered like anyone who spent much time outside, like a farmer. His shoulders were very broad, though I did see his collar bone on one side which looked thick compared to a humans. He was muscular and heavily built, but in no way fat. There was an adult female and others who were almost as big, as the female but didn’t seem to be young or old. I don’t know if they were all related, but they seemed like a close-knit group. So, there was the adult male and female who seemed to be a couple, and the two others that seemed to have maturity and body mass suggestive that they were what we’d consider 40-something humans. Other than that I couldn’t tell what age any of them were.”

The woman describes being taken captive. "Many of my memories of these creatures were so traumatic that my mind hid them from me. I’ve no idea what else I’ve experienced with them in my childhood, yet. You see, the memories are still popping up to the surface and I’ve gotta tell you it’s not a pleasant thing to know you’ve been taken innumerable times by these creatures across many hills far from your home! I’ve no idea what transpired while I was with them but each time they took me I was out all night long,”

She suffered in other ways as well. “I was being used in a tug of war and neither side was winning. Certain people at nearby churches were told what was going on so they’d take me aside and anoint me with oil and lay hands on me, praying out loud and all I wanted to do was lay down and go to sleep from that circus! I was confined to the house for weeks not being allowed to look out any windows.”

She states that most times her captivity was peaceful, but occasionally the creatures became violent.

“I was probably around 12 when I woke up underground in a cave that was dripping water from roots I could see stretching below the ground! You can’t imagine the horror! I was screaming my lungs out and after awhile I ran out of force to make any sounds, but the air kept coming out of me! I could see these creatures surrounding me as I lay there unable to move on this great slab of rock! I wanted badly to scream some more but I was just too tired to do that anymore. When I relaxed they all started smiling and laughing. I thought, okay they could’ve killed me and eaten me but they didn’t. Some of them are kind, but then again, I’ve seen cats play with mice for hours before they kill and eat them.”

She says that she remembers everything clearly, and so does her family.

"These were clearly not childhood nightmares as evidenced by the incident that took place around the time I was 12 or 13. Mom asked me questions each time he, the big Bigfoot, came back to my window and took me with him. He took me with him many times. After talking to me to get me to tell the big guy not to take me with him and that they’d told me to tell him no I wasn’t going, and that not seeming to work, she pretty much gave up asking me anything. She did talk to dad about how to stop this from happening, that she thought it was affecting my health and robbing us all of our sleep. There was the concern that if they did the wrong thing this creature could kill everyone in the house. Mom often wept to my older sisters about this big hairy thing that got into the chicken coop and how she needed their help to convince dad to do something to stop this before someone got hurt. She told them not to go near me and told me not to go near them. She was quite fearful and I can’t blame her.”

Then the family decided to move her bed downstairs, but this appeared to frustrate the large male Bigfoot.

“I remember hearing him pecking at my window upstairs, but I was strictly forbidden from leaving the area for any reason. He’d bang on the side of the house and dad would yell at him to go away, that he wasn’t going to see me anymore and that was that. He made these loud grunts and stomping on the ground to show his displeasure. I’d hear his thoughts in my head as if he was asking where I was."

“One day, when I was 19, we were on my parent's front stoop talking. Before I left, there was this very long, very loud, deep scream, like a man was getting murdered up the road in the woods! Sound did carry especially on cold nights, but this had excessive volume to it and no one human could’ve ever held a full on scream that long. I thought someone was being hurt up there and my Dad refused to call the sheriff’s office to report it. I thought my dad had lost it.”

But she says she called the sheriff when she returned home.

"The things they said really made me wonder if they were scared of the woods. I asked if they couldn’t look for vehicle tracks or boot prints up that lane to the gate and they finally said they’d go down there the next day to check. They appreciated that I described the place and it helped them feel more at ease. They kept saying the station policy was not to go into the woods for any reason.”

The neighbors and other kids at school also spoke of their personal encounters.

“We weren’t talking about our experiences with them, but we were listening to what others were having to deal with at their places. They called them monsters, creatures, monkey-men, giants, etc. We listened to what other neighbors would tell us about them because they thought no one was likely to believe kids that heard it and passed it on. The neighbors next door never spoke about their experiences.”

The woman also added, “Many times I’ve read authors saying they wished they knew, they wished those who knew would share what they know with the world, well, that’s why I’ve shared this. Talking about these things has not been easy. I hope it brings awareness to the suffering of experiencers and witnesses and allows them to speak openly about what has happened to them. Unless we all speak the truth the world won’t know what’s been hidden and still being hidden from us. Do we want future generations to carry on living the same lie? Our world is richer and more interesting than most people could ever imagine. These are not just creatures, they are quite intelligent and resourceful enough to keep from being caught or killed.”

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Monstrous Humanoid Encountered in Northern Minnesota Woods

A pair of young men encounter a tall, dark humanoid that crawled up to their truck and had jumped into the bed. The being was a monstrous creature. Have you seen any unknown humanoids? 

I recently came across the following account:

"It was January 2017. I was living at home in northern Minnesota. My parents started being more strict on me as I was a recent high school graduate and when I would come home the door was usually locked. On nights like this I would sleep in my truck.

On this particular night it was about -17 F and I was a little worried about freezing up after shutting off the truck. So, I texted my friend J to see if he wanted to tag along. J and I took off driving around in the night until after 12 midnight when we decided to drive up to the base of a local mountain and park the truck for the night. I quickly nodded off, but awoke to J nudging my shoulder about 20 minutes later saying he felt like we weren't alone and felt watched. I was too tired at first and told him we would be alright, but he was persistent.

I relented, so I drove towards town and by now the time was close to 1 am. I found a turn off the highway after driving for about a mile and decided to park on a narrow trail that had been snowed in. I drove about half way down the snowed in trail before I decided the snow would be too deep. We then parked, shut off the truck and closed our eyes.

My eyes had been closed for about five minutes, but now, I had the feeling we were being watched. Not sure if J had been asleep, I decided to open my eyes to check, but what I saw instead was horrifying.

As I looked through the front windshield I could see a giant humanoid prowling in the bush line about 50 feet from the parked truck. It was coming closer and my eyes were stuck to it. It got closer and now I could see it through the passenger window. It felt like it knew I was looking its way, as it was creeping up to the truck. I could tell J was watching by now, as he was also frozen with fear. The thing disappeared from view, creeping towards the rear of the vehicle on the passenger side. We were both still in our seats and hadn't said a word. I even stopped breathing for a bit, I'm sure.

Suddenly, the rear suspension began to lower as this being climbed into the truck bed ever so slowly. I could see J watching it but I was so terrified I couldn't look. The humanoid was over 9 feet tall. I was driving a Chevy Silverado, so the thing sat down like it was climbing onto a bench seat. As it sat it began to hunch over and then lower its head into view through the back window. It had big, yellow bloodshot eyes and its skin was dark, almost black, with a small mouth and small nose.

It peered in, then J freaked out. It quickly jumped from the bed, leaving the truck shaking. For some reason, when it jumped off, my truck lights flashed 3 times, each flash brighter than the last. J was screaming, "Go, go, go!" I tried to start my truck, but it wouldn't turn over. I turned the key back and forth multiple times with no success. But it eventually started. I never did figure out why the ignition failed to turn over. I hauled ass about 100 yards down the trail until I realized I wouldn't be able to turn around in the snow.

I stopped and shifted into reverse. When I looked to back up I noticed my spotlight was in the back seat, so I told J I was going to look for whatever jumped out of my truck. He was quite reluctant, but I didn't care. I had to see it again. I parked the truck and began scanning the bush line towards where we saw it flee.

I caught a glimpse of it as I was scanning from left to right. At first I only saw its lower half and passed it then J said, "Did you see that?" I slowly returned the light back to the creature and examined it from bottom to top. It was so horrible? The claws hung at the lower leg area even with the creature erect. The fingers were about a foot long! It was skinny and looked malnourished and decrepit. I looked at the crotch and it had nothing there. It was just smooth. Its chest and abdomen looked elongated and very muscular, but skinny and long. I then brought the light to its face and that's when my heart dropped. It was looking at my eyes even with a spotlight to the face. It smiled from the small mouth, only to show a bigger mouth with sharp, crooked teeth. It then backed up while facing us and disappeared." A

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Friday, January 28, 2022

Mysterious Claw Marks & Odor Encountered by Zimbabwean Witness

A Zimbabwean woman encounters a terrible odor while walking her dogs in a forestry plantation. She observed deep claw marks in a tree, unlike what is seen from the local wildlife.

I recently came across the following account:

“I was born in the country of Zimbabwe, in Africa. I left to live in the UK when I was 28. I'm now 49 and I’m still in the UK, where I feel much safer, as Africa is not a very kind place to live. The country I lived in is land-locked and has a big forestry industry which is used for export and trade. I lived most of my life on various forestry plantations way out in isolated and remote places where very few other people live.

The forestry industry plants their pine trees in large blocks with each tree being on a grid pattern, since its pine nothing grows beneath them due to the soil becoming acidic, so there is no ground cover or any brush or shrub. Like most remote places, the roads are really just dust without any covering which means mud, rain, and hard baked earth from the sun.

I would take my three small terrier dogs walking each day, leaving the house after lunch and I would usually be out for just over an hour. I walked the same route each time, up along a dirt road between two blocks of almost mature pine trees. At this point on the route the road then curved around one block of trees and came back to meet the road from the house, forming a loop. It's a breathtaking walk with trees on both sides of you. However, the trees fall away on the right of the road half way up and it gives a stunning view of the hills covered in shrubs and bush grass.

I went walking one afternoon as normal and I heard a growl in the bush grass just up from the house. My three dogs fled in terror and whatever was in the bush chased them. I later found out it was a leopard with a cub, so I waited a week then went walking again. Thankfully there was no sign of momma cat and I was careful to avoid her cub zone as I had the dogs and they are a delicacy for leopards.

About half way into the walk, just as the trees on the right cleared away and the view opened up, I started to smell something I have never had before. It had a strong ammonia scent, like cat urine, but it was shocking how powerful the stench seemed to be out in the open like that. The dogs reacted in a strange way, they ran to me and cowered between my ankles whimpering. I know a leopard would have spooked them into running home so I was confused about it being urine.

I stood my ground with the dogs between my legs, you learn early on never to run with wild animals, and I was also armed with a handgun being female and out alone. The smell got stronger and stronger, then it seemed to mix with the smell of wet dog fur. By this time I was terrified, but I did not know why. All I knew was I felt surrounded by something that was making the hair stand up on my body, yet I couldn't see anything. I wanted to run back the way I had come just to get away from whatever was happening there, but I knew if I ran and it turned out to be a big cat I was going to be attacked. So I did something that almost made me mess myself in fright.

I went forward and kept moving very slowly, one step at a time along the road into the smell. Have you ever been so frightened that you can hear blood roaring in your ears? I remember my teeth were literally chattering and the dogs were milling about between my legs with their tails against their bellies. That is not a good sign. The further along the track I got the more I looked around me and saw nothing. It's impossible, but there was nothing to see at all. How could I not see anything in a block of trees planted in straight rows with nothing growing beneath them when I could see straight to the other side of the block along the tree row?

I noticed an old gnarled tree standing alone on the right side of the road where the beautiful view was and although the tree had been there as long as I could remember, I stopped to look it over. About 8 feet up the trunk were fresh rips into the bark, but they were so deep they went into the wood below the bark. Each one looked around 15cm long and were fresh enough to have liquid sap leaking from them. I thought at that point it was probably a big cat and it had stretched up along the trunk to sharpen its nails. But it occurred to me that cats pull downwards and these cuts were at an odd angle.

There were two marks on the left and three on the right of the trunk, at about 30 degree angles. It looked like a person with long nails had reached up and started near the middle of the tree trunk then gouged outwards and down at the same time.

The smell was the strongest by that tree. I kept turning and looking in all directions as I moved forward then finally the smell just stopped. I was a long distance from the tree by then. The dogs were back to running between myself and whatever they were currently examining, everything was just normal again. I got home safe with all three dogs, but I was too frightened to go walking again.

I was 24 at the time. I have not had the courage to tell even my own family about this and only one other person knows the story. He is a skeptic and said it's probably just a wild cat.

A lot of strange things have happened in my life, both in Africa and the UK. Most of them are to do with me seeing lights in the sky at night, especially here in the UK. One other thing that happened on the same African tree plantation was that a UFO was seen the same week as the one that landed in Ruwa where the children at the school spoke to the occupants of an unidentified craft. I am still very confused over that one as we lost track of time when we were travelling to the fire lookout tower to see if we could see it. When we arrived, the lookout at the tower said it was gone and we chatted to the other fire towers along the mountain ridge who were still watching it as it moved south along the country. At least we got an eyewitness account from the man who saw it which was really interesting.

I just don't know what to think about that smell. It was so strong it burned my nose enough to make me want a tissue.

Do you have any thoughts on what it could have been? Have you heard of something like the smell before?” P

NOTE: Since the witness grew up in Zimbabwe, and that they were unfamiliar with the evidence, It's hard for me to offer an identification. I was also thinking big cat, but not sure what to think. Lon

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