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Saturday, March 12, 2022

Wendigo, Crawler Humanoid, or Something Else? Terrifying Encounter in Androscoggin County, Maine

An Androscoggin County, Maine resident recounts his terrifying experience with a possible Wendigo while walking late at night. The creature stalked him, whispered at him, and eventually showed itself.

I following account was recently forwarded to me:

"Throughout my youth and through adulthood, I've had several encounters with entities and energies that are not of this realm; at least not as far as science and "history" is concerned.

These past few years, I've had several terrifying experiences, while being stalked while taking walks late at night around Turner, Maine. Sometimes, I'm overcome with a sense of fear that's animalistic and an innate sense of paranoia consumes me, as if something is watching from the woods and that I need to get to safety fast.

On other occasions, I've actually had something, quite aggressively, follow alongside me (from the tree line), chasing me away from certain areas, whispering in a low, human-like tone. It sounds like human footsteps crunching across tree branches, and leaves, but so much larger, heavier than any human can step. This thing also can hurl itself from treetop to treetop. Its power is so great that it has actually knocked down trees, full-size trees as it leaps. I could not make this up. It is TERRIFYING to be followed by something that's whispering as it walks in the trees beside you, even when you're running. That can seemingly teleport from one side of the road to the other in seconds. And is so big that it can knock down trees as it jumps from top to top. It is so evasive, it can do all of these things while remaining hidden and not perceived by the naked eye.

Besides those encounters, I've visually seen something I can only relate to as a 'Wendigo.' It was either comfortable enough with my energy to reveal itself or something else altogether. Maybe it wanted to eat me, maybe it wanted to possess me, maybe it wanted to speak to me. I really don't know because I didn't stick around long enough to find out. The energy of this thing, the way it looked, was so offensive, so terrifying, I only remained long enough to visualize what I instinctively knew was coming through the woods and was about to show itself to me. I was frozen while I waited for this thing to come out of the woods. Looking back, I don't know if it was curiosity or the power of the creature itself.

I locked eyes with this thing and when I did, I was suddenly watching myself from its perspective. As if I was now inside the creature. Horrified, I tore myself away (luckily I was on the front steps right next to the door) and ran inside with a lit cigarette (I was so scared, I wasn't even thinking any thought besides run... now). I locked the door, hurried to my bedroom, and screamed for my housemate. I refused to even step out of my bedroom for the entire night and I pulled down the blinds. This particular encounter was so terrifying I was shaking for hours and didn't sleep that night.

Some definite details I can remember of this creature were that its face was sunken in. and its head was very large in size. Where its eyes should have been, were craters of black, and in the middle, golden, glowing orbs, that were very bright and flame-like. It was on all fours, but this thing can 100% easily walk if it wanted to. The creature was very, very thin. I remember that detail very clearly. Its chest was near skeletal and its stomach caved in as if it hadn't eaten in 100 years. Its arms and legs were very long, both arms and legs were insanely muscled and massive. Honestly, its arms and legs were the only part of the creature's anatomy that had any mass about it. The creature itself was huge! I'm talking like 10-foot-tall easy. And if I had to guess, it weighed anywhere between 500-600 pounds. It seemingly had fur covering some parts of its body. Along the tops of its arms, back, and thighs, but the fur was scarce.

Initially, I thought werewolf, but after looking up different cryptids, I can safely say I don't think it was that. Another detail I remember was its mouth. This thing was smiling at me. Its teeth were razor sharp, almost needle-like, and long. The size of its smile and the teeth took up most of its face. Where a nose should have been, there were just nostrils, almost like a skull. Its face, actually was very skull-like. The whole body is very skeletal.

This thing, by the way, was not the only "cryptid" I've encountered or been chased by. The Androscoggin River area and all around Androscoggin County is very terrifying, old, haunted, and linked to some type of portal, I believe. Ley lines perhaps? All of this is just dust in the wind and the only things I know as fact are from what I personally have witnessed and heard. So many times at night, while walking along the river, I've heard screams so terrifying, so otherworldly, I can only relate it to the cry of a Banshee. And the woods around Lake Auburn and also, around Mt. Apatite, heading toward Mechanic Falls and then, in the other direction, toward Sabatus and Turner. This area has insanely negative, abrasive, offending energy and if you're going to walk at night, try to be aware...

And yes, I know how all of this sounds. Rest assured, I'm not delusional or in any sense crazy. I'm just looking to hear other stories of a similar nature." IH

NOTE: The area around the Androscoggin River is well-known for UFO and cryptid activity. I don't know what this witness encountered, to be honest. Was it a Wendigo, Crawler Humanoid, or something completely different? Lon

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HUMANOIDS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION - Albert S. Rosales, Preston Dennett, & Anna Marie Manalo

Albert S. Rosales was born in Cuba where he experienced several strange events, some UFO related. He migrated to Spain in 1966 and lived there for a year, before migrating to the U.S. in 1967.

After joining the US Navy in 1976 and then traveling throughout Europe, Albert began collecting reports on UFOs/etc. He joined the Miami Dade Police Department as a 911 dispatcher in 1984, and worked there for 35 years. Albert heard it all there, including UFO and humanoid reports!

In the early 90’s, Albert began to concentrate in summarizing only humanoid/entity encounters of all kinds. To date, he have summarized and collected over 24,000 reports, and the database is updated and corrected daily.

Albert has written 16 books that chronicled entity and humanoid encounters, and another book describing UFOs and humanoids reported throughout Florida. These can be purchased both in softcover and the Kindle version on Amazon.


Preston Dennett began investigating UFOs and the paranormal in 1986 when he discovered that his family, friends and co-workers were having dramatic unexplained encounters. Since then, he has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and investigated a wide variety of paranormal phenomena. He is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a ghost hunter, a paranormal researcher, and the author of 28 books and more than 100 articles on UFOs and the paranormal. Several of his books have been Amazon UFO bestsellers.

Preston's articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Fate, Atlantis Rising, MUFON UFO Journal, Nexus, Paranormal Magazine, UFO Magazine, Phenomena Magazine, Mysteries Magazine, Ufologist and others.

He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including Midnight in the Desert with Art Bell, Coast-to-Coast AM and also the History Channel’s Deep Sea UFOs and UFO Hunters. His research has been presented in the LA Times, the LA Daily News, the Dallas Morning News and other newspapers.

Preston has taught classes on various paranormal subjects and lectures across the United States. He currently resides in southern California. His website can be found at www.prestondennett.weebly.com


Anna Maria Manalo is an author in the genre of fiction and nonfiction supernatural and historical suspense. As an amateur travel photographer, she has traveled extensively to over 27 countries and has compiled accounts of terrifying and uncanny experiences in both her native country of the Philippines and abroad.

Anna starred as "Elisa Simon" in episode two of the pilot, "UFO's Over Earth" while she was a field investigator for MUFON. Her personal experiences with the bizarre has led to a lifetime quest investigating sightings and paranormal events through eyewitness reports.

As a screenwriter of science fiction and the supernatural, Anna has over 11 screenplays which have placed in prestigious competitions in the United States, pitching screenplays to a number of major production companies.

Anna has been interviewed on several podcasts and live presentations, and has written 3 books that can be purchased at Amazon and on her website www.StoryArtisan.wordpress.com

Anna is a trained therapist and former school counselor.

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