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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

'Octopus Humanoid' Experience Results in a Lifetime of Communication

A elderly Minnesota man recalls his childhood encounter with a humanoid 'octopus' while at his favorite fishing spot. The entity would 'mind speak' with the witness, possibly continuing to the present.

The following account was forwarded to me:

"I've never told anyone this about this incident, not even to my wife of fifty years. I grew up on a small farm just outside of Dover, Minnesota. In the springtime, if my chores were done and with my father’s permission, I’d dig some worms, grab my pole and go fishing in Dover Creek for chubs and shiners that my mom would cook for us.

One spring day, after walking the four or five miles, I arrived at my favorite spot. As I’m walking there alone along the creek, something moved in the water ahead of me. I kept my eyes on that area until I was fairly close, when suddenly this 'thing' or creature surfaced. It had big eyes and many arms or tentacles. It looked right at me and, without speaking, said in my mind that for the next few years it would contact me through my mind to find out what was going on in the world.

As the years went by, I would always be alone or secluded when we would communicate. It then abruptly stopped. It ended after i joined the military. It never tried to harm me, but the thought exchange was like re-running a news real to whatever was tapping into my subconscious.

For all I know this may still be going on, only now I don’t know about it. I’m 74-years-old and I still feel a presence that I cannot explain. The only thing I can remember is that it said it wouldn’t hurt me and it was peaceful. It only wanted to study this world through the eyes and mind of a young human. I’m not much of an artist, but it resembled a humanoid octopus.

It may have contacted me while I was in the military, but I got the overwhelming feeling it did not like violence and it could not understand what I was doing during a war. I still think it is with me every now and again. It’s like I space out and will re-run the news. As a child I watched every bit of TV news that I could, especially Walter Cronkite. I also watched old reels of World War II. My interest in that came out of nowhere so, in my mind, I believe this entity is studying our world and is almost afraid of it because of our unbelievable violence towards each other. It seems very peaceful to me. I’m a peaceful person and I am also a pastor. I think this is not a threat to the human race. I believe they will never come if they are from somewhere else because we are such a violent society." MH

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PA. DOGMAN / UPRIGHT CANINE ROUNDTABLE & DISCUSSION - Chestnut Ridge Report - Lon Strickler (Host)

Phantoms & Monsters Radio presents a Pennsylvania Dogman / Upright Canine Roundtable with our guests James West, Eric Mintel, & Ron Murphy. Eric Altman, Pennsylvania cryptid investigator, will give us a Chestnut Ridge report.


James West is a 2-time Dogman experiencer and documents other encounters & sightings throughout Pennsylvania and beyond. James is also a member of the Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team.


Eric Mintel and his Bucks County Paranormal Investigations team travel the state and country exploring the mysteries & history of the paranormal and unexplained. Eric and his team have recently investigated the 'Beast of Bray Road' phenomenon and continue to delve into other cryptid canine reports.

Pianist Eric Mintel has played for 2 Presidents (Clinton and Obama), has performed over 10 times at the Kennedy Center, performed a special concert at the United Nations in NYC, and has been featured in several publications, both newspaper and magazines. He is a protégés of jazz legend pianist Dave Brubeck.


Ron Murphy, 'The Crypto Guru,' has been investigating the stuff of nightmares for over 30 years. He has delved deeply into the shadows to shed light on the things that go bump in the night and meticulously researched the historical and psychological context of myths and legends from around the world. Ron seeks to uncover the archetypal precedent for the monsters that haunt our collective thoughts.


Eric Altman is a cryptozoologist, specializing in researching the Bigfoot/Sasquatch phenomenon with a combined 40 years of study and field research. He is the founder and director of the Pennsylvania Cryptozoology Society and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society. Eric was also the host and co-founder of Beyond the Edge Radio, a live weekly radio program covering a variety of paranormal and fringe topics from 1997 to 2019.

Eric has been actively investigating cases, sighting claims and conducting field work dating back to 1997. He has lectured and presented across the country dating back to 2000. Eric has been featured in multiple documentaries, films and television programs about Bigfoot.

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