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Friday, September 30, 2022

NATIVE AMERICAN 'WAR DRUMS' Heard by Western Pennsylvania Hikers

A western Pennsylvania resident and his girlfriend were geocaching in a PA State Game Land. As they were hiking through the woods, they both began to hear unexplained rhythmic drumming.

I received the following account from Kyle & Cam at Expanded Perspectives.

"I've got an incident of hearing drumming in the woods. To this day, one of the oddest occurrences I've ever experienced. In the summer of 2014, my girlfriend at the time and I decided to go Geocaching. I had gone out a few times before with friends and really enjoyed it. She was new to the whole concept. So I looked up a geocache close by, logged the coordinates into my GPS, and off we went.

This geocache took us out into the State Game Lands in Western Pennsylvania. So we parked in a designated parking lot and began our hike into the woods. It was the afternoon of a hot and humid Pennsylvania day and the location was only supposed to be about half a mile from the car. 

As we are following the GPS down a clearing with woods about 100 feet to either side of us we began to hear drumming to our left. Kind of far off but it still seemed like we should be able to see the origin of the sound. I asked if she heard it too, which thankfully she did. We both thought it was pretty strange but after about 10 seconds it faded out and we began our search again.

After walking about 50 yards further, the drumming returned, louder this time. It sounded like Native American war drums. We stopped and peered into the woods, we saw absolutely nothing. The only excuse I could think of is that maybe there's a Boy Scout camp nearby, which is a flimsy explanation at best. We listened for a few seconds, then I grabbed her hand, did a 180, and power walked back through the clearing, the drums fading with every step. We didn't say anything to each other on the hike back, just got in the car and left.

As we drove down the dirt back road lined with trees, I looked for anything that could be the source of the drumming. There wasn't another living soul in the area until we reached the main highway." T

Witness notes: This https://youtu.be/u8VX2ot6xs4 is the closest match to what we heard.

NOTE: I have been made aware of a similar phenomenon reported in PA State Game Land #244 a while back. This is in Jefferson County, PA. The Iroquois Nation dominated the region in the 17th century. These were predominantly made up of, what was referred to by the settlers as the Mohawk. Their great chiefs were Cornplanter and Guyasutha. This tribe was the most numerous, powerful, and warlike of the Iroquois nation, and comprised the Indians of Northwestern Pennsylvania. Lon

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In this episode of Phantoms & Monsters Radio, we present Carrie and Greg, a married couple living in Summit County, Ohio who have been dealing with a 12-year saga. Namely, there are monsters in their yard. Cryptid canines are a part of their everyday life. Join us for an intriguing look at the evolution of their ordeal...what they have experienced and what they have learned from it.

Carrie and her husband Greg moved into their Summit County, Ohio home in 2003. Greg is an Executive Chef and Carrie is a School Nutrition Specialist. They have three children and a ten-year-old granddaughter. They are avid outdoor enthusiasts and spend as much time as possible camping, scuba diving, and hiking with their two dogs Liberty and Ripley. Their experience with the canine cryptids began in 2010. 

Early on, Carrie and Greg's son witnessed a large, dark creature over six feet tall lurking in the tree line.

The lone rooster began to squawk and the creature let out a fierce growl, then all went silent. He heard what sounded like something jumping back over the fence, and the rooster squealed as if in pain. At that point, he grabbed a gun and flashlight and ran outside, searching the fence from the front porch with his light. He saw the rooster but it appeared to have something dark over its middle. It slowly dawned on him that the “something dark” was the muzzle of a creature with two glaring eyes.

“Whatever it was,” he said, “it seemed to look through me. It turned my blood cold and I was paralyzed with fear. I’m a hunter. I’m used to being in the wilderness and encountering bigger animals. Those animals don’t scare me as this thing did. When I encountered this thing the first time, I got the feeling that it wanted to hurt me. After researching something I’ve never believed in, I’m convinced that this thing is a Dogman.”

Loud howls and the sound of something walking on two legs in the gravel driveway plagued the family for years. The family kept a detailed diary of their strange events.

The Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team was contacted in early 2022. Their ordeal has continued for almost a dozen years, and the intensity of the encounters has prompted the family to seek help. We are actively conducting a full-scale paranormal and cryptid investigation. This interview is your chance to relive this family's experience. 

Please join us in the chat, so that you may ask questions. Don't miss this opportunity.

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Have you had a sighting of a winged humanoid or huge bat-like creature in the Chicago, Illinois metro area / Lake Michigan region? The entity has also been referred to as the 'Chicago Mothman', 'Chicago Owlman' & 'O'Hare Mothman.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - your anonymity is guaranteed. Our investigative group is conducting a serious examination of his phenomenon. We are merely seeking the truth and wish to determine what eyewitnesses have been encountering. Your cooperation is truly appreciated.

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