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Friday, November 04, 2022

PTEROSAUR ENCOUNTERED by Vacationers on Shell Island Nature Preserve, Florida

A man and his brother were at Shell Island Nature Preserve while on vacation in Florida. While there, they observe a pterosaur 'waddle' out of the brush. They were scared and left quickly.

"First of all, I am a college degree holder in Anthropology. Also did field investigation for MUFON in the 80s and into the mid-90s. I'm currently a private paranormal investigator. My brother (who had the sighting as well) is also a former MUFON/NICAP 1970s investigator and is currently Vice President for a Fortune 500 company in the IT field.

I’ve seen it as well as he.

We were vacationing in Panama City Beach, Florida, and had decided to boat out to Shell Island Nature Preserve arriving just an hour before sunset. Sunset came and went and just before darkness began to fall we returned to the boat which we had to wade to from shore. We had to be more it 20 feet off shore for fear of getting caught on a sand bar. This was October 22, 2002. A clear day in the 80s.

As we waded out to the boat and were getting in we saw the craziest sight. All the birds and wildlife took off at once and scattered in every direction from the spot we had just come. The sound and sight immediately drew our full attention. We saw the 'thing' waddle out from the bush! This was a small one 7-8 feet tall (judging from the bush height along the shore). Our cameras were in the boat since we had gone to Shell Island for a little metal-detecting and beach combing.

It looked directly at us! And paced back and forth along the shore for approximately the distance of 30 feet in total. We didn’t wait around to get a better view of it once we saw the head crest.

It was a Pterosaur, period! Not something I want to see again in this lifetime because its Momma will be at least 18- 20 feet tall.

People are not reporting them because. 1. In flight there is no way of judging length and they may very well be soaring at a height where they simply appear as small planes or other birds. 2. It is simply too bizarre for the mind to comprehend and thus the sighting is pigeonholed into some type of logical rational explaining, instead of a freaking dinosaur." NS

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CHICAGO / LAKE MICHIGAN MOTHMAN UPDATE - Tobias Wayland, Manuel Navarette, & Lon Strickler (Host)

Phantoms & Monsters Radio welcomes Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team investigators Tobias Wayland, Manuel Navarette, &  Lon Strickler (Host)

Tobias Wayland is a passionate Fortean who has been actively investigating the unusual for over a decade; the first several years of his investigative career were spent as a MUFON field investigator, and following that he investigated independently prior to becoming the head writer and editor for the Singular Fortean Society. Tobias is a frequent guest on various podcasts and radio shows has contributed to several books on the paranormal and is often invited to speak at paranormal conferences and events. He was also featured in the Small Town Monsters documentary 'Terror in the Skies' and the series premiere of Expedition X for his work investigating Mothman sightings around Lake Michigan. He and his wife Emily have been involved with the Lake Michigan Mothman investigation since its advent in the spring of 2017, and recently published a book chronicling the experience, 'The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest.'

His years as an investigator have served him best by illustrating that when it comes to the anomalous, the preternatural, and the paranormal, any answers he's found are still hopelessly outnumbered by questions.

The Singular Fortean Society - www.singularfortean.com

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Manuel Navarette is the founder and curator of UFO Clearinghouse and an active paranormal investigator. He is currently one of the chief investigators of the Chicago / Lake Michigan Mothman phenomenon (along with Lon Strickler and Tobias Wayland) and a member of the Phantom and Monsters Fortean Research Team. Manuel has been interested in the paranormal since the age of 17 and has had multiple sightings of UFO’s and recently of a winged humanoid at Chicago O’Hare Airport. The website he founded, UFO Clearinghouse is a website dedicated and committed to providing the most up to date information on recent UFO sightings, reported alien abductions, and cryptid sightings. It is designed as a place where information can be freely exchanged and accessed by paranormal researchers and investigators for the reason of furthering the search for the truth.. 

UFO Clearinghouse - ufoclearinghouse.wordpress.com

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STEVE STOCKTON - RESEARCHER & AUTHOR - 'A Paranormal Life' - Bernadette McDaniel (Host)

A Paranormal Life welcomes Steve Stockton, paranormal researcher and author. Bernadette McDaniel (Host)

Steve Stockton is a veteran outdoorsman and paranormal researcher, who puts together collections of terrifying, odd, and strange encounters. He also references his own personal encounters with the unexplained. Steve studied English language at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and lives in Portland, Oregon. His books include 'Strange Things In The Woods: A Collection of Terrifying Tales' & 'My Strange World'. His most recent series is titled 'National Park Mysteries & Disappearances.'

From his early years, Steve has had what can be called strange and, oftentimes, frightening experiences with the paranormal and unexplained. These encounters led him to search for the answers, only to discover the truth isn’t easy to find. His book 'My Strange World' is a collection of Steve’s encounters from his personal life, as well as his life as a renowned paranormal researcher. If you like scary stories and to take a trip down the road of the unexplained and bizarre, then buckle up and get ready to dive into the strange world of Steve Stockton.

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We are asking the worldwide public to come forward with your sightings & encounters. Contact us by email - Thanks. Lon

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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