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Monday, December 05, 2022

DEER VANISHES Just Before Driver Strikes on US 23 Ohio

An Ohio man recalls an experience that he had while driving on US 23 approximately 8 years ago. A large deer crossed in front of his car, and as he braced for impact, the deer suddenly vanished.

A person wrote to you about a deer on the road in Ohio on Route 7, not far from where I am now (NOTE: Route 7 runs along the west side of the Ohio River from Chesapeake, OH north to East Liverpool, OH). That deer disappeared on him just before he hit it with their car.

Well, I'm here to say they're not crazy, and neither am I. I never told the story to anyone. But now I have a reason to. I was driving on US 23 on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River near Portsmouth, Ohio heading home from a friend's place at around 1:00 in the morning. I crossed back into Ohio because that Kentucky side of the river is what I like to refer to as 'no man's land,' only one small town and one red light between the bridge where I cross into Kentucky and the bridge where I crossed back into Ohio.

I was quickly on the highway in the lonely darkness at around 70 miles an hour when a full-grown deer walks right out in front of the car. US 23 is a four-lane highway with a guard rail in the center. Where that deer came from is beyond me. It was facing the cliff side of the highway I didn't see it jump the rail and the other side goes straight up a cliff. A lot of crap goes through your head in a split second when something like that happens. You're thinking, "Oh sh*t, my car is totaled and I'm walking in the dark!'

I brace for impact and just as I hit the deer it vanished! I thought what the hell just happened! There's no way that deer went underneath the car. There was no thumping underneath, no smashed-up car. As I said, a lot of quick thoughts because my mind was looking for answers. Anyhow, I hit that deer solid right in the center of the car, but there's no damage. None.

So I got home and went to bed. The next morning I woke up and I was thinking I had to have dreamed about that crazy incident. It had to have been a really vivid dream. So I walked out and looked at the front of the car. There was deer hair stuck in the grill so that proved it wasn't a dream. Was it my guardian angel looking out for me? Did the deer go into another dimension? I have no clue. I just know it was there and there should have been a wreck, but instead, it vanished.

My grandparents, who grew up around here, were very superstitious. They told us stories that were hard for outsiders to believe. Maybe they weren't that superstitious after all. That encounter happened approximately eight years ago. The world is stranger than most people know.

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An eyewitness describes his observations in reference to a Bigfoot that was struck & killed on an Ontario, Canada highway. The beast was nearly decapitated by the impact. He was later interrogated by a MIB-type individual.

Also, Russian Navy divers encounter several 10-foot-tall aquatic humanoids while conducting underwater training on Lake Baikal. In addition, an Amarillo zookeeper confirms the sighting and security camera capture of an apparent werewolf.

In this episode of 'V' host Vincent Richardson welcomes UFO researcher & Marley Woods Project investigator Thomas Ferrario to the show. We hope to see you in the chat. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

Thomas M. Ferrario has worked as a divemaster, machinist and electrical engineer on projects in the United States, Red China and Bermuda. Has been an independent UFO researcher since 1969 to 1998 at which point Walt Andrus founder of MUFON asked him to become a section director for MUFON. Later he would go on to be assistant state director for Missouri MUFON. He then co-founded the MUFON dive team with Debbie Ziegimeyer. Thomas then joined Ted Phillips as his assistant in 2006 and later became part of Ted's S.I.U team. He assisted Ted Phillips on his Marley Woods Project and the Tetra Mountain Moon Shaft project.

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In this episode of Phantoms & Monsters Radio, we present an Alien Abduction Roundtable with guests Preston Dennett, Lynn Wallington, & Dolly Safran. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

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.

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.

 His website can be found at www.prestondennett.weebly.com


Lynn Wallington lives a life amidst the strange and unusual. Her first paranormal experience happened at a young age, where she saw her great grandmother sitting at the edge of her bed one night, only to find out the next morning that she had passed away.

Her interest in the paranormal and how it affects people led her to get a degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts. After Lynn graduated, she worked for Harvard Medical School doing research and working with clients who had Schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis.

In her 30’s Lynn had her first experience with a UFO, and shortly after had an experience with a mantis being. Her interest in the field of ufology was sparked. Using her own experiences and her background in Psychology, she helped to develop and run the Support Program for experiencers.

Lynn is also certified as a Regression Therapist and has worked with experiencers to help recover memories and understand the role these experiences have played in their life.


In January 1973, fourteen-year-old Dolly Safran gazed out the window of her home near the Florida Everglades. Without warning, a UFO dropped from the sky and hovered in her backyard. To her shock, Dolly could see thin, gray-skinned figures with large dark eyes staring back at her. Frightened, she dived under her bed to hide. At that moment, her bedroom filled with a blazing blue light. The next thing she knew, morning had arrived. She was lying on the floor wearing somebody else’s pajamas. She had been taken, again. This was not her first episode of missing time. It had happened many times before. Only this time, something different happened. Dolly remembered. In fact, she remembered everything.

Over the next few days, Dolly recalled being taken onboard the craft, where she was examined by Gray ETs. She then had a long conversation with them, was given a tour of the craft, and was told she would soon be contacted again. Only a few days later, the ETs returned and took her onboard again. Dolly had no fear as she spoke with the grays, who reminded her that she had been contacted many times before. She was asked if she would like to work with them and learn from them, and what she would like to learn? Amazed by the opportunity, Dolly chose to learn how to pilot the craft. The ETs agreed.

So began Dolly’s lifelong experiences with the extraterrestrials. She recalled all of her earlier childhood experiences and finally understood what had been happening to her. She remembered being taken to another planet where she and other children were taught by the grays about a wide variety of subjects: science, history, philosophy, spirituality and more. More encounters followed.

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A Paranormal Life welcomes Anna Maria Manalo, a paranormal author, screenwriter, & storyteller. Bernadette McDaniel (Host)

Filipina-American Anna Maria Manalo was raised in suburban San Juan, an hour north of metropolitan Manila. During childhood, her neighborhood was an active hotspot for ghosts, apparitions and other entities. These experiences led to her interest in the supernatural after her father’s tragic death from a demonic infestation in their home.

Anna is an author of paranormal suspense memoirs and anthologies. She specializes in hauntings brought about by catastrophic events such as WWII, acts of human violence, odd and strange entities that appear in remote, isolated or abandoned places or beings created by human thought called Tulpas. Anna believes the entities that appear in Filipino folklore have been on earth eons before the appearance of human civilization.

A therapist by profession, Anna began writing in her spare time as a screenwriter. She has placed in several screenplay competitions for her highly atmospheric and suspenseful scripts.

Now an author, Anna writes creative nonfiction memoirs and anthologies based on first-person accounts garnered from people she has interviewed all over the globe as a travel photographer and antique collector. Anna’s books are all rated at 4.4 to 5.0 on Amazon.

With a cinematic storytelling style and characters based on real-life witnesses, Anna creates books that fully immerse readers in the experience of the phenomena as she takes them into terrifying landscapes. Her writing style has been likened to Chilean author Isabelle Allende and Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.

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