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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Father & Daughter Encounter 8-FOOT-TALL BIGFOOT Along Michaux State Forest, PA Trail

A local man and his daughter were hiking in Michaux State Forest. On this particular occasion, they encounter an 8-foot-tall male Bigfoot after looking back down the trail where they had just passed.

I recently received the following account:

"I was in woods almost from the time I could walk so I know every creature that lives in the forest and mountains around my home in Adams County in south-central Pennsylvania. I've even seen tracks of a couple of animals that the Game Commission say don't exist here, such as wolves and mountain lions. But the story I have to tell you isn't about any of those. It's about an encounter my daughter and I had in the Spring of 2019 with a Bigfoot.

"We were hiking in Michaux State Forest close to my home. We would do this at least once a week we always took the same trail, an unused forestry road to be precise. We would walk along the road for about a mile and a half to a spring that ran across it. There we would sit down and rest before we hiked back out. Sometimes we would bring something along to eat but most of the time we just sat there and listened.

She had gotten interested in a couple of YouTube channels about Bigfoot and gifting them. On the day in question, we had brought some apples to leave. I thought to myself some raccoon or deer is going to get a free meal but if it made my daughter happy.

We had just left the spring when my senses told me that we were being watched. I know that sensation because I have also been in combat. Being hunted is like no other feeling. I stopped and looked around. I didn't see anything and I turned to catch up with my daughter a few steps ahead of me. That's when I heard a slight coughing sound to our right. My daughter heard it too because I saw her eyes grow in size. She said, "What was that?" I said it's just the deer warning the rest of the herd that we're here. I knew that it wasn't a deer and so did she Just keep walking I told her. We started on again. We hadn't gone too much farther when a tree limb snapped behind us. It was pretty close, but off in the brush. We both stopped and turned toward the sound.

We stood there quietly looking into the dense brush for a couple of minutes when I saw movement out of the corner of my eye. Turning my head I saw a creature standing about forty yards down the trail from where we had just come. My daughter saw it too. She took a deep breath but stayed quiet. We stood there looking at him (Yes. It was a male). He was about 7 to 8 feet tall, broad in the shoulders and he was very muscular. His hair was about three or four inches long and was a rust color. He stood there looking at us. He didn't make a sound. Neither did we after what felt like an eternity, but really was only a couple of minutes. H then he raised his left hand with the palm toward us and moved it like he was pushing something. My daughter and I just looked at him, then at each other, and then back at him. I shrugged. He made the motion again but this time he grunted softly this time. We got the message. He was telling us it was time for us to go. So we turned around and started walking. My daughter wanted to look back but something told me not to let her. So we just walked to the truck.

Once we reached the truck and before we could get in we heard a series of loud whoops coming from the area that we had just exited. We just looked at each other and promised not to tell her mother about this. If her mother had found out she would never let my daughter in the woods again.

We have been back to the area many times but have never come across anything other than one indistinct impression of a footprint measuring roughly 19 and a half inches long. Also, I have been there by myself. On one occasion, while I didn't see or hear anything, I got the feeling that I was not welcomed" J

NOTE: I contacted the witness and got the location of the encounter. It was along near Woodrow Rd, approximately 1/4 mile east of the Appalachian Trail. It's an area close to what locals refer to as the primitive campsite #4. There have been numerous sightings throughout the park in the past. Michaux State Forest is well-known for Bigfoot and cryptid canine activity. Lon

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Welcome to Phantoms & Monsters 'Personal Reports' - cryptid & unexplained accounts directly from the archives of Phantoms & Monsters. Narrated by Lon Strickler. Join us in the chat, discuss, and ask me questions about the account.

Featured in this edition:

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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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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