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Friday, December 16, 2022


The eyewitness states that while waiting for his family to exit a van at their home he encounters an unknown black humanoid that has similar physical characteristics to the animated 'Jack Skellington.'

"On September 12, 2015, while I was standing in the middle of my front yard waiting for my family to exit the van. To my right at 3 o'clock comes what looked like a jet-black version of the 'Jack Skellington' animated character, except the head looked like your typical Grey alien head. It came from the side of my neighbor's yard.

There's a cement path that winds down into a fountain with surrounding benches and opens up into a playground, garden, and shed area. Up the cement path comes the black stick man, and marches across the lawn very swiftly, going about twice as fast as a human would walk and its height was over 7 feet tall. It came across the street under the street light, onto my parent's gravel driveway, and passed on the far side of the van, then it continued straight down the gravel driveway and onto the side of our house. I got the impression it was very strong physically.

When it had gone behind the gate, the doors to the van were opening and my sister was the first one out. I shouted, "Did you see that?" and she said, "It was all black." This confirmed my sighting. The only thing we could do was make sure our doors were locked.

I haven't seen or heard anything since this incident. I saw a lot of weird stuff as a kid. One of the things was this long, super thin 2-jointed black robotic-like arm that would jut out from behind a certain road sign. On our routine weekend drive to the shore to visit my Grandpa when he was still alive, we would come to a turn in the road, right before we made a left onto his street. I saw a long, thin insect-like, robotic-like arm come out from behind the street sign and make a grab for our vehicle. It shocked me. The next several times we went to visit him though, nothing happened.

One day when I was in my early teens, I saw the exact same thing again coming out from behind the same road sign. Freaky and pointless but still made me question my reality." Name withheld

NOTE: The witness does not give his location but the research of his social media accounts indicates that he lives in the US. Lon

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In this episode of Phantoms & Monsters Radio, we welcome paranormal researcher, investigator, and author Steve Stockton. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

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, often times, 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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A Paranormal Life welcomes Tobias Wayland, who is a paranormal investigator/author at The Singular Fortean Society & Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research. Bernadette McDaniel (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 and periodicals on the paranormal, and is often invited to speak at paranormal conferences and events. 

He was featured in the series premiere of Expedition X, and the Small Town Monsters documentaries Terror in the Skies and On the Trail of the Lake Michigan Mothman 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 published a book chronicling the experience, The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest. His second book about unusual phenomena, Strange Tales of the Impossible, continues their work in investigating a variety of seemingly impossible events.

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.

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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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