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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

'THE CREATURE' on the Roof: Real or Perceived?

A young Pennsylvania man is plagued by overwork and stress. Eventually, he perceives a supposed Sasquatch or bipedal creature continuously walking on his roof at night. Very interesting account.

"Back in the early 1980s, I had no knowledge of Sasquatch. I was living in rural Pennsylvania. I was overworked, burned out with graduate school, emotionally on edge and simply could not make time in my life to deal with these ongoing incredible experiences. At my job I had just got up to a managerial position that required me to work at least 60 hours a week, rarely enjoying two consecutive days off from work. I was constantly tired and cranky. Overworked, underpaid, and viewed a graduate degree as a road out of this crazed unappealing cycle. So when not working or attending classes I studied.

One night I was in bed studying around 2130 hours when the first of the ongoing incidents occurred. I was living in a rural area with no neighbors within sight. It was a mobile home, secluded and inexpensive to rent in a nice enough place for a lad my age who needed cheap temporary digs and was eager to move up in the world. My bedroom was at the far end of the mobile home. The door to the room was closed and the only light on was above my head as I lay propped up on the pillow.

Without any forewarning or a premonition, I heard extremely loud, heavy footsteps come bounding down the corridor toward my room. I could see the framed pictures on the wall shaking. In an instant, without any thought, I rolled off the bed, pulled my semi-automatic pistol from the nightstand, and kneeled at one side of the bed between me and the door. I level the pistol at the door. The heavy footsteps stop just outside the door I was badly frightened. Whoever was coming through the door was about to receive bullet wounds.

I checked the clock on the nightstand and watched five minutes tick away. My heart was pounding it seemed like an eternity. I knew I had to act so I ordered whoever was outside the door to get out of my house or they would be shot. I yelled this directive in the manliest voice I could muster and spice things up with vulgarity. There was no response. No sound of footsteps retreating. Nothing. I yelled again, angrily with greater vigor, and waited. Again, nothing. No sound. My heart was jumping out of my throat. I fully expected to be confronted and possibly need to shoot the Intruder but there was no response.

I raised up and started to work my way through the mobile home, turning on lights, checking each room and closet, and saw nothing. Both doors leading outside remained closed and blocked. Eventually, I returned to bed and nervously fell asleep with the pistol under my pillow. There was little choice. I had to work the next day and had classes after work.

Unbelievably, the scenario repeated itself almost every night for weeks. Yet, there were differences. I came to understand that whatever large heavy thing was shaking the mobile home was bipedal. I also realized that the footsteps were not inside, but outside. It would bound the length of the mobile home above me at the edge of the flat roof and then presumably be gone. It's crazy how could one of those damn things support that kind of weight. This occurred night after night. I never heard any vocalization nor did I make any effort to see what was running on top of my roof, even though I was well-armed. I was too exhausted and frightened to go out into the darkness in this remote location and confront what I began to refer to among my closest friends as 'the creature.'

I became indifferent to the creature. I came to fully expect it to run the length of the mobile home each night before I drifted off to sleep. I casually spoke to my friends about the creature's presence. They smiled awkwardly. The creature became the norm. I needed sleep, an exhaustive daily routine demanded it and I felt I had no choice but to pull the curtains closed and ignore what was happening on my roof. There were never any sounds of anything gaining rooftop access nor were there any nearby trees with stout limbs that might allow a climber to access the roof. As well, there were never any sounds of something climbing down from the roof or leaping to the ground. Whatever it was bolted the length of the roof and that was all I noticed. Over time the heavy bipedal footsteps became somewhat more delicate. There was less violent shaking and vibration.

At about that time I got lucky. One of my friends suggested a sleepover. She had heard me speak of the creature but I wasn't certain she believed the story. I had no idea how she would react when the lights were turned off.

That first night, we were snuggling up and something heavy bounded across the length of the roof. The lights did go out and the creature did not disappoint. It came dashing across the roof she turned her head toward me and whispered 'the creature.' That was it. No big deal. The creature was on the roof.

Soon word got out into my circle of friends that someone other than I had experienced the heavy creatures sprinting across my roof. That night my closest male friends began to express great interest in this but none offered to visit and enjoy the experience. Gradually, over many weeks, the once weighty bipedal footsteps grew softer and lighter. Then they grew faint. Eventually, I could not hear them. Finally, I no longer thought of the creature.

Life and fate took me away from that place. I realized as I write this 40 years later that my largely different reaction at the time was mad, insane, illogical, driven by extreme fatigue, too much pressure to excel at work, and too much self-imposed effort to excel. I could not begin to understand by simply ignoring them. I knew whatever was on my roof was bipedal and I knew it couldn't be human. I simply accepted it. Then I ignored it and continued onto my exhausting mind-numbing day-to-day grind.

Thankfully there have not been further rooftop experiences."

Transcribed Source: The Round Table Of Knowledge By HTH

NOTE: I found this account quite interesting. Was it a real Sasquatch on the roof, or was it a mind-manifested tulpa/thoughtform that continued on, even when he was at another location? I have heard and read several related experiences over the years, but one involving a continuous manifestation of a Sasquatch or other cryptid is unique. Your thoughts? Lon

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In this episode of 'V' host, Vincent Richardson welcomes humanoid & UFO researcher/author Albert S. Rosales to the show. We hope to see you in the chat. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

Albert S. Rosales was born in Cuba where he experienced several strange events, some UFO-related. He migrated to Spain in 1966 and lived there for a year. He then migrated to the United States soon after. 

Albert joined the US Navy in 1976 after traveling to Europe. There he began collecting reports on UFOs/etc. In 1980 he went to work for his father until he became ill and passed away. Albert joined the Miami-Dade Police Department as a 911 dispatcher in 1984 and worked there for 35 years. While there, he heard it all, including UFO and humanoid reports!

In the early 1990’s he began to concentrate on summarizing only humanoid/entity encounters of all kinds. To date, he has summarized and collected over 24,000 reports, and the database is updated and corrected daily. 

Albert has written 16 books on entity and humanoid encounters chronologies, including a book about UFOs and humanoids over Florida. These can be obtained on both softcover and Kindle versions on Amazon.

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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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