Saturday, September 24, 2022

Giant Pale, Snake-Faced, Hooded Humanoid Encountered at Florida Highway Rest Area

A woman describes, in detail, her encounter with a giant chalk-white humanoid while at a Florida highway rest area. She showed empathy towards the being, even though she was shocked by it.

"It was the Spring of 2007. My then-boyfriend and I were on our way from New York down to Miami to go to a music festival. We were driving south on the highway along the east coast of Central Florida when we pulled into a rest area so that he could catch a nap. He had been driving all day when he decided that he desperately needed a short rest before getting back behind the wheel. We had very recently bought the van and he did not think that I could handle maneuvering it, so he was doing all of the driving. (I later proved him wrong).

He parked and jumped in the back of the van and laid down on the futon mattress that we had laid there. He told me to leave him alone and he proceeded to pass out from exhaustion. I was pretty freaked out because the rest area building was unmanned, locked up, and dark inside. The restrooms were closed. The small rest area building was surrounded by dark woods. There were about four other cars in the small parking lot but no sign of any drivers, so I imagine they were having an emergency lay-down as well.

Normally I would never have set foot outside of the van alone in such a scenario. My instincts told me NOT to get out of the van. But I had taken some Midol for my menstrual cramps and they had given me brutal nausea; I needed some pretzels. I mustered up all of my courage and opened the passenger-side door and squeezed through the space between our vehicle and the vehicle that was parked directly next to ours. As soon as I had a clear line of sight to the front of the rest stop building, I saw the 'thing,' and saw 'IT,' clearly. Straight ahead I saw the brightly-lit front façade of the rest stop. To the left of the doors was 'IT.' To the right of the doors was a vending machine.

Immediately, it communicated with me. I was flooded with what I consider a telepathic message from the being: "I cannot be seen. I cannot be seen. I must travel by night and exist in darkness. I cannot be seen. I cannot be seen. I cannot be seen." And I felt an enormous wave of COMPASSION for the being rather than FEAR, which may seem a more logical reaction to someone hearing this story. For some reason, my brain only categorized IT as one thing initially: an outsider worthy of compassion and tolerance.

Its skin was pure-chalk-white. Not the skin tone “white,” but the color white. Its eyes were several times larger than ours, it had two little air holes for a nose and a very thin mouth. Its frame was completely concealed by its enormous, long, black hooded robe. It looked as though it was quite gaunt underneath, pretty frail looking. It was sitting on its bottom, knees bent, back against the brick front of the rest area, to the left of the front doors of the rest area. It was sitting with its back very straight, tall, and erect. It seemed in awe of me, or maybe in awe that I was actually approaching it.

It looked vaguely like a human, very vaguely. Its face was snake-like. Its eyes were right on me. I threw a little everyday smile in its direction and I did something strange. I continued to walk toward the rest area even after seeing IT. I walked TOWARDS the rest area building, CLOSER to IT. I walked forward about 20 feet from the rear of the van to the rest areas steps, up the 20 or so steps, and to the right, where the vending machine was located. My thoughts at this point were very bizarre in retrospect: I felt bad for the thing. I didn't want it to feel different. I know that sounds hilariously quaint if we are indeed talking about an interdimensional being, but I didn't want to run back into the van because I didn't want to hurt its feelings. I didn't want to make it feel like a freak. It had already told me that it could not be seen due to the way people would react, so I wanted it to know that I didn't judge it for the way it looked and that I was willing to come to terms with its horrific appearance in order to extend some humanity to it. (I did not know about fallen angels and such at the time)

So it was with that very bizarrely strong conviction to be righteous and humane to IT that I walked toward the vending machine. I actually got pretzels. I'm telling you, my stomach was churning. I used the vending machine with my back to it.

Pretzels in hand, I swiveled around to look at IT again before descending back down the steps. It was at that moment that pure terror rippled through me. I was closer to it now, approximately 15 feet away, and I could see now that there was definitely NO WAY that it was human. It was staring right at me like a wide-eyed insect.

It was still in exactly the same position, except that it had turned its head to look at me better as my position changed. It looked like an alien. It looked like a demon. IT. WAS. NOT. HUMAN. Its huge, one-dimensional eyes did not have whites. They were almond-shaped, like the classic alien eye that we all know.

It was then that I realized that it was EXTREMELY TALL, unthinkably tall. Although I was standing and it was sitting, its head still stood taller than mine. Its huge eyes were FIXED on me TOTALLY, with fascination, alarm, and with the most intense focus. Just like the way my cat looks at something right before she pounces on it.

When I had made the decision to climb the stairs towards it and NOT to retreat to the van, I thought that it was sitting ON TOP of something and that that was why its head was raised up so high. Now, from this closer perspective, I could see that it was not sitting on anything but its own butt. If I had realized that it was this fucking tall at the start, I very well may not have gone up the stairs.

So, after the ripple of terror went through me, I responded by smiling the way you smile at a stranger when your eyes catch on the bus. I shot it a casual, thin, innocuous little "heyhowyadoin" smile. Why and how I acted as if things were totally normal, I cannot explain. I have never acted so cool in my life.

If I were to guess what the thing was doing when I encountered it, judging by its body language, I would say that it was somewhat displaced and resting. But I have no clue, maybe it was in the middle of something far more sinister. It did NOT look like a mutant or an experiment. It looked ancient, timeless, and placeless. Graceful, horrible.

It was also firmly in this dimension when I saw it. It was not a hazy vision in the slightest. The lighting was not dim. It was not even a remotely ethereal experience! The extremely bright lights that illuminated the front façade of the rest area building revealed every contour of this entity. If only I had been closer I could have provided much more detail about its facial features.

As I was walking back to the van, I quickly strategized about how to make sure that my fear did not paralyze me and prohibit me from getting safely inside the car. I decided not to look back, or even around me as I turned the key because if I saw that IT had moved or I saw IT coming towards me, I would have been too terrified to manage with the car keys. I got in the van. I locked the door. I screamed that we needed to leave immediately. We did. As we drove away, about 90 seconds after IT was last in my sight, I looked out the window and saw that it was gone. There was nothing where it had been. Just brick wall and concrete floor.

I began to tell my boyfriend that I had just had the ultimate experience, and although he was a dude who was always going on about The Vedas and Madame Blavatsky and whatnot, for some reason his only response was a trite “We’re in Florida, what do you expect?” He was an extremely abusive person so I decided to leave it at that and not attempt to share any more with him.

As far as the height of the entity. At first, I thought that it was about 9 or 10 feet tall. Now that I am drawing a diagram, I realize that IT was likely significantly taller. As I said, IT’s head stood taller than mine, even though I was standing and IT was sitting. I am 5’4.” That means that it was approximately six feet tall from its butt to the top of its head. From its butt to its knees may have been 4-5 feet, and from its knees to feet, 3 feet. But that means that IT was about 14 feet tall. I can hardly wrap my mind around that." G

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Sasquatch Decomposed Body Discovered in Huge Hollow Cedar Tree

A British Columbia logger describes an incident while felling a large cedar tree. The tree had a huge hollow cavity in which he found massive human-like bones, hair, and rawhide-like remains.

"My friend Dan called me and asked if I would come to his place to help him unload some gravel out of his truck. While we were unloading his truck an older stout man in his 60s pulled up into his driveway. Dan walked over and greeted the man. They walked over and he introduced me to the older fella as his brother Troy. After we unloaded the truck we went into Dan's house and cracked open a few drinks. We talked for a couple hours and after a bottle of Glen Limit scotch, I broke the ice and told Troy about my experience with the Sasquatch. Dan tells Troy to tell me about his encounters.

Troy tells me he's working for a logging contractor near Blue River, British Columbia in the Mantou area, about an hour and a half north of Blue River. Troy said he was at the bottom of this logging block where there was a huge cedar and that this tree had been 16 feet around to the butt. Troy then says he cleared all the brush around the tree before felling it. Then he bores into the cedar to see how hollow the tree was.

After about an hour of making the cuts with the chainsaw, he began to fall the monster cedar, which went down with a thundering crash. This tree exploded when it hit the ground. He walked up to the tree near the butt and said you could see into the huge hollow space. It was kind of like looking into a cave. Troy then says he thought he could see brownish-looking bones in the deep hollow. He first thought that this could be a food cache pit from a cougar or a bear. He crawled into the cedar and pulls out some of the bones. On further inspection, it looked like a human's hip bone, and the next thing he pulled out shocked him. Troy said he pulled a huge arm bone with the hand attached. The hand was four times bigger than any human hand and the arm bone had to be as thick as the end of the base of a baseball bat.

He then called his boss down on the handheld radio. On further inspection of the bones, they found long hair and rawhide-like material stuck to some of the skeletal remains. They were dumbfounded. His supervisor said he needs to call the police as these looked like human remains. Troy said the bones were thicker and longer than any human remains that he had ever seen and the hair and rawhide material were a mystery. There was no decomposition smell, just the odor of cedar boughs. He also noted that the bush supervisor called the police just as the day was ending.

Provincial Conservation officers arrived. The workers were not allowed to go back to the site until a week later, just to get their equipment. They never logged that block. Troy also noted that when retrieving the logging gear there was a Conservation officer there with another contractor waiting to deactivate the road.

I asked Troy what he thought of it. He said he thinks this may have been where a Sasquatch died. I asked if there were any openings in the cedar or how we thought it could have got in there. He shrugged his shoulders as he cracked open another bottle of scotch. I asked Troy if he had any other strange encounters while working. He mentioned other accounts told to him by loggers, but nothing else had occurred with him.

Troy now carries a 4570 Marlin in his truck wherever he goes. He warned me that if I ever travel on the Hart Highway to carry protection. We had a good visit talking about Sasquatch and logging."

Transcribed source - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaNapeQhQzI

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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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Friday, September 23, 2022

PHOTOS: Remarkable '6-Toed Bigfoot Prints' Submitted

"I took those photos of the 6 toes print. This was in 2016 at my logging camp 2 miles west of Lake Almanor near Chester, California. Unfortunately, that entire area has burned down this year in the Dixie Fire. And for the naysayers that say they're fake, they're not. The smaller print is my size 10 footprint. They are unusual compared to other Bigfoot tracks that I've encountered. That's why I shared them. I have no need to fake anything, nor do I want any notoriety of any kind." GW

NOTE: You can find the video and commentary at Photos Of 6 Toe'd Human Like Huge Foot Prints


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In this episode of Phantoms & Monsters Radio, we present an 'Obscure Cryptid Roundtable' discussion. The guests include Dean Bertram, Ron Murphy, & Jason McLean. I hope to see you in the chat. Please Like, subscribe, and comment.
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Dean Bertram (PhD) is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and film festival director based in Sydney, Australia. He is the co-founder of A Night of Horror International Film Festival.

Dean has written for a range of publications including The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, People Magazine, 3D World, and Fortean Times. He founded A Night of Horror International Film Festival, along with Lisa Mitchell and Grant Bertram in 2006. Bertram and Mitchell remain the festival's directors.
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Ron Murphy, 'The Crypto Guru,' has been investigating the stuff of nightmares for over 30 years. He has delved deeply into the shadows to shed light on the things that go bump in the night and meticulously researched the historical and psychological context of myths and legends from around the world. Ron seeks to uncover the archetypal precedent for the monsters that haunt our collective thoughts.
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Witness to a living pterosaur author, illustrator, and Biblical paranormal researcher, Jason McLean has authored and illustrated numerous books, including 'How UFOs & Bigfoot Prove the Bible is True' and 'Metroplex Monsters.' He can be found weekly on the SIRUpapers and Tex’s Front Porch channels on YouTube where he discusses cryptozoology, ufology, forbidden archaeology, and the paranormal.

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, & SHARE - THANKS!

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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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'Hello?' Unexplained Voice Follows Cyclist Through Dark Woods

A cyclist riding through a local British woods experiences an unexplained incident. Was this a hallucination, a glitch, or a disembodied voice from the darkness? Very bizarre account.

The following account was recently forwarded to me:

"Ok, here's an unusual thing that happened to me last week (mid-September 2022), but it's kind of borderline. I've been commuting to work by e-bike for a month and a half since I got my new bike, ten miles in, ten miles out. The trail starts in my local wood, Chopwell Woods, Gateshead, along an old straight railway track which was long ago blocked off with huge rocks to stop twokkers burning out cars in there. I travel along that, down to a gate barring traffic beyond which is the wood's only car park, down a hill, up a hill, down a hill again, and out onto the main road. I join the Derwent walk a little while later, so most of the rest of the way is woodland and out-of-the-way places. The nights are coming in now, and I finish at 7.30pm usually, so I'm quite used to doing most of the journey in the dark under the trees, bats flitting alongside me, owls hooting, and the occasional deer leaping across the road. I also get quite a few dog walkers, other cyclists, adventurous groups of teenagers, etc out in the dark, though for the most part they have lights or torches, and I have strong lights and backups in case they run flat. I've never known them to be particularly chatty. I listen to a Bluetooth speaker clipped to my left shoulder to pass the time, radio, audiobooks, music, etc, and I keep a spare identical speaker in a pocket on my right leg, switched off, in case the main one runs out.

So, after a busy Saturday, I'm almost home, having reached my local wood at about 8.35pm. I climb the short but steep hill at the entrance to save battery power, and also because it's a blind turn and you get cars coming out even late on, then I mount my bike and start down the hill with just my lights to see by. It's pitch dark beyond my lights, and in my left ear, my speaker is telling me about British History. I get to the bottom of the hill at speed and am zooming up the next one when British History goes off mid-sentence. A moment later from my right leg pocket I hear a man's voice saying 'Hello? Hello?' I instantly realise it is a phone call that has somehow routed itself through my spare speaker, which should be turned off. There's a switch on it you have to hold down for a second or two to switch it on, maybe it has pressed up against something else in my pocket, and again to answer the call, though I didn't hear the ringtone? Simultaneously I am reaching the top of the hill, and the headlights of a Land Rover are blazing into my eyes like something from an X-Files episode. It's parked up on the grit turnoff I need to take, and I slow to a stop wondering what it's doing there, but a moment later it pulls away and off the way I came, leaving me room to pull up to the gate I need to go around. I pause for a moment, realise the caller has ended the call, switch my left shoulder speaker off and on again and resume playing my history audio. Phone calls can wait, I'm a bit spooked, and I just want to get up onto the old railway path and along out of the woods.

Off I go, and I'm zooming along towards the exit, which I still can't see, which will take me out into the fields above the town. There's no one around, and only my bike light to see by. From somewhere on my right side, from among the trees and the dark, comes a voice. 'Hello?' I'd swear it's the same voice from the phone call, but it's not coming from my spare speaker, but from somewhere out in the dark to my right.

My left speaker is still talking British History in my ear, so it's not my phone. I don't turn to look, I don't stop, I speed up, and I get out of the woods as quick as I can and out into the darkened fields and the lights of town. The stretch of path I'd been traveling along has one inlet path on the right-hand side, which leads up to the golf course and a farm, but I don't think I was passing it at the time. So let's say I was, someone was coming down that way, and just says 'Hello?' at a passing cyclist? Or someone is standing in the trees, in the dark, and just saying 'Hello?' I'd swear it was the same voice.

When I got home I checked, and a number I didn't know had called me at that time. I haven't rung it. So maybe I hallucinated? Can't say I've ever done that before, and the memory feels real and solid. I've been through far more traumatic and frightening things without such weird effects. I was a little spooked, but I'm used to being a little spooked, cycling in the dark through woods I know very well. I can't say it makes any sense." DT

NOTE: Was this a hallucination, a glitch, or a disembodied voice from the darkness? Weird account. Lon

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In this episode of Phantoms & Monsters Radio, we present an 'Obscure Cryptid Roundtable' discussion. The guests include Dean Bertram, Ron Murphy, & Jason McLean. I hope to see you in the chat. Please Like, subscribe, and comment.
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Dean Bertram (PhD) is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and film festival director based in Sydney, Australia. He is the co-founder of A Night of Horror International Film Festival.

Dean has written for a range of publications including The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, People Magazine, 3D World, and Fortean Times. He founded A Night of Horror International Film Festival, along with Lisa Mitchell and Grant Bertram in 2006. Bertram and Mitchell remain the festival's directors.
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Ron Murphy, 'The Crypto Guru,' has been investigating the stuff of nightmares for over 30 years. He has delved deeply into the shadows to shed light on the things that go bump in the night and meticulously researched the historical and psychological context of myths and legends from around the world. Ron seeks to uncover the archetypal precedent for the monsters that haunt our collective thoughts.
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Witness to a living pterosaur author, illustrator, and Biblical paranormal researcher, Jason McLean has authored and illustrated numerous books, including 'How UFOs & Bigfoot Prove the Bible is True' and 'Metroplex Monsters.' He can be found weekly on the SIRUpapers and Tex’s Front Porch channels on YouTube where he discusses cryptozoology, ufology, forbidden archaeology, and the paranormal.

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, & SHARE - THANKS!

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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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TODAY'S TOP LINKS







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