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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Did a Coon Hunter SHOOT & KILL BIGFOOT in Harrison County, WV?

Did an old coon hunter from Harrison County, West Virginia actually shoot and kill a Bigfoot? According to the following account, even though there is little proof, the informant stated that it was true.

"I went to a friend's house in the Bridgeport area of Harrison County, West Virginia to sight in my new rifle. He began to tell me a story of a strange animal that was killed on this farm by the man who owned it before his death.

The farmer was a coon hunter and went out almost every night. One night the farmer's dogs got on a scent and took off. They ran for about an hour and stopped at the base of a tree as usual. The farmer made his way up the hill to the tree to shoot the coon the dogs had cornered. There was nothing there though. Thinking this was very strange he started to look around when he noticed a tree with its limbs shaking. Something was jumping from tree to tree to keep from being seen. The farmer finding this very strange went and told my friend what had happened and dismissed it altogether.

About a week later the supposed creature did the same trick. This made the old man suspicious because his dogs were very well-trained and had never let him down before. This happened for about a month when one night the dogs treed an animal and the farmer got there quickly and shot it. To his surprise, it was no coon.

It had long grayish, brown hair and was about five feet tall. Its hands were human-like and its feet were more hand-like than anything. I told my friend he was crazy so he decided to prove it to me. He told me the old man kept the animal but did not have it mounted cause he was afraid he had done something wrong.

My friend took me to the old barn and there it was. The old man had nailed its carcass to the wall. I was shocked! It was built a lot like a human and had hair 6 or 7 inches long on it. It had very large sharp teeth and resembled some kind of ape-looking creature. I told my friend I wouldn't say anything about it but I feel that it is my duty to report this. If anyone has any idea what this animal could be please let me know.

If someone would like to analyze the remains of this animal contact me by e-mail and maybe I can talk him into letting someone do some research on it. Please contact me because I am very interested in knowing what it is and I am very serious about this story because I saw it with my own two eyes." Unknown

NOTE: Supposedly, this incident occurred in the mid-1990s. An investigator from a West Virginia paranormal investigation group believed, at the time, that this account was a hoax since the informant refused a request for photographs or an on-sight analysis of remains.

This account was recently forwarded to me by a reader for my thoughts. I looked into the account and it seems that there have been a few variations posted online over the past 20 years or so. The account does seem to be contrived and embellished, but there really isn't much to go on. What are your thoughts? Lon


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

Featured in this edition:

The 'Chicago Mothman' is back! A Little Village woman and her father had just left a grocery store and crossed the street when they observed a red-eyed bat-winged humanoid looking directly at them. They fled in terror. This is the 10th winged humanoid incident reported in Chicago's 'Little Village' community.

Also, a Memphis, Tennessee police officer recalls his bizarre encounter with a 'lizard humanoid' while on a special assignment in the late 1980s. A very interesting and detailed description of the creature. As well, San Bernardino County, California residents are now coming forward with their personal upright Dogman encounters.

I have received several requests for me to recount my 1988 red-eyed winged humanoid encounter at Camp Conewago in south-central Pennsylvania. I will describe the incident in detail and answer all questions.

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In this episode of 'V' host, Vincent Richardson welcomes UFO, cryptid, & paranormal researcher & investigator Bryan Bowden to the show. We hope to see you in the chat. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

As a child, Bryan experienced some unusual events that drove his curiosity and would later propel him into becoming a boots-on-the-ground UFO, cryptid, and paranormal researcher and investigator. Since 1977 he has used his spare time to explore those areas of interest, traveling the world in pursuit of the Truth, His experiences in the paranormal realm cover the gambit of the goblin universe, from encounters with Sasquatch, Dogman, and spirits to several UFO experiences, each has been the driving force in his quest for more knowledge and ultimately Answers. 

He is the Chief Information and Technology Officer and Director for the Bronxville Paranormal Society BPS and has brought an entirely fresh perspective and process to the paranormal field and investigations culminating in revolutionary results. 

Bryan is the creator, producer, and co-host of the critically acclaimed "Beyond The Realm" Radio Show; He started the Paranormal Center and is a former member of the board for the Pine Bush UFO Festival and Conference. He has conducted several successful CE-5 events, all of which have brought contact to the many who attended.

Bryan is currently a member of IRVA the International Remote Viewers Association; the Founder and Director of the NYSUFOP - New York State UFO Project, NYSSO - New York State Sasquatch Organization; and the  NYSDP - New York State Dogman Project. He was the former Director of the North American Dogman Project - New York State Chapter; and is The North American correspondent for Outer Limits Magazine.  He is the co-host of “Inside The Goblin Universe” radio program with Ronald Murphy, and host of NoBoBuMe (which stand for -Nobody But Me). He also has several appearances on Dave Scott's Spaced Out Radio SOR, and also has appeared in numerous newspaper articles, independent films, television series, and a variety top tier podcasts.

Bryan Bowden has been a speaker and presenter at many conferences throughout the United States. He has appeared in a season of Red Earth Uncovered, (a Canadian series) and also appeared on Into the Unknown, (Jersey Devil episode) hosted by Cliff Simon, He filmed for the UFO documentary “Star Children of Pine New York”; along with filming for a 2-hour UFO Special for the Travel Channel and Discovery+ called “Alien Invasion Hudson Valley UFO” and is on Season 2 of UFO WITNESS.

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In this episode of Phantoms & Monsters Radio, we welcome paranormal investigator, intuitive, & writer Richard Moschella. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

Richard Moschella is a paranormal investigator, intuitive, and writer from Morris County, New Jersey. He is the owner and team leader of the New Jersey Paranormal Project an organization he founded back in 2007, his goal was to research and investigate spirit. Though the New Jersey Paranormal Project has gotten to work with some of the best experts in the paranormal field, spiritualists, and mediums. 

The New Jersey Paranormal Project can be seen on YouTube and anyone can view the case files and be a part of the investigation. Richard is also a writer, author, and lecturer. His latest book is titled 'Case Files of the Paranormal.'

Richard's website can be found at www.RichardMoschella.com

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A Paranormal Life welcomes Lily Nova, who is an Astrophotographer, UFO / alien contactee, & experiencer. Bernadette McDaniel (Host)

Lily Nova's journey as an Astrophotographer turned from fueling her love for space by taking photos of the night sky, to being visited by extraterrestrials, and documenting close encounters with UFOs.

UFOs began visiting Lily Nova during COVID while she was out shooting astrophotography. She began documenting these close encounters with her camera, accumulating evidence, and investigating the phenomena.

Since then, she has been exploring the universe in ways she could never imagine possible. Lily now initiates contact with these otherworldly beings and has become a channel for their messages. They have taught her many curiosities about the universe, spirituality, how to develop psychic gifts, and what it truly means to be human. Lily has discovered so much about who we are, and where we are heading as a species.

Lily's website can be found at lilynovaspaceart.com

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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' or 'O'Hare Batman.' - 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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