; Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranormal

Monday, February 13, 2023


A Phoenix, Arizona man is in northern Arizona hiking and exploring. That night, he has an encounter with a tall skinny humanoid. The next day he makes a discovery that frightens him for years.

The following inquiry was forwarded to me:

"In 2015 I took a trip through northern Arizona (I live in Phoenix) hiking, taking photos, and enjoying nature. At one location it was late so I decided to park for a few hours or spend the night in my truck. I had the truck turned off, with the window down. There was a huge full moon in the sky behind me, I was looking at it in my outside rearview mirror.

Then this 'being' walked from my left to my right, about 4-6 feet behind the tail of my truck. It stopped and looked at me. It was about 8 feet tall, very skinny, with long arms with the elbow lower than ours would be. The neck was about a foot long pointing forward a bit, oval head and what looked like a 4-foot tube extending from the jaw down forward, almost like a very long beard coming to a point. The moon was behind it so I saw it in silhouette. It walked very slowly like it was struggling to move. I tried to roll up my window but the truck was off. Slowly it slightly turned its shoulders towards me and that long freakish neck turned like an insect would. The face looking right at me. I thought that was it, I'm dead. It looked so skinny I figured it was hungry. I had my hand on the keys, if it came towards me I'd turn the truck on, roll up the window and take off.  The head turned back forward and it walked on. I waited a minute then started the truck and took off.

A few months later I decided to go back but in the daytime. I found the exact spot. There was nothing there but dirt and desert. No buildings for miles, all dirt roads. I traveled around the area since I was there, did a bit of hiking then came upon a place and parked. It looked like an old crash site, with a hole in the ground, big rocks all burned, and bushes growing in it. Whatever happened there happened a long time ago. Then I heard digging sounds, like heavy machinery, trucks backing up and making the 'beep beep' sound, like a lot of them but there was nothing around me for miles, just desert. I drove around a bit to see where the sound was coming from but I was all alone out there. I went back to that spot and could clearly hear lots of trucks busy at work, like major digging construction machines. I then got on my knees and put my ear to the ground. The digging sound was coming from underground.

I thought that was odd, nothing around that would identify that area for construction, out in the desert on a very simple road, saw no one pass by at all.  Then I noticed out in the desert two big white shiny pickup trucks facing me, windows were black. They seemed to appear out of nowhere, then behind me were two more. It was just me, the 4 trucks, and a lot of people digging under me. I got concerned, got back in my truck, and left.

After a bit, I slowed down. No one was following me so I drove until I got to the next road. There was an underpass to the road to go north. I take a right to go south, go under the underpass and take a left.  At both exits were the same big white pickup trucks, the glass-tinted black and waiting. Whichever way I turned one of them would be behind me. I headed south, and the truck behind me immediately took off after me. The other truck turned around and followed. The truck was right on my bumper. It was so large I couldn't see in its window but it was tinted so dark I'd not seen anyone driving anyway. I was going 90 miles an hour, and as it was right on my tail the other one tried to overtake me. I was weaving between two lanes to keep it from passing, as I'd gone into the left lane to block the second truck the one behind me tried to pass me on my right. this went on for miles until there was an exit with a few shops there. I took that exit, and both trucks slowed, did a U-turn, and retired back.

I knew they had my license plate, so I figured I was screwed. I uncovered something they didn't want to be found. I went home and just waited for a knock on the door or to be shot or whatever. Nothing happened. I got no contact, no warning, nothing. I was afraid to tell my friends as they might be incriminated, too.

Years passed and nothing happened. It's been 7 years now, and I've never gone back to either location. By me seeing that thing walking and where I heard the digging underground and very earthly trucks trying to run me off the road, could there be a connection? I don't know, I stopped going out into the desert from then on.

Do you have some ideas about the thing I saw? I'd love some answers. I guess we all would." D


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In this episode of Phantoms & Monsters Radio, I welcome paranormal investigator & filmmaker Eric Mintel. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

Eric Mintel (Lead Investigator) - For more than 30 years Eric Mintel is an acclaimed jazz musician with his group the Eric Mintel Quartet. Later at night, Eric Mintel investigates the paranormal.

Eric was invited to perform twice at the White House for President Clinton in 1998 and for President Obama in 2011.  He was also invited to perform at the Kennedy Center over ten times from 1999-2005 and also had a special concert at the United Nations in 2010.  He has toured and performed around the country in concert halls, high schools, libraries, elementary schools, churches, jazz clubs, and many more venues. A consummate professional in front of the camera, Eric has been on television performing his music as well as being interviewed.

Eric and Dominic were recently featured on the cover of American Paranormal magazine in January 2023. Eric has also had stories written up on his paranormal activities by numerous newspapers and has been featured on many radio stations and podcasts across the country and around the world.  Interested in the paranormal from a very young age Eric has led Eric Mintel Investigates since 2016 seeking out strange stories to tell whether it’s ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot, or Dogman sightings.

Fans of his music have eagerly followed him into the paranormal world.  On many an investigation, Eric and his team have captured groundbreaking video footage and captured strange paranormal activity the likes of which have never been seen.

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