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Friday, February 17, 2023

Two Teens Encounter HUGE RED-EYED UPRIGHT CANINE Near Wedron, Illinois

Two teen boys are out at night hunting near Wedron, Illinois. As they trekked through the deep snow, they encountered a huge red-eyed canine cryptid that then stood up as it approached them.

Richard in Illinois called in to tell of his dogman encounter during one of my appearances on 'Coast to Coast AM' with George Knapp:

“I just turned 60 years old last November. Anyway, when I was 14 or 15, I and a buddy went hunting up on the Burlington Northern railroad tracks, between the town of Dayton and Wedron, Illinois. We had just received heavy snowfall, about 10 to 12 inches. We made it all the way up to where the Wedron Silica pits were. We turned and went across the tracks, come back the other side and we were pretty well gassed out because it was a long walk in the deep snow.

Anyway, we got about a half mile from the cemetery and we weren't talking. We were pretty well-winded. I heard something growling and snarling. My friend walked up behind me and we were both looking. There was a big canine creature, along a four or five-strand wire barb wire fence. It was on the other side along the timberline. There was a big orange moon coming up on the east side of the Fox River. The river runs north and south.

Anyway, it moved toward the edge of the fence. I had a 20-gauge single shot and I think Jimmy had a 12-gauge single shot. I had mine cocked and I imagine he had his cocked too. Then as it reached the fence it stood up and it was standing about four or five feet over the top of the fence. It was huge and terrifying. It had red eyes. It was just as red as it could be and it wasn't from the moonlight because the moon was still on the east side of the river coming up.

We took off! We usually cut down to the east side of the cemetery and went down through the woods back to the Burlington Northern track but we were too scared to go that way. So we went around the cemetery on the west side and went all the way to his house. His dad and his buddies were down in the basement where they were playing cards. We ran down there and told them what had happened to us and they didn't believe us at all. It was absolutely terrifying.”

Source: Coast to Coast Radio - February 24, 2013


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ERIC MINTEL - PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR/FILMMAKER - 'Eric Mintel Investigates' - Lon Strickler (Host)

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.

Eric is also a Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research affiliate.

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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.

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