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Tuesday, July 04, 2023

Terrifying HUMANOID Shocks Commuter Bus Riders in Chicago Suburb!

A Naperville, Illinois resident is on a commuter bus one night when an unknown bizarre humanoid attempts to board the bus. Everyone, including the driver, was shocked. What was it?

I recently received the following account:

"It was a wild night, one that I'll never forget. The date was September 1, 2020. I live in Naperville, Illinois. I was headed back home on a public bus, I believe it was a PACE, and I was pretty much alone. Just me and the bus driver and one or two other people. That in and of itself was strange, but I'm not sure that was related.

Anyways I board the bus and the bus driver is stopping off at plenty of locations. We arrive at one where there's little to no light around it, no streetlamps, no houses or buildings, no nothing. The only thing illuminating the scene was the dim light inside the bus and the headlights. The bus driver opened the doors and nobody budges, but as the bus driver began to close the doors, we heard these really heavy footsteps come out of nowhere. Then I heard the most god-awful sound I have ever heard. It wasn't quite screaming, it wasn't singing, but it sounded angry. The bus driver began to open the doors again for the 'thing' to the board, but as soon as it came into eyesight, nobody wanted that....that thing...to board this bus. The driver shut the doors as quickly as he could and this creature became infuriated.

It was wearing women's clothing, an orange shirt and an orange hat with some shorts (it had been hot here). But that thing was not like any woman I've ever seen. I don't even know how to describe it. It could have the power to shapeshift if that's a thing. This thing, it was a she, or at least wanted to appear so, began pounding on the bus doors, howling its angry, screaming song. It went on for a long time. The bus driver was clearly in shock and confused and downright scared, as he should be. Hell, I was scared too!

I don't think any of us knew what to do. And at the same time, we weren't sure if this thing would follow us? If we did let the creature in, would it harm us? Kill us even? Would it chase after us if we didn't? If we called the police, and it left, would they even believe us? It wasn't any kind of cryptid like Bigfoot or the Chupacabra. Was it an extraterrestrial life form? It is an experience I will not forget ever in my life. The first thing I did when I arrived home was look up anything similar, to no avail.

So, after these 3 years, I decided to report it. I know that you have been involved with the Chicago Mothman sightings investigation, but is it possible that this 'thing' is related?"



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Welcome to Phantoms & Monsters Radio. My guest is paranormal investigator & author Nicole Strickland. We will be discussing her most recent title 'The Afterlife Chronicles: Exploring the Connection Between Life, Death, and Beyond. Join us in the chat.

Nicole Strickland is a well-respected afterlife & paranormal researcher, author, podcaster, and speaker from San Diego, California. She is the founder, director, and case manager of the San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS). Nicole is the Ghost Research Society's California Coordinator and consultant to other investigative teams. Since 2011, she has co-hosted the “Spirits of the Adobe” tours at the iconic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. 

Blending her love of history, paranormal studies, and writing, Nicole has written several books, including Field Guide to Southern California Hauntings, The Haunted Queen of the Seas: The Living Legend of the RMS Queen Mary, Spirited Queen Mary: Her Haunted Legend, RMS Queen Mary: Voices from Her Voyages, San Diego’s Most Haunted: The Historical Legacy and Paranormal Marvels of America’s Finest City, Spirits of Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, Max and Kayli: Two Remarkable Felines Forever Imprinted on My Heart and The Afterlife Chronicles: Exploring the Connection Between Life, Death, and Beyond. She is also a writer and contributor to Paranormal Underground Magazine.

Nicole gives presentations about a variety of paranormal topics at conferences, events, and libraries. She has presented at some of the best-known conventions, such as the Oregon Ghost Conference, Port Gamble Ghost Conference, Troy Taylor’s Haunted America Conference, Maritime Ghost Conference of San Diego, Preston Castle Benefit Paracon, Ghost Fest IV aboard the Queen Mary, and Strange Escapes, among others. She is represented non-exclusively by RK Entertainment. 

Nicole has been featured in a myriad of media outlets discussing her work as a paranormal researcher. These include several local San Diego newspapers and magazines and news programs, such as Good Morning San Diego, San Diego Living, KPBS Evening Edition, and Channel 8 Evening Edition. She has been interviewed for nationally televised programs, including My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera, Travel Channel’s Ghost Stories, and Famously Afraid; she has been further interviewed on hundreds of radio shows and podcasts. 

Along with Todd Bates, Nicole co-hosts Haunted Voices Radio, one of the longest-running radio programs featuring many guests from all areas of the supernatural. In 2020, she debuted her radio show, The Afterlife Chronicles, which was selected by Feedspot as one of the top 25 programs on the afterlife. 

Nicole holds a B.A. degree from the University of Arizona and an M.S. from National University. 


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