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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Central Illinois BIGFOOT: We Were Stalked by the SALT CREEK MONSTER!

Two Central Illinois boys are night fishing in Salt Creek. Their mother drives to the bridge to pick them up. The boys decide to go home on their own. That's when the Salt Creek Monster emerges!

I received the following account:

"I live near Lincoln, Illinois. Lincoln is located in Central Illinois. It is 30 miles from the state capital, Springfield, and 35 miles each from Bloomington-Normal, Peoria, and Decatur. It has a population of about 12,000. I am now 53 years old, but when I was a little boy, me and my family had an encounter with 'The Salt Creek Monster.' At that time we lived out in the country less than 1/4 of a mile from Salt Creek. This was 2 miles outside an extremely small little village, Kenney, Illinois.

My Mom witnessed it cross the road right before the bridge that crossed Salt Creek. My brothers had been down there night fishing, and placing out "night lines." My Mom drove down to the bridge to get the boys and told them to get back up to the house. It was almost 10 p.m. and they weren't going to be allowed to stay out there all night. One of my brothers told my Mom they had seen "Bigfoot." Her, not believing them told them, "Well, you 2 boys get in the car, and come on home." They told her they had to gather their fishing poles and gear, and to please wait while they got it, and they would walk back up to the house. She agreed and waited while they did that, and they started back down the road. One of my brothers was on foot and one on his bike.

As they took off, she drove on toward the bridge to turn around on a little gravel drive, right before the bridge. She had her driver's side window down. As she got to the drive, a horrible smell of garbage, mixed with rotten sewage water, practically "smacked" her in the face through the window. In the headlights, a 6-foot tall, man-shaped..."thing" crossed the headlights from one side of the road to the other. It was light gray and completely hair-covered. It looked directly at the car as it passed by. She said she'll never forget those glowing yellow eyes. She said she had the hair on her arms, neck, and head all stood on end, and she's never felt that scared since. She turned into the drive, on the right side of the road, and slammed the gear shift into reverse, quickly doing a 3-point turn to go back away from the bridge, and back up the road to the house.

As she drove toward the house, this "thing" was running down the road. It was a full moon that night. The boys had been looking back, as they went to see where Mom was, and they saw this huge, muscular, man-shaped "thing" running in their direction. They later said they looked back, because this thing must have weighed a lot because they "felt" it running on the paved country road before they saw it. My brother, who was on foot was scared so bad, he passed my other brother on his bicycle, running! Mom was freaked out because it looked like it was going after the boys. She swerved over at the creature, and it jumped off the right side of the road, down 15 feet into the deep ditch, and, let out a blood-curdling scream.

Everyone got back up to the house, quickly got into the house, and locked all the doors and windows. They later said they could hear it walking around the house. It was "thudding" into the ground, and breathing loudly, as it went by windows. My sister and her best friend were sleeping out in a camper that fit into the bed of a pick-up truck. They heard something walk up to the camper, and circle it 5-6 times. They could hear deep, heavy breathing, and the dog that was scared of NOTHING, under the truck whining. It slapped the side of the camper and rattled the door knob. The girls stayed completely still and even held their breath, they were trying to be so quiet. After what seemed like forever, (but in reality was probably 30-40 seconds) they finally heard, whatever it was, (they never looked out any window to see), something "thud" off in the direction of Salt Creek. Sometime later, they heard something, off in the distance, in the same direction, they heard the thing, that only moments before had been circling their camper. That's when it let out an ungodly loud screeching howl that none of us will ever forget!" J

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All great legends are based on a real event. Subsequent events simply add to the legend. This seems to be the case for the Lizard Man of the Scape Ore Swamp, a phenomenon that crescendoed into a national story. It remains the namesake for the small town of Bishopville, South Carolina. I will talk about that incident during the presentation.

But is the lizard man or reptoid phenomenon a reality? Is it a figment of someone's imagination... or is it a flesh & blood, corporeal being?

I have received hundreds of accounts from experiencers over several decades. Every account is different, some more terrifying than others. I'll let you decide whether these are extraterrestrial or interdimensional humanoids... or a species of cryptid that occasionally makes itself known to unsuspecting witnesses.

So, listen to the reports, and form your conclusions about what these Lizard beings are. If you have questions, feel free to post them in the live chat. I will do my best to answer everyone.







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