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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

GLOWING WHITE HUMANOID Encountered in the San Gabriel Foothills, California

A group of friends, living in La Habra Heights, CA in the 1960s, were walking in the hills near their homes when they encountered a glowing white humanoid. What was this being?

I received the following account:

"My good friend, John, who just turned 75 and lives in Oregon. John and I lived in the hills of La Habra Heights, California throughout the fifties and sixties. His family and mine lived across a valley in this rural Southern California community in the low hills of the San Gabriel range. Our free time as kids was spent exploring these hills behind our homes and camping out in them from time to time before developers moved in, slowly but surely edging out what felt like our beautiful private wild little paradise. We would also, together or individually, take our .22s or a shotgun and go out to hunt rabbits or poke around.

Early one morning before sunrise John, probably around 14 years old at the time, his dog Rocky, a sweet Collie mix that was always by his side, and two other friends (Mike and Jay) along with his .22 rifle, headed out to the back hills to shoot rabbits or just have a good time on a free summer day. John’s house was at the base of a steep loose rock hillside that pretty much went straight up to the ridge maybe 2-300 feet vertically. The ridge is assessable by hiking up a more gradual sloping ridge that runs top to bottom and is more easily negotiated if you want to get to the top. Once you get to the top you can walk along the spine for maybe a half mile or so and then off into the interior. Walking along the ridge you stay to the left side of the trail because the right side drops off straight down to the homes and trees below. 

As John and his friends were heading along this trail in the pre-dawn when the light was dark, but light enough to negotiate a well-traveled path, Rocky let out a low throaty growl that alerted John to look up in time to see a bipedal rather tall human-like creature striding across his path from left to right! Meaning it walked straight in the direction of the extremely rugged cliff that would be impossible for a human to sustain. If you were to continue walking that way in just a few more steps, you would take a deadly tumble over the cliff! It made absolutely no sound, even though there was no shortage of underbrush and dead weeds where it was traversing. John described it as being the color of “compressed moonlight” (white and glowing) with an oval head but couldn’t make out any facial features. Upon seeing this “being” they turned and high-tailed it back the way they came until they stopped, composed themselves, and went back to see just what it was.

Of course, when they got to the place they saw it, it was gone and the boys came home. John and Mike saw it but Jay didn’t. Most likely because he was bringing up the rear on the trail. 

Early that morning I got a call from John excitedly quizzing me as to whether or not I was up on the hill that morning. It wasn’t necessarily odd that he would ask me this because he, being about 3 years my junior, could easily have thought I was pranking him somehow, although I wouldn’t think it would be too wise to hide in the bushes and pop out at someone in the dark carrying a loaded rifle! It wasn’t me.

He and Mike could barely contain themselves when I met with them to hear the story face to face. It was obvious they weren’t pulling my leg. They had seen something they had never seen before and were totally freaked out! So for 60+ years, we’ve told the tale of the white monster and pondered the mystery with no answers. I’ve never heard of a creature like this but since I’ve discovered this page with its diversity of sightings and experiences, I thought I would throw it out there." W

NOTE: Not sure what type of supernatural being this was. Your thoughts? Lon

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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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