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Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Homeless Couple Freaked by UNKNOWN CREATURE in New Jersey's Pine Barrens

A homeless woman and her boyfriend are camping in New Jersey's Pine Barrens. A series of strange events, including an unknown tall creature and maniacal laughter freaks her out.

The following account was forwarded to me:

"Could it have been the Jersey Devil?

I was homeless for a few years from 2018-2021, and I used to stay in a tent with my ex-boyfriend in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. I always had to end up moving my tent spot eventually because the cops would find us. Either way I had spent a lot of the time in the woods at night.

One night when walking back to my tent, I heard something down the trail a bit. I shined my light in the direction of the sound to be met with glowing eyes reflecting my flashlight. However, where the eyes were made it so whatever I was looking at was taller than me and I'm 5'8". There is no animal that tall in the area. I turn to my ex and tell him to start going to the tent faster. He could tell something was off, so he asked If I was alright. I told him I'll tell him when we get to the tent because I have always been told not to acknowledge such creatures/spirits as it gives them more power.

Then some nights there would be smacking on our tent. It would hit all the sides of the tent. We would look out the tent windows and check outside the tent but we would never find anything or hear any footsteps.

Another night, during the summer, we decided to go for a small hike at night because it was way more of a tolerable temperature. About 15 minutes into the hike I started feeling paranoid, like I was being watched. About 5 minutes later, I heard a maniacal laugh coming from somewhere in the woods. I couldn't pinpoint which direction though. My ex asked what was that, and I loudly said, "I don't know but whatever it is needs to stop." As soon as I said this, multiple maniacal laughs now started. My ex and I turned around and walked back for what felt like the longest 20 minutes.

Another time I found a severed Coyote head with something hung in the tree beside it, that had a tooth in it.

And lastly, one time I was with my friend parked on the road far into the woods, so we could smoke. The passenger window was down, which is where I was sitting. The woods were right next to me. Again the feeling of being watched overwhelmed me. 2 minutes or so later I heard a "Hello?" and then "John?" coming from the woods. I tell my friend to turn around and we need to leave, I didn't tell her why because like I said I don't like to acknowledge these things until I'm far away from them." A

NOTE: The Paine Barrens are also known for a large host of cryptids and anomalous activity, including Bigfoot. Lon

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According to First Nations legend, the Thunderbird is said to have a wingspan the length of two canoes with the ability to deafen people with the sound of its flapping wings.

In March 2010, the late Jc Johnson of Crypto Four Corners contacted me about an incident where twenty-four sheep were mutilated at a farm near Hogback, New Mexico, on the Dine' Navajo Reservation. The livestock owner explained that there were large talon marks but very little blood and no evisceration. The prints on the ground were only seen in the corral, not anywhere else on the farm. Was this an attack by a large flying predator? Why were the carcasses left intact?

Jc mentioned that a large cryptid bird or pterosaur may have been responsible for this act. That theory is not as far-fetched as it may initially sound. For many generations, people in New Mexico and parts of Texas say they've seen birds so big they seem prehistoric. There is convincing anecdotal evidence that many of these legendary winged creatures are connected to modern sightings.

I believe that many of these winged cryptids are corporeal beings that can manifest on our plane of existence. Their point of origin and means of conveyance is speculative. But this is the reason why we research and investigate this phenomenon. The search continues.

So, listen to the reports, and form your conclusions about what these monstrous birds 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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