Friday, September 11, 2020

Experiencer Describes Personal UFO Incidents in Madison, Wisconsin

On August 31, 2020 I received a call from Madison, Wisconsin resident Deshunda Johnson in reference to UFO sightings and encounters. I contacted Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research and Singular Fortean Society investigator Tobias Wayland, asking him to look into the claims. The following is his investigation and report:

45-year-old delivery driver Deshunda Johnson spoke with the Singular Fortean Society’s lead investigator Tobias Wayland recently about a series of UFO experiences she’s had in and around Madison, Wisconsin.

The first such sighting, she said, took place in July or August of 2001, around 9 pm.

My friend and I were going to work, driving on Stoughton Road [in Madison]. 

She said to me, “Look, Deshunda, what is that?”

I asked her what she was talking about. We were getting off of the Beltline Highway [onto Stoughton Road], going to work and to the right in a wooded area that looks like a marsh—going towards Stoughton and McFarland—there was a green light that just shot straight up. 

She asked me, “Did you see that?”

And I said, “Yes, I saw it.”

I put my foot on the accelerator and took off. When I see stuff like that, the only thing I know is to take off. 

Who’s going to be in that marshy area shooting off firecrackers? There was no noise, we had our windows down because it was nice out. 

“That was the first time I saw something like that," she said. "After that [my sightings] started. When we got to work, [my friend] said, 'You all won’t believe what we saw.' I told her not to tell anybody because they’ll think we’re crazy. She told me, 'Deshunda, you know that wasn’t a shooting star. Shooting stars come down, they don’t shoot up.' I said, ‘Yes, I know, and that’s why I’m not saying nothing.’" 

"The following week," she added. "Her daughter and her boyfriend said they saw the same thing."

Johnson told Wayland that she wishes she would have documented the sighting better. 

"When you see it the first time, people think they won’t see anything like that again, or pray they don’t see it again," she said.

Her next sighting came in the summer of 2007.

"I had something strange happen to me over on McCann Road [in Madison, Wisconsin]," Johnson said. "My son, he’s the one who spotted it. It was above me.” 

We got out of the car after coming home from the grocery story, and [there was an object floating above me that] looked like a cloud. Actually, it was a cloud. There were no other clouds in the sky. 

I told [my son], “Get the groceries out of the car.” 

We stayed just off of McCann Road in a townhouse.

He said, “Mom, look.” 

And I said, “Look at what?” 

And he said, “Above you.” 

When I looked above my head, and I’m short, this thing was over my head and I...I don’t know what happened. All I know is I was like thrown. 

I said, “Get in the house.” 

My son, he almost hit the wall looking at it while trying to run into the house.

I didn’t know what it was. But it was a cloud, there were no other clouds, and no cloud moves like that. It had four white lights circling inside of it. It hovered over me, and I kid you not, when I moved, it moved. It was close enough that I could touch it, but I was too scared. It was that low.

I ran into my house. I wasn’t going to stand there anymore. There’s no way I’m going to stand under something that I don’t understand and don’t know nothing about. We got into the house and that thing stood there for a minute. Then it moved to the backyard.

There were people in their backyard in the next neighborhood, and it moved over to between my yard and theirs and there were people there who had their phones out [who looked like they were taking pictures] and staring at it. As I was standing there, something told me not to go out there. I wasn’t going nowhere.

It stayed there for over 20 minutes. It would not leave. It was like it was waiting for something.

After that, I’m always looking up.

“I called the police and asked them about the lights,” Johnson explained. “[The woman I spoke to] said they’d gotten some calls. I told her not to laugh at me. This is something strange, I’ve never seen nothing like this. She asked me what it looked like. I said you need to get somebody out here.” 

Johnson said that, ultimately, the police did not visit the scene and no official report was made. 

The Singular Fortean Society has not yet been able to corroborate the sighting using police records or the testimony of any neighbors said to be present, but this article will be updated with any new information or evidence as it is discovered.

After this sighting, said Johnson, "strange stuff just started happening."

She told Wayland that she was awoken one night by what sounded like somebody running in her bedroom.

I woke up and my door opened—[it was previously open just a crack]—and all I heard were footsteps in my room. My heart just started pounding. I got up and thought maybe it’s the dogs or something. I went downstairs to check, but the dogs were in the crate. I went in my sons’ room and they were asleep. I looked under the bed, and I didn’t see anything. 

I asked my boyfriend at the time, “Did you come in my room?” 

He said no. He said he was out down the street. I asked him if he was sure, and he said yes.

 "I told my landlord I had to move," she continued. "I had been there eight years. He asked me why I wanted to move. I couldn’t tell him."

Johnson’s sightings continued on July 7th, 2020.

I had to go to the back roads and drop off on County T off Sprecher Road. Way before I got there, off Mesta Lane, there was a light so bright that at first I thought it was the sun. I’m at the stoplight, and I put my visor down. 

I said, “That sun is bright!” 

I looked at my map and see I have to go off County T, way out in the boondocks. 

I head out there, and all of a sudden I look to my right—after something said in my head “look to your right”—when I looked, an object was above the power lines, stationary. I had my windows half down. There was a man in a car close behind me, and I thought he had to being this. But when I looked again, his car was way behind me.

It felt as if I was moving, but not fast enough. I was staring at it; I couldn’t keep my eyes off it. It had a green light at the bottom, it was black, a round dome, and I’m just looking at this light. That lasted for about two minutes. When I got the lady’s food to her, I looked at the time and it was probably 8:06 or 8:07, but she said she’d ordered her food an hour ago. I was thinking, looking at the clock, that it’s only 8:06 pm. 

I got home and I was still shaken up. My eyes were red and irritated from the brightness of the light.

A week later, she had another sighting in the same area.

I went to the ATM to get money out, and they just built these buildings right after I saw this thing off County T. I saw this green ball of light hovering over this building. It wasn’t a bug, it looked like a sphere.

I said, “No, we’re not doing this tonight.”

I got in my car and left. [The green ball of light] went off towards East Towne Mall. Most people might follow it, but me, I’m going home. That’s not the first time that I’ve seen those things. I don’t understand why I’m seeing it.

The strange thing is, while I was driving, I said to myself, “If I ever see anything like that again, I’m going to go ahead and take a picture of it.”

But it didn’t happen that way.

Johnson’s most recent sighting occurred at approximately 9:15 pm on August 30th, 2020. She was in Stoughton delivering food near the intersection of Roby Road and King’s Lynn Road.

When I looked at my app it said I was two or three minutes from the house. I was going through the neighborhood, when all of a sudden—this is not the first time this has happened to me—something told me to look to my left.

I just looked over and I said, “What in the?”

I said, “That plane is flying really low in its flight.”

So I slowed down, I saw kids in a group going across the street. I looked, and all of a sudden, I got nervous. I was just staring at it.

That’s when I was like, “Uh-uh uh-uh, it’s stationary. It’s not moving."

All I could see were the lights flickering. It was over houses, and it wasn’t that far from me—maybe three or four hundred feet. I know what I saw. It looked like it was multicolored—white, red, but it wasn’t a bright red, it almost looked orange.

As I was looking at it, it just stayed in one spot. It looked black. I wanted to get out and take a picture of it, but all of a sudden I got really nervous.

I said “Should I? No, I better get this lady her food.”

I’m sitting in my car, just looking at it, driving slowly just looking at it.

As soon as I said “Okay, maybe it will be there when I get back.”

I’m saying to myself, “No, just stop and take a picture, because nobody is going to believe you’ve seen some stuff like this.”

I kept saying to myself, “No, that’s a plane, that’s a plane. I’m not seeing what I’m seeing.”

The thing tilted up, and when it tilted, it was a triangle. It had a light at the top, and one on the bottom at each side. My eyes got bigger than my glasses. All I know is, when I saw what it did and I turned back, that thing took off. I put my foot on the gas and dropped that lady’s food off.

It’s as if it wanted me to see it, to say, “No, I’m not a plane.” 

That was not an airplane. Nobody can convince me. 

Johnson further explained that she had her car door open slightly, but was afraid to get out because she thought the craft might approach her if she did. 

According to Johnson, the sighting lasted “a minute or two.”

Shortly after this sighting, Johnson spoke to a friend in Stoughton who said she’d “seen a lot of strange stuff out here.”

Johnson wondered if perhaps the craft were trying to communicate with her, and if that might somehow be tied to a series of psychic experiences she’s had in her life.

"I’m very clairvoyant. I’ve had out of body experiences. I see auras around people, I see colors, and if they have certain colors then I don’t go near them. I would tell my mom and she would tell me to shush. I never understood that. I thought that maybe there was something wrong with me," she said. "She told me she had the same thing, but she blocked it. You can tell people all day long, but they’ll never understand."

But that's not the only strange experience Johnson said she has in common with her mother.

"There were days I would wake up with bruises on my arms. I don’t remember how I got them. It looked like three claws, like somebody had scratched me, like I was fighting something," she said. "I remember this clearly, [my mother] said to me, 'I used to wake up with those same marks on me.'"

Those marks might be explained by another experience related by Johnson.

This event, she said, took place at her childhood home in Joliet, Illinois, in 1987 when she was 12 years old.

"[The house where] we stayed at the time was in the country," she said. "There was a barn there, and some nearby houses. They’ve built a lot there now, but at the time there were a lot of fields and we had a big backyard."

I had to stay late for detention after school one day. I remember going into the house after I came home, thinking I was going to be in trouble. But nobody was home. I had to go through the garage to get into the house, and I saw the car was there, so I didn’t understand where everybody was at. 

So, I started calling, “Momma! Momma!”

And I called for my sisters, but nobody answered. Just then the phone rang, and I went to go pick it up.

A robotic voice said to me, “Little girl, is your mommy or daddy home?”

I dropped the phone. The minute I dropped it, I felt sick. I felt drowsy and sleepy, and I had a headache. I laid down in the bunk bed in our room, and it was like I could not move.

I saw four little things come in the room, they were suited up—it was like a skintight, blue, protective suit—they were bald, with big, black eyes and really not much of a nose or mouth, and all I can remember is being paralyzed with fear. I was trying to fight it, I was trying to move.

Two were on either side of me, and they weren’t touching me. It was like I was levitated. I was looking at one of these things straight in its eyes, and I’m trying to fight it and I can’t move. That’s all I can remember.

Johnson later asked her sister where they were that day, but said that her sister maintains she "doesn’t know what I’m talking about."

She never watched much science fiction or absorbed similar media as a child, and it wasn't until her twenties that she started seeing representations of the beings she encountered that day.

"It’s never left my mind, and I wonder if that’s why I’m so into this stuff now," she said. "I see people talking about it, and I think 'That’s what I saw! That’s what came in the room.'"

When asked if she’d had any bedroom visitations since the one in 2007, Johnson replied, “I have not, and I pray to God I don’t again.”

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Lakewood Lycan Investigation

These are the sketches provided by the witness

Soon after I posted the 'Lakewood Lycan' report, I started to receive information and experiences from the readers. My friend and colleague Linda Godfrey forwarded the following information:

I came across an old report I had from 1999 from Arizona from a woman my husband and I met on vacation who saw what she called a "chupacabra" on the highway (US 90) between Bisbee and Tucson. It made me think of the recent Denver sightings because it had a canine head with a "dog nose" but it also had wings and a long tail that forked at the end. She had another person in the car who also saw it - they were on their way home from a real estate conference. She said its legs were tucked under its body as it sat.

Crypto investigators JC Johnson and Jack Cary have been investigating the
sighting. Jack Cary (photo above) on location outside of Lakewood, Colorado

There should be a report from JC Johnson & Jack Cary soon. If you have seen this being or have information that may help in the investigation, please feel free to forward to me. Stay tuned...Lon


In mid-March 2015, I received an email forwarded to me by my friend and colleague Pennsylvania UFO / anomalies investigator Stan Gordon. The witness was seeking help after they encountered an unknown being or cryptid in the Denver, CO metro area. I have included the original email.

After I received the email, I talked to the witness and put them in contact with Jc Johnson and Jack Cary, who both were in the area at the time. I have also consulted with another fortean investigator familiar with the area. The witness was fearful that this cryptid may hurt someone and was eager to find someone who would take them seriously. The investigation soon got underway.

I never expected to have a conversation like this but I don't know where to go to. I've always believed there is more to the world than what we know but late at night this Saturday 3/14/15 I had a terrifying encounter with something completely unexplained. I'm writing this to you because after researching for something comparable, the only close reference I could find was on your website. It sounds similar to the Nov. 20 2011 Mud Creek Road Creature

I really wish I had seen a Bigfoot or an alien. At least those are more well known. I told my parents and my closest friend about this so far because I had to talk to somebody but it sounds completely crazy even to myself as I tell it. I work in a professional field and I feel like I can't tell anyone around me without sounding like I'm going off the deep end but I need to talk to somebody and I'm also concerned that this this thing is still around Denver as we speak.

The details:

I was at a friend's house in the Lakewood suburb of Denver on Saturday 3/14/15. This house is surrounded by typical Denver suburbs but does butt up right next to an area of open space. She lives on a very large lot (acre and a half possibly) with an 8 ft solid stone type fence along the back of the property and a shorter 5 ft iron fence that divides the front yard from the back. She had explained that she has coyote problems there so she's very careful when letting her dog out at night. He's a very old pug. A bit deaf and can't see to well either. I can hear the coyotes when I'm there and there are rabbits everywhere. We regularly find evidence of rabbit kills around the yard. So when she takes her dog out at night she takes a very large flashlight (twice the size of a large maglite) and shines it around the yard first and then lets him out but stays right next to him the whole time with the flashlight on. She also insisted I do the same. I grew up in the desert and have seen plenty of coyotes and they are pretty small and typically cowards. I thought she was being overly paranoid about it but it may have saved my life on Saturday night.

The encounter:

I went out, explored the yard and shined the flashlight around the yard all over the area we would be. We don't take them all that far from the back door to use the bathroom since her dog is fairly disabled these days. I saw nothing and let the dogs out with me. I kept very close to them because I promised I would. A small but important detail here and one that I feel may have saved me. Part of the iron fence between the front and back yard butts up to the driveway.

I was standing around 20 yards from the back door and around 10 yards from the iron fence. I had my back to the iron fence and the dogs close. This is where I feel like I sound weird but here goes. I heard what to me sounded like hoof beats running extremely fast up from behind me. In my head I had just enough time to think why am I hearing hooves??? I knew a horse made no sense but I know the sound of hooves. I knew an animal was coming straight at me. I turned expecting a coyote even though the sound made no sense. As I turned around to the fence, something I can hardly describe had just launched off the ground from the driveway. It was moving extremely fast and cleared the fence easily. I was more like it had jumped from farther back in the driveway so it's trajectory would land it closer to us at that speed. As i said, we were only 10 yards from the fence but this thing was just moving so fast.

I would guess I had about 1 second tops to register the sound I heard (thanks to the concrete on the driveway) and realize something was happening. Since I expected a coyote as I turned around all I could think of was to stick out my arms and make myself look bigger as well as kind of shield the dogs near me. I screamed "NO" as loud as I could an caught this thing in the flashlight beam as I turned around. It was coming straight at me and I had a split second to step aside slightly as it landed just a few feet from me. It was still going full speed when it hit the ground. Like fast predator speed. It touched down quickly on all fours but immediately rose back up to two legs and continued running at full speed toward the back fence. My dog gave a very short chase (just a few steps really) but could never keep up at that speed. This thing continued running straight at the back stone fence very fast. The back fence is around 30 yards from where I was standing when this took place and 8 ft tall. I heard it's steps moving away and followed it with the flashlight. I did not actually see it jump the back fence but I lost it in the confusion heading that direction almost too quickly to have stopped. Also, I didn't hear any steps through the wide gravel border surrounding the fence. I can only assume it cleared the back fence as easily as it cleared the front even though it is much higher.

The creature:

I'll start by saying that I have been into the outdoors all my life. I grew up in a smallish desert town and my family has 2 cabins in the mountains. Most of my free time revolves around the outdoors and I have seen all types of wildlife. Bears, cougars, wolves, coyote, etc.. I mention those because they are predators. This was a predator also but nothing like these animals. This was so unlike anything I have ever seen it's actually very hard to describe but I'll do my best.

I was expecting a coyote as I turned around. The combination of expecting a coyote but seeing something so completely alien, and the fact that it was moving so fast and coming straight at me made it very hard to take in as it flew towards me. It was very large and pitch black. It was not long haired but I would say a thin layer of hair over black skin or possibly a full layer of short black hair? I thought I heard hoof beats but I never did get a clear look at the feet. I would assume it was actually claws on concrete. 

As it was coming over the fence it also seemed bigger than when it landed. I would not say it had wings but it felt like extra skin?

It hit he ground right behind us and exactly behind where I had just been. That's where I got good light on it. It was still moving so fast. It touched down and immediately stood back up while running. It's head was lower than mine but still quite tall. Over 5 feet. It was not standing totally erect like a person so it was probably even taller and it was also still running.I barely looked down on its face and I'm 5'10. It hit the ground with enough weight that I felt it's weight vibrate through my feet as well as the first couple of heavy steps it took as it passed me. The extra skin (wings possible?) made it very hard to judge weight but the body was large. 

It was almost coal black. To the point that the main body almost seemed to absorb my flashlight beam as it ran off. Like a matte black. As it stood up the legs seemed to be backwards jointed like a dog. Some of the only color I saw on it was a bit of brown running down the legs. Picture Doberman coloring.It was very very close (I'm still surprised we didn't touch) and the legs seemed very strong. I could see muscle definition almost like a mans legs. The main body was thick but because of the skin thing which I'm still having hard time describing. A close comparison would be like a cape almost. There was very little definition around the front. I saw the arms sticking out but there was nowhere close to the definition in the legs.The arms were much smaller and again, I did not get a good look at the hands. 

The back was broad but the anatomy was very hard to process with the skin.

The head looked like a combination of things. Much like a wolf but thicker and less elongated like a bear scull. Canine teeth were visible. It was already passing me as it continued running and was looking over at me. Teeth were definitely bared. It did seem to have a lighter (grey) colored streak along its jaw. Really the only other color I saw on its body. The eyes looked yellow in my flashlight. I don't know if they were reflecting of if it was the true color since we were so close. I feel like they were reflecting but I can't be positive.

I had a dog within a few feet on either side of me. It landed and ran between myself and one of the dogs but did not try at all to snatch it nor did it reach out to grab me. The dog would have been easy pickings at that speed. I have the distinct impression that it was coming for me and I just happened to move out of the way and it was already passing too fast to grab. 

This thing made no sound at all except for the hoof type sound of feet on the concrete and the steps through the yard. On the grass it was almost silent except for the first few steps closest to me.

I called my parents in the morning and the best way I could describe it with normal animals was wolf, bear, bat, and possibly monkey but mostly monkey because it was on 2 legs.

This whole thing has me feeling pretty shaken. Once this thing disappeared, I was alone in the dark with just the flashlight but I had already lost site of it. I wasn't sure if it had even left the yard and might be circling around. I have worked in clubs in my life and have been stabbed and also shot at but I have never been more scared in my life than in the silence after this thing passed me. I was absolutely terrified as I tried to wrangle the two dogs to the house. I slowly backed up and ran the flashlight all around me. I wanted to run but I couldn't leave the dogs out there. I'm not a religious person and never have been but to be totally honest, as I backed towards the house that scared, the first thought that came to mind was that I had seen a demon. It sounded crazy to me but I just couldn't process what had just happened on any rational level. I still can't. I don't believe in demons and I don't think it was one, but a couple days ago I didn't believe I might have an encounter with an unknown creature like this either.

It scared me so bad that I can't even open a door at night without getting full body goosebumps and even looking out windows in the dark has me uncomfortable. It's strange to say and irrational but I'm currently scared of the dark. My body is physically reacting uncontrollably. 

I would appreciate a response from you ASAP. I really need to talk to somebody about this and I don't know who to talk to without being judged as crazy. Also, this thing is still in Denver or possibly coming from the nearby foothills into town. That house is not all that far from open mountain terrain but still several miles. If nothing else, could you put me in touch with somebody local to speak with?

Thanks for any advice you may be able to give. I don't know where to start here. Something like this is way out of my wheelhouse. 

Sincere Regards, E

Jc Johnson - Crypto Four Corners - Bear Creek Lake Park
near Lakewood, Colorado

Jack Cary - Crypto Four Corners - Bear Creek Lake Park
near Lakewood, Colorado

Here is a video produced by Crypto Four update to the Lakewood Lycan investigation

Soon after I posted the 'Lakewood Lycan' report, I started to receive information and experiences from the readers. My friend and colleague Linda Godfrey forwarded the following information:

I came across an old report I had from 1999 from Arizona from a woman my husband and I met on vacation who saw what she called a "chupacabra" on the highway (US 90) between Bisbee and Tucson. It made me think of the recent Denver sightings because it had a canine head with a "dog nose" but it also had wings and a long tail that forked at the end. She had another person in the car who also saw it - they were on their way home from a real estate conference. She said its legs were tucked under its body as it sat.

Crypto investigators JC Johnson and Jack Cary have been investigating the
sighting. Jack Cary (photo above) on location at Bear Creek Lake Park

 near Lakewood, Colorado

NOTE: Other evidence has recently surfaced from the Lost Creek Wilderness area, approximately 15 miles southwest of Bear Creek Lake Park. An update is forthcoming after that new evidence is investigated. I am told that there have been other witnesses and some video may be available. Stay tuned. Lon