Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Gruesome 'Cryptid Canine' Encountered in Berks County, Pennsylvania (FULL REPORT)


For the past several weeks, I have been referring to a cryptid canine case that was submitted to me by the witness 'MH.' Most of the particulars are included in the witness' written report. The Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team and I have talked to the witness on numerous occasions:

"This sighting happened on 4/30/22 in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania in the Birdsboro Preserve. This area is just north of French Creek State Park and the forests intersect with one another. There are roughly 15 to 20 square miles of dense natural woodlands in this area. It is one of the largest forest areas in southeastern PA.

It was a crystal clear warm spring day and my 12-year-old daughter wanted to learn trout fishing. We decided to go up to Hay Creek which runs for 13 miles through French Creek State Park and through the Birdsboro Preserve. We parked at the north end of the preserve on Old Route 82, now called Hay Creek Road.

We hiked up into the old road past the still active larger quarry and continued up about a half mile past it. We found a spot where she could practice wading In the steam in a safe shallow area of the stream with semi-fast water. There were a lot of people walking hiking and horse back riding that day and not a cloud in the sky.

We fished this spot for about 2 hours or so slowly moving back down the stream. At one point while I was sitting on the bank enjoying the stream and nature while my daughter was fishing I heard a loud crash; like a tree was falling over behind us. It was a bit strange because I didn’t hear any chainsaws and this sounded like a huge tree was coming down. It was only a few hundred feet behind us and it was super loud. Being an avid extreme outdoorsman for 3+ decades you know when things seem out of place. This was totally different from a tree falling over and then silence.

This went on for about 2 minutes and I stood up and looked around in the direction the sound was coming from but saw nothing. I said to myself that was a bit strange and it just stopped. 

About 30 minutes later I heard the same thing and again this went on for like 2 minutes again. Now I’m puzzled and was like what the hell is going on this is not normal. I said to my daughter lets start heading back down the stream and find another spot. I still did not see anything unusual but was on alert. I thought to myself it could be deer up in the back across the road but this sounded

Then I heard a giant crashing through the woods as it was very loud. This time it was definitely closer to us. We walked about 200 yards down the trail and we started hearing this again and it was even closer than the past 2 times. We stopped and looked up towards the quarry in the direction of the sound but still saw nothing.

I said we will cross the stream and fish down around the bend. The spot where you cross the stream is about 30 feet wide and very slippery. We took it slow because the water was a bit high for my daughter. We were about halfway across and all hell broke loose with the sound of tree branches breaking again. It took us about 90 seconds to cross the stream and I was holding her hand to help her. The whole time this sound is still going on and I’m looking back but see nothing because we are about 20 feet below the quarry where the old bridge was. Where we crossed the stream there is about a 6 to seven-foot berm to step up to the road level.

I get up first and help my daughter get up with my hand when I see something moving in the distance out of my peripheral vision. I turn and look and see nothing at first. Then in the distance where this sound is coming from I lock onto a 40-foot pine tree at the top of the quarry swaying violently side to side at least 5 feet each way.

I pointed to my daughter and said, 'Holy crap what the hell is that? Look! The next 40 to 50 seconds would change my life forever.

We were watching the pine tree shake for about 10 to 15 seconds. Then I saw what I thought was an arm reaching out of the tree. It grabbed a bird which I think was a turkey buzzard. All of a sudden this thing jumps from the pine tree to a big oak tree about 10 feet away and starts climbing on the outside of the canopy. It pivoted around somewhat like a spider on the top of the canopy and disappears into the branches of this large oak tree. Keep in mind the leaves are just starting to bud on the trees and we can see movement in the tree branches.

This is about 200 to 300 feet away. The whole time branches are breaking, very large branches about 2 inches thick. This goes on for about 10 or more seconds and then this thing jumps out of the tree. Now, these trees are at least 40 high. Plus it falls another 15 to 20 feet onto a 60-degree incline of rocks. So about 60 or so feet this thing fell.

I thought the thing was dead. I'll never forget the sound of the impact. This thing hit super hard and rocks started flying down the side of this quarry incline at least 10 feet. When it fell out of the tree this creature landed on all 4s.

This thing is lying flat and is a bit dazed and or winded. Then this thing stands up bipedally on its 2 hind legs and is about 10 to 12 feet in height.

I'm thinking that this thing should be dead. I'm thinking bear, mountain lion, bigfoot? So this thing stands up. And then goes back on all 4s and jumps like a toad or a frog does. This thing clears 20 feet of ground in total, not even trying, as well as jumps in height about 8 to10 feet in one jump.

It was on all 4s again, flat like a frog and then it dropped this bird that it had in its left hand. Keep in mind the thing landed facing away from us on the right side of us with its back to us and running away parallel to our left. It then reaches out with its left hand and grabs the bird and pulls it back into its chest.

The arms on this thing are at least 6 feet plus in length. It has human-like hands and legs. The hands have at least 2 to 3-inch claws on the fingers, as well as the feet.

As it grabbed the bird it turned its head to the side and I saw the side of the head and face. This thing was bald from the neck up. It had a canine-style snout or nose with an upper jaw with an overhang with very long upper teeth like fangs on a werewolf. No joke about it.

This thing when it stood up from heel to hip was 6 to 7 feet in height, and from hip to shoulder was another 3 feet. From heel to top of its head was 10 to 13 feet easy. The head was like a human's head but had pointed ears like a dog's but not on top of the head. It had ears where a human has them but longer and pointed. It had fur like a deer in length, very short brown, grey, and black. The skin was grey in color. This creature was very skinny though. Like it was starving or not healthy. Very skinny except the forearms and its legs were very tone. It did not have a tail.

This thing stands up again bipedally and takes a step, like a track runner jumping a hurdle, and clearsa15 foot rock face again, easily 6 to 7 feet in height and about 15 feet in length. It took another 5 to 6 steps and it went crashing through the woods and we never saw it again.

Witness sketch

I stood there in total disbelief and I was trying to process what the hell this thing was.

I'm a no-fear kind of guy and this thing scared the living crap out of me. I’m standing there completely frozen with fear trying to make sense of what the hell just happened. I almost lost myself with fear because I never had that type of fear ever and I had to talk myself out of it.

After about 2 minutes of sheer confusion, I snapped out of the fear factor and I was now in adrenaline survival mode. My number one concern was my daughter and us getting out of there alive because this thing ran the same way we had to walk to reach my car.

Keep in mind this was a busy day with people out from being cooped up all winter. Whatever this thing is violent and super strong to the point the right thing to do is warn people of this thing. I'll tell you this, this thing makes a full-grown tiger look like a mouse and that is no joke. My daughter was confused about what had happened. I was very concerned for her safety.

As we were slowly walking back I actually started to call 911 but never did because no one would believe me and think I was mad out of my mind. I saw a few people on the way back and I asked them if they had seen a big animal come down this way and they all said no.

A message for all the people out there. One thing I want to say is this, I have been in a lot of national parks and state forests and never once seen anything like this creature. Take everything I thought I knew about the wilderness and throw it right out the window and start over.

Vincent Richardson's rendering of the cryptid canine

Hats off to Lon and all you people who bring these cryptids to the masses. These things are 1000% real and they are in your backyard not in some national park or some extreme remote area. They are very close to us so please be mindful of your surroundings. I'll never step in the woods without a firearm ever again. This has changed my life and I’m on an amazing journey to find serious answers. And for all of you who have seen crazy creatures and struggle with it: YOU'RE NOT ALONE. Welcome to the CLUB OF NO RETURN. Keep an open mind and talk to good people who can help you." MH, Boyertown, PA

NOTE: Once again, it's difficult to imagine what we are really dealing with. The witness is an upstanding citizen in the community and very forthright. I have reached out to another local cryptid team in order to conduct a proper investigation.

At this time, none of the details of our research and investigation will be disclosed. But I do feel that it is important that the witness' sighting report be made public. If anyone has witnessed this creature, please contact me by email - Lon

Thursday, August 11, 2022

6-Foot-Tall, Bat-Winged Humanoid Observed at Redmond Reservoir, Bensenville, Illinois (150TH CONFIRMED SIGHTING!)


A woman and her boyfriend were on their nightly walk around Redmond Reservoir in Bensenville, Illinois. A bat-winged humanoid is clearly seen taking off, near a screaming woman.

The following account was received by Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research investigator Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

Date of Sighting: August 2, 2022

Time of Sighting: Approximately 2030

Location of Sighting: Bensenville, Illinois

Number of Witnesses: Two

Investigation Status: Active

Sighting Details:

"I was out with my boyfriend for our nightly walk around the walking trail at Redmond Reservoir. We live in the apartment complex directly across the street from the park and do nightly walks around the walking trail to get some exercise.

Tonight, we were on our second time around and were approaching the wooden bridge at the top of the path when we spotted, what we thought was, a large bird landing by the trees on the other side of the bridge. I told my boyfriend about what I saw and he told me it might be some geese we had seen earlier when we got home from work. Seeing geese was not unusual as we see and hear them all the time during the spring and summer months.

As we continued to walk, we were engrossed in our conversation. As we walked over the bridge, when we heard a very loud screeching sound, like the sound a large owl makes, only much, much louder. We then saw the same large bird taking off, only this time the bird had much larger wings and arms and legs that looked more like a person than any bird I had ever seen. From where we stood it looked like it was about 6 feet tall, much taller than a goose and it had large black bat-like wings. It took off and headed over the reservoir and headed toward and over the apartment building and out of sight. The lady that screamed had booked it and was running toward her car and we stood there trying to see if we could find it again before we continued walking and headed toward home.

It took off and flew much, much faster than I’ve ever seen any bird fly and it covered the distance from the parking lot, across the reservoir and the park and over the apartment building in the matter of seconds. I have never seen any bird fly that fast. It was very spooky to see this thing and at the same time fascinating."

Investigator Notes:

I reached out to the witness and was able to talk to her on the phone. She stated that she and her boyfriend have lived at the apartment complex for 2 years now and have never seen anything like this before. She confirmed the date of the sighting as August 2nd and the time as about 8:30 P.M. She described the entity seen as standing approximately six feet tall and thinly built from where she was standing on the trail. She estimated the distance to the entity as 30 feet but that was only her estimate as the entity was in flight when she got a look at it. When asked for any features, she stated that she could not make out any other than the thin legs, arms and wings and that the color was dark black and that it stood out against the sky.  When asked about the screech she heard, she said it sounded like a barn owl, an animal she grew up with and was familiar with. The witness said the sound was much, much louder and that the entity seen was far larger than the barn owls she said she grew up seeing. The witness also said that the entity seen by her and her boyfriend flew much faster than any barn owl she had seen and when asked about the distance it covered she estimated it took all of 5-7 seconds to cover the distance of maybe 3-4 football fields in distance.

The second witness was not available and my contact information was left with the initial witness to pass along to her boyfriend.

A field investigation will be conducted and pictures and measurements will be taken. The information will be posted to the website. This is still an ongoing investigation and the case will be passed on to the Phantom and Monsters Fortean Research Team and they will be updated with further information.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Report: Winged Humanoids & UFO Manifestations in Aguadillo, Puerto Rico


Sightings of Winged Crypto humanoids and UFOs in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

By Jorge Martin Miranda C. 2022 (Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research affiliate)

One of the most interesting and unusual aspects of the UFO casuistry of the Puerto Rico archipelago is the synchronicity that occurs between the manifestation of UFOs and the appearance of anomalous humanoid creatures of different types in the same places.

In this article we will discuss some of those events, which occurred specifically in the municipality of Aguadilla, located in the extreme northwest of the main island of the Puerto Rico archipelago. The witnesses of the events are the couple made up of Mr. Marcos Rivera and Mrs. Sonia Cruz, by then residents in a high point of the Camaceyes sector of that municipality.

- Great Flying Triangle Rises Out from the Sea -

The first event they observed occurred on a summer afternoon in 2015, around 2:00 p.m.. Being enthusiasts of the sport of surfing, the couple was, along with several friends, in the sector known as 'Surfer's Beach', on the north coast of Aguadilla. This is near the area where the United States Coast Guard houses are, behind the well-known Hotel El Faro. 

There were 7 people in total, 6 on the shore and one in the water, in the sea, on a surfboard. One of them was an F.B.I.

Mr. Marcos Rivera told us what happened: “We were on the shore, looking to where the companion was with his board in the sea, and suddenly a semi-transparent silver metallic object in the shape of a triangle came out of the sea and was suspended in the air about 100 feet above the partner who was in the water.

"That triangle -he added- had a series of bright lights that revolved around it, along its entire edge. I estimate it must have been about 60 feet long. It hovered there for about two minutes or so, and then it flew off and sped off to the northwest. But the most incredible thing was how it remained suspended in the air that way, totally fixed, until it left.

“Another truly incredible detail was that when it came out of the sea it did not affect the water, it did not create any waves or water jumped, nothing”.

- Giant Winged Humanoids -

Other events observed by the couple, of great surprise, had to do with the presence of large winged individuals in their area of residence in the Camaceyes sector, and towards the Aguada town sector, further to the southwest.

One clear afternoon in 2019, at about 5:00 p.m., Marcos was at his residence in Camaceyes, talking on the phone with an acquaintance and suddenly he saw before him in the sky, at a certain distance, an amazing figure.

“What I saw - he told us - was a very tall man about 25 feet tall, a giant flying through the air. He had no wings or any equipment that would allow him to fly like this. He was dressed in silvery clothing clinging to his body, with his arms crossed over his chest.

"He looked like a normal man, except for the size of him and that he was flying in the air. He was bald.

“He was coming from the east to the west, and as he was facing me he slowed down his flight and smiled at me. Then he continued to fly west, as if toward the islet of Desecheo, and disappeared.

"When I saw him, my reaction was to scream so that Sonia and others could see him too, but then he flew away very quickly and I didn't see him anymore."

On another occasion, also in October 2019, Marcos and Sonia were on the balcony of their residence at a high point in the Camaceyes sector, in a mountain, and at one point they noticed the presence of something large that was flying in the air at a point in the sky oriented towards Aguada town and the Desecheo islet.

They observed 'it' through binoculars and both were surprised to see, thanks to the visual approach allowed by the binoculars, that 'it' were two men with wings who "easily had to be about 25 feet tall".

“There were two of them -Marcos and Sonia told us-, and they seemed to be playing in the air, going around. They were initially united. One of them looked white and the other one looked black," Marcos said. "Their wings were white, and they looked like those of eagles, big."

“Suddenly it was going to rain, and as the rain approached the two of them flew off to the northwest. We tried to take photos of them with our cell phones, but the photos would not come out. 

“We yelled at a neighbor of ours to see them, and he came, but he didn't see them,” Mr. Marcos Rivera finally said.

In the years 2020 and 2021, Marcos and Sonia observed large UFOs on several occasions in the Camaceyes area, where they lived. Some of them were dark, with lights and with a triangular shape. They would see them over their residence and then they would see them move silently and descend into an area behind the Rafael Hernández airport, close to the US Coast Guard and Homeland Security Agency offices, where they would disappear.

On the other hand, Mrs. Sonia Cruz told us: “Mr. Martin, you see that kind of things a lot around here, at dusk, at night and early in the morning. The nights here are a spectacle -she added- she, you can see moving lights without any sound, without navigation lights and with erratic movements. Sometimes they change their shapes and colors, and many times they disappear instantly, etc.

“Most of these objects move from west-northwest to south-east, but they move in all directions, some higher than others.

“It has happened, sometimes, that after seeing the lights for a while, helicopters appear out from the fog of the coast and they seem to be looking for something in the area.

"Some of the objects, which are luminous, are individual, and some disappear at a usual point in the sky, as if they collided with an energy barrier and disappeared.

As if they entered portals in the sky?, we asked the lady.

She replied “I think so”.

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, Mrs. Cruz was again able to observe other anomalous flying objects as they moved over Aguadilla: “Yesterday, Sunday night -she told us-, we saw two of those ships. They carried no lights, and their trajectories were from the northwest to the south-east.

What shape were they, and how did they behave? How high were they?

“I couldn't see them in detail, but they were objects that were traveling without lights, and they were making rapid erratic movements as they moved across the sky, so they weren't airplanes or anything familiar. They were super high in the sky”

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Massive Hyena-Like Cryptid Encountered by Family in Rural Clearfield County, Pennsylvania


While living in rural Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, a former resident recalls an encounter his family had at home with a massive hyena-like canine after hearing a loud ruckus on the front porch.

The following account was recently forwarded to me:

"This occurred in 1977, in the Madera community of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. I was a young teen at the time. We lived in a house in the heavily forested hills above Madera. There were very few residences in our neighborhood. The location was incredibly isolated.

My grandfather would frequently go on patrols with the local officer who worked for the Game Commission. I bring this up because of his reaction when we had our encounter, which is the reason why I am bringing this out. He was a large man, and it took a lot to shake his confidence. When grandpa would walk outdoors at night, with nothing but a pitchfork to frighten away a bear, we would often just shake our heads at him. He was familiar with the local wildlife, understood what their routines were, could predict whether, and so on.

On one particular evening, we were awaken by a loud ruckus that took place close to our front porch. We had outdoor cats who liked to hang out on the porch, and if a raccoon or other animal came near the front of the house, they would run away. The noise they made as they dispersed was rather loud, which is why we were awakened by it. I can still hear my grandpa giving one of his signature irritated sighs because he was forced to get up and check out what was going on outside We were all listening closely for the sound of the door being closed. Instead, we heard our grandpa let out a loud roar. This sent everyone of us scurrying for the stairs. He was keeping his distance from the entrance while holding the rifle in his hand, and the expression on his face might best be described as fearful. As I've already said, nothing seemed to frighten grandpa, so the sight of that expression on his face caused all of us to stand there feeling unsure.

This monster, which was outside on the porch, was gazing straight back at us, displayed absolutely no fear at all. In fact, I recall having the thought that it was furious. But upon closer inspection, it merely seemed cruel. It was definitely not a dog, but rather a canine of some kind. It had the appearance of a hyena from the front shoulders all the way up to the head, but the rear end was much smaller than the front shoulders and the head. I don't think I ever noticed there was a tail there. The fur had an unusual appearance that was patchy and shaggy all throughout. It simply didn't look like fur. It is difficult to describe. The nose was neither very long or very narrow; rather, it was short but somewhat large. The whole of the body was enormous. It was nearly as wide as our porch from the rear of its head to the front of its body. Taking this into account, it would be at least seven-feet long. It stood there staring in at us, then turned and looked towards our barn, then back at us again. After that, it went a few steps very slowly, before turning and running away. It happened so quickly that all I could see was a smear of color, and then it was gone.

We all stood there for a moment before our mother asked our father what was going on, at which point our father shouted for all of us to hurry up and go upstairs. He did not even bother to go outside to check on the animals, since he remained awake the whole night. Strangely enough, we never brought it up in conversation. After that, nobody ever mentioned it again.

It was a really special place to live, and I was fortunate enough to spend the most of my life there. But I was relieved to leave the area when I became older, since many of the occurrences that took place there were puzzling to me and could not be explained." NM