Friday, December 2, 2016

Silver Suited Humanoids: 1973

Here's a curious humanoid encounter from November 4, 1973.  Although there are scant details, the account is interesting, especially considering the presence of an animal who reacts in a frightened way and retreats from the bizarre figures.
The location of the encounter is Goffstown, New Hampshire:

"A brushing sound against their house awakened Rex Snow and his wife. 

Rex observed two self-luminous, silver suited beings about 4 1/2- 5 feet tall, 60 feet away in the backyard. They had over-sized, pointed ears, dark, egg shaped eye holes, and large noses, all encased in the silver coverall. They had on silver boots with upturned toes.

One humanoid held a flashlight like object while the other picked up things from the ground and put them in a silver bag. Their movements were slow but deliberate.

The family dog, Miko, trained as a guard dog, was ordered to attack them, but halted when 30 feet away, made some lunges at them, then walked back and laid down whining on the kitchen floor.

Rex had observed a silver saucer shaped object about 5 hours earlier that night."

Original source, David Webb, "1973 - Year of the Humanoids: An Analysis of the Fall 1973 UFO/Humanoid Wave.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Haunted Monroe House

The Monroe House in Hartford City, Indiana has an incredibly dark reputation. There are rumors of Satanic rituals being performed in the home and, even more disturbing, there are rumors that several children have died in the house over the years. Shortly after buying the place, the home's current owner found an old Ouija board inside, at the least, it was a sign that previous attempts to communicate with something had occurred in the house.

The home is well known by people living in Hartford City and surrounding areas. Ghost stories connected to the house go back to at least the 1960's. Many residents, as well as neighbors, have reported seeing the apparition of a young girl in one of the upstairs windows and many people go out of their way in order to avoid the place.

The accounts of paranormal activity are crazy. Class A EVPs are common, strange ghost lights that come and go, and countless reports of physical attacks. Numerous people have become physically ill just being in the home and are forced to leave. There are also reports of strange fires that cannot be explained.

Dave Spinks and I undertook an investigation of the home on one of our Indiana tours. It's a nasty, creepy location that lived up to its reputation.

During our time in the house, shadow figures darted all around inside the home. A door was slammed on us, as if something was attempting to confine us in a certain area. We experienced equipment issues, watched as a toy activated itself, and had several other strange events. We also heard disembodied voices, some of them children, or at least, what sounded like children.

The Monroe House is soon to be featured on the season premiere of Paranormal Lockdown. Don't know what those guys caught, but we had plenty of evidence. For a portion of what Society of the Supernatural captured, check out the video of some of our time in this notorious, dark location:





Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Remembrance Day for Lost Species 2016

November 30th is the annual Remembrance Day for lost Species. A time to take a moment and reflect on all the species we've lost from the planet. As noted on the website:

"REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR LOST SPECIES – NOVEMBER 30TH EVERY YEAR – IS A CHANCE TO LEARN AND TELL THE STORIES OF LOST AND DISAPPEARING SPECIES, AND TO RENEW COMMITMENTS TO THOSE REMAINING. ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE WITH ANY KIND OF SPECIES MEMORIAL EVENT OR ACTIVITY."
This year is also the 80 year anniversary of the loss of Benjamin, the last known Thylacine's passing.

2016  has brought a lot of hope that proof of the continued existence of the Thylacine will be found. Interesting footage continues to surface from Australia and numerous groups are actively working on finding evidence.

Check out the website and Facebook pages below for more events related to this special memorial day.



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Texas Thylacine Expedition

One of the cryptids I find most intriguing is the Thylacine. Also known as the Tasmanian Tiger, the thylacine is a marsupial that once thrived in Tasmania, Australia.

Officially, the thylacine went extinct in 1936 with the death of "Benjamin" the last captive specimen, at the Hobart zoo in Tasmania.

Some intriguing footage has emerged, especially over the past year, from groups actively working in Australia to find evidence of the animal's continued existence:

http://twocrowsparanormal.blogspot.com/2016/09/thylacine-footage-2016.html

But even outside of Australia, there's interest in the thylacine's potential survival and there have been numerous expeditions put together by people in the US and the UK to search for evidence of the animal. Recently, I met, and had a great conversation with Jon Bosley, the force behind the Texas Thylacine Expedition. Back in September of 2016, Jon made a journey to Tasmania with a ton of gear and left behind a series of trail cams that he hopes will capture photographic evidence of the thylacine.

Bosley didn't have an easy task. Much of western Tasmania is devoid of infrastructure and the bush is extremely dense, making movement through the terrain slow and exhausting. When they are even present, roads are difficult to navigate, even with a 4x4. Trails are rare, most are overgrown or flooded. Bridges and other crossings are frequently washed out.

But Jon, along with his wife Renea, accomplished the task, leaving behind almost 20 cameras that will be collected after about six months of operation.

Check out the expedition's website and watch for updates, it'll be interesting to see what these folks turn up:

https://thylacinetiger.com/




Friday, November 25, 2016

Earthcore!

Hope to see some of my Australian friends this weekend at the Earthcore event. I'll be speaking at the Worlds Beyond Forum on Saturday




Wednesday, November 23, 2016

B.E.K. Comics

A while back I reviewed the first several issues of B.E.K. Black Eyed Kids, from Aftershock comics. That review can be found here:

http://twocrowsparanormal.blogspot.com/2016/05/bek-comics.html

Series writer Joe Pruett is a great guy, and while his BEK story is a fictional horror comic, he's interested in genuine encounters with the creepy black eyed children.

He recently asked me to write a back up piece for the comic to talk about real BEK accounts, and I'm happy to say it's appearing in this month's issue, number 8, of the series. Find it online on the Aftershocks website, or check with your local comic shop to grab a copy.

http://aftershockcomics.com/