During my time writing about the paranormal I too have received reports that can only fit into the area of extreme high strangeness..
I have written in the past about a few odd experiences people have told me about which I will include later in this article.
I decided to bring these things back to my readers attention due to an event that occurred to me while I was visiting an old friend who I grew up with recently . She lives on the North Shore of Long Island New York on the east end of Long Island close to Montauk Point. The locals call this area the North Fork section of Long Island.
Her house is located on a long country road with only a few houses along a wooded area mixed with farmland and wineries with acres of grape vines set in never ending rows.
It is a beautiful area that is sparsely populated.
I have been spending time on the North Fork recently as Fall is the best time to visit this area. When I do head out on the Island I always make a point of visiting my childhood friend.
During my recent visit with her we were able to enjoy a beautiful fall night sitting around her fire pit which is in the middle of a huge deck that wraps around the back of her house. It was about 10PM as we sat with a group of my pals friends enjoying the fire on the big open deck under the star lit sky sipping a glass of a local wine .
As we sat there talking we all suddenly stopped what we were doing and became silent as a loud blood curdling scream came blasting from the woods that surround her home.
We all stood up first in shock mixed with the natural reaction of fear at what we just heard. Before any of us could ask what it was we just heard it happened again. The scream was unlike anything any of us had ever heard before.
The screams were extremely loud and intense. We could not judge exactly where they were coming from. It seemed as if they were surrounding us rather than coming from one direction. The men with us who knew the woods were shocked as they never heard anything like it before.
My friends husband fetched a rifle from his house so he and the other men could walk around the border of the property to see if they could find a source for the screams. They took large flashlights and walked the land to see if they could figure out what was howling the horrid ripping screams coming from the dark cool night.
As the men walked the east side of the land the screams seemed to be coming from the west. On the west side they sounded as if they were coming from the east. Quickly it was determined that the power behind this loud screaming was not able to be fixed. It just seemed to be coming from everywhere.
The intensity of the howling was so horrific that we could only imagine a large living animal being ripped apart by something in a slow cruel manner. It made your hair stand on end and your knees shake.
The neighbors came over as they too were listening to this extreme torturous screaming and were confused on what it could be or why they could not figure out where exactly it was coming from.
At first the men wanted to walk in to the woods to search out the source. The women however crushed that idea at once. Not only was it foolish to tackle the woods in the dead of night - it would leave all the females alone facing the unknown howling on their own.
My friend called the local police. They did not have any other calls concerning the screaming. They did say they would stop by to see if they could find out what was happening.
The screaming went on for a about 30 minutes. As suddenly as it started it stopped.
The next day four of the men did search the woods surrounding the two houses on this country road. They did not find anything unusual but did find what seemed to be strange tracks in a few muddy areas that they could not clearly identify.
I have no idea what was screaming in the night. I do not know of any animal that sounds like what we all heard . All the people who heard the screams were country people who were familiar with the sound of the woods and the animals in the area. The screams did not sound like an attack or fight between animals. The sound was not localized nor did it have direction. The odd howling screams filled the night from every direction all at once. It was one of the strangest experiences all there had ever encountered. The locals who live on the country road were clueless to what was screaming that night. They never heard anything like it before in their area. For us all it was a strange unexplainable event.
The police asked us if it sounded as if two animals were fighting or if one was killing the other in an attack. That would be a logical explanation to what we heard. The strange noise sounded much more like one animal yelling or howling however it was not any animal any of us ever heard before in this part of the world. The intense volume of the screaming also was something none of us have ever encountered before.. It was as if the blood curdling scream was form everywhere, above you, behind you, form the side of you, just everywhere all at once.
After experiencing this unsettling event I went back to my notes and found the encounters others have shared with me that I have written about . I have a renewed respect for what these people have encountered after listening to the awful screams of something unknown on my friends deck . Below find the reports of other unknowns experienced by people just like you and me.
Let' start with the strange case, reported by a very reliable source, of the Credit River Creature.
I wrote about the Credit River Creature by way of the radio show host of Nocturnal Frequencies radio , Steve Greiner. Steve came face to face with a very strange creature during his routine walk home from work one night.
Steve was crossing a bridge over the Credit River in eastern Canada very late one night after his night shift at work. Steve did this routinely without any problems.
This night as he was half way across the bridge Steve noticed a large shape coming from the opposite side of the road climbing up on to the bridge. As Steve watched he clearly saw a large hairy beast almost human size walk on to the bridge to cross over to climb back over the other side continuing along his way. The beast was on all four legs however did stop to raise up and stand as a human would as he made his way across the bridge.
When Steve got a good look at what stood before him in the middle of the grassy section dividing the traffic lanes he froze in his tracks. There less than fifty feet ahead of him was something he had never seen before. The creature also stopped and stood up like a human does to look at Steve.
The creature was standing straight up as a man would. He was not as big as Steve but not much smaller either. His arms were long and his body like a cross between a ape and a man. He said it sort of leaned back on his legs in a sort of upright sitting position like a squirrel might do but was in no way any kind of animal he had ever seen before. It was not a bear, not a monkey or ape and not a man.
The beast silently stood sizing up Steve. Steve stood there sizing up the creature. Both were concerned about what was going to happen next.
Slowly the strange man/beast like creature lowered to the ground and ran in long leaping strides on all fours to the opposite side of the bridge. The beast did not run like a monkey or bear. The strange creature ran more like a greyhound dog . It was unlike anything he had ever seen before. The creature climbed over the railing and onward down the side of the bridge towards the river and woods below.
Steve waited to be sure the creature was gone before continuing his journey home.
To this day Steve does not know what it was he encountered on that bridge. He did go back with a small crew to try to find clues or signs of the beast but did not find anything. I know he has plans to return with a bigger research team to do a larger search for this creature.
Another reader wrote to me about a frightening experience that happened to him somewhere in the Idaho wilderness while on a camping trip.
It seems this man and his friend were hiking on the trails around the camping site where they were staying when they became disoriented and became lost in the woods. The two young men took a wrong path and ended up miles away from their campsite. They knew enough to find and stay on the hiking trail until day light but were stranded in the woods for the night.
The two young men set up a make shift campsite right on the trail for the night. They started a fire as they were without any extra clothing or sleeping gear. The two men sat close to the fire trying to rest until morning.
As the one young man laid close to the fire on his side facing the woods he noticed what looked like glowing yellow eyes peering at him from the wooded area next to the trail. He watched the eyes as they were looking directly at him. In his mind he was trying to figure out what the animal could be. He realized that the eyes were too high and far too large to be the typical small forest animals that are normally found in the woods. They were high enough in the woods to belong to an animal as tall as a human if not taller If it were sitting in a tree it had to have an enormous head as the eyes were very large . He thought of an owl but quickly ruled that idea out as these eyes were slanted and far too oblong to belong to an owl.
He asked his friend to look at the strange set of eyes. As his friend turned towards the eyes they closed or moved or disappeared. His friend only got a very quick glance at them . His friend thought they may be fire fly's . The man knew that fire fly's were not native to the area. He also recalled his father telling him that fire fly's flickered on and off and were green. What he saw were clearly two slanted large yellow glowing eyes.
The man continued to watch the woods. Within a few minutes the two glowing eyes once again glowed from the wood side without flickering or blinking. They simply looked at him for a few seconds and once again disappeared. The young man felt he was being watched all night and knew that the eyes looking at him were not the typical thing one sees at night in the camping park.
As soon as day break arrived the two men quickly found their way back to the regular camp site. They told the others at the campsite of the eyes however no one at the campsite had any idea what they may have encountered. The men ended the camping trip and never returned to that camping area again. The two men were very confused at what had been watching them the night before. They have no idea what it could have been and have no desire to meet up with those eyes again while lost in the woods at night.
I have no idea what animal could have been watching them from the wood side that would be large and have yellow slanted glowing eyes. I think the two young men may have been lucky that night as the creature watching them seemed to want to keep a distance between them. That is not the case however in this next report.
While I was visiting an old friend he told me a story that has haunted him for over 40 years. He told me that shortly after he returned from his tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968 he had a encounter in the woods surrounding a lake located in upstate New York. This event has haunted him his entire life.
He and his girlfriend where double dating with another couple. The date was winding down and the two couples decided to end the night by spending a little time parking at the local lovers lane that surrounded a nearby lake.
The two couples were sitting in the car with the radio playing . It was summer time and they had the windows rolled down in my friends pride and joy which was his 1959 Chevy Impala. The foursome had split a six pack of beer. My friend decided to leave the car to relieve himself in the wooded area that surrounded the lake. The other young man with him decided to do the same.
My friend told me he and his friend walked over to the edge of the woods to take care of what they needed to do. He could hear the girls laughing in the car and remembers what he thinks was 'Jumpin Jack Flash' by the Rolling Stones playing on the radio.
Suddenly, as he stood facing the woods , he thought he heard movement very close to where he and his friend were standing. He stood absolutely still and just listened. Having just returned from fighting in the jungle this man knew the sounds of the night and could recognize the difference in how animals and humans move in the wild. He knew instinctively something was there and something was watching them.
His friend was oblivious and continued to go about his business talking endlessly without a clue anything was wrong. My friend punched him in the arm and signaled him to be quiet and listen. Both young men stood motionless listening to the night.
Without warning something large and fast started crashing through the woods towards the two friends. It was large and it was coming straight at them. The ground under them vibrated as this large heavy thing came slamming through the woods towards them. The two friends ran to the car yelling for the girls to roll up the windows. The young men frantically locked the doors and rolled up the windows. The girls helped as well.
They barely got the last window up and all the doors locked when the thing from the woods hit the car. My friend had started his car with the intention of speeding away from the area. As he gunned his tires he realized they were spinning and he was not moving. The thing was holding on to the car.
Whatever it was that had chased them was now on the back of the car pounding on the trunk of the 59 Chevy. The car rocked up and down as it pounded on the rear of the car. All four inside the car where screaming in terror as the vehicle shook and heaved up and down. The thing was lifting the car enough so the tires could not make contact with the ground to engage enough traction to pull away. My friend kept gunning the motor . He thought if the tires hit the ground while in gear it would surge forward away from whatever was attacking them.
Suddenly my friend stopped spinning his tires and threw the car in reverse. The car snapped backwards enough to loosen the grip of the thing holding the car from moving. As soon as he did this my friend immediately threw the car into drive and nailed it.
The grip was broken and the car took off like a bullet down the old road of the lovers lane. The foursome in the car kept screaming as they could both hear and feel the heavy pounding footsteps of this thing chasing them as they sped down the road. My friend hit the gas without looking back and placed as much distance as he could between the car and the thing from the lakes woods.
My friend told me he will never forget that night nor can he stop from hearing the 'Mama's and Papa's song 'Dedicated to the one I love' - in his head when he thinks of that day. That song was playing on the radio the entire time he was having the tug of war with the thing attacking his car.
They did not stop until they were back in town near a populated area. When they pulled over they got out to look at the back of his car. The Chevy had large V like wings as part of the 1959 Impala design. One of the wings had been bent or folded over. The trunk had been pushed in where the thing was pounding the car. The foursome also recovered long strands of hair that appeared to be caught on the wing of the car as the thing bent it.
The two couples searched the Main Street of the town until they found one of the local policemen. The two young men tried to report the incident to the policeman. The cop was rude and laughed at the report of the lovers lane creature . He told them to find another story to explain the damage to the car.
The policeman decided instead of taking the report to cross question the young returning veteran about his tour of duty in Vietnam. This dog of a law officer then decided to accuse my friend of horrific crimes while serving his country . The cop and my friend nearly came to blows with the other young man and the two girls managing to end the episode .
The two couples decided to leave the event alone with the promise that none of them would not ever go near that lake or wooded area again.
The next day my friend and the young man that was with him the night before tried to lift the back of the Chevy off the ground enough so that the tires were off the ground as had been done by the creature the night before. They could not do it. They had two other strong healthy young men join them in trying to lift the car just enough for the tires not to spin. It took five men to lift the car for a split second off the ground just so the tires were not in contact with the ground.
My friend has no idea who or what he encountered in the woods that night. He does know it was terrifying and unexplained.
I have to wonder what it is that we are experiencing all over this planet with so many unknown creatures causing so many unknown encounters with so many ordinary people.
It is time we understand that we are completely lost when it comes to many areas of the unknown due to our own lack of interest or knowledge to what others are enduring. When I hear about the experiences of the ones I have written about here it becomes clear that we all need to pay attention to these reports and acknowledge that there are just too many things we are letting slip by without demanding serious investigations of so many unknowns.
I for one would like to know what lies beyond the wooded edge as well as what is flying around over my head. I am tired of being told it is all nonsense and living forever in the dark ages concerning that which we simply do not yet understand.
All I can say is please be careful where you go and what you do as none of us ever know when it will be our day to look straight into the eyes of the unknown!