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Written By: Stan Gordon
Posted: 3/12/2013
It was late afternoon on February 10, 2013, as two men stood in a parking area not far from Millsboro in Washington County just along the bank of the Monongahela River. It was still light outside and the weather was mild and dry at the time. As the men continued their conversation, one of them pointed to the river and said “look at that.” It took a moment for the other man to look toward the water and focus on what his friend was seeing.
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Written By: Stan Gordon
Posted: 2/9/2013
The year 2012 was very active with reported sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects and encounters with strange creatures as well as other mysterious events as reported from residents from across the Keystone state. Pennsylvania has a long history of strange occurrences. The year was filled with observations of triangular, disc, and boomerang shaped objects as well as formations of luminous globes.
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Written By: Andrew Gable
Posted: 11/3/2012
In 1934, Albert Yashinsky of Shenandoah shot and killed Susan Mummey (‘Old Suss’) of Ferndale seven years after she supposedly hexed him as he worked in a field adjacent to the Mummey farm. Yashinsky is said to have muttered in prison, “Those eyes! Oh, those eyes, oh how I wanted to have them closed! I could not stand them!” This incident was also connected to an appearance of some weird zooform creature, though in this case it is more obvious.
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Written By: Paranormal News
Posted: 3/7/2011
One thing’s for certain: like the toxic sludge left over from mismanaged World War II facilities in Point Pleasant, the Mothman is still out there. Somewhere. I’ve seen it, others have seen it, so it’s really fantastic to find film crews who take the subject much more seriously than you could ever get from a two minute ‘look at these freaks’ clip on the nightly news. Informative in all the right ways--despite some really creepy guests--you’ll appreciate the detail supplied here by the film’s producers.
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Written By: Stan Gordon
Posted: 2/6/2011

Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects were frequently reported by residents of the Keystone State during 2010. Among the other odd events reported were encounters with strange creatures such as Bigfoot and giant birds, unexplained sounds, strange sky flashes and anomalous photographs.
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Written By: Stan Gordon
Posted: 9/1/2010
On the evening of August 26, 2010, about 8:10 pm, there was a sighting of a monstrous bird in South Greensburg, PA. Just as it was getting dark, four people were sitting around in the yard having a barbecue and enjoying the beautiful weather when suddenly, their attention was drawn skyward by a sound like a “swish” or a “swoosh” or as one witness stated, “like air coming straight down.”
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Written By: Stan Gordon
Posted: 9/23/2009
This incident occurred on September 19, 2009, at about 3:45 pm, on a beautiful, clear and sunny afternoon, in rural Westmoreland County, not far from Youngwood. A woman, her husband and child were in their car driving along the country road that afternoon. Suddenly, the woman seated behind her husband yelled out, “watch out for that snake.”
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Written By: monasgemetta
Posted: 8/29/2009
It appeared to be aprox. 3- 3 1/2 feet in height. As it seemed to be running fast across the lawn, it sounded heavy, like an adult human. It didn’t have fur or feathers. I saw two skinny bone like legs, but didn’t look as though it had feet like a human, similar to that of a bird.
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Written By: Stan Gordon
Posted: 7/21/2009
A report of a possible Bigfoot encounter in Pennsylvania was received by the Sasquatch Watch of Virginia and was then referred to Eric Altman, the Director of the (PBS) Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society to investigate. The incident occurred on July 10, 2009, outside of Uniontown, in Fayette County.
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Written By: Stan Gordon
Posted: 7/13/2009
Recently, I was contacted about an incident which happened in rural Westmoreland County, outside of Mount Pleasant. There were four people traveling in a car during the evening of June 27, 2009, when they saw something very strange crawling on the road ahead of them. A man yelled out from the back seat and pointed ahead, making the others aware of what was occurring.
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Written By: David Acord
Posted: 1/5/2009

Chances are you won’t find in-depth articles on these and other crypto-creatures in your local newspaper or in academic journals. Blogs do a great job of keeping enthusiasts up-to-date on the latest sightings, but what’s been missing from the crypto field is a regular weekly publication that brings readers more analytical, in-depth articles on cryptid-related phenomena -- a newsletter that goes beyond hyperlinks and daily headlines to bring readers information they simply can’t find anywhere else.
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Written By: Shaman Cougar
Posted: 10/18/2008
I know that many Bigfoot researchers are hot to prove the existence of the creature, and in such cases as Native American mythology their research of it is even more spotty. Many have a “Harry and the Hendersons” approach to Bigfoot. In Chinook Indian mythology they were a vicious race of demons that tormented man and was known to abduct and eat humans...
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Written By: Paranormal News
Posted: 8/30/2008
The Sacred Book of the Werewolf is so rich in symbolism that I hardly know where to begin. On the surface, it seems to be the story of a teenage oriental prostitute named A Hu-Li who falls in love with a werewolf in her travels through modern day Russia. But underneath that relatively thin layer is a tale more about a Russian crisis of identity, and mankind’s crisis of identity as well, as both attempt to transform itself from tailless monkeys into something else--the super-werewolf.
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Written By: Paranormal News
Posted: 8/25/2008
I think most people have a bizarre fascination and would probably enjoy being stranded on an island, myself included--at least for a short while. This book will take you and your children on that adventure, and given the beautiful illustrations, your imagination and your children’s imagination will be completely immersed in that netherworld known as--well, Monster Isle.
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Written By: Steve Troop
Posted: 7/22/2008
The death of zoologist Steve ("The Crocodile Hunter") Irwin in 2006 contributed to the change. Irwin died after a stingray attack in 2006, leaving his daughter Bindi to take over his hosting responsibilities. Around this same time, The Waterhorse--a movie about the Loch Ness Monster--came out in theaters.
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Written By: Stan Gordon
Posted: 6/4/2008
The wing tips stirred the dust and gravel on both sides of the roadway as it ran to become airborne. The witness later returned to the site and measured the distance across the road from edge to edge. It was 21 feet. The witness stated that he was in a slight state of shock as he watched the creature fly off.
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Written By: Translation (c) 2008, S. Corrales
Posted: 4/22/2008
The witness confesses that when "the animal" was close to him, flying off with a gentle beat of its wings, he was unable to control a bowel movement, a fact that he has tried to keep confidential on account of the customary jokes that tend to emerge in such cases.
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Written By: Stan Gordon
Posted: 2/20/2008
It is now approaching 49 years that I have been researching and investigating mysterious encounters in Pennsylvania. While I have an interest in all types of anomalies, I have focused on the UFO phenomena, and sightings of Bigfoot, black panthers, mountain lions, and other mystery animals. Over the years I have had some reports of what were described as huge birds with gigantic wingspans.
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Written By: Stan Gordon
Posted: 2/13/2008
Pennsylvania continued to be active with strange incidents during 2007, as residents from 37 counties in the Commonwealth reported mysterious events. Among the oddities reported were UFO sightings, Bigfoot encounters, strange animal sightings, and odd sounds and footprints.
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Written By: The International Fortean Organization
Posted: 2/11/2008
*American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM), Baltimore,MD, 47th Conference on Anomalous Phenomena, March 29-30
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I received this sighting report over the span of a month or more. Much of it needed to be removed in order to publish (by request of the witness). The content is a bit general, though I sense that the witness really did observe something unusual

Posted: 1/23/2015 5:06:13 PM   Reads: 221   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

His father looked at him and asked if he had every heard anyone talk about 'the Hairy Man?" Grandpa Parker told him that he had not. He was scared now.

Posted: 1/20/2015 7:04:30 PM   Reads: 365   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

I was as still as possible, though I was shaking. This Bigfoot was no more than 100 ft from me though I was 12 foot in the tree. I must have watched it for 10 minutes or so as it waded through the water eating whatever it pulled out.

Posted: 1/16/2015 3:14:39 PM   Reads: 409   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

JC Johnson of Crypto Four Corners has announced that a group has been formed with the intentions of submitting Sasquatch hair and tissue samples for a new DNA study.

Posted: 1/5/2015 7:56:47 PM   Reads: 474   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

According to native legend, the Lofa was a Bigfoot-like creature that lived in Northwest Alabama (including areas of Mississippi and Tennessee)...a region that was once dominated by the Chickasaw people.

Posted: 1/2/2015 4:33:42 PM   Reads: 462   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

We might have spotted a family of sasquatches on SR 260 near Heber this afternoon. What do you think?

Posted: 1/2/2015 12:50:23 PM   Reads: 681   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

The second night we were there, we heard strange screaming sounds coming from one the bluffs west of us. It wasn't like anything else I've ever heard before. We also heard something heavy moving through the brush and trees. I'll admit we were scared. As the night went on, things quieted down.

Posted: 12/30/2014 6:20:55 PM   Reads: 378   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

First of all, it had the overall shape of an eagle. It definitely had talons which were lighter in color. It also had beak which seemed too large and long for it's face. The overall color was dark, I'd say black. The height was at least 8 ft, probably more as it bobbed up and down. It may have been eating something when I approached it.

Posted: 12/16/2014 5:10:42 PM   Reads: 418   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

On yesterday's blog, I posted an account of a possible Sasquatch incident on a military installation in Pierce County, Washington. Today I received several BFRO links from a reader (Joe C.) describing other military-related Bigfoot encounters...two were previous reports from Pierce County, WA

Posted: 12/5/2014 6:01:23 PM   Reads: 783   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

About 5:30 PM we heard a distress call on the radio from one of the security attachments located north of our location, then we heard gunshots coming from the same direction. The best I can describe the situation is that all hell broke loose. The civilians were hustled out of the area immediately.

Posted: 12/4/2014 7:29:42 PM   Reads: 559   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

It looked directly at us! And paced back and forth along the shore for approx. distance of 30 feet in total. We didn’t wait around to get a better view of it! Once we saw the head crest

Posted: 12/2/2014 12:28:39 PM   Reads: 678   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

I received the following information and artist rendering from Laura Dean, who resides in central Arkansas. She states that she has conducted an interview with pterosaur / ropen researcher Jonathan David Whitcomb, who had previously written 'Why Believe in Living Pterosaurs?' for 'Phantom & Monsters'

Posted: 11/26/2014 3:27:36 PM   Reads: 485   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

I received the following information in reference to the Sasquatch Summit presented this past weekend at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

Posted: 11/24/2014 1:14:35 PM   Reads: 378   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

The hair on it's head and face was very long. I think it was around 6 ft. tall. It made a hell of a racket moving through brush, crashing branches and grunting up a storm. It then turned around and did the same thing on it's way back. I stood up and quickly made my way home. I never said anything to my folks about what I saw.

Posted: 11/19/2014 5:23:14 PM   Reads: 477   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

The theme of all three of these articles is that 1) the non-coexistence of man and animals that science now calls dinosaurs somehow became an important Darwinian meme. 2) that the potential connection between the dragons of old and dinosaurs of old should be obvious and 3) that the reason it is perhaps not so obvious is that there has been a successful campaign by the scientific paradigm and other interested parties to obscure the truth.

Posted: 11/18/2014 2:29:45 PM   Reads: 448   Submitted By: 7anthony   Source: s8int.com

On Arcane Radio, we regularly discuss Bigfoot reports from Pennsylvania. Most of these accounts are, for the most part, well-known or recent sightings sent to the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, the Keystone Bigfoot Project or to anomalies researcher Stan Gordon. I decided to go back into my archives and dig up a few Pennsylvania Bigfoot sightings I've received over the years.

Posted: 11/15/2014 5:28:32 PM   Reads: 431   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

A collection of vintage Bigfoot sighting accounts

Posted: 11/13/2014 6:29:40 PM   Reads: 544   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

On Friday November 7th, I received information from Butch Witkowski of the UFO Research Center of Pennsylvania in reference to a cryptid sighting report he had just obtained.

Posted: 11/10/2014 5:27:55 PM   Reads: 529   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

After gazing out the window for about 5 minutes, he swears he saw what he can only describe as a combination of a humanoid type figure with the head of a wolf-looking animal dart down the alley in a flash. He describes being able to see it's ribs protruding through it's skin.

Posted: 11/10/2014 1:08:52 PM   Reads: 525   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

A Florida couple from Palmdale just reported their recent sighting of a large, hairy, bigfoot-like creature. They spotted the creature while they were camping along Fisheating Creek close to Lakeport, Florida. They were camping near some Indian Mounds, not far from the site of Fort Center, an area that saw heavy fighting during the Second Seminole War. Lakeport is a small retirement and fishing community on the west side of Lake Okeechobee.

Posted: 11/3/2014 12:41:23 PM   Reads: 504   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

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