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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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Top Cryptozoology Newslinks

There has been a renewed interest in the 'wildmen' of Asia...probably the best known is the Yeti. But there have been expeditions into the more tropical areas of south central Asia as well. In this post, I want to concentrate on mountainous central Asia, specifically those hominids or 'snowmen' that are said to exist in the Pamir Range of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. These hominids go by several monikers...the Barmanu, the Tajik Yeti, the Almysty, the Golub-Yavan or simply the Gul.

Posted: 10/22/2014 5:49:29 PM   Reads: 167   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

This summer Katy Elizabeth & Dennis Jay Hall of Champ Search had many extensive investigations in search of 'Champ' on Lake Champlain. On July 31, 2014 they recorded Bio Sonar & later captured compelling video of an unknown creature. (Use headphones to properly listen to the echo location)

Posted: 10/13/2014 12:22:54 PM   Reads: 322   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

Around midnight on June 25, 1973, a young couple was parked by a desolate riverside for a romantic interlude when they came face to face with a huge, wet, hairy, mud-slathered monstrosity with a penchant for disturbing teenage lovers.

Posted: 10/11/2014 7:00:10 PM   Reads: 349   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

Are the Kentucky werewolf / dogman accounts worthy of our consideration? The following article was written by a writer named Jan Thompson. The website where this article originally appeared was taken down by the author after the story was deemed by some people as fiction. I'm not going to go into that scenario considering the source of the accusations. The article has been reprinted by others though I cannot attest to the exact content those versions presented. There are several investigators in Kentucky and elsewhere who believe that Jan's story is credible. Colleagues from the area of the incident have talked to others who have met Jan. I also want to give credit to Barton Nunnelly who brought this story to the public's attention in his documentary Hunt the Dogman: High Strangeness in Western Kentucky

Posted: 10/7/2014 5:20:43 PM   Reads: 263   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

JC Johnson and some of the Crypto Four Corners team, Leonard Dan & Jack Cary, were interviewing Gerald Bringle, a geologist & Bigfoot enthusiast. He had previously accompanied JC and the team at their study site in the Chuska Mts. of New Mexico. Gerald was recalling an earlier expedition, in the Bradshaw Mountains of Arizona (Prescott National Forest) along the Burro Creek. This location is approximately 50 miles northwest of Phoenix.

Posted: 10/2/2014 8:37:55 PM   Reads: 314   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

The Beast of Gévaudan is a name given to man-eating wolf-like animals alleged to have terrorized the former province of Gévaudan, in the Margeride Mountains in south-central France from 1764 to 1767 over an area stretching 90 by 80 kilometres. The beasts were consistently described by eyewitnesses as having formidable teeth and immense tails. Their fur had a reddish tinge, and was said to have emitted an unbearable odor.

Posted: 9/24/2014 5:38:08 PM   Reads: 465   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

There have been several tales of large hominids being responsible for unprovoked kidnappings and supposed slayings for centuries. But do any of these anecdotes actually contain facts? I have posted a few historic accounts for your perusal.

Posted: 9/22/2014 12:51:29 PM   Reads: 481   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

The following narrative was provided by a reader. I believe these incidents took place in Hillsborough County, Florida. I have received previous wolfman / dogman sighting reports from Hillsborough County, including the Tampa suburbs. Surrounding counties in southwest Florida are notorious for bizarre cryptid sightings...skunk ape, cat people, dragons, thunder birds, reptilians, etc.

Posted: 9/16/2014 4:58:33 PM   Reads: 354   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

It had bright red glowing eyes that looked directly at him. He said this creature also had very large wings which were wrapped around it as it crouched. He said he had never in his life seen anything like this. It had really upset him. He proceeded to drive by it, but when he looked behind him, it was gone!

Posted: 9/11/2014 3:23:41 PM   Reads: 496   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

Over the past few years, there has been an increased number of large cat sightings recorded throughout the eastern United States. Most descriptions have been similar to those of cougars or panther-like creatures, large muscular felines with long tails. Though, many of the reports proved to be that of a large feral cat or an oversized pet.

Posted: 8/30/2014 4:01:54 PM   Reads: 440   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

Have you seen this entity? I offer this sketch rendition of a Mothman-like being that has been seen by several witnesses in and around the Lancaster, PA area.

Posted: 8/26/2014 12:26:43 PM   Reads: 511   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

"I don't know what we saw, but the animal, the monster, burned itself into my retinas. It looked like something that ought to have been dead millions of years ago. As a scientist, I should have been happy, of course, but this encounter was so frightening, so nasty that I never want to see it again."

Posted: 8/20/2014 4:04:50 PM   Reads: 456   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

The Susquehanna River is known for huge catfish, carp and muskellunge...and an occasionally Florida manatee will swim as far north as the Conowingo Dam. The Delaware & Susquehannock native people told tales of large serpents that traversed the deep waters of the mighty river.

Posted: 8/19/2014 3:07:30 PM   Reads: 390   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

As we turned to take a look a tree in the distance was shaking violently. It was difficult to determine the size of the tree, but it was tall enough that we could easily see it. Seconds later we heard a loud crash from the northwest direction. As this was going on the deep grunts were getting louder. Then were heard more crashing sounds from the northwest.

Posted: 8/13/2014 6:50:25 PM   Reads: 405   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

An interesting collection of vintage Pennsylvania 'thunderbird' sightings by non-native witnesses.

Posted: 8/12/2014 3:30:47 PM   Reads: 494   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

In recent years, there has been an increase of supposed Mapinguari sightings in the Amazon River basin of Brazil. In fact, at least one of the new crypto-television productions will be focusing on these encounters. The following information is a brief background of the beast, including a few reported incidents...some, of which, were giant sloth-like creatures seen in the United States.

Posted: 8/7/2014 2:26:41 PM   Reads: 413   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

I was walking late one night with my German Shepherd, when I smelled an overwhelming stench of road kill. I looked over into the woods near my home and saw a naked pale white man-like thing crawling in the woods. It was on its hands, feet and knees about 3 inches above the ground.

Posted: 7/28/2014 4:24:36 PM   Reads: 490   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

While hiking and camping in a fairly remote forest in Essex County, NY (the most specific location he will give) he came across what he describes as a "Sasquatch ritual burial"

Posted: 7/26/2014 3:55:44 PM   Reads: 606   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

There are a lot of strange things out there and while some reports make headlines others sound to strange to be true. One account that is downright terrifying is that of the mysterious creature known as ‘The Rake.‘

Posted: 7/25/2014 3:09:33 PM   Reads: 587   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com

A few traditional Bigfoot researchers are starting to accept the theory that the existence of these beings may be beyond our current perception. The continued lack of tangible evidence is fueling the argument that Bigfoot is more than a typical terrestrial entity.

Posted: 7/21/2014 1:43:15 PM   Reads: 258   Submitted By: Medieval   Source: www.phantomsandmonsters.com

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