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It’s always a superb day when a model new information from Stan Gordon arrives inside the mail. And that’s exactly what occurred on Friday of ultimate week. Stan’s new one is titled Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania’s Unknown Creatures, Casebook Three. Like me, Stan concludes that a lot of the so-called “cryptids” of our world (whether or not or not Furry-man, lake monsters, huge winged points, and large black cats) is not going to be merely unknown or out-of-place animals. And, moreover like me, Stan wouldn’t take that view just because he chooses to. No. He takes that view because of it’s what the proof strongly suggests.
After a cool introduction – by which Stan reveals how and why he was drawn to the subject of UFOs and scary creatures as a baby – we launch straight into Chapter 1, with Furry-man. As Stan displays us, the Pennsylvanian Furry-man is a weird beast, definitely. That’s to say, it’s a creature that’s steeped in what has grow to be popularly recognized inside the self-discipline of Forteana as “high-strangeness.”
Take into consideration the subsequent, all of which appear inside the pages of Astonishing Encounters: there are circumstances involving witnesses, driving late at night, and encountering a Furry-man. Nevertheless, that is the truly scary issue: as they see the beast, their car begins to malfunction. All of the items returns to common when the furry gigantic is gone. Stan has numerous circumstances on file of Furry-man seen in so-called “Lovers Lane” areas. I’ve many circumstances paying homage to these from the UK. And there are parallels with among the many Mothman circumstances from Sixties-era Degree Good, West Virginia, too.
Stan moreover shares with us his recordsdata on vanishing Furry-man. No, I don’t indicate when the creatures – realizing they’ve been seen – race for the safety of darkish and dense woods. I indicate when the Furry-man disappears correct in entrance of the witness. As in truly vanishes. We moreover get to search out out about Pennsylvania’s phenomenon of dwarfish Furry-man. “Littlefoot,” we might say. There moreover the fascinating story of a Furry-man that appeared to be “out of focus.” Clearly, none of this data sits properly the least bit with the idea that Furry-man is solely an unknown ape. And that’s good: it’s about time people realized that Furry-man is extra of merely that. And Stan’s information makes that point repeatedly.
Astonishing Encounters moreover includes fairly a number of experiences of unidentified flying points. Typically, they fall into the similar kinds of courses of winged points that appear elsewhere on the earth. We’re talking about (a) creatures that resemble long-extinct pterodactyls; (b) gigantic birds that appear just like the mighty Thunderbirds of Native American lore and historic previous (described by one witness as an “eagle on steroids”); (c) Mothman-style creatures; (d) winged humanoids; and (e) monsters which have a “gigantic bat”-like look.
Then there are the ABCs: the Alien Massive Cats. The ABC phenomenon just isn’t solely an American enigma. Tales of huge, elusive, black cats might be current in fairly a number of nations. Merely as is the case with Furry-man, nonetheless, ABC experiences are usually tied to completely different curious phenomena and are clearly one factor higher than mere “circus/zoo escapees.” For example, we’re dealt with to a extremely scary case from Pennsylvania of an ABC that not solely vanished into nothingness sooner than the astonished witness, nonetheless which actually grew in dimension as a result of the witness stared at it. What began as one factor regarding the dimension of a house cat, said the witness, shortly mutated into one factor of the size of a “black panther.” It’s worth noting (as this hyperlink demonstrates) that experiences of cryptids rising in dimension, as a result of the witness appears to be at them, do get reported once in a while.
Horrific creatures of the water are moreover studied by Stan, as he shares fairly a number of witness accounts of unknown leviathans seen inside the waters of Pennsylvania – and briefly leaving the waters too. This is usually a chapter that shall be of particular curiosity to those of you who’re intrigued by the whole “lake thriller beast” phenomenon, as a result of it will not go over outdated ground. In its place, it displays us that on the earth of water monsters, there’s nonetheless loads to be found.
Then, we’ve fairly a number of rogue circumstances which might be fascinating nonetheless which might be exhausting to categorize. They embrace the sighting of werewolf-style creatures – and by no means not like these studied and written about by dogman authority, Linda Godfrey. There’s the story of a 10-foot-tall “stick-man,” which sounds very very just like the “meme come to life” typically generally known as the Slenderman. Add to that, animals which sound not not just like the “Texas Chupacabra,” tales of weird creatures and UFOs, and even a flying dragon, and also you’ve received a terrific, thought-provoking assortment of accounts. They present repeatedly that, certain, there are strange creatures available on the market. Nevertheless, labeling them “animals” may be an infinite mistake.
Halloween’s not too far-off, so if you happen to occur to’re looking out for a spooky be taught on the world’s weirdest night, Stan Gordon’s Astonishing Encounters is definitely advisable.