Sprawled out over 4,246 acres throughout the U.S. state of Massachusetts is the Leominster State Forest, near the cities of Leominster, Fitchburg, Princeton, Sterling, and Westminster. The park is known for its intensive trails, making it in model for hikers, along with for its appreciable wildlife and fairly a number of ponds, attracting many visitors coming to profit from the good outdoors. Nonetheless, together with the pristine wilderness, the world has by way of the years develop right into a wellspring of evaluations of UFOs, Bigfoot, and extreme strangeness.
A variety of the weird phenomena reported from proper right here revolve spherical a forested area of South Leominster, sitting contained in the Leominster State Forest the near Outdated Mill Bridge and Jungle Freeway, which has gained the fairly apt nickname of “Monsterland.” In keeping with native historian and Leominster native Ronny Le Blanc, the world has been a hotspot of Bigfoot sightings going once more all one of the simplest ways to 1884, with early settlers even complaining that the creatures would assault and kill livestock. The tales really picked up throughout the Fifties, and Le Blanc has said of this:
What I started noticing is that there was quite a few actions and tales in and spherical Leominster State Forest, which connects to Monsterland by way of the powerlines. A complete lot of the locals that grew up proper right here used to call it ‘Monstah-land.’ It goes once more to the ‘50s and there was a gentleman that supposedly disappeared after seeing a wierd creature by Outdated Mill Freeway. There could also be one story notably of an individual, once more throughout the Fifties, who was throughout the area of Outdated Mill Freeway, and had an encounter with one factor unexplained. He drove to the place Miranda’s Pub on Lancaster Avenue is now, and suggested the bartender there to call the cops. He observed one factor throughout the woods there that frightened him. He waited for a while, and when the police didn’t current up quickly, he suggested the bartender that he was going once more to the little bridge and see if he may uncover this creature as soon as extra, and kill it. When the police confirmed up, they’d been despatched to the world, and all they found was the person’s automotive, with the headlights on and the door open, and no sign of the particular person. Rumor has it the particular person was not at all seen as soon as extra. I’ve carried out some digging and there’s no missing particular person from that time interval that principally matches up with it, nevertheless that’s the place the legend started. There are people who’ve said they’ve seen one factor, others say they’ve had points thrown at them whereas they’ve been available on the market. It’s merely fascinating to me that it’s correct proper right here in town, and so many tales from strategy once more are nonetheless being talked about.
Le Blanc has had his private encounters with the unexplained throughout the area as properly, ranging from when he was merely 12 years outdated. He says of his first initiation into the world of the weird proper right here:
Sooner than they put Samoset Heart College there, there was a bunch of tracks that will hook up with Monsterland that will go to the sand dunes the place people would go partying and different folks had reported seeing uncommon points, UFOs, shadow people, uncommon beings, balls of sunshine, you establish it. There was one particular observe I always used to steer clear of. It always had a extremely darkish, ominous feeling to it. It may be an outstanding day, and in addition you look down this issue and it regarded darkish. There have been two timber on each aspect. It merely felt like this prehistoric gate welcoming me into this place. I start taking place this path with my bike and I merely may hear the bike squeaking and I seen there aren’t any completely different sounds throughout the forest. Nothing. The trail merely had a way to it. So I was there, and unexpectedly I observed there was no sound, no animal or hen life, merely these two monumental timber and had been like a doorway. There was no life there the least bit. I was standing there with my toes on the underside, and unexpectedly, the quiet was a loud noise. At that second, one factor crashed by way of the woods correct in entrance of me and I’d actually really feel it reverberating throughout the soles of my toes. To me it appeared like an elephant crashing throughout the woods correct near me. It was pushing timber and shrubs, went all through the trail and onto the alternative aspect. Nonetheless I couldn’t see one thing. That’s what was disturbing. I was so scared and I couldn’t switch. As quickly because it stopped, I pedaled out of there so fast, and not at all went once more.
Apparently, primarily based on Le Blanc there have been fairly a number of evaluations of people equally listening to at least one factor large crashing by way of the timber and even seeing the comb get pushed aside, however been unable to see what it’s inflicting it. Le Blanc has theorized that regardless of is behind such sightings is possibly cloaking itself or can dematerialize at will. This may possibly degree to Bigfoot being one factor better than an enormous, undiscovered natural entity, and he has said of this:
I’d say Bigfoot is one factor that’s additional interdimensional, practically spiritual-kind of a realm that has the facility to current itself. I started off chasing an ape, a flesh-and-blood animal and now I’m contemplating it’s one factor else. As you dig deeper into Bigfoot, you’re start talking about cloaking and the reality that they’ll vanish sooner than people’s eyes. And these tales return tons of of years the place unexpectedly, a posse has this creature cornered and the tracks merely disappear in open topic, like one factor merely received right here and picked it up and took it away. So all these tales start to intertwine and I started to return and I went ‘(Expletive)! A complete lot of those individuals are talking about these associated encounters that I had. So there’s a notion that Bigfoot might very properly be alien or interdimensional. And it sounds crazy, like one factor in science fiction, nevertheless when you think about it, now we have now this preconceived notion that an alien should be gray or inexperienced. People have seen Bigfoot holding an orb. They appear like a basketball with plasma swirling spherical and they also’re silent. I’ve merely seen them hovering over the sky and easily blink out and disappear. There are quite a few utterly completely different theories about Bigfoot nevertheless the reality is one factor is happening. People are seeing them. They’re leaving tracks.
It will seemingly or won’t be tied to all of the completely different uncommon phenomena reported from the world, along with floating orbs of sunshine and UFOs. Le Blanc himself has had a UFO sighting by way of which he observed the outline of an enormous creature surrounded by a halo of sunshine, and which he believes was a Bigfoot. Apparently, throughout the Nineteen Sixties the world expert an infinite wave of UFO sightings, which merely occurred to have coincided with an increase in Bigfoot sightings as properly. Le Blanc says of this:
There was an infinite UFO wave in 1967 in Central Mass. People had been seeing UFOs over ponds and lakes and there was a woman in Fitchburg saying there are UFOs coming out of the reservoir. After I started researching, I found that Betty Andreasson had this issue happen down on Howard Avenue, in Leominster, with this ball of sunshine hit her head and this psychological telepathy and these gray aliens, and completely different stuff occurring throughout the forests in Westminster and South Ashburnham. All through this time, this area was moreover getting a wave of Bigfoot sightings and evaluations from the state police.
There have moreover been ghosts and even a spectral white bear seen throughout the area, along with fairly a number of evaluations of hikers experiencing mysterious bouts of disorientation or missing time, and it’s all ample to make one shock merely what’s happening proper right here. Is there some unknown prime quality of “Monsterland” that causes these uncommon phenomena to gravitate in route of it? Some think about that it’s possibly the outcomes of vitality strains working by way of, or possibly the presence of a “skinny spot” between utterly completely different dimensions, with one Susan McNeill Spuhler, the six-year organizer of the Higher New England UFO Conference, commenting on the world:
Leominster is an area that has an necessary many vortices and portals. There are explicit energetic strains that run throughout the earth. And Leominster, from what I’ve studied over time, has a positive energetic prime quality to it.
Le Blanc himself has no thought why, even suggesting that we aren’t meant to know, and has throughout the meantime managed to spice up pretty slightly little bit of consciousness regarding the paranormal parts of the world. He has written two books on the weirdness of Leominster State Forest, known as Monsterland: Encounter with UFOs, Big Foot and Orange Orbs and its sequel, Monsterland: Encounters with Shamans, Sasquatch, Synchronicity and Extreme Strangeness, and he has moreover appeared on the Journey Channel assortment, Expedition Bigfoot, Discovering Bigfoot, and In Search of Monsters. What’s happening at this place? Are there forces previous our understanding converging proper right here to create a maelstrom of weirdness? Possibly portals and tunnels off into the unknown? Or is that this merely legend and delusion? Who’s conscious of? Whatever the case is also, it undoubtedly seems to be a spot with its share of strangeness, and seems to be a areas to maintain watch over.