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Monday, May 27, 2013

Dallas Werewolf Encounter!

Originally posted here: http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2013/05/witness-dallas-werewolf.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhantomsAndMonstersAPersonalJourney+%28Phantoms+and+Monsters%29

Dallas Werewolf
The following unedited narrative was posted at Reddit:

This is something that happened to my husband and I a good 9 years ago. We had gone to watch a friend's band play and were headed home from downtown Dallas (I don't live in the metroplex any longer, so not personal info). It was around 1am but we still had "plans" before I was expected home (still dating at the time), so we headed to his apartment in one of the south Dallas suburbs. This is a pretty well populated suburb but by the time we got close to his apartment the roads were pretty much empty.

We exited the highway and turned onto the street that led to his apartment. But as soon as we passed the traffic light under the highway, we both saw it, plain as day. Stone sober and wide awake, we both saw a mother effing werewolf type creature exit a neighborhood street, and calmly run (in about 4 steps) across a 4 lane road. It was about 75 yards in front of us. But it wasn't exactly the way I'd imagine a werewolf. It was completely canine... no human features at all except for the fact that it was on 2 legs. The legs were massive and the thing was about 7 feet tall but the arms reminded me of t-rex arms. They were small and still hung like dog legs. They seemed very useless if the thing were trying to attack something. The head was also odd. Besides being a typical dog color (greyish black) the eyes were bright glowing yellow... even when there weren't headlights shining directly in them. It didn't look like the glow an animal gets from lights in their eyes anyway. But the thing that stood out to me the most was that the eyes were biocular, like a fish. I saw the eyes clearly even though he was completely profile to us. Here is a pic I drew. I couldn't quite get it right, it was a little more menacing in the head and face than I could convey. But I couldn't figure out how to draw it without making it look over the top and cartoonish.

I'll never forget how fast this thing was either. Here is a diagram of what happened.


The road we were driving on had heavy trees to the right hand side of us. When it came out, it was running but crossed this road in just a few steps. It was big enough and effortlessly fast enough to know that a human couldn't have dressed up and done this. There was an open field that he ran into. When my husband and I got to where the trees broke, we both turned our heads to look but it was loooong gone by then (about 4 seconds). I think the only thing that was said was a quiet "What the fk" by me.

More about what this thing looked like: It was more menacing than my photo, but to be honest, much less scary than what I would imagine a werewolf to be. When it was running across the road, I didn't get the sense that it cared that we saw it or that it was even trying that hard to cross before we got closer. I didn't feel fear as if we were threatened, only a disbelief really. And again, it's not like we were in a rural area by any stretch of the imagination.

When we passed the tree line, his apartment complex was literally another 150 yards or so up the road. We hurried in and didn't exactly get to our "plans." We basically just sat there in silence trying to rationalize I guess. Still to this day I often think to myself, "I mean really, did this really happen?!" but as soon as I close my eyes and think about it, those bright yellow eyes are still there.

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 Check out my two short stories, now published on Amazon Kindle:
 
TRAILER PARK FROM HELL
 
 
LIFE'S A BITCH. A WEREBITCH.
 
 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kindertrauma rules!

Hi,

I recently sent in one of my own "Kindertraumas" (a traumatic event from my childhood) to http://www.kindertrauma.com/ and mentioned Disney's Chilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House LP. Here's the "disclaimer" from the back of the album cover (click on the pic to enlarge):


Check out my post here:

http://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=33480

A fantastic website! I follow it daily!

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Check out my two short stories, now published on Amazon Kindle:
 
TRAILER PARK FROM HELL
 
 
LIFE'S A BITCH. A WEREBITCH.
 
 
 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Haunted Port Charlotte, Florida - Restlawn Cemetery



A friend at work told me about this Port Charlotte legend. He claims to have visited the cemetery after dark and experienced hearing strange sounds. Now that I've lived in Charlotte County for over three years, I've become more and more intrigued by the local mythology.

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The first house ever built in Port Charlotte is located adjacent to the cemetery. The house is said to have been owned by a farmer who murdered his wife. After the structure fell into a state of disrepair the county decided to condemn the old shack. Since that time many have reported hearing eerie noises coming from the area that the house is located in. Also a ghostly figure has been spotted roaming around the cemetery late at night. Also the sound of swarms of bees has plagued neighbors around the area for years.

Anonymous Report:

"Scary Stuff happening out there. We went out there last winter and heard screams coming from the far side of the cemetery. We then saw a figure looking at us from behind a tree."   

According to Haunted Florida:

     Usually, a cemetery haunting deals with the cemetery itself. In this case, it deals with a specific location on the outskirts of the cemetery. There was an old shack located at the edge of the cemetery and is the oldest house in Port Charlotte. The initial occupants were a farmer and his wife, whom he later murdered. Since then, the shack has deteriorated and the county has officially condemned it. It is said, that near that section of the cemetery, you can experience cold spots, putrid smells, unexplained sounds and even see the apparition of a woman. Neighbors have been bothered by a now local phenomenon known as the "Killer Bee Phenomenon". The entire area is plagued by the sounds of swarms of bees, even though there are no swarms of bees found anywhere.



 
My new short story anthology, "Ten Little Terrors" is now available on Amazon:


Check it out here:

http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Little-Terrors-ebook/dp/B00CIITW4W/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366938989&sr=1-1&keywords=ten+little+terrors
                              

Thursday, May 16, 2013

FLORIDA WEREWOLF SIGHTING!

Being a huge werewolf fan, I found the following account gripping:

It was June I think and around 9 PM, I was out back on the patio. At that time no one had fences around their property, because all of us knew the others families around the area. The only exception was the family across the street from us - they had a 7'ft tall cinder block wall behind their house. They had a large wooded piece of property and kept equipment out there. The dad was in construction and the wall enclosed 3 sides of the property. It was hot out and a slight breeze, no clouds and starry.

As I sat there you could hear the dogs in the neighborhood begin to bark - then everything got quite. A lone howl started, so I howled back. I do this rather well - I'd watch Nat.Geo. and would mimic wolf cries. Anyway this went on for about five minutes, each time the howl from the other end got closer. Down the road are train tracks that run north to south. The sound seemed to come from that direction. I started to get spooked as the howling stopped. Our yard had bushes and a tree on the side where the sound came from. The hair on my arms and neck started to stand up so I felt like I should go in. As I stood I heard movement by the bushes, I glanced over and saw something move. I didn't wait to see what it was so I booked it into the house and I stood by the door which had glass panes in it. I watched as something very large and dark moved about the bushes. It moved away and I could no longer see it from my vantage point. I went to the front porch to look out the windows hoping to get a look at whatever was there but it never came out that way. So I went to bed and to read for awhile to calm down...


It gets worse... or better... continue reading here, on the PhantomsandMonsters.com site:

http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-werewolf-in-florida.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhantomsAndMonstersAPersonalJourney+%28Phantoms+and+Monsters%29



"Ten Little Terrors" featured on PromoteHorror.com

My latest book, a short story anthology, "Ten Little Horrors" has been featured on PromoteHorror.com:

http://www.promotehorror.com/2013/05/ten-little-terrors.html


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ten Little Terrors Reviewed on Goodreads.com

Just had to post this link to a review of my short story anthology, "Ten Little Terrors."

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/615884356




I'm more than a little overwhelmed by such a nice review!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ten Little Terrors: Short Story Anthology Now Available on Amazon Kindle

 



Hi fearless readers!

My new collection of short horror fiction, "Ten Little Terrors" is now available through Kindle.
 
Many of these tales were originally posted on this blog (in rough draft form). Now, after many proof-reads and edits, I've compiled them into a short story anthology.
 
Hoarder  ...nothing that comes in ever goes back out.

Home, Sweet Home   ...a disgruntled tenant, a vengeful house.

The Devil to Work For   ...this psychobilly band is in for one hell of a gig.

Necromance   ...a private Dick makes a deal with the undead.

Deadly Crop   ...a greedy farmer feeds the masses the hard way.

The Crooked Tree   ...a boy and his twisted tree.

Tenement of Clay   ...a man who could not die.

Flint Smoke   ...cowboy justice from beyond.

Mobius Stripped   ...cursing time, cursed by time.

Grave Digger   ...a murderer digs his own grave.
 


Check it out here:

http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Little-Terrors-ebook/dp/B00CIITW4W/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366938989&sr=1-1&keywords=ten+little+terrors
 
 
 
Here's a recent review of one of my previously published efforts:
 
"...in "Trailer Park From Hell," your other story, Wow, really liked the characters, and some of the things that Bobby thought, just had me cracking up! I really related to Bobby, I know that's probably not a good thing, but I did. I wasn't sure they were gonna get out of there it seemed like such an impossible situation, but great ending. I almost believed it cuz of the opening. I haven't felt like that since "It" from Stephen King ( which I read when I was kid), I avoided clowns for like five years LOL. You made me feel young again and you had me creeped out for the rest of the night."
 
You can find TPFH here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAKU8IS



 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Dogman / Werewolf Phenomena: Haunted Michigan

From "Phantoms and Monsters," one of my favorite blogs. Full of story ideas!

The Dogman / Wolfman cryptids have been reported worldwide...though, many of the more credible sightings come from two states in the U.S. Upper Midwest - Michigan and Wisconsin. Despite the fact that the infamous 'Gable Film' was deemed a hoax approximately four years ago, the sightings of this creature continue:

In November 2010 I received the following email from Mike. He describes an encounter with an unknown creature in an undisclosed area near Cheboygan, Michigan (northern Michigan):


Hey, I'm Mike from the Cheboygan, MI area. This is true what I am about to describe. On November 24, 2010 me and two of my friends went out at night around 12 am. We were not hunting but had weapons. We were looking for a spot to set up our blinds for the muzzleloading season when we crossed from a field with tons of deer beddings. We came into another field with none whatsoever. We continued through this field and came across some kind of game trail. We decided to venture down this trail into the woods.

We got maybe 300 yards back in it and started hearing heavy breathing and snapping sounds in the thick brush to our right. We thought maybe coyotes but we got to a corner and were stopped in our track. In front of us, maybe 60 yards away, was something blacker than the woods standing on two feet and stood between 6'8" and 7'4". We slowly turned away and back tracked. Before we got to the field the same thing was in front of us again. We turned around for a second and then turned back...it was gone.

When we got into the field we noticed there were four or more of these creatures, one on each corner of the field just standing there. We saw one move halfway behind a tree. At this point we were freaking out. We made our way through the field and got to the edge and there was one standing directly in the middle of the trail entering the woods. We hauled butt back home and the whole way we felt like we were being watched and stalked.

We have been out every night since then. We have learned do not use lights because it comes closer than 60 yards. The closest it has been to me was maybe 25 yards and was moving closer. At that point I shot at it. There were five total that we saw the fist night and after I shot at one. We went out last night and there were only four and they seemed more aggressive. In the field, it seems they tried herding us into a corner.

You can believe this or not, but I am in the Michigan National Guard and I put what I saw on my warrior ethos and army values.

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In July 2009, I received the following email in reference to at least 2 sightings of a supposed 'Dogman' in Baraga County, Upper Peninsula, Michigan. I contacted the witness who seemed very truthful and credible:


Last fall, my son and I were driving on US-41/M-28 towards Three Lakes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (where I live). The beast ran across the highway near Tioga Creek. I had not heard of this before reading Phantoms and Monsters but this is exactly what we saw. We are familiar with all animals living here. Moose regularly cross in front of drivers, so we watch the sides of the roads carefully. We were very puzzled and thought it might be some mutant wolf and could not figure out what we witnessed. It ran fairly fast about 50 feet in front of our truck. It was so strange because the front of it was much higher up than the back, larger than a wolf. Very strange to see it on your website.
 
Read more at:

http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-dogman-wolfman-phenomena.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhantomsAndMonstersAPersonalJourney+%28Phantoms+and+Monsters%29

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My fictional take on the Dogman legend:



http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFCMNMU