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The Knowles Family attacked by UFO

You are driving on a road at night. You are enjoying your trip, and you see the scenery of other cars, trees, and maybe even stars. Nothing out of the ordinary even enters your mind until you see a large, vibrant light following your car. You panic and step harder on the gas pedal. Your anxiety increases once you realize that this ball of light attacks you. This scenario is exactly what happened to the Knowles family.

Thousands of people claimed to have seen UFOs and extraterrestrials in various civilizations for millenniums. Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, all the way to the 21st century, people have claimed to have been visited, seen, or even abducted by beings from other planets. Even though a good portion of UFO and extraterrestrial encounters have been proven to be hoaxes, there are many incidents that have evidence and witnesses. One of the most famous UFO encounters in Australia happened to the Knowles family while they were traveling for a vacation. Many people believe this encounter happened, and there were multiple witnesses on the road.

The Knowles family were cruising on a highway called the coastal Eyre Highway. It was around three or four in the morning as Sean Knowles was driving with his two brothers and mother. At first, the night seemed normal. He was driving in a desert area without trees or any signs of civilization for miles. Other than the desert and the night sky, the only thing he saw were other cars driving around him. His night changed when he noticed a bright ball of yellow light hovering towards their car. 

As the bright ball of light approached them, Sean increased the speed to around 125 miles per hour, attempting to outrun the light. Despite his efforts to escape from the ball of light, it caught up to them, and grey gas filled the car. The gas had temporary psychological and physical effects on them. Their voices had a lower tone, and everything around them seemed like it was slowing down. After hearing the sound and feeling the vibration of something falling on top of the roof of the car, they felt the car levitate. After several seconds, the car dropped, causing one tire on the back of the car to blowout. The Knowles family exited the car because the flat tire made it difficult for the car to move fast enough to escape the ball of light. They discovered a bush to hide in until the ball of light traveled somewhere that was out of their sight.

Similar to other UFO and extraterrestrial encounters with at least some form of evidence and multiple witnesses, this incident gained intense media coverage. In less than two days, the Knowles family was being interviewed on the news. To this day, many believe that the Knowles family was being attacked by an extraterrestrial spacecraft. When they first reported the encounter to the police department, the police thought they were likely pulling a prank or attention stunt. After investigating, the police took the case seriously.

Evidence of the Knowles family UFO attack

Some critics claim that the voice distortion during the encounter could have been due to the family having dry or hoarse voices because they were traveling through a desert for hours. The problem with this theory is that having a dry or hoarse voice isn’t an uncommon phenomenon. It is common for elementary school students to have these issues, so the odds of the Knowles experiencing these symptoms for the first time and not knowing how this sickness affects the human body are slim. There were witnesses that saw a ball of light following the Knowles. However, no one was there when the vehicle was levitating. Critics claim that the tire could have popped because of excessive speed. This claim could be true because a tire experiences an enormous amount of friction at 120 miles per hour.

That doesn’t explain why the Knowles and other drivers witnessed a ball of light following their vehicle. Some critics claim that what they saw could have been a superior mirage. In Melbourne, Australia, superior mirages are more common than in other areas. Some people respond to the critics by stating that if it was a mirage, why did it follow their vehicle so precisely for such a long time. The ball of light moved like it was being operated by a pilot.

What do you think about this UFO sighting? Do you believe that the Knowles actually saw a spacecraft of extraterrestrial origin? Do you think it was a superior mirage? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

The knowles family UFO incident. Skeptoid. (n.d.). https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4715.

BBC. (2021, March 4). ‘hovering ship’ photographed off Cornish coast by Walker. BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-56286719.

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The Real Story of the Rake Cryptid

So you decide to listen to creepypastas online and you run into multiple stories that are about the humanoid creature called the Rake. You decide to listen to more creepypastas about the Rake because of how creepy the activity of this humanoid is. At night, you realize you are struggling to sleep because you can’t get your mind off of the Rake. Well, unfortunately, the Rake is a creature that might exist.

The Rake is often described as abnormally tall, skinny to where it looks malnourished, and has round eyes that are so dark that it appears like you are staring into a black abyss. This cryptid is hairless and has skin with a greyish pigment. The Rake is a bipedal cryptid, however, sometimes it crawls on all fours. Majority of the sightings of the Rake take place in the woods while it is night. The Rake is believed to be a violent creature, however, there aren’t enough real life encounters so far to come to that conclusion. 

Real Encounters of the Rake

A resident in Canada named Audrée Tanguay Fréchette was driving on the highway during the night. It appeared to be a normal night as he traveled on the quiet road until he spotted something that seemed out of the ordinary lurking in the woods. Fréchette stopped the car and recorded the creature. On the footage, the creature appears to have the characteristics of the Rake. The creature looks over six feet tall, skinny, and has greyish skin. The creature was watching a moose in such a way that it seemed like it was about to attack the moose. Some critics claim it wasn’t the Rake, it was just something that was smeared on the window. The critics failed to explain how the smudge would move if the car was parked while Fréchette was recording it.

Another encounter took place in Texas in 2017. There were three girls that spotted a creature that they weren’t familiar with roaming the woods near their place of residency. At first, they believed it was some kind of animal. When they got a better view, they thought it was a man wearing a dark hoodie. Eventually, they realized it wasn’t either of those. When a few days passed, they discovered photos of a humanoid known as the Rake. The girls noticed the cryptid had similar characteristics to the creature that they spotted. They concluded that what they spotted was the Rake.

Evidence of the Rake

Since the Rake hasn’t been encountered much, there isn’t much evidence that can be used to verify its existence. In Native American folklore, there are various creatures that are described to look similar to the Rake. The Native American legend of the Skinwalker might be the explanation for the Rake. For hundreds of years, members of the Navajo tribe reported encounters of the Skinwalker, which has characteristics that are similar to the Rake. Both creatures are tall, skinny, and are usually spotted in the woods at night. The Rake and the Skinwalker could be the same creature. If this is true, that means that this cryptid isn’t something that was recently discovered.

The Rake continues to be a popular creature in the creepypasta community. Even though it isn’t spotted much in real life, we saw that there were notable sightings that gained traction in the media. Do you believe the Rake is real? Do you think that the Rake and the Skinwalker are the same creature? If you don’t think that the Rake is real, what do you believe that these people really encountered? If you have any answers, let me know in the comments below.

Fox News. “Weird ‘Monster’ Captured on FILM ‘Stalking a Moose’ in Canadian Wilderness.” Fox News, FOX News Network, 3 Aug. 2018, www.foxnews.com/tech/weird-monster-captured-on-film-stalking-a-moose-in-canadian-wilderness.

Tudury, Leila. “The Rake.” Dictionary.com, Dictionary.com, 19 Jan. 2021, www.dictionary.com/e/fictional-characters/the-rake/.

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The Goatman that Terrorized Locals

You are driving down the interstate in the evening after a long day of work or school. You feel relaxed because you completed your work and are looking forward to getting home. The feeling of relaxation becomes shattered by a loud howl that doesn’t sound like anything you heard before. You begin to feel uneasy as you drive and the sight of the corpses of dogs that appear to have been sliced with an axe on the side of the road intensifies your anxiety. Your heart beats quickly as you step on the gas pedal after spotting a half man and half goat hybrid peaking at you through the woods. You have become one out of dozens of witnesses of the Goatman cryptid.

Goats are one of the most popular animals in the world that are used for the production of goods. If you live near a farm in any region, then you have most likely seen or heard a goat. Goats were used as livestock for over ten thousand years, and the goat population continues to grow because more are being bred for the production of dairy products. Even though goats play an important role in development of human civilization doesn’t mean that sinister events surrounding a goat never happened in history.

One of the most terrifying cryptids in history is the Goatman. Goatman is described as being a hybrid of a goat and a human. He is often described as being tall with large horns that look strong enough to pierce through a person. Goatman is known for carrying an axe that he usually uses during attacks. For decades this cryptid terrified hundreds of people in various states around the United States. During the early 1960s, a couple of adults were taking a group of 12 children on a hike. It was a sunny day; the wind was blowing, and the trees were rustling. The group was enjoying nature until they walked past a cave. Days later, partially eaten corpses were rotting on the ground.

It is not known how the people in this group were killed, but many theorize that they were killed by the Goatman. While they were hiking, they walked past the cave that is believed to be the cave that the Goatman lives in. Humans are not the only species that is mauled by the Goatman. Dozens of dogs were believed to have been killed by the Goatman in the states of Michigan, Oregon, Arkansas, and other southern and midwestern states. Goatman was even spotted roaming through woods in Canada. Multiple drivers reported hearing the howls of the Goatman as they drove on certain interstates.

Evidence of the Goatman

One of the first questions that people think of when it comes to the Goatman is what is his origin? There are a couple of theories about how Goatman came into existence. One theory is that the researchers that work at the Beltsville Agricultural Research were conducting an experiment with goats. The experiment went wrong, resulting in a 7 to 8 foot tall goat and human hybrid creature. The creature escaped, never to be seen by the researchers again. I have discovered no evidence of this origin story, and the Beltsville Agricultural Research center denies that this experiment took place. Many people speculate that the Beltsville Agricultural Research center is covering the story up to avoid taking responsibility for the deaths and damage caused by the Goatman, and avoid a mass panic among the locals. If this is true that they are covering the experiment up then it is not known where they are hiding the official documents and files that cover the details about this experiment.

Another theory is that there were a group of teens that killed a goat farmer’s goats in the late 50s or early 60s. The goat farmer eventually discovered his slain goats, and he lost a lot of money. In order to get revenge, the goat farmer dressed up in a goat costume and began carrying an axe. He tracked down each of the teens that he believed killed his goats and mutilated them with an axe. No one was convicted of the murders, and the goat farmer was never caught, so there aren’t any public records of a goat farmer being involved with the murders. There are also no public records of teens killing goats.

What do you think is the origin story of the Goatman? Do you believe the Goatman existed? If not, what do you believe these people spotted and what do you think killed the people and dogs? Have you ever encountered the Goatman cryptid?

“The Legend of the Goatman of Prince George’s County.” The Legend of the Goatman of Prince George’s County |, 23 Feb. 2021, www.hyattsvillewire.com/2021/02/23/goatman-prince-georges-county/.

April, Maria Mohsin14, and Maria Mohsin. “Legend of the Goatman.” The Business Standard, 14 Apr. 2020, www.tbsnews.net/splash/legend-goatman-68905.

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The Ghost of the Wychwood Forest

Everyone enjoys taking a stroll through the forest every once in a while, whether it is to get fresh air or to exercise. The forest is often calming because of the lack of vehicles, business, and people that pollute cities with noise. Even though the forest seems ideal for relaxation, this environment paved the way for many terrifying encounters in history.

Forests cover over 30 percent of the earth’s surface and each forest has its own unique backstory. There are quite a few haunted forests, but one forest with the most haunted encounters is the Wychwood forest. Why is this forest known for being haunted? Many visitors reported encountering unexplained phenomena while hiking through the forest. The experience of each visitor differs, however, all the encounters revolve around paranormal activity.

Encounters in Wychwood

Imagine hiking through the forest and you stop to rest. You are enjoying the scenery of the trees and wildlife, but a hand touching your shoulder interrupts your moment of rest. You turn around to nothing behind you. This was one experience reported by multiple visitors of the Wychwood forest that never even met each other. Another encounter consisted of hearing the cries of children as they were traveling in a carriage being pulled by a horse. One of the most common encounters in the Wychwood forest is the sighting of Amy Robsart.

Who is Amy Robsart?

Amy Robsart was born in 1532 in Norfolk, United Kingdom. She was the first wife of Robert Dudley, one son of John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland. At first they had a happy marriage, but unfortunately Amy Robsart died while being miserable and alone. It is not known how she died and there are many theories about how her death took place, ranging from suicide, a staircase accident, and murder. The case hasn’t been solved in centuries and may never be solved, but this incident leads to another mystery. Is Amy Robsart the ghost that haunts the Wychwood forest?

Many claimed to see her shape appear in various areas of the Cumnor building where she died. Allegedly as Robert Dudley was traveling home through the Wychwood forest, he heard the voice of Amy Robsart’s ghost laugh and tell him he only has ten days to live. Within ten days, he was no longer living. Sightings of Amy Robsart went on for over two centuries until the Cumnor building was destroyed. The ghost of Amy Robsart is now usually spotted in the Wychwood forest.

Evidence of paranormal activity

Unfortunately, there aren’t many official records of incidents involving paranormal activity in the Wychwood forest, but over the years there were many claims that weren’t documented. These incidents kept the legend alive for centuries. History books and public records prove that Amy Robsart and Robert Dudley were actual people, but many mysteries remain. Even in the 21st century visitors of the Wychwood forest claim to experience paranormal activity as they hike. There aren’t any photos or recordings of sightings of her ghost at the moment.

Do you believe the Wychwood forest is haunted? If so, do you think it is haunted by Amy Robsart? Have you ever been to the Wychwood forest? Have you experienced any paranormal activity in the Wychwood forest? If so, let me know.

“Amy Robsart – What Do We Really Know about Her by Christine Hartweg.” The Tudor Society, 1 Jan. 1967, www.tudorsociety.com/amy-robsart-really-know-christine-hartweg/.

Patel, Sachin K, and Richard Jacobs. “The Suspicious Demise of Amy Robsart.” The Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, Dept. of Orthopaedics, The University of Iowa, 2003, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1888393/.

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The real Ghost of Walking Sam

Legends of demons circulated through various communities around the world for thousands of years. There are countless sightings and encounters of demons with more happening every year. One of the most malicious demons is Walking Sam. Much of the encounters of Walking Sam take place in Native American reservations in South Dakota. Many believe that this is the reason for the increasing suicide rate of Native Americans in the South Dakota tribes.

Walking Sam is described as a shadow figure by those that reported seeing him. The shadow figure is thin and tall with long arms. Most people that encountered Walking Sam don’t see him, but can feel his presence. One way that people know Walking Sam is lurking is by the whistling sound he makes. Walking Sam usually targets young children and teenagers. He communicates with his victims through telepathy. He sends you thoughts, convincing you to give up on your life. You will hear voices in your head that you can’t escape from, and he will bring up memories in your mind that can convince you to commit suicide. It is not known why he convinces people to commit suicide because many of the members of the South Dakota Native American reservation refuse to share details of the legend. 

Evidence of Walking Sam

The Native American tribes in South Dakota have a high suicide rate, and the suicide rate has increased in recent years. In 2015, there were around 40,000 Native Americans living on the reservation. At the end of 2015 there were over 200 suicide attempts, however, only nine were successful. There were multiple disturbing post on social media about groups of child members of the reservation trying to find the best techniques to commit suicide. Groups of people were discovered hanging from trees in the woods near the reservation, and nooses were found with no one hanging from them.

Many critics claim the suicides are not a result of Walking Sam, but result from the high poverty rates of the reservation. While it is true poverty can make it more difficult to survive and make it harder for some people to find happiness it there isn’t a correlation with suicide and poverty rates. Suicide is more common wealthier areas than poverty-stricken areas. This means that there is most likely another reason behind the increased suicide rates in the reservation. Many people on the reservation agree that Walking Sam causes the high suicide rates.

Walking Sam is often one of the topics covered at meetings of reservation officials. The officials tell reservation members to avoid walking on streets at night because it would be a convenient time for Walking Sam to approach his victim. Multiple residents have requested for police officers to look out for Walking Sam. Dozens of residents have reported seeing his shadow and reported their encounters to the police. The sounds of whistling coming from nowhere were reported too.

Because of the ghost-like nature of Walking Sam, there isn’t any film or footage of him. At the moment there is no known way to contact him, the only way to encounter him is for him to approach you. What do you think causes the high suicide rates in the South Dakota Native American reservations? Do you believe Walking Sam roams the reservation? If so, why do you think Walking Sam convinces people to commit suicide? Have you ever seen or heard the creepy whistling of Walking Sam? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Sanburn, Josh. “Why Suicides Are More Common in Richer Neighborhoods.” Time, Time, 8 Nov. 2012, business.time.com/2012/11/08/why-suicides-are-more-common-in-richer-neighborhoods/.

[Email Protected]. “Is an Urban Legend Encouraging South Dakota Sioux Teens to Take Their Own Lives?” The Daily Dot, 29 May 2021, www.dailydot.com/irl/walking-sam-myth-lakota-pine-ridge-suicides/.

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The New Jersey Devil the Cryptid

New Jersey is one of the oldest states in the United States. The state went from being founded in 1787 with a population of a few hundred thousand to a population of around nine million in the 21st century. Because of such a large population and hundreds of years of history, it isn’t surprising that the state is home to unknown activity. The legend of the New Jersey Devil was born in the 1700s.

The New Jersey Devil is a cryptid that is often spotted in the New Jersey Pinelands area. The New Jersey Devil was reported to cause destruction in dozens of towns. This cryptid killed livestock, crops, and animals that roam the woods in southern New Jersey. Even after the destruction that the cryptid caused, it was never captured. Eventually a bounty of a hundred thousand dollars was placed on the head of the New Jersey Devil, and many attempted to capture it. None of them succeeded, so the existence of this cryptid has yet to be confirmed.

The New Jersey Devil is often described as flying with large wings that resemble the wings of a bat. The cryptid is reported to walk with two legs that look like a kangaroo’s leg. It has a head like a horse, and horns that are similar to a goat. The New Jersey Devil has a pointy tail. The tail is described as being the tail of a demon.

Many of the people that reported encountering the New Jersey Devil had nothing to gain by lying about the situation. Police officers, farmers, business owners, and even politicians claimed to have spotted the cryptid. Ever since the first sighting of this creature, the reported encounters haven’t slowed down. Some critics say that if it was real, then it would have been captured by now. That is not necessarily true because animals that are small in population are difficult to find. There were new animals that were discovered in the previous decade which means it is not impossible for new animals to be discovered. Other than the bounty, the government invested little into finding the New Jersey Devil.

Origin of the New Jersey Devil

According to legend, there was a woman named Mrs. Leeds that lived in Estellville. She gave birth to 12 children. Soon she would discover that she had a 13th child on the way. She was furious when she discovered the news. Mrs. Leeds cursed her baby by chanting, “Let it be the devil!” When she gave birth, the baby came out looking like a youthful version of what would become known as the New Jersey Devil. The baby creature spread its wings before flying into the swamp, never to be seen by her again.

Did the New Jersey Devil exist?

First, we should see if Mrs. Leeds, the alleged mother of the New Jersey Devil, existed. Since Mrs. Leeds lived during the 18th century, it is difficult to find her public records. Jane Miller Glenn is a direct descendent of Mrs. Leeds. Even at 75 she remembers her mother dressing her up as a devil for Halloween as a family tradition referencing her ancestor Mrs. Leeds. Glenn still has the picture of her wearing her devil costume hanging on the wall. The family is known for being related to the New Jersey Devil in their hometown, and the legend doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

Even though public records are difficult to find on various members of her family, it is proven that her family lived in the United States for centuries. The Leedses left Europe to emigrate to North America in the mid-17th century. Eventually the family would own 1000 acres of land. The great grandfather of Glenn was the first mayor of Atlantic city. According to the public records that we have, there isn’t anything that disproves the legend of Mrs. Leeds giving birth to the New Jersey Devil.

The legend of the New Jersey Devil continues to spread around not only New Jersey, but throughout the United States. There have been reports of people encountering the cryptid in the 2010s. Do you think that the New Jersey Devil is real? If so, what do you think its origin is? Have you seen the New Jersey Devil?

Writer, C. O. L. T. S. H. A. W. S. (2019, November 1). The Devil You Know: How Leeds descendants see their Jersey Devil relative. Press of Atlantic City. https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/the-devil-you-know-how-leeds-descendants-see-their-jersey-devil-relative/article_d129aa12-cf96-53aa-8ba7-d76c970fabbc.html.

Phantom of the Pines: More Tales of the Jersey Devil by James F. McCloy and Ray Miller, Middle Atlantic Press, ISBN 0912608951

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The Creepy Legend of Mandy the haunted Doll

Dolls bring nostalgic memories back to millions of people around the globe. Dolls are nothing new and have been around for thousands of years dating back to ancient Egypt. While dolls create fun memories for many of those around the globe, some of them terrify people. There are a significant number of dolls that are believed to be haunted. One of these haunted figures sits in the Quesnel Museum in Canada.

In 1991 a doll was donated to the Quesnel Museum, and ever since the donation a series of creepy incidents followed. Employees at the museum claimed items would often disappear from one area and appear in another. Some critics say that an employee could have misplaced their items, however, if that were the case, why did it happen consistently. For example, their lunch would often not be in the area that they stored it and be found in a drawer. Employees would often claim that they heard footsteps in rooms and hallways when they didn’t see anyone there. When the staff placed the doll in a room by herself, the room was neat, but when they returned to the room, a few hours later they were in for a surprise. There were papers scattered across the floor as if someone took the papers and threw them in the air.

It wasn’t only the staff that witnessed the paranormal activity of the doll. When Mandy was placed in a glass case for visitors to see as they walked in, some visitors claimed they could see Mandy’s eyes following them. A portion of these members weren’t aware of the legend of Mandy the doll. Visitors would often claim to hear scratching on the glass case. The flickering of lights and electrical equipment was another recurring incident that frightened visitors. These paranormal incidents didn’t begin until the doll was donated to the museum.

Mandy was donated to the museum by a woman that claimed that the doll seemed to have paranormal activity. She claimed that she often heard a girl crying at night that disturbed her sleep. The sound happened for multiple nights until she finally investigated where the sound was coming from. As she walked around the house, the crying grew louder as if she was approaching the crying girl. Once she arrived at the basement, she discovered Mandy, which was her daughter’s doll, sticking out of a box of storage. After she donated the doll to the museum, she claimed that she no longer heard crying at night.

Who is the ghost of Mandy the Doll?

The materials used to make the doll and the style of it seem to point to the doll being made in Germany in the early 20th century. Unfortunately, since the doll wasn’t donated to the museum until 1991, the doll was being passed around to different owners for more than half a century. Tracking the history of the doll is nearly impossible because there aren’t any records of it, and many of her early owners passed away. It is believed that the ghost that is attached to the doll is the ghost of a girl that died in a fire while holding the doll. After death, her ghost became attached to the doll.

Even though this theory has little proof, this explanation corresponds to the incidents well. 

  • The woman heard crying in the basement that sounded like a girl.  
  • The tricks that are pulled when she moves the staff’s items around. 
  • The tantrum she has when she throws the papers around.

These seem to be actions of a child, so this theory seems to be the most realistic one. It is not known why she pulls these stunts. Maybe she wants people to notice her.

What do you think about Mandy the doll? Do you believe she is really haunted? Who do you believe to be the identity of the girl who haunts the doll? Let me know in the comments below.

Therkelsen, Michael. “Forget Annabelle. Meet Mandy the Haunted Doll.” Horror Society, 4 Oct. 2015, www.horrorsociety.com/2015/10/04/forget-annabelle-meet-mandy-the-haunted-doll/.

Pfeifle, Tess. “Mandy the Doll.” Astonishing Legends, Astonishing Legends, 27 Sept. 2018, www.astonishinglegends.com/astonishing-legends/2018/9/27/mandy-the-doll.

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The Ahool Cryptid that roams Java

The Ahool is a lesser known cryptid that was spotted in the Java rainforest of Indonesia. The Java rainforest is 16,100 square miles. This rainforest is a home of many species, including 350 bird species. About 150 million people live on this land. Much of the forest was cut down because of the large population, but there are a few remaining government protected forests left. Amid the large population and diverse wildlife, an eerie sighting was bound to take place.

There were multiple sightings for decades of an unknown creature called the Ahool. This cryptid is often described as looking similar to a bat with gray fur and wings that expand out around 12 feet. The cryptid is sometimes described to be the size of a young child, but is often described as the size of an adult. In reported sightings, locals have claimed to see the Ahool flying while some claimed to see it walking through the forest. Locals that spot the Ahool claim to hear the creature howl AHOOOOL. The cryptid was named after its howl.

There aren’t a lot of reported sightings. Most of the sightings of the Ahool were never officially reported. Two of the most famous sightings of the Ahool took place in the early twentieth century. In 1925 a naturalist named Dr. Ernest Bartels was conducting research in a rainforest. While he was researching, he spotted a large creature fly over his head that looked similar to a bat. Dr. Ernest Bartels claimed to see the creature again in 1927. He claimed he heard a howl come from outside, so he walked outside of his residence and looked through the forest to investigate. The Ahool is believed to be a predator that eats fish, and there were some unreported claims that the creature attacked humans.

Is the Ahool real?

Even though sightings of the Ahool have been happening for decades, there are very few officially reported sightings. Many of the sightings consist of tales and local legends. There is little evidence for scientists to work with, however, that doesn’t mean that the Ahool doesn’t exist. Some say that the Ahool wasn’t a cryptid, but was really just an animal. There isn’t a known animal that matches the description of the Ahool, however, they claim that fear made people exaggerate the size. Some critics say that it could be a Spotted Wood-owl. A Spotted Wood-owl is a little under 2 ft tall with wings that expand around 4 ft. This is obviously smaller than the Ahool, however, they say that the viewers were exaggerating the size. Others claim that this isn’t likely because there is too great of a difference between the size of the Spotted Wood-owl and the Ahool for there to be any confusion.

Even though this cryptid isn’t widely known, the tale of its sightings continues to spread through the towns of the locals in Java. It could be possible that the Ahool is an undiscovered species that has a small population. There have been new species discovered in this decade, so this is a possibility. What is your opinion on the Ahool? Do you believe the Ahool existed? Do you believe it was a misunderstanding? Let me know in the comments below.

Colon, Zavier, et al. “Ahool.” Knightly News, 7 Apr. 2020, dominicanknightlynews.com/2020/04/07/ahool/.

“Indonesia: Island of Java.” WWF, World Wildlife Fund, www.worldwildlife.org/ecoregions/im0168.

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The Ghost Reported to haunt Airport High School

Airport High School is a high school in West Columbia, South Carolina, near an airport and down the road from Midlands technical college. Many people in Gaston and West Columbia graduated from or are attending Airport High School. Airport High School was founded in 1958 and within the next decade unexplained and creepy activity would occur.

Airport High School has been renovated a few times, and the 100 and 500 hallways are the only original part of the school that remains. Students and staff members claimed a ghost roams because of unexplained activity. Alleged banging against lockers can be heard, doors closing on their own, footsteps can be heard, and phones being knocked off of the hooks. In the closet of the chorus classroom, banging against the walls could be heard. The incidents were more common when students and staff would go to Airport High School at night for after school events. At night teachers and students claimed to hear footsteps of someone behind them as they were unlocking the door to their car only to see no one standing behind them. Who is the ghost that haunts Airport High School?

It is believed that the ghost that roams the halls of Airport High School is George I Pair, who was the first principal of Airport High School from 1958 to 1962. George I Pair passed away in 1962. This leads to the question: was George I Pair really the first principal of Airport High School? Did George I Pair really exist, or is he a fictional character of the legend? I have uncovered old yearbooks of Airport High School down to the year 1970, but unfortunately yearbooks made years earlier are difficult to find. According to ancestry.com there was a man named George I Pair that lived in West Columbia. Here is the document that I found

https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/23315723?h=c31449&o_xid=61782&o_lid=61782&o_sch=Email+Programs

George Irving Pair served time in the military, but I have found no documents of him working as a principal at Airport High School. This does not mean that he never worked at Airport High School because public records as far back as the 50s and 60s can be difficult to retrieve. Part of the legend is that the wife of George Pair continued to work at Airport High School after his death. Allegedly she said that George Pair’s ghost is there to protect students and staff members at the school. The wife of George Irving Pair was named Josephine H Pair. It is true that Josephine H Pair died after her husband according to public records. Here are the public records of Josephine H Pair

https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/23315871?h=529890&o_xid=61782&o_lid=61782&o_sch=Email+Programs

Unfortunately, it is difficult to find public records of her employment at Airport High School too, but the evidence is pointing towards George I Pair being the first principal of Airport High School. There are a few holes in some claims. For example, the doors are held open by magnets so when the power is off the doors will close. In a hall between a couple of bathrooms there is a switch that can turn off the lights in the entire hall. Even though there is an explanation for these incidents, the other unexplained events can’t be solved at the moment.

What are your opinions on the ghost that allegedly haunts Airport High School? Do you think it is the ghost of George I Pair? Do you believe that Airport High School is haunted, or do you think there is another explanation? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Disney World haunted by One Way Ghost

Disney World is a part of everyone’s childhood. Whether or not you have been there, the picture of the Disney castle is one that you remember. Disney World brought wonderful childhood memories to millions around the world, however, this doesn’t make Disney World immune to creepy phenomena.

Space Mountain is a roller coaster that is located at Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom theme park. If you have ever been on the Space Mountain ride, then you probably remember that it is located inside of a building and the roller coaster takes you to dark areas. While this ride is fun because it imitates the depths of space, it comes with a creepy legend.

Haunted Ride

There have been reports by people that spotted a man sitting on the ride. Why was this reported? By the end of the ride, before the bars were unlocked for people to leave, the man was gone. He is described as being big with red hair. He is known as Mr. One Way ghost. The ghost is not seen consistently, so there is not a particular time that he can be spotted on the ride. It wasn’t just visitors that saw Mr. One Way. Someone that worked there claimed to have seen him in a locker room.

Who is Mr. One Way Ghost

It is believed that Mr. One Way is the ghost of a man that died at Disney World in the 1970s. This leads to the question: has anyone ever died at Disney World in the 1970s? For Disney World being such a large tourist attraction with over 100,000 visitors per day, there is a relatively low amount of injuries and deaths that take place, however, errors happen. In the 1970s there were two deaths that were reported. A four-year-old died at the Cinderella Castle moat located in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in 1977. Obviously this doesn’t fit the description of Mr. One Way because of the difference in age. There was another death at Disney World in 1973, which was the death of an 18-year-old male named Bodgen Delaurot. Bodgen Delaurot drowned, but his 10-year-old brother survived. It is possible that Mr. One Way could be the ghost of Bodgen Delaurot, but there aren’t many descriptions of Bodgen Delaurot available.

There have been little known recent reports of Mr. One Way ghost, but not all sightings are reported. Have you ever been on the Space Mountain ride? If you have, did you encounter Mr. One Way ghost? Who do you think Mr. One Way is the ghost of?

“Photos of Bogden Delaurot – Find A Grave Memorial.” Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com/memorial/120989983/bogden-delaurot/photo.

“Deaths, Injuries and Accidents at Disney.” Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyers, 9 May 2011, www.floridainjurylawyers.com/blog/timeline-deaths-and-accidents-at-disney/.

Chelsea Leary More Articles May 14, 2018. “The Most Horrifying Accidents and Deaths in Disney Theme Park History.” Showbiz Cheat Sheet, 14 May 2018, www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/the-most-horrifying-accidents-and-deaths-in-disney-theme-park-history.html/.