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Lair of the Beasts: A Winged Monster
Beasts of the Sky
By Nick Redfern
April 02, 2011
Nick Redfern talks monster hunting within the Lair of the Beasts
© Bob Trate
Stan Gordon is the author of the book Silent Invasion (an excellent, regional study of Bigfoot high-strangeness), who has generously allowed me to share with you the following report that he received very recently, and which tells a fascinating story of truly monstrous proportions.
Gordon begins: “On March 21, 2011, I was contacted by a witness who reported having an encounter with a very strange creature during the early morning hours of March 18, 2011. The incident occurred on a rural road in Butler County between Chicora and East Brady. The witness, a businessman passing through the area, stated that ‘this was the freakiest thing I ever saw, and it made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.’”
Based on what happened, the response of the witness is hardly surprising, as Gordon notes: “The man told me that he was driving down the road when from about a ¼ mile away, he observed something on the right side in a grassy area. His first thought was that it was a deer. The driver stepped on the gas to move closer to get a better view. From about 50 yards away, he observed something that appeared to be hunched down, and then stood up. The driver then observed a very tall muscular creature.”
At this point, adds Gordon, “the driver had his high beams on and watched as the creature walked in front of a yellow reflective road sign, then crossed the two lane road in three long steps and continued into a wooded area. What he saw was a humanoid figure that stood at least 8 feet tall that appeared to have smooth leather-like skin that was of either a darker tan or light brown color.”
Intriguing descriptive data on the nature of the beast was provided to Gordon, too: “The creature never looked at the witness, and was only observed from its side. The head appeared to be flat in the front section, and then rounded out. ‘At the top back of skull, it was like one of those aerodynamic helmets. The top was not quite a point, but looked like a ridge on top of the head.’ The face was flat, and the eyes were not clearly defined, but the man thought that they might have been pointed in the corner. The ear that was observed on the left side was long and flat, and came up and back and was pointed backwards like a flap.”
Strangest of all, the monstrous form apparently sported a pair of wings, no less: “The arms were muscular and a little longer than that of a human. The hands looked more like a claw, but the number of fingers was unclear. One physical trait that stood out were the extremely muscular legs. The witness stated that it was hard to explain, but the legs did not move like that of a human, and ‘looked like they bent backwards.’ The witness also saw what appeared to be wings on its back which were tucked into its body, with the wing tips extending toward the side of its head.”
Gordon concludes his report thus: “No unusual sounds or smells where noticed during the observation which was estimated to have been about 7-8 seconds. As the motorist approached the location where the creature entered the woods, it could no longer be seen. The next day the witness decided to drive back to the location of the encounter to look for any evidence. The ground conditions were not suitable for tracks, and nothing was found. The witness did, however, measure the road sign that the creature had walked in front of. The sign was just over 8 feet high, and the head of the creature was estimated to have reached about 4 inches above the sign.”
Hopefully, as the investigation progresses, Gordon will be able to update us further on this curious and significant report.
Nick Redfern is the author of many books, including the newly-published Space Girl Dead on Spaghetti Junction, and the forthcoming The Real Men in Black.