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Alright im 13 (going on 14) and last year i decided to sleep over at a friends house. While i was there it was still day light and we decided to go out side and run around in the forest for a little bit. We became tired and sat down by a tree. My friend saw something small in the leaves on the ground and decided to see what it was. It was some freak spider or something. Its looked like a cross between a small scorpion, a spider, and a grasshopper. He told me to watch it while he got a jar. I followed it for about a minute or two before he got back and we put it in a jar. We still have this to thing to this date and no one can identify it. Observations: It had your basic wolf spiders body with scorpion arms in place of the front two legs and grasshoper legs in place or its hind legs. I couldnt spin webs, nor could it jump. Its eats grass hopers be playing with them(Whacking it around etc.) and then it eats them. Mail me if you can PLEASE identify our "pet".
Kyle <Kakulask a wapda com>
Redding, CA USA - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 17:22:05 (PST)



Our front door is on a small landing midway between the upstairs and the downstairs, so on that landing is a place to hang your coats and a choice to either go up half a flight of stairs to the upstairs area, or go down half a fight of stairs to the down stairs area, 7 steps either direction. (just giving you a visual)

Our little dog as barking at the screen door and so I went down to the landing and opened the door and let him out. He barked on the poarch a couple of times at the school bus up on the street and proceeded to mark the flower pots. I stood there in a daze sort of, just staring out at nothing and thinking, (I don't even remember what) but was waiting for the dog to finish it's thing and come back in or it would bark to get back in later and I didn't want to play door man.

"Come back in" I said. The dog just looked at me from the porach and tilted its head in curiosity at my words. "Fine, stay out there" I added as I closed the screen door and headed back up stairs. As my foot hit the first step I noticed the dog was at the top of the steps looking down at me curiously.

I turned around and looked out the screen door, no dog out there of course. It wasn't a "how'd you do that you little booger" kind of thing, nope, to fast to be possible I was looking at the dog outside as I shut the screen door. Impossible.

Another thing I noticed as this was enough to make me really observe and contemplate everything that just happened. Was that the dog had a curious bewilderment look at me type behavior, but only in reaction to mine after I froze. the dog's original behavior at the top of the steps when I saw it there, was a tail wag greeting, not the kind of excitement you get when you've been gone all day, but the mild kind as if you had gone accross the street to talk to the neighbor for 10 minutes.

Really Strange. I'm wondering if all the electromagnetic experiments being conducted around the world are doing something to time/space/reality or soemthing. Like the guy who said a penny fell out of mid air. I can just picture two scientists in a secret lab somewhere, one saying, "Hey see what it does ot a penny."

O'Hooligan's www.ohooligans com
O'Hooligan's <paintbrush a ohooligans.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 14:55:24 (PDT)



A few years ago, I was out watering the plants in my garden. I turned to go around the back of the house, where I had a large butterfly bush planted. I stopped to water it on the way in, and notived this insect: It was very lrage for an OHIO bug, about 2-3 inches long. It appeared to have the body of a wasp, only bluish-black instead of striped. The rear legs were very long, about 3 inches, and dangled underneath it. It had two sets of 2 inch long wings, in much the same pattern a wasp does. The head had long feelers, like a moth has, on it. The head wa white, with spots the same color as the body. Since the first time, I saw it twice more, the final time there were two of them. I have sicne moved, and haven't seen one since. Any ideas? my only guess was a cross-breed of a moth and a wasp.
Rev. Tim Howell <cryforattention a hotmail com>
Powell, OH USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 19:23:16 (PDT)



This is a very odd creature I saw. I was outside the veterinary clinic where I work, and opening the 'dead shed' to put a body away. After I did, I was closing the shed doors, and by my foot was a really really big white mantis thing. I mean, it was big! Like 5 inches long, and maybe four or five inches high, and white, bright white. It scared the crap out of me and I went to get some others to see it, but of course it was gone when I returned. Anyone seen a giant mantis looking white thing?
sandie <boobykatz a netzero.net>
Portland, or USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 03:48:15 (PDT)



Yesterday I was with a friend who had returned from visiting Reno with her sister for some fun and games. They were walking down the street and her sister Carol pointed and asked her, Maggie, to look at something. At first she thought it was a small kitten or something and then moved closer to discover it was a beetle about five or six inches long, dark brown and a couple of inches tall with very long antennae. They ran away.
Michele Lyon-Brown <mlyon a re4u.net>
Loomis, CA USA - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 14:07:51 (PDT)



my husband,george, and i were out on our back patio at our vacation house in portland oregon. my husband went inside for a moment to get some more coffee. while he was inside i heard an eerie noise coming from our bushes. i called my husband to go see what it was. he walked out in the yard to the bushes. we figured it was just a cat or something and it'd leave. my husband took a long stick and shook at the braches. then out jumped this odd creature. it was about the size of a small monkey. it was white with brown spots. it had a long bushy tail and it appeared to have one eye. it made a noise like a screeching pig. it jumped at my husband and then ran out of our yard. by that time we were both very startled. we couldn't figure out what the hell the thing was. this was a true life expeience.
janie andrews
manhattan, ny USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 20:08:33 (PST)



Yesterday I was with a friend who had returned from visiting Reno with her sister for some fun and games. They were walking down the street and her sister Carol pointed and asked her, Maggie, to look at something. At first she thought it was a small kitten or something and then moved closer to discover it was a beetle about five or six inches long, dark brown and a couple of inches tall with very long antennae. They ran away.
Michele Lyon-Brown <mlyon a re4u.net>
Loomis, CA USA - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 14:07:51 (PDT)



This happened one night when I was living in the West Texas Panhandle Region. I was probably only about 14 or 15 but I can still remember it vividly. One night I was walking to the alley to throw out the tras in the dumps ter and I saw something overhead. Now, normally I don't stop to look at things while I am in a dimly lit dirt road alley that is enclosed by tight picket fences, but this was just too wild. I was living with my parents and my mom had run out to give me more tras that I had forgotten and she saw it too. What I saw coming overhead was the largest bird I had ever seen in my life. It had the wingspan of at least three of the dum psters put together which would put it at at least 18 to 20 feet in length. I could not see a head, tail feathers, or even legs though, just wings but, I can distinctly remember the color of the wings was white with brown speckled feathers every now and then. I would estimate it's altitude at about treetop level or maybe 40 to 50 feet above. It's actions were not hostile, actually it just glided slowly above at about 25-30 mph and kept heading north. It being West Tx, there was a wind that was coming from the north west and it was a strong wind too. My mom won't talk about it but she will acknowledge that it happened, but it was funny that she observed that this object had a distinct glow to it "like someone was holding a strong flashlight to it" even though I really don't remember it glowing.
Chris <Foxcpr a hotmail com>
DFW, TX USA - Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 18:05:26 (PST)



Nothing major, but I wouldlike to find out more about this "BUG".

Imagine a cross between a moth and a hummingbird.

I and others have seen at least two of these strange things flying around the office where I worked.

Until you notice that it has two antenna sticking out of its head and that its body is that of a moth, you would just say "Hey, look... there goes a hummingbird."

It would be about the size of a Finch, or perhaps a big hummingbird, but I've not seen a hummingbird this big, the wings go really really fast, no noise, did not seem so totally stable that it could really hover in one place well.

So... whereas a humming bird will move around in spurts, this thing moves around more consistently, more smoothly, not quite the same hummingbird "spurts" from place to place.

From what I recall, they had a light color overall, not white, but kind of white/grey, and there was some race-striping in the frontal areas that was yellow.

The reason I noticed it had antenna was because the ends of the antenna had little yellow dots right at the ends.

Wierd. I haven't seen these in any books, or on any TV shows. I would've tried to catch one if I'd had a net or something.

I'm sorta new to Texas, and you never know what you're going to encounter when you move somewhere. I've been to Brazil, and they make grow some pretty strange stuff there.

Anyway, I do not think this in anyway can be classified as an X-File ;) - just a weird bug that I would like to know more about. Please let me know if you know something more. I've not seen such an energetic moth before.
Allen Francom <aef a prismnet com>
Austin, TX USA - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 19:48:34 (PDT)



I once saw what I swear was a axolotl, when canoeing, but it was 5 ft. long! In georgia.
DF
USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 17:30:54 (PDT)



In 1972, at the age of 12,I had an experience that has stuck with me for my entire life. I was home from school one day and went to my Grandmother's house to bring her some things from the store. You need to know that my Grandmother was a religious fanatic who spoke to us incessantly about demons and Satan always out to get us,etc. The day I went to her house, she was keeping a friend's dog at her home while they were on vacation. This was a large grey Standard Poodle. I know you may think that a poodle could not be very threatening, but the instant I saw this animal, I was terrified. I felt that this dog was evil. His eyes were rimmed in red and he just locked eyes with me. At 12 years old, I really didn't know anything about the paranormal, only that this dog was something other than a dog. Iwalked out of the house and would not go back in. My mother told me I was being ridiculous when I tried to explain that the dog was "scary".When we got home, I went to lie down on the couch as I wasn't feeling well coincidentally,it was right after seeing this dog that I began to feel ill. As I lay on the couch, I opened my eyes to see this dog sitting on the opposite end of the couch sneering at me and growling with it's teeth bared. The strange thing was, that the dog was at my Grandmother's house and I was at home.But there he was as plain as day. I was terrified and tried to scream but nothing would come out.At that same moment, the telephone rang. It was my Grandmother telling my mother that the dog was going berzrek, pacing up and down and howling and she could not make it stop.As I lay there trying in vain to call to my mother, the image of this dog lept off the end of the couch onto my chest and began lunging for my neck and I knew he was trying to kill me. I'm not sure why, but as suddenly as it began,it stopped. My Grandmother and my mother had prayed on the phone to make whatever was going on to stop. the dog, according to my Grandmother, immediatly stopped what it was doing and lay down. This event was very real and a vivid memory to this day.
Susan Martin < Capncal a people pc com>
Baton Rouge, La. USA - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 18:28:56 (PDT)



This happen about 5 or 6 years ago,I was 7 at the time.what I saw one night I don't know what it was.

One night I hear some sraches under my bed,so I looked to see what it was(I didnt belive in the boggies or anything like that).I saw two red,fist-size,glowing eye like things,straing at me.It's body was like a loin,the feet of a horse,a head like a mole-rat,and a tall of a bob-cat.I ran to my partens room white as a ghost,shivering,eyes bold- shot(as my partens say,althougth they think I had the ful) I dont know what I saw,but I saw something!

2 Years later,I saw as I was comeing out of my room(I dont remerber why),I saw a dark cat-sized figur (decribed like in the frist paragraf) dart down the hall.

PLease any info on a amamal like this please let me know.
Ashley <Storm1010101 a yahoo com>
Albany, ga USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 06:02:26 (PDT)



I spend weekend mornings watching Wildlife. Well I seem to have found something, I not sure what. some type of insect maybe? I cant see these creatures without my field glasses. I have see two types. The first: approx. 5 inch long with what looks twirling blades like is on a fishing lure. The color is white. the other looks like the vapor trail of a jet. I am only able to see these things at a certain angle of the morning light. If it is a insect, It appears from nowhere and disapears just as fast. ???
Brian Ghostwalking < foxxfire123 a earthlink.net>
Upper Little River, NC USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 20:02:16 (PDT)



This is my own personal "odd animal" story, and I have yet to explain it or find anyone else who can. One warm spring afternoon, I was walking home from my junior high school through a residential area with lots of blooming flower gardens. I noticed a small creature flying toward the spray of dahlias that I was approaching, and at first I thought it was a hummingbird. Hummers weren't a particularly rare sight in our area, but they were uncommon enough to make me want to stop and watch it. However, when I got closer and looked down at it, I realized it couldn't possibly be any sort of hummingbird I'd ever seen. The basic body shape was the same as a hummer, except it was rather larger, being about 4 or 5 inches from head to tail, and it was a dark tan color with elliptical black spots in neat rows travelling the length of its body and a black stripe down the middle of its back. It had no noticeable feet, and the wings beat rapidly like those of a hummingbird and were little more than a blur, but from what I saw, they seemed impossbly small to be able to provide lift for the body if it was, in fact, a bird. It had a long proboscis that it was using to sip at the flower as it hovered, but as I looked closer I saw that it had two other protrusions on it's head as well, and the only way I can think to describe them is akin the eyestalks of a snail or slug, and as I stood there watching it, it seemed as though the eyestalks lengthened somewhat to become nearly as long as it's 'beak' (about 1. 5-2 inches). Was it looking at me? If it was, it seemed patently unafraid since I was towering over it less than two feet away and it didn't seem to mind. Needless to say I was shocked and amazed at this little thing, and the thought crossed my mind to grab it while I could, but I figured it could very well be poisonous or equipped with other nasty surprises, so I'd felt I'd better not. After a solid 10 seconds of purely gawking at it, it flew away and off over the top of a two storey house. I walked that route many times before and since, but I never saw the little hummingslug again, nor have I ever been able to find it in any zoology books.
Marie < setsuna a partlycloudy com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 15:35:14 (PDT)



On Jan,6 2001, MY neihbor stopped by and told me my horse had gotten out and was in the field with his cows.So I go and get my horse and put her back in the lot and start walking the fence to see if I can find where she had gotten out. As I near the end of my property line my horse which is following me starts running toward a small stream where I notice A hole in the fence which she runs through.Thats when I notice some type of creature limping up out of the stream. It had thin white hair ,a head like a wolf ,legs like a man .I also noticed its right leg looked like it had been shot at the knee. It limped off on one leg and disappeared into the woods.Needless to say not having my gun with me I didnt go after it . If any one has any information on what I saw PLEASE let me know .
Jackson Spivey <wolverine2013 a excite com>
Lafayette, TN USA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 21:48:19 (PST)



The story I am going to tell happened many years ago, but still is fresh in my memory. It was a moonless summer evening and all the kids where headed home for the night. We could hear some cats mating down the hill in the woods near our home. Our mom told us to go out there and scare them away. So my younger brother and I threw small stones and sticks in the direction of the "loudly" mating cats. What we heard next made our hair stand on end. We distinctly heard one of the cats groweled, "get the hell out of here". I took one look at my brother and ran as fast as I could back to the house. When I got to the door, I looked back and saw my brother standing at the edge of the hill paralyzed. My screams for him to run broke the paralysis and he ran for his life too! We never spoke about that night until a couple of years ago when I asked if he remembered that encounter. He said, "yeah, I remember that as though it happened yesterday". Telling this story today still makes the hair on my neck and arms stand up and I still cant find any explanation for what happened.
Ronda <runslikeadeer860 a aol com>
USA - Sunday, July 09, 2000 at 21:20:45 (PDT)



I was in the graveyard at night, putting flowers on my friend's grave after work. I could of sworn I heard someone in there with me. Thinking someone else was just putting flowers on a grave I started to leave. I heard a growl, being terrified of dogs, I froze. Then as the growling came nearer I came to my senses and ran out of the graveyard as fast as I could. The next morning I went back to my friend's grave and notices that there were no dog tracks in the mud. Just my footprints and another set of human prints. Now I know the growl was too inhuman to be a human. If anyone knows what that was... please let me know. It freaked me out.
Kathryn <Buffy27598 a aol com>
OH USA - Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 10:32:28 (PST)



Whilst driving in Austin, at or about 2:30am (at the time, my schedule was nocturnally oriented, so fatigue was not an issue) I was driving home along a main street in my not-so-small hometown. North-bound on South Lamar, and of course, by myself, I saw something crossing the road ahead of me. Make no mistake, the area is very well lit, and was so at the time. What I saw crossing the road looked like a human figure, crawling. I started to slow down from 45 mph, as I was 200 feet or so away, and I didn't want to hit anyone. As I drew closer, the figure accelerated it's movement, going from a slow crawl to what I can only call a sprinting crawl, and proceeded into a field of waist-high grass. We've all seen horror movies, and there was absolutely NO chance of my beating the grass for some wounded (or not-wounded) critter. Description: Approximately 6 feet in length, four limbs, no clothing, well muscled. Pointed ears which exceeded the top of the head by not much, if at all, but the ears were easily identifiable. Hands had slightly longer fingers than normal humans (Michael Jordan sized) and was moving on them. Skin was visibly sagging on the upper-arms, near the torso. I didn't get a clear look at the feet. Movement: It's progress was the same as a person would climb a ladder, if one could climb so quickly. Arms reaching forward, legs swinging out past the frame of the body, and moving opposing arms and legs in slightly staggered timing. Very fluid, exceptionally quick. As I said, I was 200 feet away, closing at 45 mph, and by the time I reached where it had been, it was gone. Anyone else seen anything like it? Performed an autopsy on one? Anything to reassure the perhaps-mad? Tezhekur.
Kendrick Weld <yet667 a beastmachines.zzn com>
Austin, TX USA - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 14:55:20 (PST)


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