The Alabama Tin Foil Alien

On the night of October 17th, 1973, in Falkville, Alabama, police chief Jeff Greenhaw received a frantic phone call from a woman claiming to have seen a spaceship land in an open field.

Greenhaw wasted no time and arrived to the scene with his Polaroid camera. It was 10 p.m. When he finally arrived at the scene. He took a look around but found no trace of the alleged spacecraft. He caught sight of something along the road, and with his Polaroid at the ready; he walked closer to the thing.

It was a being dressed in a bright, shiny outfit, like it was made of metal. It was moving stiff and in a mechanical fashion, recalls Greenhaw. There was no neck, as the head of the thing blended into the shoulders. He managed to take four photos of the thing before turning on the headlights of his cruiser, startling the creature, causing it to run into the field.

Greenhaw took off in pursuit of the thing, however, he could only go about 35 mph as the bumpy field impeded his ability to keep pace with the humanoid, who was going much faster, proving that it couldn’t have been a person in a suit. He soon lost sight of the thing but was excited to have photographic evidence of the thing.

He would soon regret coming forward with the photos and the story, as nothing but bad things came with his disclosure. He was ridiculed by the town and even received threatening phone calls. And that wasn’t even the worst of it. His wife soon left him, his house burned down and he was terminated from his job as police chief.

As John Keel states in many of his books, it is common for people who have had close encounters with alien beings to experience some type of fire related incident, many times the witnesses house is burnt down.

The Gable Film (Michigan Dogman Hoax)

For me, the Gable film was one of the most intriguing pieces of crytozoological footage, I had ever seen. The 8mm film was alleged to have been purchased at an estate sale by an anonymous source. The footage was digitized and surfaced on the Internet in 2007.

The footage showed normal, everyday scenes of a family living a pleasant, rural lifestyle, riding snowmobiles, chopping wood, and working on trucks. Judging from the style of clothing and models of the vehicles, the footage appears to have been shot in the late 60’s to early 70’s.

The film soon takes a dark turn. The filmmakers are driving down a two track when they see something skulking by the tree line. They stop the car to get a better look. They get out of their vehicle only to be charged by this strange creature. It never gets up on two legs, but it is clearly a large, weird looking creature that has canid features. There are a few frames in this sequence that show a set pointy, canine teeth.

A second piece of footage is released and its contents were gory. It depicts Michigan state troopers documenting a bloody carcass. It appears to be the same man who is seen in the other piece of footage, except he is torn in have. One can only assume that this film is the property of the Michigan State Police and I don’t recall it ever being explained how this footage was released.

Like most things that are too good to be true, this alleged footage of a dogman murder was a well-crafted fake. Monster Quest interviewed the creature Mike Agrusa, where he explains in great detail how he had hoaxed the film.

Oneway Michigan Dogman Photo

There are two stories behind the 2004 Onaway, MI dogman photo, but both involve a young boy taking the picture in his families mini-van.

The first story involves the family hunting deer with relitives. With their kills gutted, the family climbs into their minivan to leave. The boy takes his seat in the back of the van. As the van rolled away, the boy turned around to see a huge, werewolf like creature standing over the gut pile and growling. He quickly grabbed his camera and snapped the picture.

The Second story involves the family pulling into a rest stop where they were going to take a break from their late night commute. As they came to a stop, they looked out the back window to see the fearsome creature baring its teeth and walking towards the van. The kid snapped the photo before they sped away into the night.

The Creature looks more like a bear than a wolf in my opinion and there are plenty of bears in northern Michigan. It is, none the less, a creepy photo. Tell me what you think it is in the comments.

The Slenderman

Slender man is arguably the biggest horror based Internet meme created so far. He was born from a 2009 Internet contest wherein the contestants were asked to create the best Photoshop compositions depicting something weird and or paranormal. From the mind of a contestant known as “Victor Surge” came, “The Slender Man”. The contest came and went but Slenderman lives on.

The concept of the Slenderman was introduced to me by the hugely popular YouTube channel “Marble Hornets”. This channel even went on to create a video on demand movie. For the most part, The Slenderman just seems to mentally torture his victims, much like an ongoing haunting. Taking this method of terror into account, it seems like the Slenderman is much like the Freddy Kruger character that haunts your dreams. However, there is a huge difference, as in the end, Freddy leaves you very much dead, in a pool of your own blood and viscera.

Probably the most disturbing aspect of the slenderman is its ties to a real life attempted murder when two 12-year-old females stabbed another one of their female classmates 19 times. The two girls lured her into the woods to commit the act, luckily, the girl was able to crawl to safety in spite of her wounds and she survived the attack. In court, the two girls claimed that they were afraid the slenderman would kill their families if they didn’t commit the murder. They were both diagnosed as mentally ill and claimed to have communication with the slenderman, one of the teenage mutant ninja turtles and Lord Voldemort.

Ohio’s Silver Creek Dogmen

A hunter in Norton, Ohio, has spotted a dogman, or bipedal wolf-like humanoid, not once, but twice. He was driving down Johnson road on a particularly chill Autumn evening in 2013, when Two deer leapt out in front of him. The deer were far enough away that he didn’t have to slam on the breaks, but rather came to a leisurely roll, afraid that more deer might run out in front of him. He slowly continued on when he saw what the deer were running from.

There were three of them, running in formation, one in front, two on the side. They were running bipedially and they were very fast and muscular, standing from 6 to 7 foot tall. They were dark in color, chocolate brown to black.

Less than a month later, the hunter saw two of the creatures again, on the same road. In a flash, they ran out from a field of full grown corn and leapt from the side of the road and into the field on the other side. They had to have been about 7 foot tall, or a little shorter, as they were as tall as the corn, which was about a foot taller than the hunter’s head who six foot tall. This time, the hunter noticed that one of them had a silver-ish, to white hair on its back and chest, which is a common characteristic of dogmen sightings.

I’ve seen in the comments that this area is actually fairly urban and would not lend too many hiding places for these creatures to reside without detection, however, I have heard of dogman/werewolf sightings happening in not just the suburbs, but in the middle of cities. That’s right, Tokka is real, ladies and gents.

The Aurora Alien Encounter

Before Roswell, there was Aurora. On April 17th, 1897, an alien craft crashed down on a farm near Aurora, Texas, smashing into a windmill and resulting in the occupant’s death.

The farmland belonged to a judge J.S. Proctor and the crash was reported to an Army officer out of Fort Worth, Texas. The alien astronoaut was described as “not of this world”, and Martian, which was the parlance of the time. The Martian was buried in the Aurora cemetery with full Christian rites.

The debris of the U.F.O., or airship was thrown into a nearby well. The farm was later purchased by a man named Brawly Oates in 1935. Oates cleaned out the debris from the well and used it for his drinking water. He soon developed an extreme case of arthritis and figured it was on account of the wreckage contaminating the well.

Barbra Brammer, a former mayor to Aurora, researched this incident and came to the conclusion it was likely a hoax with good intentions. The town of Aurora was in the middle of a bad luck streak and was in danger of becoming a ghost town, so, a local reporter decided to cook up a Martian story in order to draw interest and possibly new life into a dying town.

The Kelly Green Men – Hopkinsville Goblin Incident

On the night of August 21st, 1955, Billy Ray Taylor was fetching some water while visiting the Sutton family farm in Kentucky, when he saw a large shiny object land in a gully near by. He ran back to the farmhouse to report his sighting to everyone, only to be met with skeptical sniggers.

Moments later, the family dog started barking, kicking up a bigger fuss than ever heard by the family. This prompted Billy and Lucky Sutton to grab rifles before they went out to investigate. They stepped out to see a creature, three to four foot tall walking towards the house with its hands up, as if to surrender to the men.

The creature had large eyes and a large head, a long but negligible slit for a mouth, and long, spindly arms and legs equipped with hands and feet that were equipped with claws. Startled by the appearance of the thing, the men released a volley of bullets at the thing. Apparently, none of their bullets hit, as the thing just did a back flip and ran into the nearby woods.

The men ran back into the house, only to see the creature, or another one just like it, at one of the windows. They shot, blasting holes in the screen. They went outside to see if they hit it this time. As they walked out onto the porch, a green, clawed hand reached down at the men. They shot, apparently missing again, as the thing leisurely jumped down and floated to the ground.

This interaction between the Suttons and the entities when on for a couple hours until they decided to make a break for it. They managed to make it to their trucks and drive into town where they sought the help of police. Over twenty officers arrived back to the farm with the Suttons. There was no sign of the creatures and after the police finished their observations and writing their reports, they left the farm at around 2:15 a.m.

To the family’s horror, the things soon returned after the police department’s departure, and again, the men shot at the things until they finally as the sun came up. Upon their second visit, the police decided to call in the air force. The Suttons were interviewed separately, and there were no discrepancies in anyone’s account of the ordeal. Years later, the family was interviewed again, and still, no ones story had changed.