Boy, do I Feel Stupid, but I'm not Messin with Sasquatch

 When I was little, I loved to watch the Saturday afternoon movies.  Usually there was at least one sci-fi or horror movie.  Werewolves, vampires, ghosts, ufo’s and maybe, just maybe something like sasquatch was involved.  Naturally I was afraid of the dark, and looked to the skies when riding in the back of our family station wagon at night. 

Childrens Games

In 4th grade, we used to go to the woods behind our school. They were off limits, but then, I was always a bit of an outlaw. Not a criminal, just preferred living out side of laws and rules. We made up stories about it being home to a Sasquatch, just to have fun.

One day, we convinced the whole third grade class that we were giving Sasquatch tours for a dime. We planted a guy in some bushes and played it up. We shushed them and looked around dramatically. We acted like we were sneaking because we did not want to wake the Sasquatch. When we got to the appointed bushes, our actor shook the branches and made growling howl sounds. The third graders scattered like ants screaming at the top of their lungs. This of course alerted the teachers (who had lost a whole class) and third graders got busted as they swarmed out of the woods. We snuck the long way around. We got away clean.

Does it count if you are young?

One day when I must have been about 10, my big brother (13 years old) came in the house all excited about a ufo. I followed him into the back yard and looked to the sky. There was a light in the sky zig zaging back and forth up and down. There was no apparent pattern to it’s flying. He pointed out that it did not slow down before reversing direction, and that it was super fast.

I ran in to get my dad. He waved me off. I was just a typical kid and he did not have time for my stories. My brother went in, and my dad took him more seriously. You would understand if you knew my brother. He always fessed up when he did something wrong, was an electrical genius at 10 and all around prodigy. Two jets came from the east (from behind the arch) and when they got close, the thing took off and disappeared in about one second.

My dad came out but was a few seconds too late. He did come out in enough time to see the fighter jets circle around and head back to the south east. My dad, being an editor at the big newspaper, called over at Scott Air force Base. He knew who to ask for. The guy told him strictly off the record, that they did have an unidentified flying object acting crazy in our airspace. They had scrambled two F-15’s but the thing took off like a bat outta hell. The pilots had a visual confirmation.

I knew I had sighted a UFO, with credible witnesses and evidence to back me up. But I was young.  So did it count?


When I was a bit older, I woke up in the night. I could hear the kitchen cupboard close. Then steps coming up the stairs. The hall light came on. I wanted to ask my mom something so opened my bedroom door when the steps got to my door. No one was there. This became a regular occurrence.

A few times the glass doors on our antique china cabinet would open and close 4 or 5 times. Once during a small party with about 15 people in attendance, this happened. Every one was quiet and watched. Then the handles on the French doors to our sun room started to shake. They were not easy to open. The handles went up and the doors opened and slammed then locked, opened and slammed then locked about 5 times. Half way thorough this haunting display, we lost at least half of the party. Gone out the door, in their cars and down the street. A few of them refused to ever come back.

 Once during the day I was alone in the house. I heard the tell tale cabinet door close. Then the foot steps. I thought this was odd, as this usually happened after 11:PM.

My bed room door was open. When the steps got in front of my door, I saw something. And something seemed to see me. It was in the shape of a boy. Probably between 7 and 9. It was like air, only clearer than air, in the three dimensional shape of a boy.

 I felt relieved that it was a young boy and not some horribly shaped monster. Later I was saddened by the fact that he was so young, but at the time I just felt relief. I tried talking to it. I don’t remember what I said, but it stared for a minute, then walked down the hall. This was my first ghost. I called him Stanly. I told him I would call him Stanly, and I hoped that he did not mind. He never gave me a sign either way. I grew comfortable with my ghost. For a while any way.


We were 9 miles West with a clear view of the Arch.  This Photo Is A Simulation.
We were 9 miles West with a clear view of the Arch. This Photo Is A Simulation.

My Second Close Encounter Was When I Was Older

One beautiful summer evening my friend and I went for a night time bike ride. We ended up on Algonquin golf course. We could see the city lights and the arch way in the distance. I had been studying astronomy.

We were looking at the stars and I was telling him all about them. Over there is the North Star. Look up there, that is Orion the hunter. See his belt? I pointed out the star Betelgeuse. It is the ninth brightest star in the night sky. It is a red super giant. ….. Talked about all sorts of constellations, red dwarfs super novas, planets.

My friend pointed due east and asked what star is that? Over and past the arch was the brightest object in the sky. I told him it must be a planet. Sometimes near dawn planets can shine brightest. We went on to other astrological talk. After a while we looked east again. It looked much larger and seemed to be entering the atmosphere. He thought it was a meteor. I thought it was much to slow for that. I had seen lots of shooting stars.

As we watched, it got lower and larger. We had a clear view of downtown and the Arch. We were about 9 miles due west. By the time it was bigger than the moon and seemed to be close to the arch, we got the hell out. It became apparent that it was actually on a path headed for us. We raced down some side streets till we got to a large one. The sky was just starting to get blue now, though the street lights where still on.

Church at N.Lockwood and Berry
Church at N.Lockwood and Berry


At the corner of Lockwood and Berry rd. there is a huge church. As I rounded the front of the church there was an old man in a dodge at the stop sign. He was headed north on Lockwood. I noticed his hands were clenching the wheel too tightly, and his face was almost pressed against the windshield. He was looking up with a look of sheer horror on his face. I turned up to look and the sky above the church was filled with a light. It had a definite round edge to it. It glowed an almost natural color. It was the kind of a blue-ish white that you see on some stars. It seemed solid yet kind of flowing though you couldn’t quite catch any flow.

You could not hear it. Perhaps the birds were quiet, I don’t know. There were no tell tale signs. There did not seem to be any change out of the ordinary. No extra air pressure, no tingling no nothing. Just a freaked out old man in his car and a round light bigger than the whole church. I always thought that I would gladly hitch a ride on any ship that I might be lucky enough to come across.

All of a sudden, I was filled with shear horror. I felt as though I was being watched. For some reason at that moment, I seemed to understand that I would be not accepted or treated as any type of an equal. Though I knew we were technologically behind, I had always assumed that as beings or life forms we deserved (ironic if you think about the term) “Humane” treatment. I felt as though I would become an experiment to these things. Now this is long before the X-files or South Park with Cartman’s Anal probing. There was not any buzz about experiments and alien abductions going on at the time. At least not in my world. We had 50’s stuff and of course things like Close Encounters of the Third Kind. So, strange as the thought seemed at the time: I felt as if my brain would be dissected.

Pure survival adrenaline shot through me. I actually pulled my first and only “Wheelie” on my bike as I shot past my friend who had been about ½ a block ahead of me. As I passed him I looked back and as I did, the thing went up about 100 yards, then shot straight up so as to disappear in about two seconds. It did not look like a ball, nor a saucer. The bottom did seem kind of flat when I had been under it. My friend had turned to look at what I was freaking on, and had also seen it rise and disappear.

He had been un-aware of the old man in the car or my own thoughts at the intersection under its edge. He started yelling "Oh my god, did you see that! That must have been the light we saw coming in over the arch, Shit that thing was huge"……. To which I replied “No shit Sherlock”

Believers VS Non Believers

Now I have learned not to talk of these things very often. Some people have also experienced these things. Some people want to believe them, but have not seen them. My sister in law and her fiancé are in IBIPSA. A new “ghost hunter” group from St. Louis and Illinois. They want to but have yet to find anything. Then there are those that will flat out refuse to believe until they experience it themselves. Even then, they may not accept what they see, as I used to doubt my own ghost as being real until I had many witnesses. This brings me to why I now feel stupid.

The Area in Question
The Area in Question


My wife and I had moved to Washington State. When my best friend from St. Louis came to visit, we took a road trip to San Francisco and back. On the way back we took US Coastal Highway 1. We were getting tired by the time we were getting to the Oregon border. We cut up US 199 to get to Interstate 5.  We decided to sleep in the van at a rest stop by collier Tunnel, about 3 Miles south of the Oregon border. The rest stop in question was off the main road. It was about 1:AM, but it seemed to be in a small valley. There was a VW bus also parked there. This is a normal thing on the west coast. Fellow travelers.

Later I was awoken by the sounds of something ripping through the foliage, coming from the north west. Some large branches were being ripped. There was rustling around in the trash cans out side of the van. I could hear heavy breathing and soft but heavy foot steps. Then this noise I could never even think about describing. It was like nothing I had ever heard in all my life. Nothing from Hollywood came close. It froze me. I was scared to breathe. I noticed my dog, who was a great “Road dog” was shaking with her nose under her paws. That frightened me. She had bitched at any one or anything that had ever gotten near the van. She would have chased a cougar if she could have gotten out. I heard the faintest whine coming from her. I dared not move. I could hear a loud sniffing right out side the window. What ever it was it was tall. It went to other trash cans and then left, heading back north west.

I lay there for what seemed to be forever with out moving. I finally looked out the curtains. All I saw was rest area. I eventually fell back asleep. At some time in the night, we heard the VW drive off.

My friend Toad (not golden toad) by the van in the rest area in question.  No, he is not a Sasquatch, he was IN the van.
My friend Toad (not golden toad) by the van in the rest area in question. No, he is not a Sasquatch, he was IN the van.

 In the morning my best friend was outside looking around. He asked if I had heard the beast. I told him that I had, but I thought that he had slept through it. He had not moved. He told me that he woke up when he heard the branches being thrashed but decided not to move when he heard the “Noise” It was not a growl or a bark or a howl. This freaked me out a bit as this guy was never scared of any thing. He had seen the ghost activity in my house and laughed like a kid that found Santa Clause. He had noticed the dog was freaked out as well. My wife slept through the whole thing. We did not see it (thank god) but I swear that it must have been a Sasquatch. This is why I now feel stupid.

Messin With Sasquatch

Why I Feel Stupid Now

After several strange experiences, I looked for more. I went far and wide to find evidence or at least witnesses who could give me believable stories that would line up with my own experiences. I have seen enough for one life time. I have settled down and want a normal life void of any paranormal experiences.

One can accept ghosts if one see’s them. Just ask around and you will find many people who have had ghost expiriences.

UFO’s? Just think about it. Have you ever seen a picture of the milky way? Each tiny dot is its own solar system. Picture the universe. It looks like the milky way, but each dot is a galaxy like the milky way. Out of all of those millions of galaxies’, with billions of solar systems, the sheer audacity of mankind to think they are unique and superior in the universe. I have known to when to keep quiet about ghosts and when to keep quiet about UFO’s.

But throw Sasquatch into the story, and I just feel like a wing nut. I tend to be a little open about my ghost experiences if others bring it up. I am a little more hesitant with the UFO contingent. Some of them I shy away from. I knew a girl who went to stay with the Heaven’s Gate cult after sighting UFO’s in New Mexico. She left after two days because she decided they where nut cases.

UFO and Sasquatch people are seen as nuts, but tend to shy away from each other. I have no time for Sasquatch hunters. I have told all of about 5 people my experience. I have yet to find anyone who speaks of sighting a Sasquatch. If I ever did, I would probably keep my mouth shut. I feel as if I just lost any and all credibility by even mentioning a Sasquatch. I did not see it, but after this experience, do not want to. One person, whom I confessed my experience to, told me that they were offering a million dollar reward for pictures. I would not go back to that spot for any amount of money.

Having had one experience, OK.  Ghosts and UFO, plausible.  Having a ghost a UFO and a Sasquatch encounter?  I almost feel like telling my self "Bull Shit!"  But damn it, I was there.  My only redeeming factor, is that I did not actually see the Sasquatch. 

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Comments 57 comments

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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Heh...14 years ago my friend and me spend the night with one ghost in the house not so far from London. He was very noisy, walking in the attick (night of full moon, no wind, no open windows, no anybody who was able to produce these loud steps), even 2 dogs were completely frightened.

Few years ago I saw pic of the real "ghost". Somebody took the photo of the lady who lost her child few years ago, and on the photo, her little boy was sitting on the couch next to her, this part of the pic was slightly in the shaddow, only the ears of the boy were different shape then human and skin a little bit darker then he had in human life. I am very sure that he wanted to show himself to his Mother, to console her and show her that he is still alive, but in another dimension.

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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Paper Moon, I remember several years ago, a man confessed the whole Sasquatch thing. His father had just died and his father was the original Northern CA Sasquatch. The son's mother had dressed up in a hairy outfit, that was the famous film. This had gone on for years and years. Was the confession true? I can't recall if they could prove that the father had told the truth but thought it would make a great movie.

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

I have had quite a few ghost experiences. Never tried to take a picture though. My sister inlaw tries taking pictures at haunted locations but has yet to capture one.

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

Dolores- Just recently there was a buzz at my work about a frozen Sasquatch in Georgia. I just rolled my eyes and kept walking. Turned out to be a hoax.

Alekhouse 7 years ago

I do not believe in ghosts, extaterrestial beings, or UFOS. I do believe in ESP, intuition, and gut feelings

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raiderfan 7 years ago from Arizona

my wife says I act like a sasquatch when I drink all the beer

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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

I feel that some people are more aware and can sense ghosts around them. loved your experiences.

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

Alekhouse- There is one I did not touch on.

raiderfan- as long as you don't smell like Sasquatch after your drunken reverie.

Hawkesdream- I loved some of my expiriences. LOL.

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Azur Moon Wolf 7 years ago

Can't say that I believe in extraterrestrials. I'm not sure I even believe in "ghosts", though I do believe in spirits taking on the forms of people past. I had a similar experience when I was young - A "shadow" of a young boy was standing at the foot of my bed looking out my window - when I made a little noise he turned his head to me then faded away. I called him Henry - he just seemed like he would be a Henry. Later on I was told it was hallucinations brought on by a sleep disorder, but to this day I feel like someone or something is watching me if I'm in that room (it's an old family house)- I avoid it if I can! Great hub - and definitely don't feel stupid. How many people can honestly say they've experience what you have?

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

"spirits taking the forms of people past". I find great interest in that angle.

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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

I have to agree with your premise. I can believe the ghosts (gave me a chill, by the way) and UFO's, but Sasquatch is pushing it. Although, your young business venture of giving Sasquatch Tours was brilliant. I have driven by that church you pictured so many times. I tell you though, because I find your other experiences so believable, I am inclined to believe your Big Foot too. Well done!

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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

I've not had the pleasure of a UFO sighting, the in the sky kind at least.  I can clear entities/ghosts and have had a few experiences of talking to them, like your Stanly. I cleared one 'little girl' who'd died from influenza in the 1930's. This was in New York State. Then one woman who had been bashed by her husband. People who owned the house were having trouble selling it. It was a terrible experience this woman went through, but was such a fascinating experience to see what happened, and to 'clear' it from the house.  It sold a month later. I've done a hub on entities and ghosts. But I'm not into hunting them, but am available to clear them if someone comes across one.

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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

This was a series of experiences very well told! Kept me reading to see what happened next. Don't feel silly, lots of people have experienced unexplainable things, including me. I know several people who have seen UFOs similar to what you describe. Thanks for sharing!

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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

You, PM, an outlaw??

I can't believe you stayed in your house by yourself with something wanting whatever it was you kept in the china cabinet. (What DID you keep in there, anyway?)

And I used to sneak up on the golf course at night, too. But it wasn't to search out UFOs. Maybe I should have been paying more attention....

To be married to Frieda, you'd have to have a few interesting experiences under your belt. I like the Simpson crop 'circle' the best.

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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

Think of all the people who have witnessed these things and don't come forward because of narrow mindedness of other people. Great job on the hub and great stories! Thanks! :)

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

Christoph- as usual, I should go with I believe the bigfoot thing. I have had enough “Other” experiences to know I should give my own bigfoot one credibility. I did not “see” it but after the sounds and feelings of my friend and a good “road dog”, I didn’t want to see it. Or more like I did not want it to see me.

Jewels- I have always been concerned as to what may happen to them when they are “cleared”. I have had quite a few other experiences.

KCC- I have seen many things it is just kind of “silly” sounding when you throw in bigfoot. Mind you it could have been an alien a demon or a moonshiner for all I know. LOL.

LM- yes, it was the outlaw that won over Frieda. ;)

Tom- I have learned on occasion to keep my experiences to myself. Narrow mindedness can be a bitch. If you don’t believe me, just look at the bottom of the page.

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Montana Farm Girl 7 years ago from Northwestern Montana

Wow, from one little 'outlaw' to another, I totally enjoyed your hub!!!!! I did see my father's spirit (see my hub, A drunk driver killed my father....) and so much of what you wrote about, I experienced as a child... UFO sitings were common occurence when we drove through the dark countryside on Saturday's after visiting my brother who lived about 100 miles away!

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

I am sorry to hear about your father. I have yet to read that one. I am glad you enjoyed this one. :)

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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

Was that down there before? I totally missed it. Kind of a startling picture there, PM.

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

You never know what you will find on the bottom of the page. 

It evolved from Tom. 

And just what were you doing on the golf course at night? Hmmm? ;)

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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

PaperMoon, that's worth a discussion. skype me and I'll explain. There is context to it which is fascinating. Speaking of, I had an appt with your lovely one and can't get in touch. Is all ok?

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Lucey Knight 7 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

Great Hub. I do believe in ghosts and have had a few paranormal experiences in my life. I do also believe in UFO's. There has to be life out just makes sense.

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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

Late teens, early twenties. No real mystery, PM. Looking back, it probably would have been time better spent looking for UFOs. ha ha!!

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Lucey Knight 7 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

So we meet again Laughing Mom!!!

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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

Yes, but who is following who? Oh hell, it doesn't matter. I tend to find fun when I find you.....

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Lucey Knight 7 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

I do tend to walk on the wild side.....I enjoy the good company...we can follow each other anytime.

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frogdropping 7 years ago

Paper - I've had one definite other-worldly experience.

I was 18 at the time. I was delivering milk to a lovely old couple - every Saturday morning they made me a coffee and fresh scones. I ate, chatted a little then left. As always they waved from the door.

As I went through the gate, I turned to close it and a woman was also waving from the lounge window. I waved back.

On the Sunday - I was delivering their milk again and I asked who the lady was. They were a little puzzled so I explained where I'd seen her. They were adamant that they'd had no visitors in the previous few weeks.

I tried to describe her. We entered their lounge so I could show them the spot. Once in there, I noticed a picture of a woman. I told them that was who had been waving.

She was the sister of the wife. She'd died a few years previously.

I will always maintain that I saw her.

Now - was she a ghost? I really don't know. But I've also no other reasonable explanation. Strange events do happen and at times - there really isn't a way of explaining them or coming to a satisfactory conclusion.

I enjoyed reading through your experiences - a jolly good read :)

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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

The Finale was great as well, and totally amazing isn't it?...yikes! ! ! Now I am really frightened...Nicely done my dear...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I am not sure but the older I get I find that anything is possible or plausible. Scary end

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Tigermadstanley 7 years ago from Canterbury, Kent, UK

I believe!

Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

I have never seen Bigfoot, although I have lived on the West Coast since the age of 10 (no math needed, a long time...)

However, I have had many paranormal occurrences over the years, and last night I witnessed my very first UFO sighting, a hub, of which, I posted this morning. It was actually in my neighbourhood, and quite close, as far as sightings go lol...

I would never think of you as stupid for admitting to experiencing any of the things you have shared takes a strong personality (and a decent set of kahoonas) to "boldly go where no one has gone before..."

Janetta 7 years ago

LOL I think you must wear paranormal attracting spray or something. Maybe its your aftershave or your deoderant that attracts all this stuff. I have never seen a UFO, a Ghost or a Sasquatch. I think I would like to see Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster, but ghosts and thank you.

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

Jewels- Everything is ok, she says it was supposed to be next week. ?

Lucey Knight- Thank you. It does make sense. I just hope if I meet them we could have a discussion and skip the probe thing. LOL

Laughing Mom- I am sorry to hear that. I hope it eventually worked out well for you. LOL

Frogdropping- Whether it was the spirit hanging out, or a visual memory or whatever, still could be summed up as a ghost. Ghost I assume is a general term. So, I suppose you have seen one.

G-Ma- BOO! :O

Ethel- Glad to make your acquaintance. The older I got, the more I have seen, the less certain I am of much in this world. I can still be surprised but doubt if anything would be truly shocking. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Tigermadstanley- Thanks for sharing your comment! :)

Enelle- I must check your hub! Short for time with new work issues but sounds like a must read. How exciting! :O Glad you weren’t abducted. LOL (or were you?)

Janetta- I must wear something or put out vibes. Mind you I did switch deodorant mid way so that cant be it. LOL. I have attracted many things in my life. Fortunately I have escaped all unscathed. I did end up actively seeking “Paranormal” experiences and got more than my fill. Southern Illinois Is quite a spot for paranormal activity. I am not wanting to come within miles of a bigfoot (was not looking for that) but would love to see the Loch Ness Monster. I cannot attest for the intent of all aliens, but there must be some nice ones out there.

Janetta 7 years ago

lol there is a documentary of sorts that plays every so often on TV called UFO's over Illinois or something. I've seen a lot of redneck activity, but no paranormal... :D

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

Oh I have a story about the Moonshiners of southern Ill. but it would be too self incriminating. LOL. There were some real scary ones.

nazishnasim 7 years ago

Somebody must have created the universe, right? now imagine how he'd feel looking at the galaxies as dots ... and us as ... well smaller dots! (yikes that sucks being a human)... The creator as somebody said is a 'great magician' - only he knows his tricks and his pawns. By the way, that wasn't what we were talking about over here... were we?

I saw a U.F.O after coming back from my sister's wedding. And no I wasn't drunk. Thankyou! I like your hub! :D Your experiences are unique, indeed. Looking forward to more of your experiences and when you share them with us(only if you are looking forward to them ;D.

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

nazishnasim- I started picturing a connect the dots picture. LOL.

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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

There are more things in God's great universe than we are able to explain. I have never actually seen any of these, but I have "felt" good and bad. I know enough people who believe to not disbelieve!

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

It is a wonderful and amazing universe. :)

nazishnasim 7 years ago

LOL ... well said ...errr ... well imagined I'd say! :D

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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Many thanks for sharing this, Paper Moon. I kmow any number of people who keep quiet about what they've seen because they don't want to be considered wing nuts. Well told encounters, too.

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

Well, consider me a wing nut. :)

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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK

I read the third grader's adventure ... or misadventure, rather! And the UFO sighting with the top level witnesses. Great reading, I'll save the rest for later.

I could tell you a handful of stories but for the moment, thank you for daring write yours. I happen to have just read another hub about ufos written by somebody whose inspiration is about making fun of this kind of things. I congratulate you for your courage.

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

Well thank you for giving some of it a read and leaving a nice comment. Hope you make it back for the rest. :)

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Cape Town

I am still terrified of aliens visiting me in the middle of the night and performing operations on me. Does this make me weird?

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

Have they gotten you yet?

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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

cindyvine , only after they have finished the operations. ;-)

PM I'm with you on the space thing. It is just too hard to imagine that there is no brick wall out there somewhere.

How does one comprehend infinity in its purest state ?

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

Bogles the mind, don't it?

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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

How do guys like Hawkins and the like not get overawed by all of this.

Do they have a better concept of the "big picture" than us mere mortals. ?

I'm still not convinced on the "big bang" theory. How about you ?

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

I dont even think Hawkins can grasp it in totality. Even his views are using formulas and notions to better grasp the "idea" of it.

As for my thoughts on the Big Bang? They are a little outlandish and would take a small book to cover. :O

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hey PM

I enjoyed all the stories and I think I can relate to the ghost story the most as I know I have seen one when I was a child. It happened at night so it was nothing like clean air forming a figure but rather blackness that formed a silhouette of quite a tall man. It was so black it stood out of the dark backdrop. Thinking about it still gives me the creeps.

Anyway, I think it's the individual experiences that make one a believer. Otherwise, doubt is the operative word unitl.... Thanks for sharing :D

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

Hi Cris, thanks for stopping by and giving a read. Nothing gives me the willies, like the dark shadow thingies.

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imadork 7 years ago from St. Peters, MO

Thanks for the link. I just noticed it.

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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds Author

No problem. Loved your hub.

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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

Well, Paper Moon, of 16 respondents (the poll) still nobody selected Sasquatch! lol @ the sasquatch/shaving cream vid. That was pretty funny. I've really enjoyed this hub.

Good ole Ron 6 years ago

Lived In So. Ill. most of life, Home had spirits of he dead, Dated girl that livede near Ohio River, Her family saw UFO's go in and out of river, and all were sincere, sober. respected people.

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imadork 6 years ago from St. Peters, MO

I feel a little funny commenting on your hub 10 months after I thanked you for the link. I must confess that when I scanned this hub the first time I was too lazy to read it due to the length. I meant to come back but I forgot (I have ADD...LOL).

You've had some very interesting experiences! I keep an open mind about ghosts, UFOs and even Bigfoot. I used to be a paranormal investigator but always approached every case as a skeptic. I believe that is the only way to investigate. If you approach a case determined to find something paranormal, you seem to overlook practical explanations for the occurrences. Therefore you taint the very thing you are trying to prove.

That being said, I find your ghost (especially the one during the party) and UFO encounters very convincing. However, I have a more skeptical conclusion on your Bigfoot encounter. This is because you did not actually see the creature that was making the noise. Putting myself in that particular situation, my first thought would have been that it was a bear making the noise. Of course I cannot put myself completely in your shoes. I can only go by your description in this hub. I just want to ask you a question: why is it that you came to the Bigfoot conclusion as opposed to a bear?

I'm not trying to grill you on the Bigfoot thing, I just have an inquisitive mind.

I really enjoyed reading this hub (finally) and will give it a thumbs up and an awesome!

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    The Milky Way
    The Milky Way

    Just something to think about.

     Look at the picture of our Galaxy.  This is the milky way.  Our solar system, ( our sun and revolving planets including earth) is but one tiny dot near the edge of that milky cloud.  Just in the milky way itself are more solar systems than we could count. 

    Now, picture this as our universe instead of as a galaxy.  Every little dot is a Galaxy just like our Milky Way.  Countless galaxies, each one comprised of countless solar systems.  In the Milky way alone there are so many chances for life on other planets.  To picture the Universe full of Galaxies, one would have to have great audacity to say for sure that there is no other life out there.  We have found evidence of life on mars.  Not in a sentient form, but how many millions and millions of planets out there could support life in intelligent form?

    Narrow Mindedness


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