Wendigo is a very strange scary creature whose essence is very blurred. It is a large part of the folklore of the Algonquin Indians living in Canada.
Wendigo is most often represented as a forest monster — tall, insane, and violent. He especially loves human flesh. But there is another aspect, according to which the Wendigo is something like an evil spirit and he settles in a person if he out of need or out of curiosity tries human meat.
In addition, wendigo has another unusual ability, it can capture the minds of people and literally make them insane or sick, directing their actions as a brain parasite.
There is a version that the legends of the Wendigo arose from the observations of the Bigfoot, who were aggressive to people and attacked them or even ate. There is still a legend in the USA that when people disappear without a trace in the forests where bears are not found, then they are devoured by bigfoot.
One of the most famous stories about the Wendigo tells about an Indian named Swift Runner. In 1878 or 1879, this Indian lived with his family somewhere in a remote wasteland in Canada, and once he came to the city of Saint Albert and told a horrific story.
According to him, this winter was very harsh and once the food was completely over, and the temperature dropped to such that it was pointless to go out, you would freeze quickly. The runner had a wife and six children, and his mother and his brother also lived with them. Because of the cold, they began to starve. So days, weeks passed …
“Wait,” the townspeople told him, “You’re probably imagining, you don’t look exhausted at all, you are strong and, on the contrary, you look as if you were well fed.”
“Of course,” said the Fast Runner, “Because I ate my relatives all winter, chewing on their flesh and nibbling their bones.”
Native American Fast Runner and the remains of his relatives
The townspeople were terrified and soon the police were sent to the Runner’s house. She found there the gnawed remains of all the members of the Runner family, which confirmed the correctness of his words. Later, the Runner said that everything began after his youngest son died of starvation. After that, he began to kill his relatives and eat their meat.
And soon there were rumors that the Runner was distraught and Wendigo obsessed. He was seen roaring, whining and howling like a wild beast. But for a long time he did not suffer like this, he was arrested and executed.
There are modern cases of Wendigo obsession. On July 30, 2008, Timothy Macklin got on a bus to travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Macklin returned home from Edmonton, where he participated in a carnival parade.
On the bus, Macklin snuggled into his chair and dozed off, and soon his neighbor, Vince Lee, fell on him with a knife at the sleeping one. Totally insane in appearance, Lee used Maclean to death with a knife and terrified everyone else on the bus and his driver.
Killed Timothy Macklin with his son
The bus driver immediately stopped, opened the door and rushed out to bring help, and before that he closed the door outside so that the killer would not run away.
However, Lee was not going to run away, he neatly separated the head of Macklin with the same knife from the body, and then began to cut the body itself and delve into the insides. Passengers were sick and vomited from a bloody spectacle, but Lee was calm and cut the meat, chewed it, and put some pieces like an ear, put it in a bag and in a pocket. In reserve.
When the police arrived on the scene and took him into custody, the murderer had already managed to eat decent flesh of the victim. And no, this is not a legend and not a bike, but a completely real case, which the press later wrote about.
Vince Lee worked at McDonald’s and, according to his boss, was an ordinary guy, friendly, quiet and restrained by emotions. He has never had conflicts with other people.
According to the passengers, before the attack, Lee was sitting next to McLean, but he could not disturb him in any way; Maclean was dozing and listening to soft music with headphones. Lee sat and looked at everything, looked at him, and suddenly something in his head pereklinilo.
What have wendigo, you say? But with it.
When the investigation into this terrible incident began, it turned out that just a few days before that, Lee had bought several copies of the Edmonton Sun newspaper at once, where there was an interview with a man named Nathan Carlson, who is considered to be a great Wendigo expert. Because of this, it was rumored that after reading this great article, Lee became obsessed with Wendigo and went insane.
Carson himself was deeply shocked by this incident and then admitted that he could not sleep for several weeks after learning of this.
Why the Nessies of Scotland are Supernatural Beasts
I’m often asked why I’m so sure that the Nessies of Loch Ness, Scotland are supernatural in nature. Well, I’ll tell you: even some of the most famous and credible cases are surrounded by paranormal overtones. I’ll share with you a perfect example. It goes like this: Around 10:00 p.m. on May 26, 2007 a man named Gordon Holmes filmed, well, something, in Loch Ness. It was something that turned him into an overnight media sensation – albeit a brief sensation. The day in question was dominated by heavy rain, but which cleared as the evening arrived, allowing Holmes to get clear footage of what looked like some kind of large animal moving at a significant rate of knots in the waters of Loch Ness. The specific location from where all the action was captured was a parking area, on the A82 road, just a couple of miles from Drumnadrochit. Not only that, Holmes estimated, as he excitedly watched and filmed, that the creature was around fourteen meters in length – which, if true, effectively ruled out everything known to live in the inland waters of the U.K.
Holmes, a lab technician, caught the attention of not just the British media, but also the likes of NBC News and CNN. He, and his near-priceless film, were quickly big news. Holmes said, when the media descended upon him in absolute droves, that he could scarcely believe what he was seeing. It was a large, black-colored animal that had a length of around forty-five feet. His first thought was: giant eel. Holmes told the media of the eel theory: “They have serpent-like features and they may explain all the sightings in Loch Ness over the years.”
Long-time Nessie seeker Adrian Shine was moved to comment in a fairly positive fashion. Although describing himself as a skeptic on matters concerning the monsters, Shine was certainly no debunker of this case. Indeed, he said of Gordon Holmes’ film that it was “some of the best footage I have seen.” Shine was careful to add that while Holmes might have filmed a living beast, there was always a possibility that the whole thing could be explained away by waves, or that it might well have been a case of seeing something we want to see and then interpreting it as a monster – whatever “it” really was. It wasn’t long before monster-hunters turned their attentions away from the Loch Ness Monster and in the direction of Holmes himself; something which provoked huge controversies when certain, eye-opening and eyebrows-raising issues came to light.
Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman discovered that Holmes had a biographical page at the Department of Archaeological Sciences at Bradford University, at which he was described as holding the position of Media and IT Technician. But there was more to come. In addition, Coleman demonstrated that Holmes had written a number of books, including The Complex Creation of All Universes; 2000 BC: A Neolithic Solstice Odyssey; and Merlin’s Meteorite. Rather intriguingly, Holmes himself said that his then most recent book, Trice Visualization, “…describes a sort of medical condition I have for visualizing a sort of frame from a dream whilst being conscious.” They were images that typically lasted for under a minute, and which occurred every two or three months. Did Holmes’ seemingly psychic skills give him the ability to see, and even film, one of the supernatural Nessies on that fateful night in May 2007? It’s a controversial theory we should not rule out. And the controversy didn’t end there. It had scarcely gotten started.
In 2001, much of the U.K.’s cattle herd was decimated by a devastating outbreak of foot and mouth disease. More than ten million animals were put to death. It was around about the time when the grim crisis came to an end – which was in September 2001 – that Holmes had an encounter with another unknown animal that has also been seen at Loch Ness. It was one of the mysterious Alien Big Cats, or ABCs, that Merrily Harpur believes to be body-morphing daimons. The location of Holmes’ encounter was the little hamlet of Newby Cote, near Clapham, Yorkshire Dales, England – where the ABC was stalking a group of frightened sheep. Holmes also claimed to have photographed fairies, at a place called Load Saddle Well, on the wilds of Ilkley Moor, England. It’s an area renowned for its many and varied encounters of the UFO kind, and near to what is called the Twelve Apostles. An ancient circle of standing stones, the Twelve Apostles were constructed during the Bronze Age. It was things like this that led Loren Coleman to say: “Realistically, we must now admit, at the very least, Gordon T. Holmes is a bit eccentric.” Or maybe he isn’t.
Many within the monster-hunter community felt that Holmes’ claims to have seen both fairies and an alien big cat impacted deeply and negatively on his film-footage of an alleged Loch Ness Monster. I disagreed. I pointed out that it only impacts negatively if we rigidly holds to the theory that the Nessies are flesh and blood animals. If, as I have suggested time and again, the creatures are not what they appear to be, then Holmes’ claims may not be so outlandish, after all. They just might be right on the money. Let’s look at the facts: Holmes undeniably filmed something of paramount importance, something which caught the attention of the world’s mainstream media. This was not faked footage. Even Adrian Shine was not unimpressed by it. In that sense, the film has significant credentials.
Let’s not forget, too, that Holmes claimed the psychic ability to visualize “a sort of frame” from a dream “whilst being conscious.” In other words, Holmes may have been able to impact on, and even affect, what we term reality. The nature of reality was something that Nessie-seeker Ted Holiday pondered on extensively in the 1970s, when confronted by the undeniably stranger aspects of the Nessie affair. And if Holmes’ abilities allowed him to see one supernatural monster, perhaps that is why he was also able to catch sight of yet another mysterious creature: one of those alien big cats.
So, what we have with Gordon Holmes is a man who filmed a large creature in Loch Ness, who possessed unusual, psychic abilities, and who – probably as a result of those same abilities – was able to tap into a strange, ethereal and usually unseen realm dominated by other monsters and fabulous, magical creatures, too. Gordon Holmes’ film, in relation to the Loch Ness Monster, was the undeniable highlight of the first decade of the 21st Century. That the footage, the man who shot the film, and just about every attendant aspect of the story, were steeped in matters of a supernatural nature, demonstrates something notable: that there is something incredibly weird about the Nessies. They’re not what they appear to be. Nor are they what many Nessie-seekers want them to be. Too bad. Embrace the supernatural side of the Nessie phenomenon or remain destined to never get the answers. The choice is yours.
Source: Mysterious Universe
Photo of alleged Bigfoot released by group
Image Credit: Facebook / Bigfoot 911
There’s something in the picture, but is it really Bigfoot ?
A Bigfoot investigation group has revealed a grainy black-and-white image taken in North Carolina.
The photograph, which was snapped on the banks of Lake James, was taken during a sighting of a strange hominid skulking in the trees at around 2 a.m. last Saturday.
The group – Bigfoot 911 – has long been involved in the investigation of the Bigfoot phenomenon.
“I locked right onto this creature and knew immediately it was a Bigfoot,” said member John Bruner.
“He was standing there watching us, swaying back and forth. I guess he felt safe because the four of us were in a boat and he was on shore.”
The sighting lasted for approximately five minutes before the creature disappeared into the trees.
“I didn’t feel we were in any danger,” said Bruner. “Bigfoot are curious. They want to watch us, but also want to get away from us. They don’t want to engage us at all.”
Source: Charlotte Observer
Cryptids – A seven part audio sci-fi mystery
If your into sci-fi podcasts then let me tell you about a new seven part audio sci-fi mystery called Cryptids. It premiers this Sunday 29th September on various platforms.
I have had the opportunity to preview the fist two episodes of the series and it is rather good.
The series tells the story of Eve Fallon, a pediatric nurse and Trevor, a celebrity leader of a cryptozoology community who hosts a late night conspiracy radio show called “Eyes to the Skies”.
After suffering a loss, Eve searches for a purpose in death and uses Trevor’s radio show as the escape. She finds faith in believing that something else, something better is out there but needs to prove its real.
She forces her way into Trevor’s off air life and they both set off to find the truth behind a well believed conspiracy that aliens are on the moon orchestrating death and harvesting human souls.
On their journey for the truth they are both forced to face their greatest fears as they get close to unveiling one of humankind’s darkest and most profound secrets.
The episodes are 20 minutes long.
The first episode is more of an introduction to the characters with the beginning of the story of both Eve and Trevor. Switching back and forth between between both characters. Eve at her job and Trevor hosting is “Eyes to the Skies” radio show talking to callers.
In the second episode it starts to pick up, Eve and Trevor meet up, talk about the conspiracies and the journey for the truth seems to begin. The very ending of the second episode has me eager to listen to episode three.
If you like sci-fi podcasts or mysterious audio shows I would recommend giving this a listen. I didn’t know what to expect but found it quite enjoyable.
I may need to listed to it again while waiting for the release of the third episode.
…Eyes to the Skies!
Cryptids is directed by Devin Shepherd and written by Alexander V. Thompson
Cryptids will be available from September 29th on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeard Radio, Stitcher and Google Podcasts
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