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  1. nivek

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    The hunt for Japan’s ‘ghost’ wolves

    Could an apex predator, thought to be extinct for 100 years, still be roaming the Japanese mountains? Some enthusiasts think they have the evidence.

    Hiroshi Yagi was driving through the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park when the animal came up from the stream on his left, passed in front of him and stopped about two metres (6.5ft) away from his car. It showed no fear as he edged towards it, firing off several photographs. The creature was apparently unfazed by the presence of a human. Either it was comfortable being around humans, or felt unthreatened because of its status as the apex predator in this habitat.

    “This was 23 years ago, and I didn’t have much technical knowledge then,” says Yagi. “But I thought, ‘This must be a wolf’.”

    Yagi, a keen mountaineer, spends a lot of time in the mountains around Chichibu in central Japan, but this was the first time he had come face to face with an animal he had spent the best part of his life searching for.

    “I decided I would try and give him an osenbei (a rice cracker) and put out my hand and offered it to him,” says Yagi. “I am right-handed, so I offered the cracker to him in my left, thinking that even if he bit my left arm, I would be alright."

    “He was right in front of me at this point. I had brought the rice cracker right under his mouth. But he didn’t take it. He just stood there. I tried to see if he smelled like a wild animal, but he didn’t. He had no smell. And just like a new-born baby, he had no knowledge or fear of danger.”

    Wolves have been extinct in Japan for at least 100 years, according to scientific records. The last known Japanese wolf remains were bought by a zoologist in 1905 who sent the pelt to the Natural History Museum, London.


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    One of the 19 photographs Yagi took of the wolf-like animal that confronted him in 1996.

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    Winged Being seen at O’Hare International Airport

    Source: UFO Clearinghouse
    Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
    Time: Approximately 6:30 P.M.
    Location: Ohare International Airport

    I was at the airport picking up a load at Nippon, I was already backed into a dock and was standing away from the truck smoking a cigarette while they loaded my truck. I was looking toward the runways, in the direction of the tunnel and that is when I noticed something that looked like a large bird standing just outside of the fence by the parking lot. It was not hard to miss because two street lamps were nearby. It looked like a person with wings that were stretched out and flapping. It was walking away from the fence toward the open field and then began to flap its wings and disappeared.

    Investigator Notes:

    I spoke with the witness via phone and was able to get a little more information regarding this sighting. The witness primarily speaks Spanish but was able to report this sighting with the help of his daughter and her boyfriend. The witness was standing away from his truck as it was being loaded smoking a cigarette when he said he caught movement out of the corner of his eye and say the being standing near the parking lot and was illuminated by two street lamps. The witness stated that the creature was about 7 feet tall using the fence as a point of reference. When I asked him how he was able to be so certain as to the height of this being, the driver stated he has been to this location multiple times and he estimates the fence to be about 8 feet high. Using the fence he was certain that the being was at least seven feet tall. When I ask him how large the wings were, he said at least six feet across and black. When I asked him to describe the being he said it looked like a demonio (Demon) or a duende (Goblin) and was solid black. The witness said he saw nothing that looked like eyes and he assumed the creature might have had his back turned to him. He stated that it walked with a gait, like a bird and that it was flapping its wings as it walked toward the large field that is by the runways and disappeared into the night.

    The witness did state that when it disappeared he quickly did the sign of the cross and asked the Virgin Mary for protection. He put out his cigarette and quickly walked back to his truck. When I asked him why he did that, he stated that he felt a presence that was evil and was convinced that he had seen a demon. When asked to elaborate on this statement the witness refused to talk about it anymore for fear of it coming back. I respected his wishes and went on to ask other questions about the time, conditions and if there were other potential witnesses to his sighting. He stated that there were others at the same facility but many were either inside the facility itself or in their trucks. When asked if he had seen something similar before, the witness stated that he had before when he was a teenager back home in Mexico. The witness stated that he saw a solid black-winged creature that was circling an open field that he and other children were playing soccer in. He stated it circled the field and made a loud screeching noise before flying off into the surrounding forest. When I asked him if he remembered the date of the sighting he stated that he did not remember the exact date but a week later there was a large earthquake in Mexico City. (For the record, the magnitude 8.0 earthquake that hit Mexico City was on September 19, 1985)

    The witness seemed sincere, albeit scared that he had seen something demonic and evil. It is my opinion that the witness is telling the truth. An investigator will be dispatched to do a field observation and any info will be posted on the site as it becomes available.

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    What is this Creature? Two People Claim Unidentified Being in New York

    The woman, who provided a full name and contact information but requested to remain anonymous, told Cryptozoology News she and her mother were driving a state highway along a wooded area when the sighting took place in May 2017.

    “It was around 9.30 a.m., I got my driver’s license that day. My mother and I came along a straight way while driving and in the middle of the road there was a really strange animal,” the eyewitness reports. “It wasn’t afraid of the car at all, it started walking towards the trees on the other side of the road. When it got the the edge, it ran up into the trees on this extremely steep hill. We drove by the spot and there was no sign of it.”

    The woman described it as a light grey 4-legged creature, “taller than deer”.

    “Its legs were long and spindly, its back legs had an exaggerated bow to them. Like a greyhound dog, its stomach and chest curved out and in. Its neck was thick and almost the same thickness as its head. The ears were small or not there at all. Very short snout, not like a pug, and shorter than a lab. It moved gracefully, like it wouldn’t make a sound, but moved quickly. It wasn’t afraid of the car. It was NOT a dog or a deer,” she said.

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    Sounds like a moose.
     
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    New York's a huge place mostly wooded full of many animals, some tastier than others. Wonder where this was. You could probably find our how many permits of what type were issued in that area to see what the DEC knew was running around and maybe make some correlation.
     
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    Number of Nessie Sightings in 2019 Highest in Nearly 40 Years

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    By Tim Binnall

    An accounting of Loch Ness Monster sightings for 2019 finds that the famed cryptid was spotted a whopping 18 times, which is the highest number in nearly 40 years. The tally comes by way of the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register maintained by longtime researcher Steve Campbell. According to the Nessie hunter, who collects reports throughout the year and judges the credibility of the cases, the rather sizeable number of noteworthy sightings is the best on record since 1983, when 20 different encounters are said to have occurred.

    This past year's proverbial high water mark continues a trend that has been unfolding over the last few years wherein Nessie sightings have steadily increased at a remarkable rate. To that end for those keeping score at home, 2018 saw 15 sightings, 2016 had 12, and the three years prior to that each featured seven reports. Those numbers stand in stark contrast to much of this century so far as it was not uncommon for many years between 2015 and 2000 to have just one or two cases.

    Campbell credited two key factors for this meteoric rise in sightings over the last few years: webcams watching the waters of the famed sight which allow for anyone in the world to possibly spot the creature and an increase in tourism at the legendary landmark. He also mused to a local newspaper that modern technology has helped in a big way as "in the connected digital world we live in now, people are taking photos and sending them to us" which is considerably easier than the 'old days' where a witness would have to have their possible Nessie snapshot both physically developed in a lab and then mailed via the post office.

    It's somewhat ironic that 2019 wound up with such a considerable number of sightings as it was also a year in which the legend of the monster said to lurk in Loch Ness took something of a hit thanks to an environmental DNA study which suggested that the creature was a giant eel. For his part Campbell took issue with the findings, arguing that "Loch Ness is an open waterway. It's not a closed ecosystem." Setting that debate aside, since it's likely to continue for quite some time, the question for 2020 may be whether or not we'll see another increase in sightings or if this past year will wind up being looked back on as peak Nessie.

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