(Note: Some skeptics consider the Allagash abductions to be debunked, as one of the witnesses claims that it was a made up story. However, the three other witnesses continue to hold that the incident was real. As always, you be the judge...)
Many know about the 1975 alien abduction of Travis Walton, but what about the encounter from just a year later occurring along the Allagash River in Allagash, Maine? It's just as well-documented, and more importantly, just as terrifying!
In the summer of 1976, twin brothers Jim and Jack Weiner and friends Charles Foltz and Charles Rak were camping along the Allagash River. After arriving at Eagle Lake by canoe, they felt compelled to go night fishing, as they were running low on food and had failed to catch much or anything so far. Before venturing out on the river, they lit a large campfire.
Something stopped them from night fishing that evening, though. Charles Rak - even after recanting his memories of direct alien contact much later on - remembers the UFO sighting, explaining how he "had an uncomfortable feeling of being stared at," which caused him to "(turn) around and (see) this very, very bright globe of light in the sky... changing color from white to red to green in a liquid kind of melding motion."
In other reports, for example on UFOCasebook.com, the mystery craft was described as "a light that seemed much brighter than a star," which changed colors and was estimated to be 80 feet in diameter, and moving slowly over the treetops.
One of the men signaled their flashlight at the weird, luminous craft, and that is when it traveled directly toward them.
After that, well, it was like nothing had happened. Suddenly, the men were back on the riverbank, and their impressive log fire was now just a pile of ashes. The group of friends were just left with questions, like "how much time had really passed during their short fishing trip?," and "what was that strange light in the sky?," however none of them wanted to ponder any of these things. The silence didn't last long, though.
Jack Weiner is the first of the friends brave enough to talk about the encounter. He is having nightmares that he just can't keep to himself anymore. They feature strange entities with "large metallic glowing eyes with no lids" as well as insect-like, four-fingered hands. He is also dreaming about "sitting on a bench naked and feeling very fearful."
To his relief, he is not alone in his memories. The other three friends, including his brother Jim, recall similarly terrifying experiences, but only under hypnosis, which was advised by UFO researcher and recent friend Raymond Fowler.
Other details of the encounter are eventually retrieved through hypnosis, including the extraterrestrial craft having a metal, sleek, sterile interior, and the beings having long, slender limbs and fingers, with only four fingers in all, and big, dark, "metallic" eyes.
According to early sources, all of the men had similar recollections of the scary alien abduction during hypnosis, and each of the men even passed a lie detector test about the encounter.
Many compare the Allagash Abduction incident to the contactee case of Whitley Strieber, a popular American horror novelist who wrote about his personal, frightening encounters with alien entities in the book Communion. Communion was published more than a decade after the Allagash Abduction, however.
Since the Allagash Abduction made headlines, one of the abductees, Chuk Rak, claims that the story of the UFO sighting and the campfire burning out is all true, however he never actually recalled the abduction during hypnosis. The other three witnesses maintain their stories to this day, however, so we are left to wonder... and have bad dreams about... the Allagash Alien Abduction.
If this abduction account and others like it are true (consider Roswell, Whitley Strieber, and Travis Walton), then what does that say about aliens?
Are they friendly creatures peacefully examining us for scientific purposes? Or are are they the unfriendly monsters we see in our nightmares? ... Or could they be a little bit of both? Share your thoughts on this haunting alien abduction tale and others in the comments below, or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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The evidence for the existence of Bigfoot is similar to the evidence for the existence of aliens. There is a lot of it and it is quite compelling. However the evidence comes up frustratingly short - the only photos and videos are vague and blurry, and to this day, no one has turned up a body.
But that doesn't mean Bigfoot doesn't exist. Or aliens, for that matter.
If one carefully considers the heaping amounts of witness testimony (from modern times and in Native American legend), along with physical evidence like large footprints and audio recordings, it's actually not unreasonable to conclude that some kind of giant, hairy, unknown ape-like creature has been hiding out in the mountains and woods of rural America as well as other parts of the planet for hundreds, if not thousands of years. But why is Bigfoot so good at hiding?
Some of the more logical scientific explanations for Bigfoot include escaped zoo animals or other misidentified animals. It was only last year, after all, that a new species of giant ape (or more specifically, orangutan) was discovered in Indonesia. Who knows what other strange creatures could be out there lurking in the trees?
But a more interesting and not-so-scientific explanation for Bigfoot that some researchers, including Sasquatch expert Nick Redfern (who I interviewed last year), have come to suggest is that the creature could actually be an inter-dimensional entity, similar to a ghost. That would certainly explain why Sasquatch is so good at disappearing and leaving no trace behind. It's also worth noting that sightings of UFOs and Bigfoot occasionally happen at the same time, and this definitely gives the theory that Bigfoot is from out-of-this-world some weight!
What do you think? Share your theories on Bigfoot in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Ghost stories are fun, but real ghost videos are even more fun, plus way creepier...check out TexasUFOs.com's picks for the Top 5 Texas Ghost Videos of all-time. Do you have any to add to this list? Share in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Have you ever seen a ghost? Report your encounter.
5. Lubbock Home Security Camera Captures Blinds Moving On Their Own
Back in 2016, a Lubbock, Texas resident was looking over his home security camera footage when he noticed something unexplained - door blinds moving on their own! The man shared the spooky video with radio station Kiss FM, and the rest is, well, a mystery.
4. Strange Entity Floats Through Texas Hotel Room
in the summer of 2018, a barrier at the OnLive Hall of Fame cafe in San Antonino mysteriously knocked over. As a result, the cafe owners reviewed security footage to see what happened. They discovered something as creepy as it was incredible - a misty figure moving around on a cafe stool and knocking the barrier over!
3. Video Shows Possible Ghost Sighting at San Antonio Cafe
In this video, taken during a 2017 paranormal investigation of the Magnolia Hotel in Seguin, Texas, a shadowy figure can be seen slinking through a hotel sitting room. It then turns into a mist that swirls around the screen. Skeptics have suggest this could be cigar or cigarette smoke, but the investigative team Strange Town claim this could be a real video showing a ghost.
Orb Transforms Into Ghostly Figure in Hotel Security Camera Footage
Hotel security camera footage out of Fort Worth showing an eerie, white orb turning into a full walking figure was uploaded to YouTube back in the summer of 2016, and so far, has never been explained.
1. Ghost Attack and Wicked Laugh Caught on Camera
In the #1 Texas ghost video, a paranormal and the KSAT television crew investigated the reportedly haunted old Yoakum Community Hospital together. They did not return empty-handed. Not only did they end up with an amazing EVP featuring a long, giddy female laugh, but one of the paranormal investigators was pushed and then scratched on the neck by an unknown entity.
UFOs are often seen as a bright balls of light floating in the sky. Some UFOs have even been seen hovering close to the ground! Do UFOs and ghosts have more in common than we think?
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The Driskill Hotel in Downtown Austin, Texas is lovely, luxurious, romantic, historic, and... haunted?
There are many ghost stories that line the halls of the hotel, which was opened in the 1800s and still features many and even creepy oil paintings from the time. The Driskill easily landed a spot on TexasUFOs.com's list of "Most Haunted Places in Texas." But for this article, we're going to focus on what might be the most haunted Driskill hotel room of all... Room 525.
While many parts of the hotel have some haunting history- the original owner died in the hotel and a little girl once fell down the stairs to her death, among other tragic stories.
According to legend, two women who were on their honeymoon stayed in the now-infamous Room 525 together one night. For some unknown reason, both the women committed suicide, and their bodies were discovered in the room's bathroom. These women were given the sad nicknames of the "Suicide Brides" and the Driskill Hotel decided to close the room and put bricks over it. But it is open again today for brave guests. Unsurprisingly, many guests have reported strange occurrences while staying in Room 525.
Guests who stay in the room sometimes report odd water leaks that don't have any origin, ghostly apparitions (specifically of a bride), and other frightening experiences.
One couple who adored the hotel and stayed in the room in September 2016ended up checking out in the middle of night after being spooked by flickering lights and mysterious knocks on the door!
Have you ever stayed in the Driskill Hotel? Do you have any ghost stories to share? Would you dare to stay in Room 525? Share your thoughts on this haunted Texas tale and more in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! And consider looking for a ghost on your next stay the hotel, or even on a haunted ghost tour.
The scariest part about the Travis Walton alien abduction might be that it is one of the most credible and well-documented cases ever. That means that if aliens are real, some of them abduct human beings and subject them to painful, traumatizing experiences.
On November 5th, 1975, Travis Walton was clearing trees in an Arizona forest with six other loggers. After the day's work was done, all seven men piled into a pick-up truck to head home. However, Walton never made it home.
During the drive, the men spotted and heard a buzzing flying saucer-shaped object overhead. Walton was curious, so he stepped out of the vehicle to approach the strange disc. That's when a blue beam of light struck him down to the ground. His fellow loggers yelled at him to come back, but they were too spooked to get out of the car, and eventually drove off.
The next thing Walton remembers is waking up in a hospital-like room and being glared at by three intimidating creatures, resembling the typical "gray aliens" described by witnesses of the Roswell UFO crash and others like it, but with orange jumpsuits.
“I looked at the vague but reassuring forms of the doctors around me. Abruptly my vision cleared. The sudden horror of what I saw rocked me as I realized I was definitely not in a hospital. I was looking square into the face of a horrible creature . . . with huge, luminous brown eyes the size of quarters! I looked frantically around me. There were three of them! Hysteria overcame me instantly.” — Travis Walton
Walton was also in terrible pain and very weak. However, he managed to muster up enough energy to yell at the entities and scare them away temporarily. He later met another taller, more humanoid-looking creature and spent some time walking around the craft. However, he would go on to endure additional, traumatizing examinations during his stay on the alien spaceship.
Whether Walton hallucinated, fabricated, or genuinely recalled his abduction experience is still a matter of debate, but there's little doubt that Walton and his fellow loggers had a UFO sighting, and that Walton went missing for five days afterward. Walton's mysterious disappearance and the subsequent hunt for him was covered by national media.
Walton did return to Earth, but thirty minutes away in the nearby town of Herber, Arizona. He woke up suddenly, and found himself laying on his stomach, and feeling weak, hungry, and thirsty. He was treated at a local hospital and went on to share his terrifying extraterrestrial encounter.
What do you think of the Travis Walton alien abduction incident? Is it one of the best and scariest cases on in ufology? Or could it have been a hoax or hallucination?
Share your thoughts on this case and more in the comments below, or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
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