UTAH HAS HAD MANY SIGHTINGS & ENCOUNTERS OF STRANGE CREATURES & CRYPTIDS
There are creatures that lurk out there, in the dark places,
just out of view or sense, that haunt the isolated forests of the world,
hide in the icy depths of the deepest lakes. roam secretly in primitive rural areas, and naturally appearing here from other dimensions or times. Always appearing unexpectedly and inexplicably, then vanishing just as mysteriously, usually leaving witnesses dumbfounded, frightened and, unfortunately in most cases, without a shred of evidence.
Yet the eyewitness stories of these creatures persist, stirring emotions as well as our imaginations.
Many other creatures have been reported in Utah, some could be considered supernatural
Utah is also the place where other legendary and mysterious creatures have been seen. From giant dinosaur like winged creatures, to large hyena like dogs, creatures seem to visit Utah's grounds frequently. Local Indians have there own legends,
Skinwalker or Wendigoa shape shifting creature that is connected with Indian rituals, is well known in Utah.'Skinwalker Ridge'located near Utah's UFO Ranch is supposedly the home or romping ground of the creature, and is considered off limits to local indians who refer to the ground as unholy. The NIDS Ranch is possibly a portal area where creatures or beings come through from a different dimension or? Numerous sightings of creatures have been reported in this area of the Uintah Basin, commonly seen with yellow reptilian eyes, which according to the Ute indians belongs to the Skinwalker.
Is the Navajo Skinwalker the same asthe white man's werewolf? Yes, if the Navajo witch wears the skin of a wolf. But the Navajo witches can mimic any animal they choose, not just the wolf. They can be a cat, a coyote, a dog, a bear, whatever the Navajo witch wants to be. The Navajo witches pick their skins for the type of job they plan to do. The coyote skin is for high speed, accurate sense of smell, and the acute agility. The bear skin is for brute strength, however the bear is not as fast as the coyote. Along with their new abilities, the Navajo Skinwalkers still retain their full mental capacities. If theNavajo witch is a fairly or highly intelligent person, when he or she changes into a Skinwalker they carry that intelligence with them and you have a very dangerous opponent. Unlike the wolf man, the Skinwalker will use their whole bag of tricks - mind control, disease, and immobilization powder.
lSkinwalker - Terrible lifestream energies course within the veins of the skinwalker. Each are tormented by their ever-changing bodies, becoming new near totally at random. Each form gives them new abilities and mutations.
Role: These chaotic shapeshifters shed their flesh with each change in form. No one knows what happened to them, or where they came from. They are a mystery to even themselves. To them, they have always been this way. They cannot do anything to stop their metamorphosing, though many have gone on quests to rid themselves of this curse. With each change comes intense pain, and many have lost much clarity of mind due to them.
Special Benefits: Each time they change a form, they roll for three new mutations to replace their former ones. Comeliness, strength, and even may sex change as well, requiring a new roll, allowing for higher scores and form diversity.
Special Hindrances: Whenever a skinwalker is placed in a stressful situation or is allowed to become agitated, they must roll a willpower check to keep Wealth Options:
Historian Will Bagley wants to learn more about Utah monsters. Send hard data to him at History Matters, c/o The Salt Lake Tribune, 143 S. Main, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. And if there is a Utah Lake Monster, he wants to know about it, too.
UTAH LAKE MONSTERS 5 UTAH LAKES ARE KNOWN TO HARBOR STRANGE CREATURES
Utah might be home to the world's last surviving dinosaurs.
Sometimes referred to as: the water devil, water babies, lake dragon, leviathan
Descriptions of this creature, too, are amazingly similar:
-a large creature with a long neck
-a horse-like head
-a humped back
Most sightings report the humps protruding from the surface of the water (which skeptics dismiss as being almost anything, from schools of fish to floating logs), but occasionally a lucky witness will see the creature stretch its neck high above the water and look around a bit before submerging.
Photo and video evidence is rare.
If the creature does exist, many researchers suspect that it could be a kind of plesiosaur- a dinosaur that is thought to have become extinct more than 66 million years ago. Could some of these incredible creatures possibly have survived?
Mythical sea serpents and monsters said to have ruled Lake Bonneville (the large, prehistoric, freshwater predecessor of the Great Salt Lake).
Scientific research has been made. It concludes that the monster may have been an actual descendant of some pterodactyl, ichthyosaur, or dinosaur of past geological ages. Others say it is a probably descendant of a long-necked race of mesozoic sea lizards which survived in ancient Lake Bonneville and which migrated to Bear Lake, possibly when the salinity of the water at Lake Bonneville got too high for its viperous taster. Realizing this lake was once a part of Lake Bonneville or a great glacial lake that once covered this Great Basin
Loch Ness in Scotland, home of Nessie, and Lake Champlain in the U.S., home of Champ, may be two of the most well-known residences of alleged lake monsters. But the Salt Lake City area has its own legendary sea serpents.
In the state of Utah, there are 5 lakes that purportedly hold monsters.
The Bear Lake monster is said to be a massive beast with four short legs, a long thick tail, a broad head and wide-based ears. It was first seen by mormon colonists along the lake shore. Other lakes have had sightings of creatures said to be serpentine in shape with a head like a greyhound. These sometimes have been seen to have short limbs, and have even been seen in the Great Salt Lake. It should be noted that the natives in this region believe in spirits called "water babies", unseen deities which cry like infants to attract human prey, then drown and eat them.
Bear Lake, located northeast of Salt Lake City on the Utah-Idaho border, is a popular recreation spot for boating, fishing and camping. The stunning turquoise-colored lake, known as the "Caribbean of the Rockies," is also home to large, snake-like monsters that have been spotted for generations. The Shoshoni Indians may have been the first people to see the creature. Describing it as serpentine with short legs, tribe members claimed to have seen the Bear Lake Monster spurt water and to occasionally crawl ashore. It was even seen to snatch unwary swimmers in its jaws and carry them away beneath the surface, according to their stories. The Shoshoni said the monster might have left the lake after the area buffalo disappeared in the 1820s.
In 1860, Marion Thomas and Phineas Cook's two sons were out fishing on the lake when the monster surfaced. They said it swam so close to their boat that "they might have shot it with a rifle."
In 1871, Milando Pratt and Thomas Rich actually did shoot at it, but it just swam away.
William Budge, a wagon train captain, reported his encounter, with the monster to Brigham Young himself in 1874. About 20 yards from shore, the creature poked its head out of the water, Budge said. "Its face and part of its head were distinctly seen, covered with fur, or short hair of a light snuff color." He further described it as flat-faced with "very full large eyes, prominent ears" and a neck of about four to five feet in length.
A more recent sighting was in 1946 when Preston Pond, an executive for the Cache Valley Boy Scout, gave such a highly detailed description of his encounter that it was difficult to dismiss. Hey, scouts don't lie.
Several attempts have been made to capture the monster. After Budge reported his sighting, Brigham Young enlisted Phineas Cook to devise a plan to catch it. He linked a 300-foot length of one-inch-thick rope to a cable at the end of which he fastened a large barbed hook. A hunk of mutton was skewered on the hook as bait. The lure was then dropped into the lake with a buoy to mark its location. The ploy was attempted several times, and each time the hook was stripped of its bait, the pioneers assumed, by the clever monster. One tall tale blames the monster for crawling ashore and eating 20 of rancher Aquila Nebeker's sheep... and, possibly, a large roll of barbed wire. The real thief was no doubt grateful for the monster legend.
In the early summer of 1877, J.H. McNeil of Kelton, Box Elder County, and several other employees of the Barnes and Co. Salt Works company on the lake's north shore reported seeing a huge creature with a crocodile-like body and the head of a horse in the waters of the Great Salt Lake. This apparently happened at dusk or early evening near Monument Point and the Central Pacific Railroad line. The creature made a fearsome bellowing noise and charged toward the workers, the witnesses said. They stampeded up a nearby hillside and hid in the brush until morning. Some believe this creature, dubbed"The North Shore Monster"was nothing more than a buffalo in the lake. Still, some 30 years earlier a man identified only as Brother Bainbridge reported seeing a monster with a dolphin-like body in the lake near Antelope Island.
My wife and I saw a lemur up Meuler Park Canyon in Bountiful a Few Years ago.
We thought it was someone's pet that had escaped. Now I wonder. .........Ed
lAN ANALYSIS OF THE FALL 1973 UFO/HUMANOID WAVE, by Dave Webb.
Center for UFO Studies., Evanston, ILL 1976. p.52) states that twenty-seven "dwarf"cases were reported to CUFOS in 1973.
One such case allegedly involved another family's CE-III on October 16, 1973, atLehi, Utah.
Using hypnosis, Dr.James Harder, consultant for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO), elicited from one of the witnesses the following description:
The beings were slightly over four feet tall, very thin, with large slanted eyes.
Their arms were long and their hands GLOVED and CLAWLIKE, with a diminutive thumb.
They were wearing what appeared to be glowing clothing with Sam Brown-like belts!
lALPINE UNDERGROUND SERPENT
A Mr. John Hall of Utah alleged that several years ago a farmer near Alpine, Utah requested help from some locals to move a large boulder in the midst of a field. They were surprised upon moving it to find an 'staircase' or tunnel that led deep underground. They followed this until they came face to face with a huge snake or serpentthat seemed to be 'guarding' the lower entrance, whereupon they fled to the surface terrified and set the boulder back over the opening.
UUFOH Ranch Recon 2003 UFO Hill - "What is it?" Part kangaroo is a popular answer, but a marsupial running wild in Utah? It might be a 'Mara' or 'Patagonian Cavy' ..UUFOH -
Interesting that the article Screaming Kangaroo by Clyde Lewis notes a creature that was described part dog, kangaroo and pterodactyl seen in the 1950's, all three of these creatures have been seen and reported at the 'NIDS Ranch' where this strange creature was photographed.
lLarge Black Cat Seen for years in Emigration Canyon
lCreatures! Piranhas caught in Utah.
Several large Piranhas have been caught in the Jordan River and Decker Lake causing some concern - Aug 2002
The fossilized remains of a very unusual looking being was taken out of a cave in Utah.
This being very clearly has enormous eyes, a very unusually shaped head and a an exceedingly wide and thin mouth. He was found shriveled up in the lotus position. He was found as a dry dehydrated being in this cave in the southwestern desert.
Presented below is "one of the greatest mysteries to walk the earth." The fact that for seven years this unknown intelligent species was confined to a 5' by 5' cage raises questions about the intelligence of our species.
"Some said he was the product of a secret experiment in which human and chimp DNA had been fused. Others suggested he was the result of some unspeakable union between human and ape. Some even proclaimed him the missing link in the evolution of man."
No official reports of the Chupacabra have been reported in Utah
The sightings of this creature date back to the 1970s,
El Chupacabra - "the goat sucker" - primarily a phenomenon of the 1990s, and its fame has largely been spread by the Internet. The sightings started in earnest in 1995 with reports coming out of Puerto Rico of a strange creature that was killing farmers' livestock - chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits and, of course, goats - sometimes hundreds of animals in one evening. The farmers, who were familiar with the killing practices of wild dogs and other predators, claimed that the methods of this unknown beast were different. It didn't try to eat the animals it killed, for example; nor did it drag them away to be devoured elsewhere. Instead, the creature killed by draining its victims of blood, usually through small incisions, or punctures.
Then came the bizarre eyewitness descriptions:
-about the size of a chimpanzee
-hops about like a kangaroo
-large glowing red eyes
-grayish skin and hairy arms
-long snake-like tongue
-sharp fangs -three toes
-muscular -tough -and some say bulletproof
-quills running along its spine that seem to open and close like a fan
-some believe it may even have wings
So what is it? theories abound, including: an unknown but natural species of predator; misidentified known predators; the result of genetic experimentation;an alien; part alien part dinosaur, even an alien pet. > Amazon natives say its half alien - half dinosaur.
Early morning sun Tuesday dances on the surface of Bear Lake and silhouettes a boat constructed to appear like the leviathan that legend says lurks beneath the surface. The forecast calls for monstrously hot days across the state.
If pterosaurs really died out with the dinosaurs and their fossil remains were not first discovered until 1784 (in Germany), then a depiction of one could not possibly exist in an ancient rock carving.
Yet a pictograph found high on a cliff face near Thompson, Utah seems to show just that.
The Macropus or "Screaming Kangaroo" was seen all over the western United States in the 1950's. These creatures were described as being at least 150 pounds, with large hind legs, stubby arms, and sharp teeth. When cornered they would scream a piercing unearthly scream. They were seen in Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.
North of Thompson Springs is a very desolate area called the Tavaputs Plateau. Much of the more isolated land is on the Northern Ute Indian Reservation. North of the reservation in the Uintah Basin is a ranch that was purchased by the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) where scientists have documented the presence of strange creatures and other anomalous phenomenon. The events reported on the property might be best attributed to some kind of interdimensional activity due to the fact that the creatures appear and disappear.
Retired Colonel, John Alexander, recently gave a presentation at the Ancient Earth Mysteries Conference entitled "Path of the Skinwalkers". The presentation discussed native american legends about Windigo and the scientific observations at the NIDS Ranch. On the ranch is a place called Skinwalker Ridge where many of the strange creatures have been seen. John Alexander is on the Advisory Board of NIDS.
Considered by many modern paranormal researchers to be an alternate (or regional) name for the more traditional HAIRY-HOMINID known as SASQUATCH, the Wendigo is considered by most Native American tribes (particularly the Inuits) to be another - and infinitely more dangerous - breed of beast altogether.
Known to different North American tribal groups by the names Witigo, Witiko & Wee-Tee-Go, this animal is almost universally described as being a lanky, 15-foot tall, beast-like phantasm, with glowing eyes, long, yellowed canine teeth, and a hyper-extended tongue. This quasi-animal is almost always depicted with a coat of matted fur, but there are some eyewitness accounts which insist that the creature is hairless and covered with a sallow, jaundiced skin. Based upon these descriptions it is not surprising that this being has inspired terror in all who have encountered it.
Also known to be a shapeshifter like the Skinwalker
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