posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 11:39 PM
I remember in the town my old man came from in North Jersey, I saw an article about 4 or 5 years ago where they actually called the Police out to the
rail yard, and shut down the entire train line, because there was a creature running around. The thing stood about 10 feet tall, and was described
looking like those classical drawings of the creature. The conductor said the head reached up to the cabin of the locomotive, and he saw a bunch of
sharp looking teeth. It gave a horrendous screeching noise and ran off towards some tunnels. The Police actually had the train sorrounded, and sent a
team into the tunnels, but came up empty handed. One cop did say he saw something running if I am recalling correctly, but he never figured out what
it was. This is all during our modern times, 2002-2003 time period, and in a town just outside of NYC.
Now I did see a video recently from NY State that a girl filmed from her cell phone camera. The guy claimed his buddy was an LEO in the town where it
occured, and that's how he came into posession of the clip. You see the girl walking through a tunnel, which looks like a corrugated metal tunnel
running under a small road or foot path, which allows water to drain through it into a creek. As she's walking, you all of the sudden hear this
screeching/screaming noise, and she's sobbing all terrified before it shuts off. (No, not like Blair Witch). The police found her body, and said she
was all slashed up, but wildlife officials did not recognize the claw marks, or attack pattern, as anything conclusive with known NY State predatory
animals. They were stumped.
I viewed the video, and when I heard the scream it reminded me of a particular animal. The Mountain Lion. The animals have in fact been nicknamed
"The Screaming Woman" by country folks in Arkansas due to this noise. I told the guy with the video it was most certainly a Mountain Lion. The fact
is, for one reason or another, Wildlife Officials keep debating whether or not Mountain Lions still exist on the East Coast outside of Florida. For
me, this have never been a mystery, as not too long ago I was on Skyline Drive, and stopped at a Ranger's Station. I overheard a Ranger talking to a
sightseer about their Park fauna and animals. He point blank told the guy "OH yeah, we sure do have Mountain Lions, we've actually just seen a few
Now why is their existence denied? The only logical conclusion I can come up with is the old belief that if something does not exist, then what is
there to protect you from? In other words, some officials do not want the attendance to National and State Parks inhibited by the fear of roaming
I will also tell you that Bobcats can make loud scream like sounds as well. In my current neighborhood a family member of mine thought they heard a
screaming woman behind the house one night, and it turns out our neighbor heard the same thing down the street about a week later. Coincidentally,
that same week, a HUGE 40 lb. Bobcat was seen near our local Dog Park. It seems it was fairly brazen and hungry, as the same time frame that it was
heard behind our house, another family member heard what sounded like something slamming into our backyard gate. Most likely it was chasing some prey
and the prey managed to dart between the posts while the cat took a nose dive. Don't be fooled either, because even a 15 lb. Bobcat can kill you, let
alone a 40 lb. steroid pumping feline.
I hope some of my descriptions of everyday animals can show you how even common critters can produce some otherworldly sounds.
BTW, do you think you could post up the video you took? I would really like to see it if that's alright with you.