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The Enfield Horror

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posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:11 PM
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The vast reaches of forest and open fields of southern Illinois, combined with the sparse population in some areas, seem to invite weirdness that might not occur in cities and more crowded locales. In the most southern portions of the region, the Shawnee National Forest covers miles and miles of territory. The acres of forest seem almost untouched by man and some believe that strange things occasionally pass through here, unseen by human eyes.



This southern portion of the state is sometimes referred to as the “Devil’s Kitchen”, a designation left behind by the Native Americans and the early settlers to explain strange sights and sounds like unexplained balls of light, apparitions, screams in the night and various other unsettling types of phenomena. The Native Americans often considered such sites as “sacred” but the settlers usually believed them to be “cursed”, or at least well avoided. The idea that such locations were linked to the "Devil" was the first thought that crossed the minds of the bible-reading, god-fearing folks and they promptly set about to do two things. They learned to avoid these strange and haunted places and secondly, they gave names to the spots to alert other visitors and settlers of the dangers of the area. In the case of the Devil’s Kitchen, just about anything is possible, from ghosts reports to mystery animals and weird monster sightings. Perhaps strangest monster reports to ever take place in Illinois began in April 1973 in the small town of Enfield. This tiny community in southeastern Illinois became the scene of bizarre happenings for a short period of time and while the case has largely been forgotten today, it remains a part of the high strangeness of the region.

www.prairieghosts.com...
there is a reported tape of the creatures hiss but I can't find it.

The Enfield horror was a strange creature spotted in Enfield Illinois. It was first seen by a local named Daniel Machoy. It was described as having three legs, two arms jutting out of its chest, and two eyes the size of flashlights. The eyes were pink. It was trying to break in his house by wacking on the door. He slammed the door shut and ran to grab his pistol. He opened fire at the creaature and hit it on the first try because it "screamed like a wildcat" as the local described it. Then it fled. He called the police which found dog-like prints only with six pads. Soon the towns tourist population skyrocketed and six men were arrested because they opened fire on a gray thing in the underbrush. The last sighting was by Rick Rainbow. He got a recording of the creature's strange hiss. We shall never know what the creature was.

www.cryptozoology.com...
Artists conception;



I owned property in the area just outside the Shawnee national forest (in better times)A campground with about 80 acres of land surrounded by forests and farms very sparsely populated and I've spent many nights alone in dark there and let me tell you the sounds at night are enough to make a grown man cry!I slept with my rifle like it was a teddy bear!

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posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:22 PM
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Enfield Monster


Location of Sightings:
Enfield, Illinois - USA

Earliest - Latest Reported Sighting:
1973

Description:
This creature was reported as being 4 - 5 feet tall, and having a large grey body, looking almost like a pile of living mud. It's eyes were reported to be large and reddish-pink in color. It was said to walk on 3 short legs, and to have two short arms protruding out of the chest area of it's body.

Odors described during or right after encounters with this creature:
None reported

Sounds - Speech:
A hissing sound like a cat or a tire being inflated.



Interesting Sighting Details:
This creature was sighted at night, and twice it was trying to attract the attention of a homehowner by making scratching sounds on the outside of it's door and walls. When the home owner opened the door, the creature stood there looking at him, then fled away into the woods, hissing. It was also reported to have been shot by a group of men searching for it, when shot it seemed unharmed and fled at a speed greater than a human could move.

At the time of the creatures sightings, there was also a large number of UFO reports in the same area.



Webmasters Comments About This Case:
The area is the location of one of the most thickest and unsearched wooded areas of the country, called the 'Shawnee National Forest'.

The state was also the native home of at least 5 different native american (indian) tribes. The indians said the area was very spirtual, and they often reported visitors from the skies, as well as glowing and moving orbs of light, terrifying souonds at night and more in the area of the creatures sighting. Early white settelers used to say the area was cursed.

It's interesting that like lots of other creature sightings, there was a lot of UFO activity at the same time. Also, take note that instead of knocking etc, the creature made scratching sounds on the walls and door of a house to get attention, if you research cases of demonic activity, you will note that scratching sounds in the walls is often one of the first stages of infestation.

edit; from the files of link

[edit on 28-11-2009 by genius/idoit]


[mod edit: fixed long link skewing the page]

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posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:24 PM
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Thanks for bringing back to life actual cryptozoology, and not any more of the typical bigfoot and yeti, loch ness, etc., stories we've all heard about at least a million times.

as for the story, never heard of it, but very, very frightening.



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:28 PM
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Does a certain Dr. Edward Morbius live in the area? If so, that might be the problem.




posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:31 PM
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Thank you and it is my pleasure.And let me add that the Shawnee national forest is in southern Illinois if you want to check it out on a map.Glad you enjoyed it!



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:32 PM
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What the Sam Hill was that?Whatever it was it was scary cool!



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:34 PM
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Scared the hell out of me. When I was 10.


Whups, try this one.


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posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by genius/idoit
reply to post by Phage
 


What the Sam Hill was that?Whatever it was it was scary cool!


Looks like the monster from "Forbidden Planet" to me.



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:37 PM
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yes, i enjoyed this post thoroughly. you should try to check out the badlands of North Dakota, in the southwestern side of the state. plenty of native american cryptids here which have also made it into the mainstream local beliefs.

also, ther's lots of UFO sightings here, too.



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:39 PM
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Yup. I saw the drawing and couldn't resist. The resemblance is kind of remarkable.



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:40 PM
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I will thanks.You know one thing that always fascinated me about the Gilliland ranch is that there are UFO and cryptid sightings combined.



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 09:31 PM
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Good opportunity for discussion here!

Now, what kind of relationship could exist between a cryptid and a UFO? Why would one exist? What is the connection?

What do you think?



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 09:38 PM
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Well I've noticed the connection on more than one occasion,I guess the most relevant being the one that lead me to ATS and that's the Hollow earth theory.In researching hollow earth I found there to be a pretty common thread between the two.



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 09:41 PM
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How do you believe that the Hollow Earth Theory explains the connections between cryptids and UFOs? Would you believe that this includes all cryptids, including those such as the coelacanth and the okapi, or just those with paranormal traits? Which cryptids would you describe as having paranormal traits?

Just trying to stretch those brain muscles.



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 09:55 PM
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Not really the cryptids (that I believe) are animals gone extinct like the unicorn or that dog looking thing(is that the okapi?) the Tasmanian tiger.MostlyI find the connection with the cryptids that are of non (what's the word?)verifiable?origin like bigfoot(it would explain alot)or the origanal chupacabra(not a dog with mange)but the reptilian one.The one I brought up in this thread is also connected with some UFO activity.The mothman I believe to be a cryptid as well as a possible alein,so in answer to your question yes I guess I find the connection to be more with the paranormal cryptids.What do you think?

I read a long time ago about a guy who witnessed a lot o UFO activity along with bigfoot sightings on an island he believed to have an entrance to hollow earth I will try to find it.iIt was interesting stuff



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 09:59 PM
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a connection could probably be that the cryptids were taken from other planets, the aliens got sick of them, and beamed them down here!



Hey, it could happen! (:

oh, and the brain is more fat than muscle. sorry its just a habit!





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posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by genius/idoit Artists conception;





The above image reminds me of the under developed evil twin in the movie "Basket Case"


Anyways, I plan on reading the links you supplied with interest because it's a drivable distance for me. Might be an interesting place to duck out when the shtf. Doesn't sound like a whole lot of people will be flocking there as a place to live



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 10:46 PM
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S&F, G/I
Wow never heard of that type of creature pretty darn interesting if I say so my self. I wonder if anyone else has seen this type of creature any where else in the world? Keep up the awesome threads G/I!


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posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 10:50 PM
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It's a phrase.

I'm pretty sure that I do know my anatomy and physiology. At least, my exam grades say that I do.


Thanks for clarifying the theory.



posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 11:53 PM
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