Brunswick, Maryland Unusual Events
Date: Around 1967
Message: Brian-I apologize for taking so long to send the following story. I've been meaning to send this sooner-but life and work has a way of keeping me too busy and occupied. I would like to tell you about some rather strange encounters I have had with alien entities many years ago as a youngster. The first one took place around 1967, when I was about 5 years old. I realize that this is rather young to have a reliable memory of what occurred, but the encounter made such an impression on me, that it is something I will never forget. I lived in Brunswick, MD - in a two story apartment, and was sitting at the bottom of the steps that led up to our dwelling-playing with a toy. I noticed a shadow in front of me, but could not figure out where it was coming from. But, when I looked up, I saw a dark figure hovering in the sky, getting closer and closer. It finally landed directly in front of me, and what a sight it was.
Standing before me was a tall, dark man with batwings, and large red glowing eyes. It picked me up from where I sat, and rose into the air. I looked down and could see the buildings and streets below us. I wasn't afraid of what was happening, at the time it happened I seemed to think it was fun to be flying in the air. We hovered above the town for some time, and one thing I remember is that the entity's wings did not flap like a bird would use them to fly-it seemed as if it just rose up by sheer willpower. After hovering for awhile, it descended back to the spot that it had found me, let go of me, and then rose back into the air, until it was finally out of my view.
Many years later, I saw something that looked very similar to what I had seen as a boy. I was now living in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, on the Appalachian Mountain. By then, I was about 15, and was riding the school bus home. The mountain I lived on had a very steep road, and the bus was moving at a slow pace. I was gazing out the window, when I saw what I first thought was a man sitting on a large branch of a tree. As the bus got closer, I saw that it was not a human, I was seeing-this figure had wings on its back. It was sitting on a horizontal branch, with its back against the trunk, and its legs resting on the branch. It was the size of a man, but was very dark in appearance, and as I mentioned, it had wings on its back, which were folded down behind it. I pointed it out to several people sitting next to me, and they saw it also, so I know I wasn't imagining what I saw.
The area I lived in had many strange happenings, most of which were told as ghost stories by the older residents. My grandmother often told me about how she had been walking home one night, and a wheel of fire appeared to follow her on the dark road, in a hollow close to my own house. Another story she told me was about the ghost midget that would often appear to people at night. She said that he stood about three foot tall, and would appear before people, then suddenly vanish before their eyes. She was not a UFO buff, so all the strange sightings that she had encountered or heard about was told as ghost sightings. But this seems to be the way alien encounters are explained by people who are not aware of UFO stories. Like the elves and dwarfs seen by people in Europe, and religious miracles and demons seen by the devout-each person interprets their encounter according to their own beliefs.
One other encounter that I thought may be of interest happened to me when I was 18. I was standing in my front yard, when I noticed a black helicopter flying overhead. It had no markings on it-but something about it caught my attention. Hanging from the bottom of the helicopter was a cow, which seemed to be attached to a rope! The helicopter flew to the top of the mountain ridge in front of my house, then appeared to lower itself down in the woods. I couldn't resist trying to discover what this sightings was all about, and immediately began hiking through the woods, towards the direction I had seen the craft land. Upon arriving in the general area, I came upon a large rock formation on the side of the mountain.
There was a large pit there, which was surrounded by huge boulders, and one boulder sat at its entrance, which was flat on its top, and looked like an altar. Sitting around the pit was a flock of big turkey buzzards, and when I attempted to walk close to the pit, they attacked me, flying at me, and chasing me into the woods. I hiked the Appalachian trail for awhile, still hoping to find the mysterious helicopter, when I soon got a strange feeling that something was following me. I turned around, and standing right behind me was a deer. I stood motionless-staring at this creature and wondering how it got so close to me without me even hearing it, when suddenly it leaped into the air. In midair, it turned into a wolf, and when it landed on the ground, it ran off into the woods. Needless to say, that was enough to satisfy my curiosity, and I left the area as fast as I could !
Harpers Ferry is a very haunted area, having alot of history involving the civil war, as well as Indian hunting grounds, although legend has it that none of the tribes ever settled in the area, they only used it for hunting, because it was a taboo area for them. It is also very close to South Mountain, the area that the Blair witch movie was based on-which is also a haunted area, having been used as the sight of witch coven meetings in the 1700's,as well as sightings of civil war ghosts, ghost lights (which I have seen with friends while camping there), the mothman creature sightings in the 1800's, and a large black creature known locally as the Snarley Yow. There have been many hikers found in this area hacked to pieces in their tents as well. All of these sightings were written about in a book titled "South Mountain Magic"-which was written back in the 1800's by a female author who lived in the South Mountain Inn.
Anyone interested in these subjects could easily find them with some research on the internet, or by interloan library books.
While living in this area, I encountered many strange things, such as cryptozoological animals (I once came upon a dead sea turtle in the middle of the woods)-strange lights, both in the woods, as well as hovering in the sky, ghost encounters, weird noises while camping in the woods, and many other things too numerous to write about at this time. It seems as if I am some kind of conduit for unusual and strange happenings-they seem to follow me around wherever life leads me.
Thanks for your time, and patience in receiving this message. I hope it was worth the wait !
Thank you to the person for this report.
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