Nick Redfern March 25, 2022
Is it possible that some of the cryptid creatures seen on our world are actually extraterrestrial creatures? Yes, it’s a highly controversial theory, but stay with me. Let’s have a look at some of the creatures that just might fit into this particular, peculiar category of alien-and-monster. We’ll begin with the matter of that modern day werewolf, the Dogman. It haunts much of Wisconsin and Michigan – and many other parts of the United States, too. In 2005, Dogman expert Linda Godfrey was contacted by a man – a military whistle-blower, we might say – who was an expert in the field of remote-viewing. According to Linda’s Edward Snowden-like source, the U.S. Government has uncovered data suggesting that the Dogmen are a very ancient, alien race that closely resembles the ancient deity of the Underworld. And who might that be? It’s Anubis, that’s who. Linda’s informant also discovered – via remote-viewing – that the Dogmen can “jump” from location to location via portals or doorways in the fabric of space and time. That’s quite a story told to Godfrey. And a wild way to begin this article, too.
(Nick Redfern) Linda Godfrey, Dogman expert, with Nick Redfern
Now, let’s go on to the matter of what are known as small “hairy hominids.” That’s right, all around the world there are stories of hair-covered creatures in our forests and jungles. But, what about the UFO/alien angle of this? Well, let’s see. Perhaps the best example of this particularly mystifying aspect of the phenomenon was that which occurred in Venezuela, back in late 1954. So far as can be determined, the controversy – which very quickly became a matter dominated by nothing but cold, unrelenting terror – began sometime after midnight on November 28. All was normal for Jose Ponce and Gustavo Gonzalez, as they traveled along a small road on the fringes of Caracas, Venezuela. Or, to be absolutely correct, all was normal for a while. The dark road was suddenly lit up by what the astonished pair could only describe as a bright ball of light, with a circumference of around three feet. It swayed slightly in the air, not unlike a small boat bobbing along on the water.
The two slowed down their vehicle as they approached it, eventually coming to a complete halt. It was then, suddenly, that astonishment was replaced by outright terror. While Ponce stayed inside the van, Gonzalez cautiously exited the vehicle; he began to slowly and tentatively walk towards the hovering globe. Suddenly, Gonzalez found himself thrown to the ground by an unseen force. The reason why the attacker was unseen – for a few seconds, at least – was because of its size. Or, rather, its profound lack of size. Gonzalez, to his shock and fear, was finally able to see what had assaulted him: a small, hair-covered creature that was built like a man, but which was only around three feet in height. Acting on impulse and adrenalin, Gonzalez attempted to plunge his knife into the body of the creature, only for the knife to bounce off it. In mere seconds, another hairy dwarf was on the scene, and temporarily blinded Gonzalez with a bright light that emitted from a powerful, flashlight-type device. Shocked to the core, Ponce gathered his wits together and jumped out of the van to help his friend, who was stumbling around, his eyesight still affected by the powerful beam that hit him with full force. To Ponce’s growing concern, two more of the hairy creatures surfaced out of the shadows, and both making their way towards the men – and armed, no less, with large rocks.
Now, onto another hairy hominid. This one, though, is hardly small. It towers over us. That’s right: Bigfoot. While most cryptozoologists (monster-hunters) dismiss the claims that there is a Bigfoot-UFO connection, a smaller core are sure that the creatures are far more than what they appear to be. Certainly, the leading figure in the “Saucers and Sasquatch” camp is Stan Gordon – and his book, Silent Invasion, is the definitive study of this issue. is a swirling cauldron filled with dark and ominous woods; glowing-eyed beast-men prowling the countryside by night; strange lights in the sky; UFO landings; neighborhoods gripped by terror and fear; and much, much more, too. And, it’s thanks to Stan’s research, as well as his in-depth files prepared back when all the dark drama was going on, that we’re now able to appreciate the curious chaos and calamity that collectively hit the unsuspecting folk of Pennsylvania all those years ago. But, that’s not all: macabre Men in Black, paranormal activity, psychic possession, secret government interest in Bigfoot, and prophetic visions of a dark and foreboding future all come to the fore in a book that is guaranteed to make you think twice about the true nature of Bigfoot.
(Nick Redfern) Nick Redfern and Stan Gordon
To his credit, Stan does not take the simplistic approach that Bigfoot is some sort of “pet of the aliens,” as some might assume. Instead, he logically, forthrightly and with supportive data in-hand, makes it abundantly clear that – even if we don’t have all the answers – addressing the Bigfoot controversy from a purely zoological perspective does not work – at all. He notes the problematic lack of a body (even just one would be nice!), the meager evidence of Bigfoot’s eating habits, and its uncanny ability to always avoid capture – not to mention that the beast appears to be nigh-on bulletproof. And I do mean that literally! And Stan hammers home, time and again, that where Bigfoot turns up, so – very often – do a host of other Fortean favorites. Something strange and diabolical was afoot in Pennsylvania between 1972 and 1974. Bigfoot, UFOs and a plethora of paranormal activity were all in evidence. Somewhere, somehow, there is a connection – even if it’s one we’re not fully able to understand, just yet. Until we do, however, Silent Invasion will provide you with much to think about, to muse upon, and to ponder. And it may just make you totally revise your views on North America’s most famous ape-man, the Dogman, and those mysterious tiny, hairy creatures. We’re not quite over.
On my many trips to Puerto Rico in search of the Chupacabra, people have told me of sightings of UFOs and bright lights in the same areas – many of them deep in the El Yunque Rain-Forest. The same goes for the Loch Ness Monster: the legendary lake has been the site of a Man in Black that scared the life out of the late investigator, F.W. “Ted” Holiday. On August 13, 1971, a notable encounter occurred at Loch Ness. Not with a monster, but with a UFO. The witness was one Graham Snape, who told Ted Holiday that he saw an unidentified object crossing the skies above Loch Ness in a left to right fashion, quickly, and with not even a bit of accompanying noise. The somewhat circular-shaped UFO was purple with a white center. By his own admission, Snape was unsure of the size of the object but suggested it was around five-feet in diameter.
Like it or not, there does appear to be a connection between aliens and cryptids. And it doesn’t seem to be going away at anytime now. John Keel would be smiling at all this: after all, he discovered the monster-alien angle decades ago. Unfortunately, so many people have dismissed it. Too bad for them.
(Nick Redfern) El Yunque: a home to the Chupacabra and aliens and UFOs