In the field of Cryptozoology, and in the world of the paranormal too, there are some creatures that are more dangerous than others. And, with that in mind, today, I’m going to share with you the “things” you really should avoid. We’ll begin with the Nyalmo, a huge, dangerous off-shoot of the Abominable Snowman. Bernard Heuvelmans, one of the most important figures within the field of cryptozoology said that during the course of his research into the Yeti of the Himalayas, he had learned of no less than three distinct kinds of creature that roamed the vast mountains. “This opinion,” said Heuvelmans, “was confirmed in 1957 by a Tibetan lama called Punyabayra, high priest of the monastery at Budnath, who spent four months in the high mountains and brought back the surprising but valuable information that the Tibetan mountain people knew three kinds of snowmen.”
There was the rimi, a man-beast of close to three meters in height that dwelled in the Barun Khola valley, in eastern Nepal, and which was specifically omnivorous. Then there was the rackshi bompo, a beast of roughly human proportions, and which Heuvelmans said “must be the Sherpas’ reddish yeh-teh or mi-teh which leaves the footprints 20 to 23 cm long that the Daily Mail expedition…found in such quantity.” Finally, there was the imposing and terrifying Nyalmo. Heuvelmans came straight to the point: “The nyalmo are real giants, between 4 and 5 m high, with enormous conical heads.” He continued: “They wander in parties among the eternal snows above 4000m. In such empty country it is hardly surprising that they should be carnivorous and even man-eating [italics mine].” Now, onto another dangerous beast.
(Nick Redfern) Beware of the Nyalmo
The Wendigo is a very much misunderstood monster, one which is a staple part of the folklore and legend of the Native American tribe known as the Algonquin. The monster is typically described as a tall, crazed and violent thing that roams the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the northernmost states of the U.S., and Canada. It is a large, humanoid beast that dines on human flesh. There is, however, another aspect to the lore surrounding the Wendigo. Namely, that if a person eats human flesh, he or she can shapeshift into a Wendigo. Adding to the legend, the Wendigo has the ability to take control of our minds – always for terrible and horrific reasons. In that sense, as well as a shapeshifting angle, there is what we might term a mind-shifting process, too. One of the more intriguing theories for what may have provoked the legends of the Wendigo is that they were based upon early, centuries-old reports of Bigfoot encounters. Certainly, there are more than a few reports in which Bigfoot-type beasts have acted violently in the presence of people. There are even reports of people vanishing in the woods and forests of the United States – amid theories that the Bigfoot, when food is scarce, will feed on just about anything. And that includes us.
The Kushtaka – or the Kooshdakhaa, as it is also known – is a monstrous, manipulative and sometimes deadly creature that is a staple part of the folklore of two specific groups of Native Americans living predominantly in the state of Alaska, but also in other portions of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Their names are the Tsimshian and the Tlingit. The former are known as the “People of the Tides,” while the latter are referred to as being “Inside the Skeena River,” on account of the fact that they once inhabited significant portions of the Skeena River, British Columbia. It is within the teachings of these two tribes of people that we learn of the hideous shapeshifting things that provoke mayhem, terror and death throughout the region.
Dennis Waller is one of the leading experts in the field of the Kushtaksa. He notes in his 2014 book, In Search of the Kushtaka, that the word, “Kushtaka,” equates to “Land Otter Man,” which is highly appropriate, taking into consideration that this is precisely how the Kushtaka is described. It is important, however, to note that the creature is not, literally, half-human and half-otter. Rather, it can take on both forms. But things don’t end there: the Kushtaka can also manifest in the shapes of giant wolves – and very often bipedal, upright wolves – and also large, hairy humanoids not at all unlike Bigfoot. In the Bigfoot-seeking community, Waller observes, this has given rise to the thought-provoking theory that the Kushtaka may well be an Alaskan Bigfoot; one which, over time, has been incorporated into Native lore and legend. On the other hand, however, and as Waller also notes, for the Tsimshian and the Tlingit, the creatures are monsters with the power to morph. In that sense, the jury is very much out when it comes to their true identities. Keep away from these monsters. You may not survive a close encounter with them.
Of all the many and varied shapeshifters that populate our world, there is no doubt that the most feared and dreaded of all are the Djinn. They are extremely dangerous and manipulative entities that can take on various forms, and just as they see fit. It is ironic that the Djinn, in reality, is such a feared and powerful creature. The irony stems from the fact that popular culture and the world of entertainment have collectively dumbed down the nature, power, and dark characters of the Djinn. This is very much as a result of the production of the likes of the 1960s television show, I Dream of Jeannie, and the 1992 Disney movie, Aladdin. There is, however, nothing amusing or lighthearted about the real Djinn. They are the ultimate shapeshifting nightmares. And they will do all they can to get their claws into us – and particularly so if we are reckless enough to invite or invoke them.
So, why, precisely, are the Djinn so tied to us, the Human Race? Rosemary Ellen Guiley offers the following, which is undeniably worrying: “They can eat human food when they take human form, but our food does not sustain them. It gives them pleasure. They can absorb the essence of food, and things like the molecules from tobacco smoke, which provide enjoyment. Their main source of nourishment is the absorption of energy from life forms.
The best is the draining of a soul, but is difficult to do and is considered unlawful. It is, however, practiced by certain powerful renegade Djinn. The vampiric absorption of the life force can be quite detrimental to people, and cause health problems.” There you have it: for the Djinn we are a source of food. But that is not all. The Djinn clearly enjoy taunting and tormenting us, too. Sometimes, this can be to a mild degree, and even relatively innocuous in nature, with Djinn moving items in the home of their target, and placing them in other rooms. This is an issue that mirrors the odd antics of so-called Tricksters like elementals, who enjoy manipulating us – chiefly for their own warped amusement.
(Nick Redfern) Those that would devour you
More often than not, however, the Djinn display highly dangerous activity. That very often begins with disrupting electrical equipment – everything from microwaves to refrigerators, computers to telephones, and electric lights to ovens. Sometimes a Djinn will perform a favor for its target – which is specifically where the concept of the “Genie” and the “three wishes” derived its origins. But, it is almost always a favor that backfires, leaving the person in a far worse state than before the Djinn ever manifested. Far more disturbing: the Djinn can cause a person to fall sick – and typically dangerously so – and even to die. Paranormal infection is very often the name of their grim game. Beware! Equally dangerous are what can accurately be termed supernatural seducers: dangerous entities that thrive on sexual energy – such as Orgone Energy, as theorized and documented by Wilhelm Reich – are also part of the equation. A highly-charged, sexual dream may be deliberately initiated by such things, which, over the centuries, have been referred to as Incubus, Succubus, Lilith, and the Old Hag. Also relevant to this angle is the reason why so many supernatural encounters occur at so-called “Lovers Lane” locations. In these cases, voyeurism and sexual emotion lead to feeding.
Poltergeists – violent entities that can cause chaos in the home and who delight in tormenting us as much as they are energized by us – are also part of the equation, as are thought-forms and Tulpas; creatures created within the human mind and the depths of our imaginations, but which can be externalized and given a strange form of life in the real world. Key to the survival of Tulpas and thought-forms is that we believe in them. The stronger our belief, the greater the ability of the Tulpas to live. In other words, they feed on – and coldly and carefully nurture – our belief-systems. Then, there is the Slenderman: a sinister figure which started out as an Internet experiment, but which has mutated drastically in the last few years, to the extent that numerous people report having seen the Slenderman in the real world. It’s a perfect example of a modern day Tulpa / thought-form running wild in our reality. Witnesses describe seeing the scrawny, black-suited figure looming over their beds in the dead of night, extracting energy and dining in a fashion that would even have chilled the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.
The Men in Black fall into this category, too: those who have had UFO encounters and who have been visited by the pale-faced ghouls known as the MIB state that while being threatened and intimidated by the Men in Black they have felt cold, clammy, weak, and light-headed. As many of the unfortunate witnesses have stated, it’s as if the MIB are draining them in the same way that a flashlight drains a battery. And, using the same analogy, when the light finally goes out, we do, too.
(Nick Redfern) Men in Black: Drainers of our energy
Let’s now take a look at the angle of soul-stealing in relation to the UFO phenomenon and the dwarfish Greys. Here we see evidence that even if we, the public, aren’t getting the full story, certain elements of the U.S. Government may know what’s going down. Or, probably more likely, they strongly suspect why we exist and what our fates could amount to. The references in highly classified files, to the human race as “containers” of souls, are as ominous as they are chillingly thought-provoking. The possibility that when we die our souls are somehow converted into the equivalent of a form of energy-based food is enough to give anyone nightmares. Huge, unending, hellish factories in which human souls are devoured? Good luck expecting the government to come clean on that one.
Many UFO researchers are highly critical of government agencies for hiding the truth from the public and the media. I say: try putting yourself in the position of those who are sitting on this terrible, earth-shattering secret. One can hardly blame them for not wanting to release a story that would, at the very least, be paradigm-destroying on a worldwide scale. So, the only thing they can do is to bury the entire issue as deeply as possible. There may well be a sense of “what the people don’t know won’t hurt them.” Until the day arrives when it does hurt them, of course. As all of the above demonstrates, there are some absolutely dangerous creatures out there – some are flesh and blood animals and others are of supernatural and paranormal natures. Either way, they should be avoided. Some may want to eat you. Others might want to drain you of your energy. In those cases, we’re talking about parasitic creatures. But, what it all comes down to is that every single one of these creatures should be carefully avoided. Trying to take them on in a face-to-face situation will not work. Not in the slightest. The grim fact is that they’re far more powerful and dangerous than we could ever be.