“Created from a storm Born to sooth the monster A monstrous bride She didn’t wish this She had a life she lived But can’t remember it now But she know it’s not this one somehow This hideous creature she saw seems to think she is his But she won’t live with this Escape, trapped, in this unknown place This dank castle, this, this lab Her mind screams escape This cannot be her fate She’s alive and knows this should not be She will end this life once she’s free She has seen her visage And knows this is not nature’s plan A monsters bride? Never She knows she should not be reborn, Shouldn’t live forever …”
On the Prowl… Time to run I can feel the shift I had to chase him away Now I have to repair the rift I’m on the prowl for him now I’m going to howl for him to hear This wolf knows there is a mate near He can’t hide from me, He will be found I chased him away So he would never know That’s It’s not just me in here I share a soul I’m hunting now full moons were made for teeth and claws and sin Forget all you know and let me in You can howl with me too I promise I’ll take care of you Hold still and it will only sting Then you’ll shift and your new life will begin…
One of my favorite online sites to read probably won’t be a surprise to anyone following me, but I’m a faithful reader of Mysterious Universe . Their variety of the weird is always interesting to me.
This week they had an article on the Horizon City Monster. It tickled some memory of it in my brain and I had to spend the morning reading all about it. The article mentioned that it originally was reported all the way back in the 70s, in the El Paso Times, so I went digging. Here is a timeline of his appearances in the news of its sightings.
Here is the original transcript of the 75’ sighting…
“ A monster of sorts is reported to be running around loose at Horizon City, and those who have seen him at the Horizon golf course describe him as big and mean looking, sunken eyes and a jaw juts way out. Sounds exactly like a whole lot- golfers we have seen just after they sliced one in rough, or missed an easy putt.
—9/75 transcript from El Paso Times
Then again he popped up in 2002…
“Montañez is a retired secretary, and moved to Horizon City from East El Paso in October of 2002. She has seen the creature known locally as the Horizon City Monster on two separate occasions. The first of these seems to have been when she was still living in the desert east of El Paso. She was driving along a desert highway when she spotted a hairy figure crouched over a dead coyote on the side of the road. Driving closer to the entity, she was shocked when it stood upright and walked up a nearby mesquite mound (a dune-like formation also known as a Nabkha). Although she swears that the creature was initially taller than the mound, as it jogged down the other side of the mound it seemed to get progressively lower into the ground with each step. It eventually vanished below the mound.”
The local sheriff was also interviewed in 2002 on the sighting and here were his thoughts…
Horizon City Police Chief Tony Aguilar has been the town’s chief for about two years, and said he doesn’t recall any reports of bigfoot sightings.
“We’ve had reports before of meteorites landing in the desert, but nothing about bigfoots,” Aguilar said.
Aguilar remembered hearing about a hermit who may have lived in the mountains near Horizon City in the early 1970’s.”
He had long hair and he was unshaven,” Aguilar recalled. “A lot of hunters at one point found a little cave, and found old cans, and like he had been living off the land.”
As the creature was thought to pop in and out of sand mounds or possible caverns they asked a geologist back then to see about that possibility, here are their thoughts.
Although the witness Montañez maintains the creatures live in caverns that exist underneath Horizon City, Phil Goodell, a geology professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, said no such caverns exist.
“Large desert expanses can’t have caverns,” Goodell said. “You have to have limestone rock, like Carlsbad Caverns does.”
In the Mysterious Universe article, the creature is possibly heard and not seen this time. Here is a blurb of how it was described…
“It must have been around 7ish at the time when out of nowhere, I heard what amounted to a screaming howling screech in the foreground. Thinking maybe someone was on their phone, I shrugged it off, but then a few minutes later, I heard it again and even asked to cast to stay quiet to see if they could listen to it too. A minute later, sure enough, the howls came back one long one, followed by a few short ones.”
Some El Pasoans have also apparently reported strange sightings near Ascarate Lake and Eastlake Boulevard..
So there is a bit of a timeline on this creatures appearance in the news. What do you think? Bigfoot? They have howls, encounter reports all the way back to the 70s. Certainly seems possible to me. The timeline here is also pretty well spread out, so maybe this creature either hides very well, hibernates or migrates. Or was it just a hermit after all ? Or wait! Was the hermit not a hermit at all? Lots of questions still, but It’s nice to read up on the lesser known creatures and encounter reports, so thank MU I enjoyed this research time immensely…
“The footage is taken at some distance and shows what looks like an ape-like figure moving slowly between the trees. Given how difficult it is to make out any details of the creature however and with a distinct lack of information about the origins of the video the general consensus at the moment is that the footage is likely to be a hoax.
But whether you believe this figure caught on camera by hikers in the Canadian wilderness is actually the legendary Bigfoot, or just a man in an ape suit, is all a matter of opinion.
Either way the sighting of the figure, which appears covered in thick black hair and is seen lumbering across the mountain top, has sparked plenty of excitement among Bigfoot fans.
In the footage the figure walks from the trees into the open, pausing briefly before disappearing back into the trees.
It remains unclear exactly where the video was shot but it is believed to have been filmed on a trail near Mission, in British Columbia.”
My gut says just another hiker. But you never know. What do you think?
So I thought we could have some fun together with another series, but in this one we’ll be checking out some of the bigfoot apps and websites out there. This first one is from the App Store. I should mention first that I have an iPhone so this app may or may not be available in google play, etc.
Okay, so this first app is the Bigfoot Search Club. When you open the app there is a menu and you can click sightings. In sightings you have the choice of clicking documented or undocumented.
From what I see documented mostly means whether or not the BFRO has it listed on their site as well. But here is one of the listed sightings from my area of the country.
“On Sunday May 4th 2008 on route 146 north bound on the right side shoulder of the Highway near where Massachusetts meet the Rhode Island border just before the exit for South Uxbridge and north Smithfield at exactly 7:02 pm with clear skies in Worcester County, Massachusetts. The area is densely wooded with a small pond in the location. The witness stated that he was driving Northbound on Interstate 146 somewhere in the early evening with his sister when off to the right near the wood line he could see something standing there that looked just like a Bigfoot creature. He said he couldn’t believe his eyes. He immediately slowed down the car to look into the wood line and the creature walked off into the wooded area. The man could only say that what he saw looked just like what they talk about a Bigfoot creature looking like. His sister said that she could only see what she thought was something that looked like a black creature walking into the woods. The man also said that it looked like a bear with black hair all over its body and light greyish hair covering its chest and walked on 2 legs easily. The man reported the incident to the authorities about what he had seen that night while driving on the Highway. A man and his sister were driving on the Highway when the man spotted what he believes to be a Bigfoot.
Now what I love about this app is it’s nice to see more reports from my search areas within the Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor. I know they have been roaming around here , I have print casts, but unlike me, what the app doesn’t do is investigate any of the encounters. Now I can take the sighting and do some investigating because I know the area well, but I have no way to contact and interview the witness. And unfortunately in some cases the encounter stories seem extremely vague. I’m not saying they aren’t actual sightings, but the vagueness is troublesome and a red flag for me. This site could really be something if they were requiring more details or investigating them themselves.
I tried to find out more about the creators, the developer listed is Bigfoot on the Strip LLC. When trying to find the owners of that company I only came up with an amusement park of the same name or description. If you have any more information on the developers shoot me an email and I’ll at it to the post.
Apps and Websites are popping up all the time and there are also quite a few websites where you can enter your encounter anonymously or otherwise and if no one is investigating the sightings we won’t know if all the information is really true, but it’s the risk you take creating these types of sites and visiting them as well.