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Reports of the paranormal around us.


Most of us are familiar with reports of the paranormal around us – whether we ourselves are believers or skeptics. Entities such as ghosts, and mysterious animals like Big Foot and Nessie, have always haunted our collective consciousness. Among all the weirdness that purportedly exists in our midst, there are occurrences, which though they may not all be considered new, have earned increasing attention in modern times.

There are so many legends told by eye witness accounts and journals archived and re-told through out the years. I remember so many cases and such legends, as the Jersey Devil, Moth Man,The Suscan Screamer,Ghost of Stow Lake. My all time favorite, the Goatman.

My dad has this friend, whose sister got sick from rabbit pee on her soda can.Sound familiar? You’ve might have heard the same story. Except that it was someone’s boyfriend’s brother—or friend’s cousin, or doctor’s travel agent—who became ill. Either our food inspection system has gone downhill fast, or the story is an urban legend.

Urban legends are an important part of popular culture, experts say, offering insight into our fears and the state of society. They’re also good fun. On the other hand, they also may be well documented and very truthful, that  eye witness accounts have often portrayed.

A renowned folklorist, Brunvand is considered the pre-eminent scholar on urban legends and “The Vanishing Hitchhiker,” named for a classic legend, the subject’s seminal work. The definition of an urban legend, he writes, is “a strong basic story-appeal, a foundation in actual belief, and a meaningful message or ‘moral.'”

Those stories can spread like wildfire in today’s Internet world, but they’ve been part of human culture as long as there has been culture, and Brunvand argues that legends should be around as long as there are inexplicable curiosities in life.

One such legend, is the Snallygaster legend. Wkipedia defines the moster as this. The snallygaster is a mythical dragon-like beast said to inhabit the hills surrounding Washington D.C. and Frederick Counties Maryland.

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.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snallygaster

The snallygaster is a mythical dragon-like beast said to inhabit the hills surrounding Washington D.C. and Frederick Counties Maryland.

The snallygaster is a mythical dragon-like beast said to inhabit the hills surrounding Washington D.C. and Frederick Counties Maryland.

The area was settled by German immigrants beginning in the 1730s. Early accounts describe the community being terrorized by a monster called a Schneller Geist, meaning “quick spirit” in German. The earliest incarnations mixed the half-bird features of a siren with the nightmarish features of demons and ghouls. The Snallygaster was described as half-reptile, half-bird with a metallic beak lined with razor-sharp teeth, occasionally with octopus-like tentacles. It swoops silently from the sky to pick up and carry off its victims. The earliest stories claim that this monster sucked the blood of its victims. Seven-pointed stars, which reputedly kept the Snallygaster at bay, can still be seen painted on local barns.

It has been suggested the legend was resurrected in the 19th century to frighten freed slaves.

Newspaper accounts throughout February and March 1909 describe encounters between local residents and a beast with “enormous wings, a long pointed bill, claws like steel hooks, and an eye in the center of its forehead.” It was described as making screeches “like a locomotive whistle.”[1] A great deal of publicity surrounded this string of appearances, with the Smithsonian Institution offering a reward for the hide. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt reportedly considered postponing an African safari to personally hunt the beast.[2]

In 2008, author Patrick Boyton published a book about the history of the Snallygaster entitled Snallygaster: the Lost Legend of Frederick County.

The Snallygaster has one widely known enemy, called Dewayo. The Dewayo is reported to be a mammalian biped with features similar to a wolf, but the stance and stature of a human. The sightings of Dewayo are primarily reported in West Middletown, Maryland, but sightings have also been reported in the Wolfsville, Maryland region. The Dewayo and the Snallygaster have reportedly had vicious encounters dating back to early settlement of the Middletown valley.[citation needed]

.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snallygaster

What ever the legend I think we have legends from nearly all walks of life, in everything we do as a human race, their is uncertainty and with the said unsettling of uncertainty, comes legends and their tall tells.

If you have a legend you would like told or researched let us know on the paranormal herald and we will be glad to print and publish the said legend and thank you for viewing our blog and magazine. Happy reading people.

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links we used to support said article.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snallygaster

http://blueridgecountry.com/archive/favorites/snallygaster-monster/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su9l6uJ3EhI this video is very good as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Snallygaster-Lost-Legend-Frederick-County/dp/0615250424 book wriiten on amazon about the snalygaster monster and legend.

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Discussion

13 thoughts on “Reports of the paranormal around us.

  1. I’m going to check with a friend who grew up in that area, actually Waynesboro, PA but still in the same vicinity. Folklore is a good subject, you have to wonder how much truth could possibly be in it.
    If you search out Haunted York PA, there’s some great stories one being this so called Seven Gates of Hell, someone put out a really bad movie about it also! We called it Toad Road when I was growing up. It was actually called Trout Run Road but it was never paved, just a dirt road that was a shortcut from the Mundis Mill area to the Codurus Furnace which is also supposed to be haunted but I was there numerous times and certainly didn’t detect anything haunted about it. Toad Road was a place teenagers went to drink and go parking for the most part although everyone told creepy stories about it if you drove thru it late at night. Four of us went thru slow one time and I could envision this woman hanging from this tree, down thru the years I’ve picked trees out knowing someone was hung there either by suicide or murder. Strange, huh? I would take lone rides down thru toad road during the day, it was actually very pretty since you traveled thru the woods. I used to stop at these old black iron gates and wonder what went on back there, there was a deserted place back then at the one stop and I was curious as to why anyone would live there in older times, it wasn’t close to anything at all, travel had to be hard, no other homes or buildings close by.It was a real mystery but never met up with any old timers to enquire about it. In the 70’s Hurricane Agnes came thru and apparently there was a lot of damage to the wooded area and the road was closed off, it’s stayed as such ever since, why…. who knows. Legend has it that there was some sort of mental institution back there and it caught fire one night. I suppose after you passed each black iron gate something more drastic was supposed to happen, lol. There’s been many people caught in recent years trying to investigate in there, some thrown out, I assume others made their way through it. I honestly don’t know what was back there at one time, what is factual or bullshit .Neat place tho!!

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    Posted by spiritualwalks | June 16, 2015, 3:53 am
  2. yes spiritwalks i would love to learn more about that legend and will be doing some research

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 16, 2015, 4:53 am
  3. Can you please tell me how I find the authors of some of the blogs that are posted? I like the style of say this writer and would like to read more of their work. Thank you.

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    Posted by Ann Goodrich | June 16, 2015, 5:47 am
  4. Ann yes just tell mne whom you wanted and illsend their links to you for sure be glad to any time ok?

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 16, 2015, 7:38 am
  5. Well, this one for sure. I thought when you post a blogthe author’so name is on it? Am I wrong on? I usually see the blogger’s name. Thank you.

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    Posted by Ann Goodrich | June 16, 2015, 7:34 pm
  6. There were a few others. I believe one was about Bigfoot? I can’t find the others with all the bon-paranormal posts about some kind of fighting. I was intrigued by this subject

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    Posted by Ann Goodrich | June 16, 2015, 7:40 pm
  7. Sorry for the spelling, etc, my phone is messed up

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    Posted by Ann Goodrich | June 16, 2015, 9:23 pm
  8. the Bigfoot one was i do believe my article that i wrote.

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 16, 2015, 10:04 pm
  9. well there are a few blogs that have some types of referencing to said article yes. one can use direct links or said words that will link to the original article. all the ;blogs have this even though they may not appear to have said links, most of the blogs are backed by protective words and key words even though agreed can be difficult to see.]

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 17, 2015, 12:48 am
  10. this article had key words and we also used the Wikipedia that is referenced inside the blog itself

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 17, 2015, 12:49 am
  11. here are some more links towards this legend and references.Beyond The Edge Of Reality.

    links we used to support said article.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snallygaster

    http://blueridgecountry.com/archive/favorites/snallygaster-monster/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su9l6uJ3EhI this video is very good as well.

    http://www.amazon.com/Snallygas

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 17, 2015, 12:56 am
  12. Oh, ok. Didn’t understand.

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    Posted by Ann Goodrich | June 17, 2015, 10:40 am
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