Monday, September 7, 2015

7-Foot Bat-like Creature Spotted near Eminence, Missouri


A woman witnessed a strange bat-like tall creature while driving on a road near Eminence, MO on June 28, 2015. According to the witness the creature had leather-like wings which were folded at its side and large cat-like eyes. She was unable to go back to get a better look at the creature. In her words: 

"We were driving along the gravel path towards Blue Springs near Eminence, MO. We were on the path off the highway leading towards the spring. I was in the backseat with my two young children and my husband driving the car. I was gazing out the window at the passing trees into the woods when I saw a large, 7 ft black creature with its leather wings folded up at its side and large cat like ears also black and triangular. It's eyes were yellow and also cat like. Immediately within a few moments I told my husband to stop the car and reverse because I had seen a large cat or bat in the woods and I wanted confirmation. My brain was confused and I couldn't quickly explain what I had meant. He reversed, but a car was coming up behind us and there wasn't room on the road for both of us and he didn't immediately realize the enormity of what I had seen. It was not a tree log, I am sure. We have drove by there since and I assure you I have tried to explain it away. But that is what I was witness to that day, and I needed to share. Thank you."

According to Wikipedia Eminence is a city in Shannon CountyMissouriUnited States. The
population was 600 at the time of the 2010 census. 
Eminence is located in the center of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri's largest national park and the nation's first protected river system. Popular activities in the Eminence area include canoeing, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.

Thank you to Missouri MUFON for this report. A MUFON investigator has been assigned to the case. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Strange Chupacabra-Like Creature Reported in Western Missouri

The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) has received six reports of a chupacabra-like creature from different witnesses in western Missouri. Investigators request that witnesses to any unusual animals report their sighting to Missouri MUFON.

Each of the six sightings involved one to two witnesses who report seeing a similar animal which either sits on its haunches or walks. The front legs are shorter than the back legs, it has a long snout with fangs and short grey hair. Most witness report that the creature is approximately two feet tall when sitting, but two witnesses say the animals they saw were as large as a small deer.

One animal was spotted near Woods Chapel Road in Blue Springs near Lake Jacomo. It had mottled dark and light gray hair, a boxy large back end, and short front legs making the body shorter in the front than in the back. This particular animal was approximately 40" - 45" long and 28" high.

 A similarly sized creature was seen near Rich Hill Missouri in 2010 by two witnesses driving north on 49 highway. The creature ran across the road in front of the vehicle.

Two witnesses visiting a park at the Missouri river saw a small strange animal sitting on its hind legs in the middle of the road. It did not move and they needed to pull the car off the road to get around the creature. The creature was described as small, with short front legs which reminded the witnesses of a kangaroo, and with a long snout.

The sightings were reported in mid 2010 to August of 2015. All of the locations were in Independence, Blue Springs, Rich Hill, and Clinton, Missouri. No one has yet been able to obtain a photograph.

A call to the Missouri Department of Conservation yielded no explanation.

The reports of this chupacabra type creature come in the wake of a rash of Sasquatch sightings near a wooded area in Belton, Missouri and Independence, Missouri near the Missouri river, and an undisclosed location in Northeast Missouri. Missouri MUFON and other groups are investigating.

Missouri MUFON urges people to carry a camera and take a photo of anything unusual including UFO's and cryptid creatures. Missouri MUFON investigates UFOs, Sasquatch, cryptid creatures, animal mutilations and crop circles, and has trained investigators across the state.
From Wikipedia:Chupacabras can be literally translated as "goat-sucker", from chupar ("to suck") and cabra ("goat"). It is known as both chupacabras and chupacabra throughout the Americas, with the former being the original word,[4] and the latter a regularization of it. The name in Spanish can be preceded by a singular masculine article (el chupacabras), or the plural masculine article (los chupacabras).

Nat Geo Wild produced a program on the topic in 2013. The show information is available at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/the-monster-project/galleries/chupacabra/at/beware-the-chupacabra-2074274/ 

H2 the History Chanel aired a chupacabra episode on Monster Quest, available at http://www.history.com/shows/monsterquest/videos/chupacabra-evidence

Visit www.missourimufon.org for more information.

Contact Assistant State Director Margie Kay in Kansas City at margiekay06@yahoo.com or 816-833-1602.