An ultra high strangeness event took place on Thursday involving a report received by Linda Moulton Howe, a book Whitley Strieber was writing, and one of the strangest photographs we have ever seen. The image shows a small entity about 44 inches tall. It looks like a garden gnome, complete with the familiar red conical cap. Such creatures were first describe in the historical record during the time of the Roman Empire, and the first image of one is a 2,000 year old wood carving that was found in Norway. At the moment Whitley Strieber received this image, he was writing a chapter of a new nonfiction book that was actually about the small blue figures that are commonly observed by close encounter witnesses, and was actually speculating about a Germanic version called kobolds who are said to live underground.
One of our photoanalysts offered this commentary: "The file's EXIF data looks totally clean, and matches the description given. The camera was a Bolymedia hunting camera
, and all the image specs seem to be correct in the given context. It's certainly one of the oddest manifestations I've ever seen." It should be noted that the camera involved records the time that photos are made, and the three pictures (the one above plus two others) were taken just 1 second apart. For more detail about his report, listen to his statement as read in Linda's interview. A detailed report with more images will be posted on Earthfiles.com
late on Saturday, August 23.
This is an email from the witness who found these photos on his trailcam:
"I have a cabin north of Pittsburgh in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania where I enjoy the summer months. I have a game camera set up in the woods to capture images of the abundant wildlife in the area. I've been using one for almost 20 years now. Three weeks ago, after checking my camera, I discovered a series of three images of a creature that I have NEVER seen before. The images were taken consecutively and 1-second apart. It is not a leaf in the foreground or any type of weed or plant. My camera detects heat and motion, so whatever this was, it gave off heat and also moved. I've left the camera in the same spot all summer now in hopes of capturing more images of it, but I have not. My father and I also took comparison pictures to determine the height of this creature. It stands approximately 44-inches tall.
"All I can say is, to me, it looks like a gnome, troll or brownie of some sort. In picture #1 (200 .jpg), the creature is walking towards the camera. It has a pink pig-like face, bulbous black eyes and a bizarre coned head. His legs are skinny. It's not until pictures #2 (201 .jpg) and #3 (202 .jpg) where you can see the coned head seems to be a hat with a white ball on top. Also, in picture #2 his back is now facing towards the camera and it looks like he's wearing leather of some sort. I've gotten pictures of unknown things before with my game camera, but always dismissed them because it was always one photo. With only one photo, it could be explained away as a bird taking flight with an upturned wing, a trick of light, lens flare, or misidentification or whatever. But, with three images, all showing pretty much the same creature, well . . . now I'm stumped."
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