Grinning ‘Crawler’ Chases Man.
Through deep research and high-strangeness storytelling, three brothers explore paranormal encounters and unexplained events. Collecting freaky listener stories and scouring the dusty pages of classic Fortean texts, the brothers use high-production sound design to set the scene for alleged real encounters with, Dogman, Poltergeists, Bigfoot, Fairy Folk, Humanoids, UFOs, Shadow People, and Sky Creatures.. just to name a few.
Attempting to parse out the facts within folklore, the brothers of the Hole banter about everything from bizarre historical mysteries to emerging clandestine conspiracy theories, often challenging their own beliefs and sometimes each other’s sanity. Good humor, good drinks, and good discussion! Have you ever overheard a co-worker shakily tell his story of a real encounter with a Dogman? Has your friend or weird uncle told you about his close encounter with a reptilian humanoid from the sewer? Looking to corroborate your grandma’s true ghost stories? Were you born with a thirst for the mysterious? Well, sit back and pour yourself a big glass from the Belief Hole, my friend, and help us dig the weird!
Also.. Secret House Guests, Abduction Discussions, and Jeremy’s Bloody Socks Full
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3:05 | Topic Introduction | Menagerie of Listener Stories
5:25 | Jeremy’s Bloody Socks
3:13 | Humanoid Hitchhiker (Crawlers and Ghosts) | Jennifer and Anthony Golden’s Story
19:12 | They Come at Night | Jorge & Chrisanna Eran’s Story
27:20 | Invaders in the Woods | Jeremy’s Story
33:50 | Kids Say the Darkest Things | EXPANSION PREVIEW
38:19 | Recollections of Abduction | Charles’ Story
46:32 | Abduction Discussion
54:33 | Pay Attention to Me | Alicia’s Story
1:03:49 | Candy Gramps | Brianna Mascaroe
1:07:52 | Red Eyes and Mexican Magic | Cynthia Lapham
Date Submitted | Summer, 2010, 10/11PM
Location | Livingston, Montana
I found your podcast and have been binging it at work for the last few days.. and I have a story for you. Actually, it’s my husband, Anthony’s story.
This took place probably ten years ago in Livingston, Montana. About a half an hour from where we live now. It was a summer night and he’d just gotten off his shift at the local Dairy Queen. He was walking home when it happened.
It was getting late, probably approaching 10 or 11, when he was passing by a park and some surrounding fields. Suddenly, he saw something moving from the corner of his eye. He didn’t want to look but, of course, he did. A gangly pale thing was running on all fours, coming up fast next to him. Its body was gnarled and twisted to seem upside down- but with its head twisted upright. Anthony started bolting down the street and this thing kept up with him the whole time.. but never looked towards the road; it kept its head unnaturally turned towards Anthony, with black eyes and a wide grin, as it kept effortlessly parallel, still on all fours with Anthony, no matter how fast he ran.
He ended up coming upon the neighborhood where he lived, and eventually the thing ran off.
I actually was scrolling around Reddit a couple of weeks ago- I think it was actually on the crawler encounters subreddit (I’m absolutely fascinated by the supernatural/cryptids and I read the stories just to terrify myself) Anthony always called this thing a demon. But as I scrolled through that sub, Anthony was seeing depictions of what people saw. And he said, “That is EXACTLY what I saw.” I kept scrolling, but for him it was confirmed, he believes that it was a ‘crawler’ that he saw. Humanoid, pale, nearly emaciated. Long limbs. Black eyes.
He has told me there was a house he lived in in Utah (Salt Lake area) where weird things happened just constantly. The typical knocks, cabinet doors opening and closing, and electric weirdness. He and his siblings would see humanoid shadows dancing on walls when they laid in their beds at night. Their youngest brother used to see an old man. There was even a time where something growled to Anthony, “Do you want out?” Yuck. No thanks.
In Montana, near where we live, there’s a place called the Hyalite reservoir nestled in a mountain range. People go camping there often and there’s lots of backroads and trails that branch off into the mountains. Maybe about 4 years ago, Anthony and a couple of his friends went camping and fishing one for a night. They were chatting, cracking open a few beers.. when a boy appeared (maybe around 8-10 years old)he was pale, wet, and looked bloodied up. He was silently staring at them from maybe 100 ft away. They yelled out, “Are you okay?” And the boy turned into the woods and walked off. Anthony has told me he felt like he knew it was a ghost, and didn’t even want to bother with it, and just hoped he didn’t see it again. I tried to look up articles of deaths at Hyalite, and couldn’t really come up with much.
I completely believe Anthony- he doesn’t talk about this stuff much. But, I don’t know why it’s happened to him and not to me. Maybe when you grow up in houses dealing with that, you become sensitive to future paranormal circumstances.
I’ll hit you guys up if he tells me anything more!