Pine Island Ridge
Is it possible the two are related?
Louise lives in Arizona now, but in the early ‘70s she was living in Florida and had a terrifying encounter with both a UFO and a Sasquatch-like creature.
It was 1973 and the Pine Ridge Island area around Alligator Alley (now more commonly referred to as Road 441) was sparsely populated. There were new developments going up, but Louise and her husband managed to snag the coveted corner townhome with a view of a ridge and close to the canal.
Her husband was off on a business trip one day when Louise decided she was going to take her two children—five and one—to the park at the top of the ridge. She packed up their bikes, some food, toys and grabbed her purse and carted the children out of the house.
A Creature at the ParkThey were playing merrily in the park a while later when they started to hear a pounding and the distinct snap of branches coming up along the other-side of the ridge. Then she was overtaken by an awful smell.
Whatever it was, it was coming closer. That became immediately evident when a guttural scream broke out. Louise and her three children froze, hearts pounding. She wasn’t about to wait around and find out what was coming after them. She gathered the children and ran down the hill, leaving all of their things behind. With her children in her arms, Louise ran through the underbrush, down the side of the hill and into her unlocked house. Safely inside, she locked the door behind her.
It was later that night, with her husband still on a business trip, when Louise was startled awake. It was 2 am and there was a banging and guttural sound coming from outside the front door. She was alone with two children in the home, her only protection, her husband’s military rifle that she could kind of use.
Louise waited in the dark. Eventually, the banging stopped and the screams were quieted. She checked the house to make sure the doors were all locked and went back to bed.
The Creature ReturnsIt turns out that Louise wasn’t the only one who saw the creature around that time. Her friend’s husband, a firefighter, told her that there had been a recent incident. And the police had seen the creature the week before. But nothing happened until three months later.
Louise was now pregnant with her third child. Her husband was out of town again on a business trip when she was suddenly awoken in the middle of the night. She could hear something calling her, and she felt a pull taking her down the stairs to the living room window where she opened the curtains and found herself staring at a hovering craft, beaming with light, at the top of the ridge. She could hear herself being called but managed to stop herself and forcefully make her way back to the bedroom where she shut herself in and the calling went away.
After the baby was born, Louise would notice that every morning a “black thing” she thought was a man would scale up the metal frame of the condo that was being built in the development. The first time she called security to report it—the called back to let her know that they’d be responding to no further calls about the creature. It was not a man, it was something else, and the guard on duty quit. They couldn’t afford to lose any more employees.
Louise was outside watching the neighbourhood kids play one day when she looked up and locked eyes with a gray-haired creature standing on top of the ridge. It was the first time she laid eyes on one of these things. She said he was conservatively 9-feet tall with an oval, almost cone-shaped head, and dark, black oval eyes. He was telepathically calling her over. She refused to go and, defeated, the creature turned away, took a few steps and disappeared.
We know that the Pine Ridge Island Incident wasn’t Louise’s first encounter with something unexplainable and she’s here to tell you that it wasn’t her last either.
While her Sasquatch was of quite epic proportions, if you will, she’s had strange encounters with UFOs in Florida. Today she lives by a collection of pyramid-esque mountains and she’s got the feeling that she’s just waiting for something to happen there too.
Interested in hearing more about her stories? Join Louise and Chuck on the Pine Ridge Island episode of the podcast. We’d recommend pulling out your favorite bottle opener, grabbing a cold one and kicking back to hear some truly terrifying encounters.
Have a UFO or Sasquatch Encounter you wish to share let us know in the comment below or email us.
By Tae Haahr
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
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