I'm the founder of the Denton Area Paranormal Society (DAPS). Fellow DAPS investigators, Bob and Todd (names changed to protect their identity), came forward at our meeting on February 19th with a mind-blowing story.
What follows is my recounting of what befell Bob on a fateful date in January 2008...
Having caught a late night movie at a theater in the area, Bob dropped off his friend, Todd, before heading home. With the soaring price of gas, Bob decided to take a deserted country road back to his place, which served as a shortcut. Around 1:45AM in the early morning of Jan 21st, Bob drove East on Copper Canyon Rd. Driving over a railroad crossing, at a sharp bend in the road, something otherworldly suddenly appeared from behind a tree to his left!
(The attached photo was taken of the illustration Todd drew, after Bob reported to him that he'd seen an "alien" in late January.)
Slamming on his brakes, Bob was stunned as a thin, gaunt, hairless, long arm, long legged creature, suddenly was caught in the high beams of his headlights. Less than 20 feet away, this weird, 5 foot tall, slumped forward, long fingered entity darted smoothly across the road, alarmingly in 2 seconds flat! However, the real shocker came when it stopped under the yellow light of a streetlamp looming overhead, then turned, glancing in his direction!
Like the eyes of a cat, yellow light reflected back at Bob as he tried fighting off the fear of the unknown. A riot of conflicting emotions and questions flooded over him. What the hell was it? What was it going to do?
Even as all this began welling up, he stared wide-eyed and shaken, as the unexplained nocturnal visitor silently turned and resumed fast, gracefully sliding strides, thankfully away to his right. Bob's mind whirled as he watched it quickly squeeze through the partially open gate of a driveway. Within moments, while Bob's lungs finally filled with short, agitated breaths, the thing vanished into a line of woods on the far side of a field to the SE.
It was so difficult for Bob to come to terms, let alone grasp, what to do after seeing something so profoundly peculiar, at such point blank range. In an absolute state of shock, the rest of his drive home was a blur. Closing and locking the door firmly behind him, the true nature of reality wrestled with everything he had personally ever known. Therefore, it was only natural that he refrained from openly sharing what had happened, fearful people would think him crazy.
Eventually though, he told his friend, Todd, days later. Being something of a hand as a graphic artist, Todd worked extensively with Bob to successfully reproduce the detailed illustration of the being I've termed, the Creature of Copper Canyon.
If all this wasn't already amazing enough, earlier that very evening, around the stroke of midnight, my wife, Mary, and I witnessed a glowing, amber colored, chevron shaped object zooming through the sky. The UFO appeared to only be about 1000 feet up, and moved like a stone skipping across the surface of the water. Looking up through our car's wind shield, we watched the flying object travel SE down McKinney Rd, for the approximate 2 seconds it was visible.
(The UFO picture was taken by Charles Miller, in North Carolina, in 2007; found posted on http://www.ufo-reports.com. I felt compelled to include it due to the astonishing similarity between it and the one my wife and I briefly saw on January 20th, 2008.
Remarkably, Tuesday, February 26th, Bob phoned, saying he had found the ticket stub, I'd asked him to look for, from the movie he had seen the night of his incident. Our mutual exclamations of surprise must have reverberated for miles, as nagging suspicion became instant realization. The UFO we had seen took place only a few hours before Bob's sighting of the Creature of Copper Canyon!
Through getting the image and story out into the arena of public opinion, which has begun by appearing on www.coasttocoastam.com, we're hopeful that our observations and ongoing research into this bizarre chain of events, may engender others to come forward and share what they know.
Below is a link to a forum thread I made to discuss the Creature of Copper Canyon and UFO sightings in Denton, Texas area ���
Lance Oliver, Founder
Denton Area Paranormal Society