Audio Interviews—Alternate Perceptions Magazine, February 2020
Hosted by Brent Raynes
Interview: Bigfoot (and a few other cryptids) in New York state
Claudia Cunningham’s bio
Born in Albany, New York as an only child, even as a very tiny kid, I was thrilled with anything that goes bump in the night, anything that made you wonder and think about the mechanics of the supernatural, wondering not about IF there is a supernatural, but WHY. After seeing at age five the life changing movie, "Invasion from Mars" I was hooked on the subject, and saw every "B" UFO movie at my local theater on a Saturday afternoon that I could. In 1965 I got an old copy of "They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers" by Gray Barker and Frank Edwards' classic, "Flying Saucers: Serious Business" then quickly started reading about psychic Peter Hurkos, and a very well done book, "Phone Calls from the Dead" by Scott Rogo and "The Philadelphia Experiment" which covered the technology of invisibility.
But it wasn't until 1972 when I had my own strange sighting on a trip to a local shopping center that my interest was piqued even more. I have experienced many strange occurrences in my home that continue to this day, including disappearing items that turn up in strange places, even duplicating themselves. The spiritual agency involved is indeed a trickster.
In 2010 a friend had a sighting of a black Hummer that disappeared in front of her at a local cemetery, including a Man in Black right out of Central Casting. Having been caught up in my friend's experience I had a disturbing experience a couple of months later when I believe I encountered a Man in Black four miles from my house. Was it a confirmation to me that "All this is real"? I do not know. I needed an expert opinion, so I wrote a letter to writer/producer/UFO expert Timothy Green Beckley, whose book I had recently read about the Men in Black, and received a reply from him asking to appear with him on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. Many radio appearances quickly followed over the years on various paranormal shows with Tim, resulting having my true accounts chronicled in some of his books as well as in Nick Redfern's, "The Real Men in Black"..
My interests and investigations include Big Foot sightings in the north woods of Upstate New York, UFOs, and the Men in Black, concluding it is all part of a spiritual deception whose soul intent is steering humanity toward its ultimate destruction. Often the words of Charles Fort, father of the paranormal, who is buried in the very cemetery that my friend saw the disappearing Hummer flash in my head: If there IS a universal mind, must it be sane?