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Slime Rat and Lynx Man


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Cryptids: Slime Rat & Lynx Man
Paul Dale Roberts, HPI's Esoteric Detective
Sacramento Paranormal Investigations
Halo Paranormal Investigations
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When I went to Bologna, Italy with my sergeant major in 1974, I stopped off at the Boom Club. The Boom Club was a exquisite nightclub that looked like a modernized stadium. Of course, I was single and was enjoying the nightlife. I made friends with two Air Force airmen and 2 Italian girls. In Italy, it's very common, well back in 1974, for all of the women in the nightclub to go out on the dance floor and dance with each other. If an Italian woman waved you to the dance floor, it meant she liked you. The girls dance first, and the men stand around the dance floor waiting for a girl to wave them onto the dance floor. That is how I met Martina Rizzo. Martina gave me a big smile and waved me over to the dance floor, so I can dance with her. After the dancing, we talked all the way until the sun came up. She discussed her life, her goals, etc. I discussed my life, my goals also.  Since I am very interested in the paranormal, I had to ask Martina if she ever experienced anything paranormal. Little did I know I would hear two stories about cryptids. 

Slime Rat of Rocca Calascio, Italy
The castle at Rocca Calascio was constructed in the tenth century as a single watchtower. A walled courtyard with four cylindrical towers at the corners around a taller inner tower was added in the thirteenth century. The lower half of the fortress is built with distinctively larger stones than its upper half. It is believed that this feature was to make its base impenetrable to invaders. The fortress was never tested in battle. Martina tells me that she has cousins that live at Rocca Calascio and they told her that at one time, there was a blood feud between two families in regard to their political beliefs. The witch was from the family that had 4 members of her family perish, after their fight with another family.  In contrast, the 13th century was generally a time of unmitigated violence. Entire families were expunged in escalating blood feuds reminiscent of vendettas among the Mafia families in more recent times. The tragedy of Romeo Montecchi and Juliet Capuleti (made famous by William Shakespeare’s play in 1595) took place in that same time period. The witch's curse created a cryptid that the townsfolk called "Melma Ratto", which means "Slime Rat". People near the fortress would see a slimy looking rat the size of a coyote walking in and around the fortress. Anyone encountering the cryptid would get bit, and become ill. The slime from the rat if touched felt like acid.  The Slime Rat would also dissipate into nothingness. There were reports that some people may have died, because of this huge rat. Most of the townsfolk believed that the slime rat was a demonic entity. A bishop came to the fortress and said some protection prayers and banished the Slime Rat to Hell. After the blessing the Slime Rat was never seen again. 

More History of Rocca Calascio
The game of power made every northern Italian town a theater of civil wars. A family backing a particular political party often controlled a neighborhood adjacent to one controlled by a family belonging to a rival party. The year 1198 saw the beginning of two such political parties–the Guelphs and Ghibellines. (The Montecchis were Ghibellines; the Capuletis were Guelphs.) The names are of German origin. At that time, German emperors also reigned over Italy, through a parallel kingdom built up by the Unrochingi, which by 888 was the first dynasty of the world whose rulers wore crowns considered holy by the Church.

Lynx Man of Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
Martina's great grandmother was from Manarola, Cinque Terra. Martina's grandmother says that Manarola, Cinque Terre was once terrorized in 1936 by a cryptid that had the body of a man and the head of a Lynx. This creature would look through windows and sneak up on people and growl.  Some townsfolk believed that the creature was actually a large Lynx, but others claim that it truly had the body of a man. On one night, when the village people got tired of seeing this scary creature, they shot their guns into the night sky. After this incident, the Lynx Man was never seen again. The villagers say that this were-cat was an ailuranthrope, a man that had the ability to shape shift into a feline therianthropic, instead of a werewolf. It is rumored that the Lynx Man was manifested by Turkish gypsies who placed a curse on Manarola, Cinque Terre. It is also noted that the Eurasian Lynx roamed the hillsides in Manarola, Cinque Terre and that the Lynx Man may have just been a very large Lynx and not a shape shifter.

Some History of Manarola, Cinque Terre:
Cinque Terre is mentioned in documents dating to the 11th century. Monterosso and Vernazza were settled first, and the other villages grew later, whilst within the territory of the Republic of Genoa. In the 16th century, the inhabitants reinforced existing forts and built new defensive towers to protect the population from attacks by the Turks. Cinque Terre experienced an economic decline from the 17th to 19th centuries,] recovering when an arsenal was built in La Spezia and it gained a railway link to Genoa.
(Eurasian Lynx)

HPI UPDATES:
11/15/2023. Time: 4:42pm. Case #65K0947H8079. Elizabeth of KCRA News Sacramento contacted me in regard to a demonic case in San Luis Obispo.  I called the victim, her name is Darlene Pierson. Darlene tells me that she has two entities that spiritually attack her every day. Darlene says that she feels like she is being stabbed 100 times a day. Darlene says that two entities attack her sexually. Darlene also saw a black hole open up on her living room floor and 2 skinny men entities came out of the hole. She desperately needs help.  Darlene contacted KCRA TV, to see if they could help her. I told Darlene how she can self-bless her home and also got her in contact with a San Luis Obispo paranormal team. I will be in touch with her, to see that she gets the help that she needs. She lives in a duplex and the owner is willing to have Ghost Adventures come and investigate and bless her home.



 

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