The Mystery Monster at Chiang Rai

Often paranormal stories will follow a central theme or be related to a well known phenomenon.  Entities are said to be like other existing creatures or entities or else they often are connected to a long string of stories that become lore and eventually out-strange their predecessors.  But the story of the creature in Chiang Rai in Thailand started extremely odd and only got stranger.  What’s more, the entity seemingly came out of nowhere and was witnessed by several people right from the start.

There’s a definite difference between stories about creatures like The Mothman of Point Pleasant and the more widely accepted Bigfoot (and Yeti) seen throughout the world.  One of them seems to be an actual physical being interacting with the world around it like other physical beings while others seem to be only limited in their interaction with our world – sometimes appearing more ghostlike than physical and carrying with them a sense of impermanence perpetuated by forces unknown to us as if they had somehow leaked into our world from a higher dimension.  Such is the case with the mysterious creature of Chiang Rai that appeared in a field one morning in 2005.

The first witness, a Sawaeng Bunratchasak found himself in a field near his residence at approximately 8:30 in the morning.  It was the last day of August, and Bunratchasak was striding through the field before the mid-day heat set in when he caught glimpse of something strange hovering in the sky.  Thinking it might be a roughly anthropomorphic contraption of some sort, Bunratchasak watched closely as a strange entity danced and hovered in the space directly above the field in large circles, bounding rapidly around as if attempting to observe the area around it.

Sawaeng Bunratchasak’s description of the creature suggest it was shorter than a person, had no arms, and had incredibly large red eyes, which it used to take in and gaze at the field around it.  The creature then suddenly stopped in mid-air and turned to Bunratchasak giving him a nod that looked quite communicative to the frightened witness as though it wanted him to do something to help it out of an increasingly strange situation.  Fleeing the scene, Bunratchasak related the story to villagers who then returned to the field without him and later reported that they had seen the creature as well.

When the creature left, however, it was reported that it suddenly turned black and shot up into the air where a strange rift of light was glowing.  After the creature disappeared, so did the light.  After analyzing the eyewitness accounts several people have suggested that this creature was somehow an alien that was visiting Earth and was spotted before it was “beamed back” onto its ship.

Of course there is another theory.  Many of the qualities described with this mystery creature suggest it was not behaving according to physics as we understand them.  The creature had mass and likely weight, but was not seemingly bound to the Earth.  And the light it was later pulled into seemed almost like a gateway between worlds had been opened and pulled the creature through.  Is it possible the creature could have been a lost dimensional traveler that eventually “snapped back” to its own plane of existence?  The strange mystery remains unsolved.