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New Jersey, USA

I definitely believe you bro. I live in south jersey and i have a swamp out back. I was sitting on my porch, i don't know what time it was but it was starting to get dark. I flicked my lighter to light my cigarette and I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I looked to my left and what I saw had me stuck like a deer in the headlights. It was that freaking mantis thing. It was about 30 yards out right in my driveway it had huge black soulless eyes and its arms were bent over like a praying mantis. It was at least 7 feet tall and a brownish grey in color. Our eye contact only lasted for a second but it felt like for ever. After our eye contact it took off down my driveway and it was fast. I thought it ran so fast it disappeared. My mom opened the door at the same time we were looking at each other and when it took off she saw it go invisible like the predator in the movie. Shit was crazy, and I was glad she caught a glimpse of it because no one would have believed me. Not that I care cause I know what I saw. This was like a year ago. The other day my dad said he was sitting on the porch around dark, and he saw a tall stick figure thing run across my front field. He said it was unbelievably fast. I don't know what it is or where it came from, but i do know its as real as you and I. Thanks for sharing your story. I'm glad I am not the only nut case.

Your fellow mantis sighter,
Wayne Fields.

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