John in Ohio instructed of his bizarre encounter at a retailer in 1992:
“This occurred again in ’92. I solely instructed just a few folks about this they usually have a look at me like I am loopy. I had an everyday place I’d cease and decide up pop or, you already know, soda or water, no matter. I went to the cooler, bought a water, walked and bought in line, bought in line behind this man and I by no means smelled something a lot like gutted deer. I am a hunter, it did not examine to this. It was shut but it surely did not examine to this. You recognize for those who bought a child or no matter, you already know when the child is admittedly sick you may really feel the fever coming off of him? That’s what I felt. And I used to be like, certainly the man is aware of that different folks can odor this. I appeared and there was three or 4 different folks in line behind me and they’re all nonchalant, twiddling with their purchases or no matter they’re doing. I appeared on the man behind the counter. I checked out him and he appeared like nothing was occurring.
The man in entrance of me steps up, he bought a pack of cigarettes, they had been Marlboros within the field, I do not forget that. He bought a pack and I am like, I am nearly gagging. Okay. Like I mentioned, I gutted a deer earlier than and it did not… It is shut however not fairly odor the identical and the warmth was such as you had been standing in entrance of a kind of warmth lamps at Burger King or one thing. And I am considering like, I am certain everybody can odor this. Proper then he turned…I am going through the counter. I assume you’d name it quartering. His proper shoulder was type of lined up with my left and I am standing about two ft behind him. I am 6’1 so he was most likely 6’four, and as he turned, have you ever ever had a joke, like a non-public joke between you and a buddy, you give one another that look? He did that out of the nook of his eye. He type of simply form of turned his head, cocked his lips and he was me out of the nook of his eye like he was smiling at me. And, uh, I did not inform your screener this however (he’s speaking about Clyde Lewis’ name screener) it appeared like his mouth did not match his enamel. Now they weren’t pointy or jagged but it surely was just like the pores and skin was stretched.
He turned, type of sorta cocked his head at me and gave me this form of bizarre, half-lit grin and walked away. (Lewis tells the caller that he believes that he encountered ‘The Grinning Man’) It scared me. To this present day, this was ’92. I imply I even had nightmares about it. I by no means smelled something like that. As I bought nearer to it, the warmth was like an an infection. And I appeared on the woman behind me and she or he was messing together with her, no matter she had in her hand, and I believed I do know she would wince however… I do not know, it was essentially the most weird factor. To this present day I nonetheless take into consideration that. He was carrying Levis, a pair of cowboy boots, a black braided leather-based belt, a pleasant Oxford shirt that was tucked in and he had actually brief brief hair for ’92, I do not forget that.”
Supply: Floor Zero Radio with Clyde Lewis – October 30, 2018