posted on Sep, 4 2014 @ 02:16 PM
During the late 1700's the residents that lived at the foot of Mt. Bandai reported eye-witness accounts of a creature that appeared at their doorstep
to wreak havoc. It produced unnatural shrieks and howls during the night that kept the small and remote rural community locked in fear.
The creature was accused of killing chickens, dogs, and other livestock around the area. It was also seen kidnapping children, dragging them screaming
into the woods during the night . As it became braver, it began to attack the adults, as well, but was unsuccessful in killing them.
Some villagers were bitten, mauled, or at the very least left badly shaken. One village man described how the creature came so close to him during
an attack that he could smell its breath, which was described as smelling of rotten eggs and fish. He was only able to escape after allegedly poking
the thing in its eyes.
People became wary of traveling outside during twilight hours and at night, yet even staying in their homes was no guarantee of peace. The
creature was often reported circling homes and its deep, gruff breathing was frequently heard right outside of dwellings. Occasionally it would rap,
scratch at, or even pound on doors, windows, and walls almost as if it were testing the structure for ways to enter as the terrified occupants cowered
in their homes. It was also not uncommon for people to hear the thumping of its heavy footsteps across their roofs. One particularly harrowing account
comes from a family of farmers on the very outskirts of town, who had their home actively attacked by the rampaging beast. In this case, the creature
was said to have charged the doors full force while roaring in rage, and the doors rattled in their frames, threatening to cave in. The furious
monster also was reported as hurling large stones at the dwelling. When it failed to gain entry, the beast slunk back off into the woods, leaving the
house badly damaged and the petrified occupants no doubt scarred for life.
In 1782 the villagers hired a local tracker to hunt the beast down and kill it, which he did.
After the creature was killed all attacks ended, suggesting this was just a single creature at work. Nothing like this has been reported since.
Here is a drawing of what the beast looked like:
If this was the only creature of it's kind, where did it come from; what was it?
Unfortunately, considering that these events unfolded way back in the late 1700s and that the alleged carcass of the creature was not preserved or
examined by any sort of scientist, it seems that the mysterious Beast of Bandai will forever remain an enigma.
The case remains a complete, mind-boggling mystery.
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edit on 9/4/2014 by sled735 because: add picture