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originally posted by: liveandlearn
a reply to: LSU0408
There were stories for years of a goatman around Lake Worth in Fort Worth Texas during the 60's I think it was. Not good with coordinates here so what state or area were you in? Seems the one in FW chased some kJids but it's been a long time ago for me.
Interesting story esp with the girl friend and sister's experiences.
Just read a little further. Would be interesting to trace the dates/years of the sightings to see if there is a progression.
originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: SeaWorthy
This was just the face of a goat with gazelle horns. The hooves were definitely too big to be that of a goat. At times, I've wondered what would have happened if I'd stopped or crept by.
Pan is famous for his sexual powers, and is often depicted with a phallus. Diogenes of Sinope, speaking in jest, related a myth of Pan learning masturbation from his father, Hermes, and teaching the habit to shepherds.
originally posted by: SheeplFlavoredAgain
Weird. I grew up in PG, Md, backing to deep woods that are now fully developed. I used to sneak out and run around in the woods at night as a preteen and make snarling demon noises and scare teenaged boys who were sneaking beers around small pit fires. There were probably a few urban legends told about ME, and nobody knew it was a smart aleck 12 year old girl pranking people!
I knew those woods very well and was small and agile with a big mouth so I could slip around among rabbits and possums and make ungodly noises I copied from raccoons. In my wandering, I never ran into anything other than rabbits, possums, and bugs. There weren't even any deer in those woods back in those days.
I've seen the grounds of the Agricultural Research Center where the goat man supposedly originated. It is a pretty area and looks a lot like the University of Maryland Campus. I never heard of goat man until the Internet. I was quite shocked to learn there was a cryptid right here in my old hometown and I'd never heard about it.
Where I last lived, I HAVE seen a shadow being outdoors that is roughly the size and shape of what you described. I could not seem to look directly at it. It was consistently able to move to just a bit past where my eyes were centering. I could not make out horns specifically, but I got the impression from its odd gait that it had legs sort of like a Pan type creature and had something coming off its head, perhaps like horns. I've been trying to figure out ever since if it was like a Pan or a Wendigo. I tend to go with the latter. And I mean in general overall shape. I don't think it was actually either of those.
Whatever it was, my dog saw it, too. I've talked about it before around here. Since it was just a very dense dark shape crossing the street lit night street of the cul de sac, I won't ever have as good an idea of what it looked like as what you saw. Whatever it was, my dog and I saw a smaller benign shadow being that ran between us before I looked up and saw the large one. The small one merely startled us and gave no aura. I know it passed because my dog reacted to it. The larger one threw off waves of pure animosity and evil. It seemed to be seeing me but not caring that I saw it. It went into a neighbor's yard and was gone. I got the impression it was incredibly tall for a humanoid. Probably about 8 feet.
I'd be inclined to dismiss my own sighting if seeing shadow beings indoors and outdoors hadn't been a regular occurrence at my last home. I've since moved and blessedly not seen any here or elsewhere. I'd love to write it all off as imagination but my daughter saw them there, too.
I believe you saw what you say you saw. Something had to serve as a basis for all those stories of Satyrs and fauns. Just like something is the basis for the Muslim Jinn, which is what I believe was around my last house in such disconcerting abundance, and what I think I saw that night.