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originally posted by: LSU0408
I believe I have a little child ghost that "haunts" my house. While sitting in my recliner one quiet Sunday afternoon, I heard a pitter patter that sounded like a child's footsteps run from the back end of my house, through the living room where I was sitting, and into my bedroom. My son, who was 4 and sitting with me at the time, looked up at me and said "What was that, Daddy?"
originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: Indigo5
No, we ran into each other in 2006 and talked about the events of that night. Plus I know she wouldn't have messed up our fun time. I really wish I could explain this thing better, it looked nothing like a costume or a prank. And on top of that, my gut feelings have never let me down. Too many factors played into this to lead me to believe it was a prank or a costume, but I'd be skeptical if I wasn't the one in the truck that night, or if I'd never seen something like this, or supernatural before.
In Austro-Bavarian Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.
Although Krampus appears in many variations, most share some common physical characteristics. He is hairy, usually brown or black, and has the cloven hooves and horns of a goat. His long, pointed tongue lolls out. Krampus carries chains, thought to symbolize the binding of the Devil by the Christian Church. He thrashes the chains for dramatic effect. The chains are sometimes accompanied with bells of various sizes. Of more pagan origins are the ruten, bundles of birch branches that Krampus carries and occasionally swats children with. The ruten have significance in pre-Christian pagan initiation rites. The birch branches are replaced with a whip in some representations. Sometimes Krampus appears with a sack or a basket strapped to his back; this is to cart off evil children for drowning, eating, or transport to Hell.
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Faunus was the horned god of the forest, plains and fields; when he made cattle fertile he was called Inuus. He came to be equated in literature with the Greek god Pan. Faunus was one of the oldest Roman deities, known as the di indigetes. Marcus Terentius Varro asserted that the oracular responses were given in Saturnian verse. Faunus revealed the future in dreams and voices that were communicated to those who came to sleep in his precincts, lying on the fleeces of sacrificed lambs
originally posted by: Specimen
I've had a friend, of a friend of mine, dad talk about seeing something similar to what the OP describes about a man having goat legs. Can't recall the details, but supposedly him and a buddy or two of his, had this one random guy in trench coat showed up at their poker game which was in garage I think, and during the game, the guys noticed something odd about him, and the dad whom I referring had to reach under the table to grab something.
And he supposedly saw goat hooves and legs. Another supposed time, is when my friends, friend, said he was walking past this one guy, across the street at night, and he is hearing the sound of hooves cluttering. This is all taking place north of the states country.
Now as for me personally, don't really believe in Goatmen, or the mythological name Saytrs, per say, as it could be minion of Satan, spreading fear, to awe Satan, and not the fearing good ol Jesus Christ(shotgun cocks).
I'd believe the stories alot more if the legs had reversed joints, and could donkey kick like a mule.