posted on Dec, 12 2005 @ 06:06 AM
You always get the most interesting stuff first Harry!
Originally posted by Harry55
Braxton County, West Virginia, is the site of the "Braxton County Monster" reports of September 12, 1952, otherwise known as the "Flatwoods
Monster" or "Green Monster" encounter.
Less well-known is an encounter in this general area that took place in 1960. At 11:00 P.M., Friday, December 30, 1960, bakery deliveryman Charles
Stover rounded a curve on a lonely, backwoods road near Hickory Flats, West Virginia - between Braxton and Webster Counties - and saw a "monster,
standing erect, with hair all over its body." Stover said that he almost hit the thing and stopped his bakery truck a short distance away to look
back. The hairy, six-foot-tall, man-shaped figure stood beside the road watching him. He stepped on the gas and finally stopped at a
restaurant-filling station where he told his story to a group of men. They immediately armed themselves and went to the spot. They found strange marks
on the ground and a large rocks had been overturned by something. But the creature was never found.
So I did a bit of digging in the mystery... The creature is better known as the "Flatwoods Monster" (as Harry pointed out here). This is what the
Flatwoods monster supposedly looks like...
I'm not sure if this is a toy, statue or what, but you'll find it in Loren Coleman's cabinet of curiosities...
And another person's impression
Doing a Google Search
you'll see a similar
creature in orange
Interesting the resemblance!
Also the original sighting goes hand in hand with a UFO sighting, so this could just as well be an alien and not a cryptiod.
That said, I'm afraid that I must agree that it looks like a falling leaf. There should be more than one picture (of the creature) if it's a
half-decent motion-censor camera, unless the creature moved at great speed. It would also be interesting to see any other pictures (of
deer/birds/whatever) taken by the camera.
The color is just too bizarre. There seems to be something wrong with the picture, but I just can't put my finger on it... (Maybe it's the bright
orange creature strolling in the middle of the scene!)... Something wrong with the focus compared to the background. It will hit me eventually.
[edit on 12-12-2005 by Gemwolf]