Mysterious creature described as “evil.”

Okay, this isn’t really an X-Files article, but it’s the sort of thing Mulder and Scully would have investigated.

Then again, perhaps the Maine setting makes it a more appropriate tale for Stephen King.

6 replies on “Mysterious creature described as “evil.””

  1. Timeshredder says:

    In a surprise development
    The photo looks less spectacular than the story sounds.

  2. joe__gee says:

    I saw something similar to this once …
    The time was after sunset, on a cloudy winter night. I was riding as a passenger in a car driven by a friend of mine. We saw it as we were pulling up to a stop sign. I said "what in God’s name is *that*?" Chris didn’t know either …

    It had a smooth coat colored white with tan and black spots, was a little over a meter high sitting on its haunches, and looked into the vehicle I was riding in, which is very unusual — most wild animals usually only see the vehicle when its windows are closed, not its passengers.

    This thing had rounded ears, a stubby nose, and highly reflective eyes. I didn’t see coyote, wolf, or dog in it, and my parents were dog breeders. In truth it most closely resembled an albino hyena, which is *not* one of the recognized fauna of central Ohio.

    It watched us, sitting probably two to three meters back from the road at the edge of a plowed field. It never shifted its stance — only its head turned.

    The impression both me and my friend got from the thing was as the woman described her peculiar sighting — "evil". The combination of its features, its stance, and the way it watched us screamed "wrong." I also got the impression from the way it held its forelegs that the joints were wrong.

    We ran the stop sign to get away from it as quickly as possible.

    This is just my two cents, but odd-looking beasties do sometimes appear. This was easily the strangest thing I have ever seen without chemical "assistance."

    I make no claims about this creature. As others note, without DNA or dentition records its true species will always be in question, but to this day I speculate that as terrestrial creatures we (peoples, pets, poulty, protozoans, et al) have an innate sense of what is "right" in the creatures around us. I’d bet a six-legged cat, a two headed snake, a four winged bird, or a twenty legged spider would probably evoke the same feeling of "wrongness" in most of us.

    -Joe G.

    • Damien says:

      Re: I saw something similar to this once …

      as terrestrial creatures we (peoples, pets, poulty, protozoans, et al) have an innate sense of what is "right" in the creatures around us.

      In some parts of the world they breed cows that have six udders instead of the normal four. Dood, that’s just totally wrong!

      Damien

      • joe__gee says:

        Re: I saw something similar to this once …

        as terrestrial creatures we (peoples, pets, poulty, protozoans, et al) have an innate sense of what is "right" in the creatures around us.

        In some parts of the world they breed cows that have six udders instead of the normal four. Dood, that’s just totally wrong!

        Damien

        A six-uddered cow wouldn’t really stand out, but a six-legged cow would attract attention. :)

        d00d. :)

        -Joe

    • Babbster says:

      Re: I saw something similar to this once …

      I make no claims about this creature. As others note, without DNA or dentition records its true species will always be in question, but to this day I speculate that as terrestrial creatures we (peoples, pets, poulty, protozoans, et al) have an innate sense of what is "right" in the creatures around us. I’d bet a six-legged cat, a two headed snake, a four winged bird, or a twenty legged spider would probably evoke the same feeling of "wrongness" in most of us.

      And, yet, I’m considered a bad guy because I threw rocks at a weird-looking guy in a wheelchair I saw at a bus stop one time. I told them it was a biological imperative, but I still got booked for assault…

      • joe__gee says:

        Re: I saw something similar to this once …

        I make no claims about this creature. As others note, without DNA or dentition records its true species will always be in question, but to this day I speculate that as terrestrial creatures we (peoples, pets, poulty, protozoans, et al) have an innate sense of what is "right" in the creatures around us. I’d bet a six-legged cat, a two headed snake, a four winged bird, or a twenty legged spider would probably evoke the same feeling of "wrongness" in most of us.

        And, yet, I’m considered a bad guy because I threw rocks at a weird-looking guy in a wheelchair I saw at a bus stop one time. I told them it was a biological imperative, but I still got booked for assault…

        Your comment is facetious but the evolutionary evidence for such an instinct is sound across many species, including some primates.

        -Joe

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