From the Loch Ness Monster to Bigfoot, we all love a good urban legend. And now a new one has captured the attention of internet users worldwide. Goatman, a half man/half goat creation, has been involved in several sightings across North America – and he’s one scary as f*** creature.
It’s not the first time that Goatman has piqued peoples’ interests. In fact, he’s been popping up in literature and pop culture for well over 55 years. He’s even got his own nickname in Kentucky: ‘The Pope Lick Monster’. Genuinely not sure we need to know how he got that name.
Local legends argue that Goatman is the result of a horrific lab experiment gone wrong. Stephen Fletcher, who worked at an agricultural facility in Maryland, US, was believed to have mixed the DNA of a goat with his assistant. The result? One terrifying, goaty hybrid. Of course, there are others who say Goatman is actually a friend of the Devil. And then some just say he’s a supernatural beast. Either way, we’d been pretty content never running into this creature on a dark night.
Over the last few years, there have been further sightings of the goat beast, in Kentucky, Texas and Wisconsin. One sighting described the Goatman as being ‘a large humanoid creature with furry, goat-like legs, alabaster skin, wide-set eyes, and horns that protrude from greasy fur.’ Seems very detailed. But could it really be true?
How likely is it that the Goatman exists?
Depends who you talk to. Some believe that Goatman is the creature behind the deaths of various hikers over the years. One paranormal investigator has even written his own book about Goatman. (Side note: 80% of people gave it a 5* rating. I know what I want for Christmas…)
These guys even put together a Goatman video, which has so far picked up 750,000 views:
Whether you believe it or not, one thing’s for sure: it’s definitely not this guy.
Yeah…this guy. That’s actually just a man who dressed as a goat. And decided to live among goats for a while in the Wasatch Mountains near Ogden, Utah. As you do.
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