Posts Tagged ‘Cryptoid’

A strange part-man, part-goat and part sheep creature all mixed into one, the creature is said to be under the railway trestle over Floyd’s Fork Creek over in Fisherville, Kentucky, USA.

There seems to be quite a hideous description linked to it, it appears with a deformed human body, fur-covered goat-legs and short sharp horns from the head. It has alabaster-skinned face and wide set eyes that sound both frightening and fantastical.

Urban legends abound say it can employ hypnosis, or mimic voices in order to lure victims to the trestle into oncoming trains. Some say the beastly thing leaps down from the trestle and onto the roof of cars passing by.

Another version has the victims attacked by a bloodied axe and others say it is so unsettling that when people see it they are driven into leaping or driving over the edge.

Trains regularly go over the trestle despite alternative rumours that it is abandoned, indeed going over it or causing any trouble there will lead to prosecution of trespass. The 8 foot fence appears to have done little to stop legend seekers trying to find it, and has sadly led to some deaths.

The suggested origin according to some tales is that the creature might well have been a man, a side show freak attraction at a circus who was so mistreated when he left he vowed revenge; on who I can’t seem to work out.

Another story appears to be quite stereotypical of an odd dodgy horror, a farmer who sold himself to Satan, has been reincarnated as the frightening Pope Lick Monster.

 

I do not know why but in my head this comes out as “cardboard a saurus willy” which I am aware sounds either very wrong, or very silly… but anyway on to the post! I haven’t really touched on the cryptoid subject that often, really it’s not one that floats my strange boat but I feel I should acknowledge them none-the-less.

“Caddy” is a lake monster, akin to the rather famous Loch Ness Monster. He is reported (or was) to be living on the Pacific Coast of North America and is named thanks to Cadboro Bay in Victoria, British Columbia. Witnesses have said that he looks like a serpent with vertical coils or humps in tandem behind a horse-like head. He has a long neck, small elevating front flippers and either a pair of hind flippers that are fused together to form a lie tail fan for propulsion.

Suggestions are put forward to explain Caddy, including Congers eels or sea lions. 1943 two police officers spotted something in the Georgia Lake which to the naked eye could well have been something like CW but with binoculars and a little deductions they found it to be a bull sea lion. Another plausible explanation for Caddy appears to come in the form of in the form of Giant Oarfish, some of which are reported at 17 metres in length.

I like this rather nice and simply produced visual representation.

So the sightings/dead things bit…

1930 – there was a skeleton found in ice near Valdez that was 24 feet long with flippers, some of the remains were used for scientific study which was thought to be a whale but was undetermined.

1934 Henry Island found badly decomposed remains, the strange mess was about 30 feet long but once the remains were examined they were identified as basking shark.

The 1940’s saw two corpses, one was named Sarah the Sea Hag, and both were found to be a shark. 1950 Delake, Oregon offered up much the same as a  whale shark found it’s way into the hands of the locals.

Finally the last one I have is 1963, Oak Harbour when a carcass with a head that looked vaguely like that of a horse was found it was passed over to A D Welander Fisheries. The best suggestion for this was that it was a basking shark.