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In this episode of Strange Matters a number of infamous and legendary monsters and vile creatures of America are discussed. Each of these monsters have become well known urban legends in their own specific regions across the country. Whether it is the dark woods of New Jersey, the creeks of Kentucky, or even the snowy lands of Michigan, rumors and stories have spread of terrifying beast lurking in the dark.
The Jersey Devil is one of America’s most well known and oldest monster story. This hybrid creature’s origin supposedly dates back before the formation of the United States even. Combining the body parts of numerous different animals, this horrifying creature was rumored to be the spawn of the Devil itself. This monster allegedly lurks in the deep woods of New Jersey, scaring unsuspecting hikers with its blood curdling scream.
The Dogman of Michigan is a mysterious creature that lives in the deep snowy woods of the northern state. Combining the torso of a man with the legs and head of a canine, the Dogman has been spotted and encountered for over a century. Whether the Dogman is actually some type of freak hybrid creature, or just the over-imagination of the locals, has been an ongoing debate for years.
The Pope Lick Monster is a terrifying abomination, a creature combing the body parts of man, goat, and sheep together. This violent monster is rumored to lure innocent victims onto the train tracks on its home bridge. There, they are helpless to either face the oncoming train, or jump to their own demise below. Though the Pope Lick Monster is well known to be merely a myth, the popularity and danger of its tale has lead to many unfortunate accidents.
Finally there is the Beast of Bladenboro, a creature responsible for a string of attacks on people’s pets and livestock in the winter of 1954. When its legend grew, over a thousand people swarmed to the town to try and hunt this vampire like beast. Just as quickly as the Beast arrived, the attacks soon ceased, leaving the people of Bladenboro to wonder to this day exactly what kind of creature was behind the violent animal murders.
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