Flatwoods Monster Original Drawing Recently Rediscovered

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 14th, 2015

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The original drawing of the Braxton County Monster (seen above, commissioned by Lee Steward, and drawn by a New York sketch artist) based on Kathleen May’s description; seen in countless newspaper clippings, reprinted in books, and shown on television; an image copied by countless artists, game creators, and cartoonist; has long been thought to be lost to time. However, the drawing was recently rediscovered in Braxton County, West Virginia. The long time owners would like to remain unnamed due to the rarity of the piece and the possible value it might have. Please enjoy the high resolution photos by clicking on the thumbnails below. If you would like to help the family appraise the drawing, please contact: info (at) braxtonwv.org.

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See the rest of the photos here: Braxton County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

#BraxtonCountyMonster #FlatwoodsMonster

About Craig Woolheater

Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005.

I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films:

OLN’s Mysterious Encounters: “Caddo Critter”, Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel’s Weird Travels: “Bigfoot”, History Channel’s MonsterQuest: “Swamp Stalker”, The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America’s Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror – Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


3 Responses to “Flatwoods Monster Original Drawing Recently Rediscovered”

  1. JETEXAS responds:

    I’ve always hypothesized this monster was actually someone in a hazmat suit. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Hazmat_suit_c1918.jpg

  2. JETEXAS responds:

    Here’s another one that is very similar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hitzeschutzanzug_form1.jpg

  3. Goodfoot responds:

    It doesn’t look like that hazmat suit in the least. Plus, it would have to have been a floating hazmat suit about 5 times the size of a human being.

    Wrong tree. Barked up.




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