Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 25th, 2007
August 25 – Residents of the Knobs section, near Union, [West Virginia] report the presence of a strange, bewhiskered animal having short forelegs and a long tail which curls at the end.
Garfield Seers, an employee of the George Irons farm, said he saw the animal emerge from a deep undergrowth and vanish into adjoining timber a short time ago. He described it as being considerably larger than an average-sized police dog [German shepherd]. Ernest Bowyer, Knobs resident, and E. E. McGinley, Narrow timber agent, also reported seeing “the beast,” giving a similar description.
No loss of stock, however, has been reported in that area.“Strange Animal at Knobs,” August 25, 1940, Charleston Gazette, Charleston, West Virginia.
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