Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 14th, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A mystery in Shelby County has people on high alert.
Something is on the prowl, attacking animals and leaving them for dead.
People say a creature attacked six goats — five of which had to be put down — and four calves in the past couple weeks.
Rusty Newton, Deputy County Judge Executive, says, “It’s not doing it to kill the animal to eat, these animals are just being mauled. That’s where the mystery is at this point.”
Neighbors say it lurks in the woods, and only comes out at night.
No one has seen the creature, but people are on the lookout. A couple found what they believe are tracks from the animal.
Frank Edwards lives in the area. He says, “We’ve got trail cameras out, we’ve got traps out it’s like it’s smarter than we are.”
County officials are holding a meeting Monday night at 6:30 in Waddy to inform neighbors.
Looks like a large candid track.
Intriguingly, another Frank Edwards was a paperback author 50 years ago of “unexplained reports” of mystery animals, and other Forteana.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.