Posted by: Nick Redfern on March 19th, 2014
As bizarre as it sounds, there are numerous folkloric tales (from all around the world) of fantastic beasts that displayed one particularly oddity: their feet faced backwards!
As to why I’m bringing up this matter, my new Mysterious Universe article focuses on a 2014 case that falls into this very category.
It starts like this:
“The good state of Texas – which, I am proud to say, has been my home since 2001 – is filled to the brim with reports of strange and bizarre creatures. There is the legendary Goat-Man that lurks in and around Lake Worth; the Bigfoot creatures of the sprawling and mysterious Big Thicket; the so-called ‘Texas Chupacabras’ that haunt the fields and woods around the cities of Austin and San Antonio; and the large winged monsters – some of a ‘flying humanoid’-type and others, astonishingly, of a pterodactyl nature – that are so frequently encountered in south Texas. Then there are those beasts of the Lone Star State that seem to positively defy explanation.
“A story of one of those latter creatures, that can only be described as one of a kind, was brought to my attention a couple of weeks ago by a married couple living just outside Denton, Texas (which also has a Goat-Man legend attached to it). Given the sheer, odd nature of the story, I have agreed to withhold the names of the husband and wife involved. And although I always strive to get people to speak on the record, I realize and understand that not everyone wants to be thrust into the limelight and have every cryptozoologist under the sun knocking on their doors at all hours of the day and night!”
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