Mystery Photo: Arkansas Mystery Critter: Name That Skeleton

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 10th, 2006

I don’t have any background for this photo. I found it on the ‘net somewhere a few days ago. I don’t even remember where. I wish I did. It was simply titled Arkansas skeleton. I don’t even know if it is crypto-related, but I seem to remember that it was implied.

Arkansas Mystery Skeleton

Maybe the astute readers of Cryptomundo know something about this mystery skeleton. Or it could turn into a wild ass guessing game. Weigh in with your thoughts and opinions on the identity of this “Arkansas Mystery Skeleton.”

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.

61 Responses to “Mystery Photo: Arkansas Mystery Critter: Name That Skeleton”

  1. Sam responds:

    I will stake my life’s fortune (which is very small and probably not worth your contesting my claim) that this is a DEER SKELETON. The reasons that lead me to believe this are

    1) the teeth are correct and the roof of the mouth is the correct width and

    2) the hip is correctly constructed for a deer.

    The reason the skull looks human is because the muzzle is broken off. The processis on the tops of the thoraic vertebrea are too long and thick to be those of a cat or human or ape or any predator for that mater. The entire structure is the correct size for a deer. And I have a deer skeleton that is currently partially articulated, and I am looking at it RIGHT NOW. In conclusion, this is not a cat, bear, ape, human, or any kind of ferocious monster. it is a FEMALE DEER WITH A BROKEN MUZZLE.

  2. CryptoInformant responds:

    This skeleton is highly fragged, but what is there suggests an omnivorous creodont. They were highly successful in their time, but would be quite rare now.

  3. CryptoInformant responds:

    Speaking of mysterious bone finds, I once found a qauadrate (part of a bird skull) that, when compared to the same bone on a crow, shows that the bird the quadrate came from had a head the size of a horse’s head. It was not a fossil, as there were still bits of bird skin on it. (ewww) Even more curious is that it was buried in a small pit along with assorted bits of an unidentified carnivorous mammal and smaller birds. This means that something must have killed or scavenged off of these animals and buried parts of them in a hole, possibly for food storage.

  4. anthrocrypto responds:

    It’s a seal, mandible and all extremities are missing including thoracic girdle (hence the neck looks ‘long’). Pelvis is still in place. Skeleton is unfossilised, still has putrefied flesh hanging off it. DNA testing would, I think be possible, it’s not old. Then again why would the skeleton’s owners do that, it would raise questions of why exactly they have a rotten seal carcass in Arkansas…

  5. Arkady responds:

    It’s just a dead sheep with the nose broken off.

  6. redneck rick responds:

    cant be sure from the pic, could be one of many of ar. native critters. somthing dies in the wild and other animal are going to maul it and scatter bones, you guys know were not looking at the whole skeleton. I think the picture taker knew what he was looking at but when the pic hit the internet just the viewer doesnt know.

  7. kilted responds:

    I don’t know if this blog is still active at all, I have always just called it the critter. I saw this when I was going to school in Ada at ECU, from everything I have seen it and it was real. I watched him pull it out of a 5 gallon bucket of formaldehyde, when it still had meat on it. There was a ridge of bones with connective tissue along the spine that raised up like a fan. It is the spookiest thing I have ever seen, and I will never forget it as long as I live. It was not anything known at least not to the general public. I saw it probably around 13 or 14 years ago so that is about when the pic above was taken. I will have a serious discussion with anybody truly interested.

  8. bobbed wire responds:

    Arkansas Mystery Creature

    As far as I know, it was removed from Jack Glovers place and taken back to the finders place. The last “viewing” of the E.T. was suspended in an acrylic case (aprox 4’X30″X30″) with formaldehyde like humidity. Jack said to many people were snooping around.

    I saw it about 4 years ago, and it’s nothing that I can ID. NO DNA! Jack had it billed as “The Alien” and later said it was a Chupacabra. It had two legs and walked upright and had two short arms. The person that found it had file boxes (many) full of test reports done on it. ie.. X-rays, DNA, etc…

  9. BudoMan responds:

    To: holysmokedc

    So what is the status of RALPH at present? Or can you not discuss it?

    From BudoMan
    Another Hometown Boy living South ?????

  10. bobbed wire responds:

    I would say to check out the book “Follow The Signs” by Dayne Chastain ISBN

    It has a pretty good account of this creature. The hair is one of the
    things that got me. Aluminum, Silicone, Calcium, and Copper!! and no DNA

  11. coleboy1979 responds:

    Even tough this is a old post, I would like to add my comment. To just help clarify a few facts.. This story is very true, and I lived around 5 miles from where it was found. The gentleman that found it at the time, was an Uncle of mine (by marriage) his Name is Frank, we’ll leave it at that.. He came across it while hunting and thought it was strange, but hiked on to hunt, and as the sun was starting to set while leaving the woods, he as the Intelligent man that he is decided to go back by the bones to get a better look, and then confirmed that there’s something not domestic about it. so he choose to hang on to it, and later had many scientist do analysis on it which returned no known results, to my knowledge it has never been identified…….Alien????????? very COOL!

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