There are so many strange sightings of unknown animals or monsters each and every year. And every now and then I will come across some sightings and encounters that are just so bizarre that it makes me wish that I had a time machine so I can go back and see for myself if there are any truth to these stories. One of the strangest encounters that I have ever heard of happened in 1971 in Vermont when eye witnesses started to report seeing a naked man, covered in white hair, and had the head of a pig. And the location for most of these sightings happened in a place known as the Devil’s Washbowl. One of the first reported sightings of this creature happened one night on a farm just outside of town. While the farmer was inside relaxing after a hard days work he started to hear some rather odd sounds outside his house. So the farmer turned on the lights expecting to see a cat or maybe a stray dog but instead he came face to face with a creature that he just couldn’t explain. the farmer told the authorities that at first he thought that he was looking at a naked man going through his garbage. But then he noticed that this naked man had the head of a pig. And he also said that this thing had claw like hands and was covered in white hair.
Now the farmer was completely terrified by this and the creature let out a terrifying sound as if it knew it was being watched and then it ran back into the darkness. Now the police thought that maybe this farmer had a little too much to drink, but then a couple of days later another report came in from some terrified high school students. The students were attending a high school dance and they decided to leave so they go into the woods and have a couple of beers at a popular spot known as the sand pit. And as they were walking in the woods they saw a naked man hunched over making some rather strange noises. And when this creature stood up they noticed that this thing had the head of a pig. And while the kids were frozen in fear this monster, turned around and looked right at them. And the kids said that this thing was covered in blood as it was feeding on a dead animal. And then it slowly walked off on both of its legs back into the forest, Now the kids ran back to town as fast and they could and they told everybody what they had just encountered. Now these kids were in such a state of shock that the adults did belive that something must have happened to them, and at the time they thought that it must have been another student that was playing a prank. And after a very quick investigation they couldn’t find anything except for some tall grass and underbrush that appeared to be walked on or trampled on by something very large.
Then motorist driving at night along the devils washbowl started coming forward saying that they too had seen the pigman. And in some of these cases this creature would even threaten the vehicles as if it thought that these vehicles were animals. And more kids within this region started coming forward saying that they too had seen the pigman in the nearby woods. One such case happened when a young man went to go relive himself while his girlfriends waited in the car. And when this young man looked up he saw a very big, muscular man with the face of a pig and this creature pushed him so hard that he fell back onto his car and the car actually tilted. And the girl started to scream and her screams scared the pigman so much that it ran away. And when they got home the young man noticed some very nasty scratch marks on his chest. And he told the police that this thing must have been at least 8 to 10 feet tall, and his description was identical to the other reports. Such as it was covered in white hair, had claws, had the body of a man but the face of a pig. Another report happened when a group of teens were hiking in the woods when they noticed that something was throwing rocks and sticks at them. And they also heard some rather strange noises that seemed to be coming from a pig. Now after all these sightings and encounters the whole town was on alert and mass hysteria was slowly taking over. But many dismissed these sightings as they just couldn’t believe that a creature like this could actually exist. So they figured that it was just someone just playing a prank or people making up stories.
So a man named Jeff Hatch and his friends decided that it was finally time to get to the bottom of this. And while they were out investigating they found a cave filled with animal bones and a bed made with hay. And they also noticed a lot of rather large pig shaped tracks. And the townsfolk also started to find a lot of dead animals. And these animals were killed very brutally by what seemed to be a very large and powerful creature. And the most terrifying encounter happened when a group of teenagers where camping in some of the caves within the devils washbowl. And that night the pigman came charging in and abducted one of these kids after hitting him on the head with a rock. And the police did find torn up clothing that might have belonged to this young man close to an old farmhouse. And this kid was never seen again. But a couple of days later the police did receive a rather strange phone call coming from an eye witnesses stating that he saw a young man covered in white hair going through his garbage.
Now some within this area believe that a 17-year-old boy named Sam Haris, who went missing in 1951 was the pigman. And they say that Sam sold his soul to the devil. But some believe that Sam just went completely insane. And after years of living in the woods he became feral and would kill and eat any animal that he could catch. And he would also wear a hollowed out pigs head over his own. Now since there are so many sightings of the pigman I wouldn’t dismiss this. But these sightings really didn’t start happening until 1971. So how could Sam or anybody live undetected in the woods for 20 years. Now a lot of paranormal investigators have set off into this region hopping to get some answers or some real proof of the pigman. But they have always come back empty-handed. Making many believe that the pigman is nothing more than an urban legend. But since there are still sightings coming in to this very day it does make us wonder if a creature like this could actually exist.
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