Flatwoods Monster

The Flatwoods Monster was an alien that was sighted on September 12, 1952 in Flatwoods, West Virginia, USA.


The monster is a 3 meters tall, quasi-humanoid beast with a glowing red face surrounded by a strange hood-like structure. It makes hissing vocalizations and is also capable of gliding. Some descriptions mention it having no arms, while others did mention arms. It is a cryptid, and believed to be extraterrestrial in origin, as a bright UFO was sighted landing on the forest in the same night and region. Some have suggested that the UFO was actually a meteor and that the creature was more likely an owl, although many still claim it to be an actual alien. Most notably, the creature has been consistently described as emanating a pungent, repulsive odor, which went as far as to provoke nausea in some witnesses.

In popular cultureEdit

  • The Monster is featured in the second episode of the History series Project Blue Book.
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