“Its face was round. Brown/beige fur. The fur formed a shaggy beard, almost mountain man-like.”
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.” For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute. In this series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, you will read what the witnesses have experienced in their own words.
Keep an open mind when reading these accounts, and also remember one’s perception and memory of an event can be influenced by the emotions felt at the time of the occurrence. The contributors to this series of articles are doing the best they can to recount what are in some cases very shocking and traumatic experiences.
“Prescott is surrounded by national forest on two or three sides. The area near Thumb Butte is a very dreamlike atmosphere. My 2011 sighting was confirmed by a family in 2018. I was at Thumb Butte Road in Prescott at the city limits sign on my bike.
Suddenly, 2-3 houses in front of me (100 feet or less) was a 4-legged creature that was as big as a horse. It had four long legs like a horse. It immediately tensed up its whole body, ready to fight if necessary. Its face was round. Brown/beige fur. The fur formed a shaggy beard, almost mountain man-like. It was long at the chin and cheeks. I was on bicycle.
I hopped off and slowly walked backwards. Then I found another route to town. It was 3pm in 2011. Most people on that road aren’t home at that hour. It’s very quiet. In 2018, may friend told me that his neighbor saw the same creature near Thumb Butte in the forest. His kids saw it, and he didn’t believe them. They pointed this creature out, and he saw it, too. Same description. Horse-size and the other features.”
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