If you’ve ever grown tired of the typical politicians running for office, you may be interested to learn about the Hodag: a mysterious cryptid that launched an unsuccessful bid for United States president in 2016.
"Looking back, I want to tell myself it was just the imagination of a half-awake child, but I remember the awe and the utter fear I felt when the "deer" changed."
"…what we saw cross the road was probably seven feet tall, big, and moving at a brisk pace. It's unusual to see bears walking on their hind legs so that's why we were convinced it was what we call the Swamp Ape.”
You can tell me all about how the woods are scary and bad, but to a German country boy, going through the woods in Bavaria, clocking in at over 6 feet, with a sturdy cane, there is not much terrifying sh*t going on.
"It was about 6:30pm, the sun was still out and this giant was swinging in the trees. Its skin looked like tree bark and it was happy. I just stared at it in disbelief for about 5 minutes."
"It was walking really slowly to cross the street which was odd because 1) it's 3am and I don't know who would let their ginormous dog out that late in their front yard, and 2) it was heading toward the other side of the road which is just a small area of forests and then a lake."
" It was just standing there, didn't seem frightened by us and was there long enough for my Grade 6 teacher to take a photo of it & then it walked away..."
"It's teeth gave it away, it was panting and staring at my cousin, I don't expect you to believe me, but what I saw was a wolf as big as a black bear, at least 300lbs, but it wasn't normal, this wolf was on 2 legs crouching next to tree with its arm grasping the tree, grasping with a clawed hand, it had reddish brown fur."
"Now I'm kinda panicking and slowly look around trying to find the source of the noise. I look at the curtains and see a faint blueish-white-purple light illuminating them..."
"It was like a large weird shaped ball of just jet black color. Like a shadow that light could not pass through."