It’s hairy, it stinks, it’s dead. It’s in Maine. What is it?
The general consensus believes it to be a feral dog
But who knows? According to The Portland Press Herald, it’s just another Monster Story For Maine
Genetic tests may show that the mystery beast of Androscoggin County was actually a dog, but don’t expect its legend to die with it.
People all over the world have become fascinated by the carcass found in Turner, and by news stories describing it as evil-looking and the possible culprit in a spate of pet killings. Perhaps enhancing the story is its connection to Maine, the sparsely populated, heavily wooded land of the author Stephen King.
Tales of creepy things lurking in the New England woods have kept many a plate of beans on many a local author’s table. H.P. Lovecraft based a career on it. But is there really anything out there?
Could be. The Hairy Beast has lived about two hours away from Turner Maine, on the New Hampshire border, all his life and he has heard plenty of odd things screaming and screeching and howling in the night. On many a hike through the woods he has experienced that odd feeling of being watched from between the trees, and he has seen creepy claw prints in the yard the morning after a fresh snowfall.
But that’s living in the country for you.
As to this particular creature, The Press-Herald says:
The Lewiston Sun Journal has obtained part of the animal’s leg and has shipped samples to University of Maine professor Irv Kornfield and to HealthGene in Toronto for genetic tests to determine the type of animal, said Judith Meyer, managing editor.
So we may know soon enough.
What do you think? have you seen anything odd in the woods lately? Leave your comment or story below.