The Flatwoods Monster is a cryptid hailing from Flatwoods, West Virginia that was sighted in 1952. Believed to be an extraterrestrial, the monster is described as having a glowing red face and bulging eyes in a head shaped like a spade. Reported as having either no, or very short, stubby arms ending in claw-like fingers and having green skin. Overall described as being humanoid and appearing to wear a green skirt. Witnesses claim that a pungent mist surrounded the monster and was to blame for the vomiting and throat problems they all continued to have after the sighting. A doctor who examined the witnesses attributed their symptoms to being similar to that of a mustard gas reaction or side effects of hysteria due to a traumatic occurance.
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