Fire Dragon of Pocahontas County…

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West Virginia seems to have more than its fair share of monsters, all of which are elusive. Following their by now familiar formula, in S2/Ep05 the “hardcore hunters and trappers” crew of Mountain Monsters” went in pursuit of a reptilian creature said to be 10 to 12 feet long and weighing in at about 1,000 lbs. The reptilian is drawn by heat, and can frequent the water as well as dry land, using waterways to get around.

Reports of the fire dragon go back to the 1920’s, when it was spotted by train conductors and even said to have attacked old steam engines. The Mountain Monsters crew first interviewed an eyewitness, “Bub,” who while fishing caught a glimpse of something with a big mouth and red eyes which stood up on its hind legs. During the first night’s investigation, the crew saw fecal droppings, thought they heard the creature, and saw fresh water marks left by something. Hearing shots, the crew encountered an area resident, “Chester,” who claimed that the creature knocked the chimney off his cabin in pursuit of heat; claw marks were seen.

The team then constructed a drop-door water trap in which they would later use a floating fire pit as a lure for the creature. Two fisherman were then interviewed whose boat was rammed on the Cranberry River; punctures and battering damage to the boat’s hull was examined. A hunter, “Grizz,” presented a video he took that showed a brief image of something matching the dragon’s description seen in the distance of the footage.

On their final night’s hunt, the team split and tried to drive the creature off land and into water towards their trap. They found a trail from an area where it had apparently bedded down as well as a hibernation hole into which a member of the crew fell.  A thermal image was seen on a brush pile, and while closing on it the team ran across two individuals on a four wheeler fleeing from their camp which something had destroyed. Concluding that the dragon had reached water, the team went downstream by land and water in the direction of their trap, arriving to find it torn apart and ablaze. They concluded that the fire dragon had been so energized by the fire near and upon the trap that he was able take out the side of it and escape. The fire dragon was pronounced to be “one bad-ass monster.

In next week’s episode, the Mountain Monsters crew will go in pursuit of “Sheepsquatch.”  I think we can all imagine how that’s going to go…

 

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3 Comments on “Fire Dragon of Pocahontas County…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    “Look! Clemzilla!”


  2. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY OF THESE SO CALLED MONSTERS YOU ALL CLAIM THAT ARE OUT IN WEST VA, WHAT ARE YOU GUYS SMOKING , YOU ALL ARE IN A DREAM LAND . STOP YOUR LYING TO THE VIWERS OR SHOW US SOME OF THESE SO CALLED MONSTERS. IF YOU ALL CAME ACROSS SOME OF THESE MONSTERS YOU WOULD CRAP YOUR PANTS AND REALLY PASS OUT AND NOT BE ABLE TO FAKE IT. HAHA. THIS SHOW IS A REAL JOKE. SO SHOW US SOMETHING REAL.GET OFF THE SMOKE AND BOOZE, YALL BOYS ARE GONNA GET HURT OUT IN THEM WEST VA. MOUNTAINS PLAYING HUNT THE FAKE MONSTER.LOLOLO

  3. K. Magee Says:

    I can’t imagine a better way to keep the citified masses from moving into West Virginia.


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