Tennessee Wildman and Subterranean Reptoids!

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In S3/Ep1 of Monsters and Mysteries in America, we are introduced to a “manimal” residing in the eastern border of Tennessee that is a territorial, bipedal creature about seven to nine feet tall with large eyes and black to reddish-orange hair.  Not quite as large as Sasquatch, the beast makes up for its smaller size with attitude, and has been known to throw rocks and shake trees.  Sightings go back to at least 1878, when a doctor reportedly held an exhibition of a captured specimen. 

More recently in December of 1981 following a rash of reports of missing animals, two brothers in Rockwood noted their dog becoming agitated, investigating outside of their cabin to discover a creature holding a dog at the edge of the woods.  They shot twice at the beast, which screamed and they retreated.  In Johnson City, Tennessee in September of 1997, two cousins heard a scream and saw the Wildman in the woods, barely making it back to their car before the creature appeared and then fled.

If you prefer reptilians, Los Angeles supposedly has a sinister and scaly reptilian, reports of which date back to the 1930’s when a mining engineer went in search of them.   In Anaheim, California in November of 2008, a woman walking her dog saw a reptilian creature with fangs and red eyes below a drain gate which seemed to use telepathy.  The woman sought sanctuary in a truck and called her boyfriend as multiple creatures converged on her; he arrived with a bat and chased three off.  In Apple Valley, California a woman made multiple sandwiches for her young daughter to give to an “imaginary friend” who resided in the daughter’s closet.  Investigating, the woman caught a glimpse of something which retreated into a deep hole.

By some accounts prehistoric leftovers, the reptoids by a more sinister accounting are extraterrestrials searching for breeding partners!  A woman reports being pulled off her bed by one and sprayed with some unknown substance.  Military men were later reported to have abducted and examined the woman.  Apparently, not just Mars needs women, and we seem to be off to a wild and wooly start to the Monsters and Mysteries season…

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2 Comments on “Tennessee Wildman and Subterranean Reptoids!”

  1. Gatekeeper Says:

    Enjoyed the series.

  2. carycomic Says:

    Given that the Tennessee Wild Man is supposed to be shorter–and less hirsute–than Bigfoot, I have to wonder if the former might not represent a relict population of Neanderthals (as opposed to Gigantopithecines). Harkening back to my armchair theory, from about two years ago (re: riparian migration), TWM’s ancestors could have come southeastward along the same Mississippi River tributaries. With, perhaps, a gradual northward detour around what is now Lake Itasca, Minnesota. Seeing as how even Diana Naiad couldn’t swim across “Old Man River” without a year’s preparation, at least!

    As for the Los Angeles reptoids? I also have to wonder if they might be West Coast relatives of that Orr Swamp Lizard Man in South Carolina.*

    *Sorry if I got over-analytical.


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