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Friday, October 02, 2020

The 'Egg People' of the Pocomoke Forest, Maryland

I found the following information recently. There are a lot of strange stories that come out of Maryland's Eastern Shore, but I can't say that I have heard much about the 'egg people.' If you have further information, please feel free to forward to me.

"In 1973, a local journal in Maryland told about a Mr Wood who told, among other stories, that his friend Dan Long, from Somerset county, told him that one night in the Pocomoke Forest, apparently in 1965, he had met the "Egg People".

This Mr Wood told that Mr Long told him that he went on a beer blast with some friends in that forest around Westover, in an area where a Perdue poultry farm was located, and where there was one spot near that farm where the company would dump all the unfertilized or otherwise faulty eggs.

Apparently this Mr Long and his friends, near this dump, were startled when dogs barked, and then saw four or five Egg-People, whitish and glowing, with large egg-like heads, coming from the egg dump.

There were apparently more rumors about these "Egg-People" in the next years."


Mark Opsasnick reports that the following account about an occurrence in the late 1960s, in town of Westover, Somerset County Maryland, appeared in the October 25, 1973 edition of the Eastern Shore Times and was run again in the same paper on October 31, 1974:

"Mr Wood also tells of a story that he heard from Dan Long, a friend of his from Somerset county. Mr Long had recounted his experience one night in the Pocomoke Forest, when he met the Egg People."

"According to Mr Wood, Mr Long told him that he went on a beer blast with some friends, into the Pocomoke Forest around Westover. This was in an area where a Perdue poultry farm was located. There was one spot near the farm where Perdue would dump all the eggs that were unfertilized or had something wrong with them."

"Mr Long and his friends were near this dump, when they were startled by a sound of dogs barking. Then from the dump came four or five "People" - whiteish and glowing - with large egg-like heads."

Mark Opsasnick notes that all the following "Egg People" or "Egg Monster" stories are said to have taken place during a 2 or 3 week period around Halloween of either 1968 or 1969, and at this point in time none of the witnesses he contacted could remember the exact dates.


There are dozens of stories about the Pocomoke Forest: ghosts, the ghost of a little girl looking for her lost red shoes, "Egg-people", a "Goat-Man", some "white bigfoot" etc.

Mark Chorvinsky (1954-2005) was a Fortean researcher of skeptical orientation and was the editor, publisher and founder of Strange Magazine. He is famous for debunking the the British Museum Crystal Skull and the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull mythology in the 1980's.

Mark Opsasnick is well-known for his book on The Doors' Jim Morrison and interviews of band members. He also has an interest in Fortean phenomena, possessions, and Bigfoot, and wrote numerous articles for Strange Magazine and a book on the Maryland Bigfoot sightings.

What we have there is however nothing more than a story by the man who heard the story from the man who saw, the whole according to a newspaper, without particular confirmations.


"The Eastern Shore Times," Ocean City, Maryland, USA, October 25, 1973

"The Eastern Shore Times," Ocean City, Maryland, USA, October 31, 1974

"The Maryland Bigfoot Digest", book by Mark Opsasnick, Xlibris Corporation publishers, USA, page 161, 2004

Article by Mark Chorvinsky and Mark Opsasnick - "Strange Magazine, USA, #5"

"1965 Humanoid Reports", compiled by Albert Rosales



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