A friend of the eyewitness relates his encounter with, what he describes as, a 'Goatman' in a Norway, Iowa cemetery. The beast then chases the eyewitness until he leaves the cemetery.
I received this from a friend of the witness:
"In December 2005 the witness was on his way home, near Norway, Iowa, late one night after work. He almost always walked the train tracks because they were a straight shot towards the house. These train tracks ran past an old settler cemetery that was alleged to be haunted. It’s already dark and has been so for a few hours. There was no moon that night.
As he walks near the cemetery, he starts hearing muffled footsteps behind him but doesn’t think much of it. Plenty of other guys walk home this way as well. So he keeps going and the footsteps get louder and louder. About midway past the cemetery, he gets nervous and the steps are getting closer so he turns to look behind him. According to the witness he saw a “goatman” or “the devil himself”.
He describes this 'thing' as a man who basically had goat hooves and horns along the lines of the mythical 'Pan.' And this thing was heading straight for him. Reportedly all the snow around this creature was instantly melting as it walked through. The witness runs screaming like a banshee. He hears the clopping of the beast's footsteps behind him speeding up to catch him as he’s running. Finally, he gets past the graveyard and sees the thing stop right at the edge of the cemetery. He continues running, stops to look back and the beast just vanishes.
One of his older co-workers confided with the witness that there was a tale about a 'Goatman' many years ago. It was supposedly a Polish immigrant who disappeared one night but returned as the creature several years later. There had been UFO and strange being reports around the same time the man had vanished." H
NOTE: Benton County, Iowa has had a fairly high number of unexplained sightings. This 'Goatman' incident may be related, though I have no further information. If you have anything to share in regard to this account, please feel free to forward it to me. Lon
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