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Thursday, May 16, 2024

INSECT-EYED, KANGAROO/MONKEY HYBRID Creature Seen in Merrill, Michigan Area

I received an inquiry about an insect-eyed, kangaroo/monkey hybrid creature that has been seen by multiple witnesses in and around Merrill, Michigan. What is it?

I received the following account:

"Hi, Lon. In recent years, there have been multiple sightings, in my small town of Merrill, Michigan, of something that doesn't match a single cryptid I've read about. I personally have not seen it, but I have talked to three witnesses that I would put my life on, and I really want to know about this thing.

The first witness is my uncle, and he is the main reason I'm on this hunt. When he was young, he used to take night walks in the neighbor's woods. Right before sunrise, as long as it was dark enough, and no neighbors could see him. He would take a very dim flashlight with him on purpose, and if he thought anyone saw him or was following him, he'd put his hand over it and hide in the darkness of the woods. He claims the main things that scared him were the raccoons and opossums, he never had problems with people on his walks, but he still knew the risk of trespassing.

Though his story isn't very exciting, he got the best view of the creature out of all 3 witnesses, claiming that it only stood a few feet tall, and had legs bent backward with large, bulbous insect-like eyes and the rest of it looked like a kangaroo and a monkey hybrid. Many cryptids are close in visual, but none of them have thick hair and big eyes like this one had. I showed him drawings of other look-alike cryptids, and he dismissed every one of them.

He claimed that he was walking out of the woods just as it was getting brighter, the sky was gray and the woods were still dark from the trees, but the road was almost visible down the whole mile. On his way across the road back to the house, he saw that thing a little ways down the road. It's said to have crossed the road in two steps, despite being short and disappearing into the woods my uncle had just exited.

The second witness is deceased now. He was a natural conspiracist so it came as no surprise when I heard this story years ago. His description was much less valuable, I have the belief that this was the same cryptid. A couple miles away from the first incident, this man said he had seen a small, ape-like figure jump almost to the tops of the trees. This is the least resourceful sighting because I cannot ask this man to answer anything he left out or to give more info. This is all I have for his sighting.

The third is my grandma's good friend, Sylvia, from a state away. Every 4th of July, they park a camper in my grandma's yard and stay for a week or two, to visit all the friends and family they left behind when they moved out of state. Keep in mind, these folk have never even heard the stories of this creature, and for this story, I was in the house as it happened.

Sylvia's husband had a few beers with my grandparents. There's a big tree on the side of a barely-used road, and he walks over to it to relieve himself. As he was by this tree, he noticed the same big, black bug eyes my uncle had seen. It was staring him down from the tree line across the road, and as soon as he focused on it, the cryptid backed up into the brush and was gone.

Me and my uncle freaked out about this, as you would. As crazy as it sounds, me and my whole family believe and know this creature. We've even narrowed down where it possibly calls home based on how far sightings go. Any ideas?" F

NOTE: The bulbous insect eyes description throws me off on this one. Any thoughts? Lon



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The legend of El Chupacabras (translated as 'the goat-suckers) began in about 1992, when Puerto Rican newspapers El Vocero and El Nuevo Dia began reporting the killings of many different types of animals, such as birds, horses, and as its name implies, goats. At the time it was known as El Vampiro de Moca since some of the first killings occurred in the small town of Moca. While at first it was suspected that the killings were done randomly by some members of a satanic cult, eventually these killings spread around the island, and many farms reported loss of animal life. The killings had one pattern in common: each of the animals found dead had two punctured holes around their necks.

Soon after the animal deaths in Puerto Rico, other animal deaths were reported in other countries, such as the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Brazil, the United States, and, most notably, Mexico.

Both in Puerto Rico and Mexico, El Chupacabra gained urban legend status. Chupacabra stories began to be released several times in American and Hispanic newscasts across the United States.

The chupacabra is generally treated as a product of mass hysteria, though the animal mutilations are real. Like many cases of such mutilations, however, it's been argued that they are often not as mysterious as they might first appear.

Descriptions of the physical appearance of each specimen can resemble descriptions of other specimens or differ from other descriptions. Although they have different appearances, El Chupacabras are typically 3 feet or taller, they are roughly humanoid in shape as they are bipedal with 2 arms and are described as otherworldly creatures.

So, are El Chupacabras an alien entity, or are they something else? Listen to the accounts and form your opinions.


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