Across the world for over a century, there are sightings of strange visitors and outsiders. Cattle mutilating saucers, mysterious lights in the sky, and strange beings creeping in the woods have skirted at the edges of civilization for ages. But some are more credible than others. These five, ranging from goat killing blood suckers to pale goblins in the woods, are the most credible alien sightings recorded.
The Chupacabra is a legendary blood sucking creature first identified in Puerto Rico during March of 1995. Eight sheep were its first victims – their bodies found completely intact, though drained of blood with three puncture wounds to the chest.
With the Spanish name that literally translates to “goat sucker”, the Chupacabra primarily attacks and drinks the blood of livestock . Descriptions of the creature vary, though it is commonly said to have leathery skin, large eyes, fangs and sharp hairs or spines on its back. With odd lights seen in the sky near mutilated prey, it is theorized that the Chupacabra may be the lost pet of other intelligent beings or perhaps one intentionally released to feed.
4. Flatwoods Monster
As night fell over Braxton County, West Virginia on September 12, 1952, a group of young boys watched a burning craft streak through the sky and crash into the hillside. The boys headed for the site gathering other children and several adults along the way.
Moving through the trees, the group began to walk through a pungent, burning mist as they cam upon a large pulsating “ball of fire.” One of the boys turned a flash light toward two small lights near the object, revealing a tall creature with a spade shaped face and dark robes. The creature hissed and glided toward the group, sending them scattering. When they returned later with the local sheriff, the creature was gone, though “there was a sickening, burnt, metallic odor still prevailing.”
3. Dover Demon
While driving down a lonely road in Dover Massachusetts on the night of April 21, 1977, three teens saw a small creature on a stone wall. The diver, Billy Balett, described the creature as having “a big head about the same size as the body” and long appendages with elongated digits.
The creature was later seen by another teen who chased it into the woods thinking it was a small deformed child. He spied the creature across a gully and it stared at him as it rested against a tree.
“So I finally got the thought that maybe it wasn’t as safe as it looked, ’cause the way it was staring at me it just seemed like it was….I don’t know…I got all these feelings that it was thinking to itself…”
2. Hoplkinsville Goblins
In rural Kentucky, it’s common to go outside to fetch water from a well. But on this night in August 1955, Billy Ray Taylor found himself looking up rather than down – right at a flying saucer. An hour later, strange sounds started to rattle his home – and faces of small creatures began to pop up at windows and doors.
The creatures were silver with atrophied bodily shape, and they moved with an ephemeral gait, appearing to float mid-air. A terrified Taylor shot at the goblin-like creatures with no effect and they eventually vanished into the night. Though blamed on horned owls, the Hopkinsville incident is still considered one of the most credible extraterrestrial sightings due to the number of witnesses and the accuracy with which they corroborated their stories, even years later.
“Couples See Man-Sized Bird…Creature…Something…” was a headline in the Point Pleasant Register on November 16, 1966. The Mothman was described as a seven foot tall man with huge wings and piercing red eyes who could fly at speeds up to one hundred miles per hour. In the following months, there were over one hundred reported sightings of the Mothman, coinciding with reports of strange lights and UFOs.
On December 15, 1967, more strange lights were seen in the sky, preceding the collapse of a seven hundred foot bridge in Point Pleasant that killed forty-six people. After the tragedy, there were no more local sightings of the Mothman, leading many to believe that he was behind the collapse. Some eve think that the Mothman is still out there, for many witnesses reported seeing him again in 1986 during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.