A large animal was caught in a motorist’s headlight in Staverton, Northamptonshire, prompting speculation as to whether it was Goat Man, Big Leg or Slender Man
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The sight of a “six-legged goat man” in the dead of night left locals scratching their heads.
At 2am early Sunday, a resident of the village of Staverton in Northamptonshire was shocked to see a large figure in front of them.
For a brief moment, their car lights illuminated the creature, highlighting its powerful hind legs, Northants Live reported.
A second later and the mysterious animal was gone.
The person who discovered the barrier has arrived Mumsnetand, posting under the name GallopingHighRoad, asked what they might have seen.
The original message read: “We were away for a few nights and came back pretty late.
“Towards the end of the journey, it was around 2am, we were driving along Road A in the countryside when something crossed the road ahead of us with headlights on for about 3 seconds.
“It was about the same height as a man, maybe over a meter tall, but had short legs and strong hips that seemed to move in a circle.
“It’s not a deer because it stands on two legs. This is in the midlands and the area is traditional field and woodland.
“In this particular location there are no houses or buildings, the nearest is more than a mile away.
“We drove back today when it was only seven miles from home to look at the road layout and whatever it was that was transferred into a large bowl-shaped field that dropped into a stream.
The location of the sighting was later confirmed on Google Earth as a field edge on the A425, just outside Staverton.
Mumsnet gets into action, suggesting multiple possible solutions to the mystery including a wild bear or a roaming bear.
It seems likely that this monster could be a kitten, as there have been numerous sightings of marsupials in Northamptonshire.
Back in 2020 a boy discovered what he thought was a baby in the woods of Salcey.
Although not native to the UK, there are some known populations of the animals in the country in areas where they have escaped captivity.
More fanciful ideas for its identity include the mythical creature of Slenderman or Sasquatch.
In response, Galloping High Road replied, “Not goof-man, spiderman, sasquatch. These things don’t exist.
“Color – dark brown, but always difficult to perceive the full light.
“‘Slender bear’ is the best way to describe it. Shoulders droop, but wide hips, etc at the base. But clearly not a British bear.”
They were adamant that it was definitely not human and more than a mix of goat and deer.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/locals-spot-mystery-six-foot-26305602 Locals discovered the mysterious 'six-legged goat' roaming near the village in the early hours