The Goatman is a legendary figure whose origins were first reported in Prince George’s County of Maryland in the late 1950’s. The first reported sightings occurred in the town of Bowie.

While Maryland is the most prominent place where the Goatman has been sighted there have been a number of reported sightings as well in Oregon, California, Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky and New Zealand.

There are a number of conflicting accounts regarding the physical attributes of the Goatman. Some claim that the Goatman has a goat’s head with a human body, while others claim it has a human head with a goat’s body. Some claim that it is exceptionally hairy and is roughly six feet tall, while another accounts figure it to be about 7 feet tall with a bald, lumpy head.

The claims as to what happened during these sightings vary almost as much as the descriptions of the Goatman itself. The most constant accounts seem to be regarding the mutilation of animals, which include be-headings, as well as animals found to be missing. One of the stranger claims has been of the Goatman damaging vehicles using an axe. These three descriptions are the most prevalent of all.

There is of course a great deal of speculation as to the authenticity of the Goatman, especially regarding his origins. Explanations range from botched scientific experiments regarding cancer research to mental health issues.


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