The Beaman monster
Russell Holman, an 81-year old native of
A 29-year old
There have been reports of large footprints. Steve Mallard, 41, who grew up near Smithton saw some when he was about 12, Mallard and a friend went behind his parents' barn to dig for worms to go fishing. It was a spring morning, with dew on the grass and the boys saw a spot where it "looked like a deer or something had laid down." Then they noticed the footprints. "There were these huge footprints," Mallard said. "We followed them down to the pond and just got spooked. They were big; we couldn't stride that far apart." Mallard said he thinks the Beaman Monster may exist, especially after watching documentaries about American Indians who described seeing similar creatures."I get made fun of for it all the time, but I know what I saw that morning, and I'll never forget it," he said.
Some say the Beaman Monster as a prank in the 1950s. Jerry Laudenberger, 65, of
So hoax, gorilla or wolfman? Take your pick!