Two people who were visiting Monkey Mountain Nature Preserve east of Oak Grove, Missouri saw an unusual creature while hiking there in the summer of 1984. She and her husband both saw a 7-foot plus tall humanoid/bat-like creature with very large wings standing next to a tree. The creature fluttered its bat-like wings as they approached on a trail, and both people stopped dead in their tracks. It was near dusk, but the witnesses could see the creature clearly.
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"It had a bat-like face and a man-like body. The wings were not spread out, but you could tell they were huge. The first thing I thought was that it could have been the Mothman," said the witness. "It had glowing red eyes, and that was the scariest part of the sighting."
The woman and her husband slowly backed up, then turned and walked back down the trail, not looking back.
It should be noted that a lot of strange events have occurred at Monkey Mountain, including multiple sightings of Sasquatch and a chupacabra like animal, strange noises and animal calls that can't be identified, and a general eerie feeling of being watched. Some people who have visited the area won't go back.
In the 1970's a group of people recorded sounds at Monkey Mountain and later had them analyzed in the 2000's by a voice and audio expert, who determined that the calls were not from a human being or any known animal.
See my earlier article: Gigantic Winged Creature Sightings in this blog.
Margie Kay is a paranormal investigator and author. See her website at www.margiekay.com