The Memory Of The Minerva Monster Still Lives On
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An upcoming documentary by Seth Breedlove tells the story of the Minerva Monster. One of the most famous and publicized bigfoot cases ever. Taking place in 1978, the creature was seen by numerous individuals and groups of people over the course of several weeks.
There were about a dozen reports from seven witnesses who said they saw the creature over several weeks.
The sightings were front-page news, and hundreds of Bigfoot hunters descended on sleepy Minerva.
The creature sat on its haunches on the roof of an old chicken coop in one sighting.
One witness drove a car with its headlights on closer to the creature to get a better view. When the beast ran toward the car, the occupants ran back into the Cayton house where the creature later looked through the window at the occupants of the house. A gun was pointed at the creature; it didn’t flinch or move.
There was a report that the creature might not have been alone.
The bigger one may have been accompanied by a smaller one.
Witnesses said the creature smelled like stagnant water or ammonia-sulfur.
Others saw it on a bank. Rocks were thrown at nearby homes at night.
Footprints ranging from 14 inches to 21 inches were later found.
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