On This Day in Weird, April 25...
1973: The "Enfield Horror" begins in White County, Illinois, as witness Henry McDaniel of Enfield reports a bizarre monster scratched on his door overnight. According to McDaniel, "It had three legs on it, as short body, two little short arms coming out of its breast area and two pink eyes as big as flashlights. It stood four and a half to five feet tall and was grayish-colored. It was trying to get into the house." Sheriff Roy Poshard Jr. initially threatens to jail McDaniel for spreading tall tales, then relents as further sightings of the creature persist through early May. State troopers find tracks on one occasion, describing them as "like those of a dog, except they had six toe pads." After its spate of frightening appearance, the "horror" vanished forever.
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