On This Day in Weird, May 25...
1972: Police in Tazewell County, Illinois, receive more than 200 phone calls reporting encounters with "Cohomo"—the "Cole Hollow Road Monster"—said to be a shaggy creature covered with white hair, suspected of living beneath an abandoned house on the road in question. Hysteria continues through July, and is later repeated in 2006, but patrols by law enforcement and armed vigilantes find nothing. In at least one sighting from 1972, a UFO was also reported nearby.
Cole Hollow Road in 1972
Tazewell County, Illinois