Flatwoods Monster-- also known as the Braxton County Monster or the Phantom of Flatwoods, is an alleged unidentified extraterrestrial or cryptid reported to have been sighted in the town of Flatwoods in Braxton County, W Virginia, US, on September 12, 1952. Stories of the creature are an example of a purported close encounter of the third kind.
The Flatwoods Monster - Flatwoods, West Virginia, On the left, four of the Flatwoods boys who witnessed the 'monster.' Left to right: Tommy Hyer, Freddie May, Edison May (front), and Neil Nunley (rear). Eleven-year-old Freddie May drew a picture (right) of the Flatwoods Monster shortly after the incident.