|Crazy Critter of Bald Mountain|
An artist's depiction
Three nights earlier, and only about 5 miles away, an unidentified fiery object plummeted to earth, but this attracted little publicity until Seattle grocer Ernest Smith saw the 'crazy critter'.
According to Smith's description, cited in Jim Brandon's book Weird America (1978):
"...it was horse-sized, covered with scales and standing on four rubbery legs with suckers like octopus tentacles. Its head was football-shaped with an antenna sticking up...The thing gave off this green, iridescent light."
- The glowing was also seen by Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ramsbaugh from Tacoma, as they were driving by. When they went closer to investigate, they were confronted with the same creature, complete with antenna and suckered legs, that Smith had seen earlier.