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|Theories|| · Cryptid|
· Giant lizard
The Gow-Row is a mysterious cryptid that has been heard but never seen. It reportedly lives in the largely-unexplored Devil's Hole Cave in the small village of Self, Boone County, Arkansas. The story of the Gow-Row dates back to the early 1900s.
The story begins when the owner of the land the cave resided on decided to explore the cavern. He climbed down a rope about 200 feet before being greeted by a horrible hissing noise, which sent him running back up the rope.
The creature has never actually been seen, but it is capable of violently hissing and tearing apart metal flatirons.
It has been theorized to resemble some sort of giant, tusked, reptilian creature, due to the bite marks it leaves.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- A giant lizard
- Sometime later, he and some local men tied a flatiron to a rope and lowered it into the cave. They heard a hissing sound and the rope was pulled hard. When they pulled it back up, the flatiron was severely bent and covered with scratches and teeth marks.