|Green Clawed Beast|
The Green Clawed Beast was an unseen cryptid that is rumored to live in the Ohio River near Evansville, Indiana. On August 21, 1955, an unseen “claw-like hand” grabbed Mrs. Darwin Johnson and pulled her beneath the water. Her friend, Mrs. Chris Lamble, lay sunning herself on a nearby raft when she heard her friend yelp, and turned to see her pulled under.
The hand released Johnson who swam to the surface only to be grabbed, and pulled under again. She kicked free and pulled herself onto the raft with the screaming Lamble. (mysteriousuniverse.org)
The creature was never seen, but it appeared to have clawed hands. In an interview, Mrs. Johnson also described the creature's palm as feeling "furry".
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- After the attack, Mrs. Johnson discovered a large green palm print on her leg that remained there for days.