An alleged photograph
|Theories|| · Cryptid|
· Mutated scientist
The Maryland Goatman is a hominid entity reported to live in Maryland.
According to legend, the Maryland Goatman is an axe-wielding, half-man, half-animal creature that was once a scientist who worked in the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. The tale holds that he was experimenting on goats, the experiment went awry, and he began attacking cars with an axe, roaming the back roads of Beltsville, Maryland. A variation of the legend tells of Goatman as an old hermit who lives in the woods, seen walking alone at night along Fletchertown Road.
It is often described as a seven foot tall hybrid creature: half-man and half-goat. It is covered in brown hair and possesses long, often-curled horns. It is occasionally reported to carry an axe that it uses to attack its victims.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- A mutated human
- A hoax
There are no notable accounts that we could find.
- In one version of the story, a mad scientist is conducting experiments on a goat when something goes horribly wrong, turning him into a half man-half goat beast that is, naturally, hungry for blood.