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|Theories|| · Cryptid|
· Genetic experiment
The Enfield Horror was an extremely bizarre cryptid that infamously terrorized the small Illinois town of Enfield. The bizarre string of events began on the chilly night of April 25, 1973, when a young boy named Greg Garrett claimed to have been attacked by a truly bizarre beast while playing in his backyard.
The child described the being as having no less than three legs, grayish, slimy skin, short claws and reddish eyes. The creature apparently “stamped” on the boys feet with its own three — apparently clawed — foot-like appendages, tearing his tennis shoes to shreds.
Another witness named Henry McDaniel later described it:
- “It had three legs on it, a short body, two little short arms coming out of its breast area and two pink eyes as big as flashlights. It stood four and a half feet tall and was grayish-colored… it was trying to get into the house!”
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- A genetic experiment
- McDaniel claimed to have shot at the creature to no effects.