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The Dutch Henry Monster, Fulton County, Illinois 1968

The "Dutch Henry Monster" in Fulton County, Illinois 1968 is an expression, named so because of an unknown hair-covered life form seen by several witnesses walking across old Dutch Henry Road eventually observed by law enforcement, but not seen again in the last thirty-nine years as of this writing.

The newspaper clipping for this story follows: “The Dutch Henry Monster Story”

About 9:30 p.m. on Friday evening while driving on the Dutch Henry crossing near Lewiston, three high school boys in a pickup truck had been following their friends who were riding in a car quite some distance ahead of them.

All at once the boys in the pickup pulled to a stop as the car they had been following was crossways in the road and the boy was lying in the road as though knocked out.

The boys got out of the truck and were walking toward the boy when someone or something attacked them and knocked them to the ground. Each time they tried to get back up to their feet, they were knocked down again. The boys said whatever it was did not fight with his fists but literally “backhanded them.”

At one time the boys did manage to get it down but all at once it knocked them aside with ease. During this time the other boy who had been on the ground ran for the truck and locked the doors. He said he got a fairly good look and it was not overly tall, but very stocky build and seemed to be very hairy.

Evidently something scared it away because suddenly it was gone. The boys were not harmed but were quite shaken up. The incident was turned in to the local police authorities.

© Fulton County, Illinois Democrat, Wednesday October 23, 1968

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