Woods Devils-Coos County, New Hampshire
Subject: Wood Devils, (wood devils)
Date: 26 Dec 1996
Many years ago I lived up in Coos County in New Hampshire. Some of the old men would talk about things called "wood devils" that live in the woods.
There apparently were a lot more of these creatures back in the 1930's than there are now. These Wood Devils were tall and very skinny.
They are gray colored and very hairy. I guess that people saw them mostly when they didn't expect to. They stay in the deep woods. They can run very fast.
When a person walked through the woods he would nearly walk into one before he spotted it. They hide by standing upright and still against a tree. As a person approaches it, the creature will stand against the opposite side of the tree. As the person passes it will move so that the tree is always between the person and the tree. If it cannot hide it will still stay perfectly still until it knows the person sees it.
They make awful screams.They have a semi human shape, but their faces don't look at all human. I have never seen one, but the people who said they did were regular churchgoers and would strap their kids for lying. I don't think they would carry on discussions of things they made up.
Kyle Mizokami picked this up off the alt.bigfoot newsgroup a few years ago. He tried contacting the original poster for permission to put it on his website, but never heard from that person again. As the USENET is often treated as public domain, Kyle decided to post it.
Credit Source: Kyle Mizokami
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