1984, Rathdrum,Idaho: Students Follow A Large Creature


1984, Rathdrum,Idaho: Students Follow A Large Creature

Several Lakeland Jr. High School Seniors report following a large creature as it moved through their neighborhood.  While sitting on his front porch, Mitchell Kleinstaub and his friends Joyce Virbs and Holly Umforth, noticed that the night suddenly got very still.  The dark seemed darker and the street lights dimmer.  The crickets and other night sounds seemed to stop completely.  It was then, near the end of the cul-de-sac, that Holly first saw the large muscular creature.  It stood nearly 10 feet tall and they all could smell its foul odor.

Even while the creature was at a fifty yard, or more, distance the teens claim that they could hear the creature’s heavy breathing, like someone inhaling and exhaling a paper lunch bag inside a large plastic trash bag.  Joyce and Mitchell said they heard the creature’s bare feet slap on the street asphalt as it moved from trash bin to trash bin.

Even though the teens were too frightened to do more than watch as the huge, dark, muscular creature with the huge naked feet rifle through the aluminum trash cans at the curb, the creature did not seem to mind much being watched either.  Several times, Holly claimed the large stinky monster turned and made eye contact with her.

When a truck’s headlights turned the corner, the creature turned and fled back the way it supposedly came.  Upon further examination, the teens discovered several hairs and footprints in the tree lawns.  Though they did not tell any adults, the story made the lunch room round the following day.  Most who heard it were skeptical.

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