Dover Demon

Dover Demon

As one of the more supposedly ‘classic’ cryptids in the world although not spoken of much anymore, the Dover Demon was first reportedly spotted in Dover, Massachusetts on April 21st and April 22nd, 1977. On April 21st, William Bartlett (who was seventeen at the time) claimed that while he was driving that he saw a large-eyed creature with tendril-like fingers and glowing eyes on the top of a stone wall on Farm Street in Dover. Another boy, John Baxter, who was fifteen, reported seeing a similar creature on Miller Hill Road that same evening. On the next night, fifteen-year-old Abby Brabham claimed to also have seen the creature on Springdale Avenue. They were all confused and horrified at seeing the unknown being.

The three of them drew sketches of what they saw and Bartlett wrote, “I, Bill Bartlett, swear on a stack of Bibles that I saw this creature.” When the sightings were plotted out on a map it revealed that it created a straight line that went over two miles. It became to gain worldwide attention just like how Bigfoot has.

It was described as looking like a “gray” alien, but with a rosy orange color instead of the gray color. It has a large head on a small stick-like body.  It can be bipedal apparently, as it’s been seen traveling on two legs or on all fours. Its eyes sometimes glow green, but some have reported they glow orange. Witnesses are unsure if it wears clothing or if the clothing is just like the body. Unlike the grays, however, the Dover Demon does not seem to be associated with UFOs. Not many cryptozoologists show much interest in the Dover Demon. Since the sightings mostly happened during the time of the three reported ones back in 1977, the stories of the Dover Demon have since passed by.

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