Born in the 1820s, Henry Lee was a notable character. As well as being a member of the Zoological Society of London, he was a naturalist and someone who had a deep interest in tales of sea serpents. Although Lee was highly skeptical of many such reports of massive, unknown animals in the waters of our oceans, fjords and lakes, some of the cases that caught his attention are worthy of a renewed look. Consider the following one, which, Lee recorded, came from the “Archdeacon of Molde.” Lee said the man “…gives the following Norway-based account of an incident that occurred there on the 28th of July, 1845.”
Practically everyone has heard of Bigfoot and Mothman. Along with the likes of the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman, they are two of the world’s most famous monsters. Or, cryptids, as some prefer. But, what do you get when you combine the aforementioned Bigfoot and Mothman into one monstrous thing? Well, what you get is Batsquatch: a terrifying, malevolent, hair-covered humanoid that sports a pair of huge, gargoyle-like wings.
The first report of one in 2018 came in the form of a Facebook post on the Juneau Community Collective page. “I was just driving by the movie theater in the Valley and there was a huge black bird flying above the road,” wrote witness Tabitha Bauer. “The wingspan had to be at least 20 feet, it was almost as wide as the road. I have lived here all my life and have never seen anything like that, it freaked me out.” Many more locals have reported sightings since Bauer’s initial encounter.