“The Snallygaster” on Mountain Monsters

The Snallygaster

Mountain Monsters

This episode was in Preston County, West Virginia.  They say it is like a dragon, but it looks more like a Pterodactyl (okay, they call them Pterosaurs now, but when I was a kid it was a Pteradactyl).  I have seen so many shows with various eye witnesses that have seen creatures like this but call it different things.  One called it the Jersey Devil, another the thunderbird.  They are seen in other countries as well, there was an episode of Destination Truth that featured one of these creatures in a village somewhere in Africa if I’m not mistaken.  I’ve seen a lot of Destination Truth episodes, so I can’t remember exactly, they went everywhere.  In the Destination Truth episode, the creature had plucked a 6 foot man off the ground and flew up to a tree to eat him.

According to the Mountain Monsters team, this one was first sighted in the mid-1700’s by in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania (where I live).  They called it Schneller Geist which meant “Quick Sprit” according to Jeff.  The first eyewitness they see traps coyotes.  He heard it and then saw it take off with a coyote and the trap, it had about a 20 foot wing span…that’s a big critter.  That is where they do their first night investigation, where that man saw the thing.  During their investigation, they hear two packs of coyote together howling, which was strange.  Buck finds the trap the Snallygaster took from the eyewitness.  Then they realize they are being hunted by the Snallygaser and jump in a ditch of some kind with trees over it.

Hahaha, they showed their graphic picture of a Snallygaster and my 8 year old daughter said “a Pterodactyl” immediately.  Willy and Wild Bill are going to build a box trap that is supposed to catch it out of mid air after it runs into a tripwire.  A second eyewitness had his dog attacked and killed by the Snallygaster, though he didn’t see it.  He did set up cameras and got two pictures.  It’s a huge creature with wings spread wide.

They go to interview a third eyewitness.  He’s a farmer, and Snallygasters have been to his farm.  Oh the Snallygaster was fighting a pack of coyotes on his farm.  He realized why when he found an egg, apparently the coyotes were eating the Snallygasters egg.  I’m not sure why they are surprised, there is probably a very small population.  There can’t be only one.  It’s a big egg.

Oh Wild Bill and Willy can’t get their box up, even with a truck.  They had to tie vehicles together to get the box off the ground.  Then the tree broke.  Lol, they decided to do the cartoon hold the box up with a stick and put bait in there kind of thing.  On their second night investigation they here a lot of commotion and see a couple sets of eyes.  Trapper finds a huge nest on the ground, with a deer leg in it.  Then it came home.  They had to run and get in their little vehicle.  They drive to a house to try and take cover.  They attack the little cabin and a small bird that was nesting in there starts going nuts.  Wow, it came through a window that Buck had barred with a big piece of furniture, it knocked down the big furniture and Buck.  They are ripping the roof apart, so the guys decide to make a run for it back to the vehicle.  The make it, and the Snallygasters are chasing them.  Once they got most of the way down the mountain, the Snallygasters stop chasing them.  They decide to abandon the hunt before they get killed.

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