The Cave Creature
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Photo caught by the second eyewitness
The Cave Creature is a huge humanoid creature that is hunched over with red eyes, no hair, and pointy teeth. That’s one handsome critter. The earliest sighting was in the 1800’s, and there is a Native American legend about ghosts involving the creature. They speak to their first eyewitness. He decided to look in the caves by himself, because he had heard rumors about something living there. He saw the creature which he described as “human like but not quite human.” He said the arms were really long and the hands were really big. They do their night investigation there. They hear a noise right where the eyewitness had seen the creature. The cave gets narrow and Huck and Trapper go on while Buck and Jeff wait behind. They hear a loud noise, but can’t tell where it’s coming from. They find piles of bones. Wow, they find scratch marks high up on the rocks. It can climb. They decide that he’s moved on, because all the bones are old. Thus ends the first night investigation.
They discuss the trap with Willy and Bill. Trapper thinks they need multiple traps. It’s in a large cave system and will be difficult to find. Oh my, in order to test the cable that is to loop around the creatures’ leg and trap him, Bill goes chasing cows with the cable. After Bill ran himself out, they decided to use Bill to test the cable. It was successful.
Meanwhile, the other boys talk to another eyewitness. This guy got some pictures. He had put the camera out hoping to find deer, and ended up with pictures of the creature. Wow it is really strange looking. He also heard it make a noise, like a sighing sound coming from a nearby cave. He shows the AIM team the cave. That’s where Willy and Bill set the traps. Oh yuck, they use a handkerchief to mark where the traps end, and Willy blows his nose in it first. Gag.
Meanwhile, the others talk to the next eyewitness. He was checking his snares and heard the creature. There is a cave nearby, which he shoes the men. This guy recorded the sound it was making. It was a growling roar type thing.
Willy and Bill set up 40 snare traps. They make torches to carry through the caves to lead the creature toward the snare traps. Buck stays at the north entrance, where the traps are set, in case the creature slips by the traps. He is supposed to chase him back in the cave in that case. The torches are going to drive the poor critter mad, it’s used to darkness. The torches in the caves go out, probably not enough oxygen, good thing they brought flashlights. Oh and Buck hears growling at the mouth of the North entrance of the cave. Meanwhile inside the cave, the guys are hearing things too. They find a wolf skull placed on a rock. One of the snares was messed with, but not set off. Trapper thinks the thing is smart and leading them into a trap. Jeff gets something on the Flir in front of them. Willy goes behind a rock, lays down on the rock, and gets dragged away. The creature had his leg, but let him go. He went flying backwards. He got away, but they are seeing that the creature is avoiding the snares. “I’m nervous as a prostitute in church.” That has to be the quote of the day, these guys crack me up.
Naturally the creature can see as well in the dark as we can in the daylight. Its natural habitat is a pitch black cave where the sun never shines. It can see the traps better than they can. They are assuming there is only one of these things, which is unlikely. They said they were seeing him everywhere. They did get him on camera for a second. Not one trap was set off.