Last weekend Maryland State troopers were called in to investigate a murder scene of five hikers in Beltsville, Maryland. Residents woke up to find their small town over ran with scores of State police and detectives going from door to door interviewing people. Although they were being very tight lipped, at the time, about what had happened, it was apparent to locals from the line of questioning, that the infamous axe wielding Goatman has once again has left a bloody path of murder through the woods that border Fletchertown Road.
When a PR spokesman for the Maryland State Police, at a police news
conference, finally released information, it was stated that five hikers
were found murdered along the infamous Fletchertown Road and surrounding woods. When pursued
for information further, he did say that the murders appeared to be from
an axe wielding assailant. When the subject of the Goatman was brought
up, he looked distressed and acknowledged that the only tracks found in
the area were of some animal hooves similar to a goat. When tracking dogs
were brought in to the scene, accounts by the K9 officer, the dogs handler,
were that the dogs seemed to be terrified and were completely useless,
and almost had to be dragged around the scene.
spokesman also was quoted as saying, "Were still in our initial
investigation of the crime but you can be sure, no matter who the
assailant is, they will be brought to justice." He went on to say, its
possible that the Maryland State National Guard would be brought in soon
to canvas the whole area and that all residents should stay in their homes for now.
Further investigations on "The Goatman of Maryland" shows a few different variations of the legend. Barry Pearson of the University of Maryland, when interviewed, said that the lore surrounding the Goatman is very old and includes everything from a hermit that walks the desolate Fletchertown Road area, to DNA experiments by the government that went very bad, and are attributed by locals, to at least 4 different unsolved murders since 1963. Mr. Pearson also acknowledged that the reports are very similar to reports from Kentucky of a Goatman that is known to roam the area around the Pope Lick Trestle instigating the nickname "The Pope Lick Monster" which is said to be responsible for the hacking death of a woman who was investigating recent sightings in the area, and other events that date back decades.