New Hampshire’s Wood Devils
New Hampshire has dense woods that stretch for hundreds of miles. Cryptids would love hiding in these unexplored forests. So, it’s not surprising that stories of a Bigfoot-type creature do hide in these woods. The image selected is by Pixabay.
Who are these creatures? Say hello to the Coos county wood devils, the sleeker, thinner version of Bigfoot or so witnesses report. A skinnier Bigfoot that haunts Coos county? Now that would be fascinating if true. However, it is unknown if they are related to the well-known elusive Sasquatch. Witnesses describe wood devils as tall and hairy with long pointy faces and covered in grayish fur. They stand over seven feet tall and walk on two feet like a human.
Witnesses report that the devils are extremely fast and good at hiding. They use their slim forms to hide in plain sight by using trees to camouflage them. What makes them different from the Bigfoot is their height. Covered in grayish hair, they don’t get to Bigfoot’s reported height of upwards to 9ft to 10ft tall. Hairy like Bigfoot is the only common trait the two critters share.
Speculation ranges from the wood devils being distant cousins to being an entirely new species. Except, no evidence to support that theory. Witnesses report Bigfoot sightings from all over the world. This new cryptid only haunts Coos county so far. That is how this mysterious cryptid got its Coos county wood devil’s name.
Sightings of the unusual cryptid started in the 1900s with increased sightings in the 1930s. Reports of the wood devil continue today, but why there were more reports in the 1930s is a mystery. The origin of these elusive and shy beasties is also unknown. Their thin shapes make it easy for them to blend in with the trees, and that makes them difficult to see unless you almost walk upon them. Many witnesses claim that is exactly what happened. Hiking or walking with family and the next thing they almost walk on a wood devil.
One reason sightings aren’t as common today as in the 1930s could be because the wood devils use trees to hide. The beasties learned overtime to hide better and faster. This suggests they are not only intelligent but can learn if that theory is correct.
Ancient Alien Theorists speculate Bigfoot could be an alien species. There are coincidences of Bigfoot sightings coinciding with UFO sightings. This leads some UFO experts to believe that there is a connection between them. If wood devils are a distant cousin to Bigfoot, they could be related to UFOs. That might explain why sightings died off if UFOs took them back home.
I know this all sounds farfetched, but watch a few episodes of Ancient Aliens. It is a television series about the connection between Ancient Aliens and human history. It is a fascinating series to watch and will make you question what you think you know.
New Hampshire is a good-sized state, but the wood devils have been reported only in Coos county. Almost every state has had sightings of Bigfoot. Even my state of Arizona has a Bigfoot – we call it the Mogollon monster. Only New Hampshire doesn’t have a Bigfoot; they have wood devils. The only state to report such a creature, it makes you wonder why.
Witnesses say the wood devils are extremely shy and avoid humans. They prefer the remote forests near the Canadian border. Those woods would hide anything, but wood devils are still spotted. The reports are most numerous from the 1930s to the 1970s. The sightings tapered away after the 1970s, but there are still reports today.
Evan Litchnowski and his former wife Edith were hiking Dummer Pond Trail. The trail off Nash Stream Road was watching the sunrise in 2000. They were enjoying the morning when a dark figure loomed suddenly in front of them. Their minds couldn’t process what they saw. A tall slim hairy figure ran down the path away from them and was gone.
Litchnowski says he didn’t realize what he saw at first. Belatedly, his mind realized that what he saw was the wood devil. Was it a figment of their imagination, or did they see the wood devil?
November 15, 2004, a man reported running into one of these devils at 5 am. He and his friend were buck hunting in the woods, heading to their spot. They were startled by a high-pitched yelp/squeal and saw the critter run. It was seven feet tall with a long pointed head and covered in grayish fur. He and his grandfather were scared by the sound.
They hid behind a tree and watched the devil lope down the ridge. Once out of sight, the two men walked around looking for footprints. The men discovered not one but two footprints and were excited about their find.
According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO), wood devils will freeze in place If they can’t hide. They will stand motionless in place until they deem it safe.
They primarily haunt the Coos county and especially in the White Mountains. There have been sightings of this fast-moving elusive monster up and down the Appalachian Trail. In Vermont and along the Canadian border, but Coos county is the hotbed of activity.
What is it about Coos county that the devil’s like is anybody’s guess. Wherever they are sighted, the devil’s do not like being seen. They release these heart-wrenching screams if seen. They hide in plain sight in front of trees. Their thin bodies use trees as shields so they can hide in plain sight—anything to avoid detection.
It is a continuing debate about whether the devils are sub-species of Bigfoot. Or if they are a new and presently unidentified new species.
I think they are different sub-species because although hair covers their bodies like hair covers Bigfoot. Bigfoot is reported to have Black, Brown, or White fur, according to most recent sightings. The devil has grayish skin with a long pointy face. Bigfoot sightings don’t have a long pointed face or grayish fur.
Whether you believe in the wood devils or Bigfoot, you can’t help notice the differences between the two. They both have fur, but Bigfoot reports is with darker fur. Only the wood devils are covered in grayish fur and reported thinner and shorter than Bigfoot.
If you are hiking in the mountains of New Hampshire, be careful. You might accidentally wander upon a woods devil. If you do, maybe you can tell if it’s a Bigfoot cousin or not.
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