The Downey Booger is a human-like cryptid that is said to live in the woods of Winston County, Alabama. And, although I could not find any evidence of recent sightings, the Downey Booger legend persists to this day!
|Winston County, Alabama, United States
|Tall, hairy creature that is half human, half animal.
|7 feet (2 meters) tall.
|Shy and elusive. Rarely seen by humans.
|Woods of Winston County, Alabama.
|No scientific evidence to support its existence.
|Sightings and Encounters:
|A few reported sightings over the years.
|Some people believe that the Downey Booger is a real creature, while others believe that it is just a myth. There are several possible explanations for the sightings, such as misidentification of other animals or hoaxes.
What Does The Downey Booger Look Like?
The Downey Booger is described as a tall hairy creature that looks half human, half animal. It stands at about 7 feet (2 meters) tall with some people saying it has a tail while others say that it has no tail at all.
The Downey Booger Legend
The first reported sighting of the Downey Booger cryptid was in the late 1800s. Two cousins by the names of John and Joe Downey were traveling home from a dance late in the evening. Suddenly a creature unlike anything they had ever seen before jumped out in front of them. The horses turned and bolted and refused to go down that section of road again so the boys had to find another way home. They arrived home early the next morning but their family was skeptical about their story.
However, a few months later a family was frightened by the creature when returning from church. Just like the Downey brothers, the creature bolted out in front of the family before disappearing just as quickly again.
Later a man by the name of Jim Jackson was travelling along the same route when he sensed something was following him. He slowly looked over his shoulder and saw a creature standing on two feet behind his wagon. He pulled out his gun and shot the creature twice. He said that it screamed before quickly running away on three feet. A group was formed to try to find the creature but all they found were a few traces of blood.