The Fresno Nightcrawler, also known as the Fresno Alien or Fresno Nightwalker, is a very unusual cryptid that has been reported in and around Fresno, Califonia, United States.
|Cryptid Name:||Fresno Nightcrawler / Fresno Nightwalker / Fresno Alien|
|Location:||Fresno, California, USA, and surrounding areas|
|Category:||Supernatural / Folklore Cryptid|
|Description:||Bizarre humanoid creature with long, slender legs and a small, round head; no arms.|
|Size:||Approximately 4 to 5 feet tall.|
|Behavior/Characteristics:||Moves slowly, often with a swaying or wobbling motion; appears non-threatening and passive.|
|Habitat/Environment:||Sightings typically occur in residential areas and near woods or water bodies.|
|Evidence:||Limited and controversial video footage, eyewitness accounts, and local folklore.|
|Sightings and Encounters:||Multiple reported sightings, mainly in Fresno, with a few outside the area.|
|Skepticism/Explanations:||Theories range from hoaxes using puppetry or CGI to suggestions of an undiscovered species; skepticism regarding the authenticity of video evidence.|
What Do The Fresno Nightcrawlers Look Like?
Fresno Nightcrawlers are bizarre-looking humanoid cryptids with disproportionately long and slender legs and small roundish heads. They have no arms that can be seen which makes them look like a pair of walking pants!
How Big Are The Fresno Nightcrawlers?
Fresno Nightcrawlers are believed to be around 4 to 5 feet / 1.2 to 1.5 meters tall.
Fresno Nightcrawler Sightings
The first sighting of the Fresno Nightcrawler was reported in 2007 when a Fresno homeowner captured the unusual cryptid on his security cameras. He reported being woken up by dogs barking in the neighbourhood and when he check the CCTV footage he saw the Fresno Nightwalker strolling across his yard.
It is claimed that there were footprints left by the creature but unfortunately, these were washed away by rain by the time investigators got there. Unfortunately the original footage was also lost and all that remains is blurry and grainy footage recorded from a monitor.
The CCTV footage has been tested for authenticity, and researches were not able to find any evidence of image manipulation so it is believed that the footage is real.
Yosemite Park Nightwalkers
A few years after the original Fresno Nightcrawler footage was captured, more footage was captured in the Yosemite National Park. This footage also looks like it was captured by CCTV cameras and it is also grainy and unclear.
In this footage two nightcrawlers are seen. One bigger than the other.
In 2020 more CCTV video footage imerged, this time from Billings, Montata. A creature that looks just like the Fresno Nightwalker is once again seen in the surveilance footage (top right hand corner at about the 20 second mark). This footage is even more blury and unclear than the original Fresno nightwalker footage.
It is said that a deer carcus was found close to the area the next morning so some speculate that perhaps the nightcrawler could have been hunting… or perhpas this is a case of mistaken identity and the “nightcrawler” was perhaps a mountain lion or another similar preditor. Unfortunately with the footage being as blurry as it is, its hard to say.
in 2022, the following footage was captured in Sweden. The footage was taken in a remote area and the witness managed to get pretty close to the nightwalker. Many speculate that this footage is created with CGI.
Possible Fresno Nightcrawler Explanations – Hoax Or Real?
Of all the footage captured of the nightwalkers, only the first one from the Fresno sighting in 2007 seems to be verified as authentic, and there is still a lot of skepticism that surrounds it.
Most people agree that the other footage captured can be explained through various means, such as puppetry, CGI, digital manipulation, or other hoaxes. The authenticity of the 2007 Fresno sighting video itself has also faced a lot of scrutiny, with some experts suggesting it could be a sophisticated prank or a well-executed special effects creation.
As an example, here is a video that appears to show a small Fresno nightwalker crossing a yard (and swimming pool). However, of all the videos, this one appears more like a hoax than any of the others.