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Huggin Molly is a ghostly cryptid that is associated with the town of Abbeville, Alabama with stories being passed down for generations becoming a very important part of the town’s local folklore and culture.

Cryptid Name:Huggin Molly
Location:Abbeville, Alabama, USA
Map of where Huggin Molly is found
Category:Supernatural Cryptid
Description:Tall, gaunt, and ghostly woman with pale skin who wears a long dress and cloak.
Size:Taller than the average person – 7 feet / 2 meters tall. 
Behavior/Characteristics:Restless, roams the streets at night, surprising and hugging people, often to frighten them. No reported cases of causing physical harm.
Habitat/Environment:Dark streets and alleyways of Abbeville.
Evidence:Eyewitness sightings, but no physical evidence has been found.
Sightings and Encounters:Numerous sightings over the years, but none have been verified.
Skepticism/Explanations:Some people believe that Huggin’ Molly is a real creature, while others believe that she is simply a ghost or a figment of the imagination.

What Does Huggin Molly Look Like?

Huggin Molly Picture
Artist’s Impression of Huggin Molly

Huggin Molly is described as being a tall gaunt woman with pale skin and a ghosly presence.

She wears a dark dress with a hood that is said to obscure her face.

Some say that she has long black hair while others have said that she has glowing red eyes.

The Legend Of Huggin Molly

No one is sure where the legend of Huggin Molly began. It is said that she is the ghost of a woman who lost her child and, in order to deal with her pain, she would hug all the local children. Even after death, she still restlessly wanders the street looking for children to hug.

If you are unlucky enough to be found by Huggin Molly at night, she will give you a big bear hug and scream in your ear before disappearing.

In an interview with Dave Cox, a historian and author, we are told that the first reports received about Huggin Molly were from Phoenix City in the late 1800s. Over the years that followed, reports about the creature were being received in other states as well with pranksters also dressing up as Molly and frightening locals in the streets at night.

Over time it became apparent that Huggin Molly had chosen Abbeville for her home and she has been in the town for over 100 years.

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