The Dover Demon is a strange creature that was seen in Dover, Massachusetts in 1977
Three friends were driving down a long and winding road surrounded by woods and fields. Suddenly, they noticed a weird animal climbing over a stone wall on the left of the road. As they approached, the creature was caught in their headlights and it stopped and stared straight at them. It had glowing orange eyes that resembled glass marbles. â€œIt looked like a baby’s body with long arms and legs. It had a big head about the same size as the body, it was sort of melon shapedâ€, Bartlett stated. He went on to describe it as having no facial feature and a peach colored skin with a texture like sharkskin. As he raced past the creature he could see it clutching onto the rocks with its long spindly fingers.
Later that evening, a 15-year old boy was returning home when he noticed a strange figure walking towards him. The figure had an unusually large head. â€œI was about 15 feet away from it when I stopped and it stoppedâ€¦â€ John said, â€œWe just stood there, I was looking at it and Iâ€™m sure it was looking at me. I could barely see the shape of itâ€¦I said one more time, who is that?â€
The boy took one more step forward and it quickly dashed into the woods. He could hear this thing making its way through the brush. Curious to discover who or what it was, John quickly followed behind it. Reaching the bottom of the embankment, he could see on the other side of a brook. He now could clearly see the outline of the creatureâ€™s body. “All these thoughts going through my mind, â€œJohn told investigators, â€œyou know, ‘what is this? A monkey, maybe?’â€¦ As I was looking really close, there I could see the eyesâ€¦ it was looking at meâ€¦ I just stared at it for another few minutesâ€¦â€ Soon John began to feel very uncomfortable. â€œI got all these feelings that it was thinking to itself, or waiting to spring or whatever, you know, and so I backed up the bank kind of fast and my heart started beating really fastâ€¦” He ran to Farm St and got a ride home. That night he drew a picture of the creature he had seen. It had glowing eyes and strongly resembled the thing Bill Bartlett had seen.
The next night, an 18-year old boy was driving his girlfriend home. The couple saw something at the edge of the bridge on the left hand side of the road. “As I looked at it, it kind of looked a minute like an ape.â€ She claimed, â€œAnd then I looked at the head and the head was very big and it was a very weird headâ€¦ It had bright green eyes and the eyes just glowed like, they were just looking exactly at me.” It had a tan hairless body, and a watermelon-shaped head that was featureless. They only saw it for a moment as it crouched in the road, and then it was gone. This would be the last sighting of the creature.
Over the next month several local papers ran stories concerning the sightings and they called the strange creature “The Dover Demon”.
Since then there have been many theories as to what the Dover Demon was. Some people believe it has a strong resemblance to the alien beings witnessed in many UFO sightings. We may never know the truth, so next time you’re in driving through Dover, Keep one eye on the road and the other eye out for the Dover Demon!