The Foam Monster
Witnesses: Glenn and his brother (last names on file)
Length of sighting: 2 or 3 minutes
City: Ryland Heights
“My brother and I were swimming in Decoursey Creek on my parents’ farm. It’s located at the junction of what used to be Old Decoursey Road and State Hwy 177 (Decoursey Pike). Old Decoursey Road is now called Marshall Road. In the 60's this was a rural area of Kenton county. It's still partially rural, but suburbia has crept further south.
We were both around 9 or 10 years old, playing and splashing in a 3 or 4 foot deep hole in the creek. The creek was full of fish and wildlife in those days. My brother saw it first and told me. I looked among a thick growth of small water willow trees that grew along the creek bank. The creature was a dirty white color, similar to the color of muddy white foam that gathers along creeks during a flood. We were so frightened we ran back to our house about 200 yards away and in terror discussed what we had saw. We named it the Foam Monster because of it's color. It was hard to judge height because it was crouched over in the willow trees, but it had long straggly, dirty white hair, red or pinkish eyes, and it was very wide. It never chased us, but we did hear it going through the woods up the steep hillside afterwards from the safety of our 2nd floor farmhouse window. We were scared to swim or fish in the creek for several months afterwards, but the terror we had that day is still vivid in my memory. The area is different today as the state took my parents home and bottomland to build a new bridge on Highway 177 around 1990. They moved so much dirt around what used to be a large flat creek bottom where the house sat that it looks like a steep hill as they moved the road too.
Sketch by Terry Thomas as Described by Witness
Glenn is 56 years old and a carpenter. He was very humble and sincere over the phone. His story was consistent with his initial report and he never embellished his answers. If he didn’t remember or recall seeing a certain feature of the creature he answered as such.
Glenn’s rough estimate of the distance the creature was to them was maybe 50ft. They only saw it from its chest up as it appeared to be crouched in the thick reeds. Hard, dense trees were immediately behind the creature. When asked about its height, Glenn said, “It was taller than us, but because I never saw it stand completely up, I don’t know it’s exact height.” It was muscular with wide shoulders, no neck and its left arm was up in the air holding onto a nearby willow branch. Its right arm hung straight down. It was covered in long, white, dirty hair, except for it’s face and the palm of its left hand. The hair surrounded the face. The skin seemed to be tan in color. The eyes were large and solid pinkish-red, he could not remember seeing the whites of the eyes. The head was slightly domed-shaped with a slight point towards the top. It’s nose was very wide and flat. Glenn did not recall much detail about the mouth, so he guessed it may have been closed. The entire sighting only lasted maybe a minute. Glenn did recall a bad odor, “It smelled like sewer and/or rotten eggs.” The creature began to stand as the boys turned and ran. As they watched out the second floor window of their house, they could hear it breaking branches as it retreated up the hillside. The boys did not tell their parents. For many years after the boys’ encounter, Glenn remembers neighbors and high school friends who also had sightings.
Researcher and artist, Terry Thomas met the witness at the sighting location. Although the exact spot has changed over the years due to urban sprawl, the witness found a similar location. Under careful direction from the witness, Terry was able to re-create the creature.- Charlie Raymond and Terry Thomas, Investigators
Website Submission 6-5-10
first name: Arthur (last name on file)
Website Submission on 11-17-06
Your first name: Chris (last name on file)
Which county? Kenton
Estimated date? 11/14/06
Estimated time? 11:30 PM
What city, or nearest city? Ft. Thomas
Length of time the encounter lasted: less than a minute
How many witnesses? one eyewitness, two heard sounds
Please describe your encounter: My companion, Liz, and I were sitting on her porch smoking cigarettes and talking. There are dense woods behind her house and about 20 years of lawn between the porch and the woods and the porch light was on and cast a fair amount of light onto the lawn. We could easily see the treeline but not past the first line of trees. Shortly after we sat down we were startled by the loud crack of a limb or branch. We thought it odd but wrote it off to the natural falling of a limb. After that, because we were then aware of the sounds from the trees, noticed some rustling and the sound of someone moving around. I yelled "hey, watcha doing back there" thinking that it was kids trying to spy on us. it continued and then we heard another limb break further back in the woods (not as loud as the first). I grabbed a flashlight and walked back to the woods with the intention of looking like a tough guy and yelling at whoever was back there. When I reached the woods I stood at the treeline and shined the flashlight in and yelled "hey." it was then that I saw walking away about 40 ft in front of me what I thought was a small bear (4-5 ft tall) walking on two legs. I got really excited and shouted "HEY" to try to get it to turn around but it didn't. I freaked out and ran back to Liz and we went inside because I wasn't enough of a tough guy to keep smoking cigs outside.
Describe the creature with detail: Looked like a small
bear. About 4-5 ft tall and walked on two legs. It was covered with
hair and had a thick body. I couldnt see much else bc it was dark.
Witness stated, 'Hair was either black or brown and looked shaggy but
I couldn't determine length. It looked like it covered the entire body.
No sounds. The only sounds we heard were the breaking of the branches
and some rustling that sounded like footsteps. As far as the head and
body go: it just looked like a bear or a short stocky person standing
up and walking. The stride made it look like it was hobbling a bit.
As it was walking away all I could see was the shaggy hair, not really
any visible shape to the head. No smell. No footprints that I could
find but I didn't look real hard. There are a bunch of leaves back there
which is why we could hear it walking/rustling around. It was definitely
weird tho. Good luck with the research. I'll be keeping my eyes peelled
towards those woods."
first name: Rick
Kenton County - Covington 1959
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