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'Six-Foot Man Goat' Spotted Lurking Near UK Village In Middle Of The Night

Tom Wood

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'Six-Foot Man Goat' Spotted Lurking Near UK Village In Middle Of The Night

A driver believes that they might have spotted a ‘six-foot goat man’ roaming around a village.

Yes, put aside your fears of World War Three and Covid-19, because we’ve got bigger fish to fry here.

At around 02:00am in the Northamptonshire village of Staverton, people travelling by car were shocked to see a large figure looming over them out of the darkness.

It hung around for just a moment before disappearing again, leaving only the void of mystery behind it.


The person who spotted it immediately consulted the internet - posting as GallopingHighRoad - asking Mumsnet about the mysterious creature.

Who knows what it actually was? Credit: Alamy
Who knows what it actually was? Credit: Alamy

They said: "We had been away for a few nights and travelled back quite late.

"Towards the end of our journey, this was about 2am, we were driving along an A Road in a rural area when something crossed the road in front of us in full headlights for about three seconds.


"It was about the height of a person, maybe 6ft or over, but had short powerful legs and hips which seemed to move in a circular fluid fashion.

"It was not a deer because it stood on two legs. This was in the midlands and the area is traditional rolling fields and woodland.

"In this particular spot there are no houses or buildings, nearest is over a mile away.

"We drove back today as its only seven miles from home to look at the road layout and whatever it was moved into a wide bowl-shaped field dropping down to a stream.


"Any ideas?"

Because this is the internet we’re talking about, there were a few ideas.

They narrowed down the search to a lay-by on the A425, not far from Staverton.

Here's where the beast was seen. Credit: Google Maps
Here's where the beast was seen. Credit: Google Maps

They later added: “The closest we can describe is a large man-goat on hind legs, but really stocky ones.

“Obviously not that though. No animals in surrounding fields when we go there today.”

One suggestion is that it could have been a wallaby.

Yes, the marsupial beast from Australia is known to live wild in certain parts of the UK after having escaped from captivity.


That’s one theory.

Another – admittedly less likely – theory is that it could be a bear.

However, others have suggested that it might be some cryptid from the depths of our imagination.

Now we’re talking.

One person commented: "Not a goatman, slenderman, sasquatch. These things don't exist.

"Colour - dark brown, but always hard to tell in full beam.

"The 'thin bear' is best way to describe it. Droopy shoulders, but wide hips etc at base. But obviously not a bear in UK."

Well, that clears that up, then.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Alamy

Topics: UK News, Animals, Weird

Tom Wood
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