Another state gets its very own official cryptid. This one is for Missouri.
In February, 1967, farmer Claude Edwards of Tuscumbia, Missouri stepped into his yard to find a gaggle of strange, possibly extraterrestrial visitors waddling around his field. He described the creatures as three-foot tall, gray-green penguin-like creatures with either large black eyes or black goggles, and curious black coverings on their snouts. The beings were trundling around a large, metal, mushroom-shaped object-- apparently their spacecraft.
Mr. Edwards grabbed a pair of rocks and approached the creatures and their craft, intending to punch a hole in the vehicle to keep it from taking off. He was stopped dead, however, by an invisible force field around the site. He threw his first rock, which bounced harmlessly off the wall. The second rock went through, but merely skittered over the top of the mushroom-craft and fell over the other side. Edwards aggressive actions apparently unnerved the space penguins, however, for they quickly retreated into their ship and took off into the sky.
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