No. 4: The White Thing
Also known as the White Creature, this monster of the mountains that rise along the lower Kanawha Valley has been described as being as large as a bear though shaped like a dog. Its saber-like fangs extend from a ravenous mouth, and the beast is covered in filthy white, woolly fur. It first entered the annals of folklore in 1965 in the book "The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales," a collection of stories compiled by Ruth Ann Musick. A folklorist, Musick proposed that such beasts appeared to be both phantom and physical.
The thing appears to be related to Sheepsquatch, which, according to Monstropedia.org, has been encountered in Boone, Mason, Putnam, and Kanawha counties in western and southwestern West Virginia. A gorge of sightings took place near Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in the mid-1990s, though reports continue, according to the site.
It's front limbs are similar to those of a raccoon but are larger. From its head sprouts horns like those of a goat. It has a long tail, not unlike that of a raccoon. A stench of sulfur surrounds it. The creature has been seen racing through the woods and scurrying down riverbanks to drink. Some witnesses claim to have seen it standing on its hind legs like a bear. Others say it has four eyes. Others have heard it scream." Click Box 5 below to encounter the next monster.