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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

West Virginia - The Bluefield Gargoyle. “50 States of Freaky!” Vol. 48

West Virginia - The Bluefield Gargoyle. “50 States of Freaky!” Vol. 48

Be sure you’re all caught up with this series! “50 States of Freaky”


West Virginia! Yeah…what’s in West Virginia? I’m sorry, but is there anything in West Virginia besides those small towns that have like, 100 people in them? Well, look on the bright side, it’s the perfect setting for a Hallmark movie! Eh, actually that’s an insult…you know what, we’re just gonna move on. So our next stop is Bluefield, West Virginia where supposedly, a real-life gargoyle was supposedly seem. Back in April 2004, a young boy was out playing in his back yard near the bushes when he heard something begin to rustle in the bushes. Suddenly, a creature appeared. It had solid, pointed black-eyes, frog-green skin, the face of a frog except it had teeth and outward facing ears that resembled gloves on the side of it’s head. The creature’s body was shaped like that of a Bulldog and it had webbed feet that turned inward when it walked (what is this, someone’s fucked up art project come to life?). The boy says the creature opened it’s mouth and hissed at him. The boy ran inside his house and his mother concluded that all he saw was a dog and they never spoke of it again. Now as an adult, the boy who saw this supposed gargoyle says that he’s afraid of the dark because what he saw that day was a real monster.

OK, I found the original story on’s paranormal stories section, and it’s probably one of the weirdest stories I’ve ever read. The gargoyle encounter is only about one to two paragraphs long and it’s towards the end, but there’s like five paragraphs before it that talk about nothing. Those five paragraphs have nothing to do with the actual sighting. They talk about some weird older couple that plays creepy Christian music on the piano and how the old guy looks like Allen Funt from “Candid Camera”. Basically, nonsensical stuff like that that has no impact on his sighting at all. To me, all that weird build up is a HUGE indication that this is a made up story. It just felt like I was reading a fictitious story and not a personal account of an encounter with a supernatural creature. Also you have to wonder, if this guy was a little kid in 2004 (let’s say he was at least seven years old), then how is it he’s a full grown adult now? Even if this was written in 2011-12, he’d be only about fifteen or sixteen. So why is he saying he’s an adult now? That’s the nail in the coffin for me. But, what’s your opinion on this story? Did this guy really see a gargoyle when he was a kid or is this just a creepypasta-type story?

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