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The Pope Lick Monster

Jul 17, 2008
A teenager acting on a dare is attempting to cross the Norfolk Southern Railway trestle over Pope Lick Creek, in the Fisherville area of Louisville, Kentucky. Looking down from the dizzying 100 foot trestle he would see the burbling water of the Pope Lick Creek. On a warm sunny day, the trestle would seem so harmless...so quiet...so guiltless of the death of many people. Because the Jefferson County is hilly and wooded, the acoustic of the area makes it hard to hear an oncoming train. You will only see the train when it is already on top of the trestle. The trestle has no walkways and ledges. It would take about 10 minutes for a train to pass the trestle.

Add to that the vibration of the speeding train. It would be impossible to hold on from the railroad ties. A person trapped on the railway would either be rundown by the train or face his death by jumping over the trestle. What does this bit of info about a train trestle have to do with the Pope Lick Monster, the creature has used this area to lure people to their death.

Sightings of the Pope Lick monster began in late 1940s and early 1950s. It was said that a half man half Capra Aegagrus Hircusgoat (a goat) haunts the trestle. The human goat hybrid was seen to have a grotesquely deformed body of a man, have powerful fur covered goat legs, an alabaster skinned face with an aquiline nose and wide set eyes. Short, sharp horns protrude from the forehead and nestled by long greasy hair that matched the color of the fur on the legs.

The pope lick monster lures his victims by using hypnosis. He is also known to mimic voices. The victim would hear the voice of a loved one asking for help on the train trestle at night. Drawn to the voice and focused on helping the loved one, the victim will not notice the approaching train and would either be run down or plunge the 100 foot height to his death. The monster has also been known to attack a victim using a blood stained rusty axe. However, the monster prefers to harass its victims by pelting them with stones and making disturbing noises. It derives sadistic pleasures in terrorizing people who have the misfortune of coming to his domain.

The origin of the pope lick monster was never verified. It was said that the monster was the outcome of the perverted bond between a farmer and a goat. Others would say that the monster was a circus freak out to wreak vengeance to the people who have been cruel to him.

There is a website that describes the Pope Lick Monster and numerous other creatures of Cryptozoology in detail, this website is called: Unknown Creatures and it may be found at this url: http://www.unknown-creatures.com

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Robert W. Benjamin has been in the software business on the internet for over 8 years, and has been producing low-cost software for the past 25+ years. He first released software on the AMIGA and C64 computer systems in the late 1970's-80's. Robert has written many articles pertaining to numerous subjects, and he has also developed over 6 different websites. Easy To Speak English http://www.easytospeakenglish.com
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