Your Weekend Creature Comforts: The Dover Demon

Happy weekend followers, sticking with my theme of winter creatures, this week’s monster spotlight falls on one that is not only used to the snow, but arises from good old Massachusetts where I spent the last 8 years of my life.

Dover demon

This creature made itself known during the late winter of 1977. During a period of 24 hours, 3 separate groups of individuals witnessed this cryptic creature crawling around the town of Dover, Massachusetts. While there have been no further definitive sightings of these monster since then, reading the accounts and descriptions of the creature given by those that saw it is just a little chilling, making you wonder where this demon might currently be lurking, and when it might show itself again.


The first sighting was by three teenage boys in their truck, who slowed as their headlights illuminated an animal crawling along a stone wall in Dover, MA. The monster had an abnormally large head and gigantic eyes, though no nose, ears, or mouth could be seen as it turned its large orb eyes to gaze in their direction. The creature also had long thing arms with slender hands that allowed it to grip the stone wall as it ambled about.

An hour later two teenage boys walking home along a street saw the creature, describing it very similarly to the first group of boys. And the following morning two teenage girls were driving along the road when they two saw the same creature, only this time it’s eyes appeared green in the light of their headlight’s reflection.


All witnesses described the demon as about the size of a goat, and the featureless face aside from the abnormally large eyes remained the most telling descriptor of the monster.

While the creature has not officially been seen again since 1977, the drawings made by those who spotted it still send chills down the spines of anyone that happens to be driving through Dover, MA on a cold, dark winter night.


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Posted on January 18, 2014, in Creature Comforts and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I had never heard of it before. Cool stuff!

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