Saturday, September 19, 2009
Montie the Monster
In November of 1945, residents of Pottstown, Pennsylvania reported sightings of a bizarre creature in the Sheep's Hill area. The monster was dubbed Montie. The beast raided hen houses, and frightened children with his growls: it supposedly "cried like a baby", by one account. Others attribute screams, barks, wails and hyena-like laughs to the creature. Although likewise described physically in many ways, most seemed to agree that it was black with a long tail. This appearance, along with the sounds it made, make it likely to have been one of the typically-seen black cougars.