Does a mysterious “pigman” still terrorize people in a small, Vermont town?
In 1971, a farmer in Northfield, Vt. went to investigate some strange noises coming from his backyard one night. He turned on his outside light and peered out the kitchen window, expecting to see a raccoon or plump squirrel sifting through his garbage. Instead he met the gaze of a man-sized figure lurking along the edges of the yellow light. His body was covered in white hair and he had the facial features of a pig.
A few seconds later the being darted back into the shadows. A few days passed before the Pigman was spotted again, this time by a group of students outside of the high school during a dance. Reports are vague as to who ran away faster – the students or the creature – but both quickly left the scene.
Pigman a rural legend?
Since these initial sightings, the Pigman has become a sort of “rural legend” in Northfield, and more than one nighttime traveler has claimed he encountered the Pigman while driving his car along a deserted country road, the hairy white beast narrowly missing the front-end of the vehicle.
Sightings of the “Pigman” continue to this very day. In 2015, a television series called Monsters and Mysteries in America featured the infamous Pigman of Northfield, VT, with comments by Chad Abramovich of ObscureVermont.