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The Enfield Horror

The Three Legged,Ape Headed, Dinosaur Armed, Toe Stomping Swamp Beast of Southern Illinois

Alright kids we got a guest judge and a “home court” beast with, ahem… three legs… so let’s see if we can drag a few asses out of hiding to draw!

Let’s set the stage, 1973, Enfield Illinois, dude hears a scratching at his door, opens it to find a four foot tall, three legged, gray, tiny armed and giant pink eyed monster trying to get in, since its rural illinois, dude is obviously not far from his pistol, so he grabs it, and attempts to shoot said beast in the face…Maybe he hits it, maybe he doesnt, but thing hisses, bounds 75 feet away in three leaps and disappears…

Now with just one witness, you might be willing to just give this a “1970s cough syrup dream” pass… But! we’ve got another witness! A young boy who lives back yonder from original dude, was playing in his yard, only to look up into the giant pink eyes of what he described as a three legged ape. Said mutant ape stomps on said young child’s toes (ripping his shoes with his talon like claws even), and said kid promptly bursts into tears, runs to tell his parents, who in turn tell the authorities and a legend was born.

Now some folks call alien, others say secret genetic experiments, some just say mutant, hydro cephalic swamp slob (I’m pretty sure no one says that). Mostly I don’t care where you decide he’s from, I just wanna see silly pictures! So here’s what you’re working with:

  • From Illinois
  • 4-5 feet tall
  • has three legs (I’m just leaving it alone)
  • Has an enormous head with “flashlight large” pink eyes
  • Seemingly undersized arms that end in talons
  • Can jump crazy far
  • It obviously hates toes… and doors
  • It’s gray…


So there you go, we’ve got a celebrity judge this round, many time champion Midwestern Tanuki. Beyond the fact that I very much admire the depth of the Groening-esque, referential nerdery in his drawings (which you can see here)… Here’s what I know: Born and raised in the Chicagoland area… From an early age has had a major interest and knowledge of dinosaurs, kaiju, movie monsters, creatures of folklore/tall tales/mythology and cryptozoology… Is a creature/monster consultant for the soon to be released tabletop RPG, “Onward Bound: Long Road to Destiny”… has a creative sense of humor honed to a razor’s edged point of wit!

Anyways! Get those scribblers out, do your worst and send us some beasts! Cause we like silly drawings and I’ve still got too many shirts!

You’ve got til 11:59 PM CST June 14


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