The Van Meter Creature

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First seen in 1903, the Van Meter Creature is a monster with batlike wings and a horn on its head that glows with blinding light. It may also manifest as a hovering spot of light. Shortly after it began to terrorize the townsfolk, strange sounds started coming from a coal mine nearby, so a posse was assembled. As they approached the mine, the creature barreled out, followed by a second one. Shots fired were ineffective as the monsters flew away. Guards posted at the shaft saw the two monsters eventually plunge back into the mine, and no one ever saw them again.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Van Meter, Iowa
United States

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GPS:
41.526067, -93.94958889999998
County:
Dallas County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Van Meter, IA (0.5 mi.)
De Soto, IA (3.1 mi.)
Waukee, IA (6.8 mi.)
Adel, IA (7.0 mi.)
Earlham, IA (9.3 mi.)
Cumming, IA (10.1 mi.)
Dallas Center, IA (11.0 mi.)
West Des Moines, IA (11.0 mi.)
Patterson, IA (12.8 mi.)
Clive, IA (12.8 mi.)

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  1. We live only 18miles from this site and we have been experiencing a lot of weird activity in our home in Saint Charles. I don’t think it is related to this site but we are looking for somebody to help us with the activity going on in our home and surrounding us and especially our youngest daughter.

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