Fletchertown Road

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The Goat Man is an urban legend about a being who escaped from the nearby Department of Agriculture Research Center. Said to be a product of a human-animal breeding experiment, the escaped Goat Man murdered and ate many victims in the 1950s and ’60s. As recently as the 1970s, something half-man and half-animal has been reported in the area woods. Witnesses said he had red eyes and tattered, bloody clothing.

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Fletchertown Road
Bowie, MD
United States

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38.9904696, -76.78697999999997
Prince George's County, Maryland
Nearest Towns:
Glenn Dale, MD (1.8 mi.)
Seabrook, MD (3.5 mi.)
Goddard, MD (3.6 mi.)
Lanham, MD (4.3 mi.)
Bowie, MD (4.5 mi.)
Springdale, MD (4.6 mi.)
Greenbelt, MD (4.9 mi.)
Woodmore, MD (4.9 mi.)
Mitchellville, MD (5.1 mi.)
New Carrollton, MD (5.2 mi.)


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  1. I was driving along this road one night. I used to live near Bowie, but now live in California. I spotted something along the side of the road. It’s lower body was hidden in the leaves, but I could see its head. A goat. Assuming it was a regular goat, I just kept driving. At that time I wasn’t into monsters like I am now, so I didnt know about the goat man. Like four seconds later, I noticed the goat was following me down the road, right behind me. But it wasn’t a goat. It was wearing clothes and looked human! I screamed as loud as I could and slammed on the gas pedal. I have never driven on that road ever since.

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