57 - Montie the Monster and Others

In November 1945, the rural Sheep Hill district in northern Chester County just south of Pottstown, Pennsylvania was prowled by a mysterious beast capable of gigantic leaps and screams. And in March 1973, another animal appeared and killed animals at Ringing Hill in Pottsgrove Township. Also: the Wild Man of Chestnut Hill, the “Jersey Madman,” the Dorlan Devil, and the Coatesville “Roof Rabbit.”

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SOURCES

“All around the town,” Pottstown Mercury, November 15, 1945.

“All around the town,” Pottstown Mercury, November 17, 1945.

“Body of fox solves mystery.” Pottstown Mercury, November 7, 1945.

“Buzzing.” Pottstown Mercury, April 3, 1973.

“Casualties mount to four as mystery animal continues to evade posses at Sheep Hill.” Pottstown Mercury. November 14, 1945.

“Creature quiet, no sightings are reported.” Pottstown Mercury, March 20, 1973.

“Dorlan's devil cuts up didos.” Pottstown Mercury, July 30, 1937.

“Evidence of creature is found.” Pottstown Mercury, March 19, 1973.

“Expert says creature belongs to dog family.” Pottstown Mercury, March 30, 1973.

“Game protector declares 'terror' has moved away; far, far away.” Pottstown Mercury, November 21, 1945.

“Hunt for Montie the Monster outdoes Gettysburg battle, says alarmed Sheep Hiller.” Harrisburg Evening News, November 5, 1945.

“'Jersey Devil' is captured and proves silver fox not much bigger than tom-cat.” Harrisburg Evening News, August 21, 1937.

“Man believes 'The Thing' is his lost dog.” Pottstown Mercury, November 17, 1945.

“Mangled rabbit found in borough.” Pottstown Mercury, April 6, 1973.

“Monster cause of excitement in New Jersey.” Shamokin News-Dispatch, January 23, 1932.

“Montie the Monster object of search near Pottstown.” Dunkirk (NY) Evening Observer, November 15, 1945.

“Mysterious animal is finally seen.” Pottstown Mercury, November 9, 1945.

“Mysterious beast is sought in Chester Co.” Lebanon Daily News, February 15, 1939.

“Mysterious creature believed back in vicinity of Ringing Hill.” Pottstown Mercury, March 29, 1973.

“North Coventry mystery still unsolved.” Pottstown Mercury, November 8, 1945.

“Posse of 40 men fails to locate 'crying cat.'” Pottstown Mercury, November 10, 1945.

“Strange animal is roaming in North Coventry.” Pottstown Mercury, November 6, 1945.

“There's a glowakus loose down in Coatesville; durn thing has foot-long neck and screams.” Reading Times, February 15, 1939.

“Turkey lures Norco animal, cries heard.” Pottstown Mercury, November 19, 1945.

“Two persons injured on 'panther' hunt.” Pottstown Mercury, November 12, 1945.

Binder, John K. “Game protector and police act to prevent hunting of beast.” Pottstown Mercury, November 15, 1945.

—. “North Coventry mystery animal may be a puma, resident says.” Pottstown Mercury, November 13, 1945.

—. “Search for mystery animal is spurred on by fresh tracks.” Pottstown Mercury, November 16, 1945.

Kessler, Barbara. “Creature sightings, incidents increase.” Pottstown Mercury, March 16, 1973.

—. “Mystery beast stalks Pottsgroves.” Pottstown Mercury, March 15, 1973.

—. “Speculation grows: what could creature be?” Pottstown Mercury, March 17, 1973.

McCloy, James E. and Ray Miller, Jr. Phantom of the Pines: More Tales of the Jersey Devil. Moorestown, NJ: Middle Atlantic Press, 1998.

Pitchford, Charles. “Creature changes location, attacks poodle.” Pottstown Mercury, March 24, 1973.

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https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/you-ask-youker-was-the-last-wild-panther-in-pennsylvania-shot-in-berks-county

https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/59/messages/861.html

https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Education/WildlifeNotesIndex/Pages/Fisher.aspx

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