72 - The Dwayyo and the Snallygaster

In the 1930s, a flying creature haunted Maryland, one whose name became almost synonymous with freakish beings. And thirty years later, another animal, one which was connected in some people’s minds to the previous one. These are most of the original accounts of these two creatures as described in the newspapers.

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“Bovalopus Scares Emmitsburg Folks.” Hagerstown Daily Mail, March 6, 1909.

“Bovalopus Snallygaster Swoops Down on Village.” Baltimore Evening Sun, November 25, 1932.

“Dwayyo Could Be A Modern Snallygaster.” Frederick News, December 3, 1965,

“Dwayyo Hunt Flops.” Frederick News, December 9, 1965.

“Dwayyo Hunt Planned.” Frederick News, December 6, 1965.

“Dwayyo Hunt Tonight.” Frederick News, December 8, 1965.

“Dwayyo Monster is Still Running Loose.” Frederick News, December 1, 1965.

“Elusive Dwayyo Still Uncaptured.” Frederick News, December 2, 1965.

“Hark! Ghastly Bovalopus Terrorizes Mountain Folk.” Camden (NJ) Morning Post, November 26, 1932.

“John Barleycorn Ends Career of Snallygaster.” Baltimore Evening Sun, December 1, 1932.

“Marylanders Oil Their Guns To Hunt That Danged Bovalopus.” Pittsburgh (PA) Press, November 27, 1932.

“Mysterious Dwayyo On Loose in County.” Frederick News, November 29, 1965.

“Saw the Vampire.” Cumberland Evening Times, February 8, 1909.

“Snallygaster Made First Boonsboro Visit Back in 1909.” Baltimore Evening Sun, November 25, 1932.

Opsasnick, Mark. The Maryland Bigfoot Digest: A Survey of Creature Sightings in the Free State. Xlibris, 2004.



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