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Flatwoods Monster by Monster-Man-08 Flatwoods Monster by Monster-Man-08
-- Flatwoods, West Virginia, USA--
-- September 12, 1952--

A ten-foot metallic creature surrounded in a malodorous miasma that sickened those that saw it. A fireball/crashing UFO was also sighted right before the Monster appeared.

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When the hell did it become a lizard?
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:iconluciiusowlz:
LuciiusOwlz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool art! even though the Flatwoods monster was 100% an Owl.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool pic
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TheSmollestOfBeans Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I know the Flatwoods Monster is meant to be a mechanical lifeform, though the cowl behind its head does resemble a certain type of plant.

Amazing work, though!
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BassoeG Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Am I the only one vaguely reminded of an atmospheric diving suit? Which I guess is in its own way appropriate, assuming that the Monster was wearing its equivalent of a spacesuit to protect against the terrestrial environmental conditions utterly different than whatever it was adapted for. Presumably the toxic fog surrounding the Monster was a mutual problem for it as well as humanity as its suit had been damaged in the saucer crash and we found its leaking artificially maintained environment as inhospitable as it found our natural one.
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Mnemothra Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional
Brilliant! :)
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
i like your depiction of the flatwoods monster, it sometimes appeared to disguise as an owl.
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:iconmultiomniversal124:
Cool alien and two quick questions: is the thing around its head something like a plant/flower type thing or a frill? And is it a plant based alien or something else?
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Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
That's a cowl behind its head, and it's a mechanical alien.
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Multiomniversal124 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
Thank you kind sir and have a nice day! 😄 
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Scotoadox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
One of the few cryptids to actually creep me out. Another one's Mothman, so I guess I have a phobia of semi humanoid flying things with big glowing eyes XP
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shyguy-kun Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
thats awesome
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:iconalcaniruvi-the-magus:
Awesome.

Those eyes, man...:tremble: 
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Sean1m Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"When the hell did it become a lizard?"
I think one of the sitings stated that it took off the odd head piece or helmet or whatever and the top half of its suit (but not the skirt) revealing a lizard like reptilian creature.

Nice work btw. I like the robotic aspect you gave it.
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Serial-man Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I know, that Monsterquest episode was full of suck.
But you give the Flatwoods monster back its dignity.
Great job!
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ardashir Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Great art here. You did an amazing job of showing the Phantom of Flatwoods as originally reported.
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SwampertMania Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I'm sorry but how in he'll can an Owl expel gas that gives people cancer? Dumb experts, too afraid to admit it was an Alien.....
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
:iconitwasaliensplz:
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glargondangit56 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite alien....I have no idea why, though...
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OMGguy-ngk Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
just a few observations. the creature is said to be reptilian, while you made it look metallic. also it had two fingers. i dont mean to sound critical, i love your style, just making a few notes
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Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
The two-fingered reptillian is actually a completely different supposed creature shoe-horned into the Flatwoods case, presumably because "alien theorists" feel the need to connect every damn UFO/cryptid case together for whatever inexplicable reasons, and is best left totally ignored.
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OMGguy-ngk Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
oh yeah. they said the monster, in some cases, had a metallic suit. in that light, i think you did a really good damn job. it really looks like a forensic sketch
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Onatu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, the Flatwoods Monster. I really love this guy, just because it is one of the most mysterious entities of I have heard of. It also helps that its description looks really cool.
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johnnydaman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
this is how i see that monster,its half and half,nice work i dont like the idea that he is a robot,but i believe that he is a biological entity with mech parts...maybe a suit? or a cyborg but he isnt something that we can understand...maybe its something else,but certainly you made a great work ;)
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Is the ball the moon or its ship? I assume it's the moon, which begs the question: why didn't you draw its ship?
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GamemasterXtreme Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Looks like a yu-gi-oh monster
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lobdopss Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
When the hell did it become a lizard?

to quote Indrid Cold:
"It depends on who's looking"
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Brent-Starkiller Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
It's those things you have to save the ranch from in Majora's Mask.
:protip:
You don't need to ride the horse, just put the bunny hood on and be sure to set the passage of time to the fastest setting and just run around and shoot them.
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i-like-pie-so-much-2 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
's what I did. Another tip? Listen to the dog. He will turn and bark at nearby aliens.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The lizard thing was, as I recall, completely made up by one of those "monster hunter" TV shows to try and fuse the flatwoods story with the lizardman legend, nothing at all to do with the original report.

Love the joints and spaceship look here!
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naupathique Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
i was disappointed they didn't show a computer generated version of what they REALLY saw- a full suited mechanical-like alien, although, supposedly, this is just his suit. a few days later a dead alien similar to what they showed in monster quest was found near wheeling- top part green lizard-like alien, bottom part metal "pleats." (my info from this book, by frank freschino, who was in that episode actually.)

anyway, i like your rendition! love how you can see he's hovering.
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LE-the-Creator Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That lizard is a disgrace. I wanna see the REAL Flatwoods reduce it to a pulp.
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dodoman1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have seen some weird-ass interpretations of the Flatwoods Monster. My first encounter with it was in a book in my elementary school library, which described it as a "demon"; the hilariously bad illustration gave it a face like Majora's Mask, and laser vision.

I like how your illustration makes it look like the head is organic and the rest is mechanical.
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CorsairOriginal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Aaaaahhhh this thing this thing this thing freaks me out so much! XDDD

And it was a boss in Space Harrier!
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Rasec-Wizzlbang Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Monsterquest really pissed me off when I saw that episode... How does something like that turn into a lizardman in a high-tech wheelchair?
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monstermyth23 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I mean, seriously? This isn't the Lizard Man! The most official pictures of this beast show no detail of the face! And what's with this two-finger-crap? It has METALLIC CLAWS!!!
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Jesus-lizard Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
That monsterquest thing /really/ pissed me off when I first saw it.

This guy seems to get creepier and more interesting every time I see a picture of him.
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Rasec-Wizzlbang Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously.. Damn telephone game, turning it into a damn lizardman in a high-tech Wheelchair...
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Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
They also threw in the "Starchild" skull for some reason. =/
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Rasec-Wizzlbang Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked the facial reconstruction they did of it, though. That was pretty interesting.
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