Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Monster in Two Egg? Residents report seeing the "Two Egg Stump Jumper"

Two Egg, of course, has long been known for its unusual stories, including the tale of how the community got its odd name in the first place.

Witnesses in an area about seven miles northeast of the downtown crossroads, however, are telling a story that may be the strangest yet! They report they are seeing a mysterious creature that locals have taken to calling the Two Egg Stump Jumper!

Described as a "mini" Bigfoot or "hobbit" like creature, the unusual hairy animal has been seen twice by two unconnected eyewitnesses in the area of woods, swamps and ponds about one mile north of the ghost town of Old Parramore. It is said to be smaller than a human, but stands upright and runs on two legs.

The first sighting was at night. An eyewitness reports that he heard strange noises outside his home and went out to investigate, only to be started by the sight of a "pale" upright creature running away on two legs. The second sighting was in early evening and took place at a swampy area not far from Circle Hill Baptist Church. The creature this time was described as "small and standing on two legs, sort of a mini-Bigfoot."

Such stories are not new in Florida. Residents of Central and South Florida have long told of encounters with a small upright creature they call the "Skunk Ape" or "Swamp Ape." They are, however, new to the Two Egg region of Jackson County.

To learn more, please visit our new Two Egg Stump Jumper page at www.twoeggfla.com/monster.

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