Wikipedia or go to the "official" Flatwoods Monster website, but what interests me most about this story is the description of the creature. Similar to other recounted alien sightings, the creature had an elongated head, but this one's head was diamond shaped and the the body was at least 7 feet tall. Alas there are no photos just some awesome drawings.
The community recovered from their scare and the story has become a well-loved legend. In past years there was a three-day Flatwoods Monster Festival; the West Virginia Department of Education has a Green Monster Salad on the school lunch menu; and best of all, the Braxton CVB has a page on the monster with directions to the location of the sighting and coloring book pages for the kids. No, wait, there's more! You can buy t-shirts of depictions of the monster and a groovy ceramic lantern. Good for you, Braxton County, good for you.
|Flatwoods T-shirt (TeePublic)|
|Green Monster T-shirt (TeePublic)|
|Bearhaven Ceramic Green Monster Lantern|