Ages ago I posted the above on an old site that I ran. I called it the Hairy Three-Legged Lopsided Egg-Looking Thing or HTLLELT. It was simply a terrible drawing by one of our friends that we had discovered in an old pad of newsprint. It was supposed to be a sketch for a sculpture that they intended to make out of cooked pasta, hot glue, and tinfoil (I was confused as well). Anyway, it cracked us up so I posted it it. Nothing much. However, years later I got this e-mail out of the blue:
Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXXXXX. i was wondering whether or not this drawing of a htllelt actually depicts a real creature. above all of the absurdities of my inquiring about something that seems so easily made to be an obvious joke, i will tell you why i even bothered writing this message. Four years ago in Fairhaven MA, three 15 year old boys were playing down near the water surrounding fort phoenix, when a black, and hairy basketball shaped creature, actually emerged out of the tall grass on three very long, stick-like black legs, and came running right for them. Before entering the water this creature paused and screamed at them in a most highly disturbing wrech, and then continued for the water. I researched this for them a little bit and the only things that come even close are an ancient mythical bird creature called the Yatagarasu, said to roam streams and waters in japan. I was just wondering, because two of the kids in the story ive just told you happen to be good friends of mine, who revere the “Thing” themselves with great authenticity. The thing they said was most creepy about it, was the way that it angled itself before diving into the water. It shot upwards and forwards in two straight lines, and never resurfaced. so i just wanted to know, Is this Drawing, of something real? or was it just a drawing.
I responded to inform this person that I, regrettably, had no information and that it was just a dumb drawing. I never heard back after that. I have no information about this person, and obviously can’t attest to their credibility or possible motivation in relating this story, but it certainly intrigued me nonetheless.
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