After the Kinslaw incident, newspapers picked up the store about the beast and hunters rushed to Bladenboro. Some people thought the beast was a panther, others thought it was a stray dog. No one went out a night. On January 13, a local farmer shot a very large bobcat, and hung it on a flagpole in the middle of town, with a sign under it that said "THIS IS THE BEAST OF BLADENBORO."
|The mayor of Bladenboro(right), the bobcat|
said to be the beast, and the farmer who shot it(left)
It seemed that the beast was gone. Was it really only a large bobcat that had terrorized the town? Maybe, except that strange attacks started up again fifty years later!
In 2003, goats and dogs started showing up dead and drained of blood. People thought the beast was back. This time, however, animals were found dead in a 120 mile radius of Bladenboro. People started finding strange tracks.
In 2007, 60 goats were found dead with their blood drained and their heads crushed near Lexington. In Bolivia, Bill Robinson found his Pit Bull dead. He buried it, and the next day it was moved back to the spot where he found it dead the day before! Four days later, Leon Williams found his Pit Bull, also dead. Other places found ten dogs dead in just two weeks!
In 2008, the History Channel show MonsterQuest did a search for the creature on the episode "Vampire Beast". They thought the beast may be a cougar(although cougars aren't supposed to live on this side of the country), but they didn't really find anything, like always.
|The Beast of Bladenboro on MonsterQuest|