“It was not a dog or a cat. It had no tail. It had an egg-shaped head. It looked like a baby’s body with long arms and legs. It had a big head about the same size as the body, it was sort of melon shaped. The color of it was… the color of people in the Sunday comics,” Billy Barlett told police.
This story originates at approximately 10:30 p.m. on that same night of April 21, 1977. Billy Barlett and two friends were driving down Farm St. near Dover, Massachusetts. Barlett noticed some movement in the road in front of him. According to Barlett, the creature was described just as Baxtor would describe it two hours later. It had large, orange eyes. It was completely hairless with textured skin around its abdominals. It had large hands and feet, extremely long fingers and toes that were able to grip like fingers. It let out a screm comparable to a hawk's screech combined with a snake's hiss.
The next night was the last sighting of the being. Abby Brabham and Will Taintor (15 and 18, respectively) saw a creature they described to be thin and sitting on hands and feet near the edge of a bridge.
“It kind of looked a minute like an ape. And then I looked at the head and the head was very big and it was a very weird head It had bright green eyes and the eyes just glowed like, they were just looking exactly at me.” Except for the color of the eyes, the descriptions matched amazingly. They, too, drew the beast. The resemblence was outstanding.
After the news broke, the people of Dover were in a frenzy. Even so, only one other person came out and said he had seen something. He clamed to see a strange beast in the woods a few days earlier, but he did not get a good look at it. Despite an extensive investigation and a wide search, no other people have claimed to see the beast since. It simply appeared and disappeared as mysteriously as it arrived.
What was this strange occurrence? Was it an alien? Why was it here? Was it a mutated experiment? Where did it go? Was it an ancient earthly beast? How did it survive? Things have their forms not only in space, but also in time. We may never know what the Dover Demon really was.