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The Story Of: The Pope Lick Monster
The Story Of: The Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: BeyondInsaneUrbanLegends
Episode One - The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster
Episode One - The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2014/08/13
Channel: Geary Heerdink
Goatman: Woman dies while searching for half-goat-half-man Pope Lick monster in Kentucky - TomoNews
Goatman: Woman dies while searching for half-goat-half-man Pope Lick monster in Kentucky - TomoNews
Published: 2016/04/26
Channel: TomoNews US
5 Scariest Wikipedia Pages!
5 Scariest Wikipedia Pages!
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: Top 5s Finest
Pope Lick Monster & Goatman: Safety When Investigating
Pope Lick Monster & Goatman: Safety When Investigating
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: GhostGirlDiaries
Paranormal Investigator killed by Train while investigating
Paranormal Investigator killed by Train while investigating 'Goatman'
Published: 2016/04/26
Channel: USNationalistNews
The Terrible Story of Pope Lick Monster
The Terrible Story of Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2015/12/07
Channel: Overall 5
Satan Spawn in Kentucky! The Pope Lick Monster! Halloween
Satan Spawn in Kentucky! The Pope Lick Monster! Halloween
Published: 2015/01/10
Channel: Extremum Spiritum
Strangest Creatures Ever Encountered
Strangest Creatures Ever Encountered
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: Top5Trending
Scary And Mysterious Creatures
Scary And Mysterious Creatures
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: Talltanic
2017 Exclusive Preview of Legend at Pope Lick
2017 Exclusive Preview of Legend at Pope Lick
Published: 2017/10/03
Channel: louisvillehalloween
Norfolk Southern on the Pope Lick Bridge!
Norfolk Southern on the Pope Lick Bridge!
Published: 2011/03/30
Channel: memphis28571
7 Most HAUNTING Cryptids
7 Most HAUNTING Cryptids
Published: 2016/10/21
Channel: Epic Wildlife
Pope Lick Train Trestle - A Kentucky Urban Legend
Pope Lick Train Trestle - A Kentucky Urban Legend
Published: 2016/10/30
Channel: Louisville Urban Explorer
Legends of Kentucky: The Pope Lick Goatman
Legends of Kentucky: The Pope Lick Goatman
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: Llama Bandit
What is this monster hiding under the bridge? The Pope Lick Monster
What is this monster hiding under the bridge? The Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2014/07/08
Channel: Mediaplasty
आधा इन्सान आधा बकरा || the pope lick monster in hindi || the goatman..
आधा इन्सान आधा बकरा || the pope lick monster in hindi || the goatman..
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: Bijan ki Vani
Goatman Of Pope Lick, Kentucky
Goatman Of Pope Lick, Kentucky
Published: 2017/01/22
Channel: Daywalkers Paranormal
5 Unidentified Creatures Caught On Camera & Spotted In Real Life!
5 Unidentified Creatures Caught On Camera & Spotted In Real Life!
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: Top 5s Finest
Pope lick bridge
Pope lick bridge
Published: 2015/08/18
Channel: moog
The Monster of Pope Lick Creek [Feat. In Description] By L.W.Suton
The Monster of Pope Lick Creek [Feat. In Description] By L.W.Suton
Published: 2015/05/16
Channel: Sociopathic - Pasta
The Pope Lick Monster- Candlelight Stroll
The Pope Lick Monster- Candlelight Stroll
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: One Candle Society
Pope Lick Monster Caught On Camera / Jersey Devil Sighting / Kentucky Goat Man NEW 2016
Pope Lick Monster Caught On Camera / Jersey Devil Sighting / Kentucky Goat Man NEW 2016
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: Real Paranormal Videos
15 Real Pope Lick Monster Caught On Camera
15 Real Pope Lick Monster Caught On Camera
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: dophu.com
Demon Goat Man of the Pope Lick Trestle - Louisville, KY - Haunted Travels
Demon Goat Man of the Pope Lick Trestle - Louisville, KY - Haunted Travels
Published: 2017/09/07
Channel: Haunted Travels
Skeptic
Skeptic's Corner 26: Pope Lick Monster Discussed
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: TheBest5Minutes
O MONSTRO DE POPE LICK - LENDA URBANA
O MONSTRO DE POPE LICK - LENDA URBANA
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Você Sabia?
The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster
The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2011/11/14
Channel: LOLOL7040
The Pope Lick Monster
The Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2016/10/01
Channel: CosmicShadowMari0
"Trestle At Pope Lick Creek" production Trailer
"Trestle At Pope Lick Creek" production Trailer
Published: 2015/11/19
Channel: Catalyst Arts ATL
You never heard of the Pope Lick Monster?
You never heard of the Pope Lick Monster?
Published: 2010/09/24
Channel: Ron Schildknecht
Pope Lick Monster (Goat Monster KY)
Pope Lick Monster (Goat Monster KY)
Published: 2015/08/12
Channel: The Ghost Watch
Cryptids and Monsters (NEWS):  Tragic, fatal news involving the hunt for the Pope Lick Monster
Cryptids and Monsters (NEWS): Tragic, fatal news involving the hunt for the Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2016/04/26
Channel: williamdefalco
The Legend Of The Pope Lick Monster
The Legend Of The Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: Fortean Slip
Pope Lick Monster Caught On Camera / Jersey Devil Sighting / Kentucky Goat Man NEW 2016
Pope Lick Monster Caught On Camera / Jersey Devil Sighting / Kentucky Goat Man NEW 2016
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: Darnell Stahl
Monstro de Pope Lick - Curiotícias #33
Monstro de Pope Lick - Curiotícias #33
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: Curionautas Rusmea
Chapter 17 -  The Pope Lick Monster
Chapter 17 - The Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: American Unicorns
Pope Lick Monster
Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: Christopher Owen
Pope Lick Monster
Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: thick shady
ఆదిలాబాద్ అడవి లో సి సి టీవీ లో కనిపించిన వింత ఆకారం  || Alien Found In Adilabad Forest || Viral
ఆదిలాబాద్ అడవి లో సి సి టీవీ లో కనిపించిన వింత ఆకారం || Alien Found In Adilabad Forest || Viral
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: Movie World
GOATMAN hybrid - Pope Lick Kentucky MONSTER - Modern Satyr SIGHTINGS, Cryptics, NEPHILIM
GOATMAN hybrid - Pope Lick Kentucky MONSTER - Modern Satyr SIGHTINGS, Cryptics, NEPHILIM
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: The Supernatural - God is NOT dead
O MONSTRO DE POPE LICK - LENDA URBANA
O MONSTRO DE POPE LICK - LENDA URBANA
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: TERROR OF BRAZIL
Pope Lick Project
Pope Lick Project
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: Sam Shepherd
That
That's Paranormal: Webisode: Episode 1 Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: That's Paranormal
Pope Lick Monster
Pope Lick Monster
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Onverklaarbare Zaken
Myths & Legends Episode 3 Pope lick Creek monster
Myths & Legends Episode 3 Pope lick Creek monster
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: Darkness Rising
NS with 2 surprises at Pope Lick Bridge
NS with 2 surprises at Pope Lick Bridge
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Austin Bell
Strange Creatures - GOATMAN, Satyrs, Baphomet, Pope Lick MONSTER
Strange Creatures - GOATMAN, Satyrs, Baphomet, Pope Lick MONSTER
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: XtremeRealityCheck
Trestle At Pope Lick Creek
Trestle At Pope Lick Creek
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: Kayla Walker
O MONSTRO DE POPE LICK-LENDA URBANA
O MONSTRO DE POPE LICK-LENDA URBANA
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: Quer Saber?
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Pope Lick Monster
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Pope Lick Trestle, legendary home of the Pope Lick Monster
Other name(s) Lick Monster
Country United States
Region Louisville, Kentucky

The Pope Lick Monster is a legendary part-man, part-goat[1] and part-sheep[2] creature reported to live beneath a railroad trestle bridge over Pope Lick Creek, in the Fisherville neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.[2][3]

Urban legend[edit]

Numerous urban legends exist about the creature's origins and the methods it employs to claim its victims. According to some accounts, the creature uses either hypnosis[1] or voice mimicry to lure trespassers onto the trestle to meet their death before an oncoming train.[4] Other stories claim the monster jumps down from the trestle onto the roofs of cars passing beneath it. Yet other legends tell that it attacks its victims with a blood-stained axe and that the very sight of the creature is so unsettling that those who see it while walking across the high trestle are driven to leap off.

Other legends hold that the monster is a human-goat hybrid, and that it was a circus freak who vowed revenge after being mistreated. In one version, it is said the monster escaped after a train derailed on the trestle. Another version commonly told by locals of the area claims that the monster is really the twisted reincarnated form of a farmer who sacrificed goats in exchange for Satanic powers.[citation needed]

The legends have turned the area into a site for legend tripping. There have been a number of deaths and accidents at the trestle since its construction, despite the presence of an 8-foot (2.4 m) fence to keep thrill-seekers out.[2]

There is a common misconception among amateur paranormal investigators that the trestle is abandoned and no longer used; in reality, the bridge carries a major rail artery into Louisville. Heavy freight trains cross the bridge several times daily, so it is easy for someone to get caught atop it while an oncoming train barrels down on them. Norfolk Southern Railway urged citizens not climb the trestle, saying if caught they would be arrested.[5]

Media[edit]

The monster was the subject of a 1988 film by Louisville filmmaker Ron Schildknecht called The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster.[6] The 16-minute, $6,000 film premiered on December 29, 1988 at the Uptown Theater. Most of the film was shot at the Pope Lick Trestle, but scenes showing the characters up on the trestle were shot at another, safer location.

Norfolk Southern Railway officials were very upset about the film, as they thought it would encourage teenagers to visit the trestles. They found one scene in particular dangerously misleading. In the scene the main character, a high school student, narrowly escapes an approaching train by hanging suspended from the side of the trestle. In reality this would be very difficult as there are few people that would have the strength to hang on for the 5 to 7 minutes it takes for a long train to clear the 772-foot trestle; in addition, the vibrations from the train are so strong that the ground beneath the trestle shakes as the train passes, making hanging from the trestle to avoid being hit highly improbable.[citation needed]

Because railroad officials were worried that the film would add to the death toll, Norfolk Southern issued a statement, read at the premiere, which warned of the trestle's dangers and informed the audience that anyone caught on the trestle could be prosecuted for trespassing.[6]

Despite the warnings, on April 23, 2016, a 26-year-old tourist from Ohio died after being hit by a train while searching for the monster. Her boyfriend survived by hanging on the side of the trestle.[7]

The story of the monster was also featured in an episode of Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America entitled "Ozarks".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kleber, John E (2000). "Pope Lick Monster". The Encyclopedia of Louisville (1 ed.). University Press of Kentucky. 
  2. ^ a b c Tangonan, Shannon (November 7, 2000). "Man, 19, dies after falling from trestle". The Courier-Journal. Archived from the original on November 7, 2000. Retrieved January 20, 2007. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Blackburn, Lyle. "MONSTRO BIZARRO: MONSTERS & MYSTERIES IN AMERICA". Rue Morgue. Archived from the original on September 20, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Holland, Jeffrey Scott (October 24, 2010). "Three Louisville-area monster legends for Halloween". Louisville Magazine. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Legend of the Pope Lick Monster". wdrb.com. WDRB TV. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Burkart, Gregory (October 16, 2013). "The Bizarre Legend of Louisville KY's 'Pope Lick Monster'". Fearnet. Archived from the original on September 20, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ Warren, Beth (April 24, 2016). "Tourist dies on search for Pope Lick monster". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 

Coordinates: 38°11′31″N 85°29′16″W / 38.191953°N 85.487900°W / 38.191953; -85.487900

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