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The Enfield Monster: Illinois creature or mob mentality?

Jonathan Harker
3 min readOct 31, 2023

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On a seemingly ordinary evening in April 1973, the quiet town of Enfield, Illinois — affectionately or ominously known as the ‘Devil’s Kitchen’ — became the epicenter of a mystery that still tickles the fancies of cryptozoologists and skeptics alike. This is the tale of the Enfield Monster, a story where folklore, fear, and maybe a touch of the extraterrestrial, concoct a cocktail of intrigue.

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Jonathan Harker

Hey! My name is Jonathan. I’m a true crime writer and podcast producer.