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The Wampus Beast, also known as the Wampus Cat, is large panther/cat-like creatures with glowing eyes. Cherokee folklore says that a Cherokee woman distrusted her husband, and was curious about his whereabouts while he hunted, so she put on an animal's hide and spied on her husband. Moments later, guards found her and cast spells on her, and the coats were formed onto her. This created the legend of the Wampus Beast. Most of these sightings take place in Appalachia. Willy McQuillian from the AIMS team on the show Mountain Monsters encountered it when he was nine years old. His parents told him to get something from the shed late at night. He went out and became face-to-face with a jet-black panther-like creature with glowing eyes. The creature gave a weird high-pitch hissing like sound, which frightened him back inside his house. Many years later, on his same farm, he had the same kind of encounter with the beast, precisely like the encounter he had as a 9-year-old, he also lost a lot of his pigs to the creature. Another meeting around the same area happened when a lady was driving a school bus late at night, and a creature that was black and large leaped out of the woods in front of the bus.

Folklore says that it was a witch late at night that turned herself into an unusual cat-like creature.

It is rumored to stay in sewers in the day and have a repulsive stench.

Another rumor of it is that it kidnaps children.

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