What would you identify a 4-foot-tall ape-like creature coated in reddish-brown hair that likes to steal, eat and throw apples? For individuals who dwell in Columbia, Pennsylvania, you might identify it a terrific function to hold an Albatwitch Competitors celebrating an space thriller.
Columbia is in Pennsylvania’s Amish nation nevertheless the legend of the Albatwitch may date once more 500 years to the Susquehannock Indians who lived alongside the Susquehanna River and have been acknowledged to draw ape-like creatures on their battle shields. This house is dwelling to Chickies Rock, a most popular picnic spot inside the 1800s the place the creature’s establish and recognition might need originated, in accordance with Rick Fisher, curator of the Nationwide Museum of Mysteries and Evaluation Center in Columbia.
These creatures, the albatwitch, would come out of the bushes and steal apples from the people who’ve been picnicking there. They’d eat the apples and throw the cores once more on the parents.
The establish “albatwitch” is believed to be a variation on “apple snitch” from its fruity kleptomaniac habits. Whereas associated in spelling, it has nothing to do with the Elbedritsch, which is a particular delusion among the many many native German inhabitants having to do with a creature with a goat’s horns, duck’s bill, rabbit’s ears and squirrel’s tail whose “hunts” are a most popular April Fools prank.
Sightings of the albatwitch tapered off inside the late 1800s nevertheless picked up as soon as extra starting inside the Nineteen Fifties with new tales of a manlike creature spherical Chickies Rock.
One witness is Rick Fisher himself, who claims he seen an albatwitch on Route 23 whereas driving in direction of Marietta, PA. One different is Chris Vera, who says a boyhood good good friend was pinned to a tree by one. Vera is president of the Columbia Historic Preservation Society and he and Fisher are the creators of the Albatwitch Competitors, which was held on September 27.
Pennsylvania has an prolonged historic previous of Furry-man sightings so the albatwitch may most likely be an identical species, a Man of the woods baby or a smaller relative. Or solely a delusion. Irrespective of it’s, it’s an superior function to hold a pageant.