Don't take the back country road home.
~ A Tumblr caption about the Country Road Creature.

The Country Road Creature is an internet urban legend that was created by Canadian horror artist Trevor Henderson that is mostly known for its disturbing appearance. As its name implies, the Country Road Creature tends to be spotted in the back country roads, although it can leave if it’s hunting for food and if its prey is extremely hard to find or catch.

Appearance

The Country Road Creature appears as an emaciated, hairless, pale-skinned humanoid whose entire body is grossly elongated compared to a normal human, standing at least twenty feet tall (though it's more often seen hunched over on all fours). Its arms and legs are far longer than normal, stretching more than twice as long as its torso and ending in large hands and feet with long, bony digits. Its feet appear to have opposable toes similar to an ape. The Creature is also multi-jointed, able to bend its knees, elbows, spine, and neck at seemingly impossible angles, allowing it to run about on all fours as well as crawl up walls and fit itself through tight spaces with ease. The Creature's head is surprisingly mundane compared to the rest of its body, appearing as a gaunt old man's face with no hair and gleaming white eyes.

Biography

The first picture of this creature was taken by an anonymous person sitting inside their vehicle while parked on the side of an old country road at night. The Creature can be seen clearly dashing across the road in front of the car. Further on, more possible pictures of the Creature started spreading, such as a photo of the Creature climbing up alongside a building.

More images of the Creature started appearing, with one photo showing the Creature walking past a person's car window. Another photo shows the Creature's long clawed hand reaching down into a basement, though the photo’s caption implies it is simply a drawing of a dream a person had (it is possible it isn't the Creature because of that). Someone even took a picture of the Creature standing in front of them which shows the Creature's hands on the ground and the monster looking straight into the person who is taking the photo, seemingly ready to jump at him.

The last photo of this Creature shows a pale-skinned human standing in front of a vehicle, with the man's clawed hand appearing to be the same as the Creature's hand. This implies that the Country Road Creature is able to disguise themselves or shapeshift into looking like humans to lure them closer, or perhaps can possess people.

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Trivia

  • The Country Road Creature was created by Trevor Henderson, who is known for making various bizarre creatures over the internet. His other creations include Siren Head, Cartoon Cat, the Bridge Worms, the Man with the Upside-Down Face, the Smile Room, the Good Boy, the Lamb, the Man in the Red Room, the Fetid King, the Giants and Long Horse.
  • It is believed that the Country Road Creature could be more dangerous than some other Trevor Henderson monsters (with only Cartoon Cat being confirmed to be more powerful than him.) due to its ability to disguise as a person, presumably to trick people into picking it up and after which, it will lure them to their death.
  • In its quadrupedal form, the County Road Creature bears a resemblance to an alien from the 1982 British science fiction film Xtro, which also features reverse-jointed limbs and is seen next to a rural road at night.

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