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Dover Demon

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The Dover Demon was spotted on three different occasions by cars full of teenagers driving through the rural neighborhood of Dover, Mass in 1977. Descriptions of the creature make it sound vaguely horselike, though it lacked a horse snout and was much skinnier than a real horses. The case remains open.

Laura Poppick
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Laura Poppick is a contributing writer for Live Science, with a focus on earth and environmental news. Laura has a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Laura has a good eye for finding fossils in unlikely places, will pull over to examine sedimentary layers in highway roadcuts, and has gone swimming in the Arctic Ocean.