“Our Park Ranger surveillance has captured horrific footprints at varied parks & trails within the space. In the event you discover these, or different unexplained phenomena, tag Spherical Rock Parks and Recreation Division on FB, or @roundrockpard on Twitter & Instagram. #RRSightings”
With that submit on its Fb web page on June 11 and three black-and-white footage, the Spherical Rock Parks and Recreation Division opened a giant can of huge worms about Man of the woods as a result of the whole lot actually is greater in Texas, together with sightings of super-sized Man of the woods footprints … and extra. A number of days later, one other submit confirmed “curious clumps of hair proof.” Has a Texas Man of the woods taken up residence within the Brushy Creek space simply north of Austin?
The Spherical Rock Parks and Recreation Division was form sufficient to depart the timestamps and places on the photographs. The well-defined footprint was taken on June tenth in Freeman Park, a brand new 40 acre park on the trailhead of the Brushy Creek path system. The second was from Previous Settlers Park, a 645-acre park that comprises well-stocked Brilliant Lake however is best recognized for its sports activities services … has Man of the woods taken up soccer or disc golf? The photograph with a ranger’s boot for comparability is from Brushy Creek Path East. Brushy Creek is the place the ‘spherical rock’ that gave the town its identify is positioned. Is Man of the woods a Texas historical past buff?
The “hair pattern” photographs had been taken at Rabb Park on the Brushy Creek, a small picnic space known as Kinningham Park and McNeil Park, a well-liked spot for softball tournaments. Once more, it looks like Man of the woods has been taking in all that the Spherical Rock park system has to supply. In truth, skeptics would possibly (and do) suppose this Man of the woods is a park system worker attempting to entice guests to the parks, particularly since they had been discovered “at varied parks & trails within the space.” Did anybody suppose to examine the batter’s field at one of many softball diamonds for prints of a Man of the woods digging in for a 3-and-2 pitch?
The Houston Chronicle stored an open thoughts and interviewed some cryptid consultants after they considered the images. Right here’s what Southeast Texas Man of the woods authority Russell Miller needed to say in regards to the footprint photograph:
“I am leaning in the direction of not actual at the very least on the highest one. Too slim on the instep.”
Whereas the parks round Spherical Rock are good, Miller thinks Man of the woods prefers the dense woods in east Texas. Some commenters on the Fb web page are additionally skeptical, questioning how a ‘surveillance’ digicam may very well be triggered by a footprint however not the Man of the woods who made it. Additionally, why didn’t anybody take these ‘hair samples’ for DNA evaluation?
Man of the woods sighting, savvy advertising and marketing by the park system or one thing else? Even the Man of the woods controversies are greater in Texas!