For some motive, the Carolinas have change into a hotspot of cryptid weirdness in latest weeks. It began when a Hairy-man investigation group calling themselves “Hairy-man 911” reported a sighting in McDowell County, North Carolina which went viral sufficient for the South Carolina police to remind residents to not shoot at any man-shaped creatures they may come throughout within the woods. To not be outdone, El Chupacabra then popped up on a South Carolina golf course, after which South Carolina police issued one other warning, this time about lizardmen in the course of the oncoming eclipse. It appears Hairy-man brings out the crazies and cryptids in droves.
And that is when this one will get a bit bizarre. I imply, any Hairy-man sighting has the potential to be fairly bizarre by itself, however the alleged perpetrator behind the sighting simply took this story into a lot stranger territory. It seems Minnesota resident Gawain MacGregor claims he was behind the sightings in Western North Carolina, reporting that he as wandering across the woods lined in animal fur in the course of the time the sightings occurred. MacGregor says he does this recurrently, recreating the creation of Enkidu from The Epic of Gilgamesh yearly by donning a fur swimsuit and trudging round within the woods. Oh, don’t fear, it will get even weirder.
MacGregor claims to be a follower of Enkiduism, a faith based mostly on the worship of Enkidu. Not surprisingly, MacGregor runs the official Enkiduism web site which has little question seen an enormous increase in clicks this week. The web site even includes a recipe for gingerbread Inexperienced Males, which MacGregor claims have to be consumed as a part of his “faith:”
As an Enkiduist, I eat an effigy of a Enkidu to strengthen my non secular reference to nature. This symbolic consumption additionally brings me nearer to his martyrdom, the sacrifice that introduced Gilgamesh’s, and now my, humanity into steadiness.
Positive buddy. Hold stitching these fur fits and baking these gingerbread males. It’ll catch on. Christianity did, and it’s stuffed with rituals a lot weirder than animal males and cookies.
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