The Pope Lick Monster is said to be a cross between a man, a goat, and a sheep believed to live under a railroad trestle bridge over Pope Lick Creek in Louisville, Kentucky.
According to the legend, the mysterious cryptid also referred to as “Goat Man” lures trespassers by hypnotizing them onto the train tracks in front of an oncoming train. Now some believe the legend has come to life with a recent death of tourist Roquel Bain while in search of the creature. According to reports from the Courier-Journal, the couple was in the area for a paranormal tour when they decided to go on a Pope Lick Monster search.
Exactly what happened is still unclear but somehow the couple found themselves in the middle of the trestle with a train quickly approaching. Bain was unable to reach safety and was struck by the oncoming train and killed while the boyfriend narrowly escaped dangling himself over the edge. The local police report claims there was no immediate evidence of foul play or any drug or alcohol use although an investigation is still ongoing. The train engineer was interviewed and said he saw the couple and sounded the horn and attempted to brake according to law enforcement officials.