♥. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We use cookies to improve your experience on our website and to show you relevant ads. Cryptid Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. To my gifted friend, Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, I, however am indebted for the following definition of this composite fabulous creature, viz. Keel, in his book Mothman and Other Curious Encounters. Although they did not have nearly as close (or for that matter as harrowing) an encounter as the previous sets of witnesses, Rainbow and his crew did manage to do one thing the others had not — tape record the monster’s disturbing scream. He was horrified and puzzled. In those cultures, the head of the fox means craftiness or cleverness. The Enfield Monster refers to reports of an unidentified creature around Enfield, Illinois, United States in April 1973. A people’s mythology indicates their view of the world, how they perceive events and so forth. The creature apparently “stamped” on the boys feet with its own three — apparently clawed — foot-like appendages, tearing his tennis shoes to shreds. Also known as the Enfield Monster, this creature is a really bizarre one. Although young Greg’s encounter was technically the first on record, the one that brought this creature to notoriety came just a half hour later when the Garret’s neighbor, one Henry McDaniel and his family, had their own face-to-face encounter with this unbelievable entity. It wasn’t in a hurry or anything.”. So this is where we caught our Enfield, in mid-transformation from chimera to human, eager and still cautious about undesirable eyes catching him off guard. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The chained lion charged with a saltire is derived from the supporters of the Borough of Edmonton , where they typified courage and determination. But others are too recent to categorize them just a myth. The earliest known example of the enfield is the crest of the Ó Cellaigh clan of Ireland. Not eve an animal! This time his encounter with this creature would not be so intimate. Supporters: On the dexter side a Lion Gules gorged with a Collar engrailed with Chain reflexed over the back and charged with a Saltire couped Or and on the sinister side an Enfield Gules. The principal charge, as in the arms of the former Borough of Enfield , is a mythological heraldic creature, known as an "Enfield", which has the head of a fox, the chest of a hound, the talons of an eagle, the body of a lion and the hindquarters and tail of a wolf. Ó Cellaigh of Uí Maine are the most documented O'Kelly sept in early Irish history and annals. People and locals try to find a logical explanation to the encounters. It started on down the railroad track. Alien, demon or genetic mutation — the “Enfield Horror” (encountered in Enfield, Illinois) is one of the absolute strangest creatures ever to be chronicled in cryptozoological lore. That, however, does not mean that it’s not still lurking in the shadows of some old train yard, waiting to return to scratch on another door in the wee hours of the night. The Enfield is an extremely rare animal that was once seen on the coat of arms in medieval europe consisting of the combination of a raptor and a fox. Mythological: none Location: Ireland (Ó Cellaigh/O'Kelly coat of arms) Thank you! coat of arms of the London Borough of Enfield, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Enfield_(heraldry)&oldid=984145934, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 13:26. What cryptid are you? Thank you! The Enfield Creature stepped on the boy’s feet and ripped his shoes badly. But it is pumpkin season now and the Fairy Queen bestowed upon her humble vassals the possibility to become human for a day and go enjoy human things. The animal is sculptured on many old (c. 1375–1650) tombstones of the O'Kelly family in the Abbey of Kilconnell (founded ca. The enfield is a fictitious creature sometimes used in heraldry. While there are no reputable accounts of the creature coming from the 21st century, one cannot entirely count out the possibility that the thing is a long slumbering anatomical oddity that rears its head every so often to feed on animals and terrify locals. The footprints looked like those of a dog. But others are too recent to categorize them just a myth. On of these monsters is The Enfield Creature. It was then that they all heard a “scratching” sound at the front door. Coleman also heard the haunting cry of the creature while searching an area where eyewitnesses claimed to have seen the thing: “I traveled to Enfield, interviewed the witnesses, looked at the siding of the house the Enfield Monster had damaged, heard some strange screeching banshee-like sounds, and walked away bewildered.”. The supporters were granted on October 26, 1955. The green chief with silver and blue wavy bars represent the Borough's connection with the New River, the Green Belt areas and open spaces. Enfield – A Heraldic creature with the head of a fox, the forelegs and sometimes wings of an eagle, the body of a lion, and the tail of a wolf. Information from Scott-Giles, 1953 and the council. Arms: Or an Enfield rampant Gules on a Chief Vert a Bar wavy Argent thereon a like Bar Azure. Search parties were sent out. and of the football clubs Enfield (1893) F.C. Ó Cellaigh of Uí Maine are the most documented O'Kelly sept in early Irish history and annals. It should also be noted that between the years of 1941 and 1942, in the sleepy village of Mt. In 1859, an excavation project found a bronze 15th century O'Kelly seal 20 ft deep in a bog, prompting considerable research on the origins of the O'Kelly enfield on the seal: I have searched in several works on heraldry for a description of the enfield, but without success. But McDaniel sustains that it was unlike any known animal species. Neither is the term enfield given or explained in Crossley's "Signification of things borne in Heraldry". It was then that noted cryptozoologist, Loren Coleman, arrived on the scene to investigate the eyewitnesses claims as well as the sound recording. ( Log Out /  The reports were covered by the news media at the time, with some suggesting they may have been caused by a wild ape or escaped kangaroo. Is it possible that the Enfield Horror, whatever it may be, is working on 30 year cycle? He and three other unnamed individuals claimed to have seen a gray, stooping, 5-foot tall entity lurking outside an abandoned house not far from the Garret and McDaniel’s homes. The beast was on the coat of arms of the Municipal Borough of Enfield, which was amalgamated with the Municipal Borough of Edmonton and the Municipal Borough of Southgate to form the London Borough of Enfield. But he managed to shoot at the creature. McDaniel’s promptly called the local authorities, but when Illinois state troopers who responded to the call arrived at the scene, the only evidence of the encounter that remained were a series of scratches in the siding of the McDaniel’s home and dog-like prints in the yard. McDaniel’s opened fire on the creature, hitting it immediately, but instead of falling to the ground wounded or dead, the horrible thing merely “hissed like a wildcat” at the frightened homeowner. Then, as unbelievable as it may seem, McDaniel claimed that the zoological oddity then tore off into the night, covering an area of approximately 50-feet in a series of just three astonishing leaps, before disappearing into the brush along the L&N railroad embankment in front of his house. The stag refers to Enfield Chase, a former Royal hunting ground and the red rose to the district's association with the Duchy of Lancaster. So, he ran inside quickly to get his gun. Or, stranger yet, an E.T. In Celtic tales, Enfields had the role of being the guardian of the leaders fallen in battle.

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