A car full of teenagers was driving down a darkened rural road, in dover mass. One claimed to have seen a large eyed creature, with a bulbous head and tendril like fingers. The eyes were glowing and it appeared to be climbing over an old stone wall. William Bartlette was the one that saw it best, later creating the famous “Dover Demon” sketch.
John Baxter was walking through the woods that same night and claimed to see the same creature. Another young person, Abby Brabham, reported seeing the creature standing up, displaying its 4 foot tall stature. All three witnesses drew sketches of the creature and all three were very similar.
Known as the Mannegishi by the Cree Indians and Memegwesi by the Ojibwa, this little creature is thought to be very similar to the dover demon. Considered to be one of “the little people”, the memegwesi is a trickster, known to live in between the rocks of rivers and tip over canoes. Sometimes, pulling the hapless occupants into the whirlpools where they drown them.