First photographed in 2007, the Fresno Nightcrawler looks like pants that can move on their own.
The word “cryptid” often conjures up images of legendary creatures like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. The Fresno Nightcrawler, on the other hand, is most often described as walking pants.
First spotted in 2007 in Fresno, California, this curious cryptid has taken the internet by storm. Not only has it inspired t-shirts and stickers, the Fresno Nightcrawler has also sparked fierce debate about its origins.
That is, if you believe the legend. While some claim this cryptid could be linked to extraterrestrials or even Native American lore, others insist that the alleged video evidence of its existence is all faked.
The First Sightings of the Fresno Nightcrawler
The Fresno Nightcrawler story begins with a barking dog. In 2007, a Fresno resident identified as “Jose” decided to mount a camera on his garage to see what made his dogs bark each night, according to tendrils.
Much to Jose’s shock, his cameras didn’t capture any wildlife or intruders – but something that seemed to defy explanation. The grainy footage appeared to show a pair of white pants practically sliding across her front yard.
Baffled and terrified, Jose began sharing the footage in hopes of finding an explanation. dirty reports he gave it to Univision, as well as paranormal investigator Victor Camacho, the host of the Spanish-speaking supernatural program insomnia or “the insomniacs”.
Although no one can explain what had slipped into Jose’s yard, it wasn’t long before another Fresno Nightcrawler sighting took place. In 2011, security cameras at Yosemite National Park also appeared to capture the same phenomenon – something that looked like pants crawling through the park.
The bizarre sightings sound like Dr. Seuss’ “Pale Green Pants” in his 1961 book What was I afraid of? But many insist that the Fresno Nightcrawler is far from fictional. Indeed, theories abound about its origins.
Theories about this California cryptid
What is the Fresno Nightcrawler? Although no one knows for sure, many people have theories about this curious Californian cryptid.
As tendrils notes, alleged sightings of the Fresno Nightcrawler provided some clues. The cryptid appears to be somewhat humanoid with two legs and is often seen traveling in pairs. This has led some to speculate that the cryptid is extraterrestrial, while others have drawn connections between the Fresno Nightcrawler and Native American legends.
There is, however, no solid evidence for either of these theories.
Others wondered if there was a simpler explanation for the bizarre images. The Cryptid Wiki suggests that the Fresno Night Crawler could be some kind of primate, deer, or bird, a puppet, or a person in baggy pants.
Of course, there could also be a perfectly reasonable explanation behind the Fresno Nightcrawler sightings. Since the images started circulating on the internet, many have insisted that the alleged images were faked.
Is the Fresno Nightcrawler real?
To date, many have attempted to debunk the Fresno Nightcrawler myth. According dirty, YouTuber Captain Disillusion made a video in 2012 showing how the cryptic sightings could have been faked. They showed how video editing can make pants look like they’re walking on the floor.
The SyFy show “Fact or Faked” also investigated the Fresno Nightcrawler myth in 2012, but was unable to determine if it was a hoax. tendrils reports, however, that they concluded that it would be difficult to fake this cryptid.
But whether or not the Fresno Nightcrawler was a hoax, people fell in love with it, especially the people of Fresno.
“These really intrigued me because they’re from Fresno,” Laura Splotch, an artist from Fresno, told the business diary. “They look unique and different. It’s weird to pretend, but if they’re real, it’s even weirder.
Indeed, KCET – a Southern California TV station – notes that there are all kinds of Fresno Nightcrawler products. Cryptid fans can shop everything from t-shirts to stickers.
The appeal of the Fresno Nightcrawler may be hard to pin down, but the people of Fresno aren’t opposed to their town’s association with this mysterious Californian cryptid.
“It’s inexplicable,” Splotch said. “A lot of people are drawn to the inexplicable. But I’d rather Fresno be known for the Nightcrawlers than some of the other things we’re known for.
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