On this day in 1973, the first sightings of the “Murphysboro Mud Monster” aka “The Big Muddy Monster”, were reported in Murphysboro, Illinois. The repulsively unhygienic creature was said to be Bigfoot-like in appearance and decidedly unfriendly. Sighting continue to this day.

In other news, on this day in 2021, the US Government is set to release its long anticipated report on UFO activity. No connection to extraterrestrial life is suggested.