Apple Devils are a small species of bigfoot that frequents orchards, has a sour, foul smelling odor, and can run incredibly fast on bipedal legs; they are the least intelligent of the North American bigfoot, but have social structures and behaviors similar to chimpanzees.
Amidst a wave of cryptid sightings overtaking West Virginia, Apple Devils were one of many creatures documented in the 1960s, though present in the region much, much earlier. The creatures earned their namesake through the reports of small, hairy, humanoid creatures stripping apple trees of their fruit; the smaller sized bigfoot were also said to have tore down fences and broken large limbs from fruit trees by local farmers and residents. Several reports came out of Marlington, West Virginia- a rural town with about 1,500 residents (currently, ~1,000).
8 1/2 x 11 art prints of West Virginia cryptids based on original drawings by Kristen Puckett.
I'm a pretty quiet person from Southern Ohio that loves monsters, animals, stories, and history. I moved to Fairbanks, AK to study art and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2017, afterward moving to & working in El Paso, TX. Currently, I reside in Lucasville, OH.
I enjoy outdoor activities - like hiking, kayaking, and sightseeing - reading, drawing, throwing pottery, sculpting, playing video games, and playing dungeons and dragons with my friends. ~Kristen Puckett - Appalachian Illustrator, Folklorist, & Ceramicist