As a child, growing up in Prince George's County, Maryland, I was terrified of the Goatman, so I had to commemorate him in the 31 Amigurumi in October series.
The Goatman is a hominid cryptid most commonly associated with Maryland in the USA. It is described as a hybrid creature; part man and part goat. Its appearance is similar to the satyrs of Greek mythology.
The Goatman of Maryland is often associated with Governor’s Bridge Road, Lottsford Road and Fletchertown Road, in Prince George's County, and with the nearby Glenn Dale Hospital, the former site of a state tuberculosis sanatorium. It is reported to have attacked a number of witnesses and to have damaged property.
He is the twenty-fifth design for 2008's 31 Amigurumi in October.