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The Goatman by Viergacht The Goatman by Viergacht
My most-stolen image.

This is a local cryptid, sort of like Bigfoot but goatier. Supposedly he was a scientist who experimented on goats, and in an epic instance of karmic backlash somehow his experiments backfired and turned him into a half-goat monstrosity. Understandably unhappy with his situation in life, he's been killing pets and haunting lover's lanes in PG county since the late 70's.

Photoshop Elements, stock photos and a lot of free time.
This was done for the 'fake cryptid' contest over on io9.com. Didn't win, but that's OK, the winning chop was pretty darn cute.
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OlgaH-SteelClaw1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Now i know who should i blame for al those  "DEMonS ExiST wE HavE pR00F WE'RE All D00mEd"  tv-shows on REN-TV
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zoroark1234 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
so this is fake ok. still might be out there you never know
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R4DIO-HAZARD Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist
It's already written on the description that it's fake lel. Didn't you read it?



''Photoshop Elements, stock photos and a lot of free time.
This was done for the 'fake cryptid' contest over on io9.com. Didn't win, but that's OK, the winning chop was pretty darn cute.''
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:iconpony-mike:
Pony-Mike Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017
Excellently illustrated, and the beginning to an epic story.
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:iconxx-strangeness-xx:
xX-Strangeness-Xx Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"woah man slow d- wait is that goat cheese? U SICK BASTARD" - The Goat Man, 1970
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wdfarmer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Those eyes are disturbing as hell!  Well done.
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KenTheNekomata Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand why their prefered as Shapeshifting.
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So, did you do this manip? Well, I've seen it circulating on the internet, even on youtube... Maybe that's a signal it's a pretty cool one! :thumbsup:
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yep, I see it all over the place too - it only bugs me when people slap their own watermark on it. Can't do much about it, tho.
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:(
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Mythical-Legend Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
Kill the demon!
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:iconspagoosten:
Spagoosten Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
i ate this human
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Spagoosten Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
Mm
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KenTheNekomata Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's a goatman?
How is it a shapeshifter?
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Student General Artist
This is fake! It wouldn't be 87 degrees at 5 AM! :p
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cooki3wolf3 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I live in nm and in the summer it will get there
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well yeah it's totally fake, but it can be that hot depending on where you live. 
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Not really. I live in Texas, one of the hottest states, and at 5 AM even in the dead of summer its usually in the 70s. 5 AM is the coolest time of day so it wouldn't make sense for it to be 87. :P
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
I like in South Africa :)
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Have you heard of the Goatman in Texas? :o I've visited the bridge he haunts!
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
No, only the one in Maryland and I think in South Carolina? Man, Goatman really gets around!
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student General Artist
It's a different one.
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Maybe it's the same one with frequent flier miles?
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Aritzya Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Nicely done. Where did you get the pic of the dead guy?
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
It's been a while, but if I remember correctly it was a stock photo of a guy rockclimbing.
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duallygirl178 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i thought the goatman had lurred people to the bridge and totally scare them off to their deaths after the train crash
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Idontknowdude Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2spooky4me
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Star-candy-catxx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
what's he gonna do
poop in my hair?
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CryptoParaMuseum Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Hi, I would love to showcase your fantastic art as an artists rendition in our museum. Would you agree to that? If so, please let me know the correct attribution you would like us to post, and if there is any website you would like us to send people to. Please let us know at CryptoPara@gmail.com. 

Thanks!
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Dragon-the-Tribrid Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very sinister!
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Taira2032 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015   General Artist
AVE SATANAS!! Heart 
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hahahahahahaha oh my gawd. Well, at least it got #1. Wow.
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GDWGal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen this all over Twitter and Facebook with people claiming it's a 'real photo' with stories attached to it along the lines of "This is the last photo found on a hikers/campers camera before he/she went missing". Very well done my friend, it's a wonderful piece of work. Very spooky.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Really! I had no idea, that's freaking hilarious. I don't have FB but I'm gonna go look at twitter now and see if I can find it. 
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StutleyConstable Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's also being used as a thumbnail on Youtube videos claiming to have real pictures of ghosts and demons. Just punch the word 'ghost' into the search bar and two or three videos with this picture come up.

Nice work, though.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
I guess I mainly feel a. sorry for the people who fall for it and b. kind of embarrassed, that's a pretty old manip and I could do better nowadays. 
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KingSexyStudKitty Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wait this is fake! I have seen it floating around around the internet with "less known the Bigfoot" and crap like that but, to true know it's fake is wow.....why am I surprised at this...??? 
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Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Photographer
Nick Fury needs to recruit this guy to join the Avengers lol :)
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ElfangorCharizard Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting origin story. The origin story I grew up with was that it is/was a satyr or Pan
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Shademan2013 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FAAAAKE soooo scared whats he gonna do eat my can
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Uh . . . . of course it's fake?
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Shademan2013 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was making a joke
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the-art-slave Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Please email me about this image. I am putting together an art exhibition about urban legends and I'd like to include it in the show: theartslave@yahoo.com
Thanks.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sent :)
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the-art-slave Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Lew,

Sorry to bother you. I am still missing a bio from you for the Hearsay catalog. We will be going to print soon. Sending all text to the editor now. Please send ASAP. Can be short. (One paragraph or a couple sentences is fine.) I would write one for you, but I have no info on you whatsoever! Please email it to me at: wendy_sherman@artslave.com

Thank you!!!

       Sincerely,

       Wendy Sherman
       wendy_sherman@artslave.com
       (310) 829-0770
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sorry about then, been having major problems with my gmail account. I'll send that along tonight when I'm done work. 
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the-art-slave Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Thank you!
-Wendy
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Do you have a source for this story?
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