The Swamp Road Chronicles



Dear Swamp Road Chronicles,


I wanted to tell you about another paranormal entity that has been seen on Swamp Road. In case you haven't heard about him, he is said to appear in random places out in the fields that surround Swamp Road. It's like there is someone who stakes him out after the sun goes down and then takes him down before dawn, because he is never seen in the daylight.


I'm 36 years old and I remember when I was about 6, I overheard my mom and her boyfriend Bill talking about "Jugbutt" one evening. They were speaking in hushed tones as if they didn't want anyone to overhear them. Dale was telling Mom, "Don't tell anyone, they won't believe us and they'll just think were a couple of weirdos". I guess they had seen him that night.


When Mom and Dale were talking about him was the first time I had ever heard of him, but since then, I have met 5 or 6 people over the years who were adamant that they have seen 'Jugbutt'. That's what they call him, I have never heard why. Everyone who told me they have seen him said that it was in October. They would see him standing out in the field, but next morning, as they drove by the same place, they found him missing, but in a couple of days he would reappear in a different spot.


My uncle Jim said the second time he saw Jugbutt he went out to the scarecrow and it was just a normal run-of-the-mill scarecrow. Nothing remarkable about it at all except it had a strange odor, sort of like tobacco, he told me. Uncle Jim said he tried to push it over but he couldn't; the post it was fixed to seemed to go way down into the ground. He couldn't budge it at all, he said.


I truly hope I see Jugbutt someday, but I don't think I would have the courage to go out to him. What if it looked at me with living, human eyes? I would fall over dead. Or, what if it's a murderer who is trying to lure innocent girls like me out into the cornfield to commit horrible crimes upon them? What if he is a victim himself and someone has bound him to that stake? Maybe he is a cursed man, condemned to hang on that pole forever. I want nothing to do with any of that, believe me. Well, anyway, I wanted to make sure that you were aware of Jugbutt since you are documenting paranormal stuff around Swamp Road.


Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.


As submitted by Freida Simmons January 10, 2023 Reese Station, Ohio


(Editor's Note: Jugbutt was mentioned in an earlier report entitled "Shutters")


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