During the summer of 1972, newspapers all across the country picked up the story of “Momo”. Momo is a short abbreviation of Missouri. MO is the abbreviation, and when you say this shortened name twice, you get the word Momo.
This United States monster story happened in a small town that is located in northeast Missouri. During July of 1971 is when the first reported encounter happened with Momo, the Missouri monster. It all started when there were two people out for a picnic when they witnessed a “half ape half man” creature. The creature reportedly had an awful smell to it.
The couple said the monster walked out of an area of thicket, and then started to come towards them. They ran into their car and locked the doors. The couple say the creature ate the peanut butter sandwich they left when they ran into the car. After eating the sandwhich, the creature went back into the wooded area.
The two women, who were the two at the picnic, reported this encounter with the police. The police did not reveal this monster encounter with the public. After more reports came in of the Momo monster, police finally released information to the public a year after the first reported sighting.
Another sighting of Momo happened when three kids saw the monster. They reported that Momo was six to seven feet tall and it was black and hairy. It also was covered with blood and was carrying a dead dog. Later after that encounter, a neighbor in the area reported hearing strange growls nearby, then his new dog had vanished.
Source:Jerome Clark “Unexplained!” 1993