New London, Connecticut, USA, 2011
I just watched a show called 'Monsters and Mysteries in America on
the Travel Channel and the last part was about a brown mantis man near a
river in NJ. I actually saw one of these a while back in 2011 in
southeastern Connecticut right near the Thames River.
I was driving
home from work (Mohegan Sun Casino) and it was after midnight. I saw a
small 1 1/2 to 2 foot tall Praying Mantis humanoid running on the side
of Pequot Avenue in New London, CT. The avenue runs alongside the Thames
River and I was driving southbound on Pequot when I saw it on the side
of the road directly on my left. It was a mahogany brown color and it
looked exactly like the CGI version on the show. I stopped my car and
watched it and it was looking right at me the whole while as it ran
towards a storm drain. It never took its eyes off me then it jumped down
the storm drain.
When I got home I told my boyfriend at that time
about it and we both laughed it off. I chalked it up to being over tired
and seeing things because I was so exhausted. But now I know I wasn’t
'seeing things!' It’s disturbing to realize this could’ve been real!