Corinea Stanhope, a healthcare provider, was terrified when she checked the footage on her backyard security camera. As a nature lover, she often records in the night to see what the local wildlife has been up to. But one night she found footage of what appeared to be “naked witches eating a carcass” near the back of her Canadian home. Stanhope then posted the video on social media to express her horror at the situation.
Night vision video shows two people nearly naked squatting in the dark eating the remains of a deer carcass. “I don’t know what the heck was up with that,” Corinea Stanhope, 36, told Kennedy News after watching the clip. “It really freaked us out, it’s not something you see every day.”
According to Stanhope, she was out riding a horse when she stumbled upon the dead deer in her backyard. Instead of disposing of it, she and her grandfather set up a camera to see if it would attract wild animals in the night. But she ended up catching a glimpse of something much more horrifying.
“Me and my grandpa put up a trail camera to see if we could see animals and we got a bobcat [on camera], which was pretty cool,” Stanhope explained. “I came the next day and grandpa said he’d got naked people on the camera, and I said, ‘No you didn’t … bulls–t,’ so he showed me.”
“It looks like they have wigs on. One looks like she has blonde hair underneath,” she added. “You can’t really tell from the photos, but the hoof was brought right up to her mouth.”
The footage was particularly frightening considering all the bacteria that must’ve been on the “decaying carcass.” The spooky scene might even be a sign that her property is haunted!
“I was concerned about them messing with my horses at night,” Stanhope said. “The horses always get really spooked and unnerved around that area. I thought they imagined stuff at first, so I didn’t think anything of it. Maybe I believe them now.”
Hundreds of people shared their reactions to the footage on social media.
“This is actually terrifying,” one person commented.
“That’s basically a walking demon from hell,” theorized another user. “If you hear screaming, stay inside and get a gun, you leave it alone.”
Some speculated that the figures in the video were wendigos, native American spirits who possess people and turn them into cannibals.
“This creature has long been known among the Algonquian Ojibwe, Eastern Cree, Saulteaux, Westmain Swampy Cree, Naskapi, and Innu peoples,” reads one person’s description on the Legends of America. “They have described them as giants, many times larger than human beings.”
“Although descriptions can vary somewhat, common to all these cultures is the view that the wendigo is a malevolent, cannibalistic, supernatural being strongly associated with winter, the north, coldness, famine, and starvation,” the user added.
Others wondered if they might be members of a satanic cult.
“There’s rumors around town about a cult that collects animal bones. I don’t know if it’s real or not,” Stanhope said. “Some people have mentioned it since I posted the photos. A friend said they came across two people in the woods carrying some dead squirrels.”
Keep your security cameras on just in case something goes bump in the night.