Some Locals Swear There’s A Legendary Monster Living Under The Pope Lick Bridge In Kentucky

There are many legends in Kentucky, some more believed than others. For example, most wouldn’t argue with the haunted claims of Waverly Hills Sanatorium, but the idea of a “goat man” living under a train bridge sounds more like a fairy tale than a true story. However, some locals swear that this fantasy is actually very real and that is why the legend of the Pope Lick Monster continues around Louisville. The Pope Lick Monster in Kentucky is likely one of the best-known legends in our state, and also the most dangerous. While it’s fascinating to talk about, know that we do not recommend putting yourself in danger to see for yourself if this legend is true.

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The story of the Pope Lick Monster in Kentucky is not going anywhere any time soon. This creepy legend is definitely fascinating, but remember to stick to the paved path in the park if you want to see for yourself if this goat/sheep man really does exist. Have you sought out the Pope Lick Monster? Do you believe in this Kentucky legend? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

For another favorite walking spot in this massive park, check a scenic boardwalk hike within Beckley Creek Park.

Address: 4002 S Pope Lick Rd, Louisville, KY 40299, USA