This week, we have another awesome story sent in to us by our friend Steve Alligator Horse. This is one told to him by his aunt about a postal worker who was attacked on his route. It took place in Kentucky back in the 1920s.
I remember my aunt Eugena’s story about the mailman who delivered the mail by horseback. My aunt was born in 1914. She told me that one day when the mailman was riding his horse across a creek ford, he suddenly heard very loud splashing behind him and turned in his saddle to see a huge, gray Booger with long hair covering his face. It rushed up and grabbed his horse by the animal’s hindquarters. The horse began to struggle and attempt to break away, but all it could do was to plunge about. He said that the horses kicks had no effect on the Booger, which he said was about eight feet tall. The mailman threw his leg over the horses neck and jumped off of the wildly flailing animal, spraining both of his wrists when he landed on the rocky creek bottom. He managed to throw off his water-logged canvas mail bag when he hit the opposite shore, and then he ran without looking back to the first farm down the road. After recounting his story to the man and his sons at the farm, they armed themselves and hurried back to the scene of the attack. When they arrived at the creek, they found his mailbag, and his horse lay dead in mid-stream with its left hindquarter torn off and missing.
Thank you again Steve for another awesome story! He has some awesome stories, and I hope he continues to send them in.
Thank you to our patrons: Adam, Alvin, Brandon, Charles, Chris, Danielle, Donald, Jeff, Jonnie, Jordan, Julia, Linda, Misty, Sheryl, and Taylor.