The Monster of Scheggia: Hypotheses

Part 3


In this paragraph we present the principal scenarios that we have drawn based on the objective data and logical projections of the dynamics revolving around the “Monster of Scheggia” incident.

Alien Hypothesis – The creature seen by Oddo Brunamonti could have been an E.B.E. or Extraterrestrial Biological Entity, something coming from outside our planet. A whole encyclopedia could be written about Alien visiting Earth, their reasons and means by which they contact humans, but here we just mention this possibility. The EBE could have been in the area to carry out a mission such as samples or data collection, observation of humans and animals, exploration of the many caves existing under the National Park, etc. In the latter case, the EBE “explorer” ‘s task could have been that of verifying the feasibility to build a base in the area (an underground base, that is.)
In this case the encounter would fall under the CEX-III level of our Sightings Classification (See

Chupacabra Hypothesis – The bipedal creature seen by Oddo Brunamonti could have been the fearsome and  elusive Chupacabras of South America. This scenario seems unlikely, for when we showed a picture of the Chupacabras to Oddo, he didn’t recognize it. The only similarities we found between the two creatures were the “red glowing eyes” and the killing of sheep, which is also a common element associated to the Chupacabras’ phenomenon. However in the Scheggia incident the dead sheep didn’t present the usual little holes through which the Chupacabras allegedly sucks the blood out of its victims, nor the mutilations or removal of internal organs, other common characteristics related to a Chupacabras attack.

Lab Hypothesis – The “Monster of Scheggia” could have been the result of a Laboratory experiment, a cross-breed between a human and a pongid, presumably. Such experiment could have been tested for some time in the wilderness of the Mount Cucco area, so to monitor and check the behavior of the creature, its adaptability to and reactions with the environment. It could have had a microchip implanted beneath the skin, or a collar directly linked to the lab via satellites, so to have its geographical position recorded at all times. For this scenario, the questions would be why choosing a semi-wild area and not a total wild area? And why Scheggia?

Mutation Hypothesis – In this scenario we suggest that the creature could have been one of the “Missing Links” between Homo Sapiens Sapiens and Primates. Big Foot, Sasquatch, Wild Man, Oh Mah, Meh Teh, the Yeti, etc have been reported in every part of the world since at least the 20s (insofar as the modern era is concerned.) This mutation would be a natural one, the product of a different evolutionary path than that of mankind.

Cryptid Hypothesis – The creature could have been an animal unknown to modern Zoology. Any of such specimen not having a proper scientific classification fall under the study of Cryptozoology.

In 2007 The X-Plan Group visits Scheggia for the first time (there will be two more in the next 10 years) and meet with Oddo Brunamonti. With his help, we were able to see the key places of the story and piece together the sequences of sighting, contact, and the path that both the witness and the creature took back in 1997.
We listened to Oddo, questioned scholars and researchers about the incident, and in the end we were convinced that the “Monster of Scheggia” was neither of a natural nor of an extraterrestrial nature. We believe it was a Lab Test in Cryptogenetics.

After presenting the facts in the way they were presented and investigated by us, we leave the reader, as usual, the final say on what he/she believes, or not believe, Oddo had really seen on that unforgettable afternoon.

POST SCRIPTUM: Between our second visit to Scheggia in 2008 and our third (and final) field investigation in the area in 2017/2018, we came across an incident reported on the Internet and known as the Giant of Kandahar. This incident allegedly occurred in 2002 Afghanistan, where a group of U.S. soldiers was attacked by a red-haired, red-bearded giant coming out of a cave. We wrote about this (See and, while researching for more information, it struck us how little we know about the realities which exist in parallel to, or in some case, convergent with, our everyday life.