The octosquatch was the name given to a strange hairy cephalopod reportedly sighted in the summer of 1961 in Spain. The monster was seen only once, late at night in the summer of 1961, by a truck driver and his anonymous riding partner.


It was described as a “hairy octopus” that was approximately 3-4 feet tall and covered with a shaggy coat of “rust-colored hair.” It had “round glowing eyes” and four “tentacle-like arms".

Possible Explanations

Hypotheses include:

  • Unknown species of hairy octopus
  • A hoax or misidentification


Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony


  • The creature did not move far from its spot at the base of an embankment, and the trucker and his partner were afraid to exit their vehicle. Finally, realizing there was nothing more they could do, the trucker and his partner drove away.