The Carmel Area Creature is tall and gray, with presumably no arms and long, muscular legs. It is bipedal and walks in an odd manner with its backwards bending knees. It resembles the Fresno Nightcrawler.
The witness, a 60-year-old ex-marine yet to be named and his wife were driving near Carmel on December 12, 2014 when they came up over a hill and saw a 7' tall slender, gray creature which is now known as the Carmel Area Creature.
The witness said the following: "We recently bought a place in the Fort Hill area (in southeast Highland County). We first noticed after about 30 days of living here that we suddenly have a perfect circle that stays fresh green, no matter what weather, in our front yard. On Friday night (the 12th), we were driving home. After turning on Carmel Road, which leads to our road, we went around the curve by the Carmel church and then up a small incline and approximately 10 feet over the incline and in front of our truck, the 'alien' ran across the road and into the woods."
- An alien. If it's alien, it may be a Fresno Nightcrawler.
- A new species. Possibly a primate with short arms.
- A misidentified gazelle standing upright.