Still from the original footage
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Fresno County, California
Type Humanoid
First Sighting Early November, 2010
Last Sighting 2017
Country United States and Poland
Habitat Fresno, CA
Possible Population Unknown
The Fresno nightcrawler, also known as the Fresno alien, is a cryptid that has made two appearances so far, one in Fresno, California and the other in Yosemite National Park. In both sightings, it's only seen in video footage. However, a man in Poland has claimed to have seen the creature.


Fresno nightcrawlers appear to be a relatively short creatures (approx. 1.5 meters) with most of their height being made up of their legs as they possess an extremely small upper body. It is hard to find details in the upper body of the cryptid due to the poor quatlity of its footage. It is an extremely thin, white humanoid with no discernible arms. A larger specimen appears to have webbing connected from each knee to the torso. The cryptids appear to have very short, thin, and stilt-like feet. It is hard to judge the exact characteristics of the cryptids in the footage due to poor quality.


While there have been claims that they are a part of Native American folklore in the region, this easy to confirm, however remains unsubstantied, indicating it is a hoax.

The first sighting of a Fresno nightcrawler happened in Fresno, California by a man named Jose. Jose had a surveillance camera watching his front lawn and looked at the camera when he heard a dog barking.

Other Sightings

Full article: Carmel Area Creature

There have been many possible sightings of the Nightcrawler in the form of the Carmel area creature, a thin, armless, pale white humanoid creature seen in Ohio.

The creature has also been spotted in Yosemite where footage was again taken from what appears to be another security camera. This time there are two creatures, one being very small (less than .5 meters), and the feet of the creatures can be clearly seen. As well as what appears to be some sort of webbing connected from the knees to the upper body on at least.

The cryptid has also been videotaped in Poland, this time from what appears to be a handheld camera judging from the shakiness of the footage. The creature can not be seen for too long but appears to have similar traits to the larger one taped in Yosemite.

Sources and links for researchers


The Fresno nightcrawler is most known for being one of the two featured video cases on the second episode of Syfy's Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.


There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:

  • An undiscovered species
  • A pair of white pants being puppeted, so therefore a hoax.