Numerous sightings of what has been reported to be an other-worldly humanoid form creature have been reported in major centres on the Island over the past year including Newport, Cowes and Ryde, along with some sightings in Sandown and Wooton Bridge as well.
Dubbed "The Nightcreeper", the creature has been reported to be found outside of pubs late at night after closings on Friday night and weekends most often the week of public pay periods.
The creature resembles an adult human, often male but not always, and has been described by reputable sources as a magical shape-shifting daemon; it can appear as a young man or woman in one location and suddenly appear as an old man or woman in another location on the island at the same time.
The Nightcreeper can be distinguished from normal folk by walking erratically, laying in a prone position wailing something miserable or singing overly sentimental songs in a maudlin manner and then falling asleep in a horrible pool of vomit.
Constable Mike Milington of Newport who has been put in charge of a special investigation by the Tourism Department to put a stop to possible negative effects of the magical daemons says that the Nightcreeper has been apprehended on several occasions outside of pubs for an evening by police but through magical powers or otherwise always manages to transform itself into a responsible citizen of the Island by the morning.
"It's puzzling how this daemon has managed to escape from us no matter how many times we think we have it in our grasp.'
"One time we thought we had the Nightcreeper once-and-for-all but by morning we looked in the lock-up and found David Pugh standing there."