A nurse and nature lover in Canada reportedly captured footage of what she said appeared to be “two witches holding a carcass-eating ritual” with a camera she set up near her home.
“I don’t know what the heck was up with that,” Corinea Stanhope, 36, of Powell River, British Columbia, told Kennedy News. “It really freaked us out, it’s not something you see every day.”
After coming across a deer carcass in a garden on her property, Stanhope said she set up the camera to surveil any animals that might take interest in the dead deer.
“Me and my grandpa put up a trail camera to see if we could see animals, and we got a bobcat [on camera], which was pretty cool,” she said, adding that her 76-year-old grandfather, Bob, was horrified when he checked the footage and saw what appeared to be scantily clad woman chomping down on the carcass at night.
“You can’t really tell from the photos, but the hoof was brought right up to her mouth,” she said. “I don’t know if she was kissing it, smelling or eating it, but to touch a decaying carcass like that makes me feel sick – the amount of bacteria that must have been on there.”
One of the figures lifts a hoof to her mouth in footage captured by Stanhope. (Kennedy News & Media)
“Maybe they were paying their respects, but they were naked,” she added.
“I was concerned about them messing with my horses at night,” she said. “The horses always get really spooked and unnerved around that area. I thought they imagined stuff at first, so I didn’t think anything of it. Maybe I believe them now.”
Others theorized that the figures were “skinwalkers” or “wendigos,” both of which are malevolent supernatural entities associated with Native American folklore.