|“||Oh, remind me to buy some traps when we’re out. I think we have rats in the attic.||„|
|~ A person talking to another about buying mousetraps, mistaking the creature for rats in the attic.|
The Attic Dweller is a mysterious creature drawn by artist Trevor Henderson.
The Attic Dweller depicts a strange human-like entity, crouched over with its back facing the camera.
The creature’s limbs appear relatively similar in shape to a human (although its left leg is longer and thinner than the other), as well as having the same amount of joints. We do not see its hands in the image, so it is up to imagination what they could look like. In the contrary, we do in fact see its feet, but due to the poor quality of the image, we are unable to identify the number of toes it possesses, if any at all.
Its torso appears to be quite long, likely making up a good portion of the creature’s height. We cannot see its neck in the image, so it’s safe to assume that it is rather thin and short. The most notable part of the creature, however, is its large, bulbous head that appears to have a horizontal oval-shape to it. It looks as if it is soft and fleshy to the touch. On it, one of its white glowing eyes are visible.
Finally, its skin has a sickening pale gray color and appears to be relatively thick and fleshy, though the creature itself is quite thin and bony. It also appears to have a few blood stains on it.
Behavior and Theories
As we can see in the image, the creature is a carnivore mammal or reptile of some sort, as it appears to be crouched down and feasting on the rats mentioned in the caption, which the homeowners mistake it to be. It is possible that the creature is trapped in the attic and is merely living off of the rats that inhabit it, which would explain its bony and malnourished appearance. It is a very intelligent creature, and it is not hostile towards humans so it is benevolent.
As we can see from the image, the creature has a very human-like appearance and as such, would have similar physical capabilities to that of a human, even if malnourished. It would likely be able to climb and grab object well. It may also have the ability to see well in darkness, as it’s eyes visibly glow and reflect light, similarly to animals that have this trait. It may also have some sort of claws on it’s hands, due to its carnivorous lifestyle and tearing open rats. Finally, it may have actually adapted these abilities from staying in the attic for so long, suggest some sort of rapid evolution in the creature.
Due to its appearance and behavior, it is possible that it may have been an extraterrestrial that happened to end up on Earth in an attic of a family home. It is unknown how it would have gotten to its current situation, but the most likely scenario is that the alien entered Earth on accident, and then was locked in the attic by the previous owner of the house, eager to sell it and move away from the presence of the creature.
A much darker theory suggests that the creature is actually a severely deformed and mutated human that was banished and locked in the attic by the previous owners of the house. It’s very likely that whoever it previously was, was a child of the previous owner/s (as evident by its abnormally large head) and that an unknown condition or was exposed to certain mutative chemicals.
The Sound Recorded in 12/17/1989.
- It is one of Trevor’s earliest creations on Twitter.
- The creature was previously mistaken to be in a basement.
- There is only one confirmed image of this creature.