ALC68: House Crawlers

Location: Frequently live in rural and suburban housing in North America, some instances have spread to other continents.

Status: Active.

Description and Behavior: House Crawlers are an anomalous species of hairless ape resembling small, malnourished children with especially large eyes and teeth. The average height of this species when standing straight is about three and a half feet (about 1.1 meters), though they can appear smaller due to their preference to move via knuckle-walking and crawling. Their skin is often incredibly pale and clammy, though taut and prone to cracking and splitting open. Strangely, they are completely devoid of blood. They are primarily nocturnal, and so their eyes are large, about two inches (5cm) in diameter, to enable them to see clearly in the dark. The teeth of House Crawlers are large and flat allowing for them to chew and consume tough substances like wood or bone, with them capable of unhinging their jaws to attempt to consume larger objects.

These entities are known to infest homes and hide in the walls or other difficult to access portions of the house during the day. At night they emerge from their hiding place and scavenge for food. They tend to take bits of food from pantries as well as eating small animals such as mice. They also have the ability and willingness to eat wooden and plastic objects. Once they have eaten their fill, they prefer to find an occupant of the home and watch them while they sleep. This is typically done for a few hours before the entity/entities go back to their hiding place. They usually make no attempt to harm the occupant.

Recommended Actions: The are a few notable signs of House Crawler activity that can alert you to their presence. First is catching them watching you sleep. No one knows why they do this. Second is food and objects going missing over the course of the night. Third is a small pet such as a mouse or bird going missing at night. If you do notice any signs of a House Crawler infestation, it is advised to set up a video monitoring system in your home to find their hiding place. Once their hiding place is found, you can decide whether to have animal control catch them or just to have them exterminated. Some people have chosen to keep them as pets. If you do this, though we advise against it, do note that they are very difficult to train. Regardless of your choice, these entities very rarely harm or kill humans even in self-defence.