The Fletchers were struggling goat and dairy farmers who had a small farm (left) in what is now Anne Arundel county. With only one child (Stephen) to help work the farm, they hired the Zug family as farm hands. When Stephen's parents rejected his desire to marry Jennifer Zug, he left home and never saw them again. Later, after Stephen had achieved financial success, he bought a home befitting his stature and called it Fletcher Manor (right).
This house in College Park, Maryland is the most recent scene of GoatMan-related occurrences. The house was bought by Stephen Fletcher with the money he received from several important patents. Fletcher lived here with his wife Jennifer and daughter Janie for several years until Jennifer became ill. What happened to the property at that point is unknown. The building was later used as a restaurant (the 94th Aero Squadron), but a series of unexplained incidents made it impossible to keep anyone employed at the site; it was then taken over by the Maryland Parks Commission, and has remained empty for over 10 years.
Dorsey Laboratories was a private research facility located in Riverdale, Maryland. Founded by Drs. Calvert and Victoria Heights, Dorsey Labs was the result of the Heights' interest in the GoatMan legend and, specifically, the lost work of Dr. Stephen Fletcher. Several years later, the Heights opened the Professors' Cryptid Museum on the lab grounds; suspicions quickly arose about the true purpose of the museum. Due to recent construction in Riverdale, the exact location of the Dorsey Lab site is unknown.
Cry Baby Bridge
This bridge, on Governor's Bridge Road, is a late 19th/early 20th century steel truss bridge. Legend has it that, if one parks one's car at or near the bridge, a baby can be heard crying; sometimes a ghost car will creep up from behind, but disappear when the driver or passenger turns around to see it. Cry Baby Bridge has been the scene of many reported GoatMan sightings; human remains have also been found nearby. These have been dismissed by authorities as the result of coyote attacks, but many locals remain unconvinced.
Glenn Dale Hospital
The former Glenn Dale Hospital was once a tuberculosis hospital constructed to treat the population of the Washington D.C. area. The 210 acre campus consisted of mainly two large buildings: Building A, which treated adults, and Building B, which treated children. The hospital was closed in 1981 and the site is now abandoned. Although the grounds are regularly patrolled by Washington D.C. Park Police, locals report hearing strange sounds coming from the empty buildings.
Beltsville Research Center
The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, part of the United States Department of Agriculture, is the largest agricultural research complex in the world. Its research programs include Animal Health, Crop Protection and Quarantine, Plant Biological and Molecular Processes, Plant Genetic Resources, and Genomics and Genetic Improvement. Dr. Stephen Fletcher worked at the center as a research scientist from 1947 to sometime in the 1950s (Fletcher's erratic behavior and the destruction of official records make any conclusions uncertain).
The city of Hyattsville was named for its founder, Christopher Clark Hyatt, who bought his first parcel of land in the area in March 1845. The name Hyattsville was being used for the settlement by 1859. Hyattsville has long been rumored to be the location of several secret laboratories used by Dr. Stephen Fletcher for his experiments. Because of this, Hyattsville has been the center of attention for the GoatMan legend and reported sightings and other incidents.