Ok so, when griffin said there were ‘shadows’ of animals in the grass/burn marks.. All i thought immediately was “ok so the monster or minions have nuke powers. Or flash burning abilities that did away with the bones, tissue, etc but not the actual grass.”
I am 100% sure that this bear creature and the bobcat are minions, because it makes no sense to me for the main monster to show up so fast– at least not without letting the group be able to confer about it.
That being said, the ooze makes me think its a breeder [iirc] type because what ever it is hasn’t originally been taking people but its doing SOMETHING to spread and while they have gone after people it likely is spreading whatever it is.
It’s also possible that it’s some form of necromantic thing.
idk, i’ve been looking into monster of the week and like.. i’m so excited