Coty Creighton was hiking Ben Lomond peak early Sunday morning, when he came across a herd of goats and noticed one was trailing behind. Coty pulled out his binoculars to get an even closer look, and realized it was a man, acting like a goat.
"His goat costume was definitely home made, it wasn't done very well he had a full mask covering his face up and fake horns coming off the top of his head, he even had to lift the mask at times to make his way and see over rocks and bushes," Creighton said.
Creighton tried to rationalize it, thinking the guy may have been a photographer, but he had no gear.
"Once I realized he had no camera gear or anything else, it went from being really funny to really creepy," he said.
Creighton said the man was literally acting like a goat. At one point, the man took off his mask and spotted Coty watching him.
"So he just kind of froze in his tracks, he was on his hands and knees just kind of staring at me,” Creighton said.
At that point, Coty said the man sat down and began to sulk. Creeped out, Creighton left.
His images ended up in the hands of the Utah division of wildlife.
"The term is often used wildlife enthusiast, and people are very enthusiastic about wildlife and do some very out there types of things," said Phil Douglass with the division of wildlife.
But this kind of thing happening with goats is unusual.
"It’s happened before in a different setting, not to my knowledge has it happened with goats," said Douglass.
The obvious question is why? Why was that man doing this? Without knowing who he is, the reason for his goat costume party will remain a mystery.
"I’ve thought about it every day just because it's so hilarious I wish I hadn't have been creeped out at the time because I really want to talk to the guy," Creighton said.
Douglass said he would like to talk to the “goat man.” Goat hunting season coming up and he could be in danger doing this kind of “wildlife activity.”