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Stephanie Small

Calistoga, United States

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Flying Monkeys of Napa
In Napa, there is a place where the youth loathe to go. Deep within the oldest, most overgrown forest is a one-lane road. It is said this is where a curse is said to be. It is also said there are flying monsters out there. Partrick Road. The overgrown mass of old trees, twists around each other. Foliage grows closer and closer into a thick tunnel. As the urban sprawl of Napa gives way to the whims of nature, the forest grows older. It is at the end of the road there is a blocked entryway of an ancient and forsaken cemetery. Gates block the path, yet rumor has it that the old gate contains a host of winged beasts.

Some people say the creatures were always here. The First Nation people of Napa called the area the “Valley of Fairies.” Other people say that the monsters are the shackle we must bear for the invasion of First Nation lands. Others say that they’re an experiment gone wrong. Darker yet, some tales tell it is the price to pay for a curse.

The Rebob.

They look like large, black monkeys, with red eyes and bat wings. Rare, elusive and intelligent, these beings infest the ancient forest. It is said that they harass passerbyes and drivers by swooping down on cars. They have been blamed for car accidents, horrified people, sleep walkers and nightmares. Rumors that the region once served as a site for kidnappings, killings, hangings and mass murder in the far past have created its own aura of menace.

Oddly, the accounts of rebobs differ. One account says the rebob resembled sticks and leaves. Another witness said the rebobs were mechanical or robotic. Long fangs and long claws were observed in some cases, and the claws were said to scratch cars.

Though in form they generally appear to be ebony monkeys. Their eyes glow an ember-red and their fierce cries can be heard day or night. Concealed in the darkest shadows, these monsters glide on naked flesh wings, flying horrors. Sometimes they are the size of small monkeys (medium to large size dog), other times they are the size of large men, towering over 9 feet tall. In general, most agree the animal is about 7 feet tall if standing bipedal. They can walk on four legs, fly or walk bipedally. Legends have abounded and I have collected information from many sources.

They are sometimes spotted with another monster, the Chuck Chuck which is a large feather-covered beaked humanoid (no wings).

According to the show Monsters and Mysteries, there is about one rebob sighting a year since about the 50s. First Nation legends of Rebobs and other denizens of the forest say they are an ancient race of beings.

Finding rebobs varies from situation to situation. Many people have to search and look for them to find the rebobs. Some people have only needed to drive out to the end of the road (it dead ends in front of the gate to the cemetery). Here, the rebobs, which may be territorial, attack cars. There is no record of anyone being hurt by a rebob outside of their car.

Despite this, there are rumors they attack lustful teenager, eat and enslave children, steal babies out of open windows and skin cats. This is a terrifying way to show these creatures and there has never been any evidence of anything like this happening. Rebob behavior includes hissing and moving from side to side. This kind of activity is normal among many creatures including primates when trying to scare off a predator or defend territory.

Rebob Origins

There are a vareity of origin stories. Of course, if the rebob is simply a normal animal we have yet to document, the answer will be simple. However, if it is a man-made creature, a curse, or a mythical creature the answer will not be so easy.

Scientist: I have heard that they are the results of early genetic experiments by scientists. It is said the scientist was crossing bat and monkey for military purposes. I have found no proof for this. Another part of the lore is that a scientist was trying to genetically engineer a human and a monkey to make a super soldier. The hybrid monster turned on its handler and killed the scientist.

Another idea was that he sewed the wings onto monkeys. This is unlikely as they would not be able to procreate if wings were just “sewn on” as people imply they have done.

About Partick Road and the Cemetery: Another part of the lore is that in World War II a scientist used bodies from Partrick Cemetery. This was to help design a super soldier but there is no reference to rebobs in this tale. There is said to be a Doomsday Safety Center to house the president, with gun turrets and fencing. The black helicopters witnessed in Napa and reported in the Sentinel (a local paper) were said to come from that place. However, further research indicates the alleged compound may be a private home. The place is gated to prevent teenagers from trespassing (A common issue as they try to “brave the rebobs”).

Curse: Another tale I have heard is that many people were killed by the patron in the mines after the quicksilver was mined. This apparently was because there was no more work for them. I have found no evidence for this and it doesn’t make a lot of sense. I have heard that its tied in with the “Napa Curse” the that makes Napa natives forever return to Napa, no matter how far they stray. I am sure this is just Teenage lore that every small town has.

Spirit Monster: I have heard other stories, that the beast is a physical manifestation of a criminal who was hung in a tree on Partrick road and buried without ceremony. I found no evidence of this.

Fairy Spirit: A First Nation term for them was best translated as fairy I was told. They are generally seen as guardians of the forest. They are territorial. They considered the area the domain of the fairies.

Partick Family: The Pioneer family the road is named after used to own a candy store in Napa. The family was known for their love of Halloween. Somehow this connects them to the rebob legend. I suspect they may have had a part in propagating the legend. They are likely not the origin as it is much older than the family as they are featured in First Nation stories.

Other Flying Monkey Legends

There are many legends of flying monkeys worldwide. Here is a list of more winged primates. Winged primates are recorded all over the world and in all sizes and shapes. They have been recorded with bat wings and feathered wings.

Batsquatch (winged bigfoot at Mt. St. Helens)
Sacramento Gargoyle (grey, gargoyle spotted near bridges and caught on video)
Orang Bati
Mothman (winged man)
Birdman (winged man, animal like)
Britain’s Bat Winged Monkey Bird…
Raymondville man-bat
LaCrosse man-bat (Richard Svensson)
Akuran (Brazil)

Rebob Resources Bibliography:

Anonymous Interview. 2003. First Hand Witness

Anonymous Interview. 2018. Second Hand Witness

Carolina Reptile Man, Succubus, Napa Rebobs. Monsters and Mysteries in America. Season 3, Episode 7. 2015

Rebob the Flying Monkeys of Napa Valley. Exemplore.…

Yerger, Rebecca. The Partrick family, Halloween treats and Rebobs. Napa Valley Register. Oct 27, 2012.…

Roberts, Paul Dale. “Chuck Chuck and the Rebobs of Napa Valley “Paranormal Association.…


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The Art of Stephanie Small is a complex blend of mythical and real. This is your personal invitation to enjoy a tour through the magical and mundane. See a breathtaking visual tour of ancient times and lands filled with trees, magical mushrooms, foliage, enchanted animals and awesome wizards. Let the splendor of unicorns, dragons, griffins, fairies, horses, the winged horse, Pegasus, and even the lone wolf lure you into a world of artistic exploration. Jump into a magical world!

There is something beyond fantasy here. This is a mystical land just for you. If you like something real or mundane, Stephanie creates stunning domestic and wild animals. She studies biology and has a love of the ocean and wild animals. Horses, wolves, foxes, ponies, deer, dogs, cats, panthers, lions, fish, tigers and other creatures are some of the animals she draws. She has done animal pet portraits and is available for commission by emailing for more information.

Stephanie can be commissioned to do custom artwork including portraits of people, animals, homes or whatever your imagination can devise. She can do custom art as you as a pixie, fairy (faery) or mermaid too! Did you ever want to see yourself as a manga or anime character? Stephanie will do that! She can be commissioned to create a magical portrait of you! Stephanie creates art that features unicorns, mermaids, dragons, griffons and whatever fits her fancy. She can create cute, custom art for you that can be placed on a variety of Zazzle products such as Tshirts, blankets and more. Are you wanting your pet or child drawn? Want their picture on a blanket? Email for details.

Stephanie Small is an artist located in California but she has spent time all over Oregon. Nature is an influential inspiration to Stephanie, as she seeks to augment and reflect what she sees around her in a variety of mediums. Inspired by medieval art, the fantasy and science fiction genre and more, Stephanie has developed a style of mythical realism. Stephanie uses a variety of styles and mixed mediums in her artwork. She regularly uses digital mediums such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter and more. She favors traditional mediums such as colored pencil, chalk, pen, ink, pencil, acrylic, watercolor. She has been known to adapt fabric, recycled art, recycled purses to create art that is both useful and stylish.

Stephanie has been interviewed and featured in several magazines and websites. Her artwork has been published several times in books and magazines. She is best known for artwork featured in publications such as the Page, the Twisted Vine, the Unicorn and others. Her artwork will be featured on the cover of several upcoming books and publications.

She often donates teaching, administrative assistance, research and artwork to many local non-profits. She has taught in-person and online classes on food preservation, writing, gardening, spirituality, unicorns, art and more. She has worked for (and with) the local government to initiate youth projects, senior events and business support.

Stephanie loves unicorns and the horses she grew up with. It is clear in her art. She also loves mermaids. She even has a set of mermaid fins she can swim in. Stephanie Small finds inspiration in the animals of the ocean such as whales, orcas, narwhals and dolphins. Whether you are looking for a gift for girls, boys, men or women or whatever someone identify with, you will find something for everyone. Powerful images which have themes such as cute, goth, fantasy, wild animals, patterns, geometric designs, sacred symbols, pentagrams, realistic or more can all be commissioned and area available in current gallery images. Her products have been featured in pagan groups and wicca organizations.

She embraces a variety of colors, favoring jewel tones (red, blue, green, purple) as well as more outgoing colors such as orange, yellow, pink, teal, green, violet or lavender, white and more. She provides many steampunk, medieval fantasy, black and gothic or cute anime and manga themed products. She is in the Society for Creative Anachronism ( SCA ) and is a member of the Vallejo Oddfellows as well as other non-profits. She has a veterinary assisting certificate which helps her by giving her a thorough education in anatomy and the natural world. She can also create images that recreate an emotion or event such as happy, sad, depression, love, joy, exhilaration, congratulations, birthday, holiday, Christmas, Halloween, Yule, Easter, Ostara, and whatever other holiday or celebration you can think of! You can purchase her merchandise from Clip Clop Workshop her website.

If you are looking for a personalized gift, look no further! These unique and stunning pieces of work are available in a variety of pieces and many can be customized to your preference. Are you expecting? She has a bunch of great baby gifts available. You can find personalized wedding gifts, Christmas presents and stuff for him and for her! Looking for something for kids, well this art is geared to making them squeal with joy! You can find a variety of personalized birthday gifts, photo gifts and products that appeal to anyone! Stephanie has provided high end and unique quality items, as well as some more inexpensive and cheap items to fill stockings! Visit her Store!

Many of her pieces are cute and fun. She loves to paint her pictures using a variety of colors, she often blends them together. Highlight of contrasting hues augment a variety of her pieces. Whether your favorite color is red, blue, yellow, pink, green, brown, orange, black or white, there is an image that will fit into your home and apparel desires. Stephanie has prepared a variety of images suitable for any occasion. You can explore her Zazzle page to find pillows, blankets, T-shirts, wooden gift boxes, necklaces, jewelry and clothing. These are available for birthday, Christmas, Yule, Easter, Ostara, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Veteran’s Day, Solstices, Equinoxes, Eclipses and other holidays.

Stephanie Small is also an actress and you will be able to see her in the upcoming series, 13 Reasons Why and several upcoming major motion pictures. She does voiceover, voiceacting, modeling and can also be hired for these services by emailing

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