A hidebehind is an American folkloric creature that a human may spot in the corner of their eye, but disappears upon further inspection, because it is always hiding behind something.
Nobody knows what a hidebehind looks like because no one has ever seen one clearly.
Certain species of hidebehinds are aggressive, however, and assert themselves over territorial conquest and unknowing human intervention.
- Borges, Jorge Luis; Guerrero, Margarita (1969). The Book of Imaginary Beings. Dutton. p. 107.
- Botkin, Benjamin Albert (1997). The American People: Stories, Legends, Tales, Traditions and Songs. Transaction Publishers. p. 251. ISBN 1560009845.