The Strange Man was the man who grabbed Alfred Shmeegle's right thumb after he exploded and ran away. Witnesses say the man was dressed in dark garments and could make out a big nose and a mullet. He also had a hood, but it was not on his head at the time. The man was allegedly in his late fifties or early sixties according to an eyewitness account.

The Strange Man was also seen at a record store in 1975 chewing a detached toe.