Boggy Creek Monster cutout.Roadside Creatures.


Boggy Creek Monster

This smelly, ape-like thing has long arms, a barrel chest, big red eyes, and is covered in shaggy dark hair. It's been described as anywhere from four to ten feet tall. An examination of its unique three-toed footprints by a local newspaper led to the conclusion that it would wear shoe size 14EE.

The Boggy Creek Monster was originally called The Fouke Monster as it was mostly seen in the woods around Fouke, Arkansas. Then in 1973 a low-budget film about the Monster, The Legend of Boggy Creek, became a cult hit. It was produced by a guy from nearby Texarkana, and its success forever obliterated the Monster's original name.

The Boggy Creek Monster has been accused of stealing (and presumably eating) dogs, chickens, hogs, and an occasional calf. It has scratched terrified citizens with its claws, and it has attacked rural homes. But it hasn't killed any people -- yet.

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Prime location(s):
Fouke, Arkansas

Special Powers:
It can run incredibly fast and it's apparently bullet-proof, as it's been shot at several times with no noticeable effect.

What's Out There for Vacation Travelers?
A Boggy Creek Monster photo-op and historical display is at Peavy's Monster Mart on US 71.

December 18, 2014

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