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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Legend of the Fouke Monster

Anyone who's seen the 1972 movie The Legend of Boggy Creek knows what the Fouke Monster is. The monster has been seen near Fouke, Arkansas, since settlers first arrived in the area. It is described as a large, hairy, man-like creature similar to Bigfoot. It is sometimes said to have only three toes on it's feet.

The most famous incident with the Fouke Monster occurred in 1971, when it harassed the Ford family just days after they had moved into their new home in Fouke. The creature reached through the window while Elizabeth Ford was sleeping on the couch and tried to grab her. Her husband and his brother, Don, shot at the creature and thought they hit it. Another family was with the Fords at this time, and when Bobby Ford heard them screaming in the house, he went to see what was happening. As he ran onto the porch, the creature grabbed him and threw him onto the ground. Bobby was taken to a Texarkana hospital and was treated for mild injuries and shock after the incident.

Years after the Ford incident, Cryptozoologist Lyle Blackburn went to Fouke and wrote a book called The Beast of Boggy Creek, which was published in 2012.


Poster for The Legend of Boggy Creek


Lyle Blackburn's book: The Beast of Boggy Creek

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