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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cryptids of the Week: 12/7-12/13, 2014

Welcome to the 5th Cryptids of the Week! The are the two cryptids chosen for December 7 thru 13, 2014.

Fouke Monster

The Fouke Monster(s) is a Bigfoot-like creature seen mainly near Boggy Creek, near the town of Fouke, Arkansas. It was first reported when settlers arrived in the areas, but sightings really took off in the 1900s. In the early 1970s, sightings gained a lot of publicity after it attacked the home of Bobby and Elizabeth Ford. In 1972, a dock-drama movie about the monster called The Legend of Boggy Creek came out, and is well known by almost all Bigfoot researchers, including myself.
Sightings of the monster have continued to this day, and in 2012, cryptozoologist and author Lyle Blackburn published a book about it called The Beast of Boggy Creek. 

Fouke Monster


In the 1960s, residents of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and surrounding areas reported seeing a strange flying monster. Most sightings occurred between November 15, 1966 and December 15, 1967. On December 15, the Silver Bridge that connected Point Pleasant to Ohio collapsed, killing 46 people. Many think the Mothman or Men In Black had something to do with it.
The most famous sighting of Mothman occurred on November 15, 1966, when Roger and Linda Scarberry and Steve and Mary Mallette saw the being. Linda Scarberry saw it several times afterward.
Many think Mothman sightings stopped after the Silver Bridge collapse, but people still see strange things that match the description of Mothman!
John Keel investigated the sightings in the '60s and wrote a book called The Mothman Prophecies. In 2002 a movie of the same name came out.
There is a Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant today, along with a Mothman Statue. The town hold a Mothamn Festival every year.

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Those are the two Cryptids of the Week for this week. The next CotW will be posted sometime next week.

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