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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Book Review: Beyond Boggy Creek by Lyle Blackburn

It's time for the first review of a cryptozoology book from 2017! And I was not disappointed with the one I read first - Lyle Blackburn's Beyond Boggy Creek: In Search of the Southern Sasquatch.

As you can probably tell from the title, this book is a sort of follow-up to Blackburn's 2012 book, The Beast of Boggy Creek, about the Fouke Monster. While this new book starts out going over some more recent occurrences around Fouke, Blackburn also expands to other states in the south, and there are many tales of "wooly boogers," "swamp apes," and other mysterious, ape-like monsters, like the Honey Island Swamp Monster, skunk ape, Lake Worth Monster, etc.

Some of the cryptid tales in this book took place many years ago - as far back as the 1800s - while some have occurred very recently. Blackburn uses this to show that sightings of Bigfoots in the south go back to Native American times, and continue to today. That in itself shows that there is probably something roaming around the swamps, forests, and waterways.

Lots of famous accounts are covered, as well as many you'll have never heard before. Overall, Beyond Boggy Creek is an excellent book. And it has one of the coolest covers in my collection!

- Just as I always do, I'll  be reviewing 2017 CZ/unexplained books on this blog all year, and at the end of the year I'll post a list of my favorites. Next 2017 review will probably be Nick Redfern's 365 Days of UFOs. -

With Beyond Boggy Creek author Lyle Blackburn,
Ohio Bigfoot Conference, 2016

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