For more than a century, reports of a strange beast known as the Fouke Monster have circulated among the locals in southern Arkansas. Described as a large, hairy man-like creature, it's said to haunt the vast Sulphur River Bottoms as it travels the secluded waterway known as Boggy Creek.
Over the years, the creature has been seen by numerous witnesses including respected citizens, experienced hunters, famous musicians, and even a police officer. The encounters were often so shocking, they served as inspiration for the classic horror film, The Legend of Boggy Creek, by Charles B. Pierce.
Tales of the creature have long existed in scattered pieces across news clippings, memoirs, police reports, and movies, but it is only now that the complete history of the Fouke Monster has been assembled in one place. This book collects all the facts, theories, and amazing sighting reports, and weaves them into a fascinating tale about this undeniable southern mystery, one that lives on, as frightening encounters with the Beast of Boggy Creek are still being reported today!
** Includes a detailed sighting chronicle with over 70 visual encounters near Fouke, Arkansas!
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Lyle Blackburn is an author, musician, and cryptid hunter from Texas. His investigative cryptozoology books, "The Beast of Boggy Creek" and "Lizard Man," reflect his life-long fascination with legends, lore, and sighting reports of real-life monsters. During his research, Lyle has often explored the remote reaches of the southern U.S. in search of shadowy creatures said to inhabit the dense backwoods and swamplands of these areas.
Lyle is also a staff writer and cryptozoology advisor to RUE MORGUE magazine, one of the leading horror media publications in print today.
Lyle is now a featured speaker at cryptozoology and horror conferences around North America. He has been heard on numerous radio programs, including COAST TO COAST, and appeared on television shows such as MONSTERS & MYSTERIES IN AMERICA and the CBS SUNDAY MORNING SHOW.
"An extremely enjoyable and spooky ride." -- Sean Whitley, director Southern Fried Bigfoot
"I could not put this book down." -- Neal Arnold, author of Monster! The A-Z of Zooform Phenomenon
"Amazingly researched and absolutely gripping." -- Dave Alexander, editor Rue Morgue magazine
"Destined to become a cryptozoological classic!" -- Nick Redfern, author of There's Something in the Woods
This is a must have for all movie fans, history buffs, and bigfooters!" -- Kathy Moskowitz Strain, author Giants, Cannibals & Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture
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