Mar 04, 2014 fouke is a small hamlet of under a thousand people, in the boggy creek area of southwestern arkansas, tucked in just between texas and louisiana. The true story of the fouke monster and lizard man. Large, hairy apelike creature, approximately 7 feet tall and 300400 pounds. Director seth breedlove travels back to the location of that film to interview people who have seen the monster as well as give an update on some of the people whose stories were told in that now cult movie. Thats a good thing, as the fouke formerly peavys monster mart is where you have to go if you want to find out about the boggy creek monster, which has terrorized these parts since the 1940s. The legend of boggy creek is a 1972 american docudrama horror film about the fouke monster, a bigfoottype creature that reportedly has been seen in, and around fouke, arkansas since the 1940s.
Map to recommended offbeat attractions, and road trip sights museums, monuments, tourist traps, folk art, pet cemeteries. The fouke monster has been described as something of a southern sasquatch a bigfoottype monster. The legend of boggy creek fouke, arkansas monster late. Skeptic podcasts monstertalk episode notes for what the. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Smokey and the fouke monster tells a most interesting and unusual true story of how the town of fouke, arkansas became the center of attention for monster hunters in the early and midseventies but also, how this one mysterious creatures unwelcomed presence lead to the making of the now infamous movie the legend of boggy creek. Visiting the boggy creek monster locations fouke, arkansas. Initial sightings of the creature were concentrated in the jonesvilleboggy creek area, where it was blamed for the destruction of local livestock. For more than a century, reports of a strange beast known as the fouke monster have circulated among the locals in southern arkansas. The legend of boggy creek 1972 720p webrip yts yify a documentarystyle drama which questions the existence of a monster in an arkansas swamp.
Since the 1940s, many sightings of a creature known as the fouke monster have been reported. Over the years, the creature has been seen by countless people, including respected citizens, experienced hunters, famous musicians, and even a police officer. Boggy creek runs through the back of the old beanfield as it makes its way toward highway 71. Look for lyle in the television series, strange evidence, airing on the discovery science channel. The house was located on the west side of highway 71 just north of fouke, but has long since been torn down. Jan 04, 2018 visiting the boggy creek monster locations fouke, arkansas. According to legend, the boggy creek monster stands between seven and eight feet tall on two feet and weighs close to 300 pounds. It is said that fouke is the first place that this cryptid was spotted. The legend of boggy creek 1972 was the first in a series of three boggy creek films loosely based on a legendary monster of southwest arkansas. Music and clips from the 1972 documentary the legend of boggy creek.
Includes history, sightings, videos, books, and movie information for the famous southern sasquatch bigfoot creature. The movie was inspired by true events that happened in the small town of fouke, arkansas. It is really more of a glimpse at lowerclass swamp culture from the seventies, though, than a monster flick. It was directed by charles pierce of texarkana miller county and written by earl e. Believe in him or not, hes still our very own scary, but wellloved hairy guy that continues to pop up in the darnedest places in this area. Initial sightings of the creature were concentrated in the jonesville boggy creek area, where it was blamed for the destruction of local livestock. It is said that fouke is the first place that this. The fouke monster or boggy creek monster as it is sometimes referred to is a sasquatchlike creature said to haunt the network of creeks extending from the sulphur river bottoms in southern arkansas to the small town of fouke. Pierce jr a documentarystyle drama about the fouke monster, a bigfoot type creature that has been sighted in and around fouke, arkansas since the 1950s. Boggy creek monster 2016 12 out of 4 fairly interesting documentary that goes back to fouke, arkansas where the film the lgend of boggy creek was filmed. The monster of boggy creek arkansas rusty an hey guys i am back, sorry for not updating for awhile i was caught up with school and accepting the fact that a friend of mine died in a car accident but anyways i hope you like it rusty it was 1971, in fouke, arkansas. In these sparsely populated, forested hills of the ozarks, the boggy creek monster, also referred to as the fouke monster, has been a legend of the area since the 1840s.
Fans of the storied fouke monster and the movie the legend of boggy creek are devoted and loyal. Weighting up to 400 pounds, the bear can rear up on its hind legs and reach heights of 6 or 7ft. Fouke is a small hamlet of under a thousand people, in the boggy creek area of southwestern arkansas, tucked in just between texas and louisiana. Map boggy creek monster, fouke, ar roadside america. The legend of boggy creek is a 1972 american docudrama horror film about the fouke monster, a bigfoottype creature that reportedly has been seen in, and around fouke, arkansas since. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the beast of boggy creek. Whilst the film is entirely based on real reports, its hard not to come away with the impression that pierce embellished some of the incidents to create a better movie.
The excitement began when a farmer found threetoed tracks, size 14ee, on the edge of a soybean field in june 1971. Legend of a local monster still haunts this small town. Fouke and its monster became famous and were featured in a 1973. The film mixes staged interviews with some local residents who claim to have encountered the creature, along with reenactments of encounters. Legend of boggy creek, the encyclopedia of arkansas. Lyle blackburns monstro bizarro online cryptozoology store. Later, sightings were reported several hundred miles to the north. A documentarystyle drama about the fouke monster, a bigfoottype creature that has been sighted in and around fouke, arkansas since the 1950s. A reporter for the texarkana gazette wrote an article about the events, and from that small publication, a legend was born. The legend lives on in this featurelength documentary film from small town monsters and lyle blackburn. Smith, vern stierman join free to stream legend of boggy creek. A carload of texarkana residents said the monster dashed across u. Artist creates legend of boggy creekinspired movie trading.
Over the years, the creature has been seen by countless people, including respected citizens, experienced. The creature was accused of attacking a local family. The definitive website for the boggy creek monster of fouke, arkansas. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. The true story of the fouke monster kindle edition by blackburn, lyle. The legend of boggy creek eschews professional actors, instead relying on real fouke residents who had personally seen the monster, recounting their experiences. Fouke is a small hamlet of under a thousand people, in the boggy creek area of southwestern arkansas, tucked in just between.
In arkansas folklore, the fouke monster is said to have been seen in fouke in miller county, arkansas, during the early 1970s. Fouke and its monster became famous and were featured in the 1973 movie the legend of boggy creek. We stopped on our way to tennessee, to a little town that has had many bigfoot sightings. Boggy creek monster 104 highway 71, fouke, arkansas. Fouke, arkansas the monster mart is still in business and under new management. The fouke monster always travels the creek the narrator of the legend of boggy creek 1972 describes the nocturnal patterns of the bigfootlike creature spotted in arkansas. The fouke monster, also known as the southern sasquatch, is a legendary cryptid reported near the town of fouke in miller county, arkansas during the early 1970s, where it was accused of attacking a local family. Initial sightings of the creature were concentrated in the jonesvilleboggy creek. Since the 1940s, many sightings of a creature known as. The black bear is a good fit size wise with most of the descriptions of the boggy creek monster. In the area of fouke, arkansas in miller county, southeast of texarkana, allegedly lives the boggy creek monster. A documentarystyle drama based on true accounts of the fouke monster in arkansas, boggy creek focuses on the lives of back country people and their culture while chronicling sightings of the monster.
The documentary style film on the creature was made by arkansan charles pierce 19382010 in the early 1970s. Fouke and its monster became famous and were featured in a 1973 movie. The film presents an interesting portrait of southern swamp. Feb 21, 2018 could the fouke monster simply be one of arkansas native black bears. Described as a large, hairy manlike creature, its said to haunt the vast sulphur river bottoms as it travels the secluded waterway known as boggy creek. The legend of the boggy creek monster has long captivated the people of fouke, arkansas, a little town about 150 miles outside of little rock. The true story behind the legend of the fouke monster. Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Sep 6, 2016 move to this area and one of the first things about which youll hear is the fouke monster. This cult 1970s horror docudrama drama questions the existence of the fouke monster, a sasquatchtype creature that lives in a swamp outside of fouke, arkansas. Includes interviews with eyewitnesses whove encountered the mysterious beast in and around boggy creek in recent years. It brings to life the history of the fouke monster and the legend of boggy creek with haunting scenery and amazing visuals. On this weeks episode we visit fauke, arkansas and investigate the story continue reading 55 fouke monster fouke, ar. Boggy creek was shot in and around fouke, arkansas and features a cast.
Boggy creek fouke monster here are the reports from fouke, arkansas in1971 1971 fall fouke, arkansas a family first hears some strange howls, then sees a sasquatchlike creature walk from the woods. The film, shot as a faux documentarystyle drama, centers on the real town of fouke miller county. Download the legend of boggy creek 1972 720p webrip. Hixon, vern stierman, chuck pierce jr a documentarystyle drama about the fouke monster, a bigfoottype creature that has been sighted in and around fouke, arkansas since the 1950s. Boggy bottom bigfoot conference coalgate, oklahoma. In 2016, a documentary production titled boggy creek monster was released and coexecutive produced by an undertheradar texarkana resident who has had significant big screen credits. Willies land was located between county road 9 and highway 71. Lyle is a staff writer for the horror magazine rue morgue, he has been featured on coast to coast am, and on numerous tv shows on discovery, animal planet and more. Could the fouke monster simply be one of arkansas native black bears. Its in the middle of a thousand miles of flat country, dense dark woods rippled with rivers and creeks that twist every which way before finally draining into the louisiana swamps. This is some footage from a couple of months that i figured i would share you yall.1445 1045 963 1014 1128 1233 93 1366 361 1484 1338 921 1398 507 171 1351 1141 652 485 964 66 315 1298 1061 817 1194 308 1462 395 48 619 406 666 51 1463 542 1482