Posted by Monsters Of Folklore
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
HONEY ISLAND SWAMP MONSTER : The Legendary Wookie Of The South Explained ( Louisiana folklore ) ?? So it turns out there is a certain of type of Bigfoot population that resides in the great state of Louisiana known as the Honey Island Swamp Monster or the Louisiana Wookie. The Honey Island Swamp Monster always has the locals in Louisiana on edge due to the fact they could be ambushed at any given moment by this cryptid type of Bigfoot creature.
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The Honey Island Swamp is a marshland located in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Louisiana in St. Tammany Parish. Honey Island earned its name because of the honeybees once seen on a nearby isle.The swamp is bordered on the north by U.S. 11, on the south by Lake Borgne, on the east by the Pearl River and the west by the West Pearl River.
The swamp is famous for being the home of the Honey Island Swamp monster legend. The purported creature is described as bipedal, seven feet tall, with gray hair and yellow eyes. It is said to be accompanied by a disgusting smell. Footprints supposedly left by the creature have four toes. The first claimed sighting was in 1963 by Harlan Ford, a retired Air traffic controller who took up wildlife photography. After his passing in 1980, a reel of Super 8 film showing the creature was allegedly found among his belongings. In 1974 the monster gained national fame after Ford and a friend claimed to have found unusual footprints in the area, as well as the body of a wild boar whose throat had been gashed. Ford continued to hunt the creature for the next six years. The idea of a large, ape-like creature in the area is not without its critics, notably the local ecologist Paul Wagner, who with his wife Sue run nature tours in the area. They claim they have not seen any evidence for it. A local legend tells of a train crash in the area in the early twentieth century. A travelling circus was on the train, and from it a group of chimpanzees escaped, interbreeding with the local alligator population.
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