Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday Weird: Honey Island Swamp Monster

In 1963 Louisiana native Harlan Ford saw a creature in the swamp he had never seen before.

Ford was a retired air traffic controller who had taken up wildlife photography when he claimed to see a creature now dubbed the Honey Island Swamp Monster.

The creature was purported to be bi-pedal, with gray hair or fur, yellow or red eyes and about seven feet tall. It also supposedly stank, much like skunk-ape (which, I realize, is a post I'll need to do in the future)

Sightings have been rare, but footprints have ben found.  These differ from the usual bigfoot/sasquatch footprints in that they only have three toes and are webbed.



In 1974 Ford and a friend claimed to find footprints in the area of his first sighting and supposedly found the body of a boar with a torn out throat.

After Ford's death in 1980, a super 8 film was found among his belongings that showed the creature in the wild.


So, the Honey Island Swamp Monster. thoughts? Theories?


Matthew MacNish said...

Holy shit, I've actually seen that video before.

I'm pretty sure there are undiscovered species out there somewhere.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Never put much stock in Bigfoot legends, but it does make you wonder what he caught on film.

Maria Zannini said...

I've always had a hard time believing Big Foot type sightings.

Hey, and congrats on the shout-out on Miss Snark's First Victim.

Rena said...

Hmm, I don't know about the big foot thing. I have feelings both ways, but you know what makes for an even more amazing wednesday weird?

You time traveled to Monday Feb 26th 2007 to have your success story on MSFV!

Johanna Garth said...

Having grown up in a rural backwoods, I have trouble believing in those legends...but that footage is bizarre and creepy!

Leandra Wallace said...

This makes me think of those 'Messin w/Sasquatch' commercials for beef jerky. My husband loves those, even though they're preeetty corny.

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