With sightings dating back to the 1800s, the legend of the Fouke Monster of Boggy Creek is an important part of Arkansas's folklore. Lurking in the bogs of Arkansas, the Fouke Monster frightens motorists, homeowners, and hikers. The story of Boggy Creek and the monster who may inhabit it were the subject of the 1972 cult classic The Legend of Boggy Creek. The central story was based on testimonies from Arkansas natives recounting their terrifying stories from Arkansas.
Fouke Monster facts vary, as no definitive evidence of the creature actually exists. Its said to be tall, hairy, and potentially dangerous, much like Bigfoot. The first widely publicized sighting occurred in 1971, although the monster had been whispered of previously. Even today, residents of Fouke, Arkansas, or visitors sometimes see what they believe is the monster. Is this a hoax or a legitimate creature roaming the Arkansas bogs? Read up on the Fouke Monster and decide for yourself.
In 1971, The Monster Allegedly Attacked A Family Inside Their Home
In The 1960s, A Boy Claimed He Shot At The Monster
The Monster Subsists On A Diet Of Dog And ChickenPhoto: The Legend of Boggy Creek / Howco International
The Monster Is Tall, Hairy, And SmellyPhoto: Boggy Creek: The Legend Is True / Hannover House
There Have Been Many Modern Sightings Of The Monster
Three People Saw The Monster Dart Across The Highway