The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster

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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 ...

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Overview

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!

Growing up in Texas, Lyle Blackburn became fascinated with the legends, lore, and sighting reports of alleged real-life monsters. He is a frequent contributor and cryptozoology advisor to Rue Morgue magazine, one of the leading horror media publications in print today. He is also the founder and frontman for the rock band Ghoultown. Over the last decade, Ghoultown has released six albums, toured extensively in both the U.S. and Europe, and has appeared on several horror movie soundtracks. Lyle currently lives near Dallas, Texas, where he enjoys a day off now and then.

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Editorial Reviews

Dave Alexander
"Amazingly researched and absolutely gripping, The Beast of Boggy Creek is a vital look at a true southern legend."
Nick Redfern
"Take a shot of monstrous menace, add to it a high degree of abominable intrigue, and top it all off with a dose of near-Lovecraftian-style terror, and you have Lyle Blackburn's The Beast of Boggy Creek. Destined to become a cryptozoological classic!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933665573
  • Publisher: Anomalist Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 195,484
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Growing up in Texas, LYLE BLACKBURN became fascinated with the legends, lore, and sighting reports of alleged real-life monsters. He is a frequent contributor and cryptozoology advisor to Rue Morgue magazine, one of the leading horror media publications in print today. He is also the founder and frontman for the rock band Ghoultown. Over the last decade, Ghoultown has released six albums, toured extensively in both the U.S. and Europe, and has appeared on several horror movie soundtracks. Lyle currently lives near Dallas, Texas, where he enjoys a day off now and then.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Recommend For All Monster Hunters

    This book is a must read for anyone interested in cryptids, such as Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monter, etc.

    Lyle Blackburn gives the all the facts possible regarding the Fouke Monster which was made famous by the cult classic movie "Legend Of Boggy Creek."

    Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    This is not a book that Blackburn took a couple of stories and s

    This is not a book that Blackburn took a couple of stories and slapped a cover on it. He did his research. It was hard to put down once you start reading it. One of the best things are the illustrations, which are excellent. This book has a lot of information about the movie and the people involved that doesn't get reported by the media.
    I recommend this to anybody who loves reading about cryptozoology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    loved it!

    A great book with a history of the actual events that took place during that time,and how the movie came to be; plus accounts of the creature(s)predating the 1970s. Also the illustrations are fantastically scary! This creature is not the shy, benign, elusive creature of the PNW, but it's bold, fierce and aggressive!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Must Have Book!

    My best friend and I saw something huge and dark one night at my family's cabin in another part of the Arkansas Ozarks. I then saw "The Legend of Boggy Creek". I have been a fan fan of most things crypto ever since. To anyone that has even the remotest interest in the unknown, this book is an absolute must have. I thought I knew most of what there was to know about the Fouke Monster. I WAS WRONG!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Excellent Book

    The film scared me to death as a kid from SW Missouri. Thinking the Boggy Creek Monster could be so close was terrifying!! The author captures a lot of that thrill of the film with descriptions, interviews and pictures from the actual place. There is an entire back story I had no idea existed around the film. If you are a fan of Bigfoot lore this is a MUST READ. I'm convinced now more than ever that something is out there that we just can't seem to put a label on or find an excuse to dispel sightings by this many people from all walks of life. Kudos to the author for a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    The book is, to put it in one word “Awesome”. This i

    The book is, to put it in one word “Awesome”. This is not a book that Blackburn took a couple of stories and slapped a cover on it. He has done his homework, that I suspect, involved a lot of road trips to Fouke and Jonesville and to local newspapers. Not only is it well researched, but the whole format keeps you glued to the pages. It really is hard to put down once you start reading it. The illustrations are excellent. This is a must for anybody who is a fan of “The Legend of Boggy Creek”. It has a lot of information about the movie that you probably didn’t know. The book not only goes over the movie but the legend as well and you will come to find out that the sightings of the Fouke monster are continuing, to this very day. I highly recommend it to anybody who loves reading about cryptozoology. After you read it, you’ll want jump right and go on a monster hunt. Just make sure you take a flashlight.

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