Monday, April 28, 2014

The Honey Island Swamp Monster

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Honey Island Swamp Monster

The Honey Island Swamp monster is a legendary Bigfoot-like creature reported to have been seen in the Honey Island Swamp of Louisiana since the early 1960's. It is a part of both Native American and Cajun lore. The Native Americans call this creature Letiche. Cajuns call it the Tainted Keitre.

The creature is described as being about 7 feet tall, with gray hair and yellow or red eyes, and accompanied by a disgusting smell. One thing that sets it apart from the typical Bigfoot is that the footprints left by the creature are reported to have four webbed toes.

The first claimed sighting was in 1963 by Harlan Ford, a retired man who had taken up wildlife photography. After his death in 1980, a reel of Super 8mm film showing the creature, was allegedly found among his belongings.

In 1974, the monster gained national fame after Ford and his friend Billy Mills 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 for the creature for the next six years.



"This is the official 8mm film by my grandfather, Harlan Ford, who was the first eye-witness to report a sighting of the legendary Honey Island Swamp Monster, after he poured plaster castings of its tracks. The song in this clip titled, "Honey Island Swamp Monster" is performed and recorded by Charlie Blanchard. The song was written by Harlan's son, Perry Lee Ford. All rights reserved. This 8mm film appeared first in my documentary film, "The Legend of the Honey Island Swamp Monster." For more information, visit our website, http://www.HoneyIslandSwampMonster.com"


source: http://en.wikipedia.org/
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2 comments:

  1. If you walked around in a swamp...most of your life....you probably wouldn't smell that good either....

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