was first sighted in 1971 on the edge of a soybean field. After that, sightings
seemed to explode throughout the small town. A carload of
residents witnessed the monster
dashing in front of their car on U.S. 71. A deer hunter encountered the creature
in heavy brush. Still another man reported that the monster was banging on the
door of their house, trying to get in.
latest sighting of the monster was on July 17 in 1998, when a family saw the
monster walking along a dry creek bed about five miles south of town. Sightings
of the monster have occurred since the 1940's according to newspaper articles. A
member of the band "Brave Combo" said, “I think I saw a Bigfoot
once. It was on a small lonely highway between Texarkana
and Shreveport. In that area they call it the Fouke
Monster, named after Fouke, a swampy little town in southwest Arkansas. I was with my cousin, driving her
Volkswagen Beetle. We were wide awake and there it was, walking swiftly along
Today there are only a
few remnants of the monster in Fouke. The Monster Mart sells several items such
as photos and other souvenirs. It's worth a stop inside to fill up with gas,
grab a snack and a postcard, and talk to the people about the latest sightings.
Just down the road from the Monster Mart is a large metal replica of the Fouke Monster that is set up for tourists. You climb a set of steps, put your head through the opening, and viola'! You have just become the latest Fouke Monster sighting!
Back in 1975, a 'B'
movie was made about the Fouke Monster, named "The Legend of Boggy
Creek". To quote the film's press kit, "The feature-length documentary
motion picture, produced by P&L Productions, is an unusually exciting family
film. A film that accurately chronicles the experiences of the people who live
in and around Fouke, Arkansas
(pop. 350) involving a "huge,
hairy monster." Over the past decade this monster has periodically
terrorized people in this small farming and ranching community in
Real or not, you decide.
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