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The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster Paperback – March 1, 2012
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"I could not put this book down." -- Neal Arnold, author of Monster! The A-Z of Zooform Phenomenon
"Amazingly researched and absolutely gripping." -- Dave Alexander, editor Rue Morgue magazine
"Destined to become a cryptozoological classic!" -- Nick Redfern, author of There's Something in the Woods
This is a must have for all movie fans, history buffs, and bigfooters!" -- Kathy Moskowitz Strain, author Giants, Cannibals & Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture
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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!
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I was pointed toward Lyle Blackburn by "Bigfoot War" author, Eric S. Brown. Not only is Lyle an accomplished singer for the rock band Ghoultown, he is also one of my new favorite authors who shares a passion for the field of Cryptozoology (the study of hidden animals). I was thrilled when I heard the Lyle was going to be writing a book about the south's most famous Bigfoot-type creatures, The Fouke Monster!
The Fouke Monster hit superstar status in the world of cryptids with the documentary style horror classic, The Legend of Boggy Creek. The film has went on to inspire generations of fans, curious minds and monster hunters. I can't even begin to tell you the impact that the film had on me! But the whole story had never been told. The film did a superb job with giving you just enough information to make you hungry for more.
Enter Lyle Blackburn.
The Beast of Boggy Creek is basically a biography of the legendary creature and of the sleepy town of Fouke (pronounced Fowk) Arkansas. What follows within these pages is one of the most interesting reads that I've had the pleasure to crack open in a long time. It's highly informative and covers pretty much anything and everything you could think of. There is even a breakdown of the Boggy Creek films in which the author carefully separates fact from fiction. He goes into detail of some of the earliest known reports, all the way up to some of the most recent.
This book is a true treasure for many people. If you are a fan of the movie, then this book is required! If you are interested in the field of cryptozoology, this book is required!Read more ›
But when I saw the cover of this book I was instantly transported to the darkened back seat of my dad's Chevy. I realized I'd never seen a book about the seminal 'real' monster of my youth. I bought the book and read it as I'd read books when I was young and the world was still capable of convincing me that men did not know everything and that there were still bizarre mysteries left to pursue. Afterward, the truth of why this book had not been written before now was clear: it was Lyle Blackburn's book to write, and always had been. In his hands, the chronicle of the phenomenon of the incidents around Fouke are written with a historian's respect for the fantastic encounters and the people who came forward to report them. Lyle's ability to gain the acceptance and trust of a community that probably just wanted to be left alone is a testament to the appreciation he has for the legacy of the Fouke Beast. And in truth, learning that there might still be creature's sloshing though the bogs and sloughs has stirred up a certain macabre curiosity that I haven't felt in a long time. Well done, Mr. Blackburn.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Heard about the story back in the 70s Saw the movie on the subjectPublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was a very thought-provoking, enjoyable book. A must read for die-hard Bigfoot fans! Stories and things to think about.Published 1 month ago by That Girl
I saw The Legend of Boggy Creek over 40 years ago. It frightened me then. It frightens me now. Sorry, I just HAD to! Anyway, when I saw this book was out I knew I had to get it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Randall M. Benton
Great book, but would have liked a few more monster encounters.Published 4 months ago by Anthony Harber
As a compendium to Smokey Crabtree's book "Smokey and the Fouke Monster," this book really helps fill in the gaps with information on the who, what, when, and where of the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bobandy
One of my favorite books! Lyle Blackburn has reached back into the past to bring the true story of
the Fouke Monster to us. Read more
A great read and wonderful research on my childhood bogeyman/bigfoot. Ever since I watched the movie I was hooked that bigfoot was real and starved for more info. Read morePublished 10 months ago by mathew j black