Only a quick drive from New Orleans, Louisiana are many acres of swamp land deep within the Honey Island Swamp which are mentioned to be as uncorrupted, primitive, and untouched by man as wherever in America.
It’s for this very cause that some say it might truly be potential for a creature to stay in these components and go unnoticed by people…nicely virtually unnoticed.
The primary documented sighting of the mysterious creature on this space befell in early August of 1963. Harlan Ford, a retired air site visitors controller, and his pal Billy Mills got here house from the swamp with an unbelievable story.
The pair of veteran hunters claimed that whereas out within the swamps they got here throughout a big creature standing over the physique of a lifeless boar. The unusual creature had apparently ripped the boar’s throat fully out.
Harlan described the creature as being coated in dingy gray hair, with longer hair hanging from its head. The 2 estimated the creature weighed near 400 kilos and stood about 7 toes tall.
The creature’s huge dimension and hair was horrifying sufficient, however the amber coloured eyes and horrible stench that reeked from the creature had been the 2 issues that caught in Harlan and Billy’s thoughts from this unbelievable encounter.
Again at house Harlan informed his household concerning the encounter, he mentioned, “It was like nothing I’d ever seen earlier than. Ugly and sinister and looking out like one thing out of a horror film. It swung round and checked out us for a second, then tore off into the swamp. I need you to realize it scared the heck out of me!”
From Harlan’s description, the monster is seven toes tall. Its legs are slender however its chest and shoulders had been big and it had lengthy grayish hair on its head and quick dingy grey hair on its physique.
It additionally had uncommon eyes, Harlan mentioned, “They had been very giant and amber coloured and regarded exhausting at us earlier than operating off.” Harlan was an trustworthy man and didn’t care if folks believed him or not.
Whereas information of this story unfold like wildfire, the locals knew that tales of this ferocious creature return lots of of years. The Native People of the realm known as the creature Letiche, and described it as meat consuming, human-like creature that lived within the water and on the land.
The Indians from this space believed that the swamp monster was as soon as an deserted youngster who was raised by alligators within the deep darkish areas of the swamp. Cajuns known as the creature Loup Carou, which some say means werewolf.
Some researchers imagine that the Honey Island Swamp Monster is said to Bigfoot. Whereas the physique dimension and outline may be very comparable, the tracks present in and round Honey Island Swamp don’t resemble tracks collected within the Pacific North West.
They’re 4 and generally 3 toed, very like tracks found in southeastern Texas and components of Florida. Casts made by Harland Ford are about ten to 12 inches lengthy, and have three lengthy skinny toes set subsequent to one another and a fourth set again on the within, somewhat like a thumb.
Ted Williams lived on the bayou most of his life. He was a trapper and labored on the swampland each day. Ted claimed to have seen the creature many instances, and he knew there was extra than simply one in all them.
He mentioned, “I may have killed them, however I didn’t trigger they didn’t appear to wish to hurt me. I’d see them swimming the river and get out on the financial institution then dissappear within the swamp.”
In the future whereas fishing one crossed the river and walked proper previous him. In the future Ted took his boat deep within the swamp to set trout strains. He was by no means seen once more. Nobody has ever discovered him or his boat.
At the moment, the creature continues to be presupposed to inhabit the swamp and the bayous alongside the Peal River. Native lore tells of a prepare crash that occurred close to the swamp within the early twentieth century through which a touring circus misplaced chimpanzees who tailored to the surroundings and provide a possible rationalization as to the creature’s origins.