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Old 01-25-2020, 07:43 PM
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I remember as a kid having the crap scared out of me by "The Legend of Boggy Creek." This was supposedly based on a Bigfoot-type creature who roamed the bottomlands of Fouke, Arkansas in the 1960s and 1970s.

Anyway, it's a great late night turn the lights down low type of movie. Has there been any recent activity of this creature? What do folks think became of the Fouke Monster?
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:14 PM
 
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It is still reported, but I dont think they call it by that specific name anymore, pretty much, 'Bigfoot' is used in general.
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Old 01-26-2020, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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If one goes to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fouke_...ption_and_hoax) and down to their section of Reception and hoax; there were a lot of skeptics of the accounts. Perhaps Fouke Arkansas should be pronounced Fāke Arkansas?
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:52 AM
 
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These days everything is just lumped into a generic "bigfoot" sighting/encounter.
Except Florida, the "skunk ape" tag is still pretty popular.
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:03 AM
 
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Smokey Crabtree is the one that the movie was about and his family.
Smokey suffered greatly for that incident. People threatened him at his gate demanding to come on the property.Etc

The BF is most likely still around. Most of this trouble by a BF is from a young male.
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:14 AM
 
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Smokey Crabtree is the one that the movie was about and his family.
Smokey suffered greatly for that incident. People threatened him at his gate demanding to come on the property.Etc

The BF is most likely still around. Most of this trouble by a BF is from a young male.
From the Wikipedia article I posted:

"One month after the Ford sighting, Southern State College (currently known as Southern Arkansas University) archaeologist Frank Schambach determined that "There is a 99 percent chance the tracks are a hoax."
According to Schambach, the tracks could not be from a species of ape, as claimed by witnesses, because they were from a three-toed creature, whereas all primates, including hominids, have had five toes."

That link also goes on to state that both the Mayor and the Sheriff agreed that the tracks were man made. The Sheriff's Chief Deputy also said he did not believe the animal existed.

So how do we go from no tangible evidence (all evidence is anecdotal) to it was a young male? You are asking for a big leap of faith. It is a known truth that people do lie.
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:57 PM
 
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It is very common in the midwest. deep south and midsouth for some of these creatures to have 3 toes. For quite a while Meldrum refused to accept casts sent to him as proof. He knows says there is three-toed BF out there.
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Old 01-26-2020, 05:13 PM
 
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I remember as a kid having the crap scared out of me by "The Legend of Boggy Creek." This was supposedly based on a Bigfoot-type creature who roamed the bottomlands of Fouke, Arkansas in the 1960s and 1970s.
Ha! Me too. We had a bathrooom with a window very similar to the one the creature in the movie reached through. For years, I was scared to go to the bathroom at night. I need to find this movie and watch it now. Somehow I don't think it aged well.

Not to get off track, but speaking of movies that didn't age well, Billy Jack was another huge hit movie that came out around that time that for some reason stuck with me as a kid. I was too young to understand the rape scene at the time, I guess. I re-watched it not long ago and man, was it bad. Just horrible. Probably should have been rated R for the rape scene but I think it was PG when it came out.
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:49 PM
 
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Ha! Me too. We had a bathrooom with a window very similar to the one the creature in the movie reached through. For years, I was scared to go to the bathroom at night. I need to find this movie and watch it now. Somehow I don't think it aged well.

Not to get off track, but speaking of movies that didn't age well, Billy Jack was another huge hit movie that came out around that time that for some reason stuck with me as a kid. I was too young to understand the rape scene at the time, I guess. I re-watched it not long ago and man, was it bad. Just horrible. Probably should have been rated R for the rape scene but I think it was PG when it came out.
I watched the legend of boggy creek on MST3K not long ago, its hilarious if you have never seen it, the bigfoot and son in the movie are fairly well done though, the suit and facial make up look pretty good for such a low budget movie.


The writer, director and producer was the main character, an tim was played by his real life son.
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:26 AM
 
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Saw that movie on MST3K also.Haven't heard much of it in years.
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