Beyond Boggy Creek: In Search of the Southern Sasquatch (英語) ペーパーバック – 2017/2/1
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Countless reports from credible individuals suggest that something shocking may be stalking the woods of the southern United States--something massive, bipedal, and covered in hair. Tales of these Southern Sasquatch creatures--such as the one made famous by the 1972 horror movie The Legend of Boggy Creek--date back to the very origins of Deep South history and are reported even today.
While Boggy Creek may be the most famous case, the infamous waterway is only the tip of a much broader mystery, one that spills into the surrounding states and beyond. From Arkansas and Oklahoma down to Texas, over to Florida and all the southern states in between, chilling accounts and compelling evidence indicate that a breed of these mysterious, man-like creatures has been successfully hiding in the shadowy foothills, piney woods, and murky swamplands of these areas.
Join acclaimed author and outdoorsman Lyle Blackburn as he traverses woods and waterways, delves into dusty archives, and interviews a host of credible eyewitnesses in search of one of the South's most enduring mysteries... the Southern Sasquatch
Lyle Blackburn's research and writing on the subject of Bigfoot has been widely recognized as some of the best in the field of cryptozoology. His previous books, including The Beast of Boggy Creek and Lizard Man, offer a balanced view of the subject while delivering gripping accounts of this real-life mystery.
Blackburn is a frequent guest on radio programs such as Coast to Coast AM, and has appeared on television shows including Monsters and Mysteries in America and Finding Bigfoot. Blackburn and his research have also been featured in the award-winning documentary film Boggy Creek Monster.
"Blackburn shows himself not only to be a first-rate researcher but a formidable writer."-- Fortean Times
"Blackburn shows himself not only to be a first-rate researcher but a formidable writer." - Fortean Times
In his latest work, Beyond Boggy Creek, Blackburn takes on the largely unknown phenomenon of the so called "Southern Sasquatch." Not nearly as famous as their Pacific Northwest counterpart, the southern cousin of the Sasquatch is no less interesting and in Blackburn's excellent hands, at least as fascinating. You will find numerous and well documented sightings from all over the southern United States both historic and recent sightings are highlighted and dissected. As some other reviewers have already noted, Blackburn does not believe every bump in the night or half-glimpsed shadow is a Bigfoot. He relates the stories and sightings in an entertaining and informative way and then lets the reader make up their own minds as to what, if anything, to believe.
All of Blackburn's books are well worth reading and Beyond Boggy Creek is tops amongst them. It's simply a "must read" for anyone interested in cryptozoology and the Bigfoot/Sasquatch phenomenon in particular. I highly recommend it!
Lyle explores a family tree of events and situations that are mostly about non-believers becoming believers (or even staying un-believers). At the Epicenter of this is Fouke Arkansas and the ‘Legend of the Boggy Creek Monster’. The superior, vivid imagination and words used present exciting and even scary incidents from Lyle’s own “situations” to mostly others’ sightings.
Concerning the credibility of this book and Lyle as an author… Lyle is the type to campout, explore, hike, and get out/talk to the people who had sightings and discuss them in the very locations of where these things happened. The veracity of what he is exploring is not just an overview of the Southern Sasquatch of the Southeastern United states, it is his own quest for his belief in the possibility that these creatures do exist.
The book is too good to put down while getting to the bottom of the mystery. The Southern Sasquatch is still an unproven creature, but Lyle describes good, well-thought out theories that cannot be ignored. There is an enjoyable list of Southern Sasquatch names at the end of the book. Can you name them all, or even come up with one not on the list? One can only imagine as we search and hear of sightings, that we lose a little information every day. Native American Cultures hold a vast knowledge base that has been tapped, but inevitably holds more secrets, names, and folklore that is steadily fading away with time.
This is a serious must read that, at times, serves as a reference guide to the Southeastern United States including Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Oklahoma, The Carolinas, and more… for the Creature generally known as the Southern Sasquatch.
As Lyle says about the phenomenon, “…Perhaps it will not only bring me closer to the nature we’re at risk of losing, but to the ultimate solution to the mystery of the Southern Sasquatch.”
(Monsters, Mysteries, and Mayhem)- April 2017
I would say 95% of these stories are fresh. I have not seen them on the web or in other books. Another great job, cant wait for another one.