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Honey Island Swamp Monster
Swamp-creature
Illustration of the Honey Island Swamp Monster.
Cryptid Information
AKA N/A
Year First Seen 1974
Biological Class Mammal
Authenticity Status Presumed Authentic
Location Honey Island Swamp, Louisiana
According to legend, a terrifying monster lurks deep in the untamed wilds of Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp, less than an hour from New Orleans. Standing over 7 feet tall and weighing between 400 and 500 pounds, the Honey Island Swamp Monster is said to be covered in a thick coat of matted gray or brown hair.

It's yellow eyes are seemingly reptilian, and the smell it emits has been called the stench of death. This primitive creature has long been blamed for the deaths of livestock and the mysterious disappearances of children in adjacent areas.

Although stories of the Honey Island Swamp Monster have been circulating for close to 100 years, the first alleged evidence was reported in 1974 by two Louisiana hunters, Harlan Ford and Ray Mills.

The two men claimed to have found a four-toed footprint left by the beast next to the carcass of a slaughtered wild boar. After discovering the footprint, Ford returned to the swamp with video camera in hand.

His grainy film captures a shadowy figure that appears to be a hairy beast walking upright, weaving quickly in and out of trees in the dense swamp.

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