Nov 22

Watch: The Beast of Fouke County Arkansas

It’s Sunday and I am sick so I am enjoying some Sasquatch video’s today. The Fouke Beast, also known as the Southern Sasquatch, is a legendary cryptid reported near the town of Fouke in Miller County, Arkansas, during the early 1970s. The creature was accused of attacking a local family. Initial sightings of the creature were concentrated in the Jonesville/Boggy Creek area, where it was blamed for the destruction of local livestock. Later, sightings were made several hundred miles to the north and the east of Fouke.

The creature was named by journalist Jim Powell, who reported on it for the Texarkana Gazette and the Texarkana Daily News.

Various reports between 1971 and 1974 described the creature as being a large hominid-like creature covered in long dark hair, which was estimated to be about 7 feet (2 m) tall with a weight of 250–300 pounds (110–140 kg). Witnesses said that its chest was about 3 feet (1 m) wide. Later reports, published during the early 1980s, claimed that it was far larger, with one report describing it as 10 feet (3 m) tall, with an estimated weight of 800 pounds (360 kg).

Some accounts describe the Fouke Monster as running swiftly with a galloping gait and swinging its arms in a fashion similar to a monkey. Reports also describe it as having a terrible odor, the odor being described as a combination of a skunk and a wet dog, and as having bright red eyes about the size of silver dollars.

A variety of tracks and claw marks have been discovered which are claimed to belong to the creature. One set of foot prints reportedly measured 17 inches (43 cm) in length and 7 inches (18 cm) wide, while another appeared to show that the creature only had three toes.

The Fouke Monster was also covered by the state desk headed by Norman L. Richardson of the Shreveport Times. It has been the subject of several films and a number of books.

According to Schambach, the tracks could not be from a species of ape, or apeman, as claimed by witnesses, because they were from a three-toed creature, whereas all primates and hominids have had five toes. In addition to the number of toes, Schambach cited several other anomalies as part of his conclusion: the region had no history of primate activity, ruling out the possibility of the creature being the remnants of an indigenous species; all primates are completely diurnal, the Fouke Monster appeared to be partially nocturnal.



9 Responses to “Watch: The Beast of Fouke County Arkansas”

  1. Rich A

    Hey there was just a sighting here in my hometown!! Ok it was on the cover of Newsweek. Yeah The whole issue is dedicated to our furry friend. I think it was Newsweek. Big surprise there on the magazine stand.

  2. Robert W

    Hope you feel better Wes- holiday will give you some time to rest…

    Hot tea, lemon, honey and some whiskey in front of a hot fire will do the trick….

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

  3. Brian C

    I find these “in the field” shows really frustrating and annoying. Monster Quest is not as bad as some of the other ones, but they’re all the same in that findings are always inconclusive (at best).

  4. Christopher c

    Thank you Wes ,I was just looking at Squatchy places on google earth and when I was goofing off I found a neat monster market in Fouke last night so I put it up on the forum, I hope you are feeling better brother and I want to thank you for keeping things going.

  5. Rob C

    Monsterquest was the absolute best program ever dealing with Bigfoot and other cryptids. It lent a whole other side of credibility with the scientific approach it took. I also credit it with the resurgent interest in the topic. Damn good show!!

  6. JOHN E


  7. Janetta V

    I always loved Monster Quest couldn’t wait for it to come on. Very authentic, and thank you Wes for putting it here. Hope you feel better in time for turkey day, and all the things we truly have to be grateful for. Janetta

Leave a Reply

Jul 13

Watch: The Beast of Fouke County Arkansas

Bigfoot Evidence posted this and this is one of my episodes of Monster Quest, they travel to the historic bigfoot town of Fouke, Arkansas, in search of the legendary Fouke Monster.

5 Responses to “Watch: The Beast of Fouke County Arkansas”

Leave a Reply