Honey Island Swamp Monster

Near New Orleans, Louisiana, in the wild Honey Island Swamp, there lives—or so tradition has it—a swamp monster, a unique bipedal animal that leaves pointed three-toed footprints. Honey Island is a vast stand of bottom-land swamp sitting between the east and west Pearl Rivers. The Honey Island Swamp Monster achieved national notoriety when filmmaker Alan Landsburg and on-camera host Leonard Nimoy featured the creature on the 1970s series In Search of… In the 1980s, Loren Coleman interviewed locals with knowledge about the Honey Island Monster. One man told of past expeditions searching for them, and of finding their huge footprints. Another resident said he thought it looked generally like Bigfoot. However, most descriptions and tracks do not link the creature to Bigfoot.


The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters,Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature
Written by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark – Copyright 1999 Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark

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