The Fouke Monster: The Southern Sasquatch of Arkansas
The Fouke Monster is a well-known cryptid around Fouke, Arkansas. Known by locals as the Fouke Monster, and by cryptozoologists as the Southern Sasquatch, it was first seen in the area in 1851. Most reported sightings are from the 1970s to present. It is known by locals for having an odor that is like the combination of a wet dog and a skunk.
The creature is often seen by hunters in the woods, running across the high ways or back roads, or even reaching through screen doors. It is often blamed for missing livestock and attacks on dogs.
A film published in 1972, The Legend of Boggy Creek, discusses Bobby Ford’s several encounters with the creature, as well as encounters by other residents of Fouke, Arkansas. As the docu-horror presents, he is known to travel along the Boggy Creek, and is often deep in the woods.