This Ford Torino is one of the most interesting muscle cars I’ve seen yet. It was driven on the crazy Pikes Peak course, on what was at the time a dirt course. The car set a ton of records, and remains in original and unrestored condition. What made it especially interesting was the opportunity to chat with the man who set those records, Bobby Unser. He was every bit the cool-as-ice racing driver I was expecting, and had some great stories to share.
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When traveling through southwest Arkansas, we advise sticking to the main roads. Those brave enough to wander into the woods risk running into the nefarious Fouke Monster. Also called “the Southern Sasquatch,” sightings of the Fouke Monster date back to the 1940s, but arguably the most famous accounts occurred in the early ’70s. In 1971, Bobby Ford told police that he was attacked by a man-like creature standing over 2 meters (7 ft) tall with red eyes. Ford claimed that he’d spotted the beast only days before on a hunting trip, and decided to shoot at it with his buddies. It was on his porch and presumably seeking revenge.Before being treated at the hospital for minor injuries, Ford explained to the officers that he routinely spotted the monster on his property terrorizing his livestock, so they decided to investigate. The police failed to find any blood from a supposed wound inflicted by Ford, but they did find a strange set of tracks out in the woods, as well as scratches on Ford’s door. A reporter from the local paper thought enough of the incident to file a story, earning the attention of low-budget filmmakers, who turned the encounter into a clumsy horror movie that propelled the creature to national stardom. The movie spawned four sequels. The History Channel even got in on the action, sending its MonsterQuest team to investigate in 2009. In recent years, sightings have been sporadic. While the ’70s saw interest in the Fouke Monster peak—a local radio station even put out a bounty for its capture—the late ’90s was the last time the mysterious beast ever saw a resurgence in popularity. To further muddy the legend, independent researchers have argued that the tracks found by Ford and others were forgeries. Dr. Frank Schambagh, a professor at Southern Arkansas University, said that the tracks were man-made and that the anatomy of the Fouke Monster didn’t fit with the known species of primates. Either way, we’ll take our chances with the well-lit, paved areas of Fouke when passing through.
Fouke, Arkansas is a small town where not much happens. Except for the time a giant monster scared the living daylights out of everyone, of course. The Fouke Monster is a bipedal hominid similar to the classic Bigfoot, with a scarier twist.
The creature was said to be anywhere from 7-10 feet tall with shaggy, dark hair and a broad barrel chest. It looked much like any other Sasquatch type cryptid. It was also reported to have a hideous stench. It had three toes on each foot, and bright red eyes which does distinguish it as it’s own monster. Another distinguishing feature is it’s apparent high level of aggression towards humans.
The Fouke Monster was first reported to news outlets in the early 1970s, but sightings had been occurring since the 1960s. On May 1, 1971, the monster attacked the home of the Ford family. Elizabeth Ford claimed that a creature had reached through the screen window as she slept on her couch. The creature was chased away by her husband and brother-in-law, but it returned at midnight. That’s when it physically attacked Bobby Ford, throwing him to the ground. After Bobby was able to crawl away from the monster, he was admitted to the hospital for large scratches on his back and a mild case of shock.
The attack set off a media frenzy, and people attempted to hunt the monster down, but to no avail. Interest in the creature steadily dropped until the Fouke Monster was blamed for missing livestock and pets in 1978. The Fouke Monster is still occasionally spotted today, but doesn’t appear with as much regularity or with the same level of aggression.
The town’s terror has subsided, but interest in the creature has not. Several films have been made about the monster, and many TV shows such as Monsterquest have featured the creature. Nobody knows for sure what people on Fouke saw, but there are still people out there searching for answers. Whether we get those answers remains to be seen.