Published: 11:24 AM 12/2/2011
The creature is described as bipedal, seven feet (2.2 metres) tall, with gray hair and red eyes. The creature is accompanied by a disgusting smell. Footprints supposedly left by the creature have four webbed toes.
The first claimed sighting was in 1963 by Harlan Ford, a retired Air traffic controller who had taken up wildlife photography.
After his death in 1980, a reel of Super 8 film showing the creature was allegedly found among his belongings.
In 1974 the monster gained national fame after Ford and his friend Billy Mills claimed to have found unusual footprints in the area, as well as the body of a wild boar whose throat had been gashed.
Ford continued to hunt for the creature for the next six years.
Another sighting happened recently, though not in Honey Island. A bizarre creature was spotted in the Bayou area, when a man and his family were camping; when he woke up his camera was destroyed but his SD card wasn't, which caught the monster on tape.
The image was later proved as a hoax several times because two different versions of the same image had a different date on it.
Fact or Faked Looks at the Lengend
Original clip of the monster was taken by Harlan Ford.
The team interviewed Ford's granddaughter Dana, and also an eyewitness
to the monster, David Shutte, who lives on a houseboat on the Louisiana bayou.
Since the original footage was taken on Super 8, we know that the film
was taken after 1965, when the cameras were first introduced.
The investigative team closely reproduced the creature in the film using a camouflage suit, and during a
nightime investigation, they recorded a strange scream.
In their final analysis, some of the team members felt that the original Ford film
could have easily been hoaxed, but considering many other eyewitness account, there is a good possibility that the monster may, in fact, exist.