The Honey Island Swamp Monster

Right outside of New Orleans, Louisiana lays in wait a mysterious creature. The Honey Island Swamp Monster is a point of local lore that has apparently been spotted in the area.

The first "sighting" of this creature was in 1963. A retired air traffic controller and his friend were out in the swamp when they found a dead body of a boar. The boar's throat had been ripped out. It was also covered in grey hair that was not it's own. Before they knew it, the creature that had attacked the poor was right beside them.

He recalled, “It was like nothing I’d ever seen before. Ugly and sinister and looking like something out of a horror movie. It swung around and looked at us for a moment, then tore off into the swamp. I want you to know it scared the heck out of me!”

The amber-colored eyes and foul smell were more than enough to get these guys to run. It seemed like this was Bigfoot's cousin. Naturally, the story spread.

Some "tracks" have been recovered. They're about 10-12 inches long and have three to four toes. Native Americans also have legends of a creature called Letiche, and it's described very similarly. 

One local said that he sees it quite often but that it's "harmless."

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