Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Phantom of Boggy Hollow

Parents knew better than to allow their children to go anywhere near the old Simms place. Not that they easily could, it being overrun with briars and stinging nettle and being home to countless snakes and spiders and bats and bees. Far worse, however, behind and below the collapsed cabin were the brackish waters of Boggy Hollow. In those inky black depths lived a most foul and awful creature, a creature known to swallow swimmers whole only to spit them out and chew them up again. A creature that could crawl out of the swamp on any moonless night and keep the entire county awake with its mournful caterwauling. A creature seen only by a few but heard by many and known to all. To be feared and avoided at all costs was the Phantom of Boggy Hollow.


Tim said...

Boggy Hollow? Wasn't there a movie called The Legend of Boggy Hollow in the early 70's about some bigfoot creature in Arkansas? I saw that when I was about 12 years old and wouldn't go back into the woods for about a month!

Al E. Yus said...

Glad you asked. There was such a movie. It was called 'The Legend of Boggy Creek' and it was about a critter known hereabouts as the Fouke Monster. He's kind of a southwest Arkansas Bigfoot and he's been spotted many timesover the years. Never really hurt anybody other than a chicken or two. My monster and that monster are not related, although my monster is distantly related (third cousin, twice removed) to the Creature from the Black Lagoon.