Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Monstrous Anniversary

The Anomalist highlights the 40th anniversary of the controversial Goat-Man saga of Lake Worth, Texas - situated only a few miles from where I'm sitting and typing this right now! Of course, the case is filled with tales of hoaxing, mistaken identity, and claims that the events were all-too-real. Will we ever know the truth? I doubt it; but here's the latest anyway:

"Couples Say They Saw a Lake Worth Monster 40 Years Ago Star-Telegram. Tales of the Goat Man, pretty much dormant for forty years, are being revived around Fort Worth, TX, as reporter Chris Vaughn resurrects the archives of the 1969 reports of a 7-foot-tall hairy, scaly, goatlike creature spotted near the west fork of the Trinity River as it enters Lake Worth. With an alleged 1969 photo of the 'creature.' Were mischievous high schoolers hoodwinking the citizenry of Tarrant County in the summer of 1969?"


cryptidsrus said...

Would pranksters have thrown tires and objects at witnesses like the Lake Worth Monster allegedly did 40years ago? I very much doubt it, Nick. But that is MY opinion, of course.
Good recap of the story and good post.

Nick Redfern said...


It's definitely a weird story, and with lots of different angles, which is why I think it has both believers and disbelievers. But it's definitely an interesting incident.