Editor’s Note: This is a post by Bigfoot Evidence contributor Vicki W.
Since a few of the comments recently made mention of the Honey Island Swamp Monster, I thought it was an interesting story to explore. The legend and alleged video footage captured by air traffic controller Harlan Ford in Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp was featured on the popular series "In Search Of", hosted by Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame. The story was also featured on an episode of Syfy's "Fact or Faked", a television program following a team who investigate paranormal video uploads on sites such as Youtube, in addition to an episode of "Lost Tapes".
Harlan Ford and his friend Billy Mills, claim to have come face to face with a strange hair covered humanoid creature in 1963. In 1974, he claimed to have cast foot impressions of peculiar webbed tracks with four toes. It was not until his death in 1980 that a reel of Super 8 film was found among his possessions. The film showed an upright, shaggy haired creature as it made its way through the swamp. However, a boot with a four-toed foot glued to it was also discovered. This raised serious questions as to the authenticity of Ford's track castings, the film, and his eyewitness reports.
Harlan's granddaughter, Dana Holyfield put together a documentary and wrote a book about the experiences of her late grandfather. She stands behind her grandfather's claims. See the footage included in both "In Search of" and "Fact or Faked: Bayou Beast" and decide for yourself---was this a man in a ghillie suit or do you think it's the real deal?
Fact or Faked Documentary
In Search Of Episode