Skip to comments.Bigfoot kin may have made tracks for sunny Arizona
Posted on 04/12/2009 9:44:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono
When I was a kid in Phoenix in the early '60s, I spent a week every summer at a Boy Scout camp east of Pine, just below the Mogollon Rim. Sometimes late at night, around a campfire, the older scouts would regale us with tales of attacks on ranchers and campers by the "Mogollon Monster." Has anyone claimed to have seen hairy ape-men in Arizona recently?
The Mogollon Monster is Arizona's version of Bigfoot. It supposedly lives, as you may have guessed, along the Mogollon Rim, although it has allegedly been spotted around Prescott and in the Grand Canyon. It seems to be a shy thing, but every now and then, it tears up a campsite or takes the campers' food.
Don Davis, a cryptozoology investigator who died in 2002, claimed that he encountered the monster at a Boy Scout camp near Payso in the 1940s. He reported:
The creature was huge. Its eyes were deep set and hard to see, but they seemed expressionless. His face seemed pretty much devoid of hair, but there seemed to be hair along the sides of his face. His chest, shoulders and arms were massive, especially the upper arms; easily upwards of 6 inches in diameter, perhaps much, much more. I could see he was pretty hairy, but didn't observe really how thick the body hair was. The face/head was very square; square sides and squared-up chin, like a box."
At www.mogollon monster.com, you can see pictures of Mogollon Monster poop and caves, watch some videos, find links to other MM sites and read an account from a woman who said she saw the creature last Christmas near Springerville. She described it as hairy, black and about 8 feet tall.
Sounds like a black bear to me. ...when standing on its hind legs.
Whoa I’ve seen that hairy dude! A couple of years ago, I was out collecting and sampling peyote when I saw that creature fly in, walk around, do a few cartwheels and then fly off into the pink and yellow polka dotted sky
And Next On Coast to Coast AM....
I blew up that photo to see what that was behind M&M in the background.
Was it Zane Grey who wrote a story featuring rhe Mogollon Monster back in the teens or ‘20s?
No, it’s was a Rim Country visit by the former Governor Janet Napolitano.
Dude - the Mogollon Monster has been the subject of many campfire tales in the Rim Country. I first heard them at a Baptist Church Camp where I worked as a teenager in the early 70s.
Near as I can tell, there ain’t no such thing. Our version of the story had the monster grabbing young Boy Scouts out of their sleeping bags at Camp Roosevelt; he would decapitate them and hang their corpses from low-hanging tree limbs.
i went to the website. do you think that these people are really serious?
considering all that has happened this past year which i thought i never would see happen: voter fraud, socialism, bailouts, republicans pretending to be democrats, etc., i have no idea if they are or not.
wow, that’s disgusting. we didn’t have any of those kind of stories at girl scout camp.
Well now, ain’t never said there aren’t dangerous bears up there...!
In fact, the spot where I got my elk last year also sees quite a bit of bear activity. My buddy strongly suggested I carry a back-up just in case.
And these were church counselors telling the tales, to boot!
IIRC, the Girl Scouts also had a camp up under the rim. You could travel the high line road to get back and forth between them.
I suspect the legend of the Mogollon Monster was told as a way to keep the boys from going to the girls’ camp at night.
sounds logical, it sure is pretty under the rim with the water that seeps through the limestone. very lush.
i went to the camp in prescott. no bigfoots there.
the large scary thing was the outhouse. i was always afraid that i would fall in and never come out.
Real Life Cookie Monster Robs Girl Scouts!
So they really do exist. Amazingly ugly creatures.
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