Skip to comments.Couples say they saw a Lake Worth monster 40 years ago[Goat Man]
Posted on 08/06/2009 10:52:33 AM PDT by BGHater
Greer Island, a small patch of land close to where the West Fork of the Trinity River flows into Lake Worth, is heavily shaded by tall oaks, cedar elms and cottonwoods.
One of the quietest spots in Fort Worth, the island is home to egrets and owls, perhaps an alligator or two.
And maybe, just maybe, the Lake Worth Monster.
The Lake Worth Monster aka Goat-Man hasnt been seen regularly at the Fort Worth Nature Center since a very memorable summer 40 years ago when all of Texas seemed to buzz with the news that a hairy, scaly 7-foot man-goat-beast was terrorizing the good citizens of Tarrant County.
"Every so often, it will come up in conversation," said Suzanne Tuttle, manager of the Nature Center. "Somebody will say, 'I remember when that happened. "
Perhaps the monster moved on to less-populated environs, and maybe its dead by now, his bones to be discovered decades later by a lucky anthropologist.
Or, as more people actually suspect, the monster was really several creatures, all hoaxes carried out by enterprising and opportunistic mischief-makers from Brewer, Castleberry or North Side high school.
No one is exactly sure.
Mystery still cloaks the legend of the Lake Worth Monster and his tire-chucking, hair-raising appearance in July 1969.
On the afternoon of July 10 that year, the Star-Telegrams front page carried a headline above the fold "Fishy Man-Goat Terrifies Couples Parked at Lake Worth."
Reporter Jim Marrs broke the story to the world.
Is this the Lake Worth Monster? A note on the back of this 2x3 print reads, "An actual pic made of the Lake Worth Monster at Lake Worth. ... 19 Nov., 1969 at 1:35 a.m."
(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...
“hairy, scaly 7-foot man-goat-beast”
No mention of ears.
Comment on the source page: “ cw9745 wrote on 7/30/2009 10:55:49 PM:
The Lake Worth monster was a gentleman I worked with for many years at General Dynamics/ Lockheed Martin named Randy Reynolds. Randy was about 6 ft.8 and weighed about 350 or so. He told me that it began as a halloween prank to scare the follks in a “lover’s lane” area near Greer Island. Randy played football for Lake Worth High in the sixties, and was a man of his word. I have no doubt he told the truth when he relayed this tale to me. Randy passed away about two years ago, so no doubt the truth went to the grave with him.
Charlie Wilson, Arlington Texas”
Art Bell’s successor has been bringing up Mothman stories for awhile now. Not sure if there is any relation.
It looks like the back of a beaver sitting up on its hind legs.
"I am the goatman, a-how-how-how-how..."
Nice Michelle Obama gif.
42 years ago and it remains completely unexplained.
I heard the wife of the guy that shot the movie claim she was in the suit and wanted him to hurry up because she was worried someone would shoot her.
Hadn't heard that, although there are plenty of hoax theories out there.
If that was a chick in that "suit", she did a wicked good impression of an 800lb 7ft biped with a thick neck. The stride/gait alone is astounding to watch.
Plenty have tried and failed to fake that sequence, without much success.
I saw him yesterday at Riscky’s bbq...after my 5th margaurita.
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