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Couples say they saw a Lake Worth monster 40 years ago[Goat Man]
Star Telegram ^ | 30 July 2009 | CHRIS VAUGHN

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 — hasn’t 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 it’s 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.

Spreading terror

On the afternoon of July 10 that year, the Star-Telegram’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bigfoot; cryptobiology; goatman; monster; morerealthanobama; texas
Lake Worth monster
1 posted on 08/06/2009 10:52:34 AM PDT by BGHater
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To: BGHater; Slings and Arrows
That was no goat, that was Al Franken.


2 posted on 08/06/2009 10:55:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: BGHater

“hairy, scaly 7-foot man-goat-beast”

Waxman?


3 posted on 08/06/2009 10:57:31 AM PDT by Batman11 (Chicago, Land of Lincoln who freed the slaves and Land of Obama who enslaved the free.)
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To: Batman11

No mention of ears.


4 posted on 08/06/2009 10:58:56 AM PDT by BGHater (Insanity is voting for Republicans and expecting Conservatism.)
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To: BGHater

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”


5 posted on 08/06/2009 11:01:07 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: DogBarkTree

Art Bell’s successor has been bringing up Mothman stories for awhile now. Not sure if there is any relation.


6 posted on 08/06/2009 11:06:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: BGHater

It looks like the back of a beaver sitting up on its hind legs.


7 posted on 08/06/2009 11:07:27 AM PDT by Concho ( No Birth Certificate-No Census!)
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To: BGHater; Revolting cat!

"I am the goatman, a-how-how-how-how..."

8 posted on 08/06/2009 11:08:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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9 posted on 08/06/2009 11:08:13 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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10 posted on 08/06/2009 11:08:20 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: evets

Nice Michelle Obama gif.


11 posted on 08/06/2009 11:12:09 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: a fool in paradise
Time for the "Goat Identification Guide":


12 posted on 08/06/2009 11:18:46 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away..............)
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To: evets
Wow, what a gif. To be able to watch that still extraordinary footage in an infinite loop like that is amazing.

42 years ago and it remains completely unexplained.


13 posted on 08/06/2009 11:20:37 AM PDT by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: DogBarkTree
ACK!

14 posted on 08/06/2009 11:22:33 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: BGHater

El Chupacabre!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 08/06/2009 11:31:00 AM PDT by GulfBreeze (Palin 2012 - For The Change You Wanted!!!)
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To: xsrdx

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.


16 posted on 08/06/2009 11:41:03 AM PDT by enraged
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17 posted on 08/06/2009 11:58:50 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: enraged
she was in the suit

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.

18 posted on 08/06/2009 12:28:32 PM PDT by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: dragonblustar
Alec Baldwin making like Michael Moore

19 posted on 08/06/2009 1:50:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: BGHater

I saw him yesterday at Riscky’s bbq...after my 5th margaurita.


20 posted on 08/06/2009 1:53:15 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (This tagline has been shutdown due to lack of funds.)
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To: SoDak; Justice Department; chae; chargers fan; NellieMae; Rocketwolf68; NCBraveheart; ...
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21 posted on 08/07/2009 6:24:29 AM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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Thanks, Dragonblustar.

22 posted on 08/07/2009 6:24:39 AM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: BGHater

That’s not a goat-man, that’s a Mugatu with its back turned.


23 posted on 08/07/2009 6:28:59 AM PDT by Sloth (Irony: Freepers who call Ron Paul a "nut" but swallow all the birth certificate conspiracy crap.)
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To: BGHater
On the afternoon of July 10 that year, the Star-Telegram’s front page carried a headline above the fold — "Fishy Man-Goat Terrifies Couples Parked at Lake Worth."

If it's fishy we gotta report it to the white house snitch email box!

24 posted on 08/07/2009 6:51:20 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: dragonblustar

Thank you, as always, for the ping.


25 posted on 08/07/2009 8:32:02 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Lo' `al-halechem levaddo yichyeh ha'adam, ki `al-kol-motza' Fi-HaShem yichyeh ha'adam.)
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To: xsrdx
I check in on BigFoot Forums occaisionally. A creature suit designer from those days is posting his analysis of the film. It makes a fascinating read. In short, an absolute genius designer might be able to fake some parts of it, but the seamless head turn is almost impossible with a suit. Take a read for yourselves http://www.bigfootforums.com/index.php?showforum=35
26 posted on 08/07/2009 9:31:14 AM PDT by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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To: dragonblustar

thanks for the ping. My 14 year-old son wants to be a cryptid hunter, and he lovs it when I get pinged on this list.


27 posted on 08/07/2009 1:46:41 PM PDT by chae (I am karmic retribution)
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To: chae

That’s really cool. : )


28 posted on 08/07/2009 3:15:48 PM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: chae

Iirc, it wasn’t all that long ago that mountain gorillas were considered myth, and the platypus of Australia was “known” to be a fake.


29 posted on 08/07/2009 8:30:42 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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