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 ...
That’s not a goat-man, that’s a Mugatu with its back turned.
If it's fishy we gotta report it to the white house snitch email box!
Thank you, as always, for the ping.
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.
That’s really cool. : )
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.
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