Bigfoot Bayou Boogie Birthday

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 30th, 2006

This past Saturday was my birthday. It was also the birthday of John A. Keel, a man who was very influential to me in regards to the field of cryptozoology.

John Keel

I read his book, Strange Creatures From Time And Space when I was 10 years old. I’ve never been the same since. I don’t know if that is good or bad, but it is a fact nonetheless.

Saturday morning, I went to Jefferson, TX to stay with my folks for the weekend. We ventured to Shreveport that night. We went to the Horseshoe Casino to listen to my good friend, Julieann Banks, play her farewell gig there at the Horseshoe. She is moving to Nashville to pursue her music career. As usual, she sang my special request, Shelter, by Maria McKee when she fronted the band Lone Justice.

Julieann Banks

What does this have to do with cryptozoology you ask? Well, other than sharing my birthday with John Keel, Julieann performed at last year’s Texas Bigfoot Conference. She wrote and performed a song especially for the event, the Bigfoot Bayou Boogie.

Bigfoot Bayou Boogie
by Julieann Banks

The Big Cypress Swamp Monster
Invites his friends down
For his yearly occasion
In Jefferson town

    He’s gonna teach all his friends
    A brand new dance, it’s called the Bayou Boogie
        The Bigfoot Bayou Boogie

Somewhere up in the Great North
Big ears are perking up
The Sasquatch gets the message
About the bayou stomp
    His winter coat stays at the house
    He gets his tail down south
        To the Bayou Boogie,
        The Bigfoot Bayou Boogie

The Lake Worth Monster
Cruises over from Dallas/Ft.Worth
Bright lights, Big Bigfoot
And he knows how to party!
    The trees don’t stand a chance
    When Lakie starts to dance
        To the Bayou Boogie,
        The Bigfoot Bayou Boogie

(Let’s show ’em how to do it!)
    Take a step to the left, Take a turn on the floor
    Raise your hands in the air and Hollah…owwww
    That’s doin the Bayou Boogie
    The Bigfoot Bayou Boogie

The Mo Mo Monster
He’s from the show me state
He’s always heard the rumors
Wants to see if for himself
    He hears those joyful strains
    As he’s steppin off the train
        Of the Bayou Boogie,
        The Bigfoot Bayou Boogie

Now the Arkansas Fouke Monster
Is a big Movie Star
He shows up in his limo
With wild boar bodyguards
    No paparazzi please
    He just wants to ease
        Into the Bayou Boogie,
        The Bigfoot Bayou Boogie

The Honey Island Swamp Monster
Hails from New Orleans
But he’s been hangin in East Texas
Since the hurricanes
    Round about midnite
    Someone hears him boast
    I’ve seen Katrina and Rita
    But they didn’t come close
        To this Bayou Boogie,
        The Bigfoot Bayou Boogie

(Let’s all do it!)
    Take a step to the left, Take a turn on the floor
    Raise your hands in the air and Hollah…owwww
    That’s doin the Bayou Boogie
    The Bigfoot Bayou Boogie
(One more time…end on howl)

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

12 Responses to “Bigfoot Bayou Boogie Birthday”

  1. Ole Bub responds:

    Happy Belated Birthday….Bayou Wooly Booger Bubba…

    Ole bub’s lost a pile of money at those hold em tables….maybe I should have listened to the Bigfoot Bayou Boogie instead….thanks for everything…. you fine folks do….

    all the best…

    ole bub

  2. Tube responds:

    My own history with regards Keel’s book is very similar to Craig’s, having read my mother’s copy when I was about 9. I was particularly frightened and confused by chapter 15 entitled “The Bedroom Invaders”. That, coupled with the description of the Ape Canyon incident in John Green’s book On the Track of the Sasquatch, created much fear and fascination for me as a child, and led to a lifelong interest in these things.

  3. Autumnbelle responds:

    Kind of interesting how often people who are interested in related fields or topics share a birthday. Might lend some credibility to horoscopes, etc. Of course, I hope that’s not always the case, because I share a birthday with Saddam Hussein. Glad you got John Keel!

    That song is great, though. We’ll have to figure out a way to have it play on your fansite! Have to do it before she becomes really famous and charges out the wazoo for the rights!

  4. Craig Woolheater responds:

    Actually, Julieann gave me the rights to the song. She wanted to record it for me, but studio time is so expensive. We did get video at the Conference last year. I need to check with Rick Noll about getting me a copy of the song on video.

  5. Mike Smith responds:

    Happy Birthday Craig, may you have many more.

  6. Sasquatchery responds:

    Happy Birthday Craig! May you have many more.


  7. fuzzy responds:

    Now THERE’S a visual for ya ~
    all those creatures out there on the dance floor, doin the Boogie!

    I bought John Keel’s book waaaay back in the early 70s… Chapter One’s Title, “A World Filled With Ambling Nightmares”, says it all, and I was hooked!

    “They” say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but Keel’s Book and BOTH editions of Loren’s “Mysterious America” were irresistable to me, as were many others of the genre.

    Oh, and Happy Happy, Craig.

  8. Lesley responds:

    Happy Birthday Craig! Hope it was great!

  9. Lee Murphy responds:

    Did you enjoy your Marilyn Monroe birthday serenade, Booger?

  10. mike2k1 responds:

    Happy Belated Birthday Craig!!

    I read Keel’s book when I was a kid. I need to dig it out and reread it. Thanks for reminding us of it.

  11. Loren Coleman responds:

    Happy Birthday Craig! May you have many more.

    But, I see you have not answered the obvious and important question that comes to mind: Since Keel’s book was the hook that got you involved in this field, when you were ten, at what age were you when you discovered you shared the same birthday?

    Thank you Fuzzy for the MA books comment….

  12. Mnynames responds:

    Here’s some other reasons to mark March 26th-

    Jeshua Ben Joseph (Jesus Christ) crucified, according to the oldest accounts, 33.
    Sounds of explosions like that of cannons heard on the Isle of Melida in the Adriatic. They will be heard, sometimes 30, 40, or even several hundred times a day, until April 19, 1822.
    Joseph Smith publishes The Book of Mormon, claiming to have derived it from golden plates written in “Reformed Egyptian” he had discovered with the aid of the angel Moroni. He claims to have translated them with the aid of “Urim and Thummim”, 2 stones through which he had viewed the writings, 1830.
    Dr. Lescarbault, an amateur astronomer, observes an unknown planet-sized object transit the Sun, which is soon dubbed Vulcan by Professor Urbain Leverrier, a mathematician whose calculations led him to suspect an intra-Mercurial planet, 1859.
    Astronomers Hind and Denning observe an unknown planet-sized body transit the Sun, 1873.
    Astronomer Williams observes nearly 1000 bright streaks and spots of light on the Moon in the area of Mare Crisium (Sea of Crisis). Indeed, the region seems “one mass of lights, streaks, and spots”, 1882.
    Mythologist Joseph Campbell born, 1904.
    A bright light is seen on the moon near the crater Picard, 1909.
    Actor/Director Leonard Nimoy born, 1931.
    An elderly couple witnesses a ghost at the corner of Route 46 and Intervale Road in Parsippany, New Jersey, near the site where a haunted mansion once stood, 2000.

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